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    Socialising is a problem for kindergarten pupils, poll says

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Pupils in kindergarten aren't developing social skills, council poll suggests Children 'find it hard to get along with peers' Three-quarters of parents believe their kindergarten children are struggling to get on with their peers, a survey found, prompting calls for the government to do more to help young children's development. ...

  2. Ban on entry fees for kindergartens

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing is banning kindergartens from charging admission fees and additional charges for special interest classes in its latest bid to crack down on overcharging. A joint statement by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance said kindergartens would be prohibited from collecting ...

  3. In a class of her own

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Keeva Mak is no stranger to music- she has been performing since kindergarten and she is ready for fame ...

  4. Kindergarten tweaks plan for relocation

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Jennifer Cheng Facing the threat of a shutdown by its landlord and hurdles in its efforts to move, a Kowloon Tong kindergarten is taking another crack at getting official approval for a relocation to nearby Essex Crescent. A person who has been assisting York English Primary School & Kindergarten said the school plans to resubmit a plan this week with tweaks ...

  5. Kindergarten 'starved' children

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer Six kindergarten children were only given a single apple and an egg a day to share at a private school run by a Hong Kong woman in Zhuhai, Guangdong, before angry former ... said police detained Mok Bo-chu, 50, who ran the Zhuhai Creative Arts Kindergarten last Thursday. The Hongkonger is suspected of embezzling children's food expenses, insurance premiums ...

  6. Kindergartens forced to shut down

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Thousands of kindergarten pupils from migrant families in Beijing's Daxing district are being forced out of schools that have been ordered to close in a crackdown on 'illegal business operations'. At the Fenglong Kindergarten in Xizhuan village in the town of Huangcun, dozens of parents were picking up their children's sheets and quilts on Thursday ...

  7. Kindergartens get competitive

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Li Parents in Hong Kong are raising their expectations of kindergartens, with a growing number seeking bilingual classes and preschools that can help their child pass interview ... on this criteria.' Kindergartens are responding to tougher primary school admission requirements in a number of ways, including the offer of dual-language programmes, starting at a younger age, adapting ...

  8. Children's safety top priority for leaders

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the security tsar hosting a high-level meeting yesterday to discuss preventive measures. Zhou Yongkang told the meeting that the recent spate of violent attacks in schools and kindergartens, dating ... to have experienced social injustice or misadventures before resorting to violent attacks on schools. More funding would be allotted to schools and kindergartens to step up security and school ...

  9. HK kindergartens too close to main roads

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung About 47 per cent of 949 kindergartens and nurseries in Hong Kong are too close to main roads, exposing their pupils to a relatively high risk of asthma from traffic-related pollution, said Friends of the Earth. The group said the kindergartens were within 150 metres of a main road with heavy traffic- too close for schools, according to California studies- and urged ...

  10. ESF to create more kindergarten places as demand soars

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The English Schools Foundation plans to almost double the number of kindergarten places in the next few years, to meet growing demand from parents who want to send their children to English-language schools. Places for the next academic year at the foundation's kindergartens, primary and secondary schools are all oversubscribed. It plans to increase the number ...




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