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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Ninety per cent of parent support subsidised kindergarten: survey

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 09:29pm by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com More than 90 per cent of pre-primary parents support full government subsidisation of kindergarten education, but no consensus has been reached on how this could be achieved, a survey found. The survey – conducted by the Hong Kong Institute of Education – polled 29 kindergarten principals, 332 early education teachers and 2,343 parents from 30 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Outsider' heads free kindergarten study

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com 'Outsider' heads free kindergarten study A solicitor labelled by critics as an "ignorant outsider" has been appointed to chair a study on free kindergarten education. Dr Moses Cheng Mo-chi will head the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education and work with 19 members to finish a study in two years. The panel will look into ways ...

  3. News - China - HEBEI

    Hebei child abuse scandal still being questioned

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 01:04pm

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Teacher accused of pricking pupils with pins and forcing them drink urine A row between parents and a large private kindergarten in Hebei province which last ... at Yanjiao Youyou Kindergarten in Sanhe city, is being accused of pricking students with pins, forcing them to eat mucus, frightening them with a knife and locking them in dark rooms. In March, two ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    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. ...

  5. Other International Preschools

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anfield International Kindergarten Kowloon Tong campus: 5 Cumberland Rd. Kowloon Tong and L2, Phase 1, Laguna Verde, 8, Laguna Verde Ave, Hunghom Tel: 2794 3668, Fax: 2549 3878, E-mail: ... Catholic kindergarten offering K1-3 and P1 and international P1. International intake. Resources include two playgrounds, library, activity room and computer centre. Experienced educators. Teacher ...

  6. Preschools highlight special needs

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng More than two-thirds of mainstream kindergartens say they have at least six special-needs children on their rolls, and some as many as 10. Researchers said the survey highlights ... kindergartens with 200 to 300 children. Half the respondents estimated their schools had as many as 10 children with learning difficulties. Some 70 per cent reported at least six. The survey- the first ...

  7. School places mismatch a cause of heartbreak

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... believe they have taken a shortcut to a guaranteed Year One place when they enrol their children in kindergartens run by the commercial arm of the foundation. No such 'through-train' ... Their situation is particularly bleak because many ESF kindergarten graduates lack the requisite language skills to enter local Chinese schools. Meanwhile, most international schools have long waiting ...

  8. News - China - ABUSE

    Angry teachers take discipline too far on China's Children's Day

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... a five-year-old boy was nearly smothered with a quilt, while in the other seven kindergarten children had their arms cut with scissors. The offender in both cases was their teacher. A teacher at Xinyi kindergarten in Shanghai's Jiading district was put under detention for 10 days and fined 500 yuan (HK$627) for cutting the arms of the children on Thursday. The teacher joined the private ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Asylum seeker fights Education Bureau's ban on son attending kindergarten

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Education Bureau accused of ignoring the law after three-year-old refused kindergarten place Asylum seeker fights ban on son's schooling A government decision to bar a three-year-old asylum seeker from attending a public kindergarten is being challenged by his family. The boy's 34-year-old father, who comes from Sri Lanka, says he ...

  10. Preschool principal wanted

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... education in Asia wants to recruit a principal for its new kindergarten. The English Schools Foundation (ESF) operates 20 schools within Hong Kong. The ESF kindergarten's curriculum is structured on the National Curriculum of England and Wales and is also strongly influenced by the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. Once the kindergarten is full, ...




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