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  1. 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, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Early childhood education: by the same token

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... A voucher scheme to subsidise kindergarten education empowers parents but is driving many preschools out of business, writes Elaine Yau Like many working-class parents, Yim Ka-yin welcomes publicly funded preschools. Her younger daughter, now in K1, gets HK$1,680 each month under the government's voucher scheme to subsidise kindergarten education. That isn't sufficient ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Ex-footballer turns skills to running kindergarten

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... a kindergarten. Mr Lefebvre, like so many before him, turned up in the east-coast city to see what was happening and ended up being mesmerised and galvanised by the opportunities. When the Quebec native mentioned at a social gathering that he had experience running a kindergarten in his home city- voila!- within a matter of months he was planning the Child Academy with fellow investors. The academy ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free kindergarten education will boost the whole of society

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by SUE GRIESHABER

    ... Sue Grieshaber Sue Grieshaber says to prepare for the launch of free kindergarten education, we must learn from international studies to design a system that fosters quality and leaves no child behind Learning boost Hong Kong is getting ready for 15 years of free education, which will be groundbreaking if achieved. As it will take the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education two ...


    Kindergartens rapped over high miscellaneous fees

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Schools on voucher scheme are collecting about HK$3,000 in the fees for each pupil every year Kindergartens rapped over high miscellaneous fees Government auditors rapped some kindergartens for imposing high miscellaneous fees on pupils and failing to retain teachers even as they enjoyed large rental subsidies for their premises. ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Headmistress in Hebei held as two girls die after eating poisoned yoghurt

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Principal arrested after pupils from a rival kindergarten die from drinking poisoned yogurt Headmaster held over death of girls The headmistress of a kindergarten in Pingshan county, Hebei, has been arrested over the fatal poisoning of two girls at another kindergarten. The girls- cousins Ren Xinyi, five, and Ren Zhaoning, six- collapsed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Should Hong Kong learn from Singapore in subsidising private preschools?

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 12:00pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Educators from new Tai Tam kindergarten say Hong Kong can learn from a scheme that reduces fees for children from poor families A preschool lesson from ... a Singapore-based education group.  With its first Hong Kong kindergarten opening in Tai Tam last month, EtonHouse International Preschool's tuition fee ranges from a monthly average of HK$5,500 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten's Montessori claim raises queries

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Pok Fu Lam facility is falsely claiming to belong to the education movement, US society says Kindergarten's Montessori claim raises queries A kindergarten that closed last summer is still advertising its services and claiming membership of the American Montessori Society- a claim the society says is false. Until recently, the Montessori School of Hong Kong also had ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Police probe picture of kindergarten pupil with his hands tied together

    Posted May 08th 2013, 07:39pm by Dennis Chong

    ... it was uploaded to the internet early this week. The boy in the photo was two years old and a student at Rosaryhill Kindergarten in Wan Chai when the photo was taken, according to the person who uploaded ... site. In the photo, the child is kneeling on the floor in what appears to be an activity room with both hands tightly taped together. The school, Rosaryhill Kindergarten, would neither confirm ...




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