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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents at ousted kindergarten reject offer of places at replacement

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... present a petition letter to lawmakers at the Legislative Council complex. They are to meet education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim on Thursday for a discussion co-ordinated by the Beijing-loyalist ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents stage sit-in to save ousted Tin Shui Wai kindergarten

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Johnny Tam

    ... a representative of a parents' concern group, said she planned to organise a letter-writing campaign with other parents to urge the Education Bureau to help save their children's kindergarten. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Alert over preschool fee rises at border after kindergarten loses lease

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Johnny Tam

    ... may face similar evictions soon. "This is about education, not just any business that you can close without affecting anyone." The kindergarten sent letters to parents yesterday ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    School uniform guidelines to prevent racial and religious discrimination

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... transgender and intersex people will also remain a key focus. Chow said the commission had sent a letter to the International Christian School in Sha Tin, which had imposed a ban on gay teachers under ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Tighten school rules for officials'

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Johnny Tam and Sijia Jiang

    ... recommendation letters for students except in certain special circumstances," he said. "Referral letters, not recommendation letters, can be issued to parents who seek help from us." ... had received a recommendation letter from Kwan. "We followed our admission procedures to consider the pupil's application but he did not meet our requirements, so he was not offered ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Chung Chi-yung: tributes to 'selfless' principal of first private university

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... at that time due to a lack of staff, and she later wrote a letter of recommendation for Au so he could continue his studies in Britain. "Principal Chung was a very responsible teacher and she ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    School sorry for hiring unregistered teachers

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com School sorry for hiring unregistered teachers An international school apologised yesterday for employing 16 unregistered teachers. The ISF Academy in Pok Fu Lam said all of its teachers were qualified and it had just been late in submitting registration papers. Its statement followed a warning letter from the Education Bureau demanding ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Some parents now paying kindergarten deposits as many lose faith in government

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... after finding that not all schools are following the policy. Under measures announced last month, parents need a letter from the government to register a child with a kindergarten- which is to be issued only to those who make a choice. The aim is to prevent parents from holding places at more than one kindergarten, a common practice. The letters will be issued by January, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Word wizards go beyond the letter

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by LIZZIE TURNER

    ... Lizzie Turner life@scmp.com Word wizards go beyond the letter Young contestants are brushing up on their vocabulary in preparation for the city's annual Spellbulary competition ... on to the benefits of a wider understanding of words rather than purely committing a sequence of letters to memory. The focus in not memorisation but showcasing natural ability and fostering a love of words ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New policy to stem kindergarten queues in North District, Tai Po

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... preschool queues Parents who want to register their children with a kindergarten in North District or Tai Po will now have to produce a letter from the Education Bureau. ... The schools would also liaise with those parents, who should make their decisions by February, when the bureau would issue letters to those who made only one choice. The parents would then use ...




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