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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Retired teacher returns to work to save dying kindergarten

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 05:15pm by Elaine Yau

    ... in contact. They all come from working-class backgrounds. While we now have a few pupils from middle-class families who admire our education philosophy, the majority of our students are from ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com The inspiring story of a teacher and five pupils at a fading Yuen Long kindergarten, and its subsequent reversal of fortune, hits cinemas in March In a class ...

  2. Preschool overhaul allows subsidies to increase with fees

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Association, welcomed the extra financial support for needy families but said the new mechanism was unfair to middle-class parents. 'Only those from low-income families would benefit under the new ...

  3. A-level jackpot

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the judges down,' said the 20-year-old former Queen's College student. 'I come from a middle-class family. I have a younger sister and brother who are still at school. ... of GBP2,500 (HK$36,000) and a pair of return economy class air tickets between Hong Kong and London. Based on the results of a means test, awardees can receive up to GBP23,000 a year in financial ...

  4. Spare the rod

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... I was in primary school, my middle-aged male class teacher would roll up an exercise book and use it to hit the heads of those who scored zero marks in tests. He also kept a cane in the classroom to scare ...

  5. Schools facing loss of funding for Form Four plead for reprieve

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... will be subsidised. Schools that cannot run Form Four classes will be closed within a few years. Five schools- the three Tai Po schools, Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College on Lantau and Sung Lan Middle School ... and parent representatives of the three Tai Po schools- Buddhist Hui Yuan College, Buddhist Chi Hong Chi Lam Memorial College and Buddhist Tai Kwong Middle School- demanded that the government ...

  6. School language body boycotts government

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Chinese Middle Schools, which represents about 200 schools, reiterated its strong objection to allowing schools to teach some classes, or subjects, in English if enough pupils are deemed able to learn in the language. The policy change, announced by Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung, will take place in September next year. 'Splitting classes according ...

  7. Schools' survival strategies accepted

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... threshold of 67. With only 28 Form Three students, Hui Yuan College failed to fulfil the government's requirement that there must be at least three Form Four classes under the new senior secondary curriculum. Under the merger plan to be implemented in September, students from the Tai Po school will travel to Tuen Mun to attend classes. After a three-year interim period, Hui Yuan ...

  8. Mind your language

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Rosalind Chan Lo-sai Association of Hong Kong Chinese Middle School We worried that teachers from schools offering bilingual classes would be asked to sit language tests Chairman and principal ... to conduct classes in English, but Mr Suen estimates up to 194 schools would be eligible to offer English classes under the new plan, which would go into effect in the 2010-11 academic year. Under ...

  9. Schools discuss merger option to stave off closures

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Mimi Lau

    ... The principals of Shi Hui Wen Secondary School, Buddhist Hui Yuan College, Buddhist Chi Hong Chi Lam Memorial College and Buddhist Tai Kwong Middle School, said they were discussing the possibility ... the transitional period, the bureau should freeze staff employment and refrain from laying off people.' Lee Wai-shing, principal of Buddhist Tai Kwong Middle School in Tai Po, said it was likely ...

  10. Complaints and concern on use of English in class

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... to the Executive Council for final approval in May. The government wants to allow secondary schools now teaching only in Chinese to teach pupils in one or more classes in English provided a large majority of the pupils meet its criterion for learning in the language. It also proposes to let schools teaching in Chinese which do not have enough pupils of the appropriate standard to run an all-English class ...




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