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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Kindergartens will remain at mercy of free market while they are privately run

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Schools at mercy of free market Few cities see their shops come and go as quickly as in Hong Kong. As rents spiral, hardly a week goes by without businesses changing hands ... children from the mainland, kindergarten admission is increasingly competitive, with families camping out for days to try enrol their children into preferred schools. But the government's ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Private schools, dental visits fuel Australian inflation, pushing interest rate cuts off the table

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:18pm by Reuters

    ... While putting a child through 13 years of private schooling can easily cost A$250,000 (HK$1.7 million) in fees alone, it is insanely popular with an increasingly affluent, and aspiring, middle class. No less than a third of all students in Australia go to independent schools of one form or another. Add in the cost of uniforms, laptops and the like, and parents in Sydney can look ...

  3. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    More retirees buying offices as private spaces to work, relax or entertain

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:53am by Charmaine Chan

    ... designs he admired in the homes of friends, to create his private/public retreat. Jason Caroline Design knocked together two flats to form a 1,300 sq ft work/play space that, they say, reflects ... or just like being around colleagues. Although he keeps the office mostly to himself, Wong says his children use the 3.2-metre conference table when they're back in Hong Kong during school ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Should Hong Kong learn from Singapore in subsidising private preschools?

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

    ... Singapore? Singapore's model of government-subsidised private education operators may offer some lessons for Hong Kong in terms of making education more affordable for poorer families, said ... for playgroups to HK$9,700 for nursery and kindergarten classes- making it one of the city's most expensive half-day kindergartens. EtonHouse, which is not related to the British boarding school ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Privately educated British cabinet minister slams concentration of privilege in government

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Conservative party who himself attended a private school in Scotland, said the situation was unique among developed nations. Cameron was educated at Eton, as were his chief of staff Ed Llewellyn, ... William and Harry among its former pupils, is one of Britain’s top performing and most expensive private schools, currently charging £33,270 (HK$429,000) a year in fees. Since Cameron’s coalition ...

  6. News - World - FRANCE

    French school plans mass DNA testing after pupil's rape

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:15am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Paris Mass DNA test at school after student raped A private Catholic school in France is to test the DNA of all male pupils and staff in an attempt to identify the rapist of a 16-year old girl who was assaulted in the school toilets. In the first time this mass screening has been carried out in a French school, 527 pupils and staff will be genetically tested starting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    50,000 CCTV cameras in Hong Kong's skies causing 'intrusion' into private lives

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Lana Lam

    ... three years. Architect and associate professor Wallace Chang Ping-hung, from Chinese University's school of architecture, has looked extensively at public open space in private developments ... cameras in public and private places did not necessarily prevent crime. In one case, the CCTV images did not prevent a murder from happening. Based on figures obtained from various government ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    School’s in for the DJs of tomorrow

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:35pm by Adam Wright

    ... With popularity of electronic music on the rise, a number of DJ schools have popped up across the city. Here are our picks for wannabe turntablists High Fly Studio Set up: 2012 Speciality: ... much: private mixing or scratching courses cost HK$3,500 for 10 lessons; music production courses cost HK$4,800 for eight lessons. Discounts for group lessons facebook.com/HighflyStudio   Baron ...

  9. Who offers what and where- ESF preschools, ESF primary schools, ESF secondary schools and private independent schools

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Extra-curricular activities: Wide range run by ESF Educational Services and private companies Fees: HK$63,000 GLENEALY SCHOOL 7 Hornsey Road, Mid-Levels Tel: 2522 1919 E-mail: enquiry@gs.esf.edu.hk ... Community projects Number of teachers: 39 Average class size: 30 Extra-curricular activities: Wide range run by school staff and private agencies Fees: HK$63,000 SHA TIN JUNIOR SCHOOL 3A Lai Wo ...

  10. Who offers what and where- DSS through schools (including private primary schools), DSS primary and secondary schools

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... DSS through schools (including private primary schools) CREATIVE PRIMARY SCHOOL Primary school: 2A Oxford Road, Kowloon Tong Tel: 2336 0266 E-mail: cps@creativeprisch.edu.hk Website: ... info@logosacademy.edu.hk Website: www.logosacademy.edu.hk Year groups: FS1-2, DS1-3, DS4-5, MS1-3, S6 Number of students: 1,910 Accreditation: IB World School, AdvancED, National Council For Private School ...




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