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  1. How Hong Kong's public exam system evolved for secondary school pupils

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1937 The colonial government starts operating the Hong Kong School Certificate Examination (school cert) 1940 The last school cert held before the war 1941-1945 All public exams suspended with the fall of Hong Kong to the Japanese 1946 The first public exam is held after the war with 27 subjects on offer 1950 The government reduces the number of compulsory subjects to just one (English) ...

  2. Public consultation on school a sham to make way for deal

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the proposals for the Christian Zheng Sheng College and the vacant New Territories Heung Yee Kuk Southern District Secondary School. Correspondence with the government clearly shows it rushed through this deal without appropriate checks, concluding that the proposal should be supported in principle. Only at this stage was consultation with the community considered. Thus, the so-called public ...

  3. 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: www.creativeprisch.edu.hk Year groups: P1-6 Number of students: 650 Accreditation: IB PYP candidate school Association membership: International Alliance for Invitational Education Year founded: 1985 Curriculum: ...

  4. 629 schools apply for study subsidy

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu Up to 629 schools have applied for subsidies for underprivileged children to go on overseas study tours. These short-term programmes are a common summer activity for children ... About 300 secondary and 300 primary schools have applied on behalf of students, with the rest coming from special education schools. The benefit also involves the travel industry, with some tour ...

  5. Public broadcaster must reflect public view: poll

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... is to reflect public opinion independently from the government,' Mr Wong said. But Clement So York-kee, a director of Chinese University's journalism school, said almost half the respondents ... Ambrose Leung Nearly nine in 10 people surveyed said the role of a public broadcaster should be to 'reflect public opinion', while 63.8 per cent were satisfied with RTHK's ...

  6. New niche at state primaries

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... students are enrolled in Australian public and private schools and the top three source countries are China, South Korea and Hong Kong. Although overseas students are already present in significant ... Geoffrey Maslen A growing number of parents in Hong Kong, the mainland and other Asian countries are enrolling their children in Australian government primary schools. Parents ...

  7. Only one top school has pupil with 5 As

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Those with five came from Hang Seng School of Commerce in Sha Tin, HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School in Sheung Shui, Cheung Chuk Shan College in North Point, Belilios Public School in Tin ... students who scored five As in this year's A-Level examinations came from an elite school, breaking years of tradition. The surprising outcome was attributed to a controversial ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Officials need to ensure better public access to sports venues

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Better access to sports venues Officials are expected to take good care of public resources and facilities. Regrettably, they have once again been put to shame ... the urgent need for more sensitivity and a better administration of the land and facilities that are heavily subsidised by taxpayers. This is not the first time the question of public access ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Public kept in dark on using private club facilities, Ombudsman says

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Ombudsman says the government has failed to promote the use of sports facilities Public kept in dark on access to private clubs The Ombudsman has criticised the government for failing to monitor public access to private club facilities. Under private recreational leases that began in 1884, organisations are granted land free or a nominal rent to establish ...

  10. Creative use of public buildings can help low-income groups

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by Stefan Lam ('Use empty schools at night to benefit the whole community', February 13). This would be a practical and timely way of improving the quality ... to opening schools, the authorities may have some practical concerns, such as safety, insurance and keeping the premises clean. However, we can find ways to deal with these logistical problems ...




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