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  1. Village schools' fight for survival

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a bid to draw public attention to his cause, the principal of Kin Tak Public School in Sheung Shui, which has a staff of six and about 30 students, has even staged a hunger strike to protest ... CK Lau Back in the days when the New Territories were largely rural, hundreds of villagers had their own little schools because it would not be practical for young children to travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440595/village-schools-fight-survival
  2. Hundreds march to save school

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... headquarters in Wan Chai yesterday to protest against a decision to stop their school from recruiting beginners this year. The primary school in Tai Kok Tsui, near Mongkok, is one of the 31 ordered to start phasing out Primary One classes from September because their number of Primary One applicants fell below the minimum admission quota of 23 by last month's deadline. The schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447736/hundreds-march-save-school
  3. Hundreds march to save school

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... in Wan Chai yesterday to protest against a decision to stop their school from recruiting beginners this year. The primary school in Tai Kok Tsui, near Mongkok, is one of the 31 ordered to start phasing out Primary One classes from September because their number of Primary One applicants had fallen below the minimum admission quota of 23 by last month's deadline. The schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447737/hundreds-march-save-school
  4. Public sector schools can meet parents' needs

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... are educated in publicly-funded schools, many successfully so. Before parents think about choosing a fee-paying school, they need to know what is available in the public sector, and whether it can meet ... in language use in all schools, which could be the best solution for students, but not popular with parents who believe English opens more doors. It is possible to find good schools in the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469997/public-sector-schools-can-meet-parents-needs
  5. You Did It!

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Name: Lai Tsz-kwan Age: 16 School: Belilios Public School (BPS) Achievement: Tsz-kwan is one of two local students who won medals at the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) 2004. She is also the first female from Hong Kong to win an AMC medal. Administered by the Australian Mathematics Trust, the AMC has different categories for primary and secondary school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/496699/you-did-it
  6. Realities of competition mean only the smart survive

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Hong Kong's school system, like the economy, is going through a painful period of adjustment. With the population of six to 11-year-olds projected to decline by 82,600- or 17 per cent- by 2010, schools are fighting for survival. Inevitably some will be forced to close, particularly those in older urban areas where the declining number of school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450267/realities-competition-mean-only-smart-survive
  7. Counting the cost

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... operating classes in all public-sector primary schools in the 2001-02 school year, 4,782 (41 per cent) were over-enrolled and 5,354 (45 per cent) under-enrolled. In the most serious case ... enrolment as a cover to drive what they consider to be non-performing schools to close.' Indeed, Hong Kong is probably unique in paying unofficial sponsoring bodies to run public schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/474545/counting-cost
  8. About your guide

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choosing a school for your children will be one of the most important decisions you make for them, as it will do much to shape the way they develop into young adults and the opportunities ... varied education system suiting children's different needs. An increasing number of Direct Subsidy Scheme and private independent schools now compete with the established international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597056/about-your-guide
  9. Bid to raise fees at nine direct subsidy schools

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they receive government funding, they enjoy greater flexibility than public schools in financial planning and curriculum design. But many came under fire in 2010 for poor administration ... Dennis Chong and Johnny Tam At least a tenth of the city's semi-private direct subsidy schools aim to raise fees for the next academic year. The Education Bureau says that of Monday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999999/bid-raise-fees-nine-direct-subsidy-schools
  10. Schools for migrant children closed

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... But educators doubt whether the district's public schools can absorb the estimated 15,000 children affected, and suggest pupils may have to drop out of the education system or return to their home ... 'If the government could really make sure that all these children could go to public schools then that would be a relief to us,' he said. Like the principals of most of the early migrant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556395/schools-migrant-children-closed

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