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  1. 6-month wait for place in school

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com More than 70 per cent of applicants to international schools have waited less than six months before being admitted, according to the first city-wide government survey. The study on international school demand was commissioned last year by the Census and Statistics Department as the government came under pressure from foreign chambers of commerce ...

  2. School life is happier if you're South Asian

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Hong Kong's South Asians are happier at school than Chinese pupils, a survey shows, with their religious beliefs and less pressure from parents cited as the likely reasons. Asked to rank their level of satisfaction at school, South Asian children- first or second-generation Indian, Pakistani or Nepali immigrants- gave a mean rating of 4.45 out ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: Curriculum evolves for a brave new world

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire familypost@scmp.com How curriculums are evolving for a changing world When I was at primary school lessons such as history and geography were called by their proper names, ... to be concerned that certain key subjects are being lost or not being taught in depth nowadays. The current approach to curriculum design in many schools means that subjects are taught using a more ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... other members. W. C. Yuen, Pok Fu Lam ESF schools don't deserve a subsidy I think it is time for the Hong Kong government to end all forms of subsidy to schools operated by the English Schools Foundation. Having read the comments on the issue from other correspondents, one might be misled into thinking these are publicly funded English-language schools and that they supposedly ...

  5. school news

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School On World Book Day, April 23, SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School's English Department organised an activity aimed at promoting the reading of English ... One students were fascinated by a remote-controlled dinosaur toy. It took 30 stamps to earn it. Tong Wong, Form 4E Lai Chack Middle School Twenty students and three teachers from Lai Chack ...

  6. Schools provide a lesson in making profits

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Primary and secondary schools on the mainland come second only to real estate in terms of profit margins, a leading financial daily reported. Children are entitled to nine years of free education but many schools arbitrarily charge students extra fees. The profit margin of running the schools was found to be higher than many multi-billion industries such as car ...

  7. School-subsidy policy smacks of discrimination

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Basic Law, Cantonese and English are both official languages in Hong Kong. Also under the law, the English Schools Foundation was established to provide an education for residents whose native ... in the subsidy provided to Cantonese, or aided, schools versus ESF schools is about $5,000 per student a year. Like most parents of races who send their offspring to ESF schools, we make our fair ...

  8. Schools urged to take part in global survey

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Hong Kong schools have been urged to take part in a major international test after several have tried to back out, complaining students have too many other exams ... in problem-solving. The two-hour tests are due to be sat by a sample of 35 15-year-olds in up to 150 Hong Kong schools between May 8 and June 16. Students, teachers and principals also need to complete ...

  9. Kids are ready to climb Mount Everest

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh HONG KONG- Twenty secondary and four university students will make an expedition to Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. The group will study the environment while going mountain trekking. They will also visit local schools for a look at Tibetan culture. Vincent Fan Ka-chun, 15, says the training was hard, but that didn't stop him. 'I want ...

  10. Letters

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teachers do want smaller classes I am writing in response to Tiffany Lee's letter ('No need to have smaller classes', April 24). She asserts that Hong Kong's school system is not addressing the needs of ethnic minorities, which is true, but not because local schools say children from ethnic minorities 'would not be able to cope with the kind of syllabus ...




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