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  1. Demand grows for a truly international education

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Yeung International chambers of commerce and business organisations have long been concerned about the adequacy of the provision of places in international schools in Hong Kong. ... in a suitable school here. The good news is that the number of international school places is growing. According to the government, 5,000 places will come on stream in the next five years on top ...

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    Positives and negatives affect South China Sea dispute

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:59am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. By March 30, the Philippines will have to submit a memorandum to the UN International Tribunal for the Law ...

  3. We need better local education system rather than more international schools

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Once again you have drawn the attention of the public to the educational needs in Hong Kong with the editorial ('Harrow school deal too generous', June 15). As the Education Bureau considers that there is a need for more international schools in Hong Kong to meet a demand, it is important to have a clear definition of what it is to be an 'international' ...

  4. School hunt starts early

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it is to be lucky in life. Nonetheless, I firmly believe luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, as the popular saying goes. Finding a good international school or simply a good and respectable school in Hong Kong requires a lot of research, legwork and even social networking, all of which will hopefully help you to be prepared when opportunity knocks. I went to an international ...

  5. Harrow school deal too generous

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... school in Hong Kong is a clear example. Taxpayers have to provide a HK$273 million interest-free loan for the construction of the Harrow International School Hong Kong. This is on top ... and collusion are frowned upon in our society these days. There is no doubt a shortage of international school places is driving expatriates elsewhere in the region and therefore threatens ...

  6. Locals left behind in school choices

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's competitive education system makes sending children to the best schools a priority for many parents. Children are often forced to take expensive music, dance and sports lessons in order to impress the selectors at the preferred school. Some families even splash out on living temporarily in prime districts where there are openings at elite schools. But competition ...

  7. Quake school given HK$4m to be demolished

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com A secondary school in Sichuan that was rebuilt using about HK$4 million in Hong Kong donations after the 2008 earthquake is to be demolished, reportedly to make way for a luxury residential complex. Mianyang Zijing Minzu School, located in the hard-hit quake zone of Mianyang, received about HK$2 million each from the Hong Kong government ...

  8. school news

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joint School Science Exhibition Preparation Committee The 45th Joint School Science Exhibition Preparation Committee held its Walkathon 2012 in Sha Tin on March 18. More than 200 students ... as a souvenir of the walkathon and to remind them about the Joint School Science Exhibition to be held in late August. Besides raising money, the walkathon gave the committee members a chance to share ...

  9. Census data fuels schools debate

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The question of whether Hong Kong provides sufficient school places for foreigners who live and work here has been a subject of debate between the business sector and the government for quite some time. Various chambers of commerce have repeatedly warned that long queues to get into international schools have discouraged overseas talent from coming here, while education ...

  10. School Earth Hour

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh A group of international schools has formed an alliance to urge Hong Kong's government to take serious steps to make the city a greener place. More than 10 international schools, plus university green groups and environmental educators, showed their support at the Hong Kong EcoSchools Network's first meeting last month. The network was initiated ...




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