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  1. Secondary school reforms delayed

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The 3+3+4 system is put back because a third of institutions are not ready for change Secondary schooling reform is to be delayed by a year, to 2009, with a significant rise in funding, education chief Arthur Li Kwok-cheung announced yesterday. The launch of the '3+3+4' system- three years of junior and three years of senior secondary schooling followed by four ...

  2. Secondaries hit by lack of pupils

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Falling student enrolment is now hitting secondary schools which are facing growing numbers of surplus teachers. The Subsidised Secondary Schools Council wants the government ... (PTU). Based on the class-teacher ratio of 1:1.3, there are more than 130 surplus secondary teachers. Dominic Chu Fu-yan, chairman of the Subsidised Secondary Schools Council, which represents ...

  3. Heads want freedom over MOI in schools

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Secondary schools are lobbying to be allowed to set their own medium-of-instruction policies. The Subsidised Secondary Schools Council is due to submit its proposal on medium ... a bilingual teaching policy. The council represents more than 70 per cent of secondary school principals. It will suggest that all secondary schools teach a maximum of 35 per cent of subjects ...

  4. Pupils face stress under new school placing plan

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... culture in primary schools. The system perpetuates the current banding of primary students for determining the allocation of secondary school places. Based on their performance, students would continue to be classified into three bands for secondary admission. Almost all English-medium schools admit mainly band one students, making them known as band one schools. The proposed mechanism ...

  5. Armed and ingenious

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... 2005 last week. More than 200 students from 25 secondary schools took part in the annual event, held at City University of Hong Kong. The competition, jointly organised by the university's ... to manufacturing companies for senior secondary school students during the summer. For details of this and other science courses visits www.cityu.edu.hk/fse/summer 2005. ...

  6. Fight for spots at English-language schools expected to heat up

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... that began yesterday. Places at English-medium schools are among the most sought-after because they are the only ones out of Hong Kong's 475 secondary schools allowed to teach years one to three in English. Among them are La Salle College, Diocesan Boys' School and St Paul's Co-educational College. Mr Tong, who is also principal of SKH Tsang Shui Tim Secondary School, said most, ...

  7. Change in school places allocation defended

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... secondary school places said yesterday he did not believe it would increase the tendency for primary schools to drill their students to ensure good ratings. But even if it did, that would ... according to the results of the pre-Secondary One attainment test sat by the previous year's students. The attainment test determines which secondary school classes Primary Six students ...

  8. Allocation talks 'ignore assessment'

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Educators and parents claim language issue has instead dominated discussion Student assessment in primary schools has been ignored in the consultation paper over secondary school place allocation and medium of instruction as public discussion has been dominated by the language issue, parents and educators have said. Under the proposed secondary school place allocation ...

  9. Save energy for your school

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Schools are spending many thousands of dollars to keep classrooms cool in the heat of summer, consuming 40 per cent more electricity than at other times of year, according to an engineer at Hongkong Electric. The company last week launched a campaign to educate secondary school students on energy saving, especially in school life. All 80 secondary schools on Hong Kong Island were ...

  10. 'No change' on language policy

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... working group drawing up proposals for both secondary school places allocation and medium of instruction met with school representatives and education concern groups this week. It indicated its ... cent of students would become eligible for EMI schools, based on results in the pre-Secondary One attainment test. The commission's consultation paper on medium of instruction policy ...




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