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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Secondary schools face class cuts as pupil numbers keep falling

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25am by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Johnny Tam

    ... Shirley Zhao and Johnny Tam Secondary schools face class cuts as intake falls The demand for first-year secondary school places continues to drop, with a surplus of almost 3,000 seats ... public and subsidised secondary schools. Twelve classes were cut this year, according to the Secondary School Profiles 2013/14 report, compiled by the Committee on Home-School Co-operation ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New senior secondary school curriculum leaves students wanting, study finds

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Pupils' lack of confidence in their own abilities may be due to fewer years of high school Secondary curriculum leaves students wanting, study finds ... The first DSE exams took place in 2012 as part of the new "334" education reforms, which saw secondary school education cut from seven years to six and standard university degree courses ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    China’s wealthy increasingly attracted to Britain's elite secondary schools

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 03:20pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... it also advises well-off parents in Guangzhou, Wenzhou and Dalian on how to get their children into secondary schools once reserved for British and continental European aristocracy. Within five ... schools by the British Independent School Council. Among the 25,912 foreign secondary school children in Britain, 9,623 or 37.1 per cent came from China. Hong Kong still leads the ranking of new ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Happiness and disappointment over secondary school allocations

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam and Andrea Chen

    ... There were tears of joy and disappointment and even some bad parental behaviour as the allocations for secondary schools were announced yesterday. Some primary school pupils were overwhelmed when they found out they had been allocated places in the secondary schools they wanted. Jordan Choi Chi-yin was sobbing and searching for his mum as he rushed out of his classroom after ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    St Paul's Secondary School defies critics of move to Direct Subsidy Scheme

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... An elite government-aided school in Happy Valley has given its first public response to complaints over its plan to participate in a subsidy programme that critics say may price less well-off families out of sending their children there. St Paul's Secondary School insisted the consultation it held with parents, alumni and teachers on its decision to join the Direct Subsidy ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Secondary school joy as numbers decrease

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam and Andrea Chen

    ... Almost 8 out of 10 primary graduates will be donning the uniforms of their choice when they head back to class this September More pupils have got into the secondary school of their choice ... classes citywide, with Tuen Mun, Eastern and Southern districts accounting for 1,450 surplus places across the 18 districts. However, competition to secure a place in an elite secondary school ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Secondary schools expect surplus of 3,000 places

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Government-subsidised secondary schools could see a surplus of more than 3,000 places as the number of pupils graduating from primary school decreased by 10 per cent this year. The surplus ... the effect, schools are now allowed to operate two Secondary 1 classes with at least 26 pupils. The Legislative Council's education panel will discuss the issue next Tuesday, when the results ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    St Paul's Secondary School in Happy Valley to join Direct Subsidy Scheme

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... St Paul's Secondary School in Happy Valley- a Catholic girls' school with a history dating back more than 50 years- launched a consultation at the end of last year on joining ... it will add to a list of nine long-established and highly regarded secondary schools that have already done so. There are a total of 61 secondary schools in the scheme, receiving an annual lump sum ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Montessori considers secondary school

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Founders say they may expand tuition once their new Stanley campus is up and running Montessori considers secondary school The International Montessori School will consider offering secondary education in a few years, its founders said, as it prepares to expand to a campus in Stanley. The school recently secured the Stanley site through a government ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation parents call on Hong Kong chief executive to probe fee rises

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:33pm by Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... in the coming school year will be HK$74,100, up about 5.9 per cent. For secondary years 7 to 11 it will be HK$105,700, up 4.2 per cent. The year 12 to 13 charge of HK$111,100 is a 4.5 per cent rise. ... Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung ESF parents urge probe of fee rises English Schools Foundation parents urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to look personally into an average 5 per cent ...




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