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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - REFLECTIONS

    Secondary school curriculum reform remains a journey of exploration

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 10:11am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com First steps taken on journey of reform Five years have passed since the launch of the new senior secondary curriculum in 2009 before the implementation of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) in 2012. With the goal of diversifying students' learning, the new curriculum introduced the compulsory subject of liberal ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Take a look inside Sing Yin Secondary School, one of the world's greenest

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 08:06pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com For a Kwun Tong school named one of the world's most eco-friendly, the high cost of installing energy-saving devices is money well spent, writes Andrea Chen The class is greener A pair of structures resembling giant light bulbs are among several devices that catch the eye on the roofs of Sing Yin Secondary School. The clear domes, fitted ...

  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. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: Special Needs Children at Secondary School

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... that she hates being made to read aloud. I'm worried that her confidence will be knocked next year at secondary school, and she will fall behind. It is great to hear that your daughter is so ... are doing the right thing by thinking the secondary school situation through ahead of time. Unlike primary school, where your daughter is closely monitored by one teacher, she will be taught by many ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Starting and surviving secondary school

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com How to navigate secondary school's deeper waters Secondary school is undoubtedly a challenge, so Form One students are both excited and nervous when ... at the French International School. Saloni compares entering secondary school to swimming a big pool that is too deep to stand in. It's a big change from the shallower pool of Primary Six, where ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Debating is a skill that can be learned with practice

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 10:56am by Perry Bayer

    ... activity and a topic of study for Hong Kong students. This is in many ways a by-product of the drive towards the New Secondary School Syllabus (NSS). Debating is one of the elective subjects in NSS English. Some schools have elected to teach debating units which are, in the final analysis, used to answer questions for English language papers in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Doubts raised about using Putonghua as medium of instruction for Chinese language

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by HEIDI CHIK WISEMAN

    ... more Jin Yong when they discovered that I had developed myopia," says Wong. "I was in Primary Two then." However, Wong grew up to be a voracious reader. In secondary school, she ... Long, where Chinese classes were taught in Putonghua, but she had already started learning it in kindergarten. The language skill made it easy for her to transition to the secondary school ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education briefs

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:36am by Linda Yeung

    ... at a British university in June and August. The students are Doris Lam Man-sze from St Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School, Queenie Ngan Kwan-yi from St Mark's School, Rachel Pang Lee-ting from Queen Elizabeth School, Karen Lai Hiu-man from Poca Wong Siu Ching Secondary School and Violet Tang Wai-yuk from TWGHs Sun Hoi Director's College. As winners ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - REFLECTIONS

    Youth seize the day during Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 10:38am by Linda Yeung

    ... be proud to see the fruits of successful civic education. It's two weeks since university students began class boycotts, joined later by secondary school students who, wearing uniforms, showed ... prevailed, rain or shine. On university campuses, banners pledging support for democracy and class boycotts were put up in conspicuous locations, as students from more than 100 secondary schools also ...




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