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  1. Four in 10 lower secondary pupils depressed

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... their pressure could be from attending new schools and having important exams in Form Three. Lau Lai-yi, a Form Three student, agreed that pressure from homework was a source of stress. 'In Form ...

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    Chinese-language exam subsidies to rise for ethnic minority pupils

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and secondary schools, and at schools that cater specifically for them. Concern groups have long argued that such students have difficulty with the local curriculum because the Education Bureau has ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Ethnic minority pupils will get subsidies to help them take overseas Chinese-language exams Minorities to get help with cost of Chinese exams School ...

  3. Schools 'lack support to prevent suicides'

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... to support more than 1,200 primary and secondary schools. Tuesday's suicide of a 15-year-old girl in Tin Shui Wai highlighted the need for more, said Lam Sui-fong, an associate professor ... well-being of students has heightened since Yip Ting-sin, a Form Three student at Tin Shui Wai Government Secondary School, jumped to her death on Tuesday. She was the fourth student from her school ...

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    Ethnic minority students want level playing field in schools

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chinese-language exam fees put ethnic minority students at a disadvantage I am an Indian student from a government-subsidised school and, like many ethnic minority youths, I was born ... the government. When looking at our Chinese language exam options, the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exam is too easy for some of us while the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education ...

  5. Police, paramedics called to school

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police and paramedics were called to Salvation Army William Booth Secondary School in Yuk Wah Street, Tsz Wan Shan, at 5pm when four students suspected of taking illegal drugs said they felt unwell. The report was made by an employee at the school, according to police. A police spokesman said the students did not need hospital treatment. The investigation ...

  6. University and schools team up to help children

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... the theme 'The neglected group in society', contestants from five secondary schools have to produce a 20-minute drama revolving around the underprivileged, be it the elderly, orphans ... the year by HKBU undergraduate society University YMCA. 'We invite secondary schools to join hands with us because we think both university and secondary school students should be more ...

  7. School drug report shock

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter A report on teenager drugs users sparked alarm in Hong Kong when it revealed that 90 per cent of primary and secondary schools have pupils who are taking drugs. But a comparison between students in Britain and the United States showed Hong Kong students' drug use is not too high. The results of the four-year study were released after the government announced ...

  8. Alarm as children at 90pc of schools admit using drugs

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Elaine Yau

    ... Phyllis Tsang, Elaine Yau and Clifford Lo Youth drug abuse figures show that more than 90 per cent of primary and secondary schools have pupils taking psychotropic drugs. The security chief called the figures alarming. They emerged from a survey, the biggest of its kind conducted in Hong Kong schools, that also found that drug-taking by secondary pupils had increased, ...

  9. School heads want consultation on drug-test legislation

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A secondary school principals' group yesterday called on the government to begin consultations on legislation on drug testing at schools, after a survey found more than 90 per cent of principals said pupils suspected of having taken drugs should be tested. The poll, conducted by the Hong Kong Association of Heads of Secondary Schools in early September, ...

  10. Schools sports day to promote social inclusion

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch More than 200 able-bodied and disabled secondary students competed in Hong Kong's first Paralympic school day yesterday, an event led by the British Council's Young Advocates. The advocates led students in 10 sports modified to enable able-bodied students to experience sports designed for disabled athletes. Sports included sitting volleyball, wheelchair ...




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