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  1. Should PE lessons be mandatory at secondary school?

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... don't do compulsory exercise at school, it is unlikely they will be able to stay fit in their own time. PE is more than just learning how to play different sports. It offers an all-round ... Apart from providing an opportunity for exercise, PE classes can offer information on diet and health. Many schools have only one PE lesson a week, while others have scrapped the lessons ...

  2. Flu scare will keep primary schools shut: education chief

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong All primary schools and kindergartens will remain closed and secondary schools will begin their summer breaks earlier, once examinations are finished, the education minister ... in this school year. 'For secondary schools, apart from those which have their classes suspended, all other secondary schools can advance their summer break from tomorrow [today] if they have ...

  3. Three schools close as record 783 cases are reported in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... a primary school and two secondary schools were to suspend classes for a week from today to stop the possible spread of flu-like illnesses. Outbreaks at Farm Road Government Primary School in Kowloon City, Ko Lui Secondary School in Kwun Tong and Pui Kiu Middle School in North Point involved 216 pupils and three staff, while six pupils had been confirmed with swine flu. All the ill ...

  4. International school shut due to flu

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Swine flu forced the closure of an international secondary school for the first time yesterday after two students out of 60 who had shown flu symptoms tested positive for the virus. The summer holiday will begin today for the secondary division of the Australian International School in Kowloon Tong, where two Grade Eight students were confirmed to have been infected. ...

  5. Beijing allows schools with three cases to close

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The Beijing Education Commission sent a circular telling primary and secondary schools to place students under medical observation if one suspected or confirmed case of swine flu occurred. The school could apply for a closure order if there were three or more confirmed or suspected cases, the Beijing Times reported. It also demanded that all nurseries, primary and secondary schools install ...

  6. All schools may still shut for flu, minister says

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... not resume classes. Several secondary schools were also shut after students were infected. Schools yesterday welcomed the new measures. Teresa Wu Chiu-ha, of the Kindergarten Association, said most ... Secondary Schools Council, said the new measures 'caused less administrative trouble'. ...

  7. Drug tests for schools where 'need is greatest'

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... said, cautioning these were only preliminary ideas. The chairman of the Tai Po District Secondary School Heads Association, Kwok Wing-keung, said he supported the voluntary test initiative. ... Martin Wong The government's voluntary drug testing programme will initially target schools in those districts where the need is deemed the greatest and where there is support from ...

  8. School closures the right course to take

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there is uncertainty over the Primary Five exams which are critical to allocation of secondary school places. If classes resume before July 10, exams may be held then but if the closure extends to July 10, ... The government has stuck to its guns and gone ahead with its vow to close primary schools and kindergartens in response to a local outbreak of human swine flu. This may be controversial ...

  9. Flu-case school shut for two weeks

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Ella Lee and Martin Wong A Kwun Tong secondary school was ordered to close for two weeks after a Form Five student who returned from Canada was confirmed as one of the three new swine flu ... Controller of the Centre for Health Protection Thomas Tsang Hoi-fai warned that the risk of Hong Kong having a community outbreak was greater because of the school-related case. 'Many swine flu ...

  10. Drug abuse spreads to elite schools

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... top secondary schools and includes the wealthy neighbourhood of Kowloon Tong. The Hong Kong Christian Service PS33 centre, which covers the area, says some young drug abusers from wealthy ... Agnes Lam Drug abuse has penetrated schools across the city, with students in well-off districts taking cocaine and those from underprivileged areas taking ketamine. 'Alarming' ...




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