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  1. 500 secondary school teachers apply for early retirement deal

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem About 500 secondary school teachers have applied for early retirement under a government scheme aimed at reducing their numbers in line with the falling student population. The scheme, which has been running for primary school teachers since 2004, was extended to secondary school teachers for the first time this year. But the president of the largest teachers' union ...

  2. CityU to hold update course for secondary school teachers

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH To help secondary school teachers keep up with changes in the education system, City University (CityU) will conduct the Teachers Update Course (TUC) 2005 on campus from June ... in the teaching and learning environment. About 50 CityU academic and professional staff have volunteered to lead the TUC sessions, which are free of charge to secondary school teachers, school managers ...

  3. Voice problems plague 1 in 3 secondary teachers

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com About a third of the city's secondary school teachers have voice problems, a survey has found. The poll by the Hong Kong Association of Speech ... The association studied 1,200 secondary school teachers between May and December in 2008, and April and July this year to find out how widespread voice problems were among teachers and how badly they were ...

  4. Call for primary-secondary gap in teachers' pay to be narrowed

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The salary gap between primary and secondary school teachers should be narrowed to attract more talent to work in primary schools, an academic said yesterday. Lai Kwok-chan, the strategic and academic planning director at the Institute of Education, made the comment after an institute survey found that, of secondary school leavers interested in teaching careers, more would ...

  5. 170 secondary teachers in first batch to get early retirement

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem About 170 secondary school teachers will retire early at the end of the school year, as part of a government scheme to cut numbers in line with the shrinking student population. ... this year. The $520 million scheme was approved by the Legislative Council last July It is designed to help eliminate an estimated surplus of 840 secondary teachers by the 2009-10 school year. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Schools complain of teacher shortage

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Linda Yeung dennis.chong@scmp.com Even though pupil numbers are set to fall, an alliance of secondary schools has called on the government to hire more teachers to cope with the rising workload under the new academic system. The alliance cited a city-wide survey in which most secondary school teachers said they faced 'great difficulties' in grappling ...

  8. Staff of Pegasus school meet before handover to new sponsor

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Kobi Chan

    ... the meeting, Thomas Lee Poon-shing, the principal of the Pegasus Philip Wong Kin Hang Christian Primary School cum Junior Secondary School, said staff contracts would be renewed. 'So far I have ... to stay, nearly 60 Primary Six graduates are moving to take their Form One studies in other schools rather than continuing to the school's junior secondary section. 'We are not sure about ...

  9. For reform to work, government must help schools tackle frontline problems

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... committee of Hong Kong secondary school councils and 18 district secondary school principals' associations identifies five urgent problems that need to be tackled at the school level. First ... Hong Kong embarked on an unprecedented reform in 2009 involving an overhaul of the senior secondary curriculum under the new 3+3+4 academic structure. Driving the reform is the goal ...

  10. Principals' leadership skills 'need upgrading'

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The event at the HKIEd was co- organised by the Subsidised Primary Schools Council and the Subsidised Secondary Schools Council. More than 1,000 principals and their deputies attended 22 speeches ... Lai Ying-kit Heads advised to keep apace of changing times School heads must develop new leadership skills to adapt to the changing times, an education academic told a principals' ...




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