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  1. Protest hots up over secondary school closures

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Teachers set for clash with bureau Teachers are preparing for a showdown with education officials in a fight to save secondary schools from closure due to falling student numbers. ... secondary schools over five years. The union is calling for small-class teaching to be implemented to save these schools. After a year of relative calm between the teaching community ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 25 per class? That's 40 more schools, says Michael Suen

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... reduction of class sizes in secondary schools but ruled out small-class teaching 'within the next six years'. Mr Suen said the Education Bureau would introduce regulations to limit ... in the policy address on Wednesday. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen also pledged to extend the nine years of free education to include senior secondary schooling or vocational training for Form ...

  9. School holidays are ending early

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... there is not enough time to absorb all the knowledge required. The chairman of the Subsidised Secondary Schools Council, Liu Ah-Chuen, said teachers from more than 80 per cent of schools had arranged lessons ... more than required.' Yesterday morning, while other pupils were enjoying the sunshine, Form Six students from St Joan of Arc Secondary School went to school. 'We want to finish ...

  10. To coin a phrase...

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... into Chinese lessons can be misleading to students,' he says. 'If I was a secondary school teacher, I would teach my students about slang to inspire more discussions about language.' ... seems likely to be a huge hit. The cards, which show old-fashioned pictures and short explanations, were invented by primary school teacher So Real Real- not his real name. Since ...




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