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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Secondary school joy as numbers decrease

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam and Andrea Chen

    ... Almost 8 out of 10 primary graduates will be donning the uniforms of their choice when they head back to class this September More pupils have got into the secondary school of their choice ... classes citywide, with Tuen Mun, Eastern and Southern districts accounting for 1,450 surplus places across the 18 districts. However, competition to secure a place in an elite secondary school ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Secondary schools expect surplus of 3,000 places

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Government-subsidised secondary schools could see a surplus of more than 3,000 places as the number of pupils graduating from primary school decreased by 10 per cent this year. The surplus ... the effect, schools are now allowed to operate two Secondary 1 classes with at least 26 pupils. The Legislative Council's education panel will discuss the issue next Tuesday, when the results ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong schools get it all wrong on sex and dating

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by Alex Lo

    ... came to my attention recently and frankly, I was shocked. They came from the opposite poles of the cultural-political spectrum. One concerns a certain headmaster at a Tuen Mun secondary school ... Siu Ching Secondary School, "you may regret all your life" if you fall in love at the wrong time. Technically I agree, but the wrong time does not necessarily mean the teen years. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    St Paul's Secondary School in Happy Valley to join Direct Subsidy Scheme

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... St Paul's Secondary School in Happy Valley- a Catholic girls' school with a history dating back more than 50 years- launched a consultation at the end of last year on joining ... it will add to a list of nine long-established and highly regarded secondary schools that have already done so. There are a total of 61 secondary schools in the scheme, receiving an annual lump sum ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Montessori considers secondary school

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Founders say they may expand tuition once their new Stanley campus is up and running Montessori considers secondary school The International Montessori School will consider offering secondary education in a few years, its founders said, as it prepares to expand to a campus in Stanley. The school recently secured the Stanley site through a government ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Our schools can teach English better

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by LETTERS

    ... by the Education Bureau as Category B (suitable to study at a secondary school that uses the mother tongue as the teaching medium). Yet that summer in a suburban middle school in California, he ... SCMP Editorial Our schools can teach English better and not bore our children Sean Oh's letter (" Dictation can help students and teachers ", March 31) and Roger ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - SCMP-CTC SURVEY

    Secondary market transactions diverge, says survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 02:36pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Secondary home markets diverge The secondary markets for homes in Beijing and Shanghai diverged for the third consecutive month in March, according ... in Beijing fell to the lowest volume for March since 2009. As more buyers moved to the sidelines, the average secondary home price in the city dipped 0.11 per cent for the fourth consecutive month, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    More pupils vying for elite secondary school places

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... warned parents to expect more competition for elite secondary school places this year, as more tried their luck in the latest allocation exercise. Places could be further limited after ... elite secondary schools said they had 10 per cent more direct applications from parents in this year's discretionary allocation exercise, which ended yesterday. In the allocation exercise, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation parents call on Hong Kong chief executive to probe fee rises

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:33pm by Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... in the coming school year will be HK$74,100, up about 5.9 per cent. For secondary years 7 to 11 it will be HK$105,700, up 4.2 per cent. The year 12 to 13 charge of HK$111,100 is a 4.5 per cent rise. ... Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung ESF parents urge probe of fee rises English Schools Foundation parents urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to look personally into an average 5 per cent ...

  10. 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 ...




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