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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Secondary school joy as numbers decrease

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

    ... 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 Secondary school joy as numbers decrease More pupils have got into the secondary school of their choice as the younger population shrinks, the results of the admissions allocation revealed yesterday. Some 76 per cent got places ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents angry as schools block Form One transfers

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Johnny Tam, BRIAN YAP

    ... Johnny Tam and Brian Yap Secondary principals in three districts decide to block new pupils from applying to other schools as they try to deal with a surplus of places Parents angry ... of secondary schools in Tuen Mun, Sha Tin and Eastern districts have agreed not to reserve Form One places for pupils seeking a transfer. The schools would accept transfers only if they still had ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    St Paul's Secondary School defies critics of move to Direct Subsidy Scheme

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com School defies critics of move to subsidy scheme An elite government-aided school in Happy Valley has given its first public response to complaints over its plan to participate in a subsidy programme that critics say may price less well-off families out of sending their children there. St Paul's Secondary School insisted the consultation ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Secondary schools expect surplus of 3,000 places

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

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Fewer opt for three electives in DSE exams Government-subsidised secondary schools could see a surplus of more than 3,000 places as the number of pupils ... of Secondary 1 students would continue to fall until 2016, it said. To offset the effect, schools are now allowed to operate two Secondary 1 classes with at least 26 pupils. The Legislative ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Homebuyers shift to secondary market

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 02:15pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Government unlikely to remove curbs as sales of used homes rebound in HK Buyers shift to secondary market Sales of used homes in Hong Kong rebounded sharply ... in the secondary market, analysts said the government would be unlikely to remove its cooling measures in the short term. "The performance of the secondary market improved last week, with home-seekers ...

  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. Comment - Letters

    Band three pupils will be out of their depth in top-tier schools

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by LETTERS

    ... Band three pupils will be out of their depth in top-tier schools The fact that the vast majority of pupils in the secondary school allocation this year got into one of their top three ... of the decreasing number of students who are joining the annual secondary school allocation system. This means that there is less competition when it comes to fighting for a place in a top-tier school ...

  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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