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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

    Microsoft’s online Office now free to HK’s primary and secondary schools

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 06:37pm by Bien Perez\

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Microsoft has started to provide Office 365, the “cloud computing” version of its popular productivity software, to all 1,000 primary and secondary schools ... & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Primary School, said the free-to-use Office 365 would allow pupils to “discuss and collaborate on group projects, engage in instant discussions and co-edit ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Happiness and disappointment over secondary school allocations

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

    ... schools were announced yesterday. Some primary school pupils were overwhelmed when they found out they had been allocated places in the secondary schools they wanted. Jordan Choi Chi-yin ... was a relief for him. However, not everyone was so happy with their allocations. At King's College in Sai Ying Pun, one of the city's most respected secondary schools, parents and children ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    Students' brawl and suicide cast harsh light on China's school military training

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Compulsory military training for first-year high school and university students have been in practice for decades in China. Experts say military training is common practice for secondary school ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Violence at a local high school and a girl's suicide case raise questions about China's military training programme for schools China’s compulsory ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cantonese or Putonghua in schools? Hongkongers fear culture and identity 'waning'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Elaine Yau

    ... of the city's 569 local primary schools and 40 per cent of its 514 secondary schools use Putonghua for Chinese-language lessons, although the Education Bureau says it lacks such statistics. At the Po ... made up primarily of Cantonese speakers, he thought. "Most nursery schools have adopted Putonghua and English as their medium of instruction. Parents see playgroups as a way to learn a new ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Class boycotts over political reform should be confined to tertiary level

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... students are to stage a week-long class boycott. Some secondary school pupils are also planning to join the protest. The youngsters deserve commending for their passion for democracy. They see ... by the central government. Although the students are unlikely to succeed, they are mature enough to make informed choices. But class boycotts by pupils at secondary schools are a different matter. ...




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