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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why more Hong Kong parents are shunning local schools

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 03:55am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says officials must take a hard look at the local secondary school curriculum, which, by seeking to cater to the masses, is dashing middle-class hopesfor quality ... in 2001-02 to 25.6 per cent in 2011-12; the proportion of local students in secondary international schools rose from 10.7 per cent to 22.8 per cent in the same period. In information submitted ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Sex education reform must be part of focus on 'real life' education

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by LETTERS

    ... in secondary schools. These classes are failing to deliver the message of preventing sexual diseases. Generally, sex education classes consist of lectures in the school hall, using slides with few ... by a reform of the whole education system is required to allow students to focus more on life education, rather than solely on academic results. It is difficult to talk about sex in secondary schools ...

  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    Kung fu lessons on timetable in Jiangsu province

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:18am by Mimi Lau

    ... that their children may get injured once they take up kung fu. A Jiangsu education official told the Modern Express newspaper that there were virtually no full-time martial arts teachers in secondary schools. The official added that PE teachers usually took the courses in college. The official said the government would offer boot camps for a pilot group of secondary and primary school teachers on martial ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Tighten school rules for officials'

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Johnny Tam and Sijia Jiang

    ... the pupil transferred to Church of Christ in China Mong Man Wai College- a secondary school in Kwun Tong that teaches mainly in English- from a Chinese-language school without declaring her ... Kwan Pak- keong, recommended a pupil in 2008 to Kowloon's Sing Yin Secondary School at the request of his own boss. The school did not accept the pupil. Its principal Kwok But confirmed he ...

  5. U-turn for secondary schools on class cuts

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Some secondary schools have been asked to expand their Form One classes again- months after officials pressed them to cut the number. The measure was hastily ... to accept one more student to each of their Form One classes. And more than 100 primary school leavers in North District will have to travel to Tai Po for their secondary studies, while some 400 ...

  6. International Secondary Schools

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Evaluated by faculty members of Concordia University (Irvine), US Association membership: National Association of Secondary School Principals, US Year founded: 1990 Curriculum: North American-based ... class size: 12 Extra-curricular activities; Pass rate in 2010: All declined to provide Fees: Secondary 3: HK$18,000; S4: HK$19,000; S5: HK$20,000; S6: HK$21,000. Application fee: HK$500 ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Plans for kindergartens should adopt schools' Direct Subsidy Scheme

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... the government was paying them? We suggest the government uses the model of the primary and secondary schools' Direct Subsidy Schemes and considers our recommendations. Firstly, there should ... SCMP Editorial Plans for kindergartens should adopt schools' Direct Subsidy Scheme In response to requests from parents and the kindergarten sector, the government established ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teachers could strike over demand for smaller Form One classes

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by Johnny Tam and Shirley Zhao

    ... if the government doesn't answer their call for a further cut in Form One class sizes to address the falling number of children entering secondary school, a union has warned. The Professional Teachers ... especially where the shortage of students is most acute. Ip said that in just two days the union had collected 128 signatures from secondary school principals supporting the call. But he said ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Dictation classes teach students to memorise, rather than understand

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by LETTERS

    ... and students all suffer, while gaining very little. As a father and a secondary school English language teacher, I have little respect for this commonly practised "tool of learning". My two sons had English and Chinese dictation every week when they were at primary school. I would work with them four nights a week to help prepare them for this endless and futile exercise. My ...

  10. Secondary school allocations out today

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... More than 60,000 pupils in the final year of primary school will learn today whether they have won a place at their preferred secondary school. This year, 75 per cent of pupils have been ... are not satisfied with their allocated place may go to secondary schools with vacancies to apply on the spot. Pupils must register at their secondary school on Thursday or Friday. ...




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