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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    'Boutique' college offers alternative path to post-secondary education

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... for greater diversification in providing post-secondary education to the school-leaving population, Chan says. Yew Chung plans to become a fully fledged university before long. But for now, it's ... Luisa Tam life@scmp.com 'Boutique' school fills certain needs Not every student is able to gain admission to an elite university, and fortunately there are other paths ...

  2. Should secondary schools teach Chinese using Putonghua rather than Cantonese?

    Posted Oct 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... environment. At present, local students in general have only one Putonghua lesson is week, which is not enough. An increasing number of schools are using Putonghua to teach Chinese and students in these schools have shown an improvement in their Chinese language skills. Putonghua will become part of life in Hong Kong. Learning the language in secondary schools will help prepare us for the future. ...

  3. How rebellious were you in secondary school?

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... feel like going to school, I pretended to be sick. I respect the students from Caritas Shatin Marden Foundation Secondary School. If my school was forced to close like theirs, I would be very ... Interviews by Miranda Yeung Name: Marco Tsui; Age: 18 Top Tunes: Canto-pop I went to high school in Northern Ireland. We were quite naughty and disobedient and we threw snowballs at our ...

  4. Secondary school gamblers begin betting aged 12, survey finds

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam 48pc of students have placed bets, with family and peer influence blamed Almost half of all secondary school pupils have gambled, and the average age they placed their first bet ... by betting on soccer matches and the Mark Six lottery. The association interviewed 1,122 youngsters, aged from 12 to 18, from 27 secondary schools in January and February. The study found 48 per cent ...

  5. Should the government increase secondary school fees?

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung, Annie Tai Kevin Kung, 15 Ying Wa College No, this action is not reasonable. The Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) increased secondary school fees last year. Even public transportation companies can't raise their fees twice in such a short period, so why can the government do so? The worry is that the department may keep on increasing secondary school fees every ...

  6. Revised syllabus nudges up cost of secondary school textbooks

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... But with discounts, the price of primary-level material is down from last year The cost of textbooks is up by an annual average of 1 per cent for secondary schools and down 0.3 per cent for the primary level, a survey has found. The findings are based on a Consumer Council poll of 53 primary schools and 43 secondary institutions. The cost included prices of compulsory textbooks ...

  7. Lawyers deliver reading skills to secondary school pupils

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Three lawyers from international law firm Linklaters introduced one of their favourite books to 15 students at CNEC Lau Wing Sang Secondary School last week. The pupils, who are expected to read ... programme was organised by EdExchange- an organisation seeking sponsorship for educational projects- which has paired up Linklaters with two secondary schools, the other being HKCWC Fung Yiu King ...

  8. International Secondary Schools

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HONG KONG ISLAND Capstone College Hong Kong Central 4/F Fu Hing Bldg, 9-11 Jubilee St, Central Tel: 2543 8059 capstone@kcpholdings.org www.kcpholdings.org Founded: 1997 Small school formerly known as South Bend International School. Most pupils from Southeast Asia. Provides classes from S3-6. Commerce-oriented courses, including economics, accounting and maths leading ...

  9. Choices, Choices- Secondary Schools

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Ask the right questions to get the right result, advises Katherine Forestier If your child is heading to secondary school there are particular issues to consider: If you already have ... out how a school ensures students achieve their best. The early secondary years, when children enter adolescence, are notorious for a dip in performance. Find out how a school caters ...

  10. More get first choice of secondary school

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Nora Tong Slightly more primary school graduates have been assigned their first choice of secondary schools this year, the Education and Manpower Bureau announced yesterday. ... to schools directly. But principals say the increase is largely due to a drop in pupil numbers. This year, 78,701 took part in the secondary school places allocation exercise, nearly 1,200 fewer than ...




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