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  1. Is bag levy a waste of time, or could it change our bad habits?

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Whatever Hong Kong people buy they will be given a plastic bag to carry it in. Hong Kong people know how bad these bags are for the environment and yet they seldom bring their own bag when they go shopping. When dumped in landfills these bags take a long ...

  2. Letters

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the teacher. Some students may not welcome the move, because teachers will pay closer attention to them and this may be a disadvantage to those pupils who are lazy. However, I do not think class size is the most important issue here. I think the most important thing is for teachers to ensure there is a good atmosphere in the classroom that encourages students to take the initiative ...

  3. Chance to broaden horizons

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung A one-year exchange programme hopes to promote equal opportunities by giving students with financial difficulties scholarships worth up to HK$69,800. Organised by AFS Intercultural Exchanges, the scheme is targeting underprivileged students aged 15 to 18 with good academic performance and keen interest to expand their horizons. While the programme does not have any ...

  4. Market boom goes against the tide

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard warren Falling property sale transactions in Britain may be forcing 150 estate agent branches to close each week, but the student housing market is booming. According to property ... rented accommodation by students,' company director Nicholas Leeming said. 'Often late applicants are not eligible for university accommodation. So while most students will have had ...

  5. ESF students meet to discuss council set-up

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Students are hoping to gain a greater say in how the English Schools Foundation operates their schools, with plans under way to establish a student council. Thirty student ... Hui-yin, 18. 'It's been suggested by many parents, teachers and students that there should be some sort of network to link up ESF secondary schools,' he said. The Year 13 student ...

  6. Show me the money

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Help is out there but students need to cast a wide net in their search for financial assistance, writes Will Clem Turning your back on the office and a regular wage to return to the world ... for the bursary since 2003, and a limited number of master's courses are now included in the list of recognised programmes. Although most programmes charge well in excess of that figure, all students ...

  7. Fair highlights lives of exchange students in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan Since its launch in 2001, the AFS Intercultural Fair has been a popular event among local students. Participants are able to experience international cultural exchanges with people from different nationalities. This year, the AFS Intercultural Fair will be held on January 26, from 9am to 5pm, at Shatin Pui Ying College. Volunteering AFS exchange students from ...

  8. HK chosen as case study to gauge effect of Pisa on education policy

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Hong Kong is playing a key role in a major impact study on the Programme for International Student Assessment. The city has been chosen as one of six countries and regions ... on their literacy levels in maths, science and reading. The 2006 round assessed 400,000 students in 57 locations. Although Hong Kong is not an OECD member, it is one of a number of invited regions ...

  9. A greener way of life

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Student Council. I really hope our work can encourage the public to protect the environment. I hope to persuade more youngsters and students to participate because I believe they are our best hope ...

  10. 'White angel' dispenses care and sympathy

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Oliver To

    ... Written by Oliver To Linda Glover, practice manager of Quality HealthCare Medical Centre, says nothing makes her happier than to see patients get well, be it from a common cold or some serious illness I have been a registered nurse for many years and befo ...




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