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  1. Parents vow to sue over son's suicide

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The parents of a psychologically disturbed pupil who leapt to his death after being punished by his teachers vowed to sue the school for neglecting his ... suicide, he was punished for using a public broadcast system at the school to criticise teacher Chan Sau-fong during an event aimed at showing respect for teachers. He was then confined in a small ...

  2. 'Teacher' Ge You may be heading to the other side of camera

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui He's won acting awards galore at home and abroad, and his name is now invariably suffixed with the title laoshi (teacher) every time he's mentioned at a public event. A veteran he might be, but Ge You (pictured) may soon be trying his hand at something he's never done before- directing a film. Having just inked a three-film deal with Hong ...

  3. High praise for the city's inventive special teachers

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... now in their seventh year. Forty-four teachers from 11 schools were recognised in three categories: special education, mathematics, and moral and civic education. Sixty others received ... According to teachers, telling children to jump up and hit a chicken-leg-shaped soft target makes pupils aware of 'class progression' and helps them stay on an even keel. Teachers at Hong ...

  4. And you thought an English teacher would never use the F-word

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Learning English Beginning with the F-word: this is the name of a blog and a series of YouTube language instruction clips that have recently acquired a cult following among young people in Hong Kong. The highly creative and amusing examples and clips that former English teacher Siu Kai-wing has made will probably infuriate most conventional teachers and traditional ...

  5. English on the Web

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... to former English teacher Siu Hoi-yat, whose special approach to English has made him popular with students. In fact so popular is the blog that despite it being in Cantonese, it was named Best ... English when he moved to study in Britain last year. Mr Siu graduated with a degree in law from University of Hong Kong, but he did not become a lawyer. Instead, he became an English teacher ...

  6. Violence is not the solution to problems

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A 38-year-old tutor, who worked at a tutorial centre in North Point, hit a nine-year-old girl with a 46cm wooden ruler 200 times on July 5, 2005 and 100 times the following day. The girl's arms, thighs and cheek were hit so hard that the ruler broke. The teacher has been sentenced to three months' prison, suspended for one year. Children's rights groups called ...

  7. Teacher is accused

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter An A-level teacher was accused of cheating the Examinations and Assessment Authority by distributing 30 Use of English writing papers to his Form Six students at YPI&CA Lim Ming College in Tuen Mun in April. He told the authority he had distributed the papers so students could learn more about how English writing is assessed. Markers are forbidden from ...

  8. Teacher guilty of indecent assault on girl, 13

    Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A 30-year-old teacher was convicted yesterday of one count of indecent assault on a 13-year-old girl who apparently received money for compensated dating. The teenager, who is now 14 and who was living in a children's home at the time of the offence, failed to recognise Chan Hang-lap in an identity parade, Kowloon City Court was told. But Magistrate Raymond ...

  9. Work-related stress led to teacher's suicide, say friends

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Difficulties at work drove teacher Leung Yuet-sheung to kill herself on Monday, friends of the woman say, in the second teacher suicide at the same Sham Shui Po school in the past ... woman had emotional problems. A person who knew her said she had been taking anti-depressants. In October, a 24-year-old female teacher leaped to her death from the school building. Media ...

  10. Dead girl, 15, told her teacher of suicidal intention

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Internet messages revealed in court suggest they had a special relationship A 15-year-old girl revealed to her teacher several times that she was intent on killing herself before ... Ying-sin wrote to her form teacher, Yung Kin-hung, a couple of hours before she killed herself in the early hours of November 11 last year. Mr Yung, who teaches at Tin Shui Wai Government Secondary ...




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