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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... University of Hong Kong’s faculty of medicine. “[Previous] studies had shown that because teenagers’ biological clock is two hours slower than adults, it is actually slightly harder for them to sleep ... obesity,” he said. According to various scientific studies conducted both in Hong Kong and overseas, insufficient sleep may increase the likelihood of obesity – especially among teenagers, said ...

  2. Kindergartens in 'crisis'

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... by the scheme have accumulated.' Mr Cheung is preparing a draft of a motion debate on the review of the scheme to hand to Legco. 'There are around 7,000 to 8,000 kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong. That 5,000 of them have signed the petition reveals the severity of the problem.' Cat Chan Ying-sau, a kindergarten teacher for 20 years, is among those who have signed the petition. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Education minister admits Hong Kong faces crisis on international school places

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Gary Cheung

    ... Dennis Chong and Gary Cheung Minister admits city faces a shortage of 4,200 places by 2016, with business bosses warning Hong Kong could miss a ‘golden opportunity’ CRISIS LOOMS ... said yesterday. The shortage will hit expatriate parents and those planning to relocate to Hong Kong. Many are already complaining of problems having their children educated, despite ...

  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    Thousands of mainland students flock to Hong Kong for SAT exams

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 11:12am by Ernest Kao

    ... article. According to local media reports, from October 2007 to June 2008, up to 7,000 mainland students came to Hong Kong to take the exams. From October 2008 to June 2009, the figure had nearly doubled to more than 15,000. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) estimates this figure will exceed 40,000 by the end of this year. Two factors have been driving the mass ...

  5. Birth figures cloud issue of teen pregnancies

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pregnancy problem, a concern group has warned. Mother's Choice supervisor of pregnant girls Sophia Wong Chak-shan made the remarks in the wake of Tuesday's incident in which a 16-year ... would not increase its sex education, saying its methods tried to help equip students with proper ethics and values. Ng Mun-lun, better known as Dr Sex, of the Hong Kong Sex Education ...

  6. Cradle to the grave

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the past decade. That year, 323 girls under the age of 18 obtained lawful abortions in Hong Kong, according to government figures, while countless others had terminations on the mainland. A higher ... of their pregnancy is so profound that, day after day, they ignore the impending birth of their child.' It's difficult to know the full scale of the problem in Hong Kong- no official figures ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Bidding battle for four school campuses in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... that a failure to meet the growing demand for places at international schools could deter highly skilled workers from coming to the city. A spokeswoman for Hong Kong International School, which is "interested" in the allocation exercise, said: "We realise the critical need for more school spaces and we would like the opportunity to further contribute to Hong Kong's international school ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    American universities still a rewarding option for Hong Kong students

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 01:29pm by Jason Cheng

    ... and mind. As a future first year student in the United States, I’m thrilled that my endless nights of essay writing are over. Applying to the US is a popular route taken by many Hong Kong students ... involvement, recommendation letters and application essays are also important elements of the equation. British, Canadian, Hong Kong and Australian applications are all difficult in their own regard, ...

  9. Lesson in cold, hard cash for aspiring Harrow pupils

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in September next year. So far, more than 1,000 parents have expressed interest in having their children enrolled. Hong Kong branch headmaster Mel Mrowiec said 300 children had been tested so far, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong has its first school for principals

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 09:55am by Elaine Yau

    ... by 10 current and former head teachers, the Hong Kong Principals’ Institute runs training workshops and a mentorship programme. Former Executive Council convenor Lam Woon-kwong and Ocean Park ... leaders. “Our statistics show that eight to 10 per cent of principals from the primary, secondary and kindergarten sector retired every year over the past seven years. We need a crop of new leaders ...




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