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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Wah Yan College shows small classes yield better pupils

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Positive experiences by Wah Yan College students and teachers translate into a call for more secondary schools to adopt small-class teaching Local school ... the attentiveness of pupils and motivation among teachers, the university found in an assessment of the SCT scheme at Wah Yan College in Wan Chai, in place at the school since 2008. "It's ironic ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Head of Wah Yan College 'too busy' to defame teacher

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Dennis Chong

    ... of Wah Yan College on Hong Kong Island, told the District Court the defamation suit was the result of a misunderstanding. But retired teacher Shiu Hon-po claimed Tam deliberately defamed him, ... at Northcote College of Education before he attained a master's degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1996. Tam had been a teacher of mathematics at Wah Yan College. He was expected to retire ...

  3. News - China

    President Xi laments state of Chinese soccer on Mexico trip

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Soccer fan Xi Jinping used his speech to Mexico's congress to once again lament the state of the sport in China. Soccer is the country's most watched sport but its team languishes way down the global rankings at No95. "I am a football fan,& ...

  4. News - China - CRIME

    Net users blame 'Skynet' over death of abducted mainland baby

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Costly national surveillance network criticised for failing to find kidnapped infant in stolen SUV A costly national surveillance network is under fire in Changchun, Jilin, for failing to catch the suspect in a high-profile kidnapping case that tragically ...

  5. Wah Yan quits scheme

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elite school Wah Yan College has pulled out of the government's class reduction scheme after opposition from wealthy alumni. The school joined the scheme in February, pledging to cut ... five to four so that some students can go to schools with too few. Monty Fong Wing-hong, chief executive of the Wah Yan One Family and a member of the alumni association, was aware ...

  6. Wah Yan College drops out of class reduction scheme

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau Elite school Wah Yan College has pulled out of the government's class-cutting scheme after wealthy alumni threatened to cut donations. The participation of another elite ... insufficient enrolment. The Education Bureau has offered an extra annual subsidy of HK$250,000 for five years to participating schools. Wah Yan College joined the scheme in February, pledging to cut ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold front to bring snow and ice to Beijing and northern provinces

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Temperatures to head towards zero today but chill winds should be over before party congress Northern provinces brace for wintry blast A cold front will bring a blast of early winter weather across much of northern China today, including Beijing, where preparations are underway for the 18th National Party Congress, weather authorities warned. Northern ...

  8. Divers and sailors rely on precise timing

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Shiu Mei Wah

    ... As man continues to challenge the unforgiving oceans, world-renowned watchmakers are designing technologically advanced products which are made to survive extreme conditions The elements can be unpredictable and unforgiving. When faced with the enormity o ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE DOCTORS

    Ask the Doctors

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by DR MARK HON WAH IGNATIUS

    ... Dr Ignatius Mark life@scmp.com Q: I know getting too little sleep is bad for you, but is it possible to get too much sleep? A: For a healthy person, it is not possible to get too much sleep. Sleep is controlled by the brain under the influence of a chemic ...

  10. Budding young poet finds her inspiration from old masters

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Yan Li

    ... Ancient Chinese poetry holds special appeal for Winnie Tsui Wai, a winner in a prestigious Hong Kong poetry competition. The classical novel Story of Stones cast a spell over her as a 14-year-old. But it was not until two years later when she met another ...




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