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  1. Amy Tan shares tale of two identities

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Wood 'I was supposed to be American but had weird Chinese parents' Author Amy Tan yesterday described how she struggled with her Chinese-American identity while growing up ... notion, but that's how strong my desire was to be American. Part of that was because I was around other kids and I wanted to be just like them.' Tan- who caught publishers' ...

  2. Maths whiz Anthony beats the world to top marks in exam

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam At just 16 years old, Anthony Leung Chi-hin has been named as the best in the world at something many of us struggle with: mathematics. Leung, a Form Six student at Sha Tin College, sat the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Se ...

  3. Colleges seek help to convert factories into education centres

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... yesterday they planned to use a factory in Fo Tan to expand their creative industry programmes. 'Programmes about creative digital art need a lot of studios. We can't offer many of them as there's a severe shortage of space.' Lee said a campus in Fo Tan could boost the number of students who use facilities at Chinese University's campus in nearby Sha Tin. Students ...

  4. Top-class universities beckon for excited high-flyers

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Celebrations are under way for the 20 students who gained four or more A grades Places at world-class universities are awaiting the 20 Hong Kong students who bagged four or more English A-levels. Across the English Schools Foundation's five ...

  5. English Schools Foundation

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are urged to be active in the school. Sha Tin Junior School Fo Tan 3A Lai Wo Lane, Fo Tan Tel 2692 2721 info@sjs.edu.hk www.sjs.edu.hk Founded: 1988 One of the largest ESF primaries, with student ... the international dimension in the taught curriculum (through the IB Diploma) and outside. Languages offered: Putonghua, Spanish, French, German. Sha Tin College Fo Tan 3 Lai Wo Lane, Sui Wo Rd, Fo Tan Tel ...

  6. The man behind liberal studies sits the exam

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... If anyone could secure top marks in the first ever Diploma of Secondary Education liberal-studies exam, it would probably be a man who helped develop the subject. But principal Dr John Tan ... the maximum 5** grade. Tan, who served as the Education Bureau's chief curriculum developer for liberal studies, sat the exam alongside the Form Six pupils he taught because: 'I felt ...

  7. Slow enrolments at quarter of Sha Tin primary schools

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung 70 to 80 classes may be cut next year with fewer pupils, says association chief About a quarter of Sha Tin's primary schools have reported poor initial enrolment for next year under the discretionary allocation system, according to an edu ...

  8. Schools state their case for smaller class sizes

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan School representatives from 12 districts will put their case for smaller classes to Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower, during an education panel meeting on Monday. The Hong Kong Aided Primary School Heads Asso ...

  9. Maths for the gifted

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

    ... Mimi Lau The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education is launching a mathematics programme targeting the territory's brightest primary students. Working in partnership with the Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, the programme ...

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    Rich Chinese send children as young as seven on 'mini MBA' courses

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 03:20pm by Chris Luo

    ... towards such training. Some questioned the high cost of the courses, while others were concerned children could become obsessed with money, the survey showed. Scholar and entrepreneur Tan Lixin said the children were probably too young to learn about money. “It may not have a significant impact on them,” he added. Tan, who is chairman of an IT retail chain, said it might be better ...




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