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  • Nov 24, 2014
  • Updated: 10:18pm

Learning how to manage and save money are key life skills, and these basics of financial awareness can be taught to children as young as kindergarten age.

21 Nov 2014 - 5:35pm

21 Nov 2014 - 5:35pm

A report about a teenager's suicide caught Raymond Wong Fook-lam's attention two years ago. The businessman couldn't fathom why young people would give up on their lives, especially when they had...

18 Nov 2014 - 10:29am

I have fond memories of writing many letters to many people in my youth. In fact, cherished relationships were built and strengthened through letters. In Year 10, a friend wrote a one-page...

18 Nov 2014 - 10:29am

Asian students are well known for their superior performance in maths compared to their counterparts in the West. Some attribute it to cultural factors. To American cognitive development...

17 Nov 2014 - 10:30am

Harbour School second best

The Harbour School in Kennedy Town has been named runner-up in the 21st Century Learning International's school of the year award.  

The award, which is in...

17 Nov 2014 - 10:30am

Guide dogs for the blind are returning to the city after a 30-year absence thanks to the help of a growing army of volunteers fostering puppies in training.

11 Nov 2014 - 11:37am

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 20%
  • No: 80%
24 Nov 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 434

Having more than 100 cellists play together can be a stirring spectacle. For Charis Chan-ching, a first-year medical student at Chinese University, it was even more thrilling because she was part...

4 Nov 2014 - 10:14am

When parents lament that their children are not yet reading and consider hiring tutors and pricey evaluations to find out what's wrong with their six-year-olds, I tell them to be patient and keep...

8 Nov 2014 - 11:51pm

A number of apps modify photos by adding fun stickers to them. Dennis & Gnasher's Prank Sticker app is an offering from The Beano, a British comic for children that started in 1938.

4 Nov 2014 - 10:14am

Never in his wildest dreams did deaf student Kenny Chu Kwan-ngai ever consider attending university.

3 Nov 2014 - 10:45am

The weekends over the past month were an exciting time for many senior school students. For some, it was the first time they set foot on university campuses, during the annual open days organised...

3 Nov 2014 - 10:45am

Sino-British joint venture

3 Nov 2014 - 10:45am

When digital marketing specialists Venus Lee Lan-kiu and Royce Lee Yat-pui created their Chinese-language learning app last year, their first thought was to test the beta version on a focus group...

28 Oct 2014 - 10:31am

28 Oct 2014 - 10:31am

My son lost all of his motivation to work hard at school this week. His class was subjected to a series of standardised tests and I feel these put too much pressure on a child of eight. The...

28 Oct 2014 - 10:31am

Educational fairs are commonly held at this time of year, ahead of family decisions on studying abroad. That choice is tough for parents with children in their early teens or younger.

24 Oct 2014 - 5:38pm

In a world that spends so much time cementing its borders, it seems antithetical that many nations and regions have begun to break down these man-made barriers and have accepted the inevitable...

24 Oct 2014 - 5:38pm

Educators may ponder what educational benefits student leaders can reap from political activism.

In recent years the curriculum reform has urged schools to nurture students' generic skills...

24 Oct 2014 - 5:38pm

As a toddler, Tobey Turl was often described as spirited and energetic. But when he entered preschool at the age of four and was unable to sit still long enough to learn anything, his exhausted...

20 Oct 2014 - 5:06pm

As a Discovery Bay resident with three young children, I found the recent opening of Discoveryland, Hong Kong's largest indoor playground, almost too good to be true. There's now 14,000 square...

20 Oct 2014 - 5:06pm

What we read to our children changes through the generations, as does how we dress them. When it comes to classic picture books, other than the date of publication, I have firm notions about how...

20 Oct 2014 - 5:06pm

One outcome of the "umbrella protests" has been to turn the events of the past few weeks into living, breathing classes in history and politics.

17 Oct 2014 - 5:55pm

This academic year has had a rough start. Interrupted by school closure, students have faced a long commute to school. Even when they have been able to reach school on time, classes have been...

17 Oct 2014 - 5:55pm

 

Space competition launches

17 Oct 2014 - 5:55pm

Not all business owners make good managers. In cases of family businesses, where poor communication, personal dynamics, emotional factors, and historical family tensions can undermine business...

14 Oct 2014 - 5:09pm

I'd normally shy away from introducing my toddlers to ghosts and ghouls, but Ocean Park's promise of more family fun activities at its Halloween Fest have convinced me to give it a whirl.

13 Oct 2014 - 3:59pm
 

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