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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 11:12am

Five-year-old Jovie Siu carefully sketches the outline of a jellyfish before dipping her brush into a plate of colour. She carefully fills in the contours with purple and pink paint.

23 Sep 2014 - 10:33am

Despite a fall in the number of complaints about discrimination in Hong Kong, people with disabilities continue to face hurdles and intolerance in the community.

22 Sep 2014 - 7:25pm

Teacher Eric Chung Chun-woon asked the class: "How do you spell the past tense of the word 'teach'?" He commanded the students' attention easily, without raising his voice; there were only 12...

19 Sep 2014 - 5:16pm

Former teacher Tom Grundy was caught in a maelstrom of recriminations after putting up a post on his Hong Wrong blog about racial stereotyping in a primary school workbook.

19 Sep 2014 - 9:24am

Move and Play, a special exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum, proved the ideal indoor escape for my 11-year-old daughter Francesca on a recent sweltering hot day.

15 Sep 2014 - 5:43pm

Ada Yip Kwok-mei was relaxing over breakfast while holidaying at a seaside villa a year ago when she looked away from her 16-month-old daughter for a moment. That was all it took for the toddler...

15 Sep 2014 - 5:43pm

It has been claimed in the past that students and young people in Hong Kong generally have little interest in current affairs. By this reckoning, it follows Hong Kong youth has a minimal...

12 Sep 2014 - 5:12pm


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 92%
  • No: 8%
23 Sep 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 140

Is it OK to give my three-year-old daughter an educational phone app when she starts to cry at a restaurant to calm her down and avoid causing a scene?

9 Sep 2014 - 10:40am

At the school founded by Yang Changhong, students go through a stringent daily regimen of training. Their military-style uniform symbolises the special type of education they are in for.

5 Sep 2014 - 5:47pm

The competition to attend Oxford and Cambridge universities in Britain is getting stiffer. The British Council in Hong Kong reports that 6,753 applications had been sent to British colleges and...

5 Sep 2014 - 5:47pm

When Lau Chaak-ming was casting around for a kindergarten for his daughter, he had trouble finding one that used Cantonese.

2 Sep 2014 - 3:13pm

For a growing number of youngsters these days, the question: "Where are you from?" may not be as straightforward or easy to answer as others might imagine. Rotem Steinberg Wiersch is one of them...

9 Sep 2014 - 1:35pm

For the past five years, a group of Hong Kong academics have devoted themselves to "filling in the blanks" - assembling the massive Compendium of Hong Kong Literature 1919-1949. With its...

29 Aug 2014 - 3:48pm

The continuing professional development policies for teachers and principals have been in practice for more than a decade. They allow schools to enjoy three paid days for staff development each...

29 Aug 2014 - 3:48pm



IBCC debuts in Hong Kong

29 Aug 2014 - 3:48pm

In my work with divorced couples, I have seen people go through three psychological stages during the recovery process. But many get stuck in the first stage, the "hummingbird" stage, as writer...

29 Aug 2014 - 2:35pm

Many parents dread the day their child brings home a recorder from school - it signals the start of a period when peace at home will broken by high-pitched whistles, as the young novice tries to...

26 Aug 2014 - 10:23am

In their first semester at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, some students will be thrown in at the deep end. Every year between September and December, about 120 students are...

22 Aug 2014 - 4:41pm

Gwen Kao, the wife of Nobel physics laureate Charles, has spent half her married life caring for family members with Alzheimer's. She tells Linda Yeung about the foundation she established to...

21 Aug 2014 - 5:29pm

Hannah Hye-eun Yang was born in South Korea, and that's where her parents, brothers and grandparents still live.

18 Aug 2014 - 5:15pm

Children of bicultural expat families growing up in Hong Kong are not just experiencing two cultures; they are also part of a third culture. The term third-culture kids was coined by John and Ruth...

18 Aug 2014 - 9:18pm

Global studies have found that transitions in family enterprises from one generation to the next are all too often unfortunate.

18 Aug 2014 - 5:16pm

Hong Kong has the dubious honour of having been crowned the divorce capital of Asia, according to Marcus Dearle, a partner at law firm Withers, which handles some of the city's most lucrative...

18 Aug 2014 - 2:44pm

Policymakers prefer Putonghua as the medium of instruction for Chinese language in schools, but top student Susane Wong and teachers have their doubts, writes  Heidi Chik Wiseman.

1 Sep 2014 - 4:11pm

When Ah Lai finally signed her divorce papers in 2001 she thought it was the end of her abusive marriage. Instead, it turned out to be the start of a 13-year battle for social housing and...

15 Aug 2014 - 11:17am

Variety is the spice of life, or so the old proverb goes. In my view, variety is the essential ingredient for the successful deployment of Native English-speaking Teachers or NETs as we are, it is...

18 Aug 2014 - 9:30am

Eight-year-old Dicky Wu Cheuk-hin likes to create artworks out of waste material.

12 Aug 2014 - 9:45am


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