Boarding School

Japanese school to foster 'Asian' thinking

Lin Kobayashi, 37, at the International School of Asia, Karuizawa, believes Asia is over-reliant on Western-style leadership. Photo: AFP

Asia may be driving growth in the world economy but a Japanese businesswoman behind an innovative new school believes the region is over-reliant on Western-style leadership.

Saturday, 24 November, 2012, 3:11am

A world of schools to choose from


British boarding schools remain the major choice for Hong Kong students. The normal age for starting at boarding school is 13, says Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart, the director of the Branson Learning Centre, but prep schools take children earlier. Parents need to look at applying 18 months before they want to send their children to school.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

On the paper chase

Many parents hope to give their children Ivy League or Oxbridge educations. For some, such as Karen Leung, nothing else would do. A chartered accountant, Leung was far more upset than her son was when his teachers at Island School said that his academic record didn't look strong enough to get him admitted into the law faculty at Oxford.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Abroad minded: be sure to ask the hard questions

We had not considered an overseas education for our 12-year-old daughter, but all her friends seem to be leaving for schools in Britain, and she wants to join them. What should we be looking for?

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rural school pupils still undernourished

The Tujiang Village Primary School in Xichang, Sichuan, updates its microblog every school day with the menu and procurement details for that day's school lunch.

The February 28 entry says that the school bought 12.5 kilograms of pork for 350 yuan (HK$428) and 12kg of green beans for 12 yuan and that it served 58 pupils potato stewed with pork and a cabbage soup.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

How Eton, rootlessness and Graham Greene helped forge a giant of travel writing

What is it about Graham Greene that interests you?

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

To be, or not to be

Teenagers often face tough decisions. One, in particular, involves making a choice about their future secondary education - should they study here or abroad?

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Food-allowance scheme to boost rural pupils' diets

The central government has earmarked more than 16 billion yuan (HK$19.57 billion) every year as part of a pilot food-allowance programme to improve nutrition for rural pupils.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

From boarding school to a brush with advancing Nazis

The Dragonfly Pool By Eva Ibbotson Published by Macmillan ISBN 978 0 230 70458 9

19 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Life at a boarding school

Dear readers: count yourself lucky, or unlucky depending on how old you are, to be studying and living in Hong Kong. I, on the other hand, have wound up at the 168-year-old establishment of Cheltenham College, located in the rolling hills of Gloucestershire county, in the southwest of England.

2 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

UK increases state boarding-school places

More than 300 extra places will be created at state boarding schools in England after the British government pledged GBP15 million (HK$177.9 million) extra funding in two months, the sector's leaders say.

15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Looking abroad? Think before you pack their bags

Packing your teenage children off to a school halfway around the world is not an easy choice, but it is one considerably more popular here in Hong Kong than in many other parts of the world.

14 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Increasing Chinese students opt to go public Down Under

WANG JING SAYS SHE was doing well at school on the mainland. She was a class captain and also involved in many school activities. So why did she choose to go to Australia to study?

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

UK boarding schools bombarded

Thousands of parents scrambled for information about British boarding schools at an education exhibition last weekend.

The British Council's exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre attracted about 14,500 visitors, up from 13,000 last year, according to organisers.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Question of the week: What was the last good book you read?

Elizabeth Biddle, 16

Dai Sijie's Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. It captures the lives of 're-educated' teenagers in 1971 communist China in a story of love, friendship and hope. Realistic characters are combined with beautifully described settings. A perfect book for teenagers!

Priya Sodhi, 14

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am