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Braemar Hill

Early steps to fluency

Ten-year-old Kaia Herbst, who goes by the Chinese name of Xu Kaili, shrugs it off lightly when asked if she finds learning Putonghua difficult. 'It's easier to write it than speak it,'' says the International Montessori School (IMS) student.

Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am

Keeping it simple

AP Advanced Placement Programme. AP courses are offered by many schools following American curricula to allow top students to earn university credits and help them secure places on competitive degree programmes. The programme, involving 30 courses, is run by The College Board in the United States. www.apcentral.collegeboard.com

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Parents hit at mass sackings by school board

The row over a boardroom coup at the prestigious Chinese International School has escalated as a group of disgruntled parents has started to raise questions about the mass sackings.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Students stole from school, court told

Two students broke into the office of their school's vice-principal to steal cash and property, a court has heard.

Yeung Ka-ming, 17, and Hui Chak-pui, 16, broke into the office at Kiangsu Chekiang College in Braemar Hill Road in North Point in the early hours of March 6.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

All talk and no action on the policy front

As a gesture of its departure from positive non-intervention, the government has identified six key industries as new growth engines for Hong Kong's future development. If the administration pursues this policy in earnest, it might be the beginning of an industrial policy for the government, and a new direction for the economy.

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

school news

Chinese International School and Hong Kong Japanese School

More than 150 people took part in a walk from Braemar Hill to Victoria Park on December 12 as part of the Global Day of Action to support the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

18 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Hawkers don't need pollution index

A newspaper hawker operating next to a row of bus stops in a busy Causeway Bay street does not need the air pollution index to tell him how bad the air swirling around him is.

The filthy exhaust fumes from passing buses hits him in the face every day as soon as he starts work.

24 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

The List

Schools & Families

Study Canada: Canadian Education Centre secondary school seminar. Speaker: Ruth Ann Penny, Branksome Hall boarding school for girls, Toronto. CEC, Room 1216, China Merchants Tower, Shun Tak Centre, Central. Today, 2pm-4pm. Tel 2524 9668.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Blind student wins first Passion for Life award

A blind Form 4 student was honoured by the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association yesterday with its first Passion for Life award.

While 11 winners received the association's annual award for outstanding students, 20-year-old Poon Chi-kwong received the inaugural award for his hard work and achievements at mainstream schools despite being blind since birth.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Proud day for new university, but hecklers taunt Tsang

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen attended the renaming ceremony of Shue Yan University yesterday, marking the culmination of a 35-year struggle for the institution in becoming the city's first private university.

But Mr Tsang and top education officials had to dodge the media and protests as the affair over the Hong Kong Institute of Education refused to go away.

15 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Wedding anniversary gift gets top marks

Octogenarians Henry Hu Hung-lick and Chung Chi-yung celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on November 12.

A month later, they received the best gift, one they had waited 35 years for - the educational institution they had founded and nurtured since 1971, Shue Yan College, was given university status.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Help out and have some fun

There are many ways to have fun and support Operation Santa Claus in the next few days, so make your choice! (More details on all these events at osc.scmp.com)

8 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Memorial fund benefits 103 pupils

Scholarships worth $250,000 were awarded yesterday to 103 high school students from the Nicola Myers and Kenneth McBride Memorial Fund.

21 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Trust fund helps 2,000 students

About 2,000 underprivileged sixth-formers have received a financial boost from a memorial fund set up in 1985 in the names of the Braemar Hill murder victims, according to Island School principal David James.

He said the Nicola Meyers and Kenneth McBride Memorial Fund allotted an average of $250,000 in cash to more than 100 students a year to help them with education expenses.

26 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Rehabilitation the issue, not sympathy

The possible release later this year of one of the men responsible for the Braemar Hill murders will understandably provoke strong emotions.

This was an exceptionally brutal crime which shocked and appalled our community when it was committed in 1985. And the sense of outrage which it evokes has not diminished over the years.

5 Sep 2004 - 12:00am