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Catholic Primary School

School offers fewer places due to smaller classes

The introduction of small-class teaching has intensified the competition for discretionary places in Primary One classes. Fewer places are being offered to children who failed to secure one of their top three school choices under the central allocation system.

Sunday, 7 June, 2009, 12:00am

Mixed feelings for 'nice and funny' man

Shocked parents and pupils expressed mixed feelings yesterday after the revelation that a man they described as a 'nice and funny' teacher had been convicted of a crime against a child.

Most pupils described American Dennis Sewar as a 'good teacher'.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Funds drive helps school stay afloat

Po Yan Catholic Primary School, which had been told to cease Primary One classes because of an insufficient new intake, has staved off the threat of closure after its plan to run classes on private funds was approved. Retiring principal Wong Chun-chung said the school had secured HK$200 million for opening a class next month following a fund-raising drive.

2 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

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Make your home green

Energy efficient homes are becoming more popular as people become more conscious of their lifestyles and the effect they have on the environment.

But you don't have to have a new home to make your house more energy efficient: Use light-emitting diode (LED) lighting - these bulbs are 10 times more efficient than incandescent lights.

16 May 2008 - 12:00am

Resilient primary faces numbers test

A 43-year-old primary school has been saved from the wrecker's ball but is facing a new hurdle - recruiting Primary One pupils.

Po Yan Catholic Primary School, Wong Tai Sin, needs to attract 11 more pupils in next week's central allocation to meet the minimum number to run a Primary One class.

19 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Hallowed halls and tainted walls

In 1965, when Po Yan Catholic Primary School opened its doors in Tung Tau public housing estate in Wong Tai Sin, its surroundings were far from the safe environment every parent envisages for their child.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Delight and discontent as school places announced

More primary children assigned first choices this year

Tears of joy rolled down Winsie Ho's face yesterday when she learned that her son had been offered a place at their dream school - Queen's College, a traditional elite school in Wan Chai.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Hands-on surveillance

A primary school in Yau Ma Tei will trial new technology allowing teachers to check students at the touch of a hand. Yau Ma Tei Catholic Primary School's palm readers would handle attendances, allow students to borrow library books and could even allow students to pay for items such as textbooks.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Broader horizons

Phil Tucker, headmaster of St David's Roman Catholic Technology College, Middlesbrough, closes in on a technology exchange at Shak Chung Shan Memorial Catholic Primary School, Tsuen Wan. He was one of 11 UK principals who visited the school to look over its IT programme.

13 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Call to move fruit market

LEGISLATIVE Councillor To Kun-sun has urged the Government to relocate the Yau Ma Tei fruit market, alleging its operation threatens the safety of children attending a nearby primary school.

17 Oct 1993 - 12:00am