Parents remove child from school

Another couple have withdrawn their child from the beleaguered Montessori School of Hong Kong, claiming they were asked by a teacher to keep the toddler away while officials conducted an inspection.

Friday, 6 November, 2009, 12:00am

HK kindergartens too close to main roads

About 47 per cent of 949 kindergartens and nurseries in Hong Kong are too close to main roads, exposing their pupils to a relatively high risk of asthma from traffic-related pollution, said Friends of the Earth.

2 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Some high-priced parenting tips

The Bow tie has ventured into family counselling. There is truly no topic concerning Hong Kong that escapes the incisive and brilliant mind of the chief executive. Policy addresses used to, well, deal with government policies; not any more. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen even offered child-rearing advice in his latest address.

17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

ESF to create more kindergarten places as demand soars

The English Schools Foundation plans to almost double the number of kindergarten places in the next few years, to meet growing demand from parents who want to send their children to English-language schools.

16 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


Railways are a long-term investment

I refer to the article ('Battle to bring rail line's price below HK$60b', September 17), concerning the cost of the proposed express rail line to Guangzhou.

25 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Lavish events will help raise money for school in Nepal

Some children hate going to school. But Nepali tour guide Santosh Koirala never wanted to skip a day of classes.

21 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Actors wanted

West Island School Year 13 students are looking for actors to feature in their final year projects.

Children (aged between five and 10), teenagers and adults are needed for mainly weekend shoots (between two and four days total expected) for several films which will last no more than seven minutes.

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

'Close watch' to be kept on 10-month-old patient

The condition of Hong Kong's youngest swine-flu patient, a 10-month-old girl, will be very closely monitored, the Centre for Health Protection says, because small children are at a greater risk of developing complications from the virus.

16 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Education rights should be priority

Compulsory education, teachers' pay and addressing corruption should be top of the central government's agenda, according to a Hong Kong-based rights activist.

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Basic necessities for newborns

According to Toys LiFung (Asia), operator of Toys 'R' Us, the basic needs of a newborn can be covered in six categories and includes bath and toilet training, feeding, health and safety, nursery, on the go, and toys and activity.

30 May 2009 - 12:00am

Young and the restless

By the time children in Hong Kong start school, many have already been introduced to the concept of extra-curricular activity. It is not uncommon for children as young as two or three to regularly attend classes intended to help their development, and some start even younger.

30 May 2009 - 12:00am

Expert calls for more power for children

An expert on child development has called on parents to give more decision-making power to children to train their management skills.

22 May 2009 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Breakthrough for kidney patients

4 May 2009 - 12:00am

Crying shame

Whoever invented the phrase 'sleeping like a baby' could never have been a parent. Coco Wong suffered months of insomnia after her baby was born. The baby cried for hours on end whenever she tried to put her down in her cot and demanded to be cuddled all night.

4 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Hospital officials sacked after 5 newborns die from infection

Five officials from a county hospital in Tianjin were disciplined after five newborns died from an infection in three days.

Wang Xin, president of Ji county Maternal and Child Care Service Centre and also the director of the county's health bureau, was removed from his administrative posts.

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am