Cross-border students

Hong Kong schools woo cross-border pupils in battle to survive

Cross-border students face an hours-long commute to and from school each day.

Hong Kong schools worried that falling pupil numbers will force them to close are courting children across the border in a bid to avoid the axe. The move comes despite the children facing an hours-long commute to and from school each day - something that puts off many parents.

Sunday, 15 September, 2013, 8:24am 20 comments

Mainland mums help teach moral education at Hong Kong kindergarten

Mainland mothers share their book-reading skills with children at Tuen Mun. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The idea initially was to help children get in touch with their emotions - joy, anger, sadness and fear. "We want to teach the children how to use words rather than actions to express themselves," principal Hilda Pang Mei-ling said.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:14am

Letters to the Editor, February 25, 2013

Call for direct US talks with Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP

It was shocking to see the woeful ignorance of the basic principles of security betrayed by Ms Regina Ip. For someone who was once secretary for security, not to have an understanding of identification and authentication, and the difference between them, is a very sad reflection of the calibre of politicians here.

25 Feb 2013 - 2:52am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, February 2, 2013

The city's landfills are nearing capacity. Photo: Sam Tsang

Set timetable for schools funding plan

Some people were disap- pointed that, in his maiden policy address last month, there was no concrete plan by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to implement the 15 years' free education pledged during his election campaign ("Hope for free education gives way to frustration", January 26).

2 Feb 2013 - 2:04am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, January 30, 2013

Public estates are a perfect location. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Because of Sheung Shui's proximity to Shenzhen, Hong Kong-born children living on the mainland tend to be sent to schools in North District. 

30 Jan 2013 - 4:32am 3 comments