Education in the United Kingdom

Pupils return for new term at half-empty Lingnan Primary School

With the axe hanging over Lingnan Primary School, it reopened yesterday with just seven pupils signing up for Primary One and only 61 pupils altogether - just a fraction of its usual quota. Normally there would be 50 pupils in the first year alone.

Tuesday, 4 September, 2012, 2:40am

Pupils and parents to protest against national education

Students protesting against national education wear red blindfolds and carry red balloons in Shau Kei Wan. Photo: David Wong

Pupils and parents will surround the government's headquarters on Saturday in their latest move against the introduction of the national and moral education curriculum ahead of the start of the new school term next week.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:14am

National education curriculum guide will help students think independently

I refer to the letters from Kellia Wan ('Too young for national education', August 3) and Tse To-yap ('What is the real purpose of course?' August 3). I would like to offer your readers more information on the moral and national education curriculum guide (

27 Aug 2012 - 9:13pm

More schools delay national studies

More school-sponsoring bodies have decided not to implement the controversial national education curriculum this September, but they say they are taking advantage of the government's own timetable, not dragging their feet.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Catholic schools delay national education too

Catholic schools will shun the government's invitation to introduce national education, a day after two other Christian bodies asked for more time to implement the policy.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Play it for all it's worth

These days, it's common for children to learn more than one musical instrument. But few maintain these pursuits when they reach the higher levels of study or start to think about jobs.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Closures of rural schools blamed for bus crashes

Analysts and academics are concerned that fewer rural primary schools - which were reduced by half from 2000 to 2010 during an urbanisation push - may be contributing to an increase in school bus accidents.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Brave new course for Kellett

About 75 openings for teachers, teaching assistants, administrative and ancillary workers Kellett School Kowloon Bay campus

With the opening of its new campus this autumn, Kellett School will expand the number of its classes and will be recruiting teachers as well as support workers such as teaching assistants, administrative and ancillary staff.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Liberal studies grants to dry up

Schools will not receive fresh funds to develop liberal studies material, because most schools have spent less than half of an initial HK$320,000 grant over two years, the education chief says.

Any remaining money from the grant can be used for a third year, to August next year, Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung (pictured) said yesterday.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Plea to improve public schools

International and local English-language schools are filled with the children of local families dissatisfied with the public system, lawmakers heard yesterday.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

More aid for youths

In his policy address, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen proposed greater support for special-needs children and a new cooking school, among measures to help young people.

The Educational Psychology Service will be extended to all public secondary and primary schools by 2016. The service for students with special needs now covers half of the city's schools.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

U-turn for secondary schools on class cuts

Some secondary schools have been asked to expand their Form One classes again - months after officials pressed them to cut the number.

The measure was hastily worked out after the Education Bureau found a shortage of Form One places in some districts following its so-called class-cutting scheme.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The key to admissions ... is planning

Getting your child into the school of your choice often requires years of planning. Many parents make multiple applications, trying the aided sector and sought-after Direct Subsidy Scheme schools, and backing up by scouring international and other private schools.

International kindergartens

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Pupils face tough battle for fewer English-medium places

Primary school leavers will face a harder fight this year for Form One places at public or subvented schools which offer English-medium teaching, partly a result of the government's controversial class-cutting scheme.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

School class cuts to be introduced gradually

Under pressure from educators and parents to introduce more small-class teaching, the government now says it will do so gradually - by one student a year in secondary schools for three years from 2013 to 2016.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am