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Jennifer Cheng

Talks collapse over national classes delay

Opponents of national education yesterday stormed out of talks with the government to seek a delay in the curriculum's introduction, with one parent claiming the two sides were on 'different planets'.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Residents issue own rallying cry

What's the best way to vent anger about rowdy protesters constantly gathering outside your home? By staging a protest of your own, of course.

People who live near the central government's liaison office in Western - often used as the finishing point for marches - are fed up with the protesters and the police security measures that often prevent them from going home.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Have you heard the one about the bossy and overbearing parents?

There are 170 steps leading up to Diocesan Boys School from Prince Edward Road West in Mong Kok. One fretful parent thought this was too many for her son and offered to build an outdoor escalator.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Singing feeds the souls and minds of teen boys

When you think of 66 hormonal teenage boys getting together, your first association might not be glorious harmony.

And yet the Diocesan Boys' School choir has been sweeping up top international singing awards for years, quite apart from performing the national anthem at the July 1 handover flag-raising anniversary every year for the past decade.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Storm throws cloud over july 1 events

Tropical storm Doksuri threatened to ruin events marking the 15th anniversary of the handover, with the government rescheduling programmes for President Hu Jintao and organisers of the annual July 1 march making contingency plans for a postponement in case of bad weather.

30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Envelopes await final A-level pupils

'Something that started so long ago ends with us. One day, we're going to tell our grandkids that we were the last batch.'

That was how Gurwinder Kaur, 20, bid farewell to Hong Kong's A-level examinations that she was one of the last to sit. Kaur is one of 40,000 candidates who will open a fateful envelope containing grades today.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bus fees to double for Diocesan pupils

Parents will have to pay double next year to bus their sons to the elite Diocesan Boys' School.

The school is the latest to be stung by rising bus fees as transport operators, faced with higher fuel costs, seek more lucrative tourism charters.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Veteran headmaster has last laugh

After 12 years at the helm of an elite boys' school, Terence Chang Cheuk-cheung has seen enough 'monster parents' to make even a veteran headmaster cry. Instead, he will have a laugh.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Qigong helps breast cancer patients recover

Breast cancer patients are finding that the rhythmic breathing and stretching techniques of the Guo Lin qigong exercise system can help with their recovery.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Schools upset at textbook delay

The Education Bureau postponed the release of its annual list of recommended textbooks, due on May 8, after publishers retracted their book prices at the last minute.

The move was in response to a policy change on giving free teaching manuals to schools. The bureau imposed a deadline on publishers to unveil their book prices for the coming academic year on Wednesday.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am