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La Salle College

Top scorers question objectivity of national curriculum

High-fliers in the new Diploma of Secondary Education school examinations say more discussion is needed before introducing the national education curriculum, which they say could brainwash students about the mainland.

Saturday, 21 July, 2012, 12:00am

Book-smart boys shine

Boys are generally good at science, and bad at words - says who? Five boys from La Salle College proved that stereotype wrong, winning the Battle of Books inter-school contest last Thursday.

The group of Form Three students defeated other mixed squads, including three-time champion St Mark's School.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Know your subject

Taking a side on a controversial issue is not essential to putting forward a good argument, according to public speaking champion Hubert Cruz.

The Form Five student from La Salle College adopted this approach when he won the senior division of this year's Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sport runs in La Salle family

La Salle College is a sports powerhouse. Its athletes frequently finish top in inter-school competitions. But it's not just their great track record that amazes rivals. The 'army in red and white' also fascinates with its famed 'La Sallian spirit'.

And it has done so for 80 years. La Salle opened its doors on January 12, 1932.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Unsung heroes

Name Tony Leung Chi-wah School SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School, Wan Chai Grade Form Seven Sport Beach volleyball and volleyball

Achievements

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you?

Nanor Wong Si-yee, 17, St Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary School

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Going out with a bang

There are many stories about how hard young athletes need to struggle to balance their studies and training.

For basketball player Kenny Wong Lai-hung, that dilemma has posed a special challenge.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Unsung heroes

Name Derick Ho Ho-man School PLK 1984 College Grade Form Six Sport Basketball

Achievements

Derick, 17, is the captain and shooting guard of his school basketball team.

In this year's Inter-school Basketball Competition (Division One, Kowloon), PLK came second in Group A1 standings and gained a place in the semi-finals.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ping-pong pro trio

For most Hong Kong teens, sport is just a hobby. But not to some young elite athletes.

Take table tennis players Daryl Hung, Li Hon-ming and Mak King-ho. The trio have turned professional with the goal of doing well at international tournaments.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Sportsman-singer gets his priorities right

What Karton Ma Ho-chun needs is someone to invent a cloning machine so he can be two people - or maybe find a 'time-turner', like the one Harry Potter's friend Hermione Granger uses when her schedule gets too heavy.

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Top of the class

The network of schools in Central Kowloon serves as another attraction, as many local families try to find places for their children in elite halls of learning such as Diocesan Boys' School and La Salle College.

Other popular institutions include the American International School, Yew Chung International School and the Australian International School.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Hail the three kings

The outstanding rulers Cao Cao, Liu Bei and Sun Quan from the Chinese classical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms couldn't work together. But nothing could be further from the truth for Hong Kong's junior 'volleyball kings' Siu Cheong-hung, Alex Chan Chi-wai and Wong Ho-kiu as they head for the All China Secondary School Students' Games.

16 May 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections and clarifications

On Page 4 of Young Post, May 3, it was incorrectly reported that Benjamin Allen of La Salle College was runner-up in the 'world in debating' category. In fact, Benjamin came second in the world for debating.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am

HK speakers take place among best in the world

When Hong Kong first took part in the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Germany three years ago, the team didn't really have any goals. We were there to learn, and hopefully one day be among the best.

It didn't take long. The team returned this year from the contest in Brisbane, Australia, with the city's first world champion.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

Making pots of money

Tycoon William Mong Man-wai has a lot to thank Japan for. It was 1949, with the country reeling from the devastation of defeat in the second world war and the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, when the future entrepreneur and philanthropist made his first visit. For enterprising foreigners, there were opportunities to be had amid the reconstruction efforts.

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

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