La Salle Primary School

Parents call for end to 'succession' allocation system in primary schools

A parent checks to see if her child is among those accepted to study at Yaumati Catholic Primary School yesterday. Photo: Nora Tam

Parents are calling for an end to "succession" admissions to primary schools after the number of children able to attend the school of their choice in the first phase of allocations hit a 15-year low yesterday.

Tuesday, 27 November, 2012, 3:25am

Brush with stranger fuels child abduction panic

An incident in which a man approached three boys from an elite Kowloon Tong primary school has added to panic about alleged child abductions in the city.

The man, thought to be in his forties and who was unknown to them, said he would treat the young La Salle Primary School pupils to tea.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bad news for most at the school gate

Disappointment met more than half the anxious parents who flocked to schools yesterday to see if their child had won a place at their preferred school, under the discretionary round of applications to primary schools.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Majestic Drums XIV

Chew Hee Chiat (right) conducts percussionists Wang Beibei, Yim Hok-man, Wang Dong, Ronald Chin, Liao Yi-ping and Gao Shan, suona players Guo Yazhi and Xia Poyan, the HK Chinese Orchestra and La Salle Primary School's percussion group playing works including Ng Cheuk-yin's Fire Dragon, Peng Xiuwen and Cai Huichuan's Drums in Celebration of a Bumper Harvest and Chew's Let the Thunder of Drums R

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Parents drum up skills for primary slots

Preschoolers are being taught African drums, taekwondo and a variety of other skills as desperate parents seek to give their children a competitive edge in gaining entry to the most prestigious aided-primary schools.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Extra storeys in new schools

New schools are to be built with two extra floors, adding about 200 student places to each of about 20 new schools a year.

The head of Architectural Services, Pau Shiu-hung, said yesterday that projected population growth and the rapid expansion of new towns meant the traditional eight-storey school would be extended from this year.

22 Feb 2000 - 12:00am