Physical Education

Campaigners plan sit-in over national education curriculum in Hong Kong

At the government headquarters yesterday, pupils erect a banner with signatures of people opposed to national education. Photo: Dickson Lee

Anti-national education campaigners plan to stage a sit-in at government headquarters in response to a refusal by officials to even consider scrapping the controversial curriculum.

Monday, 27 August, 2012, 9:12pm

Big fight for school with no bullies

One of the few mainstream primary schools that still welcomes children with special education needs is struggling to keep its doors open due to insufficient government cash.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tutorial colleges are popular thanks to interfering parents and peer pressure

The highlight of promotional leaflets of tutorial schools is the claim that their teachers can help students get straight As.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Helping the transition to secondary school is of primary importance

My son is in Primary Six and is getting stressed about moving to secondary school. He already struggles to organise himself, and he's worried about having to go to lots of different classes and having more homework. He also worries that he won't be with his friends.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Failing to make the cut doesn't mean child's sporting career is over

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Give non-athletic child a sporting chance

My Year Five son hates PE lessons. He is not naturally athletic or co-ordinated and generally shows no interest in sport. He often forgets to take his kit to school or pretends to feel ill to avoid the lesson. A lot of the boys in his year group play football at playtime and he sometimes says he has no one to play with.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Students beam with pride

Since the Beijing Olympics in 2008, gymnastics have grown in popularity in Hong Kong.

An increasing number of parents are enrolling their children in classes to provide them with a well-rounded extra-curricular programme of activities.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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Why it's important to go to school

The Hong Kong government has been funding nine years of free education for every child, from Primary One to Secondary Three, since 1978. This will soon be extended to 12 years.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Pupils to be taught to appreciate China

Learning to appreciate China will become a core part of a reformed curriculum which seeks to make national education a compulsory subject for all schoolchildren in Hong Kong, starting as early as next year.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Should physical education be compulsory in schools?

Cathy Chan, 16, CCC Kei Chi Secondary School

Physical education has long been compulsory in many schools across the world. Educators say it helps children to develop the habit of exercising. But I think PE actually reduces students' interest in sport so it should not be compulsory.

30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Students team up with special-needs pupils to put their best feet forward for 10km run

Pupils with special needs will team up with students from the Hong Kong Institute of Education for the first time in February's Standard Chartered Marathon programme.

Eight pupils from Mary Rose School, aged between 16 and 18, will take part in the 10-kilometre race, accompanied by 80 students, alumni and staff from the institute.

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Poll exposes pupils' poor exercise habits

About 40 per cent of 1,970 secondary school pupils surveyed last month by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association did not do any exercise apart from physical education classes. Half of them said they had no time for exercise, and 40 per cent said they were lazy. Researchers said this behaviour would put a strain on the city's health resources in the long run.

5 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

British coaches pass on skills

Local youth soccer coaches and physical education teachers recently had a chance to hone their coaching skills with English Premier League trainers.

In a six-day training camp at Chinese University last week, 44 coaches and teachers took part in workshops on team coaching, nutrition, sports programme development and leadership skills, as well as English communication.

11 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Hi-tech gear sets school apart

Outfitted with state-of-the-art fitness machines, a classroom in Ho Ngai College has been transformed into an exercise laboratory. The Sik Sik Yuen-sponsored school is the first secondary school in Hong Kong to set up such a laboratory.

20 May 2008 - 12:00am

Circus arts aim for schools

HKIEd and KELY Support Group press for training to be included in PE curriculum

More than 400 students and teachers from 17 local schools took part in a plate-spinning challenge last Sunday. They spun about 450 plates in one minute and are hoping to make the Guinness World Records.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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