Bonding over backwards

Both of my daughters have now officially reached double digits, and it is still magic watching them interact.

Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am

The weight of wealth

A quick read of the headlines will reveal how fraught the succession planning process can be. People know well the stories of brothers and sisters who get locked into bitter disputes when fighting for control of the family business.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

It's mostly about relationships: how the points system works when it comes to securing a pupil's preferred school

Children who had links to a school were favoured over those with none in the first stage of allocations for primary school places yesterday.

23 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

How the marks add up

How the scores are calculated in the discretionary round of Primary One admission, for which half of a school's places are set aside.

Children get points for one of the following five factors:

Either parent works full time at the school, or its affiliated kindergarten or secondary section (20 points)

2 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Beautiful family drama

Two siblings band together to take care of the ailing father who ruined their lives

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Entry system so unfair

FOR quite some time now, admission into primary schools (and possibly kindergartens) has had a points system.

This system favours those candidates who have a sibling studying (add 20 points) or who has studied (add 10 points) in the same school.

The point system also favours first-born children (add five points).

28 Feb 1996 - 12:00am