Free Disneyland tickets for hard-working primary-school pupils

Free Disneyland tickets for hard-working primary-school pupils

Free Disneyland tickets are to be given to selected pupils in every primary school class in Hong Kong in a HK$10 million initiative aimed at encouraging less academically gifted students to make the most of their potential.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 8:18am

City University looks into harsh treatment of students

Students who took part in the protest when Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying visited City University accuse some security guards of violent treatment. Photo: Sam Tsang

City University will set up a review committee to investigate the rough treatment of students who protested at a rally held last week during an opening ceremony on campus.

13 May 2013 - 5:24am 1 comment

Hong Kong's deadly exam culture

A survey last year found 54 per cent of Form Three and 72 per cent of Form Six students go for extra tuition after school. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong is not alone in having a strong exam culture. The rise of "managerialism" - the application of the business model of accountability, efficiency and surveillance to education - has had a profound effect in many countries. Education policy has been affected by globalisation as governments prioritised economic growth.

21 Mar 2013 - 2:50am 5 comments

Learning Curve: relieve anxiety the Hindu way

Students should learn to focus on more than just exam results. Photo: Felix Wong

Exam stress and anxiety regarding results are part and parcel of being a student. While anxiety can be a driving force, it is more often an incapacitating factor in exam preparation.

11 Mar 2013 - 10:33am

Students eat green to save the planet

Hongkongers are the biggest meat-eaters in the world, according to a group that is trying to change all that for the good of the planet by offering schoolchildren a vegetarian lunch once a week.

Green Monday says the suppliers of lunch boxes to 350,000 children - 90 per cent of those who eat at school - have agreed to offer a meat-less option on Mondays from next month.

5 Mar 2013 - 3:50am

Chen Lu founded online community to help students go abroad

Chen Lu is founder of CAPE, which enables young people to reach out to each other and share experiences about their studies or lives in overseas countries. Photo: SMP

Chen Lu is still a little bitter about a visa mishap that cost him the chance to go to India four years ago, but he used the experience as motivation and co-founded an online community that brings together mainland students and people with business ambitions. 

17 Feb 2013 - 5:38am

Secondary pupils critique society in news commentary competition

Secondary pupils critique society in news commentary competition

More than 7,500 pupils took part in a series of competitions organised by the Hok Yau Club, a non-governmental organisation, from September to January.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am

Pupils polled on three top changes for happier school life

Lawmaker Chan Yuen-han was impressed by the work of the 'junior chief executives', a project by the Boys and Girls Clubs Association. Photo: Edward Wong

More school outings, more encouragement from teachers and less homework would make pupils happier, a survey by members of the Boys and Girls Clubs Association has found.

A total of 513 pupils from Primary Four up to Form Three were asked to rank a list of what schools could do to make their time in school more pleasant.

21 Jan 2013 - 4:59am

Wuchuan schools ask parents to buy desks and chairs for children

Desks at the Zhenwen Central Primary School with their owners' names etched onto the front. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Students at primary and secondary schools in Guangdong province's Wuchuan city are being forced to buy their own desks and chairs for class, a Chinese newspaper reported on Tuesday.

2 Jan 2013 - 1:16pm

News on national education controversy tops student poll

Thousands railed against the national education curriculum. Photo: Sam Tsang

The national education controversy came in at No 1 in the 2012 Hong Kong Secondary Students' Top 10 News Election.

The survey, organised by the politically independent Hok Yau Club, asked more than 85,000 pupils from 120 local secondary schools to pick, from 30 options, the top 10 most important news stories in their opinion.

1 Jan 2013 - 4:52am

Students divided by Taiwan Strait have lot in common

Most admired among those born after 1990

Cultural exchanges and the internet have helped narrow differences between young people divided by the Taiwan Strait, but they remain far apart over political ideals, according to survey by a leading Taiwanese magazine.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:53am 2 comments

Programme helps children manage stress

Students sometimes need to put away their textbooks and relax.

The number of students suffering from stress, anxiety and depression in Hong Kong is rising and, as the public becomes increasingly aware of mental health issues, more are coming forward to seek treatment.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:53pm

Students should not be losing out because of exam revamp

Securing a university place remains the top priority for Hong Kong students. They are trained to sit through a series of highly competitive examinations to enter the institution they prefer. When the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) was introduced to replace the two-tier exam as part of the academic structure revamp, hopes were high that it would ease pressure on the students.

27 Aug 2012 - 4:53am

First thing China, August 21

Keywords: Outbound student enrollment, Q2 consumption figures, fugitive disguise options, heavy rains, Three Gorges Dam, state-owned enterprise salaries.  

Inbound and outbound student figures continue to rise

29 Aug 2012 - 3:06pm

University places offered to 14,800 Hong Kong students

Student activist Tommy Cheung will study political science. Photo: Edmond So

Tommy Cheung Sau-yin did not allow himself a holiday yesterday even though he had reasons to celebrate - the 18-year-old Form Six student had been admitted to Chinese University's political science department, his top choice.

18 Aug 2012 - 5:17am