Pupils at top schools continued to show excellence in English in the new Diploma of Secondary Education exam - but limited Chinese-language skills have cost some of them a place at university.Saturday, 21 July, 2012, 12:00am
In the second round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition, YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College battled Immaculate Heart of Mary College on the motion 'Hong Kong is a great place to live'. YWCA agreed with the motion, while Immaculate Heart of Mary took the opposing view.10 May 2012 - 12:00am
Grace Luk, 18, YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College
cd: Beyonce's 4. 1+1 is a wonderful opener to a great album.
dvd: Beastly. A modern version of Beauty and the Beast.
movie: Zookeeper. Kevin James on a roller coaster with a gorilla - priceless.
book: The Help. The film is out now, but don't ignore Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel.2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Keeping Cantonese opera alive
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts will launch a Cantonese opera degree in 2013. It will be a four-year programme.
Cantonese opera, as part of our heritage, is worth preserving. But is offering studies towards a degree the best way to protect this performing art?4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
We need more sports facilities
I am concerned about the shortage of sport facilities in Hong Kong.
A recent study shows that nearly one in five Hongkongers are obese, partly because of a lack of exercise. But even if many of these people chose to take part in sports, it would be difficult to find sports facilities for all of them.30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
We must recognise nurses' hard work
Medical services are essential to every city. Nurses, as well as doctors, play a crucial role in ensuring that residents receive proper medical care. So, it is sad to hear that medical workers in Hong Kong work much more than eight hours on most days.16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Cage homes a serious problem
I read the article 'Cage homes worse than living on street', (SCMP, May 24) with interest.
Conditions in these cubicles are appalling. There is no privacy; everyone there lives in a small area with their possessions.23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Better presentation and more convincing arguments helped YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College edge out Christian Alliance Cheng Wing Gee College in the third round of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition.
The schools debated the motion: 'public, performing animal shows are beneficial.' Cheng Wing Gee took the affirmative side and Hioe Tjo Yoeng the negative.31 May 2011 - 12:00am
Applied learning courses helpful26 May 2011 - 12:00am
Communication skills can be useful
Communication is important. With better skills, we can communicate more easily. This can help with our school work.
Students have lots of presentations and oral tests, so communication skills can get us higher marks. Such skills can also increase students' confidence.25 May 2011 - 12:00am
YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College
Theatre Arts Club members at YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College thrilled the audience last month with a delightful version of a Broadway musical.9 May 2011 - 12:00am
I am writing in response to the article 'Destined for life in tiny cage homes' (Young Post, April 7). It is about the life of Hong Kong's 'cage dwellers'.
Eight students from our school joined the Youth Leadership Development Scheme organised by the YMCA of Hong Kong and we are working on a school project about cage homes in Sham Shui Po.6 May 2011 - 12:00am
The qualities of a good neighbour
Nearly everyone in Hong Kong has neighbours. They have all sorts of impacts on our lives, both good and bad. So what makes good neighbours?
First, they should be willing to help those around them in difficult times. You should be grateful if you have a neighbour with such qualities.4 May 2011 - 12:00am
Tough road for young athletes
I will be in the first batch of students doing the HKDSE and am a member of a junior sports squad.
It is hard to strike the right balance.
Being an athlete in Hong Kong is not easy. Unlike in the United States, Hong Kong athletes are always struggling because of poor government funding.20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Materialism may hide unhappy lives
In such a money-minded city as Hong Kong, people are always longing for luxurious products. It is generally thought that these are necessities. Yet, what makes them necessary?18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am