Education

5 students join International Physics Olympiad

Five Hong Kong students will participate in the 39th International Physics Olympiad in Vietnam from July 20 to 29, the Education Bureau says.

Tears of joy and sadness as kids put in their places

There were tears of joy and disappointment yesterday when primary school students learned whether or not they will be heading to secondary schools of their choice.


66 exemplary teachers praised

news.gov.hk 08.07.2008
66 exemplary teachers praised

Forty-two teachers with exemplary skills in physical and special education have been given the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence with another 24 winning certificates of merit.

73% of P6 students get preferred school place

About 73% of the 71,846 students taking part in this year's secondary school places allocation have been granted their first choice of school, up from 68% last year, the Education Bureau says. Full results will be announced tomorrow.


Police warn of scams targeting students

Yang Lifei Shanghai Daily 07.07.2008
Police warn of scams targeting students

ALARMED by the rising number of scams targeting high school graduates and their parents, Shanghai police sounded a warning yesterday against fake admission information, the Youth Daily reported.

Doctors to join teachers in war on drug abuse

Jennifer Lai The Standard 07.07.2008
Doctors to join teachers in war on drug abuse

The government has decided to involve private doctors in addressing the disturbing rise of drug abuse among the young.


Drug prevention starts at school: SJ

Bolstering students' drug knowledge and resistance against temptation are the key to making the anti-drug fight a success, Secretary for Justice Wong Yan Lung says.

A matter of survival for Kowloon school

Jennifer Lai The Standard 03.07.2008

A school in Kowloon needs to raise HK$240 million by the end of next month to go private.


Six-of-best for two straight-A students

Miranda Shek The Standard 30.06.2008

Two students who sat this year's Hong Kong Advanced Level examination have achieved six straight As, the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority revealed yesterday.

Call for random drug tests in govt schools

There's been a call for random drug testing in government schools. The call was made by Shatin District Councillor Scarlett Pong, who carried out a survey of fifteen-hundred parents.


ESF in Putonghua warning

Miranda Shek The Standard 24.06.2008
ESF in Putonghua warning

The education of students - in particular their progress in Putonghua - will suffer unless the English Schools Foundation is allowed to increase tuition fees.

ESF finances to face scrutiny by officials

Miranda Shek The Standard 20.06.2008

Education chiefs are to examine the financial plans of the besieged English Schools Foundation before they decide on the organization's application to increase tuition fees.


ESF chiefs fail parents' test

Miranda Shek and Jennifer Lai The Standard 19.06.2008
ESF chiefs fail parents' test

Angry parents last night vowed to continue their campaign to stop rises in tuition fees after a meeting with English Schools Foundation chiefs to address the issue ended in acrimony.

Parents revolt on ESF fee hikes

Patsy Moy The Standard 16.06.2008
Parents revolt on ESF fee hikes

Parents of English Schools Foundation students have launched a signature campaign against planned tuition fee rises.


City University and the Institute of Education will each receive $200,000 to run the elder academy programmes starting from 2008-09, the Elderly Commission announces.

Secretary for Education Michael Suen presents a souvenir to Vice-Minister of Education Zhang Xin-Sheng, who is leading the Chinese delegation to the 4th APEC Education Ministerial Meeting.

Hong Kong is dedicated to boosting students' critical and exploratory thinking, self-confidence, team spirit, all-round development and life-long learning capability, Secretary for Education Michael Suen tells the 4th Asia-Pacific Economic Co-oper...


Education exchange: Secretary for Education Michael Suen receives a souvenir from University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Dean Jade Gaskell at a breakfast seminar.

The establishment of an $18-billion fund to support research and development activities at tertiary institutions will open new areas for co-operation between Hong Kong and Canada, Secretary for Education Michael Suen says.

Character reference

The Standard 10.06.2008
Character reference

Diocesan Girls School fencing team captain Mary Jean Chan scored six As in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, while Hui King- sze from Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College scored three As in HKCEE and is also chief edito...


Three Hong Kong secondary students have won awards at the 59th Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Atlanta.

Spirituality for kids: a Kabbalah project supported by Demi Moore

How Hollywood's A-list stars are bringing the cult of Kabbalah to inner-city schools in London. Is it sinister or safe?



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