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  1. English Schools Foundation

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PRIMARIES Beacon Hill School Kowloon Tong 23 Ede Rd, Kowloon Tong Tel 2336 5221 bhs@bhs.esf.edu.hk www.beaconhill.edu.hk Founded: 1967 Founding school of ESF, catering for 540 students. The school's curriculum is inquiry-centred based on Primary Years Programme. Well-resourced, with strong ICT provision in all classrooms. Expressive arts programme that allows children to excel in art, ...

  2. Foundation to seek funding for upgrades

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The English Schools Foundation is planning to ask the government for funding towards the cost of upgrading the buildings of two popular schools in Kowloon. The ESF is drawing up plans to unite Kowloon Junior School, which now operates across two sites- at Perth Street and Rose Street- in one new building at Perth Street, and for the expansion of King George V School ...

  3. School administrators must face facts over declining English

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alex Woo ('Mixed code is not the problem', February 11) correctly identified a significant factor in the decline of English standards by pointing out that the problem is not mixed-code teaching, but elsewhere, in that our students do not have a firm foundation of English. I will add some reasons to help clarify why that foundation is so weak. Like the swimmer who drowns ...

  4. Graduates turn to language schools to boost English skills

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Fionnuala Carolan

    ... for their inadequate English. While the policy was amended last year to allow more schools to teach subjects in English again, for this generation it is too little too late. When they discover that their English standards are not good enough for the work environment, they turn to the city's language schools to bring them up to par. 'Students have major problems with spelling ...

  5. English language education remains a vital investment for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the editorial ('Time for the ESF to clarify its teaching mission', November 29). As a recently appointed independent member of the board of the English Schools Foundation I have been joining a series of visits to primary and secondary schools to meet teaching staff and get a feel for current developments and priorities. Along the way I have had ...

  6. letters

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Following fashion is a complete waste of time and money. Nicole, POCA Wong Siu Ching Secondary School We need to be really good at English Education Secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung has urged parents to do away with the labelling of schools as 'English medium' or 'Chinese medium'. He said schools should be free to choose whether classes are taught in English ...

  7. Architects to rebuild school's foundations

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The foundations of the city's historic Central School will be rebuilt by experts on the adjoining police married quarters site in Central, after two weeks of public ... of Architects will recreate the school's foundations directly above the site where remnants of the real foundations were found in 2007. 'We won't uncover the historic site, which ...

  8. Schools offer value for money

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Their first concern may be how easy it is to get their child into the right school. Hong Kong has 24 international secondary-level schools offering English as the teaching language: eight English Schools Foundation (ESF) and 16 private international schools. This accounts for less than 5 per cent of the total volume of secondary schooling capacity in Hong Kong. All require fees and, even ...

  9. school news

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... work while the audience enjoyed the performances. Erica Ng Carmel Alison Lam Foundation Secondary School The Kwai Chung school organised a three-day event to promote the use of English among ... CCC Chuen Yuen College The school held its Inter-house English Drama Competition on February 27. It was aimed at encouraging students to learn English in a fun way. The theme ...

  10. ESF bid for deal to rebuild 14 schools

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The English Schools Foundation is seeking to strike a new deal with the government to fund a campus building programme that would see all its 14 publicly funded schools rebuilt ... Under the plan, the foundation aims to secure funding for rebuilding Kowloon Junior School and putting up two new buildings at King George V School, and to agree on a new site for Island School ...




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