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  1. Anger as ESF closes internet forums ahead of vote on ordinance

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Parents reject foundation's claim of technical problems, saying the move smacks of censorship The removal of discussion forums from the English Schools Foundation website has angered ... was 'standard practice', he said. There had also been incidents where the foundation had difficulty removing 'offensive, even obscene' remarks quickly as technical staff at the company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551279/anger-esf-closes-internet-forums-ahead-vote-ordinance
  2. Youth on student trip in coma on Koh Samui

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Will Clem

    ... Jane Foxcroft could not be contacted last night. English Schools Foundation chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said she did not have full details of the incident but confirmed a former student ... Liz Heron and Will Clem A youth was taken to hospital in a coma after he was injured in a motorcycle accident during a trip to Koh Samui organised by students from West Island School ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643186/youth-student-trip-coma-koh-samui
  3. Hacker forces website closure

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem An English Schools Foundation school shut its website this week following the discovery that a hacker had posted 'unpleasant hidden messages' on a number of its web pages. The discovery came after the South China Morning Post uncovered a concealed cryptic message written in Latin along the bottom of South Island School's homepage. 'The school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/525553
  4. Warnings and deluges throw exams into chaos

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui, Will Clem

    ... home from international and English Schools Foundation schools with instructions not to access the internet or communicate with students here or in Britain who had sat the exams. Those who had ... thousands of Form Five students taking oral exams for the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination Putonghua and English (Syllabus B). Hundreds of students sitting British GCE, GCSE ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552185/warnings-and-deluges-throw-exams-chaos
  5. Bird flu fears put winter China trips on hold

    Posted Nov 26th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to show principals and parents that this is a good opportunity to teach students how to face something like this.' International and English Schools Foundation schools' interim weeks ... concerns into account,' he said, adding that a number of other DSS schools had cancelled trips for similar reasons. Lawrence Lour Tsang-tsay, principal of Carmel Divine Grace Foundation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526589
  6. Striking the right chord with Mr

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Music for senior students taking the English Schools Foundation's Advanced Diploma course. Nikita said she had almost abandoned her winning concept for another idea because she had not been ... Will Clem King George V School art students were rocking to a business beat this week as they competed for the chance to get their designs on the cover of a commercial CD. About 20 Year 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654952/striking-right-chord-mr
  7. Legislators back ESF parents in fee row

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Cost rises making school 'unaffordable' Legislators yesterday threw their weight behind a campaign by English Schools Foundation parents against a proposed fee ... the parents with justifiable reasons and decide on an acceptable school fee.' They also want the foundation to consult parents before altering fees and establish a transparent mechanism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641833/legislators-back-esf-parents-fee-row
  8. Top students greet examination results with glee

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The summer exam results season drew to a close yesterday as hundreds of English Schools Foundation and international school students found out how they fared in British GCSEs ... There will always be exams.' Performance at the independent German Swiss International School, on The Peak, was even better- 46 per cent of the exams sat by 62 students in the school's English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649900/top-students-greet-examination-results-glee
  9. Schools celebrate record A-level haul

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem English Schools Foundation schools and one international school were yesterday celebrating another clutch of 'best ever' British A-level results, in a year when more ... B or C. The figures were up from 59.4 per cent and 80.3 per cent, respectively, last year, when the school also attained a 100 per cent pass rate. Mary Peart, head of the school's English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649104/schools-celebrate-record-level-haul
  10. Warning on binge-drinking pupils

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Will Clem

    ... The school has also complained that 7-Eleven stores have been selling alcohol to juveniles. The English Schools Foundation's West Island School in Pokfulam has warned parents and other schools ... Katherine Forestier and Will Clem ESF school alerts parents and police to under-age alcohol abuse in Lan Kwai Fong and Wan Chai There have been calls for the government to introduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/524654/warning-binge-drinking-pupils

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