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  1. Why hound the English Schools Foundation?

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Would the government please explain why it is apparently hounding the English Schools Foundation? If the government wants Hong Kong to be 'Asia's World City', it will have to offer Asia's world language, which is English. Hong Kong has offered that for some time and the ESF system is the major provider of English language education in Hong Kong. Jeopardise ...

  2. English Schools Foundation

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 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 Founder school of ESF, catering for 540 students. The school's curriculum is enquiry centred and moving towards Primary Years Programme (PYP) accreditation. Well resourced, with strong ICT provision in all classrooms. Expressive arts programme ...

  3. If English is so important, firms should move to Belfast or Glasgow

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that rather resembles the emperor's new clothes. He envisions these new clothes as being woven with the English language as their fabric and produced by the English Schools Foundation (ESF) ... pretensions to the name of Asia's world city are a joke if it needs two publicly funded systems of segregated English-medium schools, one for locals and one for native English speakers. Firms ...

  4. Who offers what and where- ESF preschools, ESF primary schools, ESF secondary schools and private independent schools

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Year groups: Y1-6 Number of students: 540 Accreditation: IB World School, Council of International Schools Association membership: English Schools Foundation, Southern China PYP Network Year ... enquiries@bs.esf.edu.hk Website: www.bradbury.edu.hk Year groups: Y1-6 Number of students: 720 Accreditation: IB World School Association membership: English Schools Foundation Year founded: 1980 Curriculum: IB ...

  5. Mother-tongue learning- and better English

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of service I support the letter 'ESF's service record' (February 19) from Paul Adams, who opposed the claim that the English Schools Foundation hardly participates in any inter-school ... and schools create a rich language environment outside the classroom to increase students' exposure to English and motivate them to learn. We recently published a booklet (on EMB's website ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Make English instruction at schools available to all children

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 'salient points about the English Schools Foundation's discriminatory practice'. She is turning this argument on its head. She correctly quotes the objects of the foundation as laid down ... about the English Schools Foundation ('Put an end to segregated education', April 6). The ESF is a legacy of the colonial system that existed in Hong Kong. It is time to put an end ...

  8. 6-month wait for place in school

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The number of schools across Hong Kong operated by the English Schools Foundation- A total of 16,000 students attend the schools ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com More than 70 per cent of applicants to international schools have waited less than six months before being admitted, according to the first city-wide ...

  9. Local schools need to raise their game

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It raises the question of what international schools are for. They may have emerged to meet the demand from expatriates for a quality education in English. But most have evolved, along with the English Schools Foundation, into a de facto private-school sector with large local enrolments. Local families who can afford it, including government officials, consider the cost worth it in terms ...

  10. Another lesson in school planning

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Schools Foundation and many international schools have long waiting lists. The government has been slow to respond. Surplus buildings have since been given to four international schools so ... Parents are up in arms about 500 young pupils at the elite Hong Kong International School being moved to a disused school inside a Chai Wan housing estate for three years while their lower ...




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