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  1. We need better local education system rather than more international schools

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Everyone in Hong Kong deserves the opportunity to have a bilingual or dual-language education in English and Chinese. Harrow, in Britain, is not an international school but a prestigious British ... Once again you have drawn the attention of the public to the educational needs in Hong Kong with the editorial ('Harrow school deal too generous', June 15). As the Education ...

  2. The foundations of modern learning

    Posted Oct 06th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... and moral qualifications to fill the post of master of the Central School and inspector of the government free day schools at Hong Kong'. The person would be required 'to teach the English ... The school followed two curricula. Half the day was devoted to studying the English language and western subjects, while the afternoon was spent studying the Chinese language and traditional ...

  3. International schools need the government's help...

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Money opens doors that would otherwise be closed, whether it be in lifestyle, opportunity or entry to elite clubs or institutions, including private schools. It should not be surprising, therefore, to learn that as prices for debentures sold by international schools soar to astronomical levels, a secondary market has opened among companies and even individuals eager to profit or jump ...

  4. IT subsidy plan rapped for interest fees

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... chose two organisations to run the scheme jointly: the eInclusion Foundation- a consortium of the non-profit Internet Professional Association (iProA) and the Boys' and Girls' Clubs ...

  5. We must smash the hoax that English is indispensable for success in HK

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sam Wong rightly observes that the city's middle class is generally against English Schools Foundation subvention ('Government must end ESF subsidy', July 21). Opposite ... the very foundations of the colony.' Like opium, the English language isn't indispensable. Long after English recedes to its rightful place as a minority language in Hong Kong, the city ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and, academically speaking, I'll bet that their worst pupils will do better in school than most ESF students in all subjects aside from English, which is hardly a selling point. Frankly ... there are still a lot of locals who harbour resentment towards foreigners. I am a former pupil at a couple of schools under the ESF. There are more than a few stories I could tell you that would not only ...

  7. Cut in perks hits British enrolments

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Local students signing up to independent schools in UK decline by 17pc The number of Hong Kong students enrolling in British independent schools has fallen 17 per cent after a cap on the overseas education allowances for children of civil servants. Figures published by Britain's Independent Schools Council, representing 1,276 'public schools', showed ...

  8. Lack of practice makes for imperfect English

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... for using English as the biggest obstacle to improving their language skills. Another 22.1 per cent of students thought the fact they did not have a good foundation in English language was the reason for their lack of progress. Most of the students said they had little access to English outside school, particularly when it came to listening practice. However, more than half ...

  9. Census data fuels schools debate

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by Crown Relocations showed that last December only six of the 37 international and English Schools Foundation schools had places for primary one pupils. Only two schools on Hong Kong Island were ... on their election platforms, the candidates pledged to continue funding for the English Schools Foundation and enhance the support for international schools. Hong Kong competes with the world to attract ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it for the money. Julian Harniess [chairman of the Association of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools] has done an injustice to good teachers in making stupid comments like 'they will not be able ...




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