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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Doctor training a rich vein for universities

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I will certainly bear this in mind if she should seek my support in future. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED Not good enough The English Schools Foundation has been in the spotlight for the last few months for one reason or another. Many of the issues are internal and for ESF to sort out themselves. However, on a recent parents night at one school, I could not help but be amazed ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Immigration changes upset foreign groups

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... against are the elimination of holiday expense tax deductions and proposals to raise fees for schools run by the English Schools Foundation. While they do not see the changes as anti-expatriate, ... for children of expatriates being educated at English Schools Foundation institutions were also threatened late last year when Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said ...

  10. Expatriates have replaced the British as new breed of colonialists

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A number of letters have appeared in these columns asserting that the English Schools Foundation's (ESF) subsidised education is an expatriate privilege. They make me wonder whether ... English speakers to facilitate their entry first to famous universities and later to high-paid jobs. Why don't locals go to the more student-friendly schools? Because the other schools ...




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