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  1. Dealing with the heat

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... company UniServity. Eleven aided schools and the English Schools Foundation (ESF) have pledged their support for the three-year programme. They will work with British schools online to come up ... means there's limited airflow at ground level,' said Helen Bamber, from ESF's Island School. The UK students shared recycling measures they adopt on campus. Oscar Yu Ho-cheong, ...

  2. Wilting flowers and pirate power

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to improve environmental awareness and community spirit. Potted plants were given away free at the ceremony. Meanwhile, at Sha Tin Junior School, more than 200 children donned pirate costumes (above) as part of an English-learning activity organised by the English Schools Foundation. The Pirates of the South Seas Treasure Hunt involved children aged three to 12 and their parents. They took ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Subvention for ESF must be raised I am writing as a local parent to urge support for increased government subvention for the English Schools Foundation (ESF). We must all recognise the importance of English-medium schools for local students who cannot otherwise afford or gain access to international schools. While other Asian nations and the mainland are gearing up ...

  4. If we were to start a new category of prize for The Nobel Foundation, what would you choose?

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a new prize category for The Nobel Foundation to commend a country for its selflessness. Kelvin Yu Chun-yin, 12, Sing Yin Secondary School I would choose environmental protection. The earth has ... Joseph's Secondary School More countries are taking up the goal of sustainable development as they grapple with the dangers posed by global warming. However, for the sake of a country's ...

  5. Filthy air disrupts another school event

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung At least one other school has cancelled an outdoor sports event because of fears that poor air quality could harm students' health. An inter-house cross-country event by South Island School, scheduled for yesterday afternoon, had to be postponed to October 5. The secondary school in Southern District, run by the English Schools Foundation, attributed ...

  6. Tsunami rebuilding efforts lay foundation for health crisis

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Steve Sandford

    ... of knowledge about the hazards of asbestos has left a deadly legacy in much of Asia. The conference heard that many survivors of the tsunami have returned to houses and schools rebuilt with chrysotile ...

  7. Winds of change

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four students Karena Wong Kam-yan (left) and Rachel Chan Ka-yiu, Year 12 student Helen Bamber from Island School and Form Two student Oscar Yu Ho-cheong from Creative Secondary School are taking part in Climate Cool, an international education programme that will involve 11 local aided schools and the English Schools Foundation. Climate Cool is a new British Council project ...

  8. Sky's the limit for green warriors

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh Island School has shown that action speaks louder than words by installing solar panels and wind turbines on its rooftop. The devices have helped the school reduce its carbon footprint and boost environmental awareness among its students. The Solar Panel and Wind Turbine Project is the first of its kind among ESF (English Schools Foundation) schools. The devices ...

  9. Change the way you think about the environment

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shoppers from using the wrapping service offered by shops and help to protect the environment. DICKSON CHOW The Chinese Foundation Secondary School Thanks for your letter, Dickson. I'm happy to see that you're thinking of ways to help conserve our resources. Learning to look after our environment requires a change of mindset. The foundation of this new thinking is a respect ...

  10. Tighter security for start of school term

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... closed. There was confusion in Anhui over missing English textbooks and 500 schools implemented measures to combat a cholera outbreak. There were joyful scenes, however, in Beichuan county- ... from the coast and was predicted to head for the Korean Peninsula. A delay in the printing of new English language textbooks caused a minor controversy in Anhui, as schools had to start ...




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