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  1. talk back

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the ESF done enough to put its house in order? We are a group of local parents who wish to voice our support for the English Schools Foundation. We believe the ESF is making genuine efforts ... and affordable education system with highly qualified teachers. The schools have excellent facilities, teaching resources and provide a stable curriculum. Our children are very happy in school; they love ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... they already enjoy a lot of benefits. Those who threaten to leave Hong Kong if the government scraps its subsidy to the English Schools Foundation are taking an arrogant approach. They talk about the loss of talent. But there is no shortage of talent in Hong Kong and there are citizens from the mainland with high English standards who are only too willing to serve Hong Kong. ESF schools ...

  3. Talk back

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the funds for the new English Schools Foundation school and I look forward, as do most Discovery Bay residents, to the school opening and improving the educational options for the children ... in France and there it is the law to show a medical certificate when enrolling. Marcus Van Noppen, Leuvensesteenweg, Belgium Q Is the proposed ESF school at Discovery Bay too big? As one ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been leaving the ESF in large numbers for several years now- in some schools, turnover has exceeded 20 per cent. Correspondingly, the ESF is facing a recruitment crisis, with applications ... and address supplied I think it is unfair that the government should subsidise ESF students when children of other international schools get nothing. The first thing the government should do is set ...

  5. Week ahead

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, admission free, but reservation required. Inquiries: 3105 0391 Friday The Carmen Project English Schools Foundation and Scottish Opera's collaborative ... www.handmadehongkong.com Audition Call Theatre troupe AFTEC is seeking talented fluent English-speaking actors and actresses aged 13-25 years for major roles in their English-language production of A Midsummer ...

  6. 500 march against school-placing plan

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Form One places. The parents claimed the revised allocation scheme would see their children barred from applying to elite English-medium secondary schools on Hong Kong Island. They also ... in Wan Chai and Eastern District, where many elite English-medium schools are located. But they are not allowed to do so this year because, according to the bureau, fewer Form One places ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and making them into foundation areas normally incorporated creating basements. Was this overlooked in the Norman Foster plan? Was a basement an optional extra? As the dilly-dallying continues, ... against corruption. Ng Sin-ying, Sha Tin Cable TV defends coverage I refer to the report ('Another TV hurdle for English speakers', July 28), to the letter by Ian Marriott ('Cable ...

  8. school news

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School On World Book Day, April 23, SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School's English Department organised an activity aimed at promoting the reading of English ... One students were fascinated by a remote-controlled dinosaur toy. It took 30 stamps to earn it. Tong Wong, Form 4E Lai Chack Middle School Twenty students and three teachers from Lai Chack ...

  9. District council is urged to use more English

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... information in English or use the language in meetings. Chan Wai-keung, an independent, submitted a motion to the Yau Tsim Mong district council last week arguing that thousands of South Asians and Western residents are being excluded from decision-making because only a one-page, English-language summary of meeting papers and minutes is placed on the council website, with full papers only ...

  10. District councils' non-English outlook translates clearly into discrimination

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the meeting papers and minutes uploaded onto the district council homepage are linguistically inaccessible to them. Logging on to the English version of the homepage, I, as a district councillor, was taken aback by the paucity of English translation of our meeting documents. Over the past few years, district council secretariats have offered only sketchy one-page English reports of council ...




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