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  1. West Island students ride off with trip to British equine school

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Four students from West Island School will travel to Britain in July to spend a week at one of the world's largest equine training institutions after winning the Interschool ... to the college's stud farm, vet clinic and horse therapy centre. The West Island School students outperformed teams from King George V School, Sha Tin College and Chinese International School in the final ...

  2. Lantau school denies HK$1 land abuse claim

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... it submitted its accounts every year to the Inland Revenue Department. The international primary school, founded in 1993, serves 260 pupils and follows a British curriculum. Annual tuition fees ...

  3. Hong Kong students outshine their British counterparts in GCSE exams

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... Results are twice as good as UK state schools, says principal Hong Kong students dramatically outperformed their British counterparts in the General Certificate of Secondary Education ... schools,' said David James, the principal of ESF's Island School. The GCSE is equivalent to the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination and is generally taken by students wishing ...

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    Islands hold key to education crisis

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Building schools on outlying islands can fix education woes Hong Kong is facing a crisis in primary education. No other topic has the ability to turn the faces of Hongkongers red ... is to build more schools on the outlying islands. What we have lost on Hong Kong Island is space, space that is readily available on several of the outlying islands. It is inexpensive space, free from ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Eleven schools and institutes leak sensitive student data

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Schools slammed for publishing students' ID card and telephone numbers on websites Sensitive student data leaked online The privacy watchdog has criticised a "serious lack of vigilance" among schools that have put students' personal data on the internet. This follows an investigation by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner ...

  6. GCSE system may be scrapped

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that existing GCSEs will disappear,' said a leaked British government document obtained by the Daily Mail newspaper. 'Those starting GCSEs in 2013 are the last pupils who will have to do ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Thousands of local students are facing an uncertain academic future following British media reports that the GCSE qualification may be scrapped. ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean schools to teach about Dokdo islands dispute

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean children will be taught about Dokdo chain, which is also claimed by Japan Young get lessons on islands dispute South Korean schoolchildren will receive mandatory classes explaining the nation's claims to ownership of a set of islands that are also claimed by Japan, the education ministry says. Beginning this year, all schools ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF makes public plea for Island School site

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... for Island School site The English Schools Foundation has made a public appeal for a "solution" to redevelop its ageing Island School after the board decided to drop a plan to rebuild ... Welcoming abandonment of the Quarry Bay plan, Civic Party legislator Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok, who represents the Hong Kong Island constituency, said it had been "poorly planned" and had ...

  9. Making a point in tents

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to get the government to move their facility to the Heung Yee Kuk Southern District Secondary School campus at Mui Wo, Lantau Island. Atteeq, in Form Four, has been at the college for 18 months. ... the basketball court all become classrooms. Every time it rains, water leaks into our study room. Someone needs to get buckets to collect the water and someone will get tools to try to repair the roof. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Anger over 'disastrous' plan to raise ESF fees

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... to question its cost structure. Native English (NET) teacher Perry Bayer, whose son is studying at West Island School, said the increase of up to 5.9 per cent for most ESF schools ... He added that the move might cause some NET teachers, who valued education, to consider leaving the city, as they could no longer afford education in British schools. Education sector ...




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