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  1. All Hong Kong children have right to expect equal support in their education

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in ESF fees. Now back to the present and the questions we should be asking. We should begin by acknowledging that every discussion about education should start with the children and what is best for them. Institutions, organisations, sponsoring bodies, teachers' unions and others will all come into it later; the children must come first. First up, why does any society educate its ...

  2. Selecting an appropriate school for your children

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... to select from for their children, including many offering the best of local and international education. In our guide, we have included fee-paying schools in the independent sector. Traditionally, ... other more traditional local private schools. International schools International schools come in many shapes. They give children access to major education systems around the world, including ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Parents are snubbing top-rated local Hong Kong schools

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... to be much higher. The minimum figure is around 12,000 children, but it could be at least double that if those with foreign passports are included. Those who are better off are sending their children overseas- more than 5,700 Hong Kong children are studying in British boarding schools. Parents are keen to ensure their children are well-placed to secure the best careers, so they are willing ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Many parents disappointed at school placings

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... children who will start primary education in September are allocated to schools of their first three choices, a 12-year low. Some parents who live in North district criticised the government for poor planning, as their children were assigned to schools in neighbouring Tai Po amid an influx of cross-border pupils. The government estimates that about 200 children living in the northern ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    ESF debate boils down to what's fair

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says city must ensure equal access to education for its own ESF debate boils down to what's fair for all HK children Education Minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim ... for their children, the ESF has a long history of providing quality education, anyway many of the children are local." All these points have some validity but they can be overstated. Moreover, they miss ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We cannot afford to spurn economic dividend from inclusive education

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... since backtracked and promised to make such legislation a priority. He has also criticised the government for failing to meet the education needs of ethnic minority children in Hong Kong. ... of ethnic minority children in Hong Kong have not got the attention they deserve. It is good that Chow has promised to meet different concern groups to work out his plan of action. Education is key ...

  7. Fun at summer school

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... With the summer holidays approaching, many parents are starting to look for valuable ways for their children to spend their free time. Summer schools can offer children the opportunity ... for three hours, but summer is far more intensive and so it helps to give children a head start before going back to school. 'We have put together a summer programme called Oceans Alive. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang lacks budgetary vision for better education in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says our financial secretary has missed another opportunity to invest in the city's future workforce by enabling children to enjoy quality learning at the earliest ... and their children graduate from the world's best universities. New entrants to the middle class struggle to buy or rent a decent home and put their children into the best local schools. The civil ...

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    ESF is part of what makes Hong Kong a success

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... it has bigger class sizes and a higher student turnover, and I think ESF parents have fewer financial resources to give their children. It works because it's subsidised: by being cheaper than international schools, there's greater diversity in the student body. Unlike international schools, it's not just full of the children of bankers and lawyers. It's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Public exams being devalued, principals warn

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Admissions System (Jupas) and are known as non-Jupas students. "How many families can afford to send their children to international schools or give extra tutorial support for their children ... into university under new admission requirements since the launch this year of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exam. "Parents find it more viable for their children to do the GCSE ...




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