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  1. 6-month wait for place in school

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The number of schools across Hong Kong operated by the English Schools Foundation- A total of 16,000 students attend the schools ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com More than 70 per cent of applicants to international schools have waited less than six months before being admitted, according to the first city-wide ...

  2. School-subsidy policy smacks of discrimination

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Basic Law, Cantonese and English are both official languages in Hong Kong. Also under the law, the English Schools Foundation was established to provide an education for residents whose native ... to Chris Stubbs' letter about the English Schools Foundation's retirement policy ('Not ready to retire', April 4), may I say that the hue and cry over ESF teachers' pay ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... other members. W. C. Yuen, Pok Fu Lam ESF schools don't deserve a subsidy I think it is time for the Hong Kong government to end all forms of subsidy to schools operated by the English Schools Foundation. Having read the comments on the issue from other correspondents, one might be misled into thinking these are publicly funded English-language schools and that they supposedly ...

  4. Social welfare system prey to human nature

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Education offered to all' (April 8). In defending the English Schools Foundation subvention, she argues that the education needs of English-speaking children in Hong Kong are covered, ... this conclusion via the vague assertions that 'our school system is more ready than before to take on English-speaking children' and that 'individual schools are developing their capacity ...

  5. Laying foundations for new workers

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... countries, and with many multinational clients, Mace requires that its staff are fluent in English. Resident staff also need to be able to speak Cantonese, while a knowledge of Putonghua is also ...

  6. Mailbag

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... necessity for primary school principals who are not fluent in English and who may become defensive or cowed by perceived unco-operative NETs, many of whom may not even know the workplace ... prejudice against non-taxpayers nor favouritism for big taxpayers. Expatriates have no more right to demand separate English-medium schools than to demand separate clinics. In substance, the main ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: Curriculum evolves for a brave new world

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... with different audiences. Appropriate links are made with English and maths when possible, but these subjects are often taught explicitly in order to cover content and foundation skills that pupils need ... Julie McGuire familypost@scmp.com How curriculums are evolving for a changing world When I was at primary school lessons such as history and geography were called by their proper names, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. A passion for performance

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Lindsey McAlister, founder and artistic director, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (HKYAF), always knew that she was destined to do something arts-related- even though the school she went to did everything it possibly could to put her off such a direction. 'Theatre is my life, my passion, it consumes every waking hour. When I am not making theatre, I am ...




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