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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. 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 ...

  6. With fashion key to HK exports, why cancel show?

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the letter 'Tsunami gimmickry' (February 24), by Pierce Lam. His assertion that our students' fact-finding visit to Sri Lanka 'typifies the English Schools Foundation ... of English-medium schools. My experiences so far in an English-medium school have led me to believe that such a teaching method may not be the best way to ensure students gain a good grasp of English ...

  7. Shock of the news

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that it is hardly worth mentioning'. English Schools Foundation secondary schools provide courses such as General Certificate of Secondary Education media or International Baccalaureate film, which ... school children will be better at understanding content, but they may not have the maturity to know how to express fears. And although adolescents are well on their way to forming their own ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... instead of leaving expats with no other choice than to pay outrageous English Schools Foundation/international school fees. Michael Lavergne, Lantau Pay-TV firms so parochial So the pay-TV ... Not a single officer at this international checkpoint spoke English. At no time could anyone advise why we had been singled out. Finally we had to call the car rental agency to send another car from ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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, ...




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