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  1. Parents take ads in fight to keep funding for ESF

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier PTAs are asked to help foot the bill, but some families object to the appeal Parents have stepped up the battle to maintain current public funding to the English Schools Foundation by taking advertisements in the English and Chinese press this week. A group of parents yesterday placed a quarter-page open letter in the South China Morning Post and two ...

  2. Happenings

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Festivals. Students were treated to poetry readings in Cantonese, Putonghua and English, vocal solos and duets, and performances by the school choirs. The performances were a tribute to the teachers ... the Chatteris Educational Foundation. Various prizes were awarded to winners of the games. The event was an overwhelming success in raising students' interest in English. Two days later, ...

  3. Net gains bridge cultural gap after chance meeting

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... to bring this teacher's school into the cyber age. The following year he cashed in Sun shares, and set up the Oumu Foundation (Ou Mu is his Chinese name) and set to work linking students ... The Oumu Foundation donated iMac computers and video and digital cameras to each of the schools so the students could produce their own videos. One of the biggest needs was training, particularly ...

  4. School work comes first for a hero's son

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... 'But Colonel Yang rejected the invitation because he wanted his son to stick to his studies at school,' Mr Su told a gathering of 1,700 primary and secondary pupils at Piu Kiu Middle School in North Point. 'He did not want to see his son's progress affected by the trip to Hong Kong.' Colonel Yang called on the pupils to study hard so they could contribute ...

  5. England calls up rugby players

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... THREE HONG KONG rugby players have been awarded free tuition at an English boarding school and elite training with a leading professional club nearby. Former Jockey Club Ti-I student Law Chun, 16, will study A-levels for two years, while Ben Ho, 18, will take a one-year university foundation course at Brooke House College near the city of Leicester. Liu Kwok-leung, 24, will go ...

  6. Marriage built on powerful foundations

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael It began as an innocent love affair. But it would blossom into a marriage of power and wealth- one worthy of the unofficial title of Macau royalty. Clementina Angela Leitao, once dubbed the No.1 beauty in Macau and likened to famous actress ...

  7. Students remain principal priority

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... normal teachers. And he sits on the table.' Mr James, 58, is no normal teacher. He is also the principal and legendary in the English Schools Foundation for his passion for teaching ... underprivileged children with their English in the summer holidays. Although Mr James acknowledges the need for good exam results, he firmly believes that the social experience of school is more important ...

  8. Valuable lesson

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... school native English-speaking teacher (NET) who works in a school in Kowloon, said the record attempt was a 'wonderful idea' and that he would use the lesson if he had time. Adele ... Michael Gibb One million students taking the same lesson on the same day? That's the target for English-To-Go, a New Zealand publishing company, which tomorrow will try to smash its ...

  9. Age and inability to speak English may have saved hostage's life

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Chinese hostage Wang Ende, who was rescued after a gun battle between Pakistani soldiers and his al-Qaeda-linked kidnappers, says being older and unable to speak English may ... 'I'm old and I don't speak English. The kidnappers thought I didn't have much value and so did not watch me closely,' Wang Ende was quoted as saying. 'But Wang Peng ...

  10. Private home blazes pioneering trail in helping the mentally ill

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

    ... by step, her cause gained public support and eventually funding from the China Disabled Persons' Foundation. Official figures indicate that more than 16 million people on the mainland live ... gardening, as a form of therapy, as well as English. One volunteer has introduced a course in bread baking, which also helps to supplement the centre's income. 'They feel really happy ...




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