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  1. Resource we can't afford to waste

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government has found itself under pressure over both privileged and under-privileged education. On the one hand there is the future of the public subsidy to the English Schools Foundation and business leaders' fears that a lack of international school places is diminishing the city's appeal as a regional centre. That debate has been well publicised ...

  2. Foundation fights sexual abuse of city's children

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... every day in a school toilet, his mother called the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation's 'Hugline' and sought help. Child sexual abuse is so horrendous that most cases are hidden, ... places such as toilets, staircases and quiet corners. The foundation's 'Hugline' is only for Chinese and English speakers. Members of the ethnic minorities who speak neither ...

  3. Accord sought on issue of disabled in ESF bill

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch The committee studying the new English Schools Foundation legislation was this week urged to reach a compromise on how the bill will recognise the organisation's ... requirements not imposed on other schools and could subject it to judicial review if it failed to cater for all students with disabilities. ESF chairwoman Felice Lieh Mak said the foundation did ...

  4. Hong Kong should not pay ESF to maintain its luxurious schools

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government should stop subsidising the English Schools Foundation (ESF) as its admission policy picks out Cantonese-speaking children for discrimination and favours ... like it anywhere in the world. Legally, the ESF is required to offer a liberal education in the English language without discrimination 'to boys and girls who are able to benefit from ...

  5. ESF a good model, says veteran

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... of the English Schools Foundation says. In an interview during his final days in Hong Kong, former head of parent and student services Chris Forse laid out his vision for Hong Kong's future ... they wanted their children to become proficient in English and have a more open, liberal education. 'If parents can get their children into the top English-medium schools many middle-class ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Subvention for ESF must be raised I am writing as a local parent to urge support for increased government subvention for the English Schools Foundation (ESF). We must all recognise the importance of English-medium schools for local students who cannot otherwise afford or gain access to international schools. While other Asian nations and the mainland are gearing up ...

  7. Mailbag

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... children' (January 19). The 'mistake' in my sentence 'The English Schools Foundation is the only educational institution in Hong Kong that provides education for English ... English Schools Foundation SEN parent Patriotic education is not for whitewashing history Every country wants its citizens to be patriotic and since the handover the Hong Kong government has ...

  8. Doors open for minority students

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... for places in high-band schools and pursue promising careers,' said Ms Wong, founder of Unison Hong Kong-For Ethnic Equality. At present, just 10 of the 114 English-medium secondary schools ... Schools Foundation, is one of only 25 South Asian students in the school, even though it has been listed to accept them. He wanted to learn Chinese at La Salle but had to take French instead. He ...

  9. Citizens from ethnic minorities could help raise English standards in schools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... I read with interest the comments Paul Stables made in his letter ('Minorities can help with English', July 11). In it he made several astute observations about the state of English in Hong Kong to which I would add the following comments. No one can deny the standards of English have fallen alarmingly over the last two or three decades in Hong Kong. Mr Stables has ...

  10. Foundation's mobile classrooms help children ward off threat of sexual abuse

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... the risk, Ho said schools should ask staff to monitor areas where abuse was likely to occur, such as toilets, staircases and quiet corners. In 2004, the foundation commissioned a survey ... Adrian Wan The question came from a white-gloved puppet amid a roomful of primary school pupils: 'What should you do when somebody fondles you?' Looking at each other, ...




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