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  1. We need better local education system rather than more international schools

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Everyone in Hong Kong deserves the opportunity to have a bilingual or dual-language education in English and Chinese. Harrow, in Britain, is not an international school but a prestigious British ... Once again you have drawn the attention of the public to the educational needs in Hong Kong with the editorial ('Harrow school deal too generous', June 15). As the Education ...

  2. The foundations of modern learning

    Posted Oct 06th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... and moral qualifications to fill the post of master of the Central School and inspector of the government free day schools at Hong Kong'. The person would be required 'to teach the English ... The school followed two curricula. Half the day was devoted to studying the English language and western subjects, while the afternoon was spent studying the Chinese language and traditional ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for not advertising themselves to the international community as a viable option. She may also like to vent her anger away from the English Schools Foundation and towards the government; after all, ... Kong's English medium schools are internationally renowned for their high academic standards' may well be true but when I went on the web to investigate relocating to Hong Kong, ...

  4. International schools need the government's help...

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Money opens doors that would otherwise be closed, whether it be in lifestyle, opportunity or entry to elite clubs or institutions, including private schools. It should not be surprising, therefore, to learn that as prices for debentures sold by international schools soar to astronomical levels, a secondary market has opened among companies and even individuals eager to profit or jump ...

  5. Building more for fewer people

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are the same as those of the English Schools Foundation. This is incorrect. The fund-raising was formulated and carried out by the Island School Student Union, as was the decision to travel to Sri ... 'Finger' to the press It appears that legislator Philip Wong Yu-hong is giving the public 'the finger' yet again regarding the Public Accounts Committee report on the English Schools ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 18) claims the government subvention for the English Schools Foundation is more generous than for local schools, which is why many local families want to send their children to ESF schools ... high expectations of their children's performance at school, and this is putting more pressure on teachers. On top of their regular teaching duties, teachers are expected to chase after ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... they already enjoy a lot of benefits. Those who threaten to leave Hong Kong if the government scraps its subsidy to the English Schools Foundation are taking an arrogant approach. They talk about the loss of talent. But there is no shortage of talent in Hong Kong and there are citizens from the mainland with high English standards who are only too willing to serve Hong Kong. ESF schools ...

  8. IT subsidy plan rapped for interest fees

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... chose two organisations to run the scheme jointly: the eInclusion Foundation- a consortium of the non-profit Internet Professional Association (iProA) and the Boys' and Girls' Clubs ...

  9. We must smash the hoax that English is indispensable for success in HK

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sam Wong rightly observes that the city's middle class is generally against English Schools Foundation subvention ('Government must end ESF subsidy', July 21). Opposite ... the very foundations of the colony.' Like opium, the English language isn't indispensable. Long after English recedes to its rightful place as a minority language in Hong Kong, the city ...

  10. English has always been an integral part of Hong Kong's international trade

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Really? Is it just possible that the admissions process at the aptly named English Schools Foundation favours English-speaking students? Perhaps, if Cantonese is so important, Hong Kong's ... Cynthia Sze, in her diatribe ('If English is so important, firms should move to Belfast or Glasgow', July 15) not only shows ignorance of Hong Kong's history but the worst ...




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