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  1. Make English instruction at schools available to all children

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 'salient points about the English Schools Foundation's discriminatory practice'. She is turning this argument on its head. She correctly quotes the objects of the foundation as laid down ... about the English Schools Foundation ('Put an end to segregated education', April 6). The ESF is a legacy of the colonial system that existed in Hong Kong. It is time to put an end ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of language segregation whereby public education is divided into English Schools Foundation schools for native-English speakers, local English-medium schools for native students with proven scholastic ... intellectual development. That is why local Chinese middle schools have turned out relatively more international dignitaries, such as Daniel Tsui and David Lam, than local English schools. It is trite ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... are a group of Primary Six English Schools Foundation students (aged 10-11) from Clearwater Bay School who recently researched the subject of cage homes for a school exhibition. There have been ... School HK needs Bruce Lee museum To Bruce Lee's fans he is an icon. He inspires them to do better in their lives. He is respected by people of all races because he brings people together ...

  4. Painted out of a corner

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the core, we have become an official English school, created a nursery and started a nutrition programme. We offer computer skills training, and employ volunteer teachers and social workers. We have ... coming between them and their innocent victims. Roger Dixon, an English artist then 61 years old, set out five years ago to rescue the waifs and strays and give them hope for the future. 'I ...

  5. HK has the level of English it needs

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... lessons, or pay much for them. Within the formal system, schools clamour to be part of the English stream and no one need pay an extra cent. In fact the clamour is so great that school kids often ... Jake van der Kamp Other places, such as Singapore and Shanghai, would relish seeing Hong Kong's English standards deteriorate, so that dislodging us from our world-leading position ...

  6. English asset

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... schools, international schools, direct subsidy schools or others that provide a higher standard of English-language education and a greater chance of admission to the world's best ... as an 'advanced placement' subject in US high schools. Likewise, knowledge of English opens windows on western civilisation, from its classical roots to the forces that have shaped the modern world, ...

  7. Film

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... her husband, with unexpected results. Starring Tanny Tien Ni. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. May 13, 7.30pm, Film Archive. The Met: Live in HD in Hong Kong Foundation ... (English and Portuguese) The fifth instalment in the car-focused crime action franchise has Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew finding themselves on the wrong side of the law once again ...

  8. China rising, Japan falling

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jean-Pierre Lehman

    ... Jean-Pierre Lehmann When I first began travelling in Southeast Asia in the mid-1960s, there was a joke circulating among expatriates that paradise consisted of having an English home, a Japanese wife, a Chinese cook and an American salary. Hell, on the other had, was to have a Japanese home- 'rabbit hutches', they were called by foreigners- an English cook, an American ...

  9. Parents set to vote on Peak school move

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... to The Peak campus- at two extraordinary general meetings at the school tonight. The international school, which offers German-medium and English-medium streams, has been seeking to expand its campus ... Mimi Lau Nearly a third of German Swiss International School parents are expected to vote against a controversial proposal to send some of the youngest pupils away from campus on The Peak ...

  10. Top school board in line for legal fight

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... that the primary sections would move to a temporary campus in Ma On Shan from 2010. The school, which offers German-medium and English-medium streams, has been seeking to expand its campus for years ... Mimi Lau Parents of pupils at German Swiss International School are threatening the board with legal action to stop a controversial plan to send their children to a temporary site in Ma ...




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