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  1. Government must act on 'safe' air pollution

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... subsidy... The arguments for the English Schools Foundation by Christopher Howe (February 2), Mantha Chiu (January 30) and Tony Yuen (January 31) reflect the ESF community as parochial and anachronistic. When Mr Yuen argued that schools should serve the business community by teaching better oral English, he overlooked Hong Kong's success as Asia's top business centre, ...

  2. If we were to start a new category of prize for The Nobel Foundation, what would you choose?

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a new prize category for The Nobel Foundation to commend a country for its selflessness. Kelvin Yu Chun-yin, 12, Sing Yin Secondary School I would choose environmental protection. The earth has ... Joseph's Secondary School More countries are taking up the goal of sustainable development as they grapple with the dangers posed by global warming. However, for the sake of a country's ...

  3. Holistic approach produces globally-minded citizens

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dr Gary Morrison is the assistant director and head of the international education services at Yew Chung Education Foundation. He helped establish the division when the school introduced courses to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma exams in 2000. What is the philosophy of Yew Chung Education Foundation? Yew Chung has a holistic educational ...

  4. Government use of English will halt language's decline

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... restaurant workers and primary school pupils - speaks English. Reason: the language is the preferred medium for both the administration and day-to-day intercourse. English is heard and spoken ... Since July 1, 1997, it has been the policy of the Hong Kong government to discourage the use of English in all sectors of the administration. It is no surprise that all government ...

  5. school news

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School The school's Academic Week was successfully held from April 21 to 25. This year, the main themes were English and Commerce. Just like every year, ... that they receive extra knowledge besides what they read in textbooks. The money collected will be used to buy more new books for the school library. Also, the English Award Scheme lengthened the opening ...

  6. school news

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a positive learning attitude. In view of this, funding from the Education Bureau had been used to develop school-based English teaching materials and create an English-speaking environment in school ... Semple Memorial Secondary School A drama gave students from Semple Memorial Secondary School in Tuen Mun a better understanding of global warming and the need to protect endangered ...

  7. Foundation plans makeover for Sai Wan

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung and Joyce Ng A local charitable foundation has stepped in with an ambitious plan to revitalise scenic Sai Wan, including the land where a businessman has planned to build a controversial private retreat. The Wong T.Lap Foundation invited world-renowned Taiwanese architect Chi Ti-nan to design a recovery project to restore farming, replant trees and build a hostel ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Parents often have to opt for ESF school I write in response to Louis Wong's letter regarding the English Schools Foundation's school fees and his perception that ESF parents ... or subsidised English-speaking school if a place were available. However, they are not. To cap this, our son has just completed university, which we do not believe would have been possible had he been ...

  9. Warning on talent crisis should be heeded

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shing Foundation to HKU could kick-start a new culture of support for higher education. One disincentive to business talent from overseas is a shortage of places at international and English Schools Foundation schools, driven by a growing demand from parents who have opted out of the local education system. As government reforms work their way through local schools, market forces may ...

  10. Lofty goals fuel demand for teachers

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by John Brennan

    ... for a Westerner to make a life.' Gilbert Halcrow is head of drama at Island School, an English Schools Foundation (ESF) secondary school. The Australian and his wife Belinda- head of art at Island ... of the 869 teachers and principals at the ESF's 21 kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. Not surprisingly, given its roots and the fact that its medium of instruction is English, more ...




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