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  1. Girl thrown over balcony failed to get place at ESF primary school

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... at an ESF school, despite attending an ESF kindergarten. Police are still investigating the cause of the tragedy. The tragedy happened on Sunday afternoon at the Dragon Centre in Sham Shui Po after ... is related to our rejection of a primary school place.' Parents of children attending other ESF kindergartens have complained there are not enough primary places for their children. They said ...

  2. ESF waiting list doubles in 3 years

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... 382 in January 2007- a 114 per cent rise, figures released by the ESF show. Yet the number of Year One places available across the 11 schools has risen by just 100 over the same period to 1,250, while the number of children leaving ESF kindergartens has seen a similar increase to 450, after a new pre-school, Wu Kai Sha, was launched in Ma On Shan last year. Next year, the number ...

  3. ESF to create more kindergarten places as demand soars

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... of places at its kindergartens from 1,200 to 2,000 after a big increase in applications this year. The ESF's head of marketing and communications, Peter Craughwell, said this might take three to five years if venues were available and they could recruit enough teachers. Applications for next year ended two weeks ago and the ESF had received 1,769 applications for places in Year One- ...

  4. It's an age-old question

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Stephanie Harrington

    ... at age five. The ESF calculates a child's age in accordance with the EMB's December 31 cut-off date but without such explicit flexibility. And as its students ultimately compete with British students in public exams, the December-born child will be 16 months younger than the oldest in the cohort. ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said she was aware of the issue. ...

  5. education

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... children's health 4 A mother who is sending her daughter to a Chinese kindergarten in Sai Kung and an ESF kindergarten believes... a. few parents are doing that, so having her daughter study in two ... kindergarten d. quitting the Chinese kindergarten and focusing on the ESF classes will help her daughter's studies Think about 1 Is going to a second school the best way to widen children's ...

  6. Good social skills the best preparation

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... their ability to listen, understand and question. Brenda Cook, deputy principal of the ESF's Glenealy School, favours pre-schools that have a learn-through-play approach because they make for more ...

  7. Picking the best language medium for your children

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Amanda Watson

    ... as an unexpectedly early decision. Admission requirements for most international and ESF primary schools demand that children can understand and communicate freely in English. 'This is assessed at our ... in English. Some went on to ESF and other international schools, and others to local. Maggie Koong May-kay, chief principal of Victoria, said research showed that learning in two languages from ...

  8. International Preschools

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... membership fee (HKPPA) ESF INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN: HILLSIDE G/F, 43b Stubbs Road, Wan Chai Tel: 2540 0066 E-mail: kinder@hs.esf.org.hk Website: http://kindergartens.esf.org.hk Year groups taught: ... 15 months Special programmes, Number of teachers, Average class size: Extra-curricular activities, Fees: All declined to provide ESF ABACUS INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN 1a Mang Kung Uk Road, ...

  9. Get off to a flying start

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... will not guarantee a spot in a particular primary school, your child might still have an advantage. According to Tyrell, some primary schools and ESF schools will visit a nearby Woodland school to observe children in their own environment. 'We have links with all ESF schools, so we can get an insight into their standards and interview process. It's such a fundamental link to primary ...

  10. Vouchers feed trend of 'dual-kinder kids'

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and then the ESF International Kindergarten in Wu Kai Sha since September. 'As many parents are doing it, the Sai Kung school allows the kids to leave class one hour earlier at 11.45am to eat lunch, ... international school is too expensive. While the ESF tuition costs HK$5,100 per month, the local Sai Kung one costs only HK$100 per month after deducting the voucher subsidy.' The phenomenon has ...




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