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  1. School places mismatch a cause of heartbreak

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is ever guaranteed by ESF Educational Services. But some parents have argued that statements made on its website have created an impression that most children do move on to an ESF primary school. Their situation is particularly bleak because many ESF kindergarten graduates lack the requisite language skills to enter local Chinese schools. Meanwhile, most international schools have long waiting ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Girl under observation

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recently learned that her child had failed to get a primary place at an English Schools Foundation school, despite attending an ESF kindergarten. A spokeswoman for the foundation said that parents knew if their children attended an ESF kindergarten they were not guaranteed a place in an ESF primary school. The mother had no history of mental illness and the family did not have ...

  5. Preschool principal wanted

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... education in Asia wants to recruit a principal for its new kindergarten. The English Schools Foundation (ESF) operates 20 schools within Hong Kong. The ESF kindergarten's curriculum ... teaching and learning within the school,' said Ann Pearce, chief operating officer of ESF Educational Services. 'If somebody is looking for an opportunity to develop from an international ...

  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. International Preschools

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cooking, phonics, mental arithmetic and road safety. Hung Hom: International (full day) $54,500 (half-day) $41,400 Tseung Kwan O: International (full day) $50,400 (half-day) $37,200 ESF International Kindergartens Sheung Wan: 1/F Tung Fai Gdns, 17 Po Yan St Tel: 2540 0066 Fax: 2517 0923 swkinder@esf.org.hk Tsing Yi: Maritime Square, 33 Tsing King Rd Tel: 2436 3355 Fax: 2436 3105 ...

  10. Other International Preschools

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Non-profit-making, English-medium private kindergarten for children aged two to six, established in 1984. Multinational intake. Children go on to ESF schools or international schools. Both indoor and outdoor ...




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