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  1. Top schools urged to find positions for non-Chinese

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Law wants more liberal access for expatriate students, ethnic minorities Hong Kong's elite schools have been urged to open their doors to non-Chinese speaking children by Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, Permanent Secretary for Education. Mrs Law told businessmen and educators concerned about the shortage of places in international schools that expatriate parents ...

  2. Expats struggle to find schools

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... significant numbers of expatriates on waiting lists for the early primary years, and secondary schools were finding it difficult to accommodate arriving students Its interim admission policy gave priority to expatriate children to ensure they were not left without places. 'The fundamental issue is that our capacity is limited and cannot meet the demand,' he said. Bernadette Linn ...

  3. White Ghost Girls

    Posted Feb 05th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway Atlantic Books, $101 Few novels have managed to touch the kernel of the expatriate experience in Hong Kong. Maybe it takes the wide ... paints. The girls soak up the life of relative privilege and beyond, through all their senses- the likes of junk trips to the beaches and coves that expatriates enjoy to this day; and the smells ...

  4. Championing Hong Kong English with local heroes

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... At HKIEd, he works alongside a mix of people: local, expatriate and from mainland China. Expatriates still had a place, he said, defending his own role. 'But they need to get trained, get ...

  5. Hats off as Thais tread world stage

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... to study.' Expatriates working in education are upbeat about the country's aspirations. Lister Hannah, president of the Prem Tinsulanonda Centre for International Education in Chiang Mai, said: ... catering for expatriates, the recent growth has been fuelled by local demand, according to Dr Mark Hensman, principal of Harrow International School. This was partly due to the economic crisis ...

  6. Warning on binge-drinking pupils

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Will Clem

    ... school students, particularly expatriate children. Hundreds were involved. 'The availability of alcohol is a huge problem. There is also a problem about attitude to alcohol from schools ...

  7. Foreign teachers 'queueing' for HK

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Michael Gibb

    ... Expatriate Teachers' Association still cautious as scheme reaches full implementation, but EMB sings its praises Foreign teachers are queueing up to join the Native English Teacher ... But Mark Aldred, spokesman for the Expatriate Teachers' Association, which has about 100 members and has warned potential NETs of the conflicts they may encounter in Hong Kong, said ...

  8. Hunt for ESF chief gets off to late start

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... and that there is more progress coming.' He said the number of staff enjoying old expatriate contracts was declining. Mr Bohan also confirmed that the ESF would resume its salary review this term. Mr Harris ...

  9. Handing over the reins at the ESF

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... came with old expatriate packages which, Mr Bohan points out, were hardly unique to the ESF. Today they were 'historical anomalies' and the best way to deal with them was through ... was not taking as long as people had expected. The numbers on expatriate contracts had fallen from 34 per cent to 15 per cent in eight years, and would continue to drop as teachers retired. He ...

  10. Selecting an appropriate school for your children

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... more exclusive fee-paying schools have been dominated by international and English Schools Foundation schools, for which there is strong and growing demand from both expatriate and local ...




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