International School

School to give back to the community

School to give back to the community

Nord Anglia Education, which yesterday was granted the right to run an international school on government land, will contribute to the community through training of local teachers and offer a teacher-to-pupil ratio that is "among the lowest" in the sector.

Friday, 12 April, 2013, 5:27am

Sync or swim

The rest of the sprawling house lay in silence and darkness as, in his room, Sam lifted the scanner cover and removed the last battered, black-and-white photograph to be copied.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Flexible policy could help ease pressure for places at city's international schools

Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools can help ease the burden on oversubscribed international schools if Education Bureau policy is interpreted more flexibly.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New government must reform education

The division of Hong Kong's education system into local and expatriate schools is a legacy of the colonial era from which we are still struggling to extricate ourselves.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

No place for apartheid in our schools

The government wants new international schools being granted public land - land that belongs to the people of Hong Kong - to restrict their local student populations to no more than 30 per cent.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Developing a global attitude

Jasmine recently petitioned her school's deputy principal to use cooling fans more instead of air-conditioning to save energy. She is only eight. Jasmine, with some older students at Kennedy School, run by the English Schools Foundation, recalls feeling great about telling him about what fellow students think should change.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Q & A

My daughter attends an international primary school that seems to focus heavily on academic subjects. She is not very academic but has a flair for art and drama. Art is taught only once a week and drama very rarely unless there is a special performance for parents, which the teachers organise, rather than the students. Should I move her to a different school?

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Law to cut red tape

Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, Permanent Secretary for Education, has promised international school leaders to cut red tape in recruitment of overseas teachers.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

It pays off to think ahead of the game

Forward planning for your child's future is crucial if their allocation is not to be left to the mercy of chance

Thinking ahead is crucial in planning a child's schooling. Now is the time to be deciding 'which school', not for the new academic year, but the next, or even for the one after that.

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Education officials are accused of being biased

Question are raised about why international primary schools may resume while local classes remain suspended

The government was accused of bias yesterday as the majority of international primary schools and kindergartens reopened despite the fact local primary classes remain suspended.

29 Apr 2003 - 12:00am