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Island School

ESF makes public plea for Island School site

The English Schools Foundation has made a public appeal for a "solution" to redevelop its ageing Island School after the board decided to drop a plan to rebuild it in Quarry Bay amid opposition from lawmakers and residents.

Thursday, 21 March, 2013, 10:35am

Summerbridge Hong Kong marks 20th anniversary

Summerbridge Hong Kong celebrated its 20th anniversary on Sunday at Island School in Central. Over 600 patrons - students who had benefited from the non-profit organisation, as well as their relatives and friends - turned out at the afternoon celebration.

"It was like a big reunion," said executive director Shirley Man, who has been with the organisation for over a decade.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:27pm


18 Spoonfuls of art

Spoon Art Fair HK 12 is a new style of exhibition, promoting young artists and their works in an unconventional setting. It will be held at the same time as Art HK12.

When: May 18-20

Where: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Tickets: HK$50 (HK$100 for adults) from HK Ticketing on 31 288 288

20 Charity strutting

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

ESF seeks top teachers for long haul

Secondary school teachers are being sought by the English Schools Foundation (ESF) for the beginning of the new school year in September 2012. At ESF secondary schools, 43 positions are open, with an additional 22 vacancies in the foundation's two private independent schools.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Relegated boys and girls bounce back

Kowloon True Light Middle School had a happier Valentine's Day than usual after their girls' team won the Division Three overall athletics title.

The Inter-school (Division Three, Area Two) Championship victory - two years after being relegated from Division Two - ensured promotion back to the higher division.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

What would your personal mascot be?

Minal Daswani, 16, Island School

My personal mascot would be a horse because a horse usually symbolises an independent and hard-working animal. A horse would suit me because I think I am a hard-working and independent person. Horses also symbolise strength and freedom - and I like to think of myself as being strong and free.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Students' creative works are published

Twenty-three students from the English Schools Foundation have put together a book of articles, creative writing, poems and artwork to help promote family literacy.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

ESF lessons on nurturing staff

New arrivals in Hong Kong usually find the city an exciting - if occasionally overwhelming - place. This is equally true of international recruits to the teaching staff of the English School Foundation (ESF).

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Government should improve local schools instead of giving ESF a subsidy

I refer to the ongoing debate about the English Schools Foundation (ESF) subsidy.

It seems a number of your correspondents have used this as an excuse to make bigoted remarks towards the expatriate community in Hong Kong.

I should first note that I do not wish to take sides and that I merely wish to voice my opinion on the issue of the ESF subsidy.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

ESF prodigies ace tough exam

It took an hour and a half for some to get their results, but it was worth the wait. English Schools Foundation students continued to perform superbly in their International Baccalaureate exams.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am