King George V School

Vice-principal of King George V school, Tim Ford, is found hanged

Tributes have been paid to King George V's vice principal Tim Ford, pictured here on his Google+ page, who died on Sunday.

A vice-principal of King George V School died on Sunday in an apparent suicide at his home in Fo Tan.

Tim Ford, 46, was found hanging in the bathroom by his wife. Police are investigating if work-related stress was involved.

Tuesday, 11 December, 2012, 12:58pm 4 comments

Something special

Hong Kong may have a great many educational opportunities, but for children with special needs, it is another story.

When Dayna Lim was looking for a school for her autistic son, Boden, she realised just how few options were available for an English-speaking family like hers.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Freak accident halts school extension

Work on a HK$250 million extension at the King George V School in Kowloon has been halted after a steel pole fell 15 metres and speared a British teacher's BMW.

The three-metre pole crashed through a bamboo screen and pierced the windscreen and dashboard of the parked car at the English Schools Foundation (ESF) secondary school at 3.45pm on Monday.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

ESF hopes to spread Chinese to world

The English Schools Foundation is developing a new international exam for Putonghua learners that could appeal to students worldwide.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Idea of conservation must grow at school

King George V School, in Ho Man Tin, conducted a Green Week by reducing a different resource on each day during the week.

The activity, organised at the end of last month by the school's green team, which is known as 10%, expanded on last year's one-day event. Students were encouraged not to use different resources, including printing, air conditioning, and laptop charging.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Beacon's class too much for battling KGV

Television cameras were at the final of the All Hong Kong Schools Jing Ying Football Tournament for the first time for Beacon College (Tsuen Wan)'s impressive 7-1 victory over King George V School on Sunday.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Shock at head-kicking in boys' soccer match

A viral video of a boy delivering a well-aimed kick to another player's head in a youth soccer game has left coaches and parents up in arms.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


19 Charice goes to Infinity and beyond

Charice is coming to Hong Kong as part of her Infinity Tour on March 19. Young Post has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner. All we ask for in return is a 500-word review of the show.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Special teachers in demand

The number and variety of programmes catering to children with special educational needs (SEN) have risen significantly in recent years, particularly at international schools.

3 Mar 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

ESF teacher, 31, dies after collapsing

An ESF chemistry teacher, Samuel Rodda, 31, died on Sunday after being found unconscious at his Hung Hom apartment block.

Neighbours reported hearing the teacher from King George V School banging on flat doors in the early hours of the morning and called security, according to police.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


End public funding for ESF schools

Mike Rowse's observation that the controversy over English Schools Foundation school fees is obscuring big issues is evidenced by his article ('Value of a good education for all is in the balance', May 16). He has missed all the important points about ESF schools' awkward position in Hong Kong's education scene.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

King George V keen to reign again

The boys' rugby union team at King George V School (KGV), in Ho Man Tin, have long been used to winning. As champions for the past two years, they were firm favourites to retain the Division One Grade A Inter-School trophy in the final against South Island School. However, KGV's talented team were beaten, leaving their captain, Christopher Maize, realistic in defeat.

15 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

More pupils hit top as GCSE results get better and better

Scores of pupils across the English Schools Foundation have notched up outstanding results in the British General Certificate of Secondary Education exams, as the proportion of A and A* grades rose by one percentage point.

27 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

2 ESF pupils ace diploma exams

Two English Schools Foundation pupils who achieved perfect scores in the International Baccalaureate Diploma exams are preparing to fly off to top overseas universities.

9 Jul 2010 - 12:00am