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Kowloon Junior School

ESF to seek government help for plan to replace school buildings

Leaders of the English Schools Foundation will tomorrow launch their first bid for extra government funding since a damning 2004 audit report by asking legislators to back plans for a new school building.

Sunday, 12 December, 2010, 12:00am

Pupils get the blues for sick teacher

More than 1,100 students and staff at Island School all wore blue outfits yesterday to raise money to pay for the medical and travel expenses of a teacher who suffered a heart attack.

Gui Vezzaro, a 44-year-old maths teacher from Argentina, has been in an unresponsive state since he collapsed in late August and was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam.

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

ESF school will get HK$240m upgrade

Work to upgrade and expand King George V School in Kowloon is due to start in February after the English Schools Foundation agreed on a HK$240 million funding package. The move, announced yesterday, is one of two school-building projects the ESF is funding through a HK$25,000 levy on new students.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

ESF bid for deal to rebuild 14 schools

The English Schools Foundation is seeking to strike a new deal with the government to fund a campus building programme that would see all its 14 publicly funded schools rebuilt within 50 years.

The programme is a key plank of its plan for 2009-12, which was released alongside Friday's announcement of a HK$25,000 refundable capital levy on all new pupils from 2011.

1 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

School closed after gastroenteritis outbreak

The Ho Man Tin campus of Kowloon Junior School will be closed from today, after 41 students and a staff member fell ill in a gastroenteritis outbreak. The Centre for Health Protection last night said 21 boys and 20 girls aged 5 to 6 and a woman employee had had diarrhoea, vomiting and fever since June 3.

6 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

ESF raises school fees by up to 7pc

Foundation refuses to rule out further increases after surprise announcement

The English Schools Foundation has declined to rule out further fee increases after parents were this week presented with a surprise rise in fees of up to 7 per cent for 2008/09.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

More children join cry for clean air

Letter campaign spreads to nine other schools, but is the chief executive even reading them?

A letter-writing campaign by 560 primary-school children in Kowloon Tong urging Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to take urgent action to clean the city's polluted air has snowballed - with as many as 6,000 pupils from 10 schools now taking part.

7 May 2006 - 12:00am

Island School may leave Mid-Levels site

The English Schools Foundation's Island School is considering moving from its Borrett Road site in Mid-Levels as one of its options for its redevelopment.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Ending through-school link angers parents

Parents have accused the management of St Mark's Primary School of acting irresponsibly after a through-school scheme with St Mark's School - a renowned secondary institution - was cancelled less than a year after its launch.

Ho Sau-chuen, chairman of the primary school's parent-teachers association, accused the school's board of directors of keeping them in dark.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am



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11 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

School's out at last for principal

It was the end of an era when Kowloon Junior School principal Gareth Davies retired last month after 24 years. The Harilela family, whose children had attended the school, marked the occasion with a dinner at their home in Kowloon Tong, attended by about 120 guests.

2 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

another esf principal resigns

Further shake-ups in the leadership of English Schools Foundation schools are under way, with another principal resigning from a primary school.

Ed Harvey, principal of Glenealy School in Mid-Levels for the past eight years, has handed in his notice and will leave in December.

8 May 2004 - 12:00am


Students from Kowloon Junior School sit transfixed as they devour the latest Harry Potter tome, distributed during a special breakfast at the school to mark the book's international launch yesterday.

22 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Celebrating in style

Kowloon Junior School goes back in time today to celebrate its 100th birthday. All 900 students will dress for the occasion in Victorian-style clothes and take part in traditional games. The party will be held in the school grounds and the neighbouring sports stadium.

19 Apr 2002 - 12:00am


REFERRING to Beryl Cook's article headlined, ''ESF set to lose shorter school days'' (South China Morning Post, February 10), I would like to point out that Beaconhill and Kowloon Junior School parents had not merely rejected the proposal, but had actually voted in favour of maintaining the present school system of winter and summer hours.

D. GRIFFIN (Parent) Kowloon

15 Feb 1993 - 12:00am