Sha Tin College

ESF teacher's quest to visit every province in China

Chris Taylor's frequent visits to the mainland have taken him through 27 provinces and five autonomous regions. Photo: Red Door news

The strangeness of English Schools Foundation teacher Chris Taylor's quest to visit every mainland province dawned on him as he sat down on a bench in a town square in Ningxia - an obscure northwestern chunk of China most foreigners have never heard of, let alone considered visiting.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 10:49am 1 comment

What strange things do you collect?

Yasmin Subba, 16, Sha Tin College

I collect notebooks. There's something alluring about the soft blank pages of a neatly-bound book; it's to do with my love of stories. I associate a blank notebook with possibilities - as if there's a fantastic story just waiting to be jotted down.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

What kind of champion would you like to be?

Elise Choi Ho-yee, 18, Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Secondary Section)

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

Yasmin Subba, 16, Sha Tin College

My initial reaction would be, 'This is amazing!'. I'd love to get a laugh scaring people by moving their stuff around, loudly playing the piano, or writing, 'I'm watching you' on a whiteboard.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Homegrown champions

From March 6 to 8, 1.57 million students around the world logged onto the internet for something phenomenal - the World Education Games.

The annual three-day event, organised by a team from education provider 3P Learning, featured World Spelling Day, World Maths Day and World Science Day. The events were free for students and schools to enter.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Deadlock over subsidy leaves E.S.F. in limbo

The English Schools Foundation cannot tell parents yet how much they will have to pay in the next academic year as talks with the Education Bureau on financial support have been deadlocked.

ESF parents usually would have been told by now what sort of fees they could be facing.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A parent's woes

'Of course we are worried and deeply troubled by the fee rises. Many ESF parents are from the middle class. Our salary increases cannot cover the increasing costs.

'ESF parents are taxpayers, too, which means we are subsidising local aided schools as well as the Direct Subsidy Scheme schools. So do you think it would be fair for us not to have the subvention?

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Local aces beat the world

Hong Kong students showed they are world class at the recent CIGCSE exams. Three 16-year-old Form Six students were world best in their subjects. Also up among the leading lights is French International School. Its students held the top three places over nine subjects in Hong Kong.

28 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Two more whizz-kids top global exam scores for chemistry, Mandarin

Two more Hong Kong pupils have come out top of the world in international exams.

Ashley Chan and Terence Young from the French International School scored the highest marks in their respective subjects in the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


ESF investment in new schools is no scandal

You have run several reports about the 'concerned parents' group and their complaints about the English Schools Foundation funding for the private independent schools (Discovery College and Renaissance College). One correspondent described this as a 'scandalous investment decision'.

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Other ESF Schools

Bradbury School

43C Stubbs Rd, Happy Valley. Curriculum delivered through an inquiry-based approach that fosters higher levels of thinking. PYP candidate school. High level of sporting provision, including swimming. Strong community outreach. Provision for children with learning difficulties including a learning support class. Partnership with parents a feature.

12 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

ESF to impose HK$25,000 building levy

The English Schools Foundation will impose a HK$25,000 levy on new pupils admitted to its 14 publicly funded schools to raise cash to replace ageing buildings.

28 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Two-thirds of seats empty at new NT secondary college

A new international school in Northern district set up to tackle the sector's shortage of secondary places has opened its doors with two-thirds of entry-level seats still empty.

International College Hong Kong was launched yesterday on the refurbished campus of the former Sha Tau Kok Government Secondary School, just a stone's throw from the border crossing into Shenzhen.

2 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

English Schools Foundation


Beacon Hill School

Kowloon Tong

23 Ede Rd, Kowloon Tong

Tel 2336 5221

Founded: 1967

13 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Schools offer value for money

Wherever expatriate parents of school-age children come from, they will find some similarities and differences between the education system here and in their own country. Their first concern may be how easy it is to get their child into the right school.

30 May 2009 - 12:00am