• General

    ZOOM WEBINAR: Hungry in a City of Plenty: Food poverty in HK amidst COVID

    One of our ex-student Michelle Chen is hosting a free online English webinar tonight 8-9PM, discussing the issue of food poverty in Hong Kong amidst COVID-19 with a panel of guest speakers with diverse backgrounds.
    Anyone who is interested can register for this free webinar via here, and a Zoom link for the webinar will be emailed to those who signed up for the event.

    Ms Angelos LAU

  • General

    Break Arrangements Y7-10

    Please note that at morning break, 10.20 - 10.50, students are allowed to sit in the hall/canteen. Eating a snack at this time in the hall/canteen is permitted.

    Mr Paul DREW

  • Maths Oxford texts

    Free Oxford books to the end of this month. This will be useful for Year 12‘s who are still awaiting their ...

    Oxford books. Noticed that they do not come with internal links within the book. Links here:
    AI SL AISL AI HL AIHL AA SL AASL AA HL AAHL  

    Mr Martin ASTILL

  • General

    House Competition "Regeneration" - Making Art from Art!

    Dear Students, We are three weeks into the Regeneration House Arts competition and a lot has happened behind the scenes! It has been fantastic to see people responding so creatively to the various stimulus paintings.  Here are a few examples of great responses. We are looking forward to seeing a full set of slides with all sorts of links to your work! Regards, 
    Neil 

    Ms Angelos LAU

  • ESF Message

    ESF Board Election 2020 - Vote Now




    Dear Parents

    As you may know, we are holding an election for two parent members to the ESF Board of Governors. You will be receiving this week by post an “Election Pack” enclosing the items for your family to participate in the voting process - two ballot papers (for two guardians/parents), two ESF voting envelopes and the personal statements from EIGHT candidates who are standing for this election.

    Please follow the instructions stated in the pack to vote. The voting deadline will be 12 noon on 6 October 2020.

    If your family have one or more children attending the same ESF school, you will receive one Election Pack only. If your children are attending different ESF schools, you will receive one Election Pack for each of the schools.

    Counting of votes will take place in the afternoon on 6 October at ESF Centre under the supervision of internal auditors. Results will be announced on the ESF website: https://www.esf.edu.hk/news-and-press-releases/ after the counting.

    We would like to thank you for your support in this election. Having a strong parent voice on the ESF Board is hugely important – and is something that everyone at ESF greatly values.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at news@esfcentre.edu.hk

    Regards

    English Schools Foundation

  • CAS PROJECT

    'Mind' your health! (Creating short-firm , live lounge MUSIC)

    There is a growing concern that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the citizen’s mental well-being. Many are experiencing anxiety and depression and there has been an increased demand for mental health care. Yet in Hong Kong ,especially the most vulnerable, have very little knowledge towards mental health and paid no heed to self-care and mental health support and treatment. The need for positivity becomes more critically needed. Goals: 
    1. To raise the overall awareness and promote mental health wellness message to general public or a specific age/racial group (e.g the adolescent, low-income families or Foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong) 
    2. To practice empathy by engaging meaningfully with others, being aware of other people's needs, and being kind to others  CAS strands engaged: Creativity & service Numbers of students needed: 5-7 students per group 
    Means to achieve the goals : Students can think of their creative means to raise a certain group’s awareness towards mental health issue (Examples: create the short-film or live lounge, dancing like each member recorded and filmed their contribution to one dance song from their respective households) Supervisor(s): Mr Kenny Chu If you are interested please fill out the form Regards,
    Kenny
    School Social Worker

    Guest staff [Kenny CHU]

  • General

    Break Arrangements Y11-13

    Please note that at morning break, 11.15 - 11.45, students are allowed to sit in the hall/canteen. Eating a snack at this time in the hall/canteen is permitted. At lunchtime, 13.30 - 14.15 (12.35 - 13.20 on Wednesday) the only students allowed in the hall/canteen are those eating lunch.

    Mr Paul DREW

  • School Bus

    School Bus Arrangements (16 to 30 September 2020)

    Students who successfully registered to Kong Shing school bus/shuttle bus service for this school term, please note the schedules as follows: Morning pick-up time (16 to 30 September 2020) - remains the same as the previous school year unless specified by Kong Shing. After School 16 to 23 September 2020 Y7-13: All school buses & shuttle buses depart at 12:50pm 24 to 30 September 2020 Y7-10: School buses & shuttle buses depart at 12:50pm Y11-13: Shuttle bus departs at 1:45pm & 3:35pm to Fo Tan Station, University Station and Ma On Shan Lake Silver Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Yeung in the General Office.

    Ms Doris TSOI

  • ESF Message

    Daily Temperature Check



    When your child starts going to school, you must record your child's temperature on the ESF App every single morning. This is incredibly important to help keep our schools open. Any school with a confirmed Covid case will be shut down for 14 days, according to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) guidelines.

    To record child temperatures, use the VLE button in the ESF App. You can find the Daily Temperature Record form between the Covid-19 Health Declaration and the ESF Relief Grant form. Simply tap the edit icon and enter the temperature. The form is available now, should you want to have practice attempts before schools open.

  • ESF Message

    Health Declaration Form



    To help get your child back to school quickly and safely, we need your help.

    Before students return to school in September, you must complete a Health Declaration Form for each child. The deadline is 5pm Monday 14 September. To ensure we can allow your child onto the school grounds, please complete the form via the VLE button in the ESF App. You can find the Covid-19 Health Declaration just underneath the ESF Relief Grant form.

    Thank you for your cooperation and support.

  • Daily schedule

    Change to the Daily Schedule from Monday Sept 14th

    Effective Monday Sept 14th the new daily schedule below will be in operation. These will be the timings for all face-to-face and online lessons going forward. These changes will automatically appear in your calendar from Monday.       https://shatincollege.edu.hk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Return-to-school-daily-schedule.png  

    Ms Jane YAO

  • Message

    Message from EDB

    The Education Bureau (EDB) has asked us to remind our community about the Government’s Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP).

    https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

  • CEO Message

    Announcing Financial Support and Return to School Plans



    Dear Parents

    At ESF, we understand how difficult the last eight months have been for many of our families, both financially and emotionally. We are committed to helping parents through this difficult time, which is why we are offering a further relief grant and also extending the Financial Assistance Scheme.

    ESF Relief Grant

    Families will be able to ‘opt in’ to receive a grant, which is calculated as 45% of one month’s tuition. It will be extremely easy to apply for and more details will come from your school soon. The ‘opt in’ process will all be done through the ESF App.

    ESF Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)

    Last year we provided more than HK$23m worth of financial support to over 200 families through the FAS. We are continuing to extend the scheme to offer financial assistance to all ESF families, who are suffering from financial hardship due to Covid 19. For more information, please go to http://www.esf.edu.hk/esf-fas.

    Return to School Plans

    Our schools have been fine-tuning their plans to bring their students back as quickly and as safely as possible. Across schools our approach has been consistent, focusing on maximising face-to-face time for students, on campus. As you may imagine, there will be variations in implementation of plans from school to school due to differences in available space. All schools have specifically tailored their models to best meet their student’s needs safely. Your child’s school will update you soon with further details.

    Holidays

    I wanted to acknowledge and address the concerns of many parents regarding the decision to keep the October mid-term break as planned. Let me reiterate that it was not a decision taken lightly, nor without critically evaluating the pros and cons of such a move. Unfortunately, the alternative options proved infeasible and most importantly, not conducive to optimizing learning. Limited numbers of students will be in school from 16 September with the phased return starting on 23 September and all students back by 29 September. Our focus remains on maximising the time we have with our students in the safest way possible.


    Belinda Greer
    Chief Executive Officer
    English Schools Foundation

  • HKYWA 2021

    2021 theme: China's Magical Mountains. Y7-13 entries accepted; Y12 entries: CAS Exp. Details attached. Ms Tandy.

    Ms Lindsay TANDY

  • 72nd Speech Festival

    72nd HKSMSA Eng & Chi Speech Festivals online enrollment - deadline Fri 2nd Oct (Sign up links in the text)

    Dear Students, The English and Chinese speech festivals organised by the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association are now open for enrolment until 16:00 on Friday 2nd October 2020. For those of you who are interested in participating, please sign up as soon as possible via the following links. Please note that due to the uncertainties over the evolvement of COVID-19, the association has adjusted the mode of competitions from live performances to “Video Submission Mode”. Please read the details below carefully.   Chinese Speech Festival Sign-up https://asas.hktedu.com/hksmsa/12082/14780#front English Speech Festival Sign-up https://asas.hktedu.com/hksmsa/12082/14781#front *The above links are unique to Sha Tin College, please DO NOT share them with any non-STC students. Their applications will be REJECTED.   Syllabus: Chinese Speech Festival https://www.hksmsa.org.hk/en/speech-festival/hong-kong-schools-speech-festival-chinese-speech/festival-syllabus/ English Speech Festival https://www.hksmsa.org.hk/en/speech-festival/hong-kong-schools-speech-festival-english-speech/speech-festival-syllabus/   Age Calculator: Chinese Speech Festival https://www.hksmsa.org.hk/en/speech-festival/hong-kong-schools-speech-festival-chinese-speech/68th-festival-age-calculator/ English Speech Festival https://www.hksmsa.org.hk/en/speech-festival/hong-kong-schools-speech-festival-chinese-speech/68th-festival-age-calculator/ ***Remarks: due to the education system incompatibility with the local schools system, Year 7s CANNOT apply for Primary classes. However, you can apply to classes that are under “Open” category depending on your age***   Please read the attached files carefully regarding the education system declaration, online enrollment instructions and other important information related to the competitions. The deadline of the online entries submission of our school will be on Friday 2nd October. As such, late submission will not be accepted.   For more information, please visit the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association website below - https://www.hksmsa.org.hk/en/special-arrangement-for-72nd-hong-kong-schools-speech-festival-2020-due-to-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/   Video Submission Mode – Frequently Asked Questions https://www.hksmsa.org.hk/en/special-arrangement-for-72nd-hong-kong-schools-speech-festival-2020-due-to-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/video-submission-mode-frequently-asked-questions/ Guidance Notes of “Video Submission Mode” (Rules and Regulations Annex 7) https://www.hksmsa.org.hk/en/special-arrangement-for-72nd-hong-kong-schools-speech-festival-2020-due-to-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/guidance-notes-of-video-submission-mode-%ef%bc%88rules-and-regulations-annex-7/   If you have any problems, please email me at lauw23@stconline.edu.hk Regards,

    Ms Tasha LAU