2021-06-21 Prizes & vouchers sent!

Book prizes and Commercial Press cash vouchers were sent out today by registered post so winning schools can expect to receive them by the middle of next week, after the long Dragon Boat Festival weekend! Once again, huge thanks to our sponsor Scholastic for their continued support of the NESTA Primary & Secondary Competition. NESTA cannot […]

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2021-03-16 Riding to raise spirits and funds

Once again, NESTA would like to thank all the NET members and non-members who donated to the fundraising 100 km bike challenge in December. All monies raised before 31st January, 2021, were distributed 50% to local charity ImpactHK (a non-profit that provides the homeless in Hong Kong with friendship, food, shelter, education and employment opportunities), and 50% […]

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2020-12-23 NESTA Fundraising 100 km Bike Challenge

Woo-hoo, smashed it! In the spirit of the festive season (giving and receiving), and in conjunction with NESTA, I completed a charity fundraising bike ride of a 100 kilometres (105 km to be exact) on a folding bike (Tern Verge D9) on (almost) all the cycle paths in the New Territories, taking 6 hours (actual […]

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2020-11-20 NESTA-EDB Liaison Meeting

On Friday 20 November, 2020, NESTA met with the EDB. The ranking member was Teresa Chan, Principal Assistant Secretary. As standard practice, NESTA submitted the following agenda topics and questions to the EDB one month prior to the meeting. School Based Management – How is school-based management congruent with top-down directives from the EDB or […]

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2020-11-04 NESTA met with the Honorable Michael Tien

On Wednesday 4 November, 2020, the NESTA Executive met with LEGCO Panel on Education member the Honorable Michael Tien. We discussed the same issues that NESTA will focus on at the NESTA EDB Liaison later this month. Mr Tien mentioned he was meeting with the Secretary of Education Kevin Yeung soon and will bring up these issues on our […]

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2020-21 NESTA Primary and Secondary Student Competitions

NESTA is proud to announce the 2020-21 Primary and Secondary Student Competitions. The primary students are asked to make a poster about COVID and their feelings about the situation. viewtopic.php?f=39&t=8750 Secondary students are asked to design an original Superhero and put it all on a poster. viewtopic.php?f=39&t=8753 The deadline is 12 April, 2021, so get […]

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2020-09-18 NESTA GM

The first NESTA GM of the academic year was held virtually on Microsoft Teams last Friday 18 September with a range of issues discussed as well as an election to fill vacant Exec positions. Samuel Barbour was acclaimed to the position of Primary Liaison Officer. Thanks to Sam for stepping up to take up this […]

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NESTA Induction Video 2020

Every year, NESTA is asked to present at the EDB NET induction to help incoming NETs (Native English Teachers) adjust to their new jobs and the Scheme. This year the induction was held online, and NESTA produced a video introducing our activities and encouraging new NETs to join the association. Enjoy!

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