This year NESTA is proud to celebrate our ‘Grand Champion’ winner of our student competition. Students were asked to design a logo, slogan, and tagline to be featured on the rubbish bags the Hong Kong government intends to sell as part of the MSW charging scheme and write 50 – 100 words to explain the […]
In August 2022, 10 singers from 5 local schools joined together for an English Karaoke Challenge. The NESTA Chairperson and NESTA Treasurer joined other NESTA Members and volunteered as Commentators for the event. NESTA was proud to have helped organize and participate in this challenge as a way to support and encourage using English in […]
On 6 April, 2022, the Hon Michael Tien received a written reply by the Secretary for Education, Mr. Kevin Yeung, in the Legislative Council. Mr. Yeung set out the respective rates of retention and attrition of Native English Teachers (NETs) in primary and secondary schools in the past five school years. LCQ16: Demand and supply […]
On Monday evening, the new NESTA Executive had their first meeting of the 2021-22 academic year. EDB Native English Speaking Teachers in Hong Kong enjoy coming together and discussing issues such as Professional Development, student competitions, NESTA EDB Liaison meetings, and social activities. We met at a pub in TST and for a couple of […]
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% […]
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 […]
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!
The end of the school year is upon us, and as we take a day to celebrate the establishment of our dynamic Hong Kong, I would like to share with you some reflections and hopes. 2019-20 was a complex and eventful year, and this new normal may be with us for the foreseeable future. Disruptions […]