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Rt Hon Michael Gove MP,

 

the UK Secretary of State for Education,

 

visited our school on 8 November, 2010.

 

 

We are very happy to have received three very special guests from the United Kingdom – Rt. Hon. Michael Gove, Member of Parliament (Secretary of State for Education, UK), Mr. Peter Walsh and Mr. Henry de Zoete. Our student representatives presented our different projects conducive to sustainable education which we are going to implement in the near future to Minister Gove. They are the Green Roof Project, the Solar Panel Project and the Horseshoe Crab Conservation Project. Minister Gove visited our ‘Road to Nobel Prize’ and our school-based Biotechnology lesson. Together with Dr. K. W. Cheung (Principal Assistant Secretary for Education, EDB, HK), Prof. Esther Ho from CUHK, Dr. Alice Wong from HKU, principals from other schools, our principal, teachers and students, Minister Gove held a discussion about the recent education reform in Hong Kong and the reasons behind Hong Kong’s good performance in PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) and TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study).

Letter of Appreciation from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education, United Kingdom (Click here)

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Appreciation Letter from Education Bureau 

 

 

Strategic aim of visit to Hong Kong

 

  • To build on good relations with Hong Kong and follow up on the 2006 Memorandum of Understanding on Education Co-operation

  • To provide the Minister with an opportunity to see and discuss with relevant policy-makers and educators the state of education reform in Hong Kong and identify areas for further collaboration

  • To support the wider economic interests of the UK through the identification of key strategic opportunities for partnership activity with Hong Kong

  • To learn first-hand about the factors that have contributed to the high levels of attainment by pupils and developments that seek to raise standards for all.

 

 

Visit to PLK Laws Foundation College

 

  • To learn how an innovative school is implementing Hong Kong’s new senior secondary curriculum.

  • Round table on Hong Kong student performance, education reforms, school improvement and management.

 

 

Biography

 

Michael Gove was educated at both state and independent schools, in England and Scotland, and his mother worked at Aberdeen School for the Deaf and Aberdeen University. All his experiences have led to a commitment to raise standards in state schools and help children from less privileged backgrounds maximise their potential. Michael was brought up in Aberdeen by his mother and father, who ran a fish- processing business. He is married to Sarah Vine, a writer for The Times, and has two children. Michael has been MP since 2005. He is an active local campaigner, having run vital projects to protect the local environment, improve public transport and help police deal with anti-social behaviour. Michael worked as a journalist before entering into politics, and whilst at The Times he joined Frances Lawrence, widow of murdered headmaster Philip Lawrence, to fight street crime and its causes. Their campaign influenced legislation to ban combat knives and led to the creation of an award scheme for good citizenship among the young.

 

More information about Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

 

http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/departmentalinformation/ministerialteam/gove

 

http://www.michaelgove.com

 

http://www.conservatives.com/People/Members_of_Parliament/Gove_Michael.aspx

 

 

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