NESTA is a professional and independent association of teachers in the Hong Kong EDB NET Scheme.
When the NET Scheme began in 1998, a group of NETs got together informally to help each other with issues that arose from adjusting to another culture and school system. In time, the formal association NESTA was created to support and advocate on behalf of NETs.
Initially, NETs were all secondary teachers, but in 2002 the Education Bureau began recruiting for the Primary NET Scheme. NESTA's constitution was amended to ensure that the association would support and include PNETs.
To this day, NESTA continues to organise a wide range of activities on behalf of all NETs such as EDB liaison meetings, member support, social events, competitions, and professional development days.
NESTA members are all full-time teachers, and the executive board is made up entirely of elected volunteers. New members are always welcome. Please go to the membership page for information about joining NESTA.