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  1. ESF feels the pinch as staff face pay curbs

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Morale in the English Schools Foundation (ESF) has hit a new low following a decision this week to cut its teachers' pay by up to 10 per cent. Teachers' ... that salaries were at the high-end of the scale compared with those paid by other schools in Hong Kong. The reductions will be phased in as contracts are renewed and a 2004 salaries scale ...

  2. School selection a testing task

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... the waiting list for reception classes in the international section runs to 2007. Parents are putting their children's names down at birth. A spokeswoman for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) ... precedence at the German Swiss International School (GSIS). At ESF, candidates who are English speakers and who have difficulty entering the local system because they do not speak Cantonese are given ...

  3. ESF's short-term leader dismisses rumours about his hasty exit

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Schools Foundation, has returned to Hong Kong to bid farewell to former colleagues and explore the potential of setting up a new group of international schools in Hong Kong and the region. But he ... on school improvement matters there,' he said. He was also building business contacts in the UK and Hong Kong to develop new English-medium schools in Asia. 'I shall be developing ...

  4. Teachers back principal in contract row

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Staff of ESF's elite Kennedy School feel aggrieved they have been banned from talking to parents Kennedy School teachers have rallied behind their flamboyant principal, Vanessa Bingham, after the English Schools Foundation's controversial decision not to renew her contract. The decision, made on the recommendation of the school council, led ...

  5. ESF teachers vote for action over pay cut

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Talks fail to reach a compromise after schools almost unanimously call for a withdrawal of extra-curricular activities English Schools Foundation teachers have voted ... this week but failed to agree a compromise, according to David Reeves, chairman of its staff association. Results from ballots held in all ESF schools prior to last week's annual foundation ...

  6. Hunt for ESF chief gets off to late start

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... The English Schools Foundation (ESF) has yet to begin its search for a new chief executive, two months after Jonathan Harris suddenly quit the post at the end of last term. ESF executive ... it is essential to get the right person as soon as possible.' He said the criteria for the job should be agreed within the next month, with principals, parents and school councils consulted. ...

  7. Foundation solid but the fittings shake a bit

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Schools Foundation has gone into self-destruct mode. A story of another primary principal leaving under disputed circumstances with stories of hush money to boot is followed by an anonymous letter ... the excellence and commitment and to communicate this effectively. For our part, we teachers should try to understand that to best secure the future for the foundation, its schools and therefore ...

  8. Dramatic novel brings today's history to life

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... invasion of Poland. They spent Interim Week as a touring community theatre troupe, taking their play to six English Schools Foundation and other international primary schools. 'It is highly ... and to take plays to local schools. 'Unfortunately we had only one request to go to an English-medium local school and that came too late for us,' he said. ...

  9. Mailbag

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Van der Kamp is wrong about ESF teachers'approach to pay cut Jake van der Kamp, observing English Schools Foundation (ESF) staff from a distance (South China Morning Post, December ... in the process of making decisions, rather than have those decisions imposed upon them. TIM HOFFMAN, Chairman, Island School Local teachers can't replace a NET I read with shock the report ...

  10. Whinning and dining near top of food chain

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp WHENEVER THE ENGLISH Schools Foundation (ESF) gets into a stink about how much money it spends, any number of people call or write to ask me to stick in my oar and join ... these English schools have any English teachers? I can understand why they are glum. They had the opportunity of taking a small pay cut with the rest of the civil service last year but went instead ...




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