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  1. English Schools Foundation

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong Government) (1967); English Schools Foundation (Ordinance) (1980); Department of Children, Schools and Families (UK) (2001); Durham University (INCAS/PIPS) (2003); International ... Accreditation: International Baccalaureate- Primary Years Programme (PYP) Authorised Status, Council of International Schools- Candidate Status; Association membership: English Schools Foundation; Year ...

  2. ESF school will get HK$240m upgrade

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Work to upgrade and expand King George V School in Kowloon is due to start in February after the English Schools Foundation agreed on a HK$240 million funding package. The move, announced yesterday, is one of two school-building projects the ESF is funding through a HK$25,000 levy on new students. The ESF also said the government had agreed to provide HK$150 million ...

  3. Lieh Mak to quit early as ESF chairwoman

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Professor Felice Lieh Mak is to resign as chairwoman of the English Schools Foundation at the end of March next year, six months before her three-year term ends. Lieh Mak, who has held the position since early 2004, said yesterday she would like to spend more time with her first grandchild, expected in a few weeks. She said her earlier departure would help the next ...

  4. Cambridge tests available in NT

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter ESF Educational Services, a provider of English courses that is associated with the English Schools Foundation, is offering Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) tests at the Po Leung Kuk Castar Primary School in Tsing Yi, the New Territories. 'We have worked closely with institutions in the New Territories and we know there is a lot of interest in Cambridge ...

  5. New super grade for UK A-levels 'won't hurt chances of HK pupils'

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... with the English Schools Foundation, where most final-year pupils take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, said the new A* grade should help improve their chances at UK universities. 'The A* ... Schools Foundation adviser. Exam boards in England and Wales are introducing an A* grade this year to differentiate among pupils with the highest scores after the proportion of A grades ...

  6. Girl under observation

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recently learned that her child had failed to get a primary place at an English Schools Foundation school, despite attending an ESF kindergarten. A spokeswoman for the foundation said that parents knew if their children attended an ESF kindergarten they were not guaranteed a place in an ESF primary school. The mother had no history of mental illness and the family did not have ...

  7. Make English instruction at schools available to all children

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 'salient points about the English Schools Foundation's discriminatory practice'. She is turning this argument on its head. She correctly quotes the objects of the foundation as laid down ... about the English Schools Foundation ('Put an end to segregated education', April 6). The ESF is a legacy of the colonial system that existed in Hong Kong. It is time to put an end ...

  8. Diocese needs to learn a lesson in democracy

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... churches' freedom to propagate their faiths in the longer term. School-based management has been the norm at government and English Schools Foundation schools, not to mention modern best practice ... The notion that parents and teachers have no right to a say in how publicly funded schools are run has long since become heresy. But that has not stopped the Hong Kong diocese ...

  9. Admirable innovations at direct subsidy schools

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be considerably less than what parents are paying at international schools, and possibly even at those under the partly subsided English Schools Foundation. These schools have long dominated education ... One of the more positive outcomes from the government's controversial education reform has been the expansion in the number of schools on its direct subsidy scheme. Such schools enjoy ...

  10. School places mismatch a cause of heartbreak

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are counting their days before being shut down. Then, there are the elite and international schools with hopelessly long waiting lists. The English Schools Foundation, for example, has seen its waiting ... Poor communities often lack the resources to provide adequate education for their people. But even a rich city like Hong Kong can fall short of providing good quality schooling for all. ...




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