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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Subsidise and reform the English Schools Foundation

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Council, Ng also said the English Schools Foundation, which provides an international education for 13,000 students, must introduce a local curriculum and consider how to meet local needs ... it to offer a local curriculum in return for continued funding. Otherwise there may be logic in treating it like other international schools. As a result, the foundation, its parents and teachers face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1078998/subsidise-and-reform-english-schools-foundation
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation seeks subsidies for 1,000 new pupils

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Foundation says pupils' siblings and graduates of affiliated kindergartens should be subsidised The English Schools Foundation is asking the government to subsidise more than 1,000 ... kindergartens, should be protected as talks continued with the government on the governance of the foundation and its transition to a private international school system. Critics say the English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078123/english-schools-foundation-seeks-subsidies-1000-new-pupils
  3. Comment - Debates

    SCMP Debate: is English Schools Foundation worth its government subvention?

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Join the debate by leaving your comments below. The English Schools Foundation has long pleaded for more money from the government, having seen its government subvention of HK$283 million ... the foundation should take and whether it is worth more government cash. Q1 Should the government continue or increase its HK$283 million subvention for the English Schools Foundation? Q2 What role can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/debates/article/1061019/scmp-debate-english-schools-foundation-worth-its-government
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to reform English Schools Foundation system

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to make a choice on ESF The distinction between the English Schools Foundation and private international schools is becoming ever more blurred. Annual ESF fee increases ... the foundation's ageing campuses and will help keep school fees affordable. Nonetheless ESF schools are becoming as expensive as many international schools. As a result, many people are asking why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1040184/time-reform-english-schools-foundation-system
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    English Schools Foundation deserves a grand bargain on funding

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE ESF deserves grand bargain on funding The English Schools Foundation has asked parents to lobby Legco election candidates to back an increase in government financial support after years of a funding freeze. They have a strong case. It's time to integrate ESF schools into the Direct Subsidy Scheme, thereby making them part of the local system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1023846/english-schools-foundation-deserves-grand-bargain-funding
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HK$500,000 to reserve place in Hong Kong's English schools

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... IN ESF SCHOOLS The English Schools Foundation has introduced a new debenture scheme seeking HK$500,000 to reserve a place - a sum almost 10 times the maximum amount specified in its former ... Parents said middle-class parents would be hardest-hit and might not be able to afford to send children to ESF schools. The foundation said proceeds would be reserved for capital projects. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1035323/hk500000-reserve-place-hong-kongs-english-schools
  7. Comment - Letters

    ESF settles the score on pathways for students

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... suggests that a large proportion of English Schools Foundation students are not admitted to International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes because the schools use selection criteria to direct students ... on to the next stage of their lives. That is what true education is about, and I am sure that Ms Hazari's school and others like it try to do exactly the same. Heather Du Quesnay, CEO, English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1097618/esf-settles-score-pathways-students
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Exclusive: ESF warns school fees may rise from next year

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... The consequences of phasing out government's HK$284 million subvention may be felt in the next academic year, says foundation chairman The English Schools Foundation warned yesterday ... Ka-shing said schools would have to impose two sets of fees when the subsidies were phased out over the next 13 years because the foundation had promised parents of current pupils their fees would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1077394/esf-warns-fees-may-rise-next-year
  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Introduce a voucher system to settle the ESF funding debate

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to the South China Morning Post to set out his position on government subsidies to the English Schools Foundation. In a nutshell, he argued that: "ESF schools offer a non-local curriculum. ... School or the English stream of the French International School. It would also mean a sharp rise in capital levies and a proliferation of non-refundable up-front debentures. Many families would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1086321/introduce-voucher-system-settle-esf-funding-debate
  10. News - Hong Kong

    ESF schoolboy, 16, gets 12-month bond after hitting taxi in dad's car

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... his father's company car for a joyride and hit a parked taxi in Pok Fu Lam has received a year's probation. Fahim Khan, a 16-year-old pupil at the English Schools Foundation's West Island School, was also ordered not to drive any vehicle for two years. The teenager previously pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to careless driving, taking a car without authority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1086287/esf-schoolboy-16-gets-12-month-bond-after-hitting-taxi-dads-car

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