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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    English Schools Foundation happy to let market forces dictate

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com ESF happy to let market forces dictate A while ago, I asked a permanent secretary for education why the government should phase out funding for ESF schools when both locals and expatriates attend them. There is, after all, the English Schools Foundation mandate to provide affordable education to those who can't integrate into the local Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517425/english-schools-foundation-happy-let-market-forces-dictate
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation parents call on Hong Kong chief executive to probe fee rises

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:33pm by Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung ESF parents urge probe of fee rises English Schools Foundation parents urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to look personally into an average 5 per cent ... vows English Schools Foundation will stay affordable   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459197/parents-face-59-english-school-foundation-fee-hike
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Head of English Schools Foundation urges targeted reallocation of its HK$283 million subsidy government is about to withdraw 'Spend ESF cash on special education' The government could strengthen education for children with special needs by reallocating the annual HK$283 million subsidy it will remove from the English Schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466520/reallocate-subsidy-improve-special-needs-schooling-esf-chief-says
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End of ESF as the affordable choice for Hong Kong's middle class

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:42pm by Kent Ewing

    ... inherited an English educational system, for example, the unique and exemplary aspect of which was the English Schools Foundation, now a group of 20 schools with a track record of excellence. ... value a high-quality English-medium education go? And let's not forget the many middle-class expats who also will find themselves at a loss. Tuition at top-tier international schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1533914/end-esf-affordable-choice-hong-kongs-middle-class
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF set to charge parents of new pupils up to HK$38,000

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:16pm by Johnny Tam

    ... at HK$38,000 ESF charge The English Schools Foundation is under fire from parents after revealing plans to impose a non- refundable one-off charge of up to HK$38,000 on new students from next year ... students will not be affected- neither will parents of students entering ESF's two private independent schools. Foundation chairman Carlson Tong Ka-shing, who was to have ended his three-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1525960/esf-set-charge-parents-new-pupils-hk38000-levy
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong government should redirect ESF subsidy to 'ethnic-minority' schools

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... The annual HK$283 million the government will save when it cuts funding to the English Schools Foundation should be redirected to those 31 schools. Massive resources will then go to those schools ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Give ESF subsidy to 'minority' schools I am not one for political correctness. But we should stop labelling non-Chinese students born in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1520124/hong-kong-government-should-redirect-esf-subsidy-ethnic
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Three governors quit ESF board over soaring school fees as subsidy is axed

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Three of seven elected parent representatives have resigned from the English Schools Foundation's board of governors over plans to raise capital from parents and frustration that they did ... for new pupils when the government begins phasing out the foundation's annual HK$283 million subsidy in 2016. The three quit in March and last month. One, Simon Osborne, said today's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516660/parents-quit-esf-board-over-plans-raise-cash-government-subsidy-goes
  8. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... On report, "Three governors quit ESF board over soaring school fees as subsidy is axed", May 21: HK-Explorer- I believe every parent is aware that with the cutting ... keeps parents' options open to change schools if they wish. dynamco- Every child born in Hong Kong should receive the same yearly subsidy no matter where they use it. Dao-Phooy- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1519413/whats-being-said-scmpcom
  9. 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
  10. 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

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