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  1. More ESF students gain HK university places

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The number of English Schools Foundation students gaining university places in Hong Kong has risen by 50 per cent this year- the first in which the International Baccalaureate Diploma was taken across all ESF secondary schools. Of 95 students who won places, 44 go to the University of Hong Kong and 34 to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. ...

  2. Foundation to seek funding for upgrades

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The English Schools Foundation is planning to ask the government for funding towards the cost of upgrading the buildings of two popular schools in Kowloon. The ESF is drawing up plans to unite Kowloon Junior School, which now operates across two sites- at Perth Street and Rose Street- in one new building at Perth Street, and for the expansion of King George V School ...

  3. ESF set to 'terminate staff contracts'

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron All teachers and coaches in the sport and languages sections of the English Schools Foundation's commercial arm will have their contracts terminated prematurely, a spokesman ... and invited to apply for new posts. Peter Craughwell, the ESF's head of corporate communications, said the jobs of the 10 English language teachers on 40-hour contracts would be replaced by six ...

  4. School roll-calls confirm worst fears

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron, May Chan

    ... term resumed on a sombre note with eight pupils and a teacher confirmed missing after the rolls were called. The English Schools Foundation also said after registers were checked that one ... by the killer wave. And the French International School was providing support for children grieving for Thea Marchal, 10, and her parents, who died in Thailand. The English Schools Foundation ...

  5. City's death toll hits 13 as 70 reported still missing

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Liz Heron

    ... the victims of the tsunami, raising the city's death toll from the disaster to 13. Another 70 Hongkongers remain missing. The English Schools Foundation, meanwhile, played down the absence ... students remain missing. Another 58, from 26 schools, could not be contacted. The English Schools Foundation said checks were continuing into the whereabouts of students absent from three of its ...

  6. Youth on student trip in coma on Koh Samui

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Will Clem

    ... Jane Foxcroft could not be contacted last night. English Schools Foundation chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said she did not have full details of the incident but confirmed a former student ... Liz Heron and Will Clem A youth was taken to hospital in a coma after he was injured in a motorcycle accident during a trip to Koh Samui organised by students from West Island School ...

  7. Call to tie ESF funding to Chinese

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Legislators have called for government funding of the English Schools Foundation to be linked to its progress in introducing Chinese- language teaching as an option for all students. Education panel member Audrey Eu Yuet-mee said the quality and standard of Chinese teaching in ESF schools was 'not comparable' to that in other international schools and should ...

  8. Teacher rediscovers artistic streak thanks to local inspiration

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron There's a special end-of-term treat for children in one class at Kowloon Junior School- a group caricature drawn by their teacher. John McArthur just can't resist bringing his passion for painting and drawing into his job as a primary teacher with the English Schools Foundation, and pupils and colleagues quite often get a taste of it. But now the full extent ...

  9. ESF works to consolidate position

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The English Schools Foundation is working hard to consolidate its position as Hong Kong's largest provider of high-quality international education after passing the main hurdles in the reform of its governance. Students at all the foundation's five secondary schools will take the International Baccalaureate Diploma this summer as the first cohorts in four ...

  10. West Island School mourns teen's death

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... had anorexia, a spokesman for the English Schools Foundation said the organisation would issue a statement later this week clarifying how it dealt with health issues involving students. ... Liz Heron Students and staff at West Island School are mourning the death of a popular 17-year-old dance enthusiast who is believed to have been suffering from the eating disorder anorexia ...




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