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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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Who offers what and where- ESF preschools, ESF primary schools, ESF secondary schools and private independent schools

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Year groups: Y1-6 Number of students: 540 Accreditation: IB World School, Council of International Schools Association membership: English Schools Foundation, Southern China PYP Network Year ... enquiries@bs.esf.edu.hk Website: www.bradbury.edu.hk Year groups: Y1-6 Number of students: 720 Accreditation: IB World School Association membership: English Schools Foundation Year founded: 1980 Curriculum: IB ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong parents seek alternatives to local schools

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

    ... of local parents seeking schools that offer something different. Competition for places at English Schools Foundation and international schools is as intense as ever, while more children have gone ... schools locally, and the fact that her limited English made it even less likely she would be accepted. Now living with a family friend in the capital, she is more motivated and happier to find ...

  5. Vacant schools earmarked to go international

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the waiting list for English Schools Foundation (ESF) primary schools, with a further 1,200 for secondary schools, according to media reports. Bidders for the vacant sites are required to assess ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Four vacant schools are being offered for bids as potential sites for international schools. The move is part of a raft of government measures to boost ...

  6. Freak accident halts school extension

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry Work on a HK$250 million extension at the King George V School in Kowloon has been halted after a steel pole fell 15 metres and speared a British teacher's BMW. The three-metre pole crashed through a bamboo screen and pierced the windscreen and dashboard of the parked car at the English Schools Foundation (ESF) secondary school at 3.45pm on Monday. The owner ...

  7. Fight for spots at English-language schools expected to heat up

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Competition for entry into schools using English as the medium of instruction (EMI) is expected to be more intense this year. English-Medium Schools Association vice-chairman Anthony Tong ... that began yesterday. Places at English-medium schools are among the most sought-after because they are the only ones out of Hong Kong's 475 secondary schools allowed to teach years one to three ...

  8. Group urges Disco Bay residents to support new giant ESF school

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A concern group in Discovery Bay has urged residents to support the building of a proposed English Schools Foundation school by writing to newspapers and officials, ... the English Schools Foundation and the developer, Hong Kong Resort, had failed to fulfil their obligation to communicate with the community. 'The project was presented to us as a fait accompli ...

  9. ESF schools contribute to international character of city

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Contrary to Cynthia Sze's view ('Hong Kong should not pay ESF to maintain its luxurious schools', August 30), I advocate an increase in government subvention to the English Schools Foundation in order to ensure that there are enough affordable places for local and expatriate children. The ESF offers an international education at fees lower than the norm ...

  10. Without school places, we lose out

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the government should continue to subsidise the English Schools Foundation. The ESF and many international schools have long waiting lists. Set up with expatriate communities in mind, their demographics ... talent, our city has to be ready to accommodate needs and expectations. Unless the government works more closely with our quality English-language schools, we will lose out to rivals. ...




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