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  1. ESF crisis offers an opportunity for change

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Education chief Arthur Li Kwok-cheung must be feeling pleased with himself. A year ago, he caused a storm by questioning whether the English Schools Foundation provided value for money and threatened to slash its subsidy if it was found to be wasteful. This week, a leaked letter has revealed allegations by a former ESF chief executive that the organisation is badly managed and has poor ...

  2. Foundation fights sexual abuse of city's children

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... every day in a school toilet, his mother called the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation's 'Hugline' and sought help. Child sexual abuse is so horrendous that most cases are hidden, ... places such as toilets, staircases and quiet corners. The foundation's 'Hugline' is only for Chinese and English speakers. Members of the ethnic minorities who speak neither ...

  3. Pledge genuine partnership on harbour

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for education and manpower's representative, Maisie Chan, says the review of the English Schools Foundation's funding began from the 'very principled position that the preferential treatment the ESF enjoys has created an unlevel playing field for the international school sector' (January 22). While this 'principled position' is partially understandable, ...

  4. talk back

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have his words of encouragement. Christine Leung Lai-ling, Yau Ma Tei Q Should ESF schools come under the direct subsidy scheme? It is encouraging to see our legislators recognise the part the English Schools Foundation plays in Hong Kong's educational system through their support for continued subvention plus the consensus that is emerging that ESF schools provide good educational ...

  5. West Island School rocks

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... Steve Cray Ciosa Houlihan, 16, from Sha Tin College struts her stuff with the three-piece all-female band Kesler's Clean at West Island School's Rock Aid event on Thursday night. The event, comprising 12 bands from a number of Hong Kong international schools, raised in excess of $30,000 dollars for tsunami relief, bringing the English Schools Foundation's West Island ...

  6. ESF won't raise fees in next academic year

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The English Schools Foundation (ESF) has announced a freeze in fees for the next academic year. In an e-newsletter to parents yesterday, the foundation said fees for the 2009-2010 ... was that the foundation should stop using parents' money to finance its two private schools. The government provided subventions for ESF schools except for two opened after the handover, Ms Hui said. Poor ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Quake rattles foundations of authority

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... at the University of Miami, said. Jia Xijin, deputy director of the Institute of Non-Governmental Organisations at Tsinghua University's School of Public Policy and Administration, agreed. 'The ... that a strong and persistent consciousness of citizenship and people's desire to participate in public affairs and policymaking were the foundation of a civilised society, which was indispensable ...

  9. Serious fund-raising fun

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... By Steve Cray Bands from six international schools raised more than $30,000 for tsunami aid at an open air rock concert organised by and staged at West Island School last week. Rock Aid, the brainchild of two English Schools Foundation West Island pupils, was organised by sixth formers with the help of three teachers, and run along the lines of a real commercial event. Student security ...

  10. school news

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School Australian writer Isobelle Carmody met Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School English reading ambassadors on April 24. Tam Fong-kit, ... graduates pursuing further studies. He complimented the students on their outstanding performance. The Chinese Foundation Secondary School The earthquake which devastated Sichuan last month caused ...




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