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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Discovery College parents complain to Ombudsman over fee increases

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... on Lantau Island, is under pressure due to what the school has conceded is a flawed financial model. Its operator, ESF Educational Services - a subsidiary of English Schools Foundation - also needs ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Discovery College action group contacts Ombudsman over hefty long-term rises of up to 53 per cent at the financially troubled school Parents lodge ...

  2. ESF accusations

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A Legco committee has condemned the 'inadequate' administration of the English Schools Foundation and accused the government of not monitoring the ESF properly. What do you think of its findings? Share your views: write to us. ...

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    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:51am by LETTERS

    ... in an English-medium-of-instruction school, we would not have moved here. It is as simple as that. Cecilie Gamst-Berg- Send them to local schools? Mike Brooks- Huge mistake for govt to cut funding to the English Schools ... SCMP Editorial On parents in HK struggling with the rising costs of English-language education: Kee-Fung Anthony Ho- It seems like Hongkongers cannot afford many things in their own home ...

  4. Du Quesnay yet to meet schools chief

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Four months into her job, Heather Du Quesnay has yet to meet the man who holds the future funding of the English Schools Foundation in his hands. Ms Du Quesnay said she wrote to Secretary ... system. This was a pity, given the challenges Hong Kong faced in raising English standards and recruiting native English speaking teachers, and the role the ESF served for businesses. 'The ...

  5. ESF members vote for radical changes

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Members of the English Schools Foundation voted last night to approve radical changes that will result in the demise of the body that has administered the ESF for three decades. Just 68 of the 137-member foundation attended a meeting at Bradbury School to approve the process of reforming the ESF's governance and management. Fifty-two voted for the reforms ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Discovery College parents angry over ESF fee increase, levy

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... A fee rise of almost 10pc and a non-refundable building levy for Discovery College has sparked anger and calls for government intervention Parents at an English Schools Foundation private school have voiced their anger over a fee rise of nearly 10 per cent and a non-refundable building levy. Some say they will refuse to pay. They say the increase and the levy, introduced to cut ...

  7. New ESF chief gets straight down to business

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The English Schools Foundation's long-awaited new chief took up her post this week, days before Legco's Public Accounts Committee is due to publish its report ... to monitor the ESF properly. She will also be working with a taskforce on the new governance and management structure of the foundation. 'There is a real sense of urgency on the part ...

  8. Taskforce members quit in ESF row

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Parents distance themselves from reform document after their version is rejected as 'inappropriate' Three members of the English Schools Foundation ... to schools; finite definitions of responsibilities of the management office over key areas of education, real estate, finance and human resources; and the governance of ESF Educational Services Ltd. ...

  9. Teachers are offered pay-cut concession

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The English Schools Foundation has reduced the pay cut for its teachers in the hope of ending the month-long industrial action that has disrupted students' extra-curricular activities. Teachers yesterday received a new offer. Pay for serving teachers will still be cut across the board by 4.42 per cent on their next contracts, as previously proposed. But plans ...

  10. Parents and teachers surprised by ESF cuts

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... that government funding for the English Schools Foundation is to be cut by 6.44 per cent in the next financial year- with deeper cuts expected to come. John Bohan, acting chief executive of the ESF, warned that school fees could go up if the foundation failed to reduce salaries. 'If we can't manage our costs downwards there would have to be a fee increase,' he said. 'A ...




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