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  1. News - Hong Kong

    ESF schoolboy, 16, gets 12-month bond after hitting taxi in dad's car

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... his father's company car for a joyride and hit a parked taxi in Pok Fu Lam has received a year's probation. Fahim Khan, a 16-year-old pupil at the English Schools Foundation's West Island School, was also ordered not to drive any vehicle for two years. The teenager previously pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to careless driving, taking a car without authority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1086287/esf-schoolboy-16-gets-12-month-bond-after-hitting-taxi-dads-car
  2. Special Schools

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... programme Fees: HK$15,000/month per student. The rest is supported by Autism Children Foundation JOCKEY CLUB SARAH ROE SCHOOL 2b Tin Kwong Road, Ho Man Tin Tel: 2761 9893 E-mail: office@jcsrs.esf.edu.hk Website: www.jcsrs.edu.hk Year groups taught: Age 5 to 19 Number of students: 60 Accreditation: Asdan programme Association membership: English Schools Foundation Year founded: 1985 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971797/special-schools
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No justification for ESF debenture plan

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... this is not what the English Schools Foundation is doing with its whopping HK$500,000 debentures. The money from the ESF's "nomination rights scheme", whereby families with enough money can ... The ESF is not the only school selling priority admissions for runaway prices. Major international schools such as the Hong Kong International School, the Independent Schools Foundation Academy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1039985/no-justification-esf-debenture-plan
  4. If English is so important, firms should move to Belfast or Glasgow

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that rather resembles the emperor's new clothes. He envisions these new clothes as being woven with the English language as their fabric and produced by the English Schools Foundation (ESF) ... pretensions to the name of Asia's world city are a joke if it needs two publicly funded systems of segregated English-medium schools, one for locals and one for native English speakers. Firms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973531/if-english-so-important-firms-should-move-belfast-or-glasgow
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's native-speaking English teacher scheme needs an overhaul

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:53am by Philip Yeung

    ... If there is little inter-school co-operation, there is even less inter-system relationship. That is why the new chief executive of the English Schools Foundation, Belinda Greer, comes to us like a breath ... and cultural exchange is encouraged Net gains The native-speaking English teacher (NET) scheme has been a part of our local public school system for the past 15 years. It has grown into a HK$710 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1507455/hong-kongs-native-speaking-english-teacher-scheme-needs
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents in Hong Kong struggling with rising cost of English-language education

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    .... And the government refuses to acknowledge there is a problem and so does nothing about it," she said. After the government's decision to phase out the English Schools Foundation's annual ... schools are pricing us out of city' After almost 20 years in Hong Kong, English teacher Amanda Chapman may soon be forced to leave the city because of difficulties in finding a suitable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493376/parents-hong-kong-struggle-rising-cost-english-language-education
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490293/esf-accusations
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Equality in schools has a long way to go in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Katelyn Chan

    ... the booklet in due course," she says, also emphasising the importance of respecting school autonomy. Yuen Kwok-ming is the principal of Caritas Tuen Mun Marden Foundation Secondary School, which ... of Pakistani families cannot speak Chinese or English. However, the schools might not have interpreters to explain the school rules," he says. "As more schools are taking on minority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556161/equality-schools-has-long-way-go-hong-kong
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504941/du-quesnay-yet-meet-schools-chief
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506527/esf-members-vote-radical-changes

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