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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Introduce a voucher system to settle the ESF funding debate

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to the South China Morning Post to set out his position on government subsidies to the English Schools Foundation. In a nutshell, he argued that: "ESF schools offer a non-local curriculum. ... School or the English stream of the French International School. It would also mean a sharp rise in capital levies and a proliferation of non-refundable up-front debentures. Many families would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1086321/introduce-voucher-system-settle-esf-funding-debate
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Guide to International Schools in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:53pm by HEATHER MCKENZIE

    ... Heather McKenzie Primary schools in Hong Kong fall into one of three categories: free government schools for all children and taught in Cantonese and English, government subsidized English Schools Foundation (ESF) programs in English for students who cannot speak Chinese, and the more elite and competitive international schools with a high price tag and a lengthy waiting list. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1564219/guide-international-schools-hong-kong
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489529/new-esf-chief-gets-straight-down-business

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