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  1. Comment - Letters

    ESF settles the score on pathways for students

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... suggests that a large proportion of English Schools Foundation students are not admitted to International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes because the schools use selection criteria to direct students ... on to the next stage of their lives. That is what true education is about, and I am sure that Ms Hazari's school and others like it try to do exactly the same. Heather Du Quesnay, CEO, English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1097618/esf-settles-score-pathways-students
  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. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Exclusive: ESF warns school fees may rise from next year

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... fee rises may start soon, warns esf The English Schools Foundation warned yesterday of big fee rises for new pupils as early as September after the government insisted it would phase out its ... HK$66,100 a year, while secondary school fees are HK$98,000 up to Year 11, after which they rise to HK$102,000. The foundation warned last year that fees could rise by at least 20 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1077394/esf-warns-fees-may-rise-next-year
  5. 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
  6. ESF feels the pinch as staff face pay curbs

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Morale in the English Schools Foundation (ESF) has hit a new low following a decision this week to cut its teachers' pay by up to 10 per cent. Teachers' ... that salaries were at the high-end of the scale compared with those paid by other schools in Hong Kong. The reductions will be phased in as contracts are renewed and a 2004 salaries scale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436332/esf-feels-pinch-staff-face-pay-curbs
  7. School selection a testing task

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... the waiting list for reception classes in the international section runs to 2007. Parents are putting their children's names down at birth. A spokeswoman for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) ... precedence at the German Swiss International School (GSIS). At ESF, candidates who are English speakers and who have difficulty entering the local system because they do not speak Cantonese are given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429213/school-selection-testing-task
  8. ESF's short-term leader dismisses rumours about his hasty exit

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Schools Foundation, has returned to Hong Kong to bid farewell to former colleagues and explore the potential of setting up a new group of international schools in Hong Kong and the region. But he ... on school improvement matters there,' he said. He was also building business contacts in the UK and Hong Kong to develop new English-medium schools in Asia. 'I shall be developing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427064/esfs-short-term-leader-dismisses-rumours-about-his-hasty-exit
  9. Teachers back principal in contract row

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Staff of ESF's elite Kennedy School feel aggrieved they have been banned from talking to parents Kennedy School teachers have rallied behind their flamboyant principal, Vanessa Bingham, after the English Schools Foundation's controversial decision not to renew her contract. The decision, made on the recommendation of the school council, led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438090/teachers-back-principal-contract-row
  10. 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

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