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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ESF lessons on nurturing staff

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the English School Foundation (ESF). 'The first thing we saw was the [Victoria Harbour] light show and we fell in love with it,' says Noelle Du Puy who moved here a month ago with her ... account and finding a flat- and then organises social events so you meet people from different schools.' American-born Humanities and English teacher Du Puy has worked in Hungary and Vietnam, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978569/esf-lessons-nurturing-staff
  5. Comment - Letters

    Colonial attitude towards education

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... love my children to attend an English Schools Foundation school or any international school but the fact is, that is a privilege of the "moneyed elite" as Ms Chapman described, ... Foreigners' whining about education smacks of colonialism I refer to the letter from Amanda Chapman, chairperson of the Native English Speaking Teachers' Association (Nesta) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1089522/colonial-attitude-towards-education
  6. Schools that lay solid foundations

    Posted Oct 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Stephanie Harrington

    ... Tel 2504 1978, e-mail info@letterland-land.com or visit www.letter-land.com) ESF Early Years Programme Run by the English Schools Foundation Educational Services, the programme helps children ... 3949. Visit www.think.edu.hk) Victoria Educational Organisation This organisation comprises seven kindergartens and two English primary schools. It is an authorised provider of the International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/521607/schools-lay-solid-foundations
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teacher warns of misery at school

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Classes filled with depressed pupils led Belgian to set up art workshops to help children relax Teacher warns of misery at school Hong Kong is raising a generation of unhappy children who have forgotten how to laugh, says a former English teacher. Liesbeth Avern-Briers has worked in schools across Hong Kong- both international and local schools, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560649/teacher-warns-misery-school
  8. Schools quota for locals cut to 30pc

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... parents opt for the International Baccalaureate curriculum, put off by frequent changes to the local system. The English Schools Foundation- which is in dispute with the government over the future ... families and senior government officials tend to prefer sending their children to English-speaking schools in the city or overseas amid concern about the erosion of English standards since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986651/schools-quota-locals-cut-30pc
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    English may be the language of peace

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE English may be the language of peace As a question of fairness, the government should mandate the introduction of national education in English Schools Foundation and international schools as well. Why should expatriate and westernised local children be deprived of the opportunity to learn about China, which is, after all, on everyone's lips? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1031854/english-may-be-language-peace
  10. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Drug dealers selling more to ESF school students in Hong Kong: police

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... those at English School Foundation (ESF) schools. The trend has been growing over the last six months, police say, with three drug peddlers arrested. A police source says the sale of cannabis is a lucrative trade for dealers and a way to make "easy money" but investigators do not suspect it is organised by triad gangs. "From our investigations, it's clear that ESF schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214101/drug-dealers-selling-more-esf-school-students-hong-kong-police

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