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  1. Police to investigate kicking of boy's head

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at King George V School last Saturday. The English Schools Foundation said it appeared to be an unfortunate accident. Poon said he had three reasons for filing the report: to get an explanation ... from the other boy or his parents. After an investigation, the Hong Kong Development League and its organisers the Chelsea Soccer School ruled that both teams were in breach of their code ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Decision to end ESF subsidy a lesson in Machiavellian ruthlessness

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE A lesson in Machiavellian ruthlessness Shock and horror! Fees for schools under the English Schools Foundation from 2016 will be at least 23 per cent ... how much ESF parents will eventually have to pay? Just check out the fees of other international schools. The decision to end the subsidy after freezing payment for a decade may go down ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Veteran UK educator Belinda Greer to replace Du Quesnay as ESF chief

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Veteran British educator to head ESF A veteran British educator will replace Heather Du Quesnay as chief executive of the English Schools Foundation (ESF). ... be more than 20 per cent higher. Greer spent 12 years as a school principal, six as an education inspector in Scotland, and the past few years as director of education services for an area ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Discovery College bows to fee push

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... - an affiliate of the English Schools Foundation - has recorded continual annual deficits and needs to repay a construction loan to the foundation. To enable the smaller fee increases, the ESF has agreed ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Discovery College cuts proposed tuition increase by about 2 percentage points but parents say they are paying for management's mistakes Private school ...

  5. Where instructors teach and learn at the same time

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Primary school teachers English Schools Foundation (ESF) Primary school teachers who can open up a world of opportunities for children, are flexible and enjoy the challenge of fully developing their potential will fit in well with ESF's requirements. The school is hiring 22 primary school teachers for the 2012 academic year starting in August, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    HKU programmes help students gain confidence in speaking English

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... schools that did not apply have observed the success of the two pilot projects, and several others are now looking to come on board, says Gardner. The English classes have made Form Two student ... Annemarie Evans life@scmp.com Two volunteer HKU programmes are helping students gain confidence in speaking English in public, writes Annemarie Evans Verbal remedy It's 8.15am ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... I don't think you ever expect a Chinese leader to say, 'You know what, you're right, you've caught us red-handed'. U.S. President Barack Obama on computer hacking   We need to see how to create education better Miss Utah Marissa P ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents attack ESF's HK$500,000 school place reservation fee

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Scrap HK$500,000 charge to reserve a school place or lose government aid, foundation told Parents attack ESF reservation fee The English Schools Foundation ... fairness, and for more English-speaking public schools. Other contributors to the debate agreed there should be more international schools. ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong educators doing their best to help children with autism

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... system here. Our educational system has spent a large portion of its budget on autism services and our educators are doing their best despite the limitations. For instance, the English Schools ... SCMP Editorial HK educators doing their best to help children with autism I refer to the article by Toby Mountjoy (" How Hong Kong mainstream schools are failing children with autism ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HK$500,000 schools debenture scheme slammed for favouring rich

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... 'FAVOURS RICH STUDENTS' The English Schools Foundation's new debenture scheme, which will charge parents HK$500,000 to reserve a school place for their children, has been criticised ... ESF allow its schools to raise money, Ladegaard said the foundation's management should "use its conscience". He also said the debenture "sent a wrong signal" that ESF ...




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