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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF explores cost-cutting, profit-making measures to cope with loss of government subsidy

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com ESF explores how to cut costs and make profits The English Schools Foundation is looking into ways to cut costs and generate more income to cope ... and beyond into Asia. We can encourage people to come to us for continuous professional development." The foundation could share its expertise in health and well-being with other schools ...

  2. Education costs worry local future parents

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Schools Foundation (ESF) could eventually become self-financing. The ESF later warned fees would rise by 20 per cent if government funding was removed. The level of funding for the ESF has been ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Kamy Yeung Kam-yee worries a local English education will be too expensive when she becomes a mother. 'It's... either you make more money ...

  3. Expats struggle to find school places: survey

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... grades, waiting lists are substantial.' InvestHK contacted all local international schools and the English Schools Foundation (ESF). Schools that used the curricula of certain countries- ... Will Clem An influx of expatriates has led to a shortage of places at international schools, a survey says. 'Most schools reported a strong increase in applications over the past few ...

  4. Lifestyle - Beauty - BEAUTY

    Face time: the best new foundations, concealers and highlighters

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:29pm by TAMA LUNG

    ... favourites. Here’s hoping they can help you put your best face forward. 1. Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation Newly launched at Joyce Beauty, this cream foundation (HK$365) is a Hollywood favourite thanks to its long-wearing formula, buildable coverage (it evens hides tattoos) and low risk of irritation. While I typically shy away from solid foundations, I was won over by the SPF 30 ...

  5. Teachers must set a good example

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Parents with the English Schools Foundation often complain about rising school fees. But they rarely raise issues about its teachers. As a school brand for quality education, the ESF's reputation is impeccable- and well-deserved. This is why despite school fees that now rival some international schools, ESF schools remain much sought after. The foundation's hard-won ...

  6. A top overseas education on your doorstep

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... bodies. The same is true of the English Schools Foundation, which was originally set up to educate the children of expatriates working with the government or British garrison. A small number ... in English, they also tend to have smaller classes, better facilities, superior teachers and a more interactive learning environment than other local schools. But there is bad news. They often ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... We should learn from our diversity I have been watching, with increasing alarm, correspondence in these columns concerning the proposed increase of fees at the English Schools Foundation ... simple. It offers competitive salaries to attract excellent teachers and provides a quality of education that is desired not only by parents of English-speaking children temporarily residing ...

  8. ESF's legally defined role is to teach English-speaking students

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have read with interest the recent flurry of letters to these columns regarding the English Schools Foundation, and would like to correct some of the mistaken factual statements they contain. ESF schools are bound by law to offer education in the medium of English to children who can benefit from such an education. The local system provides well for Cantonese speakers. ...

  9. Parents gain big role in ESF reform body

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Key posts, half the seats taken on reorganisation taskforce Parents have gained half the seats on a taskforce to spearhead sweeping reforms of the way the English Schools Foundation is governed. Their positions included the two key posts in the group. The 14-member taskforce is charged with drawing up a blueprint for a new governance structure for the ESF to replace ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    ESF subsidy withdrawal shames SAR

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ...-speaking parents, was not able to find an English Schools Foundation place for Primary One last year, and is 200th on the waiting list. This is testament to the huge demand for English education here, ... native tongue is English, my child will certainly struggle academically in a local school. Ironically, the above statement is also being made by thousands of local parents, who are making it very ...




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