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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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, ... it is unfortunate that an ESF teacher was overheard by a parent 'crowing' about how much time he and his colleagues got off on a teacher training day as well as the last few weeks before ...

  3. Helping expat teachers fit in

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nicholas Olczak Sometime this summer, at least one young English teacher will cram his belongings into cases and head to London's Heathrow airport to catch a flight to Hong Kong. He ... extensive programmes to help these expats adjust to local life. One large recruiter of expats is the Hong Kong International School (HKIS). Each year, it hires between 20 and 30 teachers- usually ...

  4. ESF seeks top teachers for long haul

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Secondary school teachers are being sought by the English Schools Foundation (ESF) for the beginning of the new school year in September 2012. At ESF secondary schools, 43 ... and team-centred behaviour,' says the ESF's director of human resources, Charles Caldwell. 'ESF teachers are able to form an all-around perspective of how the students they teach can- ...

  5. No place for expat Teachers' son

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com The shortage of international school places has forced a native English-speaking teacher to home school her son for the past two years. American Jessica Kuwata arrived in Hong Kong with her husband and her then four-year-old son two years ago under the government's native-speaking English teacher (NET) scheme to improve English learning ...

  6. Mum takes dim view of teachers

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry It's usually students who find themselves in hot water when they get up to mischief outside school gates and have the rotten luck to get spotted by a teacher. But a group of English Schools Foundation (ESF) teachers ended up in a spot of bother themselves when the mother of a West Island School pupil caught them larking around on the way to work on the Discovery Bay ...

  7. ESF teachers to end industrial action and accept pay cut

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Members are unhappy but agree to 4.4pc reduction as a goodwill gesture English Schools Foundation teachers have voted to end their industrial action, which has seen them boycott extra-curricular activities for nearly three months. The Association of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools announced yesterday it would accept a 4.42 per cent pay cut after ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End of ESF as the affordable choice for Hong Kong's middle class

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:42pm by Kent Ewing

    ... into the stratosphere. Meanwhile, the city's education policies lie scattered in incoherent pieces. Kent Ewing is a teacher and writer based in Hong Kong. He can be reached at kewing56@gmail.com. Follow him ...

  9. ESF 'could pay less and hire the best'

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The English Schools Foundation could lower its starting salaries to as little as $18,750 a month and still recruit 'the finest' international teachers, the founder of another international school has claimed. Ben Frankel, chairman of Hong Kong Academy Primary School, which charges fees of $83,250 a year, said he paid that much to teachers with up ...

  10. ESF teachers to stage after-school rally over pay cuts

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Hundreds of English Schools Foundation teachers are expected to join a protest today against pay and benefits cuts of up to 10 per cent. The Association of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools is expecting up to 800 to rally outside the foundation's Wan Chai headquarters at the end of the school day. Julian Harniess, the association's chairman, said: ...




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