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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... on special education' The government could strengthen education for children with special needs by reallocating the annual HK$283 million subsidy it will remove from the English Schools ... Sarah Roe is a purpose-built international school for children aged five to 19 with severe learning difficulties. Greer said Sarah Roe and other support centres had an average of 100 children ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Education officials failing Hong Kong children

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse questions decisions on issues including ESF subvention Education officials going out of their way to fail children I have begun to wonder whether the Education Bureau ... their dream of ending it altogether. Yet, no one has made a case to explain why all children of permanent Hong Kong residents should not enjoy the same level of subsidy, irrespective of whether ...

  3. All Hong Kong children have right to expect equal support in their education

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in ESF fees. Now back to the present and the questions we should be asking. We should begin by acknowledging that every discussion about education should start with the children and what is best for them. Institutions, organisations, sponsoring bodies, teachers' unions and others will all come into it later; the children must come first. First up, why does any society educate its ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... I sympathise with parents who have young children- navigating the system and trying to get one's child into school is so stressful. ...

  5. 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

    ... their children. Now, ironically, with that subvention disappearing, the ESF is free to return to form as a haughty educational playground for the elite. But where do middle-class Chinese families who ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Three governors quit ESF board over soaring school fees as subsidy is axed

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... for fear of retaliation, said elected parent governors were not allowed to vote on fees because of a "conflict of interest", although the children of many appointed independent governors ... to serve children of colonial civil servants but now a popular choice with local parents seeking an international education. The foundation said yesterday that board chairman Carlson Tong Ka-shing, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong government should redirect ESF subsidy to 'ethnic-minority' schools

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... with a multi-ethnic/international outlook, yet follow the local curriculum and exam system. Why? Call me crazy but this is not about being nice. There has been a mass exodus of local Chinese children of better-off ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF boss hoping to build bridges with the local education sector

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... parents choose ESF schools not only because they provide education in English, but also because they want their children to have "a different educational experience from the one ... believes the ESF could offer some lessons in different ways to engage children in learning. It is also important to look beyond academic excellence and to equip children with important skills ...

  9. Picking the best language medium for your children

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Amanda Watson

    ... Learning in two tongues can have many benefits, writes Amanda Watson Choosing which language medium children should be taught in at kindergarten and then primary school comes as an unexpectedly early decision. Admission requirements for most international and ESF primary schools demand that children can understand and communicate freely in English. 'This is assessed at our ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    ESF's new chief executive Belinda Greer looks to boost efficiency

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... to families seeking an English-medium education for their children. “The ESF has a very strong position and tradition in Hong Kong. I really don’t want ESF to lose [that], to become another group ... Video: New chief vows English Schools Foundation will stay affordable Set up by the British colonial government in the 1960s to provide English-language schooling for the children of civil servants ...




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