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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    International school issues debentures to fund HK$100 million expansion plans

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com School issues debentures for HK$100m expansion An international school in Aberdeen has issued its first batch of corporate debentures to raise money to expand its campus. The school issued about 50 refundable corporate debentures with a face value of HK$2.5 million each, said Maggie Koon May-kay, deputy supervisor of Victoria Shanghai Academy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519129/international-school-issues-debentures-fund-hk100-million-expansion
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    Learning Curve: international schools need to rethink debenture policies

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:48am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari life@scmp.com Time to censure debentures? Peter and Miriam Cremers were required to subscribe to a refundable "personal nomination right" of HK$75,000 when ... of four. "I don't have an objection in principle [on schools charging debentures]. I understand schools need to run and that costs money and investment. But in some schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1454072/learning-curve-international-schools-need-rethink
  3. Shock at $300k HKIS debentures hike

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... by unveiling sweeping changes in its debentures policy. In a letter to all debenture-holders last month, the school announced it would buy back all of the more than 1,300 debentures it has issued over the past 19 years. A new set of 750 debentures would then be released for the 2006 academic year, priced at $500,000. The debentures, which entitle their owners to preferential places in schools, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506803/shock-300k-hkis-debentures-hike
  4. Money matters

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Debenture A long-term, financial debt instrument that is used to raise funds for capital assets such as school buildings and generally gives priority on the waiting list ... for more than their face value. Second-hand debentures have been sold via membership agencies for up to HK$3.7 million. There are various types of debenture, including: Corporate debenture Bought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716878/money-matters
  5. Reports misconstrue importance of debenture system to our school

    Posted Jun 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nomination Rights (debentures) have misconstrued their significance to the Chinese International School (CIS). Debentures have always been important to any new independent school in raising capital for building works. However, their quantity is limited and do not in any way guarantee admission to CIS. CIS has only issued debentures to help fund the costs of new buildings. They have only helped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598027/reports-misconstrue-importance-debenture-system-our-school
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No justification for ESF debenture plan

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... this is not what the English Schools Foundation is doing with its whopping HK$500,000 debentures. The money from the ESF's "nomination rights scheme", whereby families with enough money can buy priority for admissions, will be used to improve school facilities. School facilities are important, but they're not a good enough reason to increase the price of debentures tenfold. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1039985/no-justification-esf-debenture-plan
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New ESF debenture scheme will hit middle classes hardest

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com ESF debenture plan 'will hit middle class hardest' Middle-class families will be the hardest hit by the English Schools Foundation's new HK$500,000 debenture scheme, a parent group said. The move would "for sure and 100 per cent" affect middle-class parents, Hong Kong Parents Association secretary Henry Chan Sing-tat said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1035365/new-esf-debenture-scheme-will-hit-middle-classes-hardest
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... Dennis Chong and Linda Yeung HK$500,000 charge to reserve a school place for children slammed as elitist by education lawmaker and concerned parents group ESF DEBENTURE SCHEME '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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1036156/hk500000-schools-debenture-scheme-slammed-favouring-rich
  9. Schools' fund-raising schemes 'favour well-off'

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Parents and an educator have urged international schools to stop favouring the well-off by seeking ever-bigger debentures to secure students a place. Annie Ki Mui-kuen, president for the Federation of Parent-Teacher Associations for Central and Western District, said big debentures encouraged unfairness in admissions as children would be enrolled on the basis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519397/schools-fund-raising-schemes-favour-well
  10. education gap

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 What are school debentures? a. part of the curriculum b. part of school fees c. long-term debt instruments which schools sell to parents and companies to raise funds d. the shares on the stock exchange 2 Why do parents buy school debentures? a. They see the potential for making a large sum by trading them b. They are keen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702775/education-gap

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