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  1. Business - Money

    Discovery Bay teens – Discovery College principal’s view

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 04:58pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... reaction, for which many thanks. This is an important topic for many people, so I will address your concerns in two parts. Today we hear from the Principal of Discovery College, Mark Beach, where ... They are two separate issues in my mind,” he says.   Prevention measures I was given to believe that Beach had cancelled the educational Kely Support Group programme in Discovery College, but he says ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Angry parents protest at Discovery College's hefty fee increase

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Parents protest at Discovery Bay school's fee raise Parents at Discovery College angry about hefty fee increases have urged the Education Bureau ... a proposed rise of 12 to 14 per cent in tuition fees and a non-refundable building levy for next year. That would mean an overall increase of 54 per cent by 2017, the Discovery College Parents ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Discovery College parents complain to Ombudsman over fee increases

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Discovery College action group contacts Ombudsman over hefty long-term rises of up to 53 per cent at the financially troubled school Parents lodge complaint over fees Discovery College parents have complained to the Ombudsman over hefty fee increases imposed by the financially troubled school. The 150-member Discovery College Concerned Parents ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Discovery College parents angry over ESF fee increase, levy

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com A fee rise of almost 10pc and a non-refundable building levy for Discovery College has sparked anger and calls for government intervention Parents refuse ... they will refuse to pay. They say the increase and the levy, introduced to cut losses and maintain the buildings at Discovery College, lack proper justification and have asked the government to step in. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Discovery College bows to fee push

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

    ... 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 bows to fee push Discovery College has reduced its proposed fee increases following opposition from parents, but pressure remains for the Education Bureau to look into its finances. Annual ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Discovery College sizes up new ESF chief as school fees rise- again

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

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com A wary welcome from embattled college Three months into the new school year, parents at Discovery College on Lantau are still paying fees at last ... for the shortfall. Fuming at the "parents pay" solution, the Discovery College Parents Concerned Group put up a fierce fight, complaining to the Ombudsman, and lobbying legislative councillors. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Discovery College parents win fee review

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Zhao and Tanna Chong

    ... Shirley Zhao and Tanna Chong Education Bureau promises it will discuss the hefty rise with ESF Discovery College parents win fee review Discovery College parents fuming over ... of HK$5,900 was approved in March. Group spokesman Phillip Baldwin said although the college provided good education, ESF's management and planning for the school was responsible for its poor ...

  8. Discovery College building damaged by storm

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison The new building that will soon house Discovery College at Discovery Bay suffered water damage during Severe Tropical Storm Fengshen on Wednesday, but it was 'very minor', according to a spokeswoman yesterday. 'It's nothing substantial,' Discovery College communications manager Simone Turner said of damage to the hi-tech roof, a series ...

  9. Parents fight funding for loss-making ESF colleges

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Renaissance College and Discovery College. ESF chief executive officer Heather Du Quesnay defends the funding, saying the investment is justified and the schools foundation needs a healthy reserve ... a long time. 'So Renaissance College has been open for only four and a half years and Discovery College for only three and a half. Each school started with just a few hundred children ...

  10. ESF chief admits levy could have been avoided

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... and Discovery College. Chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said yesterday: 'I guess you could argue that we wouldn't need the refundable capital levy if the HK$278 million had not been spent ... rate plus 1 per cent. While Renaissance College had so far paid back HK$32.5 million, including a return of HKHK$12.4 million, Discovery College had outstanding returns of HK$3.2 million ...




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