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  1. English Schools Foundation

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

    ... PRIMARIES Beacon Hill School Kowloon Tong 23 Ede Rd, Kowloon Tong Tel 2336 5221 bhs@bhs.esf.edu.hk www.beaconhill.edu.hk Founded: 1967 Founder school of ESF, catering for 540 students. The school's curriculum is enquiry centred and moving towards Primary Years Programme (PYP) accreditation. Well resourced, with strong ICT provision in all classrooms. Expressive arts programme ...

  2. Foundation chief to extend contract

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Heather Du Quesnay will continue to lead the English Schools Foundation until the end of the 2010-11 academic year after being offered a second three-year contract as chief ... the opportunity to continue the work I have started,' Ms Du Quesnay said. She said in the next few months the foundation's new model of governance would be passed by the Legislative Council. ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Praise and scorn for 'privileged' schools group

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Lawmakers heaped praise on the English Schools Foundation in the Legislative Council this week as they voted through its new ordinance. However, Wednesday's debate revealed the continued perception of the ESF as a 'privileged' group of schools, with a number alluding to the fact that government subvention linked with autonomy over fees gave it an unfair advantage ...

  5. Foundation 'has big role to play in development of HK'

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau The English Schools Foundation has a major role to play in the international development of the Hong Kong economy, Heather Du Quesnay said. Asked how she saw the ESF developing, ... in Hong Kong. 'The redevelopment of Hong Kong's economy depends upon there being an effective English-language education sector,' she said. 'I'm certainly very interested ...

  6. ESF raises school fees by up to 7pc

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Will Clem

    ... Liz Heron and Will Clem Foundation refuses to rule out further increases after surprise announcement The English Schools Foundation has declined to rule out further fee increases after ... at its 11 primary schools to $58,100, from August. The foundation's third annual fee rise since 2005, it brings the total increase over three years to 22.8 per cent for primary schools ...

  7. ESF pupils chart council

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch The new school year is likely to usher in the English Schools Foundation's first student council after students voted last weekend on its formation. At a 'Sixth Form Leadership Forum' students decided the council would consist of four representatives from each of the ESF's six secondary schools. Project manager and Island School former head boy, Michael ...

  8. Lantau's residents step up campaign

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Discovery Bay parents have stepped up their campaign to secure priority for places at Discovery College, the new English Schools Foundation through-school. About 120 parents ... are complaining that they were not granted interviews for Year One admission to the school, despite being long-term residents of the area. The college opened last year in a temporary campus in Lai King ...

  9. Legislators pass law to change makeup of ESF

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The English Schools Foundation has entered the final chapter of its protracted governance reforms as lawmakers passed legislation to radically alter its structure. But while ... of parents, teachers, school council representatives and independents plus the foundation's chief executive. Ms du Quesnay said the first election for parent members would probably take place ...

  10. Foundation fights sexual abuse of city's children

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... every day in a school toilet, his mother called the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation's 'Hugline' and sought help. Child sexual abuse is so horrendous that most cases are hidden, ... places such as toilets, staircases and quiet corners. The foundation's 'Hugline' is only for Chinese and English speakers. Members of the ethnic minorities who speak neither ...




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