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  1. Big vote of confidence for the ESF

    Posted Nov 04th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch The English Schools Foundation has welcomed comments from outgoing education chief Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun that hinted the government had shifted from its policy that the ESF subvention should be phased out. In an interview, Mrs Law had said: 'As the economy is getting better and better and we are not short of money we can discuss further how to take things forward. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/570253/big-vote-confidence-esf
  2. International Baccalaureate inspectors descend on four ESF schools

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Authorisation visits from the International Baccalaureate Organisation are under way for four English Schools Foundation secondary schools, which they must pass before being able to offer the IB diploma programme from the next academic year. The regional director of the IBO, Judith Guy, said: 'We have standards that schools must meet regarding their philosophy, how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/568478
  3. Parents 'short changed' by cuts in school times

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Parents are angry about changes that see students at an English Schools Foundation school out of school during what they consider to be school hours. South Island School has introduced a new timetable where students start school at 10am on Tuesdays and finish at 1.30pm on Fridays to allow for teachers' professional development. The school day normally runs from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/566721
  4. Damning assessment given of HK education policy

    Posted Nov 06th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Will Clem

    ... SCMP/TNS Opinion Leaders Survey to rate the administration's performance in providing quality education, they gave an average of 4.3 out of 10. They rated English Schools Foundation ... education reform, with almost two-thirds believing this had failed to improve the quality of education. Eighty per cent said there should be more English-medium schools. The survey asked almost 700 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570515
  5. Parents protest over fees rise but ESF defends proposed increase

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

    ... Liz Gooch Parents vented their anger at a heated meeting last night over a proposed fee increase by the English Schools Foundation (ESF). The meeting was held to explain the ESF's ... . The foundation said in March that primary school fees would go up 7 per cent to HK$58,100 in the new school year, and secondary fees would rise 5 per cent to HK$89,250. The increases, which need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642102/parents-protest-over-fees-rise-esf-defends-proposed-increase
  6. School rules that laptops must stay in class

    Posted Oct 14th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch As English Schools Foundation schools launch plans to require students to buy and use their own laptops, a school that gave students computers has reversed its decision after several were damaged. Kiangsu-Chekiang College's international section in North Point gave each secondary student a laptop- funded by school fees- when the school opened five years ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/567562/school-rules-laptops-must-stay-class
  7. Angry parents to meet bureau to discuss ESF's fee rise plan

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Angry parents will meet Education Bureau officials next week to try to persuade them to reject the English Schools Foundation's plan to increase school fees. Civic Party ... criteria.' The ESF maintains that it needs to increase primary school fees by 7 per cent to HK$58,100 in the new school year, and secondary fees by 5 per cent to HK$89,250, to cope with inflation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643270/angry-parents-meet-bureau-discuss-esfs-fee-rise-plan
  8. Pressure on pupils, even in kindergartens, is too heavy

    Posted Nov 06th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Will Clem

    ... their children overseas or to international and English Schools Foundation schools. About 24 per cent of respondents' children went overseas for at least part of their secondary education, and 25 ... for secondary admission. Reducing the distinction between Chinese and English-medium schools would reduce pressure for admissions. He called on the government to boost the number of government-funded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570476
  9. ESF stands firm on fees after protests

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Chief sees no reason to reverse plan for increase The English Schools Foundation is digging its heels in over its plan to increase school fees despite angry protests by parents ... The foundation announced in March that primary school fees would increase 7 per cent to HK$58,100 in the new school year, and secondary fees would rise 5 per cent to HK$89,250. The increases, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642400/esf-stands-firm-fees-after-protests
  10. Laptop plans sparks concern from parents

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch They say young children are not responsible enough to look after such expensive equipment and will be targets for theft Plans for two English Schools Foundation schools to have ... to have each secondary student bring a laptop to school within the academic year and South Island School is considering introducing a similar programme next year. But some parents were worried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/566727

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