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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation parents call on Hong Kong chief executive to probe fee rises

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:33pm by Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung ESF parents urge probe of fee rises English Schools Foundation parents urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to look personally into an average 5 per cent ... vows English Schools Foundation will stay affordable   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459197/parents-face-59-english-school-foundation-fee-hike
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Head of English Schools Foundation urges targeted reallocation of its HK$283 million subsidy government is about to withdraw 'Spend ESF cash 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466520/reallocate-subsidy-improve-special-needs-schooling-esf-chief-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF boss hoping to build bridges with the local education sector

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

    ... The English Schools Foundation's chief executive Belinda Greer says she hopes her group can bring new ideas developed overseas to the education sector in Hong Kong, and develop partnerships ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466514/esf-boss-hoping-build-bridges-local-education-sector
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation seeks subsidies for 1,000 new pupils

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Foundation says pupils' siblings and graduates of affiliated kindergartens should be subsidised The English Schools Foundation is asking the government to subsidise more than 1,000 ... kindergartens, should be protected as talks continued with the government on the governance of the foundation and its transition to a private international school system. Critics say the English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078123/english-schools-foundation-seeks-subsidies-1000-new-pupils
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    I’ll emigrate when there’s no more freedom of speech in Hong Kong, says ESF ace pupil

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in the British and international secondary exams, Justin Cheng Yan-yiu, 16, should be looking forward to a good career and life in his home city. But the English Schools Foundation pupil, who scored ... Britain's average of 7 per cent, while 94 per cent got A* to C grades, compared with Britain's 68 per cent. Chris Durbin, the foundation's secondary school development adviser, said most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1303447/ill-emigrate-when-theres-no-more-freedom-speech-hong-kong-says-esf
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Legco on ESF subsidy: why didn't you ask us?

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the government's "short-sighted and immoral" decision to end its subsidy to the English Schools Foundation. They said costly international schools could not replace the service offered ... -language schools turning into Harrow [International School]?" Chan, whose four children attend ESF schools, said the decision removed an affordable choice of English-medium education, damaging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1278991/legco-esf-why-didnt-you-ask-us
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong ESF students ace exams to outshine peers in global IB diploma

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... pre-tertiary exams. Some 850 pupils from six English Schools Foundation secondary schools who sat the examination for the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in May notched up an average score of 34.6. And six of them got perfect scores of 45. That compares with the global average of 29.8. Twenty-seven pupils from direct subsidy school St Paul's Co-educational College received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1278183/locals-ace-exams-outshine-peers-global-diploma
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF board votes to end HK$283m schools subsidy

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Last-ditch pleas fail to stop decision to accept government deal, which exempts current pupils ESF board votes to end HK$283m schools subsidy The English Schools Foundation agreed at a board meeting yesterday to accept a deal with the government which will see it lose its HK$283 million annual subsidy. The board made the decision after reviewing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1263822/esf-board-votes-end-hk283m-schools-subsidy
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF considers corporate scheme for school places

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung and Jennifer Ngo

    ... school places for companies The English Schools Foundation (ESF) may launch a corporate nomination rights scheme to make up for its financial losses as the government gradually cuts its subsidy. Companies would be able to pay to reserve school places for the children of employees. From 2016, the foundation's long-frozen HK$283 million annual subsidy, or subvention, will be phased out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1256053/esf-considers-corporate-scheme-school-places
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF should boost Putonghua lessons, says departing chief executive

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Departing English Schools Foundation chief executive Heather Du Quesnay is encouraging her successor to consider developing a stronger Chinese curriculum. Du Quesnay, who ends her term ... the foundation needed to constantly review its Chinese curriculum to make it better. "I feel very strongly about the position of Chinese within the curriculum of our schools," she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1263937/esf-should-boost-chinese-curriculum-says-departing-chief-executive

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