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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    English Schools Foundation happy to let market forces dictate

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com ESF happy to let market forces dictate A while ago, I asked a permanent secretary for education why the government should phase out funding for ESF schools when both locals and expatriates attend them. There is, after all, the English Schools Foundation mandate to provide affordable education to those who can't integrate into the local Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517425/english-schools-foundation-happy-let-market-forces-dictate
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation seeks subsidies for 1,000 new pupils

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

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Foundation says pupils' siblings and graduates of affiliated kindergartens should be subsidised ESF seeks funds for 1,000 new pupils The English Schools Foundation is asking the government to subsidise more than 1,000 children expected to be enrolled next year, after education authorities insisted on phasing out its annual HK$284 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078123/english-schools-foundation-seeks-subsidies-1000-new-pupils
  3. 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
  4. Comment - Debates

    SCMP Debate: is English Schools Foundation worth its government subvention?

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Join the debate by leaving your comments below. The English Schools Foundation has long pleaded for more money from the government, having seen its government subvention of HK$283 million ... the foundation should take and whether it is worth more government cash. Q1 Should the government continue or increase its HK$283 million subvention for the English Schools Foundation? Q2 What role can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/debates/article/1061019/scmp-debate-english-schools-foundation-worth-its-government
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pupils convince ESF schools to go green

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Pupils convince ESF schools to go green A group of secondary pupils has convinced 16 principals from the English Schools Foundation to switch to recycled printing paper, despite the fact that the move will cost the schools an additional HK$200,000 a year in total. The student-led campaign was spearheaded by Ike Park, a Year 12 pupil at Renaissance College, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617109/pupils-convince-esf-schools-go-green
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong government should redirect ESF subsidy to 'ethnic-minority' schools

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... The annual HK$283 million the government will save when it cuts funding to the English Schools Foundation should be redirected to those 31 schools. Massive resources will then go to those schools ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Give ESF subsidy to 'minority' schools I am not one for political correctness. But we should stop labelling non-Chinese students born in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1520124/hong-kong-government-should-redirect-esf-subsidy-ethnic
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF set to charge parents of new pupils up to HK$38,000

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:16pm by Johnny Tam

    ... at HK$38,000 ESF charge The English Schools Foundation is under fire from parents after revealing plans to impose a non- refundable one-off charge of up to HK$38,000 on new students from next year ... students will not be affected- neither will parents of students entering ESF's two private independent schools. Foundation chairman Carlson Tong Ka-shing, who was to have ended his three-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1525960/esf-set-charge-parents-new-pupils-hk38000-levy
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Three governors quit ESF board over soaring school fees as subsidy is axed

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Three of seven elected parent representatives have resigned from the English Schools Foundation's board of governors over plans to raise capital from parents and frustration that they did ... for new pupils when the government begins phasing out the foundation's annual HK$283 million subsidy in 2016. The three quit in March and last month. One, Simon Osborne, said today's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516660/parents-quit-esf-board-over-plans-raise-cash-government-subsidy-goes
  10. 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

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