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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Subsidise and reform the English Schools Foundation

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Council, Ng also said the English Schools Foundation, which provides an international education for 13,000 students, must introduce a local curriculum and consider how to meet local needs ... it to offer a local curriculum in return for continued funding. Otherwise there may be logic in treating it like other international schools. As a result, the foundation, its parents and teachers face ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HK$500,000 to reserve place in Hong Kong's English schools

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... IN ESF SCHOOLS The English Schools Foundation has introduced a new debenture scheme seeking HK$500,000 to reserve a place- a sum almost 10 times the maximum amount specified in its former ... said middle-class parents would be hardest-hit and might not be able to afford to send children to ESF schools. The foundation said proceeds would be reserved for capital projects. Treasurer ...

  3. ESF team must now prove its worth

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If there is any agreement on the recently released audit of the English Schools Foundation's finances and operations, it is that many serious shortcomings have been exposed. From inconsistent involvement of school councils in overseeing budgets and long-term plans to wasteful practices such as paying rental subsidies while ESF-owned properties stand empty, the report goes ...

  4. Group urges Disco Bay residents to support new giant ESF school

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A concern group in Discovery Bay has urged residents to support the building of a proposed English Schools Foundation school by writing to newspapers and officials, ... the English Schools Foundation and the developer, Hong Kong Resort, had failed to fulfil their obligation to communicate with the community. 'The project was presented to us as a fait accompli ...

  5. ESF report card

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An Audit Commission report has found fault with the governance, administration and funding of the English Schools Foundation. What do you think of the report and the ESF's performance? Share your views: write to us. ...

  6. Schools to decide on cuts at ESF's HQ

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Jobs will go at the head office if it is decided that its work does not add value The new chief of the English Schools Foundation has pledged to carry out dramatic cuts at its ... of people we employ and at whether it would be sensible to give more of the work we do to the schools,' Ms Du Quesnay said. 'We need to look at whether the foundation management office ...

  7. No place for expat Teachers' son

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are here to educate Hong Kong students and yet, in many cases, we cannot educate our own children in English.' Bayer, a New Zealander, managed to get his son into an English Schools Foundation ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com The shortage of international school places has forced a native English-speaking teacher to home school her son for the past two years. American Jessica ...

  8. ESF's popularity exposes serious flaws in local education system

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter by Cynthia Sze ('Hong Kong should not pay ESF to maintain its luxurious schools', August 30) and would like to address some points she mentioned that do not reflect the actual situation. My son has been studying at the English Schools Foundation's Renaissance College, in Ma On Shan, for seven years. The most important selection criteria ...

  9. Fees might not have to go up if ESF ended 'lavish' treatment of staff

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am disappointed that the government has yet again demonstrated its ineffectiveness and indecisiveness, after considering to phase out the English Schools Foundation (ESF) subvention. As an educator and a parent of two children who completed their education in ESF schools, I have personally witnessed the lavish treatment meted to ESF staff. 'Lavish' is the word communicated ...

  10. 'No immediate plans' to cut ESF's subsidy

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Stuart Lau The government has no intention to cut the subsidy of the English Schools Foundation immediately, officials said yesterday. Undersecretary for Education Kenneth ... self-financing'. ESF subsequently warned that schooling fees would have to go up by at least 20 per cent if government funding was removed. Legislators yesterday said the suggestion had sparked ...




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