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  1. talk back

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the ESF done enough to put its house in order? We are a group of local parents who wish to voice our support for the English Schools Foundation. We believe the ESF is making genuine efforts ... and affordable education system with highly qualified teachers. The schools have excellent facilities, teaching resources and provide a stable curriculum. Our children are very happy in school; they love ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... they already enjoy a lot of benefits. Those who threaten to leave Hong Kong if the government scraps its subsidy to the English Schools Foundation are taking an arrogant approach. They talk about the loss of talent. But there is no shortage of talent in Hong Kong and there are citizens from the mainland with high English standards who are only too willing to serve Hong Kong. ESF schools ...

  3. Talk back

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the funds for the new English Schools Foundation school and I look forward, as do most Discovery Bay residents, to the school opening and improving the educational options for the children ... in France and there it is the law to show a medical certificate when enrolling. Marcus Van Noppen, Leuvensesteenweg, Belgium Q Is the proposed ESF school at Discovery Bay too big? As one ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been leaving the ESF in large numbers for several years now- in some schools, turnover has exceeded 20 per cent. Correspondingly, the ESF is facing a recruitment crisis, with applications ... and address supplied I think it is unfair that the government should subsidise ESF students when children of other international schools get nothing. The first thing the government should do is set ...

  5. Week ahead

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, admission free, but reservation required. Inquiries: 3105 0391 Friday The Carmen Project English Schools Foundation and Scottish Opera's collaborative ... www.handmadehongkong.com Audition Call Theatre troupe AFTEC is seeking talented fluent English-speaking actors and actresses aged 13-25 years for major roles in their English-language production of A Midsummer ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... redevelopments. Raja Iyer, Tai Hang What do you think of the English Schools Foundation fee rise? In the past few years, I have been trying to figure out the role of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) central body. Honestly, I don't see why it is necessary for it to exist. I think the ESF schools are quite capable of operating independently. There would be substantial savings ...

  7. West Kowloon

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SCHOOLS The English Schools Foundation (ESF) operates a kindergarten on Tsing Yi Island, with bus services to most areas. ESF's Kowloon Junior School takes students aged five to 11 from this district. The school maintains two campuses on Perth Street near Ho Man Tin and on Rose Street in Yau Yat Chuen, accommodating 900 students. A school is being built on the Perth Street campus ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong Police, in his letter to Talkback yesterday exaggerates about the new fees of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) being equivalent to those of private international schools. The new annual fees have climbed to HK$58,100 (primary) and HK$89,250 (secondary). These levels are still nowhere near what international schools charge. The average fees of a an international school ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsui It has become clear the English Schools Foundation needs to start a process of renewal and reassessment at all levels in order to bring it up to date with current needs in Hong Kong. ... implementation of some simple strategies, I'm sure Hong Kong's light bus network will be on the road to improvement. Bill Venn, Stanley Q Do parents and teachers deserve a bigger say in school ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways ESF fees push affordable limits Generally, I think that the focus on English Schools Foundation's scandalous investment decisions risks masking the larger point. ... but most are with ESF because their employers will not pay international school fees. Indeed, there is growing anecdotal evidence that multinational companies are increasingly posting expatriates ...




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