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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End of ESF as the affordable choice for Hong Kong's middle class

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:42pm by Kent Ewing

    ... inherited an English educational system, for example, the unique and exemplary aspect of which was the English Schools Foundation, now a group of 20 schools with a track record of excellence. ... value a high-quality English-medium education go? And let's not forget the many middle-class expats who also will find themselves at a loss. Tuition at top-tier international schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1533914/end-esf-affordable-choice-hong-kongs-middle-class
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... On report, "Three governors quit ESF board over soaring school fees as subsidy is axed", May 21: HK-Explorer- I believe every parent is aware that with the cutting ... keeps parents' options open to change schools if they wish. dynamco- Every child born in Hong Kong should receive the same yearly subsidy no matter where they use it. Dao-Phooy- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1519413/whats-being-said-scmpcom
  7. 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
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Overpricing English-medium schools could hurt Hong Kong's future, say critics

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... a construction loan to the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the Lantau-based college has announced plans to increase fees by 53 per cent over the next five years, taking them above HK$130,000 per year ... Linda Yeung Iinda.yeung@scmp.com The loss of government subsidy will make schools teaching in English too costly for many professionals, who will take their talents elsewhere A very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1292188/overpricing-english-medium-schools-could-hurt-citys
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    ESF's new chief executive Belinda Greer looks to boost efficiency

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... tense, future conditional When the Education Bureau announced in June that subsidies to the English Schools Foundation would be phased out from 2016, it seemed inevitable that the ESF would turn ... Video: New chief vows English Schools Foundation will stay affordable Set up by the British colonial government in the 1960s to provide English-language schooling for the children of civil servants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1359426/esfs-new-chief-executive-belinda-greer-looks-boost
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Discovery College sizes up new ESF chief as school fees rise- again

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... school operated by the English Schools Foundation. In adopting a financial model that it admits was flawed, the college wound up with continued deficits even as it struggled to repay a HK$170 ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com A wary welcome from embattled college Three months into the new school year, parents at Discovery College on Lantau are still paying fees at last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1359455/discovery-college-sizes-new-esf-chief-school-fees-rise

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