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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF to keep funding for special needs services

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

    ... Linda Yeung and Jennifer Ngo ESF to keep funding for special needs services As the biggest provider of English-medium primary and secondary education for students with special needs, the English Schools Foundation will retain government support for such services. The government now gives HK$28.3 million a year to the Jockey Club Sarah Roe School and learning support centres in ESF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1255913/esf-keep-funding-special-needs-services
  4. News - Hong Kong - SCHOOLS

    Parents fear ESF will pay high price for loss of subsidy

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Withdrawal of the government subsidy from the English Schools Foundation could force some expatriate families out of Hong Kong and affect the calibre of students the ESF attracts, parents of current ... and connections." The foundation, with 20 schools and kindergartens, announced last week it had accepted the proposal in principle. It will make a final decision after hearing parents' views. Jullienne ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1258654/parents-fear-esf-will-pay-high-price-loss-subsidy
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Harvard University receives largest ever donation from Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:02pm by Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung Morningside Foundation hands over US$350m to American university's school of public health HK tycoons in record gift to Harvard A foundation set up ... the name of a person, after the John F. Kennedy School of Government The donation is from the Morningside Foundation- set up by Chan's sons Ronnie Chan and Gerald Chan Lok-chung, who earned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587769/harvards-health-school-get-record-us350m-gift-hong-kong-philanthropists
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Outsiders' have slim hope of landing ESF places

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Pupils hoping to land a place at an English Schools Foundation school in coming years will have a slim or non-existent chance of even securing an interview unless they are well connected ... a student, and children of former ESF students. A new assessment system will also be introduced to test applicants' English proficiency and their suitability for an ESF school through interviews ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1144023/outsiders-have-slim-hope-landing-esf-places
  7. 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 ... Parents 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1035323/hk500000-reserve-place-hong-kongs-english-schools
  8. Comment - Letters

    ESF settles the score on pathways for students

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... suggests that a large proportion of English Schools Foundation students are not admitted to International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes because the schools use selection criteria to direct students ... on to the next stage of their lives. That is what true education is about, and I am sure that Ms Hazari's school and others like it try to do exactly the same. Heather Du Quesnay, CEO, English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1097618/esf-settles-score-pathways-students
  9. News - China - EDUCATION

    Undercover investigation: Become a native English teacher in China, no questions asked

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Staff Reporters

    ... about 360 million students learned English in some capacity last year. There are some 50,000 schools or institutes, ranging from night schools to private schools teaching the language, ... but still get jobs due to the sheer demand for native-English speakers, Taylor said. Professional teachers such as Taylor lament the business-like nature of private schools and language institutes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594188/become-native-english-teacher-china-no-questions-asked
  10. Foundation solid but the fittings shake a bit

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Schools Foundation has gone into self-destruct mode. A story of another primary principal leaving under disputed circumstances with stories of hush money to boot is followed by an anonymous letter ... the excellence and commitment and to communicate this effectively. For our part, we teachers should try to understand that to best secure the future for the foundation, its schools and therefore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437999/foundation-solid-fittings-shake-bit

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