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  1. ESF hits back in row over new chief

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Polly Hui

    ... Katherine Forestier and Polly Hui The schools body defends its decision to hire a former insurance manager The English Schools Foundation has mounted an angry defence of its decision ... executive with business experience was needed,' he said. Tim Hoffman, chairman of Island School's council, said: 'I believe the executive should call a meeting of the foundation ...

  2. ESF releases new admission criteria

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Children whose first language is English and who lack Cantonese to be given priority as 'demand outstrips supply' The English Schools Foundation ... state. Priority for interview for all students has been divided into three categories, with those who speak English as a second language and who qualify for admission to local schools ...

  3. Mailbag

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ESF recruitment policy misses out on overseas educated Chinese While I applaud Heather Du Quesnay's attempts to put the English Schools Foundation house in order (Education Post, ... of overseas-born and raised Chinese and a native English speaker. I also speak Dutch and French, passable Cantonese and Hakka. I have been teaching for 19 years, six of those in international schools ...

  4. Time to sing goodbye

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun With four English Schools Foundation alumni making it into the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens squad this year, the ESF has plenty of reason to celebrate. But their most audible- and certainly most lyrical- presence will be turning out on Sunday. A chorus of a thousand ESF primary school children will sing before the finals are played and an ESF music teacher will sing ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... We should learn from our diversity I have been watching, with increasing alarm, correspondence in these columns concerning the proposed increase of fees at the English Schools Foundation ... simple. It offers competitive salaries to attract excellent teachers and provides a quality of education that is desired not only by parents of English-speaking children temporarily residing ...

  6. World authority to boost schools reform

    Posted Sep 20th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, May Chan

    ... not slow it down,' said Deputy Secretary for Education and Manpower Chris Wardlaw. 'This is something Michael knows, across the spectrum of education reform.' English Schools ... agenda for schools. About 2,500 principals, teachers, school managers and inspectors will participate in a three-day conference from Thursday led by Canadian academic Michael Fullan, who advises ...

  7. School funding to be slashed by up to 13pc

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Educators say the figures, contained in a leaked letter, have come out of the blue The government plans to cut school funding by between 6 and 13 per cent in the next financial year, a letter leaked to the South China Morning Post has revealed. In the letter, the Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) told the English Schools Foundation (ESF) it must shoulder cuts ...

  8. ESF decides against rise

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The English Schools Foundation will maintain fees at current levels at its 16 schools in the coming academic year. Professor Felice Lieh Mak, chairman of its executive committee, ... there have been no fee increases at ESF schools. 'In line with this philosophy, we have in recent months conducted a review of all our costs. Without this, we would not have been able to peg ...

  9. Parent power proves Haynes' undoing

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The defeat yesterday of Mike Haynes' controversial appointment as chief executive and secretary of the English Schools Foundation was brought about by campaigns within the English Schools Foundation (ESF) and parental pressure from outside. A third of the executive committee also resigned as a result. Although the ballot was secret, it was known ...

  10. 'Demoralised' staff boycott extra-curricular activities

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is in crisis due to efforts to cut teachers' pay, with staffrooms 'never so demoralised', according to a letter ... the ESF finances were in crisis, or if there had been a reduction in school fees, we would accept that there is some justification for it,' it said. That had not been the case, it argues, ...




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