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  1. ESF's short-term leader dismisses rumours about his hasty exit

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Schools Foundation, has returned to Hong Kong to bid farewell to former colleagues and explore the potential of setting up a new group of international schools in Hong Kong and the region. But he ... on school improvement matters there,' he said. He was also building business contacts in the UK and Hong Kong to develop new English-medium schools in Asia. 'I shall be developing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427064/esfs-short-term-leader-dismisses-rumours-about-his-hasty-exit
  2. Teachers back principal in contract row

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Staff of ESF's elite Kennedy School feel aggrieved they have been banned from talking to parents Kennedy School teachers have rallied behind their flamboyant principal, Vanessa Bingham, after the English Schools Foundation's controversial decision not to renew her contract. The decision, made on the recommendation of the school council, led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438090/teachers-back-principal-contract-row
  3. ESF lessons on nurturing staff

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the English School Foundation (ESF). 'The first thing we saw was the [Victoria Harbour] light show and we fell in love with it,' says Noelle Du Puy who moved here a month ago with her ... account and finding a flat- and then organises social events so you meet people from different schools.' American-born Humanities and English teacher Du Puy has worked in Hungary and Vietnam, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978569/esf-lessons-nurturing-staff
  4. Comment - Letters

    Colonial attitude towards education

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... love my children to attend an English Schools Foundation school or any international school but the fact is, that is a privilege of the "moneyed elite" as Ms Chapman described, ... Foreigners' whining about education smacks of colonialism I refer to the letter from Amanda Chapman, chairperson of the Native English Speaking Teachers' Association (Nesta) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1089522/colonial-attitude-towards-education
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents in Hong Kong struggling with rising cost of English-language education

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    .... And the government refuses to acknowledge there is a problem and so does nothing about it," she said. After the government's decision to phase out the English Schools Foundation's annual ... schools are pricing us out of city' After almost 20 years in Hong Kong, English teacher Amanda Chapman may soon be forced to leave the city because of difficulties in finding a suitable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493376/parents-hong-kong-struggle-rising-cost-english-language-education
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's native-speaking English teacher scheme needs an overhaul

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:53am by Philip Yeung

    ... If there is little inter-school co-operation, there is even less inter-system relationship. That is why the new chief executive of the English Schools Foundation, Belinda Greer, comes to us like a breath ... and cultural exchange is encouraged Net gains The native-speaking English teacher (NET) scheme has been a part of our local public school system for the past 15 years. It has grown into a HK$710 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1507455/hong-kongs-native-speaking-english-teacher-scheme-needs
  7. Schools that lay solid foundations

    Posted Oct 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Stephanie Harrington

    ... Tel 2504 1978, e-mail info@letterland-land.com or visit www.letter-land.com) ESF Early Years Programme Run by the English Schools Foundation Educational Services, the programme helps children ... 3949. Visit www.think.edu.hk) Victoria Educational Organisation This organisation comprises seven kindergartens and two English primary schools. It is an authorised provider of the International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/521607/schools-lay-solid-foundations
  8. Schools quota for locals cut to 30pc

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... parents opt for the International Baccalaureate curriculum, put off by frequent changes to the local system. The English Schools Foundation- which is in dispute with the government over the future ... families and senior government officials tend to prefer sending their children to English-speaking schools in the city or overseas amid concern about the erosion of English standards since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986651/schools-quota-locals-cut-30pc
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    English may be the language of peace

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE English may be the language of peace As a question of fairness, the government should mandate the introduction of national education in English Schools Foundation and international schools as well. Why should expatriate and westernised local children be deprived of the opportunity to learn about China, which is, after all, on everyone's lips? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1031854/english-may-be-language-peace
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF makes public plea for Island School site

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... for Island School site The English Schools Foundation has made a public appeal for a "solution" to redevelop its ageing Island School after the board decided to drop a plan to rebuild ... the foundation should bear the responsibility for finding a new site. "There have been many precedents for [school] redevelopment projects and there was not much [objecting] voice from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1140503/esf-makes-public-plea-island-school-site

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