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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Drug dealers selling more to ESF school students in Hong Kong: police

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... those at English School Foundation (ESF) schools. The trend has been growing over the last six months, police say, with three drug peddlers arrested. A police source says the sale of cannabis is a lucrative trade for dealers and a way to make "easy money" but investigators do not suspect it is organised by triad gangs. "From our investigations, it's clear that ESF schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214101/drug-dealers-selling-more-esf-school-students-hong-kong-police
  3. Police to investigate kicking of boy's head

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at King George V School last Saturday. The English Schools Foundation said it appeared to be an unfortunate accident. Poon said he had three reasons for filing the report: to get an explanation ... from the other boy or his parents. After an investigation, the Hong Kong Development League and its organisers the Chelsea Soccer School ruled that both teams were in breach of their code ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995413/police-investigate-kicking-boys-head
  4. Where instructors teach and learn at the same time

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Primary school teachers English Schools Foundation (ESF) Primary school teachers who can open up a world of opportunities for children, are flexible and enjoy the challenge of fully developing their potential will fit in well with ESF's requirements. The school is hiring 22 primary school teachers for the 2012 academic year starting in August, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990669/where-instructors-teach-and-learn-same-time
  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. Business - Companies - MAKING MILLIONS

    Success beyond the classroom for language school founder

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Oriental now has more than 700 schools and English language centres in 50 mainland cities teaching over 2.5 million high-school and university students. Net revenues hit US$1.1 billion last year, ... for university graduates with good English language skills ensured there was no shortage of students willing to spend money for after-school crammers and Yu's firm took off. Yu puts some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1618849/success-beyond-classroom-language-school-founder
  7. Expats struggle to find school places: survey

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... grades, waiting lists are substantial.' InvestHK contacted all local international schools and the English Schools Foundation (ESF). Schools that used the curricula of certain countries- ... Will Clem An influx of expatriates has led to a shortage of places at international schools, a survey says. 'Most schools reported a strong increase in applications over the past few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509016/expats-struggle-find-school-places-survey
  8. A top overseas education on your doorstep

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... bodies. The same is true of the English Schools Foundation, which was originally set up to educate the children of expatriates working with the government or British garrison. A small number ... in English, they also tend to have smaller classes, better facilities, superior teachers and a more interactive learning environment than other local schools. But there is bad news. They often ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510221/top-overseas-education-your-doorstep
  9. 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
  10. Parents gain big role in ESF reform body

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Key posts, half the seats taken on reorganisation taskforce Parents have gained half the seats on a taskforce to spearhead sweeping reforms of the way the English Schools Foundation is governed. Their positions included the two key posts in the group. The 14-member taskforce is charged with drawing up a blueprint for a new governance structure for the ESF to replace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487263/parents-gain-big-role-esf-reform-body

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