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  1. Media trying to bring down the government

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are being discriminated against in their own home town as they are routinely excluded from Bradbury, Glenealy, and other ESF schools, where the practice of a blatant form of cultural apartheid ...

  2. As in touch with reality as a posh hotel

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Kent Ewing

    ... and pampered excess documented by the commission surprised no one who has worked in any of Hong Kong's major international schools. While the scale of abuse and mismanagement at the ESF was indeed ... up to the kind of scrutiny given to the ESF. Otherwise, ordinary people would also know about the fat salaries they rake in and the perquisites that sweeten the deal even further. Additional ...

  3. Not with a bang but a whimper

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Lacking even the clergy, the ESF ruling body's last rites were administered without ceremony, writes Katherine Forestier THERE WAS NO SIGN of the Bishop of Victoria, the Catholic ... Schools Foundation bothered to turn up to the gathering of Hong Kong's great and good. The venue of recent years- the comfortable boardroom of the ESF's headquarters- was swapped ...

  4. David James quits

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... ESF is in much better shape than it was,' he said. 'It is more open and I am confident issues about the subvention and governance will be resolved.' Deputy principal Chris Forse ... which had been taken up by other ESF schools, including interim weeks outside the classroom and support for students who speak English as a second language. ...

  5. The List

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wednesday, December 29, from 6pm-8pm. $75/$90; 15-minute sessions; by appointment. Tel 2186 8449, e-mail esuhk@netvigator.com ESF Parents' Forum: Primary Literacy- What is ESF Doing? Presented by Jo-Anne Dooner, ESF literacy consultant. ESF, 43B Stubbs Road, Mid-Levels. January 12, 7pm. View www.esf.edu.hk Send listings to Ian Watson, Education, South China Morning Post, 16/F Somerset ...

  6. School funding policy overhaul urged

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, May Chan

    ... Katherine Forestier and May Chan Audit Commission report on ESF highlights definition of international schools as those that offer non-local curricula The government should review its ... it has wanted to bring the ESF in line with this policy, because it does not differ from other international schools in teaching an overseas curriculum and that there should be a level playing ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the ESF? I believe we all want Hong Kong to become a metropolitan city. We welcome expatriates to come to Hong Kong to work. If this is the case, Hong Kong needs to provide affordable international education to their children, so that when they return home they can integrate into their own system without difficulty. The ESF schools are more than able to provide that. Hong Kong children can ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Will the reforms improve management of the ESF? I found it interesting that at the Public Accounts Committee hearing on Friday it was mentioned that Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung and permanent secretary Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun both have children who studied at ESF schools. It rather spoils the image of 'fat cat expats' that is so popular. ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jai Raj, Quarry bay Q Will the reforms improve management of the ESF? First let me compliment the English Schools Foundation (ESF) on the quality of its educational experience and openness to all students unable to fit within the local school system. But, there is a much more basic question than has been in the papers recently. The ESF should decide whether it is local, ...

  10. Education boss wants full review of ESF

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Foundation at a Legco watchdog's hearing on its damning audit report. Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said moves to reform the ESF's governance, agreed by its ruling foundation on Thursday, should ... entitlement, travelling expenses claimed with no receipts, and annual entertainment budgets of up to $28,411. Professor Li told the committee the public would be interested in hearing the ESF ...




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