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  1. Talk back

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Is the rise in ESF school fees justifiable? The fee rise is justifiable and long overdue. The ESF is a business and must be run as one if it is to continue as a provider of quality ... of previous senior management. There is no guarantee the government subsidy to the ESF will continue, and there have been fairly blunt statements confirming this from senior politicians. Before ...

  2. Big vote of confidence for the ESF

    Posted Nov 04th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch The English Schools Foundation has welcomed comments from outgoing education chief Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun that hinted the government had shifted from its policy that the ESF ... We have to sort out the issues of its governance first.' Heather Du Quesnay, chief executive of the ESF, said: 'We're pleased to have received something of a vote of confidence ...

  3. How the ESF will be run

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Key features of the ESF governance reform: ESF foundation of 134 members and its executive committee to be replaced by 25-member board of governors. Board to include 15 independent ... and support staff by one each. Board to have responsibility for managing foundation. ESF role to be widened to include educational services for raising revenue. Audit, finance and remuneration ...

  4. Let's rebuild the trust

    Posted Aug 24th 2006, 12:00am by Kent Ewing

    ... Kent Ewing How can the English Schools Foundation (ESF) win back the goodwill and trust that it lost in last year's bitterness, then show the way forward for international education ... rancour. To borrow the words of one of the ESF's iconic figures, the British monarch, that was an annus horribilis during which teacher pay cuts sparked protests and threats of industrial ...

  5. ESF closing on last hurdle

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... executive Heather Du Quesnay said the ESF had secured a member to propose the ordinance, which includes substantial changes to the governance of the ESF, as a private member's bill. The identity of the member will be revealed when the bill is gazetted. This week, at what is expected to be the ESF's last annual general meeting, Ms Du Quesnay said the ESF had received a legal ...

  6. Debate misses the point of reforms

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... school zones? The answers are revealing about this city and the ESF's place in it. They come down to a single profound point: ESF schools are now serving the people of Hong Kong and making an important contribution to the local economy and society. As a long time employee I can personally attest to that changing role. Thirty years ago ESF served a clientele that was 75 per cent (mainly ...

  7. ESF spells out that fees will increase

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Increases in fees for English Schools Foundation schools are inevitable, according to a document released by the foundation yesterday. Currently, ESF fees are among ... not rise above the mid-point range of international schools' to remain affordable to middle class parents. They could stay at a lower level if the ESF retained its government subvention. Fees ...

  8. Mail bag

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for 10 years, while Mr Tzang has been given a slap on the wrist and is still sitting at his fat-salaried desk. JAMES ROSS, Sai Kung Give ESF chance to defend its policies Your article 'NT parents angry over lack of ESF secondary places' (Education Post, March 4), omitted several points that should concern the government and the tax-paying public. The ESF's website reminds ...

  9. Parents step up campaign on ESF funding

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... foundation meeting to approve a new draft ordinance. Parents for ESF said the ESF was a Hong Kong institution serving its people, contributing significantly to the SAR's education and helping to maintain its status as an international city. '[We] feel that following a reform of ESF management practices and now its governance... parents will be well placed to go back to government ...

  10. Renaissance College puts fresh face on the ESF

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... the former Phoenix International School run by the ESF and some were travelling from as far away as Hong Kong Island. Renaissance, which cost HK$297 million to build and received a HK$199 million government grant, is the first private independent school to be operated by the ESF and has been on the drawing board since 1999. A second is being built in Discovery Bay. Unlike other ESF schools, ...




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