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  1. ESF overhaul bill in Legco

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... the ESF's 130-member foundation and executive committee with a 25-member board of governors. The board would consist of 10 independent members, seven parents, three ESF staff representatives, three school council members and two legislators. ESF spokesman Peter Craughwell said issues included the composition of the board and whether there was a need for Legco members. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598753/esf-overhaul-bill-legco
  2. Chief vows ESF will keep tight rein on spending

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... amendments to the ESF's Ordinance bill. The bill, which contains substantial changes to the ESF's governance, will be proposed as a private members' bill by Abraham Razack, legislator for the real estate and construction sector. The bill will replace the ESF's 130-member foundation and executive committee with a 25-member board of governors. The board will consist of 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586051/chief-vows-esf-will-keep-tight-rein-spending
  3. Accord sought on issue of disabled in ESF bill

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... responsibility to disabled students. At a bills committee meeting on Monday, discussion focused on whether including the phrase that the ESF must provide education 'without regard to race, religion or disability' could expose the ESF to legal action from disabled students. The ESF (Amendment) Bill proposes replacing the 130-member foundation and executive committee with a 25-member board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615034/accord-sought-issue-disabled-esf-bill
  4. ESF up in arms over Disco Bay adverts

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... and in the Chinese and English press, said Chris Forse, the ESF's head of parent and student services. 'We do wish to make it clear that these are not ESF-commissioned or ESF paid-for ... of Discovery Bay, Hong Kong Resort International, said the information regarding Discovery College was 'provided by the ESF' and it was obliged to inform the public of the area's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608818/esf-arms-over-disco-bay-adverts
  5. Legco to debate ESF reform bill

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... of Audit, will replace the ESF's 130-member foundation and executive committee with a 25-member board of governors. The board will consist of 10 independent members, seven parents, three ESF staff representatives, three school council members and two Legco members. ESF chief executive, Heather Du Quesnay will be a non-voting member. Mr Shek, who was a member of the Public Accounts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584444/legco-debate-esf-reform-bill
  6. Parents win special place on ESF board

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... committee meeting last Saturday they had agreed the new ordinance governing the ESF should be amended to include a parent representing children with special needs on the board. The ESF (Amendment) ... needs (SEN) at King George V School, said about 10 per cent of ESF students had special needs. 'Their needs are very different from those of mainstream students and mainstream parents know ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618704/parents-win-special-place-esf-board
  7. Voice urged for special needs on ESF board

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... their views were heard. The ESF (Amendment) Bill proposes replacing the 130-member foundation and executive committee with a 25-member board of governors. The board would consist of 10 independent members, seven parents, three ESF staff representatives, three school council members and two legislators. Other proposed amendments include removing the Legislative Council members from the board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611371/voice-urged-special-needs-esf-board
  8. ESF students given Oxbridge interview tips

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch English Schools Foundation students were given a two-day workshop this week to help them with interviews for Oxford and Cambridge universities. About 50 students from five ESF schools, who have applied for the two prestigious universities, were given tips and exercises to help them project the right image to interviewers. Chris Forse, the ESF's head of parent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609636/esf-students-given-oxbridge-interview-tips
  9. DB parents riled by ESF's selection process for new school

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... to school,' she said. The ESF's head of parent and student services, Chris Forse, said the foundation appreciated parents' disappointment but that as a private independent school Discovery College had no school zones, unlike most ESF schools. He said children with siblings already in the school had priority for interview for Year One places, as did those attending ESF kindergartens. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619695/db-parents-riled-esfs-selection-process-new-school
  10. Mailbag

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BRIAN WONG, Hong Kong College of Technology. Fairness means all ESF pupils are represented I applauded legislative councillor Albert Cheng's challenge to the English Schools Foundation at the Bills Committee meeting on October 8 regarding ESF opposition to special educational needs (SEN) representation on the board of governors. He asked the foundation, with only one SEN parent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613232/mailbag

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