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  1. Foundation 'has big role to play in development of HK'

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau The English Schools Foundation has a major role to play in the international development of the Hong Kong economy, Heather Du Quesnay said. Asked how she saw the ESF developing, once the subvention issue had been settled, she said that although opportunities for expansion 'are probably quite limited', she saw the ESF playing an increasingly important role ...

  2. ESF is crucial to HK's future, chief says

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron, Mimi Lau, Steve Cray

    ... for the future of its subvention, claiming it would be 'political suicide' to take the funding away overnight. Heather Du Quesnay spoke out ahead of the first meeting of the ESF ... to abolish itself after it was found to be too large for effective decision making in the ESF's damning 2004 audit report. The Audit Commission also called for a review of the subvention ...

  3. ESF starts new era as parents vote on board

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Six parents' representatives will today be elected from a field of 18 to the ESF's first board of governors, a final hurdle in the foundation's governance reform. ... of governors replaces the 130-member foundation. Board members are expected to meet for the first time by October 28. ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay, who will sit on the board but will not have ...

  4. Under new management

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... ESF chief says it's time for a fresh start ahead of crucial funding talks. Mimi Lau reports English Schools Foundation chief executive Heather Du Quesnay is what, in political ... but I haven't had a sit-down meeting with him.' Ms Du Quesnay said she hoped all that would change now the ESF was 'under new management'. 'The crucial thing is, once we've got ...

  5. Academy prepares to aid parents amidst turmoil

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... on in ESF schools. Generally some students pull out in September and October and leave a few vacancies because they might get accepted in other schools at the same time. This happens every ...

  6. School gives hope to autistic children

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... in a normal school environment. By this August, the ESF will provide 147 places for students with special educational needs able to learn in ordinary classrooms. There is a waiting list of up to 80 students for both the learning support class and Sarah Roe special school. Fees at ESF cost HK$58,100 for primary and HK$89,250 for secondary a year. Autism Partnership School parents pay ...



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