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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Head of English Schools Foundation urges targeted reallocation of its HK$283 million subsidy government is about to withdraw 'Spend ESF cash ... Foundation, ESF chief executive Belinda Greer says. "There is a real need to strengthen that across Hong Kong," Greer said in an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post. She ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466520/reallocate-subsidy-improve-special-needs-schooling-esf-chief-says
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF boss hoping to build bridges with the local education sector

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Belinda Greer believes group can introduce a fresh and holistic approach to teaching ESF boss hoping to build bridges within local education sector ... between local, ESF and international schools. "We do feel a responsibility beyond just our own schools," Greer says. "We feel that we can really strengthen Hong Kong." Many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466514/esf-boss-hoping-build-bridges-local-education-sector
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF should boost Putonghua lessons, says departing chief executive

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in July after eight years, said that by 2047, when the 50-year handover transition period ends, ESF students will need Putonghua at a high standard to make a living in Hong Kong. She said ... "We must make sure that we're keeping Chinese right at the centre of our curriculum and raising standards in Chinese." The ESF offers one Chinese class a day for primary school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1263937/esf-should-boost-chinese-curriculum-says-departing-chief-executive
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF explores cost-cutting, profit-making measures to cope with loss of government subsidy

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com ESF explores how to cut costs and make profits The English Schools Foundation is looking into ways to cut costs and generate more income to cope with the loss of its government subsidy from 2016, its chief executive officer says. The ESF may shift professional training sessions in other countries back to its own centres in Hong Kong to save ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459802/esf-explores-cost-cutting-profit-making-measures-cope-loss-government
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation parents call on Hong Kong chief executive to probe fee rises

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:33pm by Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung ESF parents urge probe of fee rises English Schools Foundation parents urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to look personally into an average 5 per cent ... the increase was to cope with inflation, a 3.5 per cent pay rise for teachers and building costs. But parent Hans Ladegaard said annual fee rises by the ESF- the largest provider of English-medium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459197/parents-face-59-english-school-foundation-fee-hike
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Exclusive: ESF warns school fees may rise from next year

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... which was established by the government in 1967, has been in talks with the administration over how it is run and the fate of its subsidy - known as a subvention. ESF chairman Carlson Tong ... for existing pupils would also be adjusted for inflation. ESF primary school pupils now pay HK$66,100 a year, while secondary school fees are HK$98,000 up to Year 11, after which they rise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1077394/esf-warns-fees-may-rise-next-year
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Veteran UK educator Belinda Greer to replace Du Quesnay as ESF chief

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Veteran British educator to head ESF A veteran British educator will replace Heather Du Quesnay as chief executive of the English Schools Foundation (ESF). Belinda Greer takes up the position on September 1, when Du Quesnay retires after eight years. Greer, who has more than 30 years of experience in education, arrives at a testing time for the ESF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1250964/veteran-uk-educator-belinda-greer-replace-du-quesnay-esf-chief
  8. Who offers what and where- ESF preschools, ESF primary schools, ESF secondary schools and private independent schools

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ESF preschools New students at ESF schools will be charged a one-off, refundable capital levy of HK$25,000. For children with two or more siblings already in ESF schools, the levy will be HK$10,000. ESF ABACUS INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN Mang Kung Uk Road, Clearwater Bay Tel: 2719 5712 E-mail: kinder@abacus.esf.org.hk Website: www.esf.org.hk/esf_kindergarten/ Year groups: K1-2 Number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004892/who-offers-what-and-where-esf-preschools-esf-primary-schools-esf-secondary-schools
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF to end admission priority for non-Chinese speakers

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Foundation changes tack on admissions policy, with the move likely to increase the competition for primary places among expatriate children ESF ends ... the competition for expatriate children seeking to enrol at its primary schools. And it comes at a time when the ESF is seeking to secure official funding for its English-medium schools from a government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143420/esf-end-priority-non-chinese-speakers
  10. Comment - Letters

    Why ESF subsidy being phased out

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... ESF no different from other international schools in Hong Kong I refer to the report ("ESF must provide local curriculum, Eddie Ng says", November 1) and your editorial ("Subsidise and reform the ESF", November 10). While schools operating under the English Schools Foundation are required to operate in compliance with the relevant ordinances and regulations, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1085665/why-esf-subsidy-being-phased-out

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