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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    ESF's new chief executive Belinda Greer looks to boost efficiency

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com With a looming subsidy cut and mounting calls for more accountability, the ESF's new chief executive vows to clean house, writes Linda Yeung Past tense, future conditional When the Education Bureau announced in June that subsidies to the English Schools Foundation would be phased out from 2016, it seemed inevitable that the ESF would turn ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Discovery College sizes up new ESF chief as school fees rise- again

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com A wary welcome from embattled college Three months into the new school year, parents at Discovery College on Lantau are still paying fees at last year's levels, having blocked a 7.6 per cent rise. That changes next mo ...

  3. Lifestyle - Travel - TRAVEL

    ESF teacher's quest to visit every province in China

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... and Yunnan with his wife, fellow ESF teacher Justine, and their two young daughters, Martha and Molly. Then, spurred on by his fascination for the country from teaching modern Chinese history, he ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Overpricing English-medium schools could hurt Hong Kong's future, say critics

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... a construction loan to the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the Lantau-based college has announced plans to increase fees by 53 per cent over the next five years, taking them above HK$130,000 per year ... rising fees. Parents whose children begin studying at the four kindergartens, five secondary and nine primary schools run by the ESF after 2016 will find the fees much higher than they are now ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    International education is a growing global trend, and Asia leads the way

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 10:31am by Linda Yeung

    ... several years after arriving on the continent, he began teaching at one of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools. He switched to the Kellett School seven years ago to steer the growth ... and kindergartens, ESF saw the same amount of interest in its teaching jobs last year as it did in its latest recruitment drive for more than 120 teaching posts. The year-on-year attrition rate has been ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    New school ties

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... An international school or English Schools Foundation (ESF) education is usually the default choice for expatriate families in Hong Kong. But this may not be the case for much longer. More progressive ... transferred their two sons, Manav and Neil, from Beacon Hill School, an ESF school, to the YMCA college. "ESF is highly overpriced," Mendonca says. "Their tuition fees, costing ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Variety proves spice of learning life

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... to Cambridge University after graduating from Sha Tin College - an ESF school - says the IB gives students more chance to explore their interests. "My son knew exactly what he wanted to study ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Speakers in outreach programme give new perspectives of the world

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 10:34am by ANGELINA DRAPER

    ... given last year across 17 international, local and English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools were divided into three categories: educational, academic and master classes or workshops. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Opportunities exist, but the elderly need more options for study

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... ANJALI HAZARI More opportunities are needed for people to study during retirement Grey areas Last month, Chris Uphill, 65, retired from the ESF Educational Services, an organisation he joined after teaching at ESF Glenealy Primary School. As he returns home to Britain after 25 years in Hong Kong, he is looking forward to pursuing a master of education at the Open University. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    All aboard: parents and the school committee

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

    ... In the 14 primary and secondary schools and two private colleges in the English Schools Foundation (ESF) network, parents make up a little less than one-third of the individual governing councils. ... the ESF chief executive on matters such as quality of education, admission of students and fee levels. But as parents at the ESF-run Discovery College have found, this representation may ...




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