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  1. 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 ...

  2. 'No immediate plans' to cut ESF's subsidy

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chen Wei-on gave an assurance that any decision on ESF would not be carried out hastily. 'We have no plan to immediately cancel ESF funding at this stage,' Chen told legislators at a Legco meeting to discuss the ESF. His promise came days after the government submitted a paper to the lawmakers, suggesting a gradual shift in the ESF's funding towards 'eventual ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Fees might not have to go up if ESF ended 'lavish' treatment of staff

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am disappointed that the government has yet again demonstrated its ineffectiveness and indecisiveness, after considering to phase out the English Schools Foundation (ESF) subvention. As an educator and a parent of two children who completed their education in ESF schools, I have personally witnessed the lavish treatment meted to ESF staff. 'Lavish' is the word communicated ...

  5. ESF schools contribute to international character of city

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Contrary to Cynthia Sze's view ('Hong Kong should not pay ESF to maintain its luxurious schools', August 30), I advocate an increase in government subvention to the English Schools Foundation in order to ensure that there are enough affordable places for local and expatriate children. The ESF offers an international education at fees lower than the norm ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New ESF debenture scheme will hit middle classes hardest

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com ESF debenture plan 'will hit middle class hardest' Middle-class families will be the hardest hit by the English Schools Foundation's new ... will gain priority placement for children if they meet ESF admission requirements and pass interviews. Chan said the association opposed paying to ensure a school place or to move up in priority, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF fees could rise 20pc as subsidy phases out

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Cost for new students likely to increase sharply from 2016 as the government's HK$284 million subsidy is phased out, internal document shows ESF ... subsidy for the foundation, according to a document seen by the South China Morning Post. But students now in ESF schools or who join before the cut-off date will enjoy a subsidised education ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF looks to tap Legco's education sector candidates to bring funding to DSS levels

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Facing uncertain future, English schools group rallies parents and education-sector candidates to press for more support from government ESF's new ... at least HK$800 million. The government, which began a review of its annual HK$283 million contribution to the ESF last summer, has yet to announce a decision. In 2010-11, primary schools under ...

  9. Hong Kong should not pay ESF to maintain its luxurious schools

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government should stop subsidising the English Schools Foundation (ESF) as its admission policy picks out Cantonese-speaking children for discrimination and favours ... like it anywhere in the world. Legally, the ESF is required to offer a liberal education in the English language without discrimination 'to boys and girls who are able to benefit from ...

  10. Time we debated ESF's role in city

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... will discuss a report on the issue from the Education Bureau after talks with the ESF, prompted by a request for HK$160 million for school rebuilding. There is much at stake. For too long, the funding issue has remained unresolved, with neither the ESF nor the government seeming to want to broach it. A decision is needed on the long-term future of ESF schools. Government spending cuts ...




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