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  1. Small aid groups may be trusted more than large

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... seen some of those experienced professionals 'in action' on the mainland, I can almost guarantee that the two women's efforts will succeed. PETER GAUTSCHI, Wan Chai ESF's admission criteria I refer to the letter 'To keep ESF subsidy...' (February 5), by Pierce Lam, on the dialogue about the English Schools Foundation: who it serves and how it is funded. ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lok, Chai Wan Give subsidy on case by case basis Many letters have appeared in these columns on the English Schools Foundation (ESF) block subsidy. Two counterbalancing points seem to have emerged. The first is that giving the ESF and not other international schools the block subsidy would be discriminatory and that while this may have been acceptable under colonial administrations, ...

  3. talk back

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Is the ESF pay scale proposal fair and necessary? Having worked for the ESF for four years, at two schools, I feel compelled to write to correct some of the many myths that I have read regarding ESF teaching staff, their work ethic and pay. First, and most important, I work with many dedicated and hard-working teachers. Our priority is the students, the people who are frequently ...

  4. talk back

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... don't eat properly and we don't exercise much, but to say that almost half of us are overweight is simply not correct. Simon Lau, Central Q Is the ESF pay scale proposal fair and necessary? Why is everyone rounding on the English Schools Foundation (ESF) teachers all of a sudden? Teachers are one of the most important professions within our society. They help develop our children ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... J. Mathew, The Peak No need to subsidise the ESF schools The issue of the subsidy for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) appears to be very controversial. I don't see why people should be quarrelling. The ESF is clearly something left over from the colonial age and those days have gone. Such a subsidy is not appropriate given that Hong Kong is now an integral part of China. Some people ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... End big subsidies for ESF students The English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools were set up during the British colonial period, when children of expatriates were given the opportunity ... higher tuition fees. There is extremely high demand for them, from both expatriate and local children, indicating that they are affordable to certain parts of the population. The ESF schools, ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 12, 2013

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... given to ESF Andrew Nunn's reply ("'Educational apartheid' hitting expats", March 1) to my letter ("ESF admission policy smacks of segregation", February 19) ... "designated schools" each receiving a recurrent annual grant of HK$600,000 for the implementation of school-based measures for non-Chinese-speaking students. If ESF schools' annual subsidy ...

  8. The people will remove Taiwan Strait 'wall'

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... buses and MTR. This must improve business at a lower cost than huge developments. I believe the department has the support of the majority. CHRIS HANSELMAN, Clear Water Bay ESF's unique ... (January 22). I do not see how the ESF receives treatment that is inappropriate or is somehow not on a 'level playing field' with other international schools (which I use). The two ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... ESF fills role government should play Cynthia Sze is correct in pointing out that there is nothing like the English Schools Foundation anywhere in the world ('Hong Kong should not pay ESF to maintain its luxurious schools', August 30). In most other developed parts of the world, governments provide adequate educational opportunities to children in official languages. ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... relations manager, MTR Corporation Standard of English is poor Cynthia Sze's argument that the ESF discriminates against local students ('ESF education contradicts the idea ... If 'benefit' is taken to mean that these students are able to join Secondary One at ESF schools, or the equivalent level in English- speaking countries and fully comprehend the lessons, then the 40 per ...




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