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  1. ESF won't raise fees in next academic year

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The English Schools Foundation (ESF) has announced a freeze in fees for the next academic year. In an e-newsletter to parents yesterday, the foundation said fees for the 2009-2010 ... to the market conditions and avoid imposing any additional costs on parents at this time.' The ESF had raised school fees for its 15,000 students for three consecutive years, starting from ...

  2. ESF crisis offers an opportunity for change

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and threatened to slash its subsidy if it was found to be wasteful. This week, a leaked letter has revealed allegations by a former ESF chief executive that the organisation is badly managed and has poor ... calling for an independent audit of its finances. The allegations made by Mr Harris must be considered in context. They were contained in a letter to then ESF chairman Jal Shroff at a time when ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2). The ESF Ordinance requires ESF schools to offer English-medium education 'to boys and girls who are able to benefit from such an education'. This statute shows no legislative intention that the ESF should first serve native English-speakers. It certainly doesn't imply, as the ESF's admission policy perversely presumes, that those who 'speak Cantonese ...

  4. Island School team urges hands-on focus in tsunami aid

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... to tsunami relief projects they have visited in Sri Lanka. The Island School Student Union is holding a meeting with other ESF schools to discuss the idea after it sent four students to Sri Lanka ... a village from scratch: 'We are strongly encouraging other schools in the ESF to join us in funding these worthy and effective projects providing relief in Sri Lanka. 'We think this would ...

  5. talk back

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have his words of encouragement. Christine Leung Lai-ling, Yau Ma Tei Q Should ESF schools come under the direct subsidy scheme? It is encouraging to see our legislators recognise the part the English Schools Foundation plays in Hong Kong's educational system through their support for continued subvention plus the consensus that is emerging that ESF schools provide good educational ...

  6. Ethics in profit? The test is how we spend it

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHARLIE SMITH, Mid-Levels ESF most tolerant Pierce Lam misunderstands reality ('ESF policy discriminatory', Sunday Morning Post, January 9) when he says that knowledgeable local parents ... families (permanent Hong Kong residents who consider themselves local), who chose to send our child to an ESF school to avail ourselves of a quality education at an affordable cost. ...

  7. Step up disaster readiness in HK

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... East. ADAM WILLIAMS, Peng Chau ESF policy discriminatory Nick Bilcliffe misunderstands, among other things, the law ('ESF is not racist', Sunday Morning Post, January 2). The law ... interpreted as the ability 'to benefit more', the fact is, non-native speakers may benefit more than native English-speaking children from six years primary education at ESF, if given equal ...

  8. Consider what's really important

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

    ... Council ESF is not racist I find it interesting that the letter 'Colonial racism' (December 29), by Pierce Lam, highlights as an example of racism the levy imposed on (principally) ... the allegations of discrimination by the English Schools Foundation (ESF) in its admission policy and the operation of a 'blatant form of cultural apartheid' cannot be allowed to stand ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ESF a blessing for children of expatriates The establishment of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) in the 1960s was and has been to provide a modern liberal education for expatriates ... I have to say ESF is a blessing for our children, especially for families which cannot afford the expensive debenture and fees charged by international schools. For children who do not speak ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and daughters. Chan Tat-lin, Tsuen Wan ESF fee hike unacceptable I am writing to express my frustration at the memo from the English Schools Foundation regarding the average 5 per cent increase in school fees for 2010-2011. The ESF dropped this bombshell and now expects parents to comply as if we owe the foundation for giving us a 'one-year freeze' due to the dire economic situation ...




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