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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. ESF must justify discrimination against Cantonese speakers

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The headline of Fiona Bishop's letter ('Majority of ESF students are local', April 4) raises the question about what percentage of ESF's so-called 'local' ... of the ESF's intake) been offered the ESF's subsidised places at the expense of local Cantonese speakers? Ms Bishop's observation, that 'there is a higher ratio of Asian to western ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Government should improve local schools instead of giving ESF a subsidy

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the ongoing debate about the English Schools Foundation (ESF) subsidy. It seems a number of your correspondents have used this as an excuse to make bigoted remarks towards the expatriate community in Hong Kong. I should first note that I do not wish to take sides and that I merely wish to voice my opinion on the issue of the ESF subsidy. I believe the root of this debate ...

  7. ESF pupils come up with the Baccalaureate goods

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Schools Foundation (ESF) students continued to achieve strong results this year, with the number of students achieving full marks increasing to nine from four last year. Local direct-subsidy ... pupil with the top score. 'We are proud of the hard work we've put in,' said Deep Vaze, the only student from the ESF Island School to earn a perfect score. Vaze credited his ...

  8. ESF spells out that fees will increase

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Increases in fees for English Schools Foundation schools are inevitable, according to a document released by the foundation yesterday. Currently, ESF fees are among ... not rise above the mid-point range of international schools' to remain affordable to middle class parents. They could stay at a lower level if the ESF retained its government subvention. Fees ...

  9. Deadlock over subsidy leaves E.S.F. in limbo

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on financial support have been deadlocked. ESF parents usually would have been told by now what sort of fees they could be facing. But ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said yesterday ... to the foundation. Amid public debates about the role of the ESF, widely seen as a legacy of the colonial era, the government decided last July to review the subvention arrangement. A decision was expected ...

  10. Ten positions up for grabs at ESF

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... Ana Wang The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is responsible for offering high quality and cost-effective education in English through its 21 schools in Hong Kong. Ada Yeung, human resources manager at ESF, says each position requires professional and educational qualifications. Most of the teaching roles require qualified teachers who are self-motivated, have good ...




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