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  1. Don't touch ESF teachers' pay

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... teachers' salaries should keep quiet until they understand the full picture. It is very simple. The ESF employs the best staff available from the UK and Australia. Each job that is advertised is swamped with applicants, and in the vast majority of cases the cream is chosen. Any business person knows that if you want to lure the best, you have to pay for it. The ESF secondary schools have ...

  2. Talkback

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

    ... it will have a minimum undesirable effect on people. Building a helicopter port in Wan Chai would help promote the district as a whole. Name and address Supplied Q Is the ESF pay scale proposal fair and necessary? I note with interest the contribution your columnist Kevin Sinclair made to this debate during an online radio programme recently. He defends the proposed remuneration cuts for ESF ...

  3. Mailbag

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... TEDDY MAU, To Kwa Wan Subsidy for those staying in HK is solution for ESF As pointed out in your editorial, 'ESF review highlights need for new direction' (South China Morning Post, October 25), international schools get no subsidy, period; international schools are meant for people who are not going to remain in Hong Kong. That a large proportion of the ESF students' ...

  4. Fun all summer

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Kremmer A variety of educational programmes is on offer during the summer holidays to enable children to develop their leadership skills- and have a great time doing it. ESF Educational Services (www.esf.org.hk) offers summer sports programmes for children designed to enhance physical abilities, social development and self-confidence. The Young Children's Camp (ages ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to stand on his own feet. Adrian Lee, Western Q is the ESF pay scale proposal fair and necessary? When I look at institutions such as the ESF, it's easy for me to understand why there are still a lot of locals who harbour resentment towards foreigners. I am a former pupil at a couple of schools under the ESF. There are more than a few stories I could tell you that would not only ...

  6. Mailbag

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lecturer, Macao Polytechnic Institute Value comprehensive ESF schools Recent letters in Education Post cast doubt on the quality of ESF compared with the 'best' British independent schools. I went to an excellent British independent school but have sent my three children to an ESF secondary school and am happy with both the exam results and personal development. ESF schools ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the ESF? I believe we all want Hong Kong to become a metropolitan city. We welcome expatriates to come to Hong Kong to work. If this is the case, Hong Kong needs to provide affordable international education to their children, so that when they return home they can integrate into their own system without difficulty. The ESF schools are more than able to provide that. Hong Kong children can ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Fault lines

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is a case in point. The way the controversy over government funding for the ESF has morphed into debates about the importance- or unimportance- of the English language, and the city's colonial ... address the heart of the matter, issues like right of abode, ESF, Chinese curriculum for ethnic minority students, and mainland mothers in our maternity wards will continue to force us to clash, ...

  10. 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 ...




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