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  1. Parents take ads in fight to keep funding for ESF

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Chinese newspapers in the week before the Legislative Council's Public Accounts Committee resumes its inquiry into ESF funding and management. This followed the publication in November ... has two children at Island School. Parent-teacher associations of the 16 ESF schools have been approached to foot the bill. The letter urged the government, the Education and Manpower Bureau ...

  2. Mailbag

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Colonial administration's departure raises question over the need for the ESF James Middleton's 'Talk of unfair subvention for ESF ignores the fact HK has two official ... Kong's 'purposes of public schooling'. The ESF was established not for public schooling purposes but for serving British administrators who did not want their children in public ...

  3. ESF stands firm on fees after protests

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... is concerned,' she said. Ms Du Quesnay said the foundation had already told teachers their packages would increase and had 'no intention of going back on that'. The ESF believes the increase, ... meetings with management had only increased parents' discontent. He said parents were concerned that fees for the ESF subvented schools were only slightly lower than those at the private ...

  4. Legislators back ESF parents in fee row

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... increase- the third in as many years. 'We have support from all political parties in the Legislative Council,' said education legislator Cheung Man-kwong. 'We believe the ESF has ... lawmakers, in a letter to ESF management, stated: 'We demand that the ESF give serious consideration to parents' opinions and freeze the proposed school fee unless the ESF can provide ...

  5. Academic, IT director battle for ESF chair

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... has also been nominated. The managing director of information technology firm TicTas System Automation is an ESF old boy, having attended Kennedy and Island schools, and has children at West Island School. He has served on Kennedy's council for eight years, five as chair. Mr Nanda was among those who led opposition within the ESF over the selection of Mike Haynes as chief ...

  6. Oysters and wine at ESF staff lunch

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... of the cost of the lunch at a Central restaurant last year was claimed as a working expense. Mr Harris mentioned the lunch in a letter to then ESF chairman Jal Shroff to illustrate his allegation that control of the ESF's finances 'was poor' and money was being wasted. The letter was leaked to The South China Morning Post by an unknown source. 'I have refused to sanction two ...

  7. Teachers defend role on ESF board

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... after three parents on the task force steering the reforms opposed their participation. Julian Harniess, chairman of union the Association of Professional Teachers in ESF Schools, told ... only should teachers be represented, but our association should be recognised,' he said. But ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay, who supports teachers having minority representation ...

  8. ESF funding 'hangs in the balance'

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Arthur Li says he has an open mind but a review of the subsidy will continue The future of government funding for the English Schools Foundation hangs in the balance, with negotiations on a formula due to be worked out with its new chi ...

  9. Not with a bang but a whimper

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Lacking even the clergy, the ESF ruling body's last rites were administered without ceremony, writes Katherine Forestier THERE WAS NO SIGN of the Bishop of Victoria, the Catholic ... Schools Foundation bothered to turn up to the gathering of Hong Kong's great and good. The venue of recent years- the comfortable boardroom of the ESF's headquarters- was swapped ...

  10. Staff turn down latest proposal on pay cuts

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... proposal. The ESF's director of human resources, John Tustin, said the pay cut would be implemented when teachers signed new contracts. But management was ready to compromise on how future pay scales were determined. David Reeves, chairman of the Association of Professional Teachers of the ESF, said the proposal to cut pay by 4.42 per cent and introduce a new system for determining ...




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