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  1. 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 ...

  2. Record waiting lists at schools

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the institution said. Schools under the English Schools Foundation (ESF) are also seeing record-high figures this year. Some have recently told parents their children will not even get an entrance ... at its Repulse Bay campus and increase space for students and staff. Local residents oppose the plan, concerned about traffic congestion and other issues. The ESF was expecting about 2,300 ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... ESF parents have limited options How ironic that Cynthia Sze accuses those of us writing to remove discrimination in terms of fees against pupils attending ESF schools of writing 'without regard to relevant facts and their moral significance' ('ESF must accept level playing field', September 15). She states that 35 per cent of English Schools Foundation ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We need school system that is fair for all 'ESF review highlights need for new direction' (Editorial, October 25), misleadingly alleges that the ESF subvention makes ESF schools 'affordable to many Chinese middle-class families'. Hong Kong's middle-class Chinese families are predominantly Cantonese-speaking but the ESF's admission policy explicitly ...

  5. talk back

    Posted Feb 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong, Pokfulam Q How should the ESF be reformed? As a teacher of mathematics I am not surprised when students misunderstand percentages. Mistakes are not uncommon when a percentage decrease ... of the government subvention. He told the ESF that the subvention, which makes up 30 per cent of the annual expenditure, might be removed and in reply he was informed that school fees would have ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in society' (Clause 52 of Part 2). Gloria Lee, for director of social welfare ESF's role is key to HK's prosperity Applications for the English Schools Foundation's Year One to Year Seven classes far exceed the number of places available. The government needs to recognise the demand for English-medium education in Hong Kong and the important role the ESF plays. About 70 per ...

  7. Mailbag

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to finding a school place for their children, particularly if they are middle-income families. ESF exists by statute to educate these English-speaking children. It provides an affordable, high-quality education and, since it caters for Hong Kong children who cannot easily benefit from the mainstream system, it receives a subvention. At present, there is some debate about whether ESF ...

  8. Trilingual HK will stay ahead of Shanghai

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggest only a state would have access to, the questions just keep on coming, while the sabres just keep on rattling. Gulf War part three? ADAM WILLIAMS, Peng Chau ESF controversy I fail to understand why you continue to publish letters from Pierce Lam on the English Schools Foundation. In the past six weeks, since I first noticed his letters about the ESF, you have published at least ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... grounds, why is the English Schools Foundation (ESF), which receives public subsidies, allowed to perpetuate a biased admission policy that discriminates against Cantonese speakers? Why must indigenous Cantonese speakers who wish to pursue the international curriculum pay for private schools while ESF offers more than 30 per cent of its subsidised places to children whose parents ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Foundation's (ESF) attempts to persuade the government to value the benefit of an English-language education makes one wonder: if the government does not want to spend money on education, what does ... to increase payments to the ESF year after year might imply that the government has a better idea. Yet its development strategy appears to be no more insightful than offering a Cantonese education ...




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