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  1. Lofty goals fuel demand for teachers

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by John Brennan

    ... for a Westerner to make a life.' Gilbert Halcrow is head of drama at Island School, an English Schools Foundation (ESF) secondary school. The Australian and his wife Belinda- head of art at Island ... of the 869 teachers and principals at the ESF's 21 kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. Not surprisingly, given its roots and the fact that its medium of instruction is English, more ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ESF pushes levy plan without consultation Yet again, Heather Du Quesnay, chief executive officer of the English Schools Foundation, comes out with what she refers to as proposals that, ... although the secretary for education has continually told the ESF to consult parents, it continues to fail to do so. Mention is made by the ESF that the parents of yesterday contributed to the ESF ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Jan 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should the ESF's head have a background in education? The English Schools Foundation has plenty of people with a background in education. In fact, the ESF only has people with such a background. Someone from another walk of life could have a refreshing input in an administration run by civil servant-like managers. We parents should accept the fact that the ESF will eventually have ...

  4. Government must act on 'safe' air pollution

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because they prefer it to Taiwan? I don't think so. What does China offer Taiwan? Would Wai Lee move to a place with no legally guaranteed freedoms? HARRY CHEN, Mei Foo Sun Chuen To keep ESF subsidy... The arguments for the English Schools Foundation by Christopher Howe (February 2), Mantha Chiu (January 30) and Tony Yuen (January 31) reflect the ESF community as parochial ...

  5. Letters

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

    ... of Tony Blair that Britain has seen improving engagement and surging trade with China over the past decade. Simon Wan, Mid-Levels ESF parents taken for ride Parents with children at a certain English Schools Foundation (ESF) school have learned that they have to pay a HK$2,300 levy for extra activities for the 2008-2009 school year in which we have no idea yet if our children ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ESF investment in new schools is no scandal You have run several reports about the 'concerned parents' group and their complaints about the English Schools Foundation funding for the private independent schools (Discovery College and Renaissance College). One correspondent described this as a 'scandalous investment decision'. I beg to differ. If the ESF had bought ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Parents often have to opt for ESF school I write in response to Louis Wong's letter regarding the English Schools Foundation's school fees and his perception that ESF parents choose those schools because they provide a better education and can afford it ('Stop whingeing over ESF fees', December 20). As a long-term resident in Hong Kong, I sent both my ...

  8. Global warming happening now

    Posted Feb 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Promote English I refer to the letter 'ESF historical anomaly' (February 3) by Maisie Chan for the secretary for education and manpower. It is a fact that there is a historical ... whether this is unfair. These systems reflect the beauty of diversity in education, giving parents more choices. The affordable quality education ESF provides for many local students should ...

  9. Lift spending on education and let parents lead

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and construction work achieve the highest possible safety standards. GRACE LAM, general manager-corporate affairs, Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation ESF's service record I refer to the letter ... that English Schools Foundation 'schools hardly participate in any inter-school activities or social services' is fiction. ESF schools compete on many levels, academic and sporting, ...

  10. Hu's opportunity to strengthen his leadership

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unlike ESF schools- which, inappropriately, impose native English-speaking ability as an entrance requirement thus making English the focus of their education- in local schools, English is merely the medium for learning other subjects. If Mr Wang's main concern is oral English, he should try to recruit from ESF schools. However, the fact is, relatively few ESF graduates are trained ...




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