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  1. talk back

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Is the ESF pay scale proposal fair and necessary? Having worked for the ESF for four years, at two schools, I feel compelled to write to correct some of the many myths that I have read regarding ESF teaching staff, their work ethic and pay. First, and most important, I work with many dedicated and hard-working teachers. Our priority is the students, the people who are frequently ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... colour. At night, people could lie down and look at the great scenery. Ambrose Ho Wai Ching, 7, Diocesan Boys' School Primary Division Are the increased ESF fees justified? Regarding the recent complaints about the English Schools Foundation fee increases, I was surprised to find the ESF no longer gives priority to British-born children, although they supposedly give priority ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... them buy them, at a cost of not less than $10 a bag. I am sure the use of plastic bags would very rapidly be severely reduced. N Millar, Mongkok Q Is the increase in ESF school fees justifiable? I strongly disagree with the reasons given by the ESF chief executive, who has attempted to justify the drastic increase of school fees. First, the money used in the renovation of school ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to preserve the spirit and integrity of this familiar icon. Mary Melville, Tsim Sha Tsui What do you think of the ESF fee rise? David Williams, chairman of the Overseas Inspectors' Association, Hong Kong Police, in his letter to Talkback yesterday exaggerates about the new fees of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) being equivalent to those of private international schools. The new ...

  5. SoHo and NoHo

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... kindergartens are the English Schools Foundation's (ESF) International Kindergarten on Yan Po Street in Sheung Wan and St Matthew's Church Kindergarten on Hollywood Road. Further out, ... Mission School on Rutter Street, two primary schools under the St Paul's Co-educational College banner on Macdonnell Road and Kennedy Road, and ESF-operated Glenealy Junior School on Hornsey ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Will the reforms improve management of the ESF? I found it interesting that at the Public Accounts Committee hearing on Friday it was mentioned that Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung and permanent secretary Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun both have children who studied at ESF schools. It rather spoils the image of 'fat cat expats' that is so popular. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... edge of Hong Kong has again been quoted in your editorials, for example ('ESF debate merits a conclusion soon', December 28). In all these cases, the South China Morning Post related ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in ESF fees reasonable? Name and Address Supplied (May 14) describes how he/she (along with other parents 'in the same boat') commute monthly to visit their children in private Australian schools- the purpose being to escape the huge ESF school fees and the pollution in Hong Kong. Sounds like a very selfish move to me; I wonder if these commuters have ever considered ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... access, through a podium behind, to the new piers, and draw them much closer back to the city centre. J. Ho, North Point Is the increase in ESF fees reasonable? I was astounded to read two letters ... School fees weren't an issue. Next year it will be their turn to enter secondary school (ESF- the only realistic option). Unfortunately, and perhaps ironically, while I am eager to continue ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foundation teachers have their pay cut? The pay cut should be adopted for the following reasons. First, as the ESF is suffering from financial difficulties, salary cuts seem to be inevitable and all staff should consider this to facilitate the improvement of the ESF's financial condition. Second, according to a recent pay review, their salaries are at the top of the top quartile ...




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