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  1. Talkback

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q How should the ESF be reformed? It is easy to portray ESF teachers as greedy and self-serving after their narrow rejection of the management's so-called 'compromise' pay ... been leaving the ESF in large numbers for several years now- in some schools, turnover has exceeded 20 per cent. Correspondingly, the ESF is facing a recruitment crisis, with applications ...

  2. Week ahead

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today Application for ESF kindergartens Online applications have commenced for the four ESF international kindergartens (Abacus in Clear Water Bay, Hillside on Hong Kong Island, Tsing Yi, and Wu Ka Sha near Ma On Shan) for the 2012-13 academic year. Until Oct 31, HK$300 application fee. Inquiries: www.esf.org Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Christoph Eschenbach conducts baritone ...

  3. talk back

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the ESF done enough to put its house in order? We are a group of local parents who wish to voice our support for the English Schools Foundation. We believe the ESF is making genuine efforts to rectify recent difficulties; the fact that the ESF has invited the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Audit Commission to review its systems is a testament to its willingness ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways ESF fees push affordable limits Generally, I think that the focus on English Schools Foundation's scandalous investment decisions risks masking the larger point. The fee increases imposed by ESF mean that education is rapidly becoming unaffordable for many long-term residents of Hong Kong and for local families that hope for a good quality, liberal ...

  5. Talk back

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in France and there it is the law to show a medical certificate when enrolling. Marcus Van Noppen, Leuvensesteenweg, Belgium Q Is the proposed ESF school at Discovery Bay too big? As one ... there will be a period of construction followed by the opening of the school. I believe that the ESF and its consultants have demonstrated that they have fully and appropriately looked at the traffic ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the ESF be reformed? As a member of the ESF teaching staff I am as upset, as many of our parents are, over the recent allegations concerning the management of our organisation. Secretary ... of the ESF through a seat on its executive committee. They have apparently done nothing with this position of responsibility. It surprises me greatly that no moves have been made before by Professor ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. talk back

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

    ... Q Should ESF parents give Mike Haynes a chance to prove himself? I am amazed at how easy it is to start a witch-hunt these days and turn it into something that resembles a real cause. At a time when the ESF badly needs some show of solidarity and strength, we seem to be doing all we can possibly do to achieve just the opposite. And for what? Because the new chief executive officer ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should ESF schools come under the direct subsidy scheme? I write on behalf of an often silent section of the Hong Kong community- middle-class second and third generation Indians. Some of us choose the ESF schools for their liberal style of education, contrasting it with the sterner education we ourselves received and struggled with. Others of us try to send our children ...

  10. 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 ...




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