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  1. Where instructors teach and learn at the same time

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Primary school teachers English Schools Foundation (ESF) Primary school teachers who can open up a world of opportunities for children, are flexible and enjoy the challenge of fully developing their potential will fit in well with ESF's requirements. The school is hiring 22 primary school teachers for the 2012 academic year starting in August, ...

  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In our report 'ESF teachers protest against pay cut' (City, September 29), we stated that according to the audit report, ESF teachers earned $947,400 in 2003-04. That figure was in fact the average annual remuneration and included salaries, gratuities, responsibility and accommodation allowances, staff quarter benefits, provident fund contributions and medical benefits ...

  3. Ten positions up for grabs at ESF

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... Ana Wang The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is responsible for offering high quality and cost-effective education in English through its 21 schools in Hong Kong. Ada Yeung, human resources manager at ESF, says each position requires professional and educational qualifications. Most of the teaching roles require qualified teachers who are self-motivated, have good ...

  4. Mum takes dim view of teachers

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of English Schools Foundation (ESF) teachers ended up in a spot of bother themselves when the mother of a West Island School pupil caught them larking around on the way to work on the Discovery Bay ferry. On a morning this month when pupils and staff were excused from normal lessons for a teacher training day, the mother heard one of the teachers 'crowing about how much time ESF ...

  5. ESF teacher, 31, dies after collapsing

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporters An ESF chemistry teacher, Samuel Rodda, 31, died on Sunday after being found unconscious at his Hung Hom apartment block. Neighbours reported hearing the teacher from King ... However, they said no one else was involved and an investigation was under way. Rodda came to Hong Kong from England in 2006 and was described by ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay ...

  6. Teachers unlikely to accept pay deal

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier ESF staff have been made a revised pay cut offer agreed by the foundation's executive committee last week. But teachers are unlikely to accept the deal, according ... cent each for the following two contracts have been dropped. ESF chairman Jal Shroff wrote to staff to say: 'Hong Kong's general economic climate necessitated a review ...

  7. Teachers' boycott continues

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... David Reeves, chairman of the Association of Professional Teachers of the ESF, said he was disappointed that the deal for a 4.42 per cent cut had not been accepted and that teachers had refused to resume organising extra activities. Talks took place between Mr Reeves and ESF management on Thursday to draw up a compromise to be discussed with staff representatives on Monday and put ...

  8. ESF 'could pay less and hire the best'

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... to one year's experience and $24,750 for those with more. They also received $7,000-$8,000 a month for housing. The ESF was criticised in the audit report for its high salaries paying ... suspected. When we had applications from ESF teachers, we were amazed at the salary levels they were asking for.' Julian Harniess, chairman of the Association of Professional Teachers of ESF ...

  9. Teachers needed for schools of thought

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Ed Olivo

    ... Written by Ed Olivo With ongoing development of its curriculum and continued growth in the number of schools, the English Schools Foundation (ESF) is preparing to recruit more teachers ... ever,' said Keith Tucker, the ESF's human resources director. The ESF now has 20 schools in its stable and employs 1,010 teachers. It will be looking to fill 80 to 100 teaching vacancies ...

  10. talk back

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Is the ESF pay scale proposal fair and necessary? I note that ESF teachers are 'furious' about pay cuts and the chairman of the Association of Professional Teachers of the ESF, Julian Harniess, assures us that '[staff] morale is at rock bottom'. How sad. Perhaps a reality check is in order. The ESF salary levels border on the obscene and should be a cause ...




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