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  1. Mailbag

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Be careful not to throw out the baby with the ESF bathwater I am an active stakeholder in the English Schools Foundation. I have sat as a PTA chair and I attend every meeting that I can in order to better understand and contribute to the education of our children- Hong Kong children. I do not see the ESF through rose-tinted glasses, nor am I content that it should cease to strive ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Talk back

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mark Mulkerin, Mid-Levels Q Is the increase in ESF school fees justifiable? I have lived in Hong Kong for 12 years and am a permanent resident and taxpayer. I own a business and my husband is employed by a local company; we are not on expatriate packages. I have three children in ESF schools. In Monday's column a reader, the parent of children in an international school, complains ...

  4. Teachers with passion for education wanted

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ed Olivo

    ... Written by Ed Olivo Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the English Schools Foundation (ESF) continues to expand and develop education throughout Hong Kong. The ESF is looking to hire ... and Maths/Physics. It will recruit about the same number of teachers as it did last year, roughly 100. Keith Tucker, human resources director at ESF, said it was looking for candidates with a profound ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Apr 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ESF segregation contradicts idea of diversity In 'ESF's legally defined role is to teach English-speaking students' (April 14), the chief executive of the English Schools Foundation, Heather Du Quesnay, explains ESF schools' discriminatory admission policy on the grounds of law, collaboration, diversity and need. The ESF Ordinance empowers ESF schools to offer ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... public funds could be put to better use by providing extra tutorials with local teachers for the many students who are failing in English. Rob Leung, Wan Chai Why subsidy for ESF is so important I am a permanent Hong Kong resident, a parent of two students studying in English Schools Foundation (ESF) schools. I am a manager working in a large Australian construction company involved ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Talk back

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Is the increase in ESF school fees justifiable? I sent my girl to a local primary school for two years. It did not work out. At first, she became unhappy because she didn't speak ... permanent residents' children should receive the same subsidy whatever school they go to. This would reduce much of the animosity between international schools, ESF, direct-subsidy scheme ...

  9. West Island wins maths contest

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Island School won the grand Warry Cup, and Hong Kong International School came in second. The award for the best individual competitor went to Alexander Cooke of the ESF's South Island ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Is the ESF pay scale proposal fair and necessary? After some silly sniping at teachers' salaries, which are not very high (and salaries and benefits have often been confused), the public is starting to realise that good English language teaching at ESF schools is under serious threat. What kind of teacher will come here with an eroded package being pushed at them ...




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