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  1. Government should improve local schools instead of giving ESF a subsidy

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the ongoing debate about the English Schools Foundation (ESF) subsidy. It seems a number of your correspondents have used this as an excuse to make bigoted remarks towards the expatriate community in Hong Kong. I should first note that I do not wish to take sides and that I merely wish to voice my opinion on the issue of the ESF subsidy. I believe the root of this debate ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF makes public plea for Island School site

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Board has dropped plans to rebuild the ageing school in Quarry Bay because of the strong opposition from community and neighbours ESF makes public plea ... the community," he said. A foundation spokeswoman said last night that the ageing Mid-Levels campus, accommodating 1,200 students could last only seven more years. She said the ESF was also open to moving ...

  3. ESF parents to ask government to block fee rise

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Parents angry at fee rises of up to 3.3 per cent for English Schools Foundation (ESF) pupils in the coming academic year are writing to the Education Bureau asking officials ... that the ESF reported a surplus of HK$89 million last year. However, ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said yesterday that the surplus had already been swallowed up by capital spending, and said ...

  4. ESF seeks top teachers for long haul

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Secondary school teachers are being sought by the English Schools Foundation (ESF) for the beginning of the new school year in September 2012. At ESF secondary schools, 43 ... and team-centred behaviour,' says the ESF's director of human resources, Charles Caldwell. 'ESF teachers are able to form an all-around perspective of how the students they teach can- ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Parents gain big role in ESF reform body

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Foundation is governed. Their positions included the two key posts in the group. The 14-member taskforce is charged with drawing up a blueprint for a new governance structure for the ESF to replace ... and replacing the 135-strong foundation with a smaller council. The taskforce also includes ESF chief executive John Bohan and five members of its executive committee, including chairwoman Felice Lieh ...

  7. ESF lessons on nurturing staff

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the English School Foundation (ESF). 'The first thing we saw was the [Victoria Harbour] light show and we fell in love with it,' says Noelle Du Puy who moved here a month ago with her partner so they could both take up posts at the ESF's Renaissance College. 'Hong Kong's a lot greener place than I imagined. And it's very welcoming to foreigners.' Maddy ...

  8. ESF prodigies ace tough exam

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the world. 'I can't tell you how difficult it is to achieve that kind of result,' Heather Du Quesnay, ESF's chief executive, told students. Of 763 students at the ESF this year, ... marks last year, including two ESF students. The four students who achieved full marks this year were Angela Wu and Dorothy Yang from King George V School, Myron Lam from Island School ...

  9. ESF chairman to push government for subsidy hike

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau Carlson Tong Ka-shing says his priority as the new chairman of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) is to negotiate with the government for extra funding and for more school places to serve the city's high demand for teaching in English. Tong, 56, this week succeeded Professor Felice Lieh Mak and will serve for three years. He said the ESF had begun to discuss ...

  10. ESF faces big changes in the way it is run

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Foundation if radical plans passed by its executive committee last week receive the go ahead. The executive is proposing to slash the body that runs the ESF from 135 members to just 25, abolishing ... of Professional Teachers of ESF Schools, said: 'I wonder when they are going to let us know about this.' The changes are designed to put in place a new management and governance structure ...




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