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  1. Lifestyle - Travel - TRAVEL

    ESF teacher's quest to visit every province in China

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... and Yunnan with his wife, fellow ESF teacher Justine, and their two young daughters, Martha and Molly. Then, spurred on by his fascination for the country from teaching modern Chinese history, he ...

  2. A parent's woes

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Accountant Mr Law, who has a son in Year 7 at Sha Tin College, spoke to Crystal Chui 'Of course we are worried and deeply troubled by the fee rises. Many ESF parents are from the middle class. Our salary increases cannot cover the increasing costs. 'ESF parents are taxpayers, too, which means we are subsidising local aided schools as well as the Direct Subsidy Scheme ...

  3. Deadlock over subsidy leaves E.S.F. in limbo

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on financial support have been deadlocked. ESF parents usually would have been told by now what sort of fees they could be facing. But ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said yesterday ... to the foundation. Amid public debates about the role of the ESF, widely seen as a legacy of the colonial era, the government decided last July to review the subvention arrangement. A decision was expected ...

  4. Other ESF Schools

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Colleges. Sha Tin Junior School 3A Lai Wo Lane, Fo Tan. Parents are closely involved. Shares a campus with ESF's Sha Tin College, giving pupils access to facilities usually associated with secondary schools and smoothing transition from primary to secondary. Sha Tin College 3 Lai Wo Lane, Sui Wo Rd, Fo Tan. Led ESF in implementation of the IB Diploma. Strong commitment to creativity, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. ESF to impose HK$25,000 building levy

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Liz Heron

    ... must be sold on and have drawn criticism for allowing queue-jumping and soaring second-hand prices. Annual fees for ESF pupils are HK$89,250 at secondary schools and HK$58,100 at primary ... will also have to pay. The levy is refundable in full, with no interest, when a child leaves school. All children now attending ESF primary schools will have to pay the levy when they transfer ...

  7. ESF students given Oxbridge interview tips

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch English Schools Foundation students were given a two-day workshop this week to help them with interviews for Oxford and Cambridge universities. About 50 students from five ESF schools, who have applied for the two prestigious universities, were given tips and exercises to help them project the right image to interviewers. Chris Forse, the ESF's head of parent ...

  8. ESF to act on recruitment crisis

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Will Clem

    ... that the high-flying Scottish candidate who had been offered the job at the end of last month had finally turned them down, the second time the ESF had been rejected over the post. In February, it was forced ... enough suitable candidates. The ESF has instead appointed the school's deputy principal Jane Foxcroft, who was one of the three short-listed candidates in the first round of interviews, ...


    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ESF SECONDARY SCHOOLS Hong Kong Island ISLAND SCHOOL Mid-Levels 20 Borrett Road Hong Kong Tel: 2524 7135 E-mail: school@ mail.island.edu.hk Web: www.island.edu.hk Founded: 1967 Charismatically led, high-achieving school in one of the ESF's older campuses, for some 1,200 students from 40 nationalities. House system promotes integration across years. Children with learning ...

  10. Academic hunt for NT school places

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... their children to automatically transfer from the primary Hong Lok Yuen International School to the ESF's Sha Tin College, only to find there were no places. This may be an exceptional year as the ESF's first private independent school, Renaissance College, is due to open in Ma On Shan in August. Families with older children at Sha Tin College are reluctant to enrol children in the new ...




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