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  1. ESF school will get HK$240m upgrade

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Work to upgrade and expand King George V School in Kowloon is due to start in February after the English Schools Foundation agreed on a HK$240 million funding package. The move, announced yesterday, is one of two school-building projects the ESF is funding through a HK$25,000 levy on new students. The ESF also said the government had agreed to provide HK$150 million ...

  2. ESF spells out that fees will increase

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Increases in fees for English Schools Foundation schools are inevitable, according to a document released by the foundation yesterday. Currently, ESF fees are among ... not rise above the mid-point range of international schools' to remain affordable to middle class parents. They could stay at a lower level if the ESF retained its government subvention. Fees ...

  3. ESF hopes to spread Chinese to world

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of its secondary pupils now learning Putonghua and English, and in some cases other languages, the ESF has taken the initiative to develop the IGCSE Chinese as a Second Language test ... while the written test, focusing on daily use of the language, will be held next month. ESF Chinese adviser Wang Xiaoping believes the new test, and a course specially developed for it, would ...

  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. 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. New centre to open for special-needs pupils

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... September for 24 students in three classrooms with additional support areas and resources. Its start-up and operating cost is HK$17.3 million, funded by the Education Bureau and ESF. Currently, there are 77 learning support places across the ESF's primary schools and 28 in the secondary sector. Another 60 places for students with moderate to severe needs are offered at the Jockey Club ...

  7. 2 ESF pupils ace diploma exams

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... The number of ESF pupils with outstanding results jumped this year. Of the 726 who took the exams, 76 scored 40 points or above, up from 66 last year, and 15 secured at least 43 points. Two bagged ... the greater breadth of study in the IB. The choice for me is between the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge.' A total of 541 ESF pupils scored 30 points or above, up from 490 last year, ...

  8. ESF bid for deal to rebuild 14 schools

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... within three years. It also spells out ESF goals for the next 10 years, which include adopting a funding strategy for capital projects that would draw on the ESF's operating surplus, ... negotiations over the future of its government subvention, which had been suspended while the ESF's governing board was reformed and had not yet restarted. The ESF would use its operating ...

  9. ESF students meet to discuss council set-up

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... leaders from across the foundation's six secondary schools are taking part in a two-day 'Sixth Form Leadership Forum' to discuss how they will establish the ESF-wide council. The forum, which began yesterday and concludes this afternoon at the ESF's education development centre at West Island School, is the brainchild of Island School former head boy, Michael Lok ...

  10. Voice urged for special needs on ESF board

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... their views were heard. The ESF (Amendment) Bill proposes replacing the 130-member foundation and executive committee with a 25-member board of governors. The board would consist of 10 independent members, seven parents, three ESF staff representatives, three school council members and two legislators. Other proposed amendments include removing the Legislative Council members from the board ...




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