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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Discovery College parents angry over ESF fee increase, levy

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... parent, Christian Mueller, who is also refusing to pay, has written to the bureau saying it is "extremely unfair and selfish" of the ESF to put such a burden on parents. The foundation ... rise is needed to help the school break even within five years. Chief Executive Heather Du Quesnay said all the new charges at the school, run by affiliate ESF Educational Services, were ...

  2. ESF up in arms over Disco Bay adverts

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... and in the Chinese and English press, said Chris Forse, the ESF's head of parent and student services. 'We do wish to make it clear that these are not ESF-commissioned or ESF paid-for ... of Discovery Bay, Hong Kong Resort International, said the information regarding Discovery College was 'provided by the ESF' and it was obliged to inform the public of the area's ...

  3. Parents fight funding for loss-making ESF colleges

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry A parents' group fighting to freeze rising fees is questioning the English Schools Foundation over funding for its loss-making private independent colleges. ESF Concerned ... Renaissance College and Discovery College. ESF chief executive officer Heather Du Quesnay defends the funding, saying the investment is justified and the schools foundation needs a healthy reserve ...

  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 school offers fast-track way in for HK$400,000

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The English Schools Foundation (ESF) has angered parents by introducing a fast-track system for its private school in Discovery Bay, in which parents can get priority on the waiting list by agreeing to pay HK$400,000 if their child is accepted. The ESF started the system for 'nomination rights' on Thursday and said it had been ...

  6. ESF works to consolidate position

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... to a provider of international education leading to a global range of pathways for the children of Hong Kong's diverse English-speaking community. ESF schools traditionally offered an up-to-date, liberal education based on the national curriculum of England and Wales- and GCSEs and IGCSEs programmes are still offered in Years 10 and 11. But all the ESF's nine primary schools now offer ...

  7. Parents want answers over ESF schools' HK$21m loss

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... repaid over a 20-year period. ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay insists the schools will be able to repay the HK$278 million within the repayment period and that they were never expected to generate a profit in their first years of operation. The HK$278 million, which was paid out from the ESF cash balance over several years before the launch of Renaissance College in 2006, ...

  8. ESF chief admits levy could have been avoided

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Junior School and we hope that if we get that funding, it will lead to the government being able to fund us for some of the bigger schools such as KGV. 'Fees in the ESF have not been affected at all by the establishment of the private independent schools. The funding of the PIS came from the cash balance, which had already been built up over the period when fees in the ESF were ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Angry parents protest at Discovery College's hefty fee increase

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... The group criticised the English Schools Foundation (ESF) and its affiliate, ESF Educational Services Ltd (ESL)- the school's operator- for putting the college in significant financial difficulties through bad planning, overestimating student intake and underestimating teacher salaries, among other issues. For annual tuition fees alone, ESF has proposed a 9.5 per cent increase ...

  10. A diverse educational provider

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... But the ESF takes care to ensure its curriculum remains relevant to HK, writes Liz Gooch From its origins as an educator for the children of wealthy British expatriates, to having schools ... provider of English-medium education in the fee-paying sector. Middle-class Chinese families are increasingly choosing to send their children to ESF schools. More than three-quarters of ESF ...




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