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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    'Local' ESF more at home in international system

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Craughwell

    ... Peter Craughwell Peter Craughwell says the ESF should have lobbied to be part of the Direct Subsidy Scheme for local schools but has instead chosen to behave more like its well-heeled ... Schools Foundation. For many parents who aspire to send their children to ESF schools, this is worrying news. For those with an intense dislike of the organisation, Christmas seems to have come ...

  2. Comment

    Clarity at last on future of the ESF

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Clarity at last on future of the ESF The die is cast. ESF schools are international schools. As such, government funding will be phased out. That's the gist ... on the English Schools Foundation. It's not one I endorse but it is one that probably most sides, except those who can't afford unsubsidised international schooling, could accept. The ESF ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp If expats can't afford international education without subsidies they will just have to go home ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought The ESF ... the government has forced the ESF to increase fees to a point where it is now a struggle for ordinary expat families to educate their children here. Letters to the editor, Nov 7 I didn't know ...

  4. Comment - Debates

    SCMP Debate: is English Schools Foundation worth its government subvention?

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... ESF play in an international city like Hong Kong? Q3 Do you think there should be a greater diversity of international schools in Hong Kong?   Karen Chan Mother of a three-year-old daughter A1  Government funding should either apply to all schools or none. We have public schools and Direct Subsidy Scheme schools receiving the largest subsidy, ESF schools receiving a smaller ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain for the public purse?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland It would appear that government funding in its schools is HK$50,000 per pupil, against a subsidy of HK$21,000 per child in ESF schools Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain ... column in yesterday's Sunday Morning Post about the English Schools Foundation (ESF). In a nutshell, Jake argued that the ESF should be no more entitled to government subsidies than any ...

  6. ESF candidates raise the standard for IB exams

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... programme widely considered one of the toughest in the world. 'I can't tell you how difficult it is to achieve that kind of result,' Heather Du Quesnay, ESF chief executive told students and their families. 'Congratulations to you all.' Three years after switching to the IB diploma the ESF has seen a steady increase in students obtaining the certification, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. It's perfect for ESF duo

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gavrielle Leung Two English Schools Foundation (ESF) students have achieved the highest possible score of 45 in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma exams this year. Of the 726 who ... of Pennsylvania and Cambridge.' Students who scored more than 30 points rose from 490 to 540 this year, while the average score increased from 32.7 to 33.5. ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Former lawmaker has flawed views on local education

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... true colours in the SCMP debate on public subvention for the English Schools Foundation (October 15). He counsels that as "we have given the ESF a lot of subsidies and land in very good locations for the building of its schools" it should "serve the people it is supposed to serve". Whom is ESF supposed to serve? It is mandated to serve, without racial or religious ...




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