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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Veteran UK educator Belinda Greer to replace Du Quesnay as ESF chief

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Veteran British educator to head ESF A veteran British educator will replace Heather Du Quesnay as chief executive of the English Schools Foundation (ESF). Belinda Greer takes up the position on September 1, when Du Quesnay retires after eight years. Greer, who has more than 30 years of experience in education, arrives at a testing time for the ESF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1250964/veteran-uk-educator-belinda-greer-replace-du-quesnay-esf-chief
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF chief Heather Du Quesnay to retire with no solution to subsidy row

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... HK$284 million-a-year subsidy. An ESF spokeswoman confirmed Du Quesnay would leave after her contract ends in August. The spokeswoman stressed it had nothing to do with parents' ... it will phase out the subsidy, or subvention, to the ESF, which has been in place since the ESF was established by the government in 1967. Parents have criticised ESF's management for failing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1080271/esf-chief-heather-du-quesnay-retire-no-solution-subsidy-row
  3. ESF parents slugged further 4pc

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... should match inflation, which is 4.9 per cent. In an e-mail to parents, ESF officials said that annual fees for primary school pupils would be HK$66,100, while those for pupils from Year Seven ... are well aware that there is a very close correlation between pay and fees because 80 per cent of ESF's budget is spent directly on staff,' ESF's chief executive Heather Du Quesnay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999353/esf-parents-slugged-further-4pc
  4. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Saturday's front page report 'ESF to impose HK$25,000 building levy' stated that ESF's chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said the levy would generate HK$300 million a year towards a building programme to replace ageing schools. In fact, she said it would generate HK$300 million, without specifying a time period. The ESF has explained that it will take seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699905/corrections-clarifications
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents hit again as ESF raises fees by up to 5.9pc

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 05:39pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Increases needed to fund pay rises and improve services, says chief executive Du Quesnay Parents hit again as ESF raises fees by up to 5.9pc The English Schools Foundation will raise its fees by up to 5.9 per cent as negotiations drag on over the size of the subsidy it receives from the government. In a letter to parents yesterday, the ESF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195468/esf-fees-increase-59pc-september
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Anger over 'disastrous' plan to raise ESF fees

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Anger over 'disastrous' plan to raise ESF fees The English Schools Foundation's fee-rise plan has upset parents and prompted lawmakers to question its cost structure. Native English (NET) teacher Perry Bayer, whose son is studying at West Island School, said the increase of up to 5.9 per cent for most ESF schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195679/anger-over-disastrous-plan-raise-esf-fees
  7. Chief vows ESF will keep tight rein on spending

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... amendments to the ESF's Ordinance bill. The bill, which contains substantial changes to the ESF's governance, will be proposed as a private members' bill by Abraham Razack, legislator for the real estate and construction sector. The bill will replace the ESF's 130-member foundation and executive committee with a 25-member board of governors. The board will consist of 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586051/chief-vows-esf-will-keep-tight-rein-spending
  8. ESF warns of 20pc fee increase if government's subsidy is withdrawn

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... system. In a paper to be discussed in the Legislative Council next Monday, the bureau suggested options of 'repositioning' the ESF, including maintaining some form of subsidy but also migrating ESF schools towards 'eventual self-financing'. The government also indicated that in areas where the ESF continues to be subsidised, more controls would be put in place to ensure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972895/esf-warns-20pc-fee-increase-if-governments-subsidy-withdrawn
  9. ESF closing on last hurdle

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... executive Heather Du Quesnay said the ESF had secured a member to propose the ordinance, which includes substantial changes to the governance of the ESF, as a private member's bill. The identity of the member will be revealed when the bill is gazetted. This week, at what is expected to be the ESF's last annual general meeting, Ms Du Quesnay said the ESF had received a legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/574752/esf-closing-last-hurdle
  10. ESF parents warned

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... if they continued to voice complaints in the press. In an e-mail sent to all parents, ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said 'negative press and radio coverage' might affect upcoming talks on the organisation's funding. 'It will not help ESF's case if the Hong Kong community is encouraged to believe ESF money is not well spent,' she wrote. 'We need all those who are associated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729028/esf-parents-warned

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