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  1. Time to sing goodbye

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun With four English Schools Foundation alumni making it into the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens squad this year, the ESF has plenty of reason to celebrate. But their most audible- and certainly most lyrical- presence will be turning out on Sunday. A chorus of a thousand ESF primary school children will sing before the finals are played and an ESF music teacher will sing ...

  2. ESF overhaul bill in Legco

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... the ESF's 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. ESF spokesman Peter Craughwell said issues included the composition of the board and whether there was a need for Legco members. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Where instructors teach and learn at the same time

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Primary school teachers English Schools Foundation (ESF) Primary school teachers who can open up a world of opportunities for children, are flexible and enjoy the challenge of fully developing their potential will fit in well with ESF's requirements. The school is hiring 22 primary school teachers for the 2012 academic year starting in August, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Discovery College sizes up new ESF chief as school fees rise- again

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com A wary welcome from embattled college Three months into the new school year, parents at Discovery College on Lantau are still paying fees at last year's levels, having blocked a 7.6 per cent rise. That changes next mo ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New ESF chief Belinda Greer vows to watch the pennies

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:24am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Belinda Greer says she will draw on experience with cash-strapped Scottish schools to help cope with loss of government money New ESF chief vows to watch ... executive says. To that end, the ESF may stop recruiting replacements for some departing staff members, Belinda Greer said yesterday at her first meeting with the media since she took over last ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:48am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... ESF unveils new finance scheme English Schools Foundation chairman Carlson Tong Ka-shing, CEO Belinda Greer and chief ... of the government's HK$283 million annual subsidy over a 13-year period starting in 2016. The ESF was initially opposed to ending the subsidy, but finally accepted it as the best deal possible.   July 1 march ...

  8. ESF to seek government help for plan to replace school buildings

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... for a new school building. ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay will explain to the Legislative Council's education panel why the foundation needs HK$169.3 million of government capital funding to put into the rebuilding of Kowloon Junior School- its oldest campus. The ESF plans to put in HK$220.5 million of its own money- including the proceeds of a HK$25,000 capital levy ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to reform English Schools Foundation system

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to make a choice on ESF The distinction between the English Schools Foundation and private international schools is becoming ever more blurred. Annual ESF fee increases have left parents feeling there is not much difference. Now the ESF has introduced a HK$500,000 non-refundable debenture for each local or expatriate child to gain priority admission to 150 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    ESF quandary requires Education Bureau to rethink policies

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... The government has made it clear it wants to phase out funding for ESF schools. So, if they are to go private, it makes sense for them to behave like most other private international schools, which have no such admissions policy. Likewise, in the highly unlikely event that it succeeds in convincing the government to reverse its stance and even raise funding, ESF schools would have to act more like local ...




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