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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    ESF's new chief executive Belinda Greer looks to boost efficiency

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

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com With a looming subsidy cut and mounting calls for more accountability, the ESF's new chief executive vows to clean house, writes Linda Yeung Past tense, future conditional When the Education Bureau announced in June that subsidies to the English Schools Foundation would be phased out from 2016, it seemed inevitable that the ESF would turn ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    A deluge of super-rich Asians is coming soon to screens near you

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 09:32pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... ESF and international school in Hong Kong, eventually studying journalism at Columbia University. “Home” over the years has also included Beijing, Shanghai, suburban southern California, ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation parents call on Hong Kong chief executive to probe fee rises

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:33pm by Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung ESF parents urge probe of fee rises English Schools Foundation parents urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to look personally into an average 5 per cent ... the increase was to cope with inflation, a 3.5 per cent pay rise for teachers and building costs. But parent Hans Ladegaard said annual fee rises by the ESF- the largest provider of English-medium ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. ESF's reluctance in dealing with special needs 'disappointing'

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Icy Lee

    ... (registered as 'individual needs' students). In the past few months, a group of ESF SEN parents lobbied Legislative Council members for their support for two amendments to the ESF bill, ... representative on the ESF board of governors. For SEN parents, bringing the SEN issue to the forefront carries a great deal of symbolic, if not practical, significance. The two proposed amendments, which ...

  8. Talk back

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Is the rise in ESF school fees justifiable? The fee rise is justifiable and long overdue. The ESF is a business and must be run as one if it is to continue as a provider of quality ... of previous senior management. There is no guarantee the government subsidy to the ESF will continue, and there have been fairly blunt statements confirming this from senior politicians. Before ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    ESF quandary requires Education Bureau to rethink policies

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial ESF quandary requires rethink The decision by the English Schools Foundation to end its long-standing admissions priority for children who do not speak Chinese may come as a shock to many, but it is to be expected. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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