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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF to keep funding for special needs services

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung and Jennifer Ngo

    ... Linda Yeung and Jennifer Ngo ESF to keep funding for special needs services As the biggest provider of English-medium primary and secondary education for students with special needs, the English Schools Foundation will retain government support for such services. The government now gives HK$28.3 million a year to the Jockey Club Sarah Roe School and learning support centres in ESF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1255913/esf-keep-funding-special-needs-services
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1150476/esf-quandary-requires-education-bureau-rethink-policies
  3. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598753/esf-overhaul-bill-legco
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Legco on ESF subsidy: why didn't you ask us?

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... at all," Civic Party legislator Kenneth Chan Ka-lok said. "It's short-sighted and immoral to take away the ESF's subvention. Does the government want to see all English-language schools turning into Harrow [International School]?" Chan, whose four children attend ESF schools, said the decision removed an affordable choice of English-medium education, damaging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1278991/legco-esf-why-didnt-you-ask-us
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1040184/time-reform-english-schools-foundation-system
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong ESF students ace exams to outshine peers in global IB diploma

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the six ESF pupils who got full marks, plans to study biological sciences at the University of Oxford. She says her battle with a life-threatening skin disorder, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ... actually focus more if I could relax and have fun." Many of her peers have applied to universities in Britain and the United States, but ESF top-scorer, Shreenidhi Subramaniam, of West Island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1278183/locals-ace-exams-outshine-peers-global-diploma
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733199/esf-seek-government-help-plan-replace-school-buildings
  8. Comment - Letters

    ESF subsidy withdrawal shames SAR

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Wrong-headed withdrawal of ESF subsidy shames SAR With reference to Alex Lo's column ("A lesson in Machiavellian ruthlessness", June 8) it is refreshing to hear his support ... and an indictment of the Education Bureau for not foreseeing this problem. I will leave judgment on the direction of the ESF over the past 10 years to others. I am having trouble understanding how, having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1261159/esf-subsidy-withdrawal-shames-sar
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF considers corporate scheme for school places

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung and Jennifer Ngo

    ... Linda Yeung and Jennifer Ngo Faced with financial losses due to subsidy cuts, foundation may launch scheme where firms could reserve places for employees' children ESF considers school places for companies The English Schools Foundation (ESF) may launch a corporate nomination rights scheme to make up for its financial losses as the government gradually cuts its subsidy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1256053/esf-considers-corporate-scheme-school-places
  10. News - Hong Kong - SCHOOLS

    Parents fear ESF will pay high price for loss of subsidy

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo Jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Rise in fees could price out best students and lower standards while expats may avoid city Parents fear ESF will pay high price for loss of subsidy Withdrawal of the government subsidy from the English Schools Foundation could force some expatriate families out of Hong Kong and affect the calibre of students the ESF attracts, parents of current ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1258654/parents-fear-esf-will-pay-high-price-loss-subsidy

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