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  1. 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 ...

  2. ESF board and committees make decisions about costs with greatest care

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In his letter ('Important questions need to be asked about how the ESF spends its money', August 2), Jim Wilson asked a few very important questions about the governance and the financial control of the English Schools Foundation. Let me point out that ESF was subjected to a stringent review of its governance and management practice by the Director of Audit in 2004. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    I’ll emigrate when there’s no more freedom of speech in Hong Kong, says ESF ace pupil

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... talks. Emigration is something I would consider when this place has no freedom of speech any more." About 28 per cent of some 1,000 ESF pupils who took the exams scored A* grades, four times ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF board votes to end HK$283m schools subsidy

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Last-ditch pleas fail to stop decision to accept government deal, which exempts current pupils ESF board votes to end HK$283m schools subsidy The English ... e-mail messages from 22 parents and holding two parent-consultation meetings to which a total of 34 people turned up - most of whom wanted to keep the subsidy. According to the ESF, it believed ...

  6. Taskforce members quit in ESF row

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... with wider issues the ESF faced. 'It can't restrict the board [of governors] in what it does,' he said. '[Members] felt it went beyond the agreed brief of the taskforce and was unsatisfactory in its presentation,' he said. '[ESF chief executive] Heather Du Quesnay, with input from others, prepared at speed a consultation document that was intended to better reflect ...

  7. Deadlock over future ESF subsidies

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Negotiations between the English Schools Foundation and the government over whether ESF schools should continue to receive government funding are deadlocked, with the clock ticking on an earlier goal of finalising reform details by the end of this year. The government is considering whether funding should cease in the long term, while the ESF ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF hankers for public funding, despite Eddie Ng's comments

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Foundation argues its English curriculum is valuable to all Hong Kong citizens; DSS schools teaching IB could help fight for subvention ESF still hopes ... Education chief Eddie Ng Hak-kim has said it is not government policy to provide subsidies to schools that offer a non-local curriculum, as the ESF does. He also ruled out treating the foundation ...

  9. Some parents of ESF pupils are struggling to make ends meet

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for 'Hong Kong children whose parents desperately wanted high-quality, English-medium education for their kids'. She defended the decision of the ESF to invest in two private independent schools 10 years ago. The Concerned ESF Parents group would like to know what the ESF, a government subvented, non-profit-making organisation, has to do with the running of private schools. Since ...

  10. Time to resolve the doubts over ESF funding

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... annual government subsidy of $278 million- nearly 28 per cent of the ESF's income. The result is a plan to cut the staff bill by 10 per cent to meet criticism that ESF teachers are overpaid. Outraged teachers predict dire consequences for the ESF's ability to retain and recruit quality staff and maintain standards. They may have a point. But it is just one part of a debate over ...




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