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  1. 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
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985689/deadlock-over-future-esf-subsidies
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733422/some-parents-esf-pupils-are-struggling-make-ends-meet
  6. 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
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516438/time-resolve-doubts-over-esf-funding
  8. Lifestyle - Travel - TRAVEL

    ESF teacher's quest to visit every province in China

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... and Yunnan with his wife, fellow ESF teacher Justine, and their two young daughters, Martha and Molly. Then, spurred on by his fascination for the country from teaching modern Chinese history, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1260914/english-teachers-quest-visit-every-province-china
  9. Comment

    Clarity at last on future of the ESF

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Clarity at last on future of the ESF The die is cast. ESF schools are international schools. As such, government funding will be phased out. That's the gist ... on the English Schools Foundation. It's not one I endorse but it is one that probably most sides, except those who can't afford unsubsidised international schooling, could accept. The ESF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1086368/clarity-last-future-esf
  10. Fees might not have to go up if ESF ended 'lavish' treatment of staff

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am disappointed that the government has yet again demonstrated its ineffectiveness and indecisiveness, after considering to phase out the English Schools Foundation (ESF) subvention. As an educator and a parent of two children who completed their education in ESF schools, I have personally witnessed the lavish treatment meted to ESF staff. 'Lavish' is the word communicated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973803/fees-might-not-have-go-if-esf-ended-lavish-treatment-staff

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