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  1. 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 ...

  2. ESF schools contribute to international character of city

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Contrary to Cynthia Sze's view ('Hong Kong should not pay ESF to maintain its luxurious schools', August 30), I advocate an increase in government subvention to the English Schools Foundation in order to ensure that there are enough affordable places for local and expatriate children. The ESF offers an international education at fees lower than the norm ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New ESF debenture scheme will hit middle classes hardest

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com ESF debenture plan 'will hit middle class hardest' Middle-class families will be the hardest hit by the English Schools Foundation's new ... will gain priority placement for children if they meet ESF admission requirements and pass interviews. Chan said the association opposed paying to ensure a school place or to move up in priority, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF fees could rise 20pc as subsidy phases out

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Cost for new students likely to increase sharply from 2016 as the government's HK$284 million subsidy is phased out, internal document shows ESF ... subsidy for the foundation, according to a document seen by the South China Morning Post . But students now in ESF schools or who join before the cut-off date will enjoy a subsidised education ...

  6. Big vote of confidence for the ESF

    Posted Nov 04th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch The English Schools Foundation has welcomed comments from outgoing education chief Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun that hinted the government had shifted from its policy that the ESF ... We have to sort out the issues of its governance first.' Heather Du Quesnay, chief executive of the ESF, said: 'We're pleased to have received something of a vote of confidence ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HK$500,000 schools debenture scheme slammed for favouring rich

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Dennis Chong and Linda Yeung HK$500,000 charge to reserve a school place for children slammed as elitist by education lawmaker and concerned parents group ESF DEBENTURE SCHEME ... for unfairly favouring rich students over the poor. Starting next month, local and foreign parents wishing to reserve a place for 2013 and beyond at ESF's primary and secondary schools will have ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF looks to tap Legco's education sector candidates to bring funding to DSS levels

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Facing uncertain future, English schools group rallies parents and education-sector candidates to press for more support from government ESF's new ... at least HK$800 million. The government, which began a review of its annual HK$283 million contribution to the ESF last summer, has yet to announce a decision. In 2010-11, primary schools under ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Drug dealers selling more to ESF school students in Hong Kong: police

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... those at English School Foundation (ESF) schools. The trend has been growing over the last six months, police say, with three drug peddlers arrested. A police source says the sale of cannabis is a lucrative trade for dealers and a way to make "easy money" but investigators do not suspect it is organised by triad gangs. "From our investigations, it's clear that ESF schools ...

  10. Hong Kong should not pay ESF to maintain its luxurious schools

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government should stop subsidising the English Schools Foundation (ESF) as its admission policy picks out Cantonese-speaking children for discrimination and favours ... like it anywhere in the world. Legally, the ESF is required to offer a liberal education in the English language without discrimination 'to boys and girls who are able to benefit from ...




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