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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977570/hong-kong-should-not-pay-esf-maintain-its-luxurious-schools
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Discovery College parents angry over ESF fee increase, levy

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... parent, Christian Mueller, who is also refusing to pay, has written to the bureau saying it is "extremely unfair and selfish" of the ESF to put such a burden on parents. The foundation ... rise is needed to help the school break even within five years. Chief Executive Heather Du Quesnay said all the new charges at the school, run by affiliate ESF Educational Services, were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1199676/discovery-college-parents-voice-anger-over-fee-increase-and-building
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents hit again as ESF raises fees by up to 5.9pc

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 05:39pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Increases needed to fund pay rises and improve services, says chief executive Du Quesnay Parents hit again as ESF raises fees by up to 5.9pc The English Schools Foundation will raise its fees by up to 5.9 per cent as negotiations drag on over the size of the subsidy it receives from the government. In a letter to parents yesterday, the ESF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195468/esf-fees-increase-59pc-september
  4. Government should improve local schools instead of giving ESF a subsidy

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the ongoing debate about the English Schools Foundation (ESF) subsidy. It seems a number of your correspondents have used this as an excuse to make bigoted remarks towards the expatriate community in Hong Kong. I should first note that I do not wish to take sides and that I merely wish to voice my opinion on the issue of the ESF subsidy. I believe the root of this debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975871/government-should-improve-local-schools-instead-giving-esf-subsidy
  5. ESF accusations

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A Legco committee has condemned the 'inadequate' administration of the English Schools Foundation and accused the government of not monitoring the ESF properly. What do you think of its findings? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490293/esf-accusations
  6. How the ESF will be run

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Key features of the ESF governance reform: ESF foundation of 134 members and its executive committee to be replaced by 25-member board of governors. Board to include 15 independent ... and support staff by one each. Board to have responsibility for managing foundation. ESF role to be widened to include educational services for raising revenue. Audit, finance and remuneration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546175/how-esf-will-be-run
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Anger over 'disastrous' plan to raise ESF fees

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Anger over 'disastrous' plan to raise ESF fees The English Schools Foundation's fee-rise plan has upset parents and prompted lawmakers to question its cost structure. Native English (NET) teacher Perry Bayer, whose son is studying at West Island School, said the increase of up to 5.9 per cent for most ESF schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195679/anger-over-disastrous-plan-raise-esf-fees
  8. Comment

    ESF is part of what makes Hong Kong a success

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says the ESF is a vital part of the Hong Kong success story, as its subsidised education helps create a diverse population Eclectic avenue One of the cardinal rules of education is "if something's working, leave it alone". Last year, ESF's South Island School students attained one of the highest International Baccalaureate (IB) results in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1081709/esf-part-what-makes-hong-kong-success
  9. Time we debated ESF's role in city

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... will discuss a report on the issue from the Education Bureau after talks with the ESF, prompted by a request for HK$160 million for school rebuilding. There is much at stake. For too long, the funding issue has remained unresolved, with neither the ESF nor the government seeming to want to broach it. A decision is needed on the long-term future of ESF schools. Government spending cuts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972438/time-we-debated-esfs-role-city
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    An obvious way to integrate schools

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... done so already with its treatment of the English Schools Foundation? The bureau has recently announced it will phase out subsidies to ESF schools, in effect privatising them. These subsidised ... these minority schools that Equal Opportunities Commission chairman Dr York Chow Yat-ngok is critical of. After the handover, ESF schools opened up. More locals, unhappy with public schools, sent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1298195/obvious-way-integrate-schools

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