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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    ESF debate boils down to what's fair

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says city must ensure equal access to education for its own ESF debate boils down to what's fair for all HK children Education Minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim ... in general and the ESF in particular. Those in favour of the subvention continuing tend to put forward arguments along the lines of, "Hong Kong needs expats, there should be subsidised education ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End subvention debate so ESF can move on

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by HEATHER DU QUESNAY

    ... Heather Du Quesnay Heather Du Quesnay says that, above all, the ESF needs clarity on its financial future, to allow it to move on and bring to an end the debilitating subvention debate ... movers and shakers of Hong Kong, as their predecessors have been. Ageing Hong Kong needs its youth talent pool and ESF students are an important part of it. But the debate, if it is to be useful, ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    ESF settles the score on pathways for students

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... How ESF steers its students towards the right academic path In the letter ("Comparing ESF's scores with other schools' is misleading", November 29), Anjali A. Hazari ... to alternative courses. This gives a misleading impression of the way ESF schools advise students about post-16 programmes. The ESF community holds strongly to our values and our commitment to ensure ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Who said it? The Snowden case is something between Mr Snowden and the US government. It's none of our business China's ambassador to Washington, Cui Tiankai   It's short-sighted and immoral to take away the ESF's subvention Civic Party lawmaker Dr Kenneth Chan Ka-lok   We were so sanguine that we never paid any attention to it; we had no exposure Casino boss ...

  8. Head-kick boy's video removed from net

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... letter from the English Schools Foundation. The film, which received more than 30,000 views on the YouTube website, attracted inflammatory comments about the 10-year-old ESF Lions player who ... to the Kitchee Football Club child and is designed solely to get the video clips closed down because of the distress that the offensive comments were causing,' ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay ...

  9. ESF funding talks may be on hold until end of year

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The Education Bureau says discussions on funding for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) could be delayed until the end of the year. The bureau confirmed that officials would report to the Legislative Council's education panel over the issue of ESF funding, referred to officially as subvention, later in the year. Officials had earlier ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Introduce a voucher system to settle the ESF funding debate

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the ESF funding debate The Hong Kong government's education funding policy is in a mess. It's time to tear it up and start again. Yesterday Secretary of Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim wrote to the South China Morning Post to set out his position on government subsidies to the English Schools Foundation. In a nutshell, he argued that: "ESF schools offer a non-local curriculum. ...




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