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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. 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
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972438/time-we-debated-esfs-role-city
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214101/drug-dealers-selling-more-esf-school-students-hong-kong-police
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ESF school will get HK$240m upgrade

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Work to upgrade and expand King George V School in Kowloon is due to start in February after the English Schools Foundation agreed on a HK$240 million funding package. The move, announced yesterday, is one of two school-building projects the ESF is funding through a HK$25,000 levy on new students. The ESF also said the government had agreed to provide HK$150 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714869/esf-school-will-get-hk240m-upgrade
  9. ESF report card

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An Audit Commission report has found fault with the governance, administration and funding of the English Schools Foundation. What do you think of the report and the ESF's performance? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479686/esf-report-card
  10. 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

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