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  1. 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
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232607/esf-fees-could-rise-20-cent-three-years
  3. 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
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1260914/english-teachers-quest-visit-every-province-china
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Cash-rich pupils buying cannabis; three peddlers arrested in six months Police see more drug dealers at ESF schools Police have warned of "an alarming increase" in drug dealers who sell to schoolchildren- in particular, those at English School Foundation (ESF) schools. The trend has been growing over the last six months, police say, with three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214101/drug-dealers-selling-more-esf-school-students-hong-kong-police
  9. EMB spells out cautious approach

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... for a change in the subvention, which now accounts for about 27 per cent of ESF income. The paper describes the history of the ESF, its funding and its role in the education system. It spells out the need for 'transitional arrangements' in the event of a policy change. 'We recognise the ESF's contractual commitments to its staff and the expectations of parents who have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478877/emb-spells-out-cautious-approach
  10. 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

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