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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF makes public plea for Island School site

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Board has dropped plans to rebuild the ageing school in Quarry Bay because of the strong opposition from community and neighbours ESF makes public plea ... the community," he said. A foundation spokeswoman said last night that the ageing Mid-Levels campus, accommodating 1,200 students could last only seven more years. She said the ESF was also open to moving ...

  7. Debate misses the point of reforms

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... school zones? The answers are revealing about this city and the ESF's place in it. They come down to a single profound point: ESF schools are now serving the people of Hong Kong and making an important contribution to the local economy and society. As a long time employee I can personally attest to that changing role. Thirty years ago ESF served a clientele that was 75 per cent (mainly ...

  8. Chief vows ESF will keep tight rein on spending

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... amendments to the ESF's Ordinance bill. The bill, which contains substantial changes to the ESF's governance, will be proposed as a private members' bill by Abraham Razack, legislator for the real estate and construction sector. The bill will replace the ESF's 130-member foundation and executive committee with a 25-member board of governors. The board will consist of 10 ...

  9. Stop dragging feet on ESF funding

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... subvention is at the heart of the matter about the future of the ESF and its place in Hong Kong. There should be an honest, open debate about it. The present level of public funding, which has not risen for a decade, is unsustainable. It is well below other direct-subsidy schools, the schools with funding structures most similar to the ESF's. Without a bigger subsidy, the high cost ...

  10. 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 ...




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