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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: Training daze

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... and alumni. An ESF education is not cheap, but then neither is a good education in most Anglophone countries. Ever since the last CPD (continuing professional development) day, however, I've been ... I was about HK$2,000 poorer. Friends who refer to CPD as "cheat the parents day" may have a point. This one felt like a complete palaver day. Given that ESF teachers have more than 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1308741/rant-training-daze
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1140503/esf-makes-public-plea-island-school-site
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995512/head-kick-boys-video-removed-net
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994934/esf-funding-talks-may-be-hold-until-end-year
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1080037/esf-debate-boils-down-whats-fair
  8. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1086797/end-subvention-debate-so-esf-can-move
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1097618/esf-settles-score-pathways-students
  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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1086321/introduce-voucher-system-settle-esf-funding-debate

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