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  1. Comment - Letters

    'Educational apartheid' hitting expats

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Chinese, Westerners, ethnic minorities or other foreign expatriates. Mr Lam insists that we must respect our local schools, and further states that in Asian countries like Japan, expatriates who ... and in most of our expatriates' home countries. I would like to ask Mr Lam one question. If our local schools really are so superior to schools in other places, why are we seeing so few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1163991/educational-apartheid-hitting-expats
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the English Schools Foundation was established for quite such laudable aims. I had always thought it was set up as a convenience for expatriate civil servants, just another perk of the job ... sure it's true in a large number of cases. It's not an education problem, however. It's an expatriate pay problem. If these people are not paid enough to make ESF affordable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1079502/esf-sense-entitlement-antiquated-school-thought
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain for the public purse?

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

    ... other international schools. If expatriates cannot afford to educate their children in Hong Kong in the absence of a government subsidy, they should either demand more pay, put their kids ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1080187/unjust-sense-entitlement-or-bargain-public-purse
  4. Helping expat teachers fit in

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... numbers of expatriates from different countries to help them deliver the highest level of teaching in English and other subjects. These institutions' human resources departments put in place ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002724/helping-expat-teachers-fit
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF to end admission priority for non-Chinese speakers

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Foundation changes tack on admissions policy, with the move likely to increase the competition for primary places among expatriate children ESF ends ... the competition for expatriate children seeking to enrol at its primary schools. And it comes at a time when the ESF is seeking to secure official funding for its English-medium schools from a government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143420/esf-end-priority-non-chinese-speakers
  6. News - Hong Kong - SCHOOLS

    Parents fear ESF will pay high price for loss of subsidy

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Withdrawal of the government subsidy from the English Schools Foundation could force some expatriate families out of Hong Kong and affect the calibre of students the ESF attracts, parents of current ... will be one of the last to benefit. Cassie Jullienne, who has three children studying at ESF primary school Bradbury, said the rising fees would make it hard for expatriate families without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1258654/parents-fear-esf-will-pay-high-price-loss-subsidy
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    New school ties

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... An international school or English Schools Foundation (ESF) education is usually the default choice for expatriate families in Hong Kong. But this may not be the case for much longer. More progressive ... is undoubtedly the YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College in Tung Chung. When the school was set up 10 years ago expatriates made up just 10 per cent of the student body. Now they account for 70 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1226048/new-school-ties
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    ESF's new chief executive Belinda Greer looks to boost efficiency

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Linda Yeung

    ... and expatriates, the ESF has grown to serve a broader community. It now runs four kindergartens, nine primary schools and five secondary schools, as well as two private independent colleges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1359426/esfs-new-chief-executive-belinda-greer-looks-boost
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to reform English Schools Foundation system

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... have left parents feeling there is not much difference. Now the ESF has introduced a HK$500,000 non-refundable debenture for each local or expatriate child to gain priority admission to 150 ... language- which is cherished by local as well as expatriate families- and would not do that much better with a subsidy increase at a level acceptable to the public. Meanwhile, taxpayers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1040184/time-reform-english-schools-foundation-system
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Overpricing English-medium schools could hurt Hong Kong's future, say critics

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... its fees separately. One single mother whose son is in Year 9 at West Island School and who asked not to be named said: "Not everyone is on expatriate deals or has corporate support. ... of permanent residents. Expatriate families are unlikely to submit their children to the pressurised environment in local schools. "I have asked local children if they are happy in school; 100 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1292188/overpricing-english-medium-schools-could-hurt-citys

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