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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF chief Heather Du Quesnay to retire with no solution to subsidy row

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... The chief executive of the English Schools Foundation, Heather Du Quesnay, will leave her post next year at a time when the foundation is struggling to press the government to continue its HK$284 million-a-year subsidy. An ESF spokeswoman confirmed Du Quesnay would leave after her contract ends in August. The spokeswoman stressed it had nothing to do with parents' ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Veteran UK educator Belinda Greer to replace Du Quesnay as ESF chief

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Veteran British educator to head ESF A veteran British educator will replace Heather Du Quesnay as chief executive of the English Schools Foundation (ESF). Belinda Greer takes up the position on September 1, when Du Quesnay retires after eight years. Greer, who has more than 30 years of experience in education, arrives at a testing time for the ESF ...

  3. Du Quesnay yet to meet schools chief

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Four months into her job, Heather Du Quesnay has yet to meet the man who holds the future funding of the English Schools Foundation in his hands. Ms Du Quesnay said she wrote to Secretary ... could not be resolved until it had completed its reforms. Ms Du Quesnay said she was disappointed that the government seemed to find it hard to view the ESF as part of the Hong Kong education ...

  4. ESF parents warned

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... if they continued to voice complaints in the press. In an e-mail sent to all parents, ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said 'negative press and radio coverage' might affect upcoming talks ... of ESF.' Ms Du Quesnay asked parents to contact her directly with their concerns, which she could take to the board, rather than going to the press at 'this delicate stage in the development ...

  5. ESF accused of stifling dissent on board

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... ever bring ESF's name into disrepute.' Association chairman Ron Abbott wrote to ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay demanding deletion of the 'disgraceful' clause, along ... to perform their tasks due to clause 3.1.' In the past school year, 257 children of police officers attended ESF schools, the association said. Du Quesnay said: 'This clause is pretty ...

  6. Foundation chief to extend contract

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Heather Du Quesnay will continue to lead the English Schools Foundation until the end of the 2010-11 academic year after being offered a second three-year contract as chief executive. ESF chairwoman Felice Lieh Mak announced late last month the ESF's executive committee had offered Ms Du Quesnay (pictured) another term. 'I am delighted to be offered ...

  7. 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

    ... chief executive, Heather Du Quesnay, said the increase was necessary to cover a 3.5 per cent pay rise for staff and the cost of improving services. Some parents complained that the fee rises ... 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Anger over 'disastrous' plan to raise ESF fees

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... they make bulk purchases and enjoy economies of scale." In a letter to parents, the foundation's chief executive Heather Du Quesnay said it was aware of the impact of fee rises on parents ... schools - which receive government money but operate largely as private schools - as they are required to teach a local curriculum. But Du Quesnay has said the ESF schools, with their 13,000 ...

  9. ESF needs a new deal if it is to flourish for next 40 years

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... values ESF English-medium education, as it says it does, both government and parents must come to the table. The ESF needs a new deal if it is to flourish for the next 40 years. Heather Du Quesnay, CEO, English Schools Foundation ...

  10. No money for new NT school

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay says she would like to see one more school opened in the New Territories but the foundation does not have the money. Ms Du Quesnay told ... and Renaissance College, run by ESF Educational Services Limited. Ms Du Quesnay pointed out that the government's private independent schools scheme had finished. ...




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