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  1. News - Hong Kong - SCHOOLS

    Parents fear ESF will pay high price for loss of subsidy

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

    ... which can last up to 13 years, from primary until graduation from secondary school. "New students will have fewer choices," said a Mr Yau, whose child in an ESF kindergarten ... and connections." The foundation, with 20 schools and kindergartens, announced last week it had accepted the proposal in principle. It will make a final decision after hearing parents' views. Jullienne ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1258654/parents-fear-esf-will-pay-high-price-loss-subsidy
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Outsiders' have slim hope of landing ESF places

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... from ESF-affiliated kindergartens. Under the new scheme, priority will be given to those with staff and sibling connections, families who have bought the nomination rights costing HK$500,000 ... for one of the 1,020 year one places available every year, along with 600 graduates of ESF-affiliated kindergartens, An ESF spokeswoman said that under the system, which will take effect in August ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1144023/outsiders-have-slim-hope-landing-esf-places
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF considers corporate scheme for school places

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung and Jennifer Ngo

    ... 20 schools and kindergartens will rise by 23 per cent for new students from 2016. Current pupils and those about to enter its kindergartens will not be affected. With the increase, fees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1256053/esf-considers-corporate-scheme-school-places
  4. Picking the best language medium for your children

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Amanda Watson

    ... Learning in two tongues can have many benefits, writes Amanda Watson Choosing which language medium children should be taught in at kindergarten and then primary school comes ... of English in order to succeed and we do not provide ESOL support. 'The majority go through our kindergarten and then move to our primary and secondary schools. It is an advantage for children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515708/picking-best-language-medium-your-children
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Education funding policy flies in the face of fairness

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... as the government phases out a HK$283 million subsidy already frozen for a decade. Parents at the ESF's 20 schools and kindergartens face a rise of 23 per cent for new students from 2016. The latest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1258743/education-funding-policy-flies-face-fairness
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation seeks subsidies for 1,000 new pupils

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Foundation says pupils' siblings and graduates of affiliated kindergartens should be subsidised The English Schools Foundation is asking the government to subsidise more than 1,000 ... to enter ESF schools after graduating from affiliated kindergartens, a foundation spokeswoman said yesterday. The proposal sought to create a smoother transition as the Education Bureau weaned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078123/english-schools-foundation-seeks-subsidies-1000-new-pupils
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 22, 2012

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... protesters on the streets and they might be less indignant. James Au Kin-pong, Lai Chi Kok   No 'through train' at ESF kindergartens I refer to the letter from P. Butler ("Clarification on ESF entry", September 15) regarding the priority of English Schools Foundation international kindergarten children for entry into ESF primary schools. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1042663/letters-editor-september-22-2012
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF should boost Putonghua lessons, says departing chief executive

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the ESF's 20 schools and kindergartens will not lose their competitiveness because even with increases, the fees will still be reasonable compared with most international schools. "The primary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1263937/esf-should-boost-chinese-curriculum-says-departing-chief-executive
  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

    ... rising fees. Parents whose children begin studying at the four kindergartens, five secondary and nine primary schools run by the ESF after 2016 will find the fees much higher than they are now ...

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

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