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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Head of English Schools Foundation urges targeted reallocation of its HK$283 million subsidy government is about to withdraw 'Spend ESF cash on special education' The government could strengthen education for children with special needs by reallocating the annual HK$283 million subsidy it will remove from the English Schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466520/reallocate-subsidy-improve-special-needs-schooling-esf-chief-says
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF boss hoping to build bridges with the local education sector

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... The English Schools Foundation's chief executive Belinda Greer says she hopes her group can bring new ideas developed overseas to the education sector in Hong Kong, and develop partnerships between local, ESF and international schools. "We do feel a responsibility beyond just our own schools," Greer says. "We feel that we can really strengthen Hong Kong." Many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466514/esf-boss-hoping-build-bridges-local-education-sector
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong ESF students ace exams to outshine peers in global IB diploma

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... School, wants to study medicine at Chinese University. "Hong Kong universities provide some of the best medical programmes in the world," she said. "I feel quite privileged ... pre-tertiary exams. Some 850 pupils from six English Schools Foundation secondary schools who sat the examination for the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in May notched up an average score ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1278183/locals-ace-exams-outshine-peers-global-diploma
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Discovery College sizes up new ESF chief as school fees rise- again

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

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com A wary welcome from embattled college Three months into the new school year, parents at Discovery College on Lantau are still paying fees at last ... school operated by the English Schools Foundation. In adopting a financial model that it admits was flawed, the college wound up with continued deficits even as it struggled to repay a HK$170 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1359455/discovery-college-sizes-new-esf-chief-school-fees-rise
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

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

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

    ... tense, future conditional When the Education Bureau announced in June that subsidies to the English Schools Foundation would be phased out from 2016, it seemed inevitable that the ESF would turn into a network of international schools – with the attendant high tuition charges. ESF chairman Carlson Tong Ka-shing’s subsequent declaration that fees would increase by 23 per cent to make up ...

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

    Talking points

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... ESF board debates fee increases The board of the English Schools Foundation meets to discuss a plan which would see ... that the 72-year-old medic, who killed three babies with scissors after carrying out illegal late-term abortions, should be executed.   Microsoft set to unveil new Xbox Microsoft is expected to unveil its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1242240/talking-points
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    I’ll emigrate when there’s no more freedom of speech in Hong Kong, says ESF ace pupil

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in the British and international secondary exams, Justin Cheng Yan-yiu, 16, should be looking forward to a good career and life in his home city. But the English Schools Foundation pupil, who scored ... Britain's average of 7 per cent, while 94 per cent got A* to C grades, compared with Britain's 68 per cent. Chris Durbin, the foundation's secondary school development adviser, said most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1303447/ill-emigrate-when-theres-no-more-freedom-speech-hong-kong-says-esf
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

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

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

    ... Linda Yeung Iinda.yeung@scmp.com The loss of government subsidy will make schools teaching in English too costly for many professionals, who will take their talents elsewhere A very expensive lesson As his two daughters enjoy their summer holiday, architect Marcin Klocek has school on his mind. The prospect of soaring fees at international schools has left him contemplating ...

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

    Legco on ESF subsidy: why didn't you ask us?

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Pro-establishment and pan-democrats express opposition to removal of HK$283m subsidy, but government and schools have agreed to the deal Lawmakers expressed sadness yesterday over the government's "short-sighted and immoral" decision to end its subsidy to the English Schools Foundation. They said costly international schools could not replace the service offered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1278991/legco-esf-why-didnt-you-ask-us
  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 2, 2012

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and medical therapy. Some centres are taking advantage of loopholes in the present weak regulation. Clear classification of cosmetic practice and medical therapy is crucial as some beauty parlours ... and place it beyond the reach of the average Hongkonger. The English Schools Foundation looks destined to become like all the other international schools- a place only for the elite. The gap in our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1095207/letters-editor-december-2-2012

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