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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End of ESF as the affordable choice for Hong Kong's middle class

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:42pm by Kent Ewing

    ... inherited an English educational system, for example, the unique and exemplary aspect of which was the English Schools Foundation, now a group of 20 schools with a track record of excellence. ... government can no longer live. As the blinkered official argument goes, the government subvention that has kept ESF fees significantly lower than those at the best international schools amounts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1533914/end-esf-affordable-choice-hong-kongs-middle-class
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF set to charge parents of new pupils up to HK$38,000

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:16pm by Johnny Tam

    ... at HK$38,000 ESF charge The English Schools Foundation is under fire from parents after revealing plans to impose a non- refundable one-off charge of up to HK$38,000 on new students from next year ... or renovation of its schools. She said it was a means to "secure a long-term future for ESF in Hong Kong", but parents said it was a result of poor financial management. "They ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1525960/esf-set-charge-parents-new-pupils-hk38000-levy
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong government should redirect ESF subsidy to 'ethnic-minority' schools

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Give ESF subsidy to 'minority' schools I am not one for political correctness. But we should stop labelling non-Chinese students born in Hong Kong as ethnic-minority students because it distorts our perceptions and warps the way we administer education policy and run local schools. They are as local as any Cantonese-speaking Chinese students born ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1520124/hong-kong-government-should-redirect-esf-subsidy-ethnic
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    English Schools Foundation happy to let market forces dictate

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com ESF happy to let market forces dictate A while ago, I asked a permanent secretary for education why the government should phase out funding for ESF schools when both locals and expatriates attend them. There is, after all, the English Schools Foundation mandate to provide affordable education to those who can't integrate into the local Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517425/english-schools-foundation-happy-let-market-forces-dictate
  5. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... On report, "Three governors quit ESF board over soaring school fees as subsidy is axed", May 21: HK-Explorer- I believe every parent is aware that with the cutting ... keeps parents' options open to change schools if they wish. dynamco- Every child born in Hong Kong should receive the same yearly subsidy no matter where they use it. Dao-Phooy- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1519413/whats-being-said-scmpcom
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Three governors quit ESF board over soaring school fees as subsidy is axed

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Three of seven elected parent representatives have resigned from the English Schools Foundation's board of governors over plans to raise capital from parents and frustration that they did ... also studied at ESF schools. The board also includes CEO Belinda Greer, 10 independent governors, three school council chairmen and representatives of principals, teaching staff and support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516660/parents-quit-esf-board-over-plans-raise-cash-government-subsidy-goes
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Mailbag

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and that they are being denied their rights, even though most of them are Hong Kong permanent residents. DAVID LIU, Assistant Principal, Rosaryhill School ... comments regarding the English Schools Foundation (Education Post, December 4) I would like to say that as an ESF teacher I would not have come to Hong Kong to work for $24,750 a month. I am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481674/mailbag
  10. 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

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