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  1. 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 ... negligence". "I cannot put fuel in my car, drive until it's finished and then say I have no more fuel." Parents of new pupils now pay a refundable levy of HK$25,000. Parents of students ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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

    ... fees and imposing capital levies willy-nilly for the past several years. Just this month it announced a non-refundable HK$38,000 charge, on top of tuition fees, for each new student starting ...

  4. 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

    ... Six pupils get full marks for IB programme and others score much higher than world average Hong Kong pupils have outperformed their overseas peers in one of the most globally recognised pre-tertiary exams. Some 850 pupils from six English Schools Foundati ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - NARCOTICS

    Drug dealers selling more to ESF school students in Hong Kong: police

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Cash-rich pupils buying cannabis; three peddlers arrested in six months Police have warned of "an alarming increase" in drug dealers who sell to schoolchildren - in particular, those at English School Foundation (ESF) schools. The trend has been ...

  6. ESF students meet to discuss council set-up

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

    ... Liz Gooch Students are hoping to gain a greater say in how the English Schools Foundation operates their schools, with plans under way to establish a student council. Thirty student ... Hui-yin, 18. 'It's been suggested by many parents, teachers and students that there should be some sort of network to link up ESF secondary schools,' he said. The Year 13 student ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 2, 2013

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... cent of the ESF's student population, but constitute less than 2 per cent of the city's population. According to ESF CEO Heather Du Quesnay, the new system would not "reduce the number of non-Chinese students at ESF schools" ("ESF ends priority for non-Chinese speakers", February 5). The ESF's selling of nomination rights and questionable test ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    ESF settles the score on pathways for students

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... How ESF steers its students towards the right academic path In the letter ("Comparing ESF's scores with other schools' is misleading", November 29), Anjali A. Hazari suggests that a large proportion of English Schools Foundation students are not admitted to International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes because the schools use selection criteria to direct students ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

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

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

    ... Bureau's priority, said education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen. He said problems in the public education system, such as a low teacher-student ratio and a single, highly demanding curriculum ...

  10. Students' creative works are published

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Twenty-three students from the English Schools Foundation have put together a book of articles, creative writing, poems and artwork to help promote family literacy. ... that promotes quality reading to children. Besides promoting creativity, Mirrors With Memories also encourages students to engage in global and local issues, ESF Chief Executive Heather Du Quesnay ...




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