International Schools

Outgoing ESF chairman Carlson Tong says only regret is losing government subsidy

Carlson Tong says for two years ESF had worked very hard negotiating with the government, but the government would not discuss funding for rebuilding the Island School unless the foundation accepted the subsidy removal. Photo: David Wong

Some parents still believe that if the foundation had declined the government's 2013 decision to phase out the subsidy - and stood with the parents to fight it - things may have been different.

Tuesday, 28 April, 2015, 5:44pm

Ditch principal, say 870 parents in Canadian International School petition

Gregg Maloberti took up his post in August. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Close to 900 parents of children attending the Canadian International School in Wong Chuk Hang have signed a petition calling for its principal  Dr Gregg Maloberti to step down.

17 Apr 2015 - 4:30pm 4 comments

Parents protest sackings at Hong Kong’s troubled Canadian International School

Parents demanded answers over the sacking of two senior staff. Photo: Sam Tsang

More than 100 parents dressed in black rallied at the Canadian International School in Wong Chuk Hang yesterday to show their support for two senior teaching staff who were dismissed in recent weeks.

21 Apr 2015 - 9:21am 12 comments

Principal fired after weeks of enforced leave from Canadian International School

Students at Canadian International School show their support for primary section principal Dylan Hughes and vice-principal Kathy Nutting, who are said to have been fired amid controversy over the school's governance issues. Photo: SCMP

A top administrator of the Canadian International School was sacked on Thursday after being put "on leave" for more than half a month, the school confirmed.

Dylan Hughes was removed as principal of the primary section because he had refused to cooperate with management, the school said, following its termination of his deputy, Kathy Nutting, days earlier.

21 Apr 2015 - 9:21am 16 comments

ESF schools hit parents with fee rises of up to 8.8pc

ESF's Belinda Greer says rises were "necessary". Photo: David Wong

The English Schools Foundation announced fee increases of up to 8.8 per cent on Wednesday.

28 Apr 2015 - 5:44pm 1 comment

100 parents sign petition against plan to combine three ESF schools

ESF chief executive Belinda Greer (right) and King George V School principal Dr Ed Wickins, who will become head of the new Kowloon Learning Campus under the proposal. Photo: David Wong

More than 100 parents have signed an online petition against the English Schools Foundation's plan to combine three schools in Ho Man Tin into one large learning campus.

The petitioners want the foundation to delay the plan for at least a year to allow more time to address parents' concerns such as teachers' workload and admission changes.

21 Apr 2015 - 9:21am 5 comments

Parents divided as ESF schools consider 8 per cent fee increase

ESF chief executive Belinda Greer says the proposed fee rise will have to be approved by the board of governors.

The English Schools Foundation is proposing to raise tuition fees in its schools by up to 8 per cent this year, the Sunday Morning Post has learned.

21 Apr 2015 - 9:21am 12 comments

Canada’s consul wades into escalating Hong Kong Canadian International School row

The Canadian International School in Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen.  Canadian consul general Ian Burchett (right) called for openness. Photos: Nora Tam, Andrew Balfour

Canada's top diplomat in Hong Kong has waded into the Canadian International School's management row by urging the troubled school to adopt openness and freedom of speech to resolve the crisis.

21 Apr 2015 - 9:21am

I won’t quit: Hong Kong Canadian International School head rejects calls to resign

Gregg Maloberti said that the primary section principal was not suspended but was "on unrequested leave". Photo: David Wong

The head of Hong Kong’s Canadian International School today rejected calls by parents and staff for him to quit as he denied suspending a teacher and sacking another to silence them.

21 Apr 2015 - 9:21am 22 comments

Teachers vote no-confidence in Hong Kong Canadian International School principal

More than 70 pc of all teachers at the troubled Canadian International School have cast votes of no-confidence against the school's head Dr Gregg Maloberti, who is embroiled in a governance row. Photo: David Wong

More than 70 per cent of all teachers at the troubled Canadian International School in Wong Chuk Hang have cast votes of no-confidence against the school's head who is embroiled in a governance row.

21 Apr 2015 - 9:21am 4 comments

Hong Kong’s Canadian International School facing teacher exodus over management spat

Dylan Hughes has been suspended. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The troubled Canadian International School in Wong Chuk Hang risks an exodus of teachers in the summer next year as ties with management fast deteriorate.

21 Apr 2015 - 9:21am

Pupils convince ESF schools to go green

Sixteen ESF schools will soon use recycled printing paper, despite its higher costs, in a bid to help save the environment. Photo: Felix Wong

A group of secondary pupils has convinced 16 principals from the English Schools Foundation to switch to recycled printing paper, despite the fact that the move will cost the schools an additional HK$200,000 a year in total.

28 Apr 2015 - 5:44pm

ESF, St Paul's score in International Baccalaureate exams

St Paul's Co-educational College in Mid-Levels achieved an impressive feat, with 61 per cent of its 23-pupil IB class scoring 40 out of 45 marks.

The English Schools Foundation has recorded eight top scorers in the International Baccalaureate Diploma - its second-best tally of high-fliers in the Geneva-based exams.

28 Apr 2015 - 5:44pm 1 comment

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

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

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 in its struggle to make ends meet.

28 Apr 2015 - 5:44pm 20 comments

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

Hong Kong government should redirect ESF subsidy to 'ethnic-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.

28 Apr 2015 - 5:44pm 13 comments

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