The English Schools Foundation (ESF) operates five secondary schools, nine primary schools and a school for students with special educational needs across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. It is the largest international educational foundation in Asia.
It may be reasonable for teachers to get tested for Covid-19, but the question remains whether it is too early for pupils to resume full classes.
The head of Hong Kong’s biggest international school group plans to strengthen diversity and equality at its facilities following complaints
Following ‘deeply troubling’ complaints, the Hong Kong schools body has made it clear that such behaviour will not be tolerated, and a plan to strengthen diversity and equality will be developed.
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.
After some of the world’s toughest and longest-lasting Covid-19 restrictions, Hong Kong schools recognise the need to address students’ mental health
English Schools Foundation changes its current residence-based place allocation policy allowing more flexibility.
Whatever the educational tradition they follow, kindergartens and primaries in Hong Kong agree that play brings physical, emotional and social benefits that set the tone for how effectively a child will learn later
The sister programme to the IBDP offers a more practical curriculum that suits those not intending, or able, to go on to university
At Legco meeting on enrolment figures at 54 international schools, lawmaker Chu Kwok-keung warns they are taking students away from local institutions.
English Schools Foundation also says it plans to incorporate various compulsory charges into the fees, meaning actual annual increase is 4.9 per cent.
Widely considered to aid academic performance in general, languages also develop a student’s cultural awareness, and Hong Kong schools are finding ways to increase students’ exposure
One-third of 36 perfect scorers from English Schools Foundation to study medicine, three have picked psychology and two will read law.
Toddlers born in 2020 are eligible to apply for pre-nursery classes as part of pilot scheme by English Schools Foundation, with lessons to cost HK$11,500 per month.
Fatima Rumjahn, 52, stands accused of taking more than HK$840,000 in bribes from 14 parents to secure placements at a kindergarten.
Painting, drawing, cutting and printing are among the activities that help children hone their fine motor skills in a fun and creative way – and can even help build a sense of self
English Schools Foundation tells parents in a letter that it will offer the grant to students amid the ‘challenging times’ of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Readers discuss public hospital policies for Covid-19 cases, the potential for telehealth services in Hong Kong, and the ESF fee hike.
English Schools Foundation tells parents fees will be raised to attract and retain high-quality teachers.
Pupils to return to classrooms at five ESF kindergartens on Wednesday, with original plan for gradual return of children in May scrapped.
ESF kindergartens forced to wait until May to resume in-person teaching as result of different registrations from other international counterparts.
A group of Island School students, part of the English Schools Foundation, have asked for a non-exam route for their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
English Schools Foundation warns leaving Hong Kong without permission under guise of taking sick leave is a breach of contract and could be actionable as fraud.
Local and international school heads describe positive response from bureau officials after they expressed concerns about summer break being advanced to March and April to free up campuses for Covid-19 fight.
English Schools Foundation boys and girls’ teams win both under-19 encounters at Hong Kong Football Club, while Hong Kong Clubs Select takes under-16 girls affair, with boys battling it out for a draw.
Schools shorten Christmas, other breaks to let staff have eight weeks off for travel over summer.
Royce Leung, who hopes to become an orthopaedist, is among 46 perfect IB scorers at the English Schools Foundation this year
Kim Mak, president of the Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, named new chairman of board of governors at the English Schools Foundation.
International Baccalaureate organisation has said coursework and predicted grades will apply to pupils in other countries who cannot sit their exams because of the coronavirus.
Hong Kong’s biggest international school group makes announcement after year of trouble inside and outside the classroom as children and staff struggle amid coronavirus pandemic.
Pupils lament lack of scope to interact with teachers, while prolonged screen exposure and absence of regular daily schedule are affecting their health.
English Schools Foundation sends document to employees outlining plan for full return to classrooms for all pupils, but group of parents launches petition against the idea.
Move comes after parents’ group demand in a letter to the management that schools start testing all staff regularly for full resumption of classes.