• Lost Property

    Overnight lunchbox

    Dear all If the blue lunch bag shown on the attached photo belongs to you, please collect it at the reception as soon as possible.  There is a lunch bowl with utensils inside and it is getting very smelly. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1owOZBEfnH8jJpcOhaW1Ibqbl9O94vXAV/view?usp=sharing        

    Jane YAO

  • General

    Missing charger

    Please be on the look out for a black cuboidal laptop charger. 
    If found, please return it to 147 or email frenchka1@shatinonline.edu.hk if you have seen it.  Many thanks
    Mr French

    Kris FRENCH

  • Maths Challenge

    Maths Fortnightly Challenge for all. Today is the first one. Can you solve the problem linked below?

    Anybody can enter. Open via the QR code to upload your worked solution. First correct answers will be rewarded. See the Maths noticeboard on the second floor, central stairway for further details, including updates on student solutions. Good luck!

    Coordinated by Andrew, Ria, Jaden, Daniel and Audrey in Year 12 with the Maths faculty.

    Martin ASTILL

  • Mid-Autumn Riddles

    Mid-autumn festival riddles quest

    Mid-Autumn Festival Riddles Quest booth Hi everyone, the well-being team is going to host a booth on Friday to celebrate the Mid-autum festival with you all 😉  Date: 29/9/2023 Time: Break (Giving out answer sheets), Lunch (Answer checking and gifts redemption)  Venue: Gazebos outside the old canteen next to the recycling bins   

    Guest staff [Valerie LEUNG]

  • Lost Lunch Bag

    Dark blue bag with white stars missing from 121. Contents include turquoise grey metal lunch box; transparent ...

    with pink lid snack box and cutlery holder. Please return to Mr Yip or Nadia Wong (121), if found. Thank you.

    Kim YIP

  • ESF Event

    ESF International Evening needs an audience!

    The ESF International Evening is an annual event to bring all the ESF schools together through diverse cultures. There will be performances, catering and game stalls. All students and their families are welcome to join this wonderful evening. Please sign up here.

    Guest staff [STC Communications]

  • ESF Message


    Dear Parent I wanted to write to you to let you know that we are now accepting applications for our Limitless programme. What is Limitless? It is a life-changing six week programme that will take place during Term 3 of this school year. If your child joined the programme, they would leave Hong Kong to live and work alongside Y9 students from across ESF in the Australian Outback. Led by a team of experienced outdoor education professionals – and supported by ESF staff – the students would take part in a series of activities and expeditions that are specially designed to build confidence, resilience and problem solving abilities. It is the ultimate outdoor education experience. ESF launched Limitless back in 2019 – when 60 students took part in the programme. Our ability to run Limitless in subsequent years was curtailed by Covid, but we are delighted to have it back. We are planning on running this year’s programme from 18 May, 2024 to 28 June, 2024. Your child may have already mentioned this to you, as we have been having a series of information sessions for Y9 students in our school over the past week. In order to let you find out more about the programme, we have also set up similar sessions for parents. The details of which are:   Tuesday, 19 September: 12:30 – 13:30 via Zoom 17:30 – 19:00 at ESF Centre, 25/F, 1063 Kings Road, Quarry Bay. At those sessions we will have representatives from the senior staff who are leading on the programme – as well as a representative from the venue in Australia where the students would be living and working. If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, you can sign up using this form. We have also launched a website that gives you a really great overview of the programme and what exactly it entails. You can access that website here. We have also made a short film about the 2019 programme – featuring interviews with some of those Limitless pioneer students, their parents and some of the ESF teachers who travelled to Australia to support the team. You can see that film here. Limitless is an incredible programme which undoubtedly changed the lives of the young people who took part in 2019. However, we know that it is a big commitment and there is much to think about. If you are interested in finding out more, please do check out our website and sign up for one of the information sessions. If I can be of any other assistance, please do drop us a line at limitless@esfcentre.edu.hk As always, thanks for your support.   Rob Shorthouse Director of Communications

  • ESF Message

    IMPORTANT: Change to ESF Calendar

    Dear Parents You may be aware that when there are certain types of elections in Hong Kong, the Education Bureau (EDB) requires that all schools are closed the day after the election has taken place. Doing this allows schools, where required, to be used as polling stations. There will be District Council elections taking place on Sunday December 10. As a result, EDB has notified us that all schools in Hong Kong should be closed on the following day: Monday December 11. This impacts all of our schools, whether they have been selected as a polling station or not. We have therefore added this date as an additional holiday day to the ESF calendar. You can access the 2023/24 calendar here.. If you require any further information, please do make contact with your school. As always, thanks for your support. Rob Shorthouse Director of Communications

  • ESF Event

    ESF International Evening 2023

    The ESF International Evening is back and will be held in person this year!

    This is a perfect opportunity for you to shine on stage and showcase your culture under the spotlight. If you are interested in sharing and representing your culture, sign up as a performing act now!

    Date: Friday, 3 November 2023
    Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Renaissance College, Performing Arts Centre
    Eligibility: All students from Year 1 to Year 13

    Performances: An audition video is required to apply (max. 3 minutes) Performances can be, but not limited to: (group/individual) music performances, dance performances etc. The performance should represent a culture/country of your choice
    Selected performers will be informed by 13 October 2023. The deadline for signups is on 30 September 2023.

    Please sign up here!

    If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Mrs. Sanker (sankers1@rchk.edu.hk) or Joi Lam Chow (chowj20@rchk.edu.hk).

    Guest staff [STC Communications]

  • ESF message

    Election of three parent members to the ESF Board of Governors

    To: Parents of ESF primary, secondary and all-through schools Dear Parent, Election of three parent members to the ESF Board of Governors I am writing to let you know that there will be three vacancies for parent members on the ESF Board of Governors this year. An ESF-wide election will be held from 16 August to 11 October 2023 to appoint three new parent members. Parents of ESF primary, secondary and all-through schools are invited to stand for election. If you would like to contribute to the ESF community by joining the ESF Board, please do not miss this opportunity. To know more about the role and function of the ESF Board, please visit this link here.

    Number of vacancies This year, there are three vacancies to be filled for Category 1 – Parent of a student of a primary, secondary or all-through school.

    To stand for election A parent is eligible to stand for election provided that he/she is not an ESF employee or the spouse of an ESF employee. A proposer and a seconder, who must be parents/guardians with children in ESF primary, secondary or all-through schools, are required for a candidate to stand for election. To make a nomination, please download and fill in the nomination form attached at the bottom of this message. Nominated candidates may also submit a personal statement and are encouraged to do so. The personal statement should include brief details of the candidate’s experience and how they can contribute to the ESF community. A copy of the personal statement or information extracted from the personal statement will be printed and sent to all parents for voting. Please note that all personal data received will be processed only as necessary and in accordance with ESF’s personal data handling policy available on the ESF website. The original nomination form with signatures, candidate’s details and the optional personal statement must reach ESF Centre by 12 noon on Friday the 8 September 2023 at the following address:

    CEO Office
    English Schools Foundation
    25/F 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Please mark “ESF Board Election” on the front of the envelope. (Email copy is not accepted.)

    Who can vote For each ESF student, a maximum of two parents or guardians are entitled to vote. Each parent can fill in one ballot paper (one set of votes) for each school attended by their children. For example, a parent with two children at KGV and two at Beacon Hill School can fill in one ballot paper for KGV and one for Beacon Hill School.

    How to vote Ballot papers with details of the nominated candidates will be sent to parents by post on or before 20 September 2023. The ballot papers should be returned by post or by hand to reach ESF Centre by 12 noon on 11 October 2023. The ballots will be counted after 12 noon on 11 October 2023 at ESF Centre under the supervision of ESF’s internal auditor. Results will be announced immediately afterwards. I would like to thank you in advance for your support in this election. If you have any enquiries, please contact Peggy Wan at peggy.wan@esfcentre.edu.hk.   Yours sincerely, Belinda Greer
    Chief Executive Officer
    English Schools Foundation   Attachments Nomination Form – Category 1 (click here to download) Candidate’s Details Form (click here to download)

  • ESF message

    Confirmation of School Place and Advance Fees For 2023/24 – ESF Schools

    Confirmation of School Place and Advance Fees for 2023/24 - ESF Schools Dear Parents As we approach the end of the school year, we are writing to let you know the procedure to confirm your child’s place for 2023/24. If you will be withdrawing your child and have submitted the Withdrawal Notice to your school, please ignore this letter. Every year, parents need to reserve a school place for their child for the following year by making an advance payment of September’s fees as a surety. The following parents are exempted from making advance payment as school places for their children are already reserved: A parent whose child is currently attending Year 6 and has secured a Year 7 place in any ESF schools for 2023/24 already; or whose child is newly enrolled to an ESF school to start in August 2023, including those who will attend Year 1 and Year 7; or who is a civil servant and receiving “local education allowance” (LEA) from the HKSAR Government; or who has already paid the Refundable Capital Levy (RCL) of HK$25,000 and the levy is still on the account.   Advance Payment Advance payment for 2023/24 are as follows: Primary Years 2 to 6 HK$11,910 Secondary Years 8 HK$15,930 Secondary Years 9 to 11 HK$13,760 Secondary Years 12 to 13 HK$14,470 The advance payment will be used to offset tuition fees for September 2023. If there is a revision of fees in the next academic year, the difference will be payable in September 2023. Please note that your child’s school place will not be confirmed if we do not receive your advance fees before the payment due date or if there are any outstanding tuition fees on the account without prior arrangements at the beginning of the next academic year.
      Settlement The advance payment will be debited from your designated bank account on 1 August 2023. Please ensure that there are sufficient funds in the account. If you have not set up the direct debit authorisation, please complete the Direct Debit Authorisation Form and send it back to English Schools Foundation, G.P.O. Box 11284, Hong Kong by 1 June 2023 as it takes up to six weeks for the bank to process the direct debit. If your monthly tuition fees are being settled by your employer directly, please make the payment by cheque on or before 14 July 2023: Click here to download and complete the Cheque Payment Slip; Send the cheque payment slip together with a crossed cheque made payable to “The English Schools Foundation” to “G.P.O. Box 11284, Hong Kong”on or before 14 July 2023. Post-dated cheques are not accepted.
      Student withdrawals If you are withdrawing your child at the end of this academic year, please submit the student withdrawal notice via the ESF App by 1 June 2023. Otherwise, we will assume that your child is returning after summer and parents are liable for the tuition fees for September 2023 even if the student does not return to school.
      Should you have any queries regarding the above, please contact our Billing Team at billing@esfcentre.edu.hk We would like to thank you for your cooperation on this matter, and we wish your child every success in 2023/24.
      Yours sincerely Vivian Cheung Julie Wong Chief Financial Officer ESF Head of Admissions