5 Sep 2016

Election of two parent members to the ESF Board of Governors

Dear Parent,

I am writing to let you know that there will be two vacancies for parent members on the ESF Board of Governors next year.

An ESF-wide election will be held to appoint two new parent members to the ESF Board before its second meeting this year, on 28 November 2016. This timeframe is to enable new parents of students joining ESF in August 2016 to participate in the election which will he held during the period of 1 to 18 November 2016.

Parents of students at ESF schools and Private Independent 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 website.

Number of vacancies

This year, there are two vacancies to be filled. Both vacancies are in Category 1: Parent of a student at an ESF primary or secondary school (including the Private Independent Schools).

(It should be noted that parents of students at Jockey Club Sarah Roe School may stand in this category.)

To stand for election

Any parent of a student who is attending an ESF school or a Private Independent School (but not ESF International Kindergartens) 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 are required for any candidate to stand for election. To make a nomination, please download and fill in the attached nomination form. Nominated candidates should also submit a personal statement which gives brief details of their experience and state how they can contribute to the ESF community.

The nomination form and the personal statement must be returned to ESF Centre by 5:00 pm on Friday, 7 October 2016. They may be submitted by post or by hand to the following address: English Schools Foundation, 25/F 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, and should be marked for the personal attention of Susanna Chiu.

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 children at Beacon Hill School can fill in one ballot paper for KGV and one for Beacon Hill School.

Ballot papers with details of the nominated candidates will be sent to parents by post on Monday, 31 October 2016. The ballot papers should be returned by post or by hand to reach ESF Centre by 12:00 noon on Friday, 18 November 2016. The ballots will be counted after 12:00 noon on 18 November 2016 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 Susanna Chiu at


Yours sincerely,

Belinda Greer
Chief Executive Officer

English Schools Foundation
25/F 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
T: +852 2574 2351 | F: +852 2818 5690

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