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16 Aug 2018

Election of two parent members to the ESF Board of Governors

To : Parents of ESF primary, secondary and all-through schools

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 from 17 September to 5 October 2018 to appoint two 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 here.


Number of vacancies

This year, there are two vacancies to be filled, one for Category 1* and one for Category 2**. Parents of Jockey Club Sarah Roe School may stand in either category.


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 are required for a 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. This statement will be printed and sent to all parents for voting.

The original nomination form with signatures and the personal statement must reach ESF Centre by 5 pm on 5 September 2018 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.


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.


How to vote

Ballot papers with details of the nominated candidates will be sent to parents by post on 17 September 2018. The ballot papers should be returned by post or by hand to reach ESF Centre by 12:00 noon on 5 October 2018. The ballots will be counted after 12:00 noon on 5 October 2018 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 Margaret Tang at


Yours sincerely,

Belinda Greer
Chief Executive Officer

*Category 1: (one vacancy): Parent of a student of a primary, secondary or all-through school.
**Category 2: (one vacancy): Parent of a student with special educational needs identified at Level of Adjustment 2 or above according to the ESF Levels of Adjustment.


Download the forms below: