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7 Oct 2020

Message from Belinda Greer

Dear Parents,

I am sure that you are as thrilled as we are that our schools are open and that your child is back with their teacher and friends in the classroom. It’s been a long time coming and I have been really encouraged by the success of the return-to-school models, enabling us to have 100% of our students in school, every day.

Thank you for your cooperation and support in submitting the health declaration forms as well as entering your child’s temperature each morning on the ESF App. With your vigilance at home and our robust safety measures at school, we plan to have our schools remain open for a very long time.

New Parent Members of the ESF Board of Governors

I would like to congratulate our new Parent Members of the ESF Board of Governors: Professor Pingyang Gao and Ms Mary Schaus. We are looking forward to working with them over the next three years. For more information on the results of yesterday’s election, please click here.

Hong Kong Government Student Grant of HK$2,500

As part of the HK$19.1 billion relief measures announced by the Financial Secretary in August 2019, a one-off student grant of HK$2,500 was provided in the 2019/20 school year for each secondary day-school, primary school and kindergarten student to alleviate parents financial burden in defraying education expenses. This grant is going to be offered each year and your school will be in touch very soon with more details about how to apply for it.

ESF Financial Assistance Scheme

For those of you experiencing financial difficulties, I strongly encourage you to consider applying for financial assistance through our Financial Assistance Scheme. For more information, please go to this website here.

I want to thank you for your ongoing support. Please be assured that our efforts remain sharply focused on creating the best conditions for your child to thrive and be successful, no matter the challenge we face.

 

Belinda Greer

Chief Executive Officer