ESF Pay Rises and Fee Increases for 2012-2013

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    ESF Pay Rises and Fee Increases for 2012-2013

    From The Standard:

    The foundation has informed parents - with regret - that primary school tuition fees will go up by 4.92 percent to HK$66,100 a year.

    Tuition fees for students in Year Seven to Year 11 will rise by 3.05 percent to HK$98,000, while those for Years 12 and 13 will increase by 5.05 percent to HK$102,000.

    "The board is very conscious of the pressure that these increases will place on families and very much regrets that this is so," ESF chief executive Heather Du Quesnay wrote in a letter seen by parents yesterday.

    "However, in a climate of rising expectations of education, it has a responsibility to maintain and improve the quality and standards offered to ESF students."

    The increases come as part of a cost review to seek ways to increase competitiveness.

    Part of the fee increases will go to ESF staff, who are getting a pay rise of 4 percent.

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    Yep, fork it out people, fork it out


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    ESF Salaries: Conditions of Service for Teachers | English Schools Foundation

    The current exchange rate (winter 2010) is $12.10 = £1
    Teaching Staff
    A 12-point pay scale ranges from HK$361,500 to HK$632,640 per year.

    Vice Principal
    A salary scale based on a minimum salary, mid point salary and a maximum salary for the role is in place.

    The Benefits Package includes:

    Education Allowance:
    80% remission of Foundation’s school fees for up to three dependant children. Allowance provided subject to Double Benefits Rule.
    Cash Allowance (in lieu of housing allowance):
    This does not form part of salary for the purposes of gratuity calculation.Teacher: A cash allowance of HK$8,050 per month. Allowance provided subject to Double Benefits Rule.
    Vice Principal:
    A cash allowance of HK$12,650 per month. Allowance provided subject to Double Benefits Rule.
    Medical/Dental Scheme:
    Teachers and their dependants (spouse and up to three dependant children) will be included in the Foundation’s medical/dental scheme.
    Passages:
    On first appointment, teachers who are recruited from outside of Hong Kong will be assisted with one-way economy air passages to Hong Kong for themselves and dependants (spouse and up to three dependant children).
    Pension:
    Teachers will be enrolled in the statutory Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF Scheme).
    Gratuity:
    A gratuity shall be an amount which is equivalent to 20% of the gross salary (excluding cash allowance) earned in that period relative to the contract.

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    Other schools offer similar packages and automatic pay raises.

    Hong Kong Academy:



    Canadian International:

    Teacher Compensation and Benefits


    * Our teacher Basic Salary pay scale ranges from HK$466,871 to HK$678,587 per year
    * An annual gratuity payment equal to 20% of the Basic Salary is payable at the end of each contract period
    * In addition, a cash allowance of HK$7,000 is paid monthly. This allowance is not included in the calculation of gratuity payment

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    in short an ESF teacher can make (Salary + gratuity + Cash allowance) ~ +75K month

    Not bad given the working hours, the fact that kids are easy...