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  1. #21

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    I have a very close friend who used to work for MK. He is one of dozens taking Wong Baixian (Edward) to court for unpaid salaries. Salaries were always late, which became the norm. He says about 60 (yes SIX ZERO) staff already quit in the last few months. Their staff to student ratio was about 1:2 because the principal just hired anyone she wanted and overpaid them. That's why they were always fine with late payment. Also sounds like she (principal) used to get some nice gifts and payments from Edward.

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    Another 10 former teaching staff of Mount Kelly School, including the deputy principal Rothwell Nicholas Stephen also filed with the Labour Tribunal yesterday (10th) for arrears of wages and payment in lieu of notice.


    https://www.dimsumdaily.hk/brother-o...-school-funds/

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    The former financial controller of a British private school in Hong Kong that struggled to pay its staff and rent this year has been arrested on suspicion of stealing nearly HK$600,000 (US$77,100) from the institution after being fired last month, a police source has said.


    The source said on Wednesday that the suspect was picked up by crime squad officers outside the campus of Mount Kelly School in Austin Road in Tsim Sha Tsui on Saturday. The 34-year-old, who joined the school in 2016, was understood to have been sacked on July 7 for poor financial management.
    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...private-school

  4. #24

    This is so sad for the parents.

    Was the school set up for the real purpose of educating children or just a cash cow to milk ?


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    Could the news about this school get any worse?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by merchantms:
    Could the news about this school get any worse?!
    2019-21 trends indicate - yes ...
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  7. #27

    Mount Kelly- employee stole "nearly HK$600,000"


  8. #28

    To have stolen that much money, and no one knowing for so long.............................................. ............................

    Also,

    "In June, the co-founder of the school, Edward Wong Pak-yin, blamed its financial woes on “messy” management and a loss of more than 30 per cent of its pupils amid the
    coronavirus pandemic
    .

    He admitted Mount Kelly had failed to break even for the past year, and had been falling behind on its expenses “by millions of Hong Kong dollars” for months.



    But he denied that the school, which offers a British curriculum and charges parents between HK$154,990 and HK$195,000 annually, would be forced to close, pledging to keep it open while restructuring took place."


  9. #29

    So much disgusting nepotism.


  10. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaurs88:
    This is so sad for the parents.

    Was the school set up for the real purpose of educating children or just a cash cow to milk ?
    All these famous brand international schools are pure cash cows. What other motivation could there be? A mission to provide quality education to Chinese/HK children?

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