The French International School “Victor Segalen” Association Limited is a non-profit company limited by guarantee, incorporated under the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance, managed by a board of elected parents.
The “French International School ‘Victor Segalen’ Association Limited” is a company limited by guarantee without a share capital, incorporated in Hong Kong on 20 November 1979.
Anyone holding a debenture, individual or corporate, is de facto a member. The Association meets at least once a year for its Annual General Meeting.
As an independent, non-profit school, the French International School (FIS) is managed by the Board, comprised of 13 volunteer members: 12 parents elected for three years, and France’s Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau. Representatives from FIS, the Consulate, and the French Chamber of Commerce can also be invited to take part in board meetings. Board members do not receive any financial compensation from FIS for their involvement.
Any FIS parent can put themselves forward for election to the Board. Board directors are elected in the Annual General Meeting.
The Board’s mission centres around the following areas:
Developing and implementing an ambitious vision for FIS students
Ensuring the school’s long-term financial success and stability
Overseeing the school’s management
Verifying the school is being effectively managed
Ensuring the Association’s objectives are respected
The Victor Segalen Council ensures FIS’s governance at the operational level.
The Council is chaired by the Head of FIS and includes parent, student, teacher and administrative staff representatives.
It deals with operational matters relating to school life, which affect FIS as a whole, and with recommendations from each campus council.