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Private: England vs France: Who will be crying come Sunday?

What a busy weekend coming up, as the school community unites around the FISCA Quiz night at Blue Pool Road on Saturday evening and the staff enjoy a short get together on Friday night to celebrate what has been a busy, but enjoyable first term back to school. As much as I am looking forward […]

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University Global Outreach: Part 2

Last week I wrote about how our expert University Guidance Team work hard to ensure that students in the school get the best advice which leads to two fantastic outcomes: offers from over 120+ universities from a wide range of countries around the globe, and high admission rates for FIS students to the top-end institutions […]

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University guidance at FIS: A truly global outreach

Ask any year 13 student how they are feeling right now and I can tell you that the words “chilled” and “great” will not feature in the top 10 adjectives that they use to express their current mood.  One of the reasons is that we are coming to the time of year when they are […]

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The reporting season is upon us!

I am sure that all parents will have heard their children talk about tests and assessments over the past week or so.  This means one thing: Reports are round the corner!  Whilst all our teachers gather evidence through the term (classroom engagement, homework tasks, group projects for example) in order to ensure that they are […]

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IMYC: A time for Entry & Exit points

As the academic year starts to shift into a fruitful time for learning, with a few teaching weeks to go until the Mock Examinations for years 11 & 13, our younger students are coming towards the end of their first units (Exit points) whilst embarking on the second units (Entry points) for the year.  Ms […]

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Time to rest and look forward to the second half of term

After two years of resigning ourselves to staying in Hong Kong for the Autumn half-term break, it still feels a little surreal to be looking forward to boarding a plane again to head off out of the country in an attempt to recharge the batteries.  As an added bonus there is no longer a requirement […]

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Secondary School Representatives

Last week saw the announcements made about the elected students representatives for four main groups that will work to improve life for their peers at the BPR campus in 2022/23.  Elections are ongoing for year 7, and we hope to announce these next week in time for the first meetings of each group. So a […]

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The power of collaboration

This week I reconnected with another Principal currently working in another well known International School in Hong Kong to plan a long overdue network meeting with fellow Secondary School Principals.  Since 2019 our meetings have been sporadic and mainly online, attendance being hugely disrupted due to daily emergencies and the resulting meetings that came about […]

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When data is king

A well known phrase that gets thrown around quite often is that in the new world “Data is King.”  Many would argue that in schools this is not necessarily the case, and that the superficial school league tables often published by governments and newspapers around the world do not tell you all you need to […]

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Time to step up: Calling all student leaders!

This week the 16 pedagogical leaders who are in charge of the four divisions of this complex school had the opportunity to work together to get to know each other better as a team, share ideas for the development of the school as a whole and set achievable actions to bring the French and International […]

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A week for thinking of others

The year 12 & 13 students have this week been working with the well-know Crossroads Foundation, a charitable organisation who are based in Tun Muen but reach out to help people all around the world.  A report of this trip will appear elsewhere in this bulletin.  There was another significant event this week which made […]

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A great start to the Academic Year 2022/23 in IS Secondary

It has been a wonderful start to the new academic year for all the students, both those returning to us and those who are new, in the Secondary section of the International stream.  We are now starting to see the fruits of all the hard work done by our community to spread the good word […]

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