A report on the latest Conseil Victor Segalen (CVS) – 16 March 2023

Issue 23: 24/3/2023 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Dear FIS Community, The Conseil Victor Segalen (CVS) is an important institution at our school. It serves as a consultative body to the Head of School and is typically assembled three times a year. Each meeting usually brings together representatives of students, faculty and staff, parents, leadership, Board directors, the French Consulate, and the conseillers […]

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60th anniversary celebrations

Issue 22: 17/3/2023 Head of School (E. Bonin)

In January of this year, we began unveiling our 60th Anniversary festivities and branding, celebrating the long history of our presence in Hong Kong. In September 1963, a woman of valour and former member of the French Resistance created the first non-religious international school in Hong Kong. In the 6 intervening decades, FIS has gone from strength […]

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International Women’s Day / Accreditation visit from the AEFE

Issue 21: 10/3/2023 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Wednesday, 8th March, was International Women’s Day. This is a good opportunity to remind ourselves, especially as we celebrate our 60th anniversary, that in 1963, Suzanne Hiltermann founded the first non-religious French school in Hong Kong, that was to become FIS; or more recently that Sonalie Figueiras, one of our former students, became laureate of […]

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FIS Alumni Take Flight

Issue 20: 24/2/2023 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Last week, we proudly announced the name of the winner of the inaugural Alumni Trophy of the French International School of Hong Kong, one of the five Trophées des Français d’Asie du Sud-Est organised by These five trophies, covering this year for the first time Greater China (Hong Kong, Macau, China and Taiwan), Korea […]

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Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) Conference

Issue 19: 17/2/2023 Head of School (E. Bonin)

I very much appreciated returning on campus this week after having had the pleasure and privilege to attend and speak at an international education conference in Washington DC. The focus of the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) conference was on three strands: innovative schools, well-being, and governance. 450 participants, mostly heads of […]

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Head of School Update

Issue 18: 10/2/2023 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Our Head of School Dr. Bonin is currently traveling abroad for a conference and you can expect his next contribution next week.

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FIS celebrates its 60th anniversary with the launch of an Alumni Trophy!

Issue 17: 3/2/2023 Head of School (E. Bonin)

2023 is the Diamond Jubilee of the French International School in Hong Kong! On this occasion, we wish to highlight and engage our student community who have contributed over the past decades, to making the school a place of excellence. In partnership with Les Trophées des Français d’Asie de l’Est organised by in Hong […]

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Kung Hei Fat Choy 恭喜發財!

Issue 16: 20/1/2023 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Dear FIS community, The events held this week on our campuses to celebrate the Lunar New Year (with a few more scheduled for once we return from the short break) were delightful and important for our student community on at least two fronts. They reinforced our mission of being a multicultural school where students gain […]

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A visit from AEFE

Issue 15: 13/1/2023 Head of School (E. Bonin)

At a glance: A visit from AEFE  / Our partnership with the French Network of Schools Abroad (AEFE) Dear FIS Community, Many among us are aware that FIS is a partner within the network of French schools abroad (AEFE). This partnership brings numerous advantages to our school and our students. It helps maintain our accreditation […]

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Welcome to 2023 and FIS’s 60th Anniversary

Issue 14: 6/1/2023 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Dear FIS Community, WISHING YOU A GREAT NEW YEAR 2023! Today is an opportunity to wish you one more time a happy new year: a year of fulfilment and meaningful learning for our students, as well as ongoing strengthening of our community. The recent relaxation of health protocols I shared earlier this week and which […]

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Season’s Greetings

Issue 13: 16/12/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Dear FIS Community, Today marks the end of the first term of the school year. The spirit of the holiday was definitely present on and off campus in the last few days and weeks: concerts, student projects, quiz night organised by our community association, staff party… While I still have to get used to seeing […]

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Conseil Victor Segalen #1 / 2023-2024 School Calendar

Issue 12: 9/12/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin)

On Tuesday, we hosted the first Conseil Victor Segalen (CVS) of the year. CVS is the schoolwide council that, according to our Articles of Association, “provides the head of school with advice, consultation, and support with respect to educational matters at the school”. We had close to 40 student, parent, faculty and staff representatives participating, […]

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FIS Climate Action Day: Sustainability and Community

Issue 11: 2/12/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Tomorrow, our TKO campus will welcome the first large community event on campus since the beginning of the health crisis in Hong Kong. We are expecting close to 250 people to participate in a half-day of educational booths and workshops on the topic of climate change. In this issue of the Bulletin, you will find […]

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FIS and the Hong Kong French Film Festival

Issue 10: 25/11/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Gaining proficiency in a language, whether it be your native tongue or a second language, requires immersion and exposure. At FIS, we are lucky that Hong Kong, albeit a Cantonese and English speaking Special Administrative Region, offers numerous  opportunities to do so.  Therefore, I can only encourage FIS families, from the French Stream as well […]

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Leadership Appointments Announcement

Issue 9: 18/11/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin)

At a Glance: Announcing the appointment of our new operational leaders: Mrs. Wong, Mrs. Serfaty, and Mrs. Stanley

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Students: The Joy of our Community

Issue 8: 11/11/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin) From the Principal

As part of my Entry Plan as new Head of School, I am offering all faculty and staff the opportunity to meet one-on-one with me for 15-minute sessions. More than 120 have signed up so far, and I have already met with over 70 of them in the last month. As part of the protocol, […]

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A Message from Dr Bonin

Issue 7: 28/10/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Dear FIS Community, It is time to wish everyone a rejuvenating, albeit short break from school. I thought I would leave you with a few curated pictures I took on campus in the last few days, illustrating life and learning at FIS as I witness it on a daily basis. Wishing you all a great […]

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Students Interview Head of School

Issue 6: 21/10/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Dear Parents, Our students from both Primary and Secondary had some burning questions for me, their new Head of School, ranging from my favourite emoji to recommendations for FIS students who are graduating this year. Please watch the video to see what they had to ask, and what I had to say! I wish you […]

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At a Glance: Partners with the AEFE (network of French schools abroad) / FIS a Sustainable Development School / Le Petit Journal

Issue 5: 14/10/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin)

I just returned from a 2-day meeting with the Heads of all the French schools in the Asia Pacific region. As a new head of school, this was a great opportunity to meet colleagues from a range of countries and a set of schools, diverse in terms of size and profile, some of which also […]

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At a glance: Interview with the SCMP / FIS at 60

Issue 4: 7/10/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Today I was interviewed for a profile in the South China Morning Post. It was a fascinating exchange on a number of highly pertinent questions raised by the interviewer. I thought I would share the first question as well as my answer, as it speaks to both my vision as a new Head of School […]

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At a glance: Opportunity to engage as representative / Information meeting on 6th October

Issue 3: 30/9/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin) From the Principal

Dear FIS Community, My theme for today is engagement. A key pillar of our vision as a school is a diverse and engaged community. Our students are currently exploring an opportunity to engage by becoming student representatives, and elections are always a great opportunity to learn about democracy, civics, and history. I have had a […]

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At a glance: Upcoming Parent Reps Election / FIS at the International School Fair

Issue 2: 23/9/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Dear FIS Community, I trust your students enjoyed their second full week of school and are finding their pace into the year. I am certainly starting to find mine, with days shared between welcoming students in the morning, visiting classrooms, engaging in conversations with faculty and staff, more formal meetings on specific projects and areas […]

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From Head of School

Issue 1: 16/9/2022 Head of School (E. Bonin)

Dear FIS Community, It has been a true delight since last Thursday to stand at the gates of our campuses,  morning and afternoon, and to witness our students beaming with joy as they returned to classes. Much gratitude goes to our faculty and staff who diligently prepared this back-to-school and poured all their energy and […]

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