Secretary – International Primary Stream

Secretary – International Primary Stream
  • Chai Wan, Jardine's Lookout, Tseung Kwan O
Contract Type
  • Full-Time
  • Administrative staff
Application Deadline
  • 23/02/2024
About the French International School

Established in 1963, the French International School (FIS) is the oldest international school in Hong Kong and was the first school in Hong Kong to offer the IB (in 1988). It is a dynamic educational institution, which welcomes over 2,700 students from around the world. It offers both French and international curricula and is one of the largest French schools in Asia.

FIS currently operates four campuses, next year all of which will accommodate students in the International Stream. Regarding the three primary schools, one is surrounded by greenery in Jardine’s Lookout and another campus is by the sea in Tseung Kwan O and the third is a beautiful campus in Chai Wan.

FIS is a private, not-for-profit organization. In the last five decades, it has grown from a small school with 35 students to one of the most renowned international schools in the region. Its students are from 40 countries speaking some 30 languages – it is a truly multicultural learning environment.

FIS operates two streams, French and International. The French Stream follows the French national curriculum and has approximately 1700 students. The International Stream follows an English and Mathematics curriculum based on the English national curriculum and also the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) leading to the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) in years 7 and 8, then to IGCSE and finally the International Baccalaureate in Years 12 and 13. It currently has over 1000 students registered. In 2020/21 the international stream successfully went through the IEYC/IPC Accreditation process.

Job Description

Secretary – International Primary Stream 

  • Primary School Secretary for the International Stream
  • Starting mid-August 2024

International Stream Job Outline

We are looking for an organised, enthusiastic and efficient School Secretary for the International Primary School. The successful candidate will be dynamic, will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and will be able to build relationships with children, staff and parents confidently.


This is a really exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, supportive and caring person who works with equal efficacy both independently and as part of a team. This position will have a varied and busy role and would suit someone kind, team-orientated, highly organised and with a great eye for detail. Applicants will join an innovative, forward-thinking and committed team.

Experience of working within a school environment is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong administrative, secretarial and IT skills along with excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Previous experience in school procedures and administrative systems would be an advantage. It is desirable that the candidate has experience of using data systems. Training will be provided if required. If you can work using your own initiative and are experienced in a wide range of administrative duties you are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates must have a proven track record of academic success, innovation and development throughout their career.


We are seeking a secretary who will have:

  • High proficiency in English both spoken and written
  • The ability to communicate in Mandarin and French would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • A warm and caring personality
  • Good personal presentation and organisation
  • Self-motivation, initiative and a willingness to learn
  • Reliable, flexible and trustworthy
  • The ability to work in a busy environment with adults and children alike
  • Be friendly, enthusiastic and approachable
  • A professional attitude and ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • The ability to prioritise work-load
  • A willingness to be flexible and manage change
  • Experience of working as part of a team and being able to manage workload independently
  • ‘Can-do’ attitude/willing to help out
  • Good knowledge and understanding of data management systems and Office / Google software packages
  • The ability to be professional and polite in conduct with students, parents and staff
  • A friendly and polite telephone manner
  • A willingness to participate in school events
  • Experience with school-based systems would be advantageous but not a requirement

We will provide:

  • A competitive salary
  • Work collaboratively with the parallel French Secretary
  • Work collaboratively with the primary leadership team
  • 39 hours per week – Full time (Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:30pm)
  • Entitled to 5 weeks of annual leave per year
  • Opportunities for ongoing professional development
  • A professionally stimulating and supportive working environment
  • The chance to work in a culturally diverse context


Please apply via: with a CV only including a clear explanation of your philosophy of education.Your application needs to be received by Friday 23rd February 2024.  Early applications are recommended as the school reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline should a suitable candidate present him or herself.  Address your applications to Mr Ross Armitage, Principal of the International Primary.

All information provided by the applicants will be kept confidential and used for employment-related purposes only.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All personal data will be collected and processed in accordance with our personal data policy.