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[Press Release] French International School welcomes new members to the leadership team

The French International School is pleased to announce the following leadership appointments which will begin for the school year 2017 – 2018.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

French International School welcomes new members to the leadership team

[Hong Kong – 8 March 2017]

The French International School is pleased to announce the following leadership appointments which will begin for the school year 2017 – 2018.

David Tran, Headmaster of the French International School of Hong Kong

Appointed by the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE), Mr Tran is currently Headmaster of the Lycée Pasteur in Sao Paolo where he has been since 2013. During his time in Brazil, he has worked on the expansion of the school as well as establishing an OIB Brazilian Programme. His professional background demonstrates extensive international exposure – he has worked in Turkey, Spain, USA and studied in Tokyo and Lyon – and he speaks seven languages.

Christelle Riom, Deputy Headmaster Secondary - French Stream

Appointed by the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE), Ms Riom is currently Deputy Head of Lycée Théodore de Banville, in Moulins, Allier, France. Ms Riom has considerable experience in student Guidance and Achievement as well as staff development. She has worked in England and Hong Kong will be her first leadership position overseas.

Ross Armitage, Head of Primary – International Stream

Recruited for this position, Mr Armitage is currently the Head of International Primary School at Tenby School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has a wealth of experience of both the UK National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum, is a Council for International Schools accreditor and holds the UK National Professional Qualification for Headship.

 

About French International School (FIS)

FIS was established in 1963/64 as one of the first international schools in Hong Kong. The school offers two streams: the French and International Streams, preparing students towards certification in the French national examination, the French Baccalaureate or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. In 1988, FIS became the first in Hong Kong to be authorised as an IB World School. 

The school will open a new state of the art eco-campus in Tseung Kwan O in September 2018. Currently, the school is one of the largest international through schools in Hong Kong and welcomes over 2,700 students from Reception/Moyenne Section to Year 13/Terminale, representing 40 different nationalities, across four campuses in Happy Valley, Jardine’s Lookout, Chai Wan and Hung Hom. 

The school’s mission is to provide, together with families, a nurturing, culturally diverse community that inspires our young people to realize their true potential as confident, independent learners and responsible global citizens with moral values and integrity.

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