Frequently Asked Questions

  • Curriculum What is your teacher/students ratio?

    It depends on the year group. For instance, Reception year/Moyenne Section have one English speaking teacher and one French speaking teacher as well as a teaching assistant for 25 students. You can also include all specialist teachers (FLE, English as second language, Mandarin).
    Rest assured your child is well supported!

  • Finance When will I receive the tuition fees invoices ?

    Tuition Fees are invoiced at the beginning of each Financial Period.
    1st financial period from 01 September to 31 December
    2nd financial period: from 01 January to 31 March
    3rd financial period: from 01 April to 30 June
    The term of the Academic Year which corresponds to each Financial Period must be paid for in full prior to a
    student commencing his/her studies for that term. In the event the student ceases to be enrolled at FIS during a
    Financial Period for any reason whatsoever, no reimbursement shall be granted.
    Payment must be made before the due date. In cases of late or partial payment, interest will be charged on the outstanding.

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  • Practical Information Does my child require health insurance?

    Students are covered by the school insurance within the school premises and during school hours (including ECA's, School trips and school buses).
    It is to the families' discretion to decide to be covered by personal health insurance as well.

  • Practical Information Can my child eat at the canteen or does he/she need to bring a lunch box?

    Our 4 campuses have canteens whose mission is to provide our students with a proper and balanced meal.
    Meals at school also play an educational role on food, hygiene, manners and community life. Every day a complete and balanced meal composed of five essential elements is provided for students from Kindergarten to Secondary school.
    The meals are prepared by our supplier, Chartwells. Menus are available on their website.
    From Reception to Year 2/Moyenne Section to CP, children are served at the table with a single main course.
    From Year 3/CE1, kids help themselves from the self-service station. Those who do not wish to register for the canteen service can bring their own lunch box.
    FIS is a nut-free school for the safety and health of all our students.

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  • Practical Information Which language do students speak between themselves?

    We are nourishing a bilingual environment from early years onwards so one of our great joys is observing how French and English are both used and even mixed.
    Our students are fully taking the best of our 2 co-exisiting streams and being a truly international school gathering more than 40 nationalities, it might be possible to hear other languages in small groups.
    Overall and the more they get older, English tends to be the common language for all of them.

  • Practical Information Does the FIS offer any extra-curricular activities?

    Students' fulfillment within and outside the classroom is a top priority, FIS offers them a large selection of extra-curricular activities aimed at students of all ages and led by certified, professional coaches in French and/or English, after class.
    Over 1,200 of our students register each year and can choose among a very rich and varied selection of sports, arts and educational activities.
    The programmes' content is closely monitored and reviewed every year, with the objective to maintain a high-quality level.
    ECA enables the students both to discover a variety of subjects and to mingle with other students from different classes and streams in a bilingual environment.
    These activities are offered at an affordable price throughout the year and ECA fees include a complimentary shuttle bus service for all Primary students enroled in an activity.

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  • Practical Information Which supplies does my child need to bring to school?

    For Kindergarten & Primary, the school provides stationery supplies and textbooks (to be returned at the end of the school year). No additional fee to be added.
    For Secondary, equipment/stationery, textbooks and reading books can be purchased from the store of your choice.
    Our Bookshops on the Blue Pool Road and Tseung Kwan O campuses also offer school supplies throughout the year at very competitive prices.

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  • Practical Information Will my child wear an uniform?

    ​It is compulsory to wear the FIS school uniform in Primary from MS to CM2, and from Reception to Year 6.
    Secondary students are to wear their PE uniform only during PE lessons and on school outings.

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