Frequently Asked Questions

  • Practical Information Is transportation provided for my child to reach his/her campus?

    FIS works with different bus companies according to the campus and the geographical location of your home.
    The school bus itineraries are prepared by the bus companies and they offer a service matching school hours.
    The pick-up time is defined at the beginning of the school year. All practical information (fees, registration, etc.) is available directly with the bus companies.

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  • Practical Information What are your school hours?

    Each of our campuses have different school hours:
    Jardine’s Lookout: 8.30 am to 3.30 m (excluding Wednesday & Friday with school ending at 1.15 pm)
    Tseung Kwan O: 8.00 am to 2.15 pm
    Chai Wan: 9.00 am to 3.15 pm
    Secondary students at Blue Pool Road and Tseung Kwan O campuses follow their own timetable.

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  • Practical Information When does school start and end?

    The year runs from end of August / early September to the end of June.
    The school year is divided into four 7-week terms interspersed with one or two weeks break.
    Our school calendar accommodates the local holidays, as well as the usual French school holidays periods.
    (Link to our calendar)

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  • Admission Do you organise school tours/open days?

    We provide school tours twice a month to our Jardine’s Lookout, Tseung Kwan O and Blue Pool Road campuses.
    You can book your visit on our page “Campus visit” where you will see all available dates left.
    As places book fast, we recommend you to visit often as there may be some last-minute space due to late cancellations.
    We run also several Talk & Tours throughout the year with a focus on Kindergarten and Primary cycles.
    Please check our website regularly to be kept informed of upcoming dates.

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  • Finance Can I redeem my debenture?

    Both types of debentures are FULLY redeemable, either when the student leaves the school and all outstanding bills in respect of the student have been paid in full, or when he is now covered by the alternative debenture.

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  • Finance What is a debenture and what is the difference between private and corporate?

    The French International School (FIS) is owned and managed by a non-profit organisation (The French International School Victor Segalen Association Limited [the “Association”]) which is a Hong Kong Limited Company with charity status.
    By purchasing a debenture, the debenture holder agrees to become a member of the “Association” and be subject to its Articles of Association.
    Admission to FIS is conditional on the purchase of a debenture.
    A corporate debenture is purchased by one of the parent’s employer (company registered at the Hong Kong Company Registry) and should it be a “mature” corporate debenture (held by a company for at least one year) provides priority on the International Stream waiting list. A private debenture is purchased by the parents themselves.

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  • Admission My child does not hold a HK visa yet, will he/she be able to start school?

    Your child does not need to hold an HK visa throughout the Admission process.
    Then, in accordance with the Education Bureau and Immigration Department’s regulations, only students in possession of a valid immigration status or visa can be enrolled in Hong Kong schools. Failing this, the French International School of Hong Kong will not be able to accept your child to enter the school’s premises.

  • Finance How much is the assesment fee and what does it cover?

    Our assessment fees are the following:
    ● For pupils applying to International stream: HK$1,000 per student
    ● For pupils applying to French stream and selected by FIS to join bilingual parity basis system or SIA in Primary: HK$500 per student
    The assessment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, whether the assessment is successful or unsuccessful and must be settled prior to the assessment day. It covers the admissions assessment and all related administrative tasks.

    This fee is only valid for one academic year. If an applicant does not gain admission, and thus reapplies for the next academic year, the testing fee must be paid again. Settlement of the assessment fee shall be made via bill payment, bank transfer, online credit card payment or cheque prior to the assessment. FIS reserves the right not to accept an applicant on the day of the assessment if the fee is not settled.

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