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[Communiqué de presse] French International School students celebrate outstanding International Baccalaureate Diploma results

The French International School (FIS) congratulates its International Stream students for achieving fantastic results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

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French International School students celebrate outstanding International Baccalaureate Diploma results

[Hong Kong – 7 July, 2017]

The French International School (FIS) congratulates its International Stream students for achieving fantastic results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). All members of the FIS Class of 2017 successfully obtained the full IB Diploma – a 100% success rate!

This year’s cohort celebrated achieving an average score of 38 points which is 8.05 points above the world average of 29.95 points. 33% of FIS students received 40 points or above with 1 student awarded the maximum score of 45 points, an outstanding accomplishment shared with only 217 others worldwide!

FIS was the first school in Hong Kong to be authorised as a World IB School in 1988, and will celebrate 30 years of IB Diploma excellence in 2018. The programme is designed to give students a broad, well-rounded international education and the skills needed for success at university and beyond.

“These excellent results are the outcome of the incredibly hard work of our students and their teachers. We are very proud that all our students committed to achieve their own personal best. Our Class of 2017 have become remarkable young adults and we wish them the best in their future endeavours,” said Ian Clayton, Head of the International Stream. For the upcoming academic year, FIS students have received offers to study at the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh, University of St. Andrews, Durham University, King’s College London, NYU, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, McGill University and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology to name a few. Review complete list of institutions which have made offers to our students in France here and outside France here.

FIS teachers are passionate about the education and development of young minds at all levels throughout the school and in the new school year, we will welcome new members to the leadership team in both the French and International Streams:

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.

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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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