French International School of Hong Kong

French International School "Victor Segalen" of Hong Kong (FIS in English, French: Lycée français international Victor-Segalen; LFI; Chinese: 香港法國國際學校) is a French international school in Hong Kong. It is the only accredited French school in HK (linked by an agreement with the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE). It has over 2,500 students in four different campuses. Since September 2014, FIS expanded its operations to a new campus in Hung Hom. In September 2018, the FIS opened its new campus in Tseung Kwan O.

French International School of Hong Kong
Lycée Français International "Victor Segalen" de Hong Kong
香港法國國際學校
Location
Chai Wan (Primary)
Hung Hom (Primary)
Jardine's Lookout (Kindergarten and Secondary)
Happy Valley (Secondary) Tseung Kwan O (Primary)

Information
TypePrivate, comprehensive, Secondary, Primary, Kindergarten international, secondary, co-educational
Established1964
Headmaster (French Section)David Tran
Websitewww.fis.edu.hk
French International School of Hong Kong
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese香港法國國際學校
Simplified Chinese香港法国国际学校
French name
FrenchLycée français international Victor-Segalen

FIS offers two Streams, the French and the International. The French stream follows the French National Education curriculum which leads to the "diplôme national du brevet" and the French "Baccalauréat". The "Option Internationale du Baccalauréat" (OIB), which offers advanced level study in English, is also available. The International stream is based on the UK curriculum and leads to IGCSE (University of Cambridge International Examinations) in Form 5 and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Form 6. FIS was the first international school in Hong Kong to offer an International Baccalaureate program in 1988.

History

Established during the academic year 1963/64, it was the first international school in Hong Kong and initially had 35 students.

In 1994 the school was renamed after Victor Segalen.[1]

Campuses

The Blue Pool Road Campus in Happy Valley houses the school administration and the secondary school.[2] The Jardine's Lookout Campus houses primary school classes.[3] The Chai Wan Campus is located in the former Meng Tak Catholic School in Chai Wan; this campus opened in September 2011 and houses primary school students.[4] A new campus in Area 67 of Tseung Kwan O is scheduled to open in 2018.[5] The Tseung Kwan O campus houses early years through junior high school (collège).[6]

Previously the Hung Hom Campus housed primary school students; it opened in September 2014,[7] and was in Kowloon City District.[8] The school once operated a Kindergarten campus in Shops 2-4 on the ground floor of Tung Fai Gardens (東暉花園) in Sheung Wan.[9]

Blue Pool Rd.
Jardine's Lookout
Chai Wan
Tseung Kwan O
Hung Hom
Sheung Wan (K)
Campuses
Ones marked in red are closed

Facilities

Primary school

  • Three canteens
  • Infirmary
  • 24 classrooms
  • Two computer rooms
  • Grand auditorium
  • Multi-purpose room
  • 3 Gym
  • Six playgrounds
  • Swimming pool
  • Library
  • 50 Parking

Secondary school

  • 2 canteen
  • 1 gym
  • 1 library
  • over 30 classrooms
  • 3 computer rooms
  • 2 arts room
  • 5 science laboratories
  • 1 music room
  • 1 terrace
  • 1 playground
  • over 800 lockers
  • 3 multi-purpose rooms
  • 1 infirmary

Chai Wan School

  • 1 garden
  • more than 10 classrooms
  • 1 computer room
  • 1 foyer
  • 1 playground
  • 1 amphitheater
  • 1 canteen
  • 1 staff room
  • 1 infirmary
  • 1 library
  • 1 science room with garden
  • 1 music room

Sport Teams

Since 2009, FIS has his own football, handball, basketball and rugby team.

Notable alumni

See also

References

  1. "Overview - FIS." French International School of Hong Kong. March 19, 2012. Retrieved on February 10, 2017.
  2. "Campuses - Blue Pool Road." French International School of Hong Kong. Retrieved on 25 January 2015. "165 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley"
  3. "Campuses - Jardine's Lookout." French International School of Hong Kong. Retrieved on 25 January 2015. "34 Price Road, Jardine's Lookout"
  4. "Campuses - Chai Wan." French International School of Hong Kong. Retrieved on 25 January 2015. "1 Cheung Man Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong"
  5. "Tseung Kwan O." French International School of Hong Kong. Retrieved on February 10, 2017. "Area 67, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong"
  6. "Contact Us". French International School of Hong Kong. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  7. "Campuses - Hung Hom." French International School of Hong Kong. Retrieved on 25 January 2015. "68 Gillies Avenue South, Hung Hom, Hong Kong"
  8. "Kowloon City District Map" (PDF). Electoral Affairs Commission. Retrieved 2019-08-30.
  9. "Campuses - Sheung Wan." French International School of Hong Kong. May 18, 2012. Retrieved on February 10, 2017. "Kindergarten (except RC) located at Shops 2-4, G/F, Tung Fai Gardens, 17 Po Yan street, Sheung Wan."
  10. "Road to Rio: How Hong Kong swim star Camille Cheng went from Olympic spectator to competitor." James Porteous. South China Morning Post. Alibaba. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-14.

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