PRINCIPAL’S WELCOME MESSAGE
Mr David Binan
It is with great pleasure that I warmly welcome you and your family to the International French School (Singapore) (IFS) website. I am very proud to be the Principal of this dynamic, multilingual school. I hope you find our structured educational offering, passionate teachers, and multicultural environment fit your child.
A school can only be as good as its teachers, and at IFS, I am fortunate to be working with a fantastic team of experienced, energising and dedicated educators. The exceptional quality of our teaching faculty creates a learning environment in which each teacher builds meaningful connections with each student and fosters their participation, involvement and passion for learning. Your child’s success in their academic, social and personal development is at the centre of our teaching philosophy.
It takes an active community to equip and prepare our students to excel in an ever-changing and uncertain world. At IFS, we are very grateful to have an engaged parent community whose trust we have earned and who believes in the school. Parent participation in steering groups, committees, the Board and our Groupe Humanitaire, to name just a few, are an essential part of the school’s culture and learning environment. I am also extremely grateful to our corporate partners, our Embassy colleagues and other partner organisations like the Alliance Française. They are all vital in making our student’s educational experience so successful and rewarding.
We endeavour to empower our students through our multilingual French curriculum to reach their full potential. Always willing to try and try again, students at IFS are encouraged to participate in all areas of learning, including sports and the arts, all within an academic structure focused on language acquisition. We seek to inspire our students to enjoy learning by doing, build self-confidence, motivated and driven to succeed. Individuals adaptable to an ever-changing globalised world.
What makes IFS so distinctive is our membership to a unique global network of schools through the Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Etranger (AEFE). Our association with the AEFE provides us with an unmatched opportunity to offer globally mobile families an enriching, hassle-free, transferable French education worldwide. Students can also benefit from the ADN-AEFE exchange programmes and a growing number of peer-to-peer resources through the AGORA.
IFS is a school with a long tradition of success and a culture open to the world. For over 50 years, we have been preparing young minds for the challenges they face. We have created a schooling experience that is inspiring and exciting to be a part of. Shaped by a French culture that blends the best of foundational knowledge with flair and creativity, we believe that diversity makes us stronger at IFS. Together we grow through our differences, and we learn best when we are happy and learning from each other.
I look forward to meeting you all and welcoming your family to IFS.