Principal's Welcome

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 and hope you find our structured educational offering, passionate teachers and multicultural environment a fit for your child.

A school can only be as good as its teachers and at IFS I am extremely lucky to be working with an amazing 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. The success of your child in all 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 school council, the Board and our Groupe Humanitaire, to name just a few, are an important 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 who are all vital in making our student’s educational experience so successful and rewarding.

Through our multilingual French curriculum, we endeavour to empower our students 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 which has been focused on language acquisition. We seek to inspire our students to enjoy learning by doing, building self-confident, motivated and driven to succeed individuals adaptable in 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 a l’Etranger (AEFE). Our association with the AEFE provides us with a matchless 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.

This 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 ahead. We have created a school experience which is inspiring and exciting to be in. Shaped by a French culture which blends the best of foundational knowledge with flair and creativity, we believe at IFS that diversity makes us stronger. 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.

Christian Soulard