#BacktoSchool : IFS New Principal Welcome 2021-2022

Monday, 30 August 2021

Welcome All,

I am Hervé LEBARQUE, the new Principal of the International French School (Singapore) (IFS). I am delighted to welcome you all at the beginning of the 2021/2022 school year through this video.

This welcome message is particularly addressed to all those joining IFS as new students, new parents, and new staff. I wish them all the best in their settling in and blossoming in Singapore and, more particularly, in IFS. 

As we begin the new school year in 2021, we are unfortunately still facing the COVID 19 pandemic. Therefore, I invite you to read on our website all the sanitary measures in force prescribed by the Singaporean authorities.

I want to take this opportunity to salute and pay tribute to the resilience shown by all school community members (students, parents, school staff during these last complicated months).

The cohesion and strength of our community, embodied by the IFS Executive Board, the school’s management team, the Embassy, the AEFE and all of the school’s authorities, have made it possible and will continue to make it possible to face this singular and disturbing context and to lead all of our students towards success and excellence.

All this would not be possible without the determination, self-sacrifice and dedication of all the IFS teaching and administrative teams. I want to thank them warmly for their unfailing commitment.

We start this school year with a total number of students in all the schools, very close to that of last year at this time.

Finally, I would like to turn to our students, starting with our dear little ones who will discover the school and thus take an essential step in their lives. To their elders who are happy to meet their classmates and their new teachers. And finally, to the older ones who are getting ready to finish their studies with us before going on to higher education.

Allow me to wish you all, dear students, all the best for your success and personal development, and to you, dear parents, to thank you for trusting us by choosing IFS.