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OUR VALUES

As a French school abroad, the French School of Singapore follows the same developments as the French educational system :

 

- by being an active participant in the implementation of the teaching reforms involving the Primary, Lower and Upper Secondary Schools.
- by stressing the prominent role of the Kindergarten as a basis for academic success, the acquisition of the French language and the introduction to the language and culture of the host country.
- by developing innovative learning processes such as teaching through hands-on experiences or respecting the plurality of abilities of each student (organisation into cycles of learning at the Primary School level, diversified courses of study and initiation to research projects at the Lower Secondary School level, help tailored to individual needs and supervised individual projects at the Upper Secondary School level).
- By encouraging interdisciplinary teamwork among teachers (by subject, level and Key Stage).
- By facilitating the use of information and communication technologies by staff and students.
- By adopting a continuing education program for teachers necessary to the success of the school.

A well defined policy

The French School also has a well-defined language policy.

First, the emphasis is put on the mastery of the French language as a tool of communication that reaches beyond the realm of the classroom and the school. This applies to students whose mother tongue is French and who live in a non-French social context as well as those whose mother tongue is not French but who must benefit fully from the French curriculum. From this point of view, the use of the French language by students and staff, in class and during extra-curricular activities, is systematically preferred.

However, the school also promotes an understanding of the culture and language of the host country and adds a substantial amount of English language instruction crucial to our students' complete education.

Another priority: civic education

This is taught both through the official curriculum which puts a stress on the importance of democratic values (e.g.: Civics is taught in Upper Secondary) and through school life itself: to help pupils become responsible citizens it is essential for all to learn about their rights and their duties, to stress the importance of the role played by all those involved in this process (teachers and other staff, pupils, families) and to decide on school rules together.

It is also achieved through the role given to the different "councils" (school/ teachers'/class councils), the training of pupils' representatives as well as the information given to parents' representatives.

Our school's local environment also contributes to this education as it encourages the positive comparison of habits, rules and values and provides opportunities to open up to different cultures.

One of our school's objectives is to involve outsiders in its activities and deliberations, to work in partnership with other cultural institutions and to become the centre of a new community life where civic education can be put into practice.

An asset: Excellence is a characteristic of the French School

Each year, the remarkable results in the French Baccalaureate show that our education system is based on a well-balanced curriculum that uses the diversity of our pupils' nationalities and our local environment to its advantage.

An important mission: the successful education of all pupils is emphasised, as no child should be left behind. That is why teaching methods take into account individual needs and remedial classes are organised.

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