Back to school letter 2020-2021 wordpress
The administrative and pedagogical teams are very happy to welcome you for this new back-to-school and wish you an excellent 2020-2021 school year.
By choosing the Lycée Français International de Bangkok (LFIB) you have shown the trust you have placed in the school’s teaching staff and its reputation. More broadly, you have conveyed the confidence you have in the French education and your attachment to AEFE’s exceptional network. You have also expressed the confidence you have in the school handling the health crisis we are still in. For many parents, this crisis has a high economic impact, thereby we would like to especially thank them for their efforts for the schooling of their children.
On the pedagogical level, the language program in primary school has a broad offer with extensive English classes and Thai for all. The British International Section is provided to our students from CP to CM2 and, for the first time in secondary school, for students in classes of 6ème and 2nde.
In secondary school, the high school (lycée) reform is on-going and heading to its final year at the same pace as all the schools in France and in the AEFE network. The eight major subjects offered in 1ère and Terminale complete a very rich range of existing options (English in the European Section and the British International Section, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Thai in LVB, Latin and Greek).
The exam results of our students in the 2020 session are excellent with a 100% success rate at the DNB (of which 96% with honours) and a 100% success rate at the Baccalaureate (of which 91.1% with honours). These exceptional figures comfort us in our capacity to manage the new format of the Baccalaureate – the on-going assessment policy and the new “Grand Oral” final exam.
The school’s strategic plan puts forward success and development for all our students. It also formalizes the importance of languages in our English-speaking environment. The teaching of English is essential; the curriculum has been reinforced and diversified, and the level reached by our students as early as from primary school is excellent.
The success of our students relies on the full commitment of our teachers, as well as on the interest, support, back-up, and encouragement of their parents.
Because we are an accredited school, the participation of parents is an asset. The French Foundation for Education (FFE), the school’s managing body, collaborates closely with the Parents’ Association to run the school’s operations effectively, particularly in the control of budget execution, the rigor of financial records and the control of the expenditure commitments.
The APE also participates in numerous working committees such as the recruitment, the supervision of contracts and of outsourced services and finance.
The APE is also a member of the LFIB’s Conseil d’Administration which is the school’s decision-making body.
This status leads to a shared and complementary decision-making process allowing a smooth functioning of our school. We call on volunteer parents with specific skills to contribute to the school service within the Comité de Gestion (or other commissions attached to it), within the pedagogical committees (School Council, School Board), or as parent representatives.
The management team is partly renewed with the recruitment of a new School Manager, Mr Isadore REAUD, who joins us with all his experience and competencies. He is in charge of all the caretaking staff under the coordination of an operation manager.
The administrative department is also partly reorganized in order to enhance the professionalisation of its staff (creation of an admission and school follow-up department, a Human Resources Manager position, and a Deputy Head position).
The school infirmary service has been reorganized with the recruitment of three qualified nurses, and a new service provider, Epicure, has been chosen for the school catering.
The end of the last school year saw official inspections acknowledge the quality of the work carried out in terms of prevention and compliance with the health standards in force. We can therefore resume face-to-face teaching with all the classes from the beginning of September.
The cancellation of commercial flights to Thailand during the summer of 2020 will have some effects on the back-to-school process. We work hard at solving the different arising issues and to minimise the repercussions.
We look forward to bringing our experience and our willingness to further improve this fantastic school. We wish you all – students, parents and staff – a very good start of this new school year and an excellent academic year.
Chananao VARUNYOU et Yvan SCHMITT