Head of School’s Welcome for the New Academic Year 2021-2022
The administrative and pedagogical teams are very happy to welcome you for this new school year and wish you an excellent year 2022-2023.
Your choice of the Lycée Français International de Bangkok for your children’s education is proof of the trust you have in the teaching staff and the reputation of the school. It is also, more broadly, a testament to the confidence you place in French education and your attachment to the exceptional network of the AEFE. Finally, it demonstrates the trust you place in the school in its management of the sanitary crisis we are still going through and in the implementation of Distance Learning.
For many parents, this crisis has a strong economic impact, so we would like to thank them particularly for the efforts made for the schooling of their children.
On the pedagogical level, language teaching in primary school is deepened in English and enriched with the teaching of Thai. The British International Section is offered from CP to CM2 and for the first time in secondary school, in classes of 6ème and 2nde.
In secondary school, the procedures for awarding the baccalauréat have been slightly modified and simplified. The speciality courses offered in 1ère (7 courses) and terminale (8 courses) complete an already very rich range of options (English in the European section and British International, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Thai in LVB, Latin and Greek).
The results of our students in the 2021 session of the exams are excellent with 100% success in the DNB (including 98% with honors) and 98% success in the baccalaureate (including 84% with honors). These results allow us to look forward with confidence to the new organisation of the Baccalaureate, its continuous assessment and the new “Grand Oral” exam.
Our new school project integrates the priority objective of the success and development of all our students, it also formalizes the importance of languages in our English-speaking environment. The teaching of English occupies an important place, the teaching is reinforced and diversified, the level reached by our students from primary school is excellent.
The success of our students rests on the exceptional investment of our teachers, it also rests, of course, on the interest, support, follow-up, support and encouragement of their parents.
In the context of a school with an agreement, the participation of parents is an asset. The Fondation Française pour l’Education, the managing body of the school, closely associates the Parents’ Association with the smooth running of the school, particularly in the control of budget execution, the regularity of financial management and the monitoring of expenditure commitments.
The APE also participates in numerous working committees covering, among other things, recruitment, contracts for outsourced services and finance.
The APE is also a member of the Board of Directors of LFIB which is the decision-making body of LFIB.
This status leads to a joint and complementary sharing of decisions for the smooth running of the institution. We call on all parent volunteers to put their skills at the service of the school, within the « Bureau de l’APE », the various commissions (finances, HR, communication) or in the pedagogical meetings (School Council, School Board), or as representatives of the parents of pupils in the different classes.
The management team has been partly renewed with the arrival of a new deputy headmaster, Mr. Christophe MONIER. Whom already have experience of French education abroad.
The health situation in Thailand will lead us to adapt and change our practices. The quality of the dialogue with the parents and our various authorities will be more important than ever.
We look forward to bringing our experience and our willingness to further advance this fine establishment. To all, students, parents and staff, we wish a very good start to the new school year and an excellent academic year.
Chananao VARUNYOU et Yvan SCHMITT