We continue the Little Steps Talking Heads series, where parents can meet, greet, and get tips from Hong Kong’s Heads of Schools! Get personal with these fabulous personalities and find out what makes them tick, their advice for parents navigating the schooling scene, and their favourite things about life in the city.

In this edition, we say hello to Ian Clayton, Headmaster of the International Stream of the French International School Hong Kong.

Founded over 50 years ago, the French International School (FIS) is one of the first international schools established in Hong Kong. The school welcomes more than 2,600 students from Kindergarten to Senior Secondary, representing 40 different nationalities, across 4 campuses in Happy Valley, Jardine’s Lookout, Chai Wan and Hung Hom. In 2018, the school will open a new campus in Tseung Kwan O. FIS offers 2 different curricula: the International stream follows the English curriculum leading to IGCSE and IB examinations; the French stream follows the French curriculum leading to the Brevet and French Baccalaureat qualifications. Since its creation, FIS has made language learning one of its priorities and almost all of its students are bilingual or trilingual by the time they graduate.