A tour of the school
A French and International School
The French international school of Colombo (EFIC) is a French establishment of excellence, created in 1979. It therefore celebrated 40 years of existence.
Teaching is done in French and English. Students also take Sinhala awakening lessons and from middle school they can choose other foreign languages.
Our school, due to its history and the tradition of opening French establishments, is a place of linguistic and cultural encounters and exchanges.
EFIC welcomes students of all nationalities, from Preschool to Terminale.
EFIC offers quality education in a reassuring environment conducive to child development for all families, expatriates or long-established in the country. It also welcomes students from Sri Lankan families.
Among all the international schools in Colombo, there is the French school, the only establishment that really allows the learning of French as the main language.
EFIC is a member of the AEFE network as an approved establishment. The school is managed by a private law association, the Association of Parents of Students of the EFIC and has signed an administrative, financial and educational agreement with the AEFE. This agreement relates in particular to the conditions of assignment and remuneration of staff members of the national education system and to the allocation of subsidies. These establishments maintain a constant management dialogue with the AEFE.
As such, the school is one of 496 French schools abroad approved by the French Ministry of National Education and 50 establishments in the Asia-Pacific zone offering education that meets the requirements of the programs of the 'French National Education.
Located in the heart of the capital, Colombo, the establishment currently hosts around 50 students of more than 10 different nationalities, half of whom are French.
A dozen teachers supervise the students. The rest of the staff is made up of management, administrative and technical staff.
Réguina Trézeux, Principal of EFIC
Dear students and dear parents,
I am Réguina Trézeux, the new principal of the school. Until now, I served as a school principal in France, and I am thrilled to have been appointed in Sri Lanka.
Some of you are returning, while others are new; please know that you are all welcome in our small school community.
Although we are a small school, we aim for excellence in terms of your children's success. I want to emphasize that we are one of the 566 schools in the world's largest school network, that of the Agency for French Education Abroad, which ensures the quality of the education we provide. As such, our school has very close ties with the French Embassy.
I mentioned excellence and success, but I also want to talk about well-being because children and adolescents should find in their school not only the quality of education but also an environment that allows them to thrive and, quite simply, to be happy. This is also what sets our school apart, as its small size provides a reassuring family atmosphere for the youngest students.
We are fortunate to have a team of dedicated teachers who are attentive to your children. Although I have just arrived, I have seen their great motivation and professional competence during the first two days of the school year.
Finally, we rely on a non-teaching administrative and support team that is experienced, familiar with the local context, and always ready to do everything to make our students' lives easier.
I would like to extend my appreciation to the members of the school's management committee, who are volunteer parents and who, despite active professional lives, dedicate a lot of time and energy to ensure that our school thrives and develops.
Everything is in place for a successful start to this school year. I want to reiterate our commitment to being there for you and supporting you in your children's school life.
Wishing everyone a great start to the school year!