Dear parents, Dear students, Dear visitors,

We are glad to welcome you to the website of the French international school of Vientiane Josué-Hoffet, an accredited school of the AEFE (French Agency for Overseas Education). As an accredited school, the educational syllabi are the same as those followed in the French system, as are the educational objectives and fundamental principles.

Our school currently counts 616 students from preschool to 12th Grade (ES and S Series). It has been accredited with the AEFE (Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Étranger) since May 21st 1991. Thus, the parent representatives (8 of whom are elected by the General Assembly) and the school principal are responsible for the management of the school.

This school year will be a great challenge for us. Indeed, construction work has begun on a new secondary school building and will continue for 13 months. This represents a wonderful opportunity for the school community since the expansion of our school grounds will render us independent in that we will finally have our own sports and cultural facilities, and furthermore, the spaces will be perfectly adapted to accommodate our students with the inclusion of a students’ centre, a study hall and courtyard etc.

From an educational viewpoint, 2016 / 2017 is also a year of transition with the implementation of reforms at elementary and middle school levels (Cycles 2,3 and 4). These changes have been well prepared by our teaching staff team in optimal conditions and in collaboration with the relevant school councils. Among the changes, we can point to the introduction of Latin as an optional subject from 7th Grade onwards and the opening of a European Section in 10th Grade combining English with History & Geography.

The language learning programmes have been reinforced. As such, following on from the preparation for the Lao language certification which began in 2012 / 2013, and the DELF for French certification in 2013 / 2014, and the HSK Mandarin certification in 2014 / 2015, we are pleased to announce the introduction of preparation courses for the English language Cambridge certification this year. We are also set to become an examination centre for the DELF tests.

To all parents, we wish you a satisfying school year, which we hope will meet your expectations.

To our students, we wish you a school year which will allow you to blossom and incite your pleasure for learning and success.

We encourage you to visit our website regularly as it is updated in accordance with the rhythm of the school life.

We wish you all an excellent school year 2016 / 2017.