“The happiest man in the world is the one who makes the most people happy”
For the well-being of the children, the different actors in the school’s day-to-day operations (staff, parents, external parties) need to get along and work in harmony. The focus is on mutual respect and team spirit.
Viviane & Vincent
Married couple Viviane Salin and Vincent Rosa are the happy parents of a ten year old and an eight year old. After moving to Singapore in 2006, they could not find the right school for their children, and decided to open La Petite Ecole in September 2012.
After three successful years, they extended their services to families and their younger children by opening La Petite Crèche. One year after the launch of La Petite Ecole in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh, in September 2017, a new exciting project has recently emerged : the opening of a language school in Kuala Lumpur, The French Academy.
Viviane’s unusual curriculum is a testimony of her multiple skills. After graduating from HEC School of Management, she first worked for an event organising agency in Paris, then as an accomplished violinist in Singapore, playing in an opera. She has provided private violin tuitions, but also taught students at the German School in Singapore. Furthermore, she has put her knowledge and skills to the service of adolescents with special needs, by encouraging them to express their emotions through music.
Her passion: to educate, pass on knowledge and reveal the potential in each child.
For the past five years, Viviane has first devoted herself to continue improving the school she had dreamed of for her children, before starting to develop and expand La Petite Ecole to new horizons. By doing so, she brings excellent education standards and learning conditions to a larger number of students.
Vincent studied in the same top-ranking school as Viviane did. After graduation, he went on to work at internationally-renowned banks, before joining his spouse to help manage La Petite Ecole, in 2013. He is the co-founder and co-director of the group La Petite Ecole.
Head of School
My carrier is made of multiple experiences in various countries, each and every one of them bringing new discoveries and encounters into my life.
After studying Literature in Bordeaux 3 and Education Sciences in Paris, a career in education came as an obvious and natural way forward. I first taught older pupils, before discovering a passion for teaching early years children.
After working in Africa, at the Lycée Louis Massignon of Casablanca, then in Australia at the French-Australian Lycée, I have now joined the Asian continent. My first contact with Singapore was when I worked as a professional trainer for AEFE (official agency for French education abroad) in the region. My role was to conduct a seminar called “Innovative practices in preschool” in the Lycée Français de Singapour as well as in Australia, first with the Canberra-based team, when with the one in Melbourne.
Together with my colleagues, I had the opportunity to share and consider the integration of new technology practices in my classes.
After a first year spent teaching and managing the school, I was delighted to fully embrace the role of School Principal. It is with great delight that I will continue to do so this year.
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