“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.
The Founder and Director
After graduating from HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in 2002, I started my career in Paris as a financial auditor at Ernst & Young, before holding various positions in several large international groups (Louis Dreyfus, Société Générale, Standard Chartered Bank) in Paris, then in Singapore since 2006.
In 2012, I left the wonderful world of large groups with no regrets and embarked on an entrepreneurial project with La Petite Ecole, alongside my wife Viviane Salin.
What was initially a family project (a bilingual school for our two children, now aged 12 and 10) has turned into an entrepreneurial adventure. We have grown and learnt to surround ourselves with experts to carry out our projects.
After three years of success, we opened La Petite Crèche in order to offer a more comprehensive service to families in Singapore. Two years later, we took up the double challenge of launching La Petite Ecole in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City concurrently.
Since 2019, I have assumed the management of the group La Petite Ecole, in close collaboration with our School Principals, and more particularly with Maria Lamrani Alaoui, Pedagogical Director of the group.
Head of School
Maria Lamrani Alaoui
My career journey consists of multiple experiences in various countries, After studying Literature in Bordeaux 3 and Education Sciences in Paris, I taught older pupils before discovering a passion for early childhood education.
I worked in Africa, at the Lycée Louis Massignon of Casablanca, followed by Australia at the French-Australian Lycée. My first career in Singapore was as a professional trainer for AEFE (official agency for French education abroad) in the region, conducting seminars in the Lycée Français de Singapour as well as in Australia (Canberra and Melbourne). Together with my colleagues, I had the opportunity to share and consider the integration of new technology practices in my classes.
I had taught and managed La Petite Ecole for a year before assuming the role of School Principal.
For more information on La Petite Ecole's methods, you are welcome to visit this page: Our Pedagogy.