The valliant firecrew at Seychelles International Airport hosted Year 2 this week for a trip that is firmly established as a much anticipated annual event. Following security checks to allow us all ‘air-side’, the children were treated to a guided tour of the firestation and a demonstration of equipment and how to ‘suit-up’ in the confines of the cabin of a moving fire-engine. We then clambered aboard the fire-engine and sped down the long runway with some white knuckles evident. As we got ready to go back to school we sang a song to the friendly firemen to show our appreciation for allowing us such a fun insight into their exciting job.
Students across the secondary school are today launching their new online newspaper ‘ISS Islander’. Please click on the ISS Islander icon on the main page or click here to read the first edition! Well done to all involved!
The International Conference Centre Seychelles (ICCS) was the venue for the Early Childhood Christmas Show. The eager cast performed “The Nursery Rhyme Nativity” to a packed auditorium on December 4th. The audience were treated to a visually spectacular performance of an amended nativity tale where Mary and Joseph encounter on their way to Bethlehem a travelling circus. The whole Early Childhood Section played a part and entertained everybody with lyrical Christmas songs with familiar nursery rhyme tunes. The hour long show was as enjoyable to present and perform in for the children and appeared equally enjoyed by the parents and families who had come along to watch. As producer and director of the show I am greatly indebted to everyone who assisted in the production. The EC staff for their hard work coaching their classes, preparing the masks and assisting with the art work, Amalia Herrara Grau for helping with the huge task of decorating the large stage, Lorraine for the choreography of the can can dancers, Mrs Senekal for painting the circus figures and of course the PTA for their continued support.
Around 100 people were able to participate in the sponsored walk on the 30th November to raise funds urgently for the ‘Haiyan Super Typhoon’ victims in the Philippines. The activity was organised by ‘Friends of Filipino students and parents’ from the International School Seychelles.We are now collecting the funds to be sent urgently to ‘Médecins Sans Frontières’ MSF (Doctors without Borders), who are already heavily involved in the disaster-relief efforts there in the Philippines. Around 200 MSF staffs are working hard to meet the emergency needs of people affected. We are still seeking as much support as possible. Any donation would be extremely important for those medical specialists working in difficult conditions. If you would like to join us and send a small donation to help those desperate and hopeless victims, please contact (before 5th December):
Rose-Marie Bargain: 2516724 Jeeva Hettiarachchi: 2525695 Teng Alvarez: 2523266