Archive for January, 2016

ISS Students Secure Doubles gold and singles silver for Seychelles

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TennisMedalsSeychelles won two medals – a gold in the boys’ doubles and a silver in the boys’ singles –in the 2016 East African Junior Tennis Championship and qualified two players for the Africa Junior Championship.

Damien Laporte was the country’s top player at the tournament as he teamed up with Theo Barois to win the under-14 boys’ doubles gold medal, but he lost the under-14 boys’ singles final.

Laporte has now qualified for the Africa Junior Championship set for March in Pretoria, South Africa and he will be accompanied by Shaun Andriamaro who was ranked sixth in the under-16 boys’ singles category.

The top six players in the boys’ and girls’ under-16 and under-14 categories qualify for the Africa Junior Championship.

At the end of the week-long event which attracted eight nations at the Nairobi Club, Kenya won the team title of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Confederation of African Tennis (CAT) 2016 Eastern African Junior Circuit to reclaim the overall team title from Burundi who finished second. Seychelles finished fourth.

In at the Deep End!

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P1210027Ripples of applause greeted the participants of the Key stage One Swimming
gala and thanks to the encouragement of Mr Gage waves of excitement spread
throughout the crowd.

The young swimmers were keen to show off their
aquatic skills to their parents and school mates.  All went swimmingly
thanks to the efforts of Ms. Louise who went to great lengths to organize
the events.

Keegan finished the gala on the crest of a wave with his medley
showing everyone what can be achieved.

Thanks also to the coaches at the Roche Caiman Swimming pool and the parents who helped with moving furniture and blowing up balloons.

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ISS Donors Cocktail Evening

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DonorEvent2On Wednesday 13th January, the ISS hosted a donors’ cocktail at Constance Ephelia hotel to show recognition to companies that have sponsored the school over the years.  The SLT also presented 6 main projects from its five year development plan with the aim of raising awareness of the plans of the school and obtaining the support of companies and individuals.  Although the turnout was not excellent, there was a lot of expressions of interest in working with the school in future.

ISS Development Plan Major Projects

Speech by Mrs Pillay to Donors’ and Guests

If you would be interested in working with the school on any of the projects please contact us to arrange for more information and to join us for a discussion.

Welcome Back To The Second Term

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back to the second term of the 2015-2016 academic year. We hope that you and your family have had an enjoyable festive season.

We are excited to commence this new term and this New Year on a positive note as we welcome new members of staff to make our full cohort. Mr. Bruce Gage, is our new Head teacher for Primary. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Primary/Junior) and a Master’s degree in Education (Elementary Education). Mr. Gage has had extensive experience in Canada as well as Japan. Mrs. Louise Larvin is our new English teacher. She holds a BA in English, Post-Graduate Diploma in the Special Applications of Linguistics and GTP in teaching secondary English to Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Mrs. Larvin has worked in Australia as well as UK. Mrs. Deborah Bicknell is our new science teacher. She holds a BSc in Meteorology and a PGCE in Physics. She has worked in the UK. Mrs. Alecia Rossouw is our new primary teacher replacing Ms. Nicola Taylor. She is from South Africa and she holds a Bachelor degree in Education in Early Childhood Development.

Last term we saw our students involved in many activities including the chess, basketball and the swimming competitions. Several local trips were also organised to strengthen curriculum links. Our teachers have been involved in networking with other schools on Mahe as well as Praslin. Our junior and EC Christmas shows were hugely successful.

As we start the new term, we wish to invite parents and guardians to participate in our parental involvement programme; further information is available on the website and at school.

We anticipated that this term we would see all students in their complete new uniform. We are aware that a few students who need bigger sizes are still having some difficulties accessing the bottom part of the uniform. We have managed to source out one seamstress who has similar materials and who can sew the bottoms. If your child falls into this category, please contact Josianne on 2781407.

As we continue to finalise the schools’ various policies and guidelines, we look forward to your support in ensuring that students come to school early, properly attired with the right attitude to school and to learning.

We wish all of you and your family a prosperous 2016. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any support or concerns.

Best regards

Mrs Pillay

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