Archive for April, 2016

ISS Misses Out on Best School at Zwe Lespwar (just!)

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It was a very tight finish between Anse Royale and International School.

The second edition of the Zwe Lespwar ended last Friday with the basketball finals. For the girls, the champions were Praslin Secondary after winning 11-3 over Anse Boileau, whilst Mont Fleuri boys dominated and easily won the gold medal by beating Anse Boileau 23-11.

The basketball finals were followed by the closing and prize giving ceremony. The best school in the athletics events for girls was Anse Royale finishing ahead of La Digue and English River. For the boys, the best school was Praslin finishing ahead of La Digue and Mont Fleuri.

In Football the champion was Anse Royale after defeating Praslin in the finals with Pointe Larue finishing in third place. As for swimming, the best school for both girls and boys was International school. For the girls – in second position was La Digue and the French school finished third. As for the boys, second place went to French school and Plaisance took the third position.

In Table Tennis the best school award went to Plaisance for both boys and girls. And in Volleyball, the best girls’ team was Praslin followed by La Digue and the third place went to English River. Praslin was also the best school for boys’ volleyball followed English River and Pointe Larue.

As a result of their good performance Anse Royale Secondary was named best school for girls taking the title from Praslin Secondary. In second place was the International School and La Digue came out third. For the boys, Praslin secondary retained its title finishing ahead of the International School and Mont Fleuri.
And Anse Royale won the title for most medals won just piping it ahead of the International School. Both won 10 golds and 7 silvers. However, Anse Royale won 8 bronze medals compared to 3 for the International school.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, both Robert August and Giovanna Rousseau from the National Sports Council claimed that Zwe Lespwar was generally a success and gave rendezvous in two years time for the third edition.

From Today in Seychelles article 26/04/2016

International Swimming Success for ISS Students

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We are very proud of Nicole Grasselli Barni, Samuele Rossi and all other national swimmers who came back from Mauritius after a very successful week at the African Swimming Confederation (CANA) zone 4 championships.

Nicole secured several medals including a Gold in her 800m Freestyle event.  Samuele captured a silver in the 100m Breaststroke.  These are great achievements from two of our very talented swimmers and we at ISS continue to be proud of their hard work and success.

With the money ISS PTA made at Sports Day, they produced beautiful caps for the swimmers. And were also able to contribute towards the participation fees of two very talented young Seychellois swimmers – as otherwise they would not have been able to go to Mauritius.  The Championship was officially opened by the Mauritian Sports Minister Yogida Sawmynaden. A total of 52 events took place on the first day of the championship with Seychelles’ swimmers in action in 14 events.  Seychelles went to the championship with 16 young swimmers, ten boys and 6 girls.

Well done to Nicole, Sam and all the Seychelles competitors!


  • Nicole Grasselli Barni 800m Freestyle


  • Samuele Rossi 100m Breaststroke


  • Nicole Grasselli Barni 400m Freestyle
  • Nicole Grasselli Barni 200m Backstroke

Open Water

  • 1km Samuele Rossi (overall first Male)
  • 3km Nicole Grasselli Barni (overall first Female)


Outer Islands Public Presentation Competition

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 On Thursday 21st April two teams from the ISS Seychelles school went to the Mont Fleuri Secondary School to give presentations about the marine environment around the Outer Islands of the Seychelles.  They had to discuss the threats to marine species and how these can be tackled.  Both teams spoke very clearly and were praised by the judges for the research they had conducted.  Richard Laljee and Thyron Dingwall both spoke about the effects on tuna, turtles, dolphins and sharks.  The girls team, Alyssa Testa, Hansi and Dewmi Jaytilake, discussed the impact on different tuna species, dugongs, humphead wrasse and different types of turtles.
They were specifically praised for their answers to questions at the end on ways to repopulate wrasse.
Well done to both teams on thier efforts!Pic2

Pirates sighted on Moyenne Island!

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P4180444 P4180464The ghost of Brendon Grimshaw was manifest in the form of an old yellow dog who followed class 2 as they trekked around the pristine island of Moyenne – in search of buried treasure.  Not a parrot in sight but plenty of endemic birds and plants to interest the young buccaneers.

The treasure was duly found and a celebratory picnic took place in the new picnic shelter.  The tortoises and island natives were cordial towards the landing party and no one was forced to walk the plank on this trip!

Many thanks to Mason’s Travel and to the Moyenne Island Foundation for making this annual trip possible.

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