Archive for January, 2020

Outstanding Achievement by Heemani Patel

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Dear all

I take pride in informing you all that one of our students of Year 12 Ms Heemani Patel has secured 2nd Global Ranking in the International Life-Skills Olympiad 2019.

This was the first year we had our students registered for ILSO. 58 students registered under 4 different categories for ILSO from ISS. A Global 2nd ranking is definitely an outstanding achievement. She will be receiving an Apple iPad as the prize.

The message below is from ILSO

Dear Heemani Patel,

Congratulations on achieving the prestigious Global 2nd position and becoming the first runner-up in Group 4 of International Life Skills Olympiad 2019. This is the official award notification mail with the necessary details for claiming your award.

As the global second position holder in Group 4 of ILSO 2019, you have qualified to receive a brand new Apple iPad as a prize.

Congratulation Heemani! Well done!!!

Ashish Bhatnagar

Principal

Aldabra and Dugongs

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Maria Brioche Outreach and Education officer for SIF came to talk to the Wildlife club for Protected Areas Day. SIF manages and protects the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Aldabra Atoll and the Vallee de Mai. She has visited Aldabra atoll herself with the Eco award winners and came to give a brief talk about Aldabra . Maria spoke knowledgeably about the special flora and fauna on the island and showed slides of the kind of activities that students would be involved in during a visit there. These include bird and turtle monitoring, shark spotting and nocturnal hunts for the coconut robber crabs. We all agreed that Aldabra looks like an amazing place. Many thanks to Maria for travelling over from Praslin to speak to and inspire our students. After the presentation the pupils were involved in a very creative art project using recycled bottle tops and produced a beautiful dugong – these marine mammals still live happily in the pristine Aldabra atolls. Let’s hope we can visit them one day!

 

 

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ISS Student – Cambridge Acceptance

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The International School Seychelles is delighted to discover that our Head Boy, Jovan Varsani, has been offered a place at the world-leading University of Cambridge Pembroke College, to study Civil Engineering. In 2019, this course received a total of 2092 applications, yielding a total of 379 offers [1]. Cambridge is widely considered to be the best university in the UK to study this highly valuable discipline [2].

Having placed significant resources into helping our students reach the most ambitious destinations available to them, International School Seychelles is thrilled at seeing Jovan’s hard work pay off.

Along with another of our most gifted students, Jovan completed the entire Mathematics A-Level in one year, achieving an A*. He will now go on to be one of the first students in ISS to sit Further Mathematics alongside his other A-Levels.

Before flying to chilly England to face Cambridge’s famously rigorous selection process, Jovan meticulously researched the university and sat a series of practice interviews with Mr Brown (Head of Sixth Form) and Ms Woolfenden (Head of Secondary).

In response to this great honour, Jovan has said ‘the key to all of this has been an acknowledgement of all the hard work needed to have a strong application. I feel confident that any of our future students who are willing to put in the hours are just as likely to gain access to their ideal universities. I am also really grateful to the maths department for allowing me to study an accelerated course and the sixth form team for supporting my application.’

The Head of Sixth Form, Mr Brown, has said ‘since I joined the school in 2016, we have seen a consistent growth in the number of our students joining aspirational destinations around the world. Like all of our students, Jovan has benefitted from working with a specialist educational team of teachers and support staff who continue to push ourselves and our students to greater levels of success.’

‘Jovan is one of many driven, humble and ambitious young people who we know will go on to achieve great things. I think what makes people like Jovan such excellent university candidates is that he is always pushing himself intellectually and personally. It is no surpsise to any of his teachers that he has offers from Bath, Imperial College, Bristol and Southampton as well.’

‘2020 is shaping up to be another wonderful year for the sixth form. Now we all need to get on with the serious business of getting the grades needed to make good on our university offers.’

[1] https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/apply/statistics
[2] https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/civil-engineering

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