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Welcome from the Principal


International School of Seychelles (ISS) is a not-for-profit making school, established in 1969 as a co-educational school on the island of Mahe. The school has seen a tremendous growth over the years and today we have more than 900 students from over 30 nationalities pursuing their education from Reception 1 all the way through to the IGCSE and A Levels. The school has produced some exceptional results with CAIE and we are proud of our Alma Mater who keep visiting us to guide our existing students. Students who have graduated out of ISS have been successfully placed in some top universities in the UK, US, India, Canada, and many other countries.

The school follows the British National Curriculum and CAIE curriculum for Year 10 – Year 13 students. It’s a school where we have shared goals and everyone takes the responsibility for the continuous improvement to get better. The school provides an environment for ‘Lifelong learning’ where there is mutual respect and support for everyone.

I would like to refer to the quote below by Jiddu Krishnamurti about the true essence of education:

“While one is young is the time to investigate, to experiment with everything. The school should help its young people to discover their vocations and responsibilities, and not merely cram their minds with facts and technical knowledge; it should be the soil in which they can grow without fear, happily and integrally.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life

At ISS, we emphasize on nurturing and developing the critical thinking abilities, life-skills, and application of concepts learnt, in day-to-day lives. Apart from academics, we run a number of clubs for the extra-curricular and co-curricular activities to improve and strengthen the inter-personal skills, physical stamina, mental and emotional strength of our students.  Our Eco club has been doing a fabulous job to create awareness, and engage students to help preserve the nature. Sports clubs at ISS are quite a popular choice with the students.

We are an inclusive school and we place great importance on community and togetherness as we strive to live our mission statement ‘You are born not for yourself, but for the world…’ A sense of selflessness and care towards others pervades the school environment. Our social fabric is rich, dynamic and supportive and our multi-cultural staff are committed to the holistic education of all pupils.

Best wishes!

Ashish Bhatnagar