Inter-Organizations/Schools Choir Festival 2018

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ISS is proud to have hosted another spectacular and successful second Inter-Organizations/schools choir festival which took place on the 28th February at ICCS. The festival was the school’s second initiative which aims at bringing all the Seychelles’ communities, musicians of any age together to promote choral and music education in the country. The school Principal, Mr. John Prince, opened the show with an inspiring speech reminding the audience about several benefits of music education stating that “Music is medicine even to the dying soul. Music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside our hearts and souls and helping us figure out the position of things inside us. Music has power to unite cultures. It is said “where words fail music speaks”. No matter where you come from music brings us all together. One wise man once said “Music is a vehicle wherein all humankind journeys as one family of brothers and sisters without division and barriers”. We have all gathered as one family of brothers and sisters through music”.

He further informed the audience about the impact music education has made to the school since its introduction. “Since the inception of music education, we have seen tremendous developments in our children. Children have grown to be confident individuals. We have also seen talents manifesting among students. Many ensembles have been formed such as school choir, staff choir , Djembe drumming ensembles, keyboards ensemble and the School Orchestra”.

The Principal Secretary of Arts and Culture, Miss Cecile Kalebi, representing the Minister of Arts and Culture Hon. Larue, also presented an inspiring speech and immediately ISS choir welcomed the audience with a friendly expressive piece “We’ve friends on the left and friends on the right”.

Mr. John Chitambo (Head of Music department) would like to thank all the parents for their continuous support. Many thanks to our invited choirs: Ministry of Health choir, Choral and Music Society of Seychelles choir, Mahe chamber, Independent school, SCAA.
Many thanks also go to our supporting and hardworking school PTA under the leadership of Ms. Nicole. Not forgetting our outstanding Master of ceremony Mr. Keith Martin, for a wonderful job as well as all the staff behind the scenes and front in various roles. Additionally, many thanks also go to the PureFM.

Looking forward to the 2019 episode and hoping to see more choirs including public schools.

Thank you



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Year 9 Options evening 2018

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Thank you to all parents and students who attended the Year 9 options evening last Tuesday.

It was a very well attended and successful event. Ms Woolfenden (Head of Secondary) and Ms Gordon (Head of Key Stage 4) presented the Key Stage 4 study programme and options process.

Students and parents had the opportunity to discuss subjects and careers with the Key Stage 4 subject specialists at the information fare and there was also a dazzling musical and dance performance by some of the cast of the upcoming Performing Arts show.



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ISS preparing students for the digital world.

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Students complete Code Club modules meanwhile, Hackers and Makers begin work using Raspberry Pi computers.

Excellent progress is being made in the two clubs being run by the computer science department. In Code Club, which takes place every lunch-time, students are achieving certificates in computer programming. Complete beginners in coding can join the club as students work at their own pace on the programming tasks. The tasks themselves are fun and visual and often involve making games. Students can quickly progress to more professional languages such as python, html and css.


” Mikhail Rudchenko receiving his certificate from Mr Scales.The other coders present are Saai Sreeraam, Federico Tatoni, Aryan Patel and Dhruv Brahmbhatt ”






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The Art Show Private View yesterday was a great success, enjoyed by students, parents, staff and some local artists, with some fantastic, lovely and talented work on display, from Year 4, right up to IGCSE and A Level.

The Art Department would like to thank all those who supported us in putting together the wonderful Art Show at the Eden Art Space. To the children who produced the wonderful art on display, the ISS staff who covered lessons, Glenny Stravens, support staff and maintenance staff, SLT, Board of Governors, PTA and Mamma Mia. Arterial Network for lending us their gallery space, including helping us to set up and with publicity and promotion. Angelique Hill in Year 12 along with Fatma Edmond for taking photos and anyone else involved, thank you.

If you haven’t been yet please take time to visit the Art Show at the Eden Art Space with your friends and family, the student’s work is on show until Friday 16th March.

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