Covid-19 update Closure of School

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Board of Governors, together with the senior management of the school met on Friday 13th March 2020 and discussed the Preparedness and Emergency Operating Plan in the event of a confirmed case of Covid-19 in Seychelles.

Further to the confirmation by the Ministry of Health on 14th March, that there are two confirmed cases of Covid-19, the Board together with the senior management have had an emergency meeting today-15th March to discuss the course of action in line with our emergency operating plan.

The International School of Seychelles has taken the decision to be proactive and will close for the next 14 days with effect from Monday the 16th March 2020, in line with recommended WHO guidelines.

We acknowledge that the mandatory 14 days will end close to the Easter Break. The school will be monitoring the situation closely and will endeavor to keep you informed if there are any adverse developments. We will be taking further measures as we deem necessary for the safeguard of our whole school community.

Teaching and learning will continue as set out in the Emergency Operating Plan (attached below).

Over the next few days, the individual email-ID’s of ALL students in Y5 and above will be sent out to parents in order for your child/ren to access Google Classroom to continue with their learning.

For those, who are unfamiliar with Google Classrooms please visit the link below:

For parents with children from R1 to Y4, resources and assignments will be sent via email regularly.

The Board in consultation with the school management will determine what is the best course of action to take in relation to the students sitting for the external exams and communication to parents with students sitting external exams will be sent out shortly.

We would like to thank all our parents for their support and understanding despite the decision being implemented with such short notice that may leave some parents with some difficulty in making alternative arrangements for their children.

At this time, we would like to encourage all parents to remain calm, exercise caution and practice the recommended social distancing and avoid large gatherings.

Click to View/Download The Emergency Operation Plan at ISS

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

Priscille Chetty
International School Seychelles
Board of Governors

World book day

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World Book Day was celebrated in full swing on the 5th of March 2020. Children from reception to Year 6 not only brought in their favourite read but dressed up as characters from their favourite book as well. The parents hard work to come up with innovative ideas was seen through their kids attire. All in all it was a great fun activity for both parents and kids. The whole idea of getting the children to read has definitely moved up a notch! A big Thank you to all for the wonderful efforts. And like Dr. Seuss said-
The more you read,
The more things you know.
The more you learn,
The more places you’ll go!

Hygiene awareness

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In the best interest of the students in the prevention of germs being spread the Nurse demonstrates to the students during the Assembly on the best possible hand washing techniques.

A-Level Syllabus Poet, Owen Sheers, Visits School

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This Monday and Tuesday was a special moment for students studying English at KS4 and KS5, along with their teachers. The world renowned poet, novelist, dramatist, film-maker and professor, Owen Sheers, was in school from the 24-25th February 2020 to help our students and teachers get to grips with a range of literary topics.

Starting Monday by spending a whole day working with the A-Level class who are studying his collection, Skirrid Hill, Owen shed light on the stories and processes behind this award-winning collection. Then on Tuesday he did some work with all of Year 10 and 11 on his novel, ‘Resistance’, which was made into a movie in 2011.

The day continued with a screening of his BBC movie-poem, ‘The Green Hollow’ for English and History A-Level students and one last Q&A and debate with the Literature A-Level class.

The day ended with Owen running a CPD staff-training session for our English staff about how to harness the creative process in young people, getting our own teachers laughing and crying as we had a go at writing our own poems.

This visit has been a wonderful opportunity for students to encounter one of the UK’s most exciting and treasured young writers, and for our teachers to see the human being behind an exam text which many of us have now been teaching for ten years.

We greatly look forward to the chance to work with other exciting world-class practitioners from the full range of disciplines in the future.


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