Turtle Monitoring at NE point beach

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The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change invited ISS students to participate in a new initiative to assist the Biodiversity section in turtle monitoring. The students were involved in the hawksbill turtle laying season from October to March and were given the NE point beach to monitor. Students from Year 8 from the Secondary Science classes and members of the Primary Wildlife club took part in this exercise which meant visiting the beach once a week during these months and looking for turtle tracks or evidence of turtle activity. The students and their teachers Ms Belle and Ms Sue took their task seriously and this week have given in the data to the Biodiversity Conservation Section of the Ministry. We unfortunately saw no signs of turtle emergence or nesting during this period. Of course with climate change and global warming the tracks would of course be washed away daily on this particular beach. The last sighting of a nesting turtle here was 2 years ago. The ministry came to talk to the students about turtles in the Seychelles and the students selected enjoyed their beach studies even if they didn’t see turtles they did see many wading birds, rays and puffer fish in the shallows along the coastline. Next year we hope to patrol another beach with more turtle activity. Many thanks to the ministry for initiating this project and to the students who participated so enthusiastically.

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An exciting scheme to engage students in STEM subjects begins this week.

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Science Technology Engineering and Maths make up subjects that are the cornerstone of building a modern society. The future prosperity of a nation could depend on the ability of its young people to adapt, embrace and develop new technology. At International School we are serious about ensuring that our students are well educated and prepared for the technical advancements of the future. Indeed, we are preparing our students to take up jobs in the future that do even exist yet.

 

 

Mr David Scales gives the welcoming address at the opening ceremony on Wednesday.
 

 

 

 

Year 10 students engaged in Modern Application Development. The session being taught by Mr Manfred Laporte.

 

 

 

NISTI CEO Mr Xavier Estico delivers the opening speech.

 

 

 

 

The program being launched today, by the National Institute for Science Technology and Innovation is a wonderful opportunity to further compliment the work being done at ISS. Everyone involved is very excited and looking forward to the sessions which are starting this week.

Over the next 9 weeks sessions will be delivered on the following topics:

  • Modern Application Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Frontier Technologies
  • Global Information Systems
  • Robotics
  • Space Science Technology
  • Airspace Management

Animals in School

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An update to let you know that last weeks kittens were adopted by a parent from EC section – many thanks to their daughter for her persuasive words. This week (just for today 18th March) we have 2 puppies in school also donated from the SSPCA

If anyone is interested in adopting them please contact Ms Sue Ansell (both are females but SSPCA will be able to spay them for you in the future)

SSPCA

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Recently, SSPCA representatives Jimmy and Suzanne came to visit ISS Wildlife
club. Jimmy spoke to the students about caring for their pets. The two
kittens that came to school from the cat shelter were well received by all
the Early Childhood children and each class was able to learn about what the
children need to provide each day for their pet. Many of the students are
already donating any food waste to the SSPCA by putting any uneaten food in
the bucket provided in the lunch area. This project was started by Year 8
pupils at the school and has been a great success. It also looks like the
kittens that came to visit us will find good homes.

And finally, please be advised that the Secondary Eco club is holding a Bake
Sale and Raffle on the 11th April. All proceeds from this will go to the
SSPCA.
 

 

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