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Dear Parents, Guardians and Students


As we approach the end of our Academic year, we take a moment to acknowledge what a challenging year this has been for education- for all the families, students and teachers to make the switch from in-person to online, coupled with complexities of personal and mental health and access to internet services being an essential part of learning.


We thank you for your unconditional support towards learning, our students and our teachers.


You may be aware, that some members of our school will be leaving at the end of term. And, having been an integral part of the community during an unprecedented time we would like to extend a warm and sincere appreciation to our outgoing teachers in both Primary and Secondary for their commendable role in very challenging circumstances and wish them the best in the future endeavors.


A special mention to our SLT, who have been diligently trying to make things run seamlessly behind the scenes. We extend our gratitude and bid a fond farewell to Mr. Ashish Bhatnagar, our Principal, Ms. Glodel Hayward, our Head of Primary and Mr. Lahiru Hettiarachchi, our Financial Controller, as they embrace new opportunities.


Rest assured, that despite these changes, we are pleased to announce that ISS is fully staffed for the next academic year 2021-2022.


We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the SLT and new teachers for Primary and Secondary.


  • Mrs. Elodie Vallantine, Principal and Head of Secondary
  • Mr. Kristian Cejka, Head of Primary
  • Ms. Dilshani De Silva, Finance Manager
  • Mr. Terence Francoise, Vice Principal
Primary Teachers
  • Ms. Raeesah Desai
  • Ms. Jennie Douras
  • Ms. Jessica Hughes-Pratt
  • Ms. Millicent Songoro
  • Ms. Tapiwa Zhou
  • Mr. Josh Ward, Teacher of Drama
Secondary Teachers
  • Mrs. Helen Brown, Teacher of English and Drama; Activities Coordinator
  • Mrs. Lilian Furneau, Teacher of English; Head of Sixth Form
  • Ms. Harriet Hook, Teacher of English and Drama
  • Mr. Edward Howat, Teacher of History
  • Ms. Hannah Kaiser, Teacher of Psychology
For the Whole School
  • Mr. Doyle Finch, Head of PE
  • Mr. Gift Mwachibua Muthami, PE Teacher


We are absolutely delighted to welcome our new recruits and thank the incredible team that is still with us for continuing their journey with ISS.


All teacher appointments will be effective for the start of the new Academic Year 2021-22 in September 2021 and relevant class and school updates will be shared prior to school reopening.


We look forward to welcoming all our students back in September and wishing all of you much needed rest and relaxation over the summer.


Once again, Thank you everyone.


Stay safe. Stay Healthy


Priscille Chetty
Board of Governors
International School Seychelles