Vijay International School Praslin
You are not born for yourself...but for the world
Vijay International School, Baie St Anne, Praslin, Seychelles
Welcome to the Primary Section
The Primary Section is composed of 4 classes (Year 3 – Year 6), catering for approximately
80 students. Our committed team of staff helps to create a happy, engaging and inclusive
learning environment. Each class receives support from at least one Teaching Assistant
and Class Teachers work closely with our Special Educational Needs (SEN) Department
to ensure that all children have equal opportunities to succeed.
Year 3: Miss Stacey Hubbard (Class Teacher) and Miss Lindy Cesar (Teaching Assistant).
Year 4: Miss Marie-Noella Pirame (Class Teacher) and Miss Melissa DC Lablache (Teaching Assistant).
Year 5: Miss Louise Pettigrew (Class Teacher), Miss Arlene Jean-Louis (Teaching Assistant).
Year 6: Miss Martha Platt (Class Teacher) and Mrs Rebecca Dubignon (Teaching Assistant).
All classes are taught French and PE by specialist teachers:
French: Mme Yasmine Salmi
PE: Mr Baker
The National Curriculum
Vijay International School follows the new UK National Curriculum. In the Primary Section, whilst Literacy and Numeracy are taught as discrete subjects and specialist Computing and French lessons are timetabled, other subjects are taught through cross-curricular ‘Topics’. These topics change each half-term and have different subject focuses (one half-term might have emphasis on Geography and the following half-term might have emphasis on History, for example).
The following subjects are taught over the course of the year:
• Physical Education (P.E.)
• Religious Education (R.E.)
• PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
Core Values and Celebrating Success
At Vijay International School we believe in nurturing the ‘whole child’ and aim to develop self-motivated children who love to learn and are not afraid to take risks or make mistakes. Our ‘Weekly Values’ are designed to help raise awareness of and develop the skills children need to become effective learners as well as becoming thoughtful, respectful and confident individuals. New values are introduced in our Monday morning assemblies and one child is selected from each class to receive our ‘Value Superhero Award’ in our Achievement Assemblies on Friday afternoons. ‘Star of the Week’ awards are also given to the children who have set an excellent example or have achieved something special. Children also receive House Points as rewards for excellent work or behaviour.
The School Day
Supervision for the Junior Section starts at 7:55am. For health and safety reasons children should not arrive at school before this time.
7.50 am Supervision of early arrivals commences
8.05 am Line up. Classes begin
10.40am Lessons resume
12.00 Lunch Break
12.40pm Lessons resume
2.00pm End of lessons
2pm-2.45pm After-school Clubs (No activities on Mondays)
2pm-2.45pm Late Class (Daily)
NB Year 6 lunch time is 12:25 - 1:05pm
UNIFORM AND PE KITS
Students can purchase their uniform (blue shorts/skirt and blue t-shirt) from the library between 8am – 9am. Children are expected to come to school dressed in the uniform and they are expected to keep their uniform clean and presentable. Students must wear appropriate footwear throughout the school day—either shoes or sandals with heel straps.Students can also purchase their PE kit (house team shirt) from the library. Children are expected to wear trainers, shorts, PE shirt and hat for all PE lessons. They are then expected to change back into their regular uniform for the remainder of the day