Vijay International School Praslin
You are not born for yourself...but for the world
Vijay International School, Baie St Anne, Praslin, Seychelles
Mr Howell, Mr Cross and Miss Bamforth run the Mahe Half Marathon!
On Sunday 22nd February, Mr Howell, Mr Cross and Miss Bamforth will be running the Mahe half marathon (21km). They have been training hard and would really appreciate your support in raising money for Vijay International School. Please use the button below to download a sponsor form. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
On Tuesday 3rd February we were lucky enough to have a visit from Sarah Frias-Torres from the Reef Rescuers Program'. Classes from reception all the way to Year 11 received a wonderfully interesting presentation from Sarah about her vital work in the waters of the Seychelles. Sarah spoke in depth about the effort that is being put in to restore the coral reefs of the Seychelles. In addition to sharing her wealth of knowledge on the subject with our students, she also showed videos, pictures and brought in coral samples to demonstrate the restoration process. The morning was a real success and our pupils learnt a great deal from the expertly delivered sessions on coral restoration.
Read to Feed
During October 2014, students across the junior and secondary section at Vijay International School took part in a sponsored read to help raise money for African families living in poverty.
The 'Read to Feed' sponsorship, run by the charity 'Send a Cow', was designed to foster a love of reading in children, as well as inspire them to help African families get out of poverty for good. Students at our school decided how many books, pages or chapters they wanted to read during the last two weeks of October and raised sponsorship for completing this.
Through the reading and dedication of our students, Vijay International School has managed to raise 13,500scr for 'Send a Cow', beating our initial target of 10,000scr. This money will buy a dairy cow, a water pump and several donkeys and chickens for a community in Africa. These items are life-changing and ultimately help families reach self reliance; ensuring that more young children are enabled to attend school and receive a good education.
40 students at the school received certificates for the efforts and two students were awarded prizes for raising the most sponsorship in their section. From the secondary section Eva Le Gac raised a phenomenal 1,200scr and from the junior section Phinehas Samraj raised an amazing 800scr.
A massive well done to everyone who took part!
For more information on ‘Send a Cow’, please visit: www.sendacow.org
Thank you to all who came to watch the Early Childhood production on Friday 28th November 2014. Each class took it in turn to shine as well as singing some songs together. They sung their hearts out and each child shone in their own unique way.
Winners in the Lend me your Literacy competition
Two students from Vijay International School recently received their prizes for winning the Lend me Your Literacy competition entitled ‘Dreams of Hope for the Future’. Brigitte DC Lablache, aged 15, and Nelza Gardette, aged 9, both submitted wonderfully creative entries which were deemed ‘moving’ and ‘outstanding’, beating competition from countries around the world including Switzerland, Australia, the UAE, England, Latvia and Venezuela. Two other students from the school, Noah Labuschagne and Alyssa Payet were highly commended for their entries. Well done to everyone who took part. Copies of the winning entries can be found here: http://lendmeyourliteracy.com/dreamsofhope-winners/.
Vallee de Mai club
A group of 22 students from Vijay Interational school on Praslin participated in a bird watching activity at Glacis Noire recently to learn more about birds of Seychelles. Equipped with binoculars and a bird species checklist the keen birdwatchers set out hoping to see many species of birds. They were in luck and the Seychelles Black Parrot, Seychelles Bulbul, Seychelles Swiftlet and Seychelles Sunbird were all spotted. The children had a great time and we hope to take them birdwatching again in the not too distant future!
Years 8 and 9 were asked to create pieces of sculpture that they could wear in the form of hats. They began the work last term and are now completing the project. Here are some of the first finished hats, modelled by the artists. There are also some shots of students presenting their ideas at the start of the project. You can also see the trigger sheet that started the project rolling. A range of materials were used in the construction of these sculptures, with modroc, card and paint being the main components used by most students.
Osian Jenson of Year 11 was recently announced the winner of the national competition to design a new logo for Aride Island. Dorian Le Bihan in Year 10 secured third prize in the same competition. Congratulations to both students for very professional entries.