Vijay International School Praslin
You are not born for yourself...but for the world
Vijay International School, Baie St Anne, Praslin, Seychelles
September 2018 saw the launch of the International Duke of Edinburgh award at Vijay International School.
The award, which is an internationally recognised qualification for efforts beyond the classroom in three areas; physical activity, service and skill development. Students must spend 1 hour per week, outside school hours, over a period of at least 3 months improving each of those areas. Finally, they must go on a 2 day camping expedition, trekking across the island. Upon completion of the course they will be awarded a certificate which is recognised internationally.
Approximately 30 students from years 10, 11 and 12 started their award journey towards the Bronze award with a team treasure hunt around Baie St Anne. Skills developed in the hunt included problem solving, physical fitness and ability to work on as a team.
Staff and students at VISP are extremely excited to start the award and we wish them luck with their future endeavours.
Students from VISP were once again celebrating this August when results day finally came around. The school has has cemented a reputation in recent years for outstanding IGCSE results whilst it's new A-Level centre, opened 3 years ago, has already produced some high quality outcomes too.
This year, IGCSE results at the school were once again excellent, building on the success of previous years. Overall 99% of exams were passed with 76% at C grade or above, both of those figures would be well above the average for a school in the UK. In particular, there were outstanding academic performances by Jan Bouchereau, Julius Bossy and Gaia Ugo Sala. These exceptional results mark yet another step forward for the school in terms of IGCSE success .
After the publication of their first A-Level results 12 months ago, the school was delighted that every student who wished to move into further education was able to move on to their first choice of university. That cohort has gone on to study in the UK, France, Canada, Malaysia and at the University of Seychelles in courses as diverse as Medicine and Software Engineering. This year, the school was delighted with results which were on a par with the previous year. Again, this will enable those students who wish to go to university to do so. In particular, Benny Boodna and Chloe Morel produced excellent results and will both now go on to study at university in the UK.