Welcome to our new School Website. I hope that you will find it informative and it gives you an insight into our values and practices.
Independent School Limited (ISL) Seychelles is a highly successful K1–A2 school which over the years, has established itself a leading school and centre of excellence for education in the Seychelles, an accomplishment wholly due to the dedication of our students and outstanding efforts of all the staff. We pride ourselves in the provision of quality teaching and learning as well as the provision of an environment which enables students to develop their full potential.
It is a place with warm, friendly and dedicated staff working collaboratively with students and parents to continue the success the School has worked so hard to achieve over the years. Through this collaboration, I believe that our students will continue to thrive as we navigate our way through this ever-changing and challenging world.
ISL is a school where the desire to learn is infectious and students of all abilities flourish. Everyone works hard to create a learning environment where all are welcome and diversity is celebrated. We are a school where staff and students have a strong sense of purpose, teachers constantly strive to provide inspirational learning and extra-curricular initiatives in which students are equipped with essential life skills. We work hard to ensure that the atmosphere in ISL remains very special. Quite simply at ISL, we believe that everyone has talent and we strive to equip all children in our care to become positive citizens and develop a culture where achievements and excellence are celebrated.
Consequently, academic standards at the School are very high and usually amongst the best in the country thanks to highly motivated staff, students who wish to learn and parents who support them. Last year, our students have been commended for their outstanding performance in external examinations, winning an array of Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards, which are awarded to worldwide top performers in Cambridge IGCSE and A Level. At ‘A’ level 100% pass rate was recorded with 94% at C or higher, showing a 17.1% increase from the previous year. At AS, 88% of the grades were ‘c^’ or above an increase of 8% from the previous year and at IGCSE, 86.3% of grades were ‘C’ or better, a 6.3% increase compared to the previous year. The School also recorded very good results at P6 checkpoint examinations.
ISL is a trusted and respected member of the local community and works exceptionally hard to provide the very best start for our young people. We firmly believe that our school is a unique place, creating a safe spacious environment for all students and staff, where courtesy and kindness prevail and where diverse customs and cultures are embraced thereby providing the foundation for students to develop their potential and ensure that they are ready to take their place in society as well-rounded, informed individuals in line with our motto of ‘apprendre pour grandir’.
The School is also very lucky to have a committed PTA who are committed to working together towards the success of all the students and they continue to plan and organise fun activities and events each year to support the School.
I consider myself to be part of a motivated and dynamic school management team and this new school website exemplifies only one of a number of changes and improvements which are in the process of being implemented. The School has recently reviewed and updated its governing policies and procedures as well as enhancing its continuing professional development provision for all teaching staff. The school is well underway to complete its modernisation and expansion programme with the new swimming pool soon to be completed and multipurpose hall which is also to be constructed. These projects will consolidate the School as a leading educational establishment in the Seychelles and will enable us to expand our extracurricular provision for students in sports, music and drama thereby ensuring they are given the opportunity to develop their potential to the maximum.
I hope that staff and students alike will enjoy this new website as well as the exciting times ahead and that prospective students and their parents/guardians will also wish to join our school community.