News & Events

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Happy Children's Day!

Children’s day is to celebrate “Childhood”. We always plan something special and unique each year for Children’s day.

Teachers put up different programs and entertaining performances for the children. We would like to thank all our parents for their contributions and support as always.

Our special thanks to Mrs. Esther Boniface (Ellie’s mom) who helped Ms. Michel to decorate the school. We truly appreciate the preparations, arrangements, and hardwork done by our lovely teachers.

It was a day full of fun and excitement. Let’s cherish those moments!

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History Exhibition

In collaboration with Seychelles National Museums, and Seychelles National Archives & Library, we’ve organized a mobile exhibition at Trotters Stop.

It was an educational & informative event that allowed students to understand the history & legacy of Slavery in Seychelles and the wider issues of freedom and injustice.

We are thankful to the organizers for putting up the exhibition and raising awareness.

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Easter Hat Parade & Craft Exhibition

The grand week before the Easter holidays was a week full of Easter Craft activities in each class. We did not celebrate for the last two years because of the Covid-19 and this year children were so excited and looking forward to this event.

Children from each class paraded around the playground to the applause of the parents, though it was quite a bright sunny day, children were full of energy & enjoyed showing off their craftworkThey were very proud of their homemade hats, and we are sure that parents did enjoy making the hats as they did with love to create some beautiful memories of their childhood.

A big thanks to all our staff, parents, and students to make the school & event spectacular on this special day. 

Happy Easter to you all!

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Year 3 trip

Year 3 trip to Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden. Children enjoyed climbing hills, viewing giant tortoises, hiking in the woods, and collecting different plants and fruits!

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Year 2 day out!

A perfect ‘End of the term trip’ to North East Point rocky Beach followed by a short trip to Sandy Beach of Beau Vallone. North East Point is known for its incredible rock formation, drifted wood, and crashing active tides. Children were out in nature and enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks to all those mums who helped us to make this trip memorable for our lovely kids.

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Visit to Museum

Year 1 visited the museum this week. Children learned a lot about how things were done, what life looked like, and even what people wore and did in the past.

A visit to a museum adds much to our knowledge of the past.

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More mess means more fun!

Messy play gives the opportunity to experience a wide range of sensory experiences about different textures and materials.

Children are using the hands and fingers, which promotes fine more skill development. Children can play games, test their physical limits, express themselves, and build their self-confidence.
Look how our little toddlers are enjoying and engaged with different activities.

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Welcome to our gardening club

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”

At Trotters Stop the children enjoy planting, looking after and harvesting their own vegetables.
Last year we grew tomatoes, green chilies, pumpkin, lady finger, cucumber, beans, and hope to do just as well this year!
Each year every class is allotted their own raised bed to look after.

We are firm believers that the school garden is an amazing outdoor classroom tool with endless benefits for students that will extend beyond the classroom and long into their adult lives.

Lots of activities can be taught in the garden, and we don’t necessarily need fancy tools to carry out lessons. But we do need your help and support with seeds, small plants, black plastic small pots for seedling, small tools and whatever you think can be recycled and useful for our gardening club.

Let’s see our children’s and their teachers hard work and soon our garden will be blooming!

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School Trip

Our Year 2 students recently took a wonderful trip to Round and Long Island.

Children were so excited when they heard that their teachers have planned an ‘Island Hopping’ adventure as they were learning about ‘islands’ as part of their curriculum.

The trip began in a Glass Bottom Boat and took us from the Marine Charter to Long Island. On our way we fed so many colorful fish, bright corals and even swam.
A highlight was a unique walk along the sand bank connecting Long Island to Round Island.

We would like to thank our staff, parents and moms who helped us to make this a memorable day for all!

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Happy Mid-Term holidays (21st-25th Feb)

Children are always engaged and active throughout their school days because know that by keeping them active we have such a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.

Here are some of their activities during the first half of Term 2.

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Week 2 Activities

Week 2 activities! We hope that all our kids continue to have fun-filled holidays.
See you all on the 11th of January 2022.

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GIS Map Drawing Competition

Our students participated in the recent GIS Map Drawing Competition and Aristarkh from Year 4 won second prize!
 
Many other students from different classes also took part and received their participation certificates this week.
 
We are thankful to the Ministry of Land and Housing for organizing such competitions and encouraging children to engage and participate in these events.

Picnic at a Botanical Garden

Here’s a glimpse of the first week of our Kid’s club activities, where fun and learning came together. We always strive to make their stay happy, productive and safe.

Activities ranged from messy play, treasure hunts, a picnic at the botanical garden, walking through the jungle.

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Education Minister Visited Trotters Stop

We are pleased to share that Minister for Education, Justin Valentin, toured our school yesterday with Mrs Verma, visiting every classroom and facility, getting to know our teachers and students. He expressed his vision for cross pollination of skills and teaching talent among schools and we’re all too happy to share our best practices with other institutes for the benefit of our wider community.
 
He was accompanied by the principal secretary for the education sector development John Lesperance, director for education resource development Dr Linda Barallon and director of education for strategic priorities Alex Souffe.

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Christmas Celebration

A very Merry Christmas to you all! We had a wonderful and unique celebration this year and would like to thank all our staff, parents and students for coming together to making this happen against all odds. Our aim is always to bring a smile to our children’s faces and you can see for yourself that we succeeded!
 
And we’re not done still – tomorrow is our school Christmas party and we can’t wait for the fun to continue!

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Map Drawing Competition

Wow!
It’s all about Aristarkh Kozhin who won the second prize in GIS Map Drawing Competition Category 2 (9-12years).
 
It was quite a big challenge for our students since it was on a short notice. We are so happy to share this big news with all our parents and children.
 
Let’s see what Aristarkh has to say “I have drawn the map of Silhouette because it is one of my favorite places in Seychelles. I was a bit confused whether I will win a prize or not. I feel so happy for winning second place for category 2.”

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Diwali Celebration

We celebrated Diwali, The Festival Of Lights.
 
“Having a strong sense of their own and other’s cultural history and the traditions associated with it helps children build a positive cultural identity for themselves.

First Holy Communion

Our First Holy Communion
 
Big thanks to Miss Michel for getting us beautiful venue and handling all the details of planning such an epic event for our children and their parents.
 
We would also like to thanks our parents for their support to make this occasion memorable.
 
Our special thanks to Esther Boniface (Ellie’s mum) for decorating the Church.
 
Thanks to Mr & Mrs Gonthier for sponsoring the School’s logo.(Narnia’s parents) Your love and generosity will always mean so much to us.
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Creole festival and Halloween is here!

It’s fun for students to see their teachers not to take every single day so seriously! Our children got the opportunity to experience the different aspects of Creole culture.

Wishing you a Spook-tacular Halloween!

Eat as much candies and sweets as you want at home.

Merry Halloween and Happy Howl-adays!
See you all on Tuesday, 2nd of November.

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"Shaping Our Future"

We are very proud to have the opportunity to participate in the Tourism festival art competition to share our vision of how we would like to see the tourism industry in 10 years time!

Children were so happy to receive a certificate of participation, little goodie bag and some lovely books for our library.

Thank you Ms.Ingride Laurencine and Ms.Verona for taking the initiative and executed the art work.

International Peace Day Celebration

Happy International Peace Day!

Let us spread peace, harmony, love, kindness and hope in the face of this pandemic.
 
And let’s make this world a better place for our children.

Term Starts: Week 1

Settling in!
 
The first week of school for toddlers is always exhausting for both teachers and students.
 
So many routines to teach and so many little learners to get to know. We have connected all our parents to the D6 mobile app for communication. Here you will also find daily and term lesson plans for your child.
 
We are still building the trust and relationship with each little learner so that they can feel safe and happy to come to school.
 
Here’s a peek into some of the activities our children are enjoying at school.

Teachers Award Event

Great teachers deserve great rewards, and we’re pleased to share the awards they’ve received for the amazing work they do.

The Best Teacher Award was won by Miss Louicia for her dedication and passion for teaching, and her love for children.

The Star of the Year Award went to Miss Abi for her outstanding performance.
The Star Performance Award was won by Miss Nancy Otieno.


Miss Harini also won the Best Teacher Award. She is leaving the country soon and we are all going to miss her immensely. We wish her the best.

There were many more surprises for several other teachers for their remarkable performances.
Looking forward to seeing our students back on Monday!

A Bok choy has been planted

Raphael planted Bukchoy during our lockdown session for gardening lessons.

Thank you so much for your wonderful gesture.

We all can read our names on each plant!

A Day In Nature

We took our children out in the Sun to teach them the hard work and dedication that goes into plantations. They also learned about the seeding, germination, and growth cycle of a plant. This activity helps stimulate curiosity and interest in the foods that they can grow and hopefully get them to eat their vegetables with excitement!

National Day

Happy Independence Day!

“Our Independence Day is a date that unites us all and is a powerful symbol of our national unity.” – President Danny Faure

To celebrate the occasion, our enthusiastic children created their own flags and chose to take a picture at their favourite spots in our school.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

Happy Father’s Day!

Congratulations on being a wonderful dad. We thank all the fathers, grandfathers, and husbands for their role and influence in our children’s life. May the bond of love and affection between you and your child always be blessed.

Happy Father’s Day to all the loving fathers out there.

HAPPY CHILDREN'S DAY

May the innocence in their smiles and the purity of their hearts stay forever unfaded.

Being the future of our generation and a beacon of hope gives us plenty of reason to celebrate them! So let us honor this day with joy, happiness, and the gift of childhood.

Ocean in a bottle

We had our children create their own little versions of the ocean inside a plastic bottle.

This crafts experiment opened our children’s eyes to life under the vast oceans. They learned about the creatures and plants that inhabit underwater.

Seashells Crafts - By Reception 1

It was a fun outdoor activity to have the children pick their favorite seashells and turning them into beautiful, timely, art pieces.

This helped them understand the atmospheric difference between land creatures and sea creatures.

Earth Day Literacy Activities

Our children learned a lot today about how they can make a difference – by recycling, preserving and reusing the materials that we have. Let us show love and respect to our Mother Earth.

Special Friday

Friday is always special for our little ones!

We always have art & crafts, outdoor fun time, and free playtime.

Teachers Parents Conference

Dear Parents & Guardians,

As always, it was great to meet you all during our recent parent-teacher conferences, which help build the foundation for our partnership.

Our goals for the conferences have always been to inform you of your child’s growth and progress, learn important information regarding your child from you, plan for their future success and build a trusting relationship with you.

Thank you for the great response to the children’s work the teachers had on display and we’re glad you enjoyed touring the classrooms. We appreciate your positive feedback and very encouraging comments to staff for their hard work during and after the lockdown.

Regards

Mrs. Verma

Amazing Christmas Show!

Dear Parents & Guardians,

We had every reason to spread some extra cheer this unprecedented year and that is exactly what we did.

We wanted to give you a magical experience and memories that would help us all look back at 2020 with a little more hope and happiness. This year, we put on a beautiful musical play entitled “Repunzel” and brought you brand new Christmas songs to take you through the holiday season.

We would like to thank all our parents who helped us in preparing and organising such a wonderful and perfect musical day. My staff also put in an incredible effort which was evident in the result.

I hope that these pictures bring as big a smile on your faces as they have for us here at Trotters Stop.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Holidays once again!

Regards

Mrs. Verma

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upcoming Christmas Production 2020

 13th November 2020

As we approach the end of the first term at our new school, it gives me great pleasure to write this letter to you. There have been a lot of exciting activities going on at the school and the children have certainly been busy. I am sure they have been reporting back to you everything they are doing here daily.

Children are practicing songs for our Christmas Concert and here we are with our Musical Play!

Click below to see the letter regards to the Christmas production addressed to the Parents / Guardians. Happy reading.

Halloween & Creole Festival

Duo celebration of ‘Scoopy Halloween’ and ‘Creole Festival’.

Let us unleash our Halloween inspiration to celebrate the day in a safe, fun, unexpected way!

We have loads of tricks in our bag of treats! We played games, read scary stories, had costume contests, goodie bags, candies, and scavenger hunt houses. Mr. Valentin and Mr. Vincent did on came all the way to show us how to make straw hats and baskets with palm leaves.

Let’s snoop in…

How witches and ghosts make merry and can have so much fun!

Thank you to all the lovely parents for their generous contributions to make the event even more memorable. 

Have a lovely midterm break! See you on the 3rd of November!

Happy Halloween

Just a reminder, our Halloween costume party is on Friday, 23rd October where you are encouraged to dress your children in fancy outfits. They can also wear Tropical Island Creole style outfit since we are celebrating “Creole Festival” during the same week. However, please keep in mind that they will spend their entire day wearing them, so clothes should be as comfortable as possible.

Parents and grandparents are most welcome if they can help and show children our local craft making (kapatya, sapo fey koko). Please contact your child’s teacher and organize for the day.

Also, be reminded that there will be no late class on Friday, 23rd October as teachers will have plenty of cleaning and wrapping up chores.

We have planned to host fun activities for the occasion too and if you’d like to contribute to our ‘Trick or Treat’ bag or just add Creole goodies to the table please contact Ms. Juliette at the reception.

Enjoy the mid-term break from 26th to 30th October 2020.

As always, thank you for your continued support and I look forward to meeting you at our upcoming event.

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Tippi Toes

From Cartwheels to Confidence!

Children grow up so quickly and their bodies need to be able to take the rapid growth in their eagerly years. These gym classes enable them to channel all that raw energy and reach their developmental milestones.

At this age, they’re ready to make a huge leap and to participate in classes without Mum and Dad. Having discovered the joys of independence, they’re eager to do “what the big children do.” But they still learn best in a structured environment where gymnastics, other physical activities and all aspects of learning are combined with a healthy dose of fun.

Our classes focus on: 

Classes are conducted throughout the new year. Please contact the school office for more details. 

Past events

The Tooth’s Dental Education initiative.

Our special thanks to Dr. Maria (Adriana’s Mum) for educating children about the importance of maintaining proper dental health and a beautiful smile.

Dr. Maria showed us how to practice strong oral hygiene habits at an early age and how it is so important for us to eat fruits and vegetables every day.

Lets raise our children to live in harmony, without fear, without prejudice and without violence. we must contribute to building a culture of peace. Let us all celebrate Peace Day everyday. Have a look at our Peace Day Parade.

It’s nice to see our children’s curiosity and their interest in the things displayed at the museum. We really appreciate the enthusiastic and passionate team for their efforts in explaining the history of Seychelles to our future historians!

Thank you everyone.

Teaching is not service, profession or a job, it is a pillar of society.

Thank you Miss Deepa (Reyon’s Mum) for baking the cake for us and all the parents for their beautiful flowers, cards and gifts for the staff 

Have a blessed weekend!

Lets raise our children to live in harmony, without fear, without prejudice and without violence. we must contribute to building a culture of peace. Let us all celebrate Peace Day everyday. Have a look at our Peace Day Parade.

Learning is more effective when it is active rather than a passive process. Science lessons are always fun with our ‘Go Digital’ method of teaching.

Fun, active holiday activities at the Trotters Stop!

Kids club enriching activities that gave children the opportunity to socialize with others and promote their well-being. New Children in Nursery got a chance to settle down in the environment during the kids club. Children are happy and very excited with their day-to-day routine in a Covid-secure way.

To show our gratitude and appreciation for our teachers, for their hard work, patience, commitment, and passion, we presented them with awards of achievement.

Our ‘Star Performer of the Year Awards’ go to Miss Michel and Miss Bhakti. However, so many more of our teachers were appreciated with gift vouchers for their continued commitment to our students.

I have always said that teaching is a calling and I would like to say a big ‘thank you to my entire team for all the wonderful work they have done this year.

Please join me in wishing them every success and giving them the support they need to help every child reach their full learning potential.

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe holiday.

The Year is Over!

Let’s celebrate our children’s successes! I can hardly believe that this is it! there has been pride, amazement, astonishment, and yet more pride. Children were thrilled to receive their achievement awards as much as we did! As a team, we wish you all a fantastic summer break and we pray for a continuation of this glorious weather.

With best wishes,

Trotters Stop Family.

Children’s Day at Trotters stop!

We celebrated our children today; their achievements and how special they truly are to us all. it is our mission to help them to grow into happy, loving, healthy, and caring adults. The games and goodies are of course an added bonus!

A big thank you to our wonderful parents who helped make this day a success and a beautiful memory for us all.

It was such a treat to watch our students entering school again with big smiles on their faces. Some of them just ran to their classrooms without even saying goodbye to their parents!

Clearly, we all needed to see our friends!

We have spared no effort to prepare for this new norm – cleaned all surfaces, washed all indoor and outdoor toys, disinfected the playgrounds and the entire school building.

Each classroom has been cleaned and rearranged according to the department of health guidelines. Our teachers are educating children about social distancing and the importance of hygiene on a daily basis. We need to be patient as everyone gradually gets back into the swing of things.

Please be advised that we have received approval from the Commissioner of Health for the school to re-open on 11th May 2020 for reception, nursery, and primary classes as well.

We hope you and your families are well and keeping safe. Given recent developments and in the best interest of the health of our students, staff, and community, we are extending the closure of the school from 30 March to 3 April 2020. Please note that school will now reopen after the end of term and Easter holidays on 20 April 2020. We are here to support you and will continue to provide homeschooling resources as needed. A ‘home learning study pack’ for students in Primary 1 to 5 classes has been prepared and will be sent shortly.   Meanwhile, some online resources are available on the Parents page which is particularly useful if your child is in Nursery to Reception 2 classes.

Classes: Nursery 1 & 2 Field

Picnic time for teddy bears!
There are lot of yummy things to eat and wonderful games to play.
Beneath the trees where nobody sees, They’ll hide and seek as long as they please!

A Mock Fire And Evacuation Drill was conducted at the Trotters Stop to create awareness among students to respond swiftly in times of emergency. The fire alarm rang out loud and alerted everyone. The students immediately evacuated their classrooms, led by their teachers and assistants. They exited from various points to assemble in the playground. It was an essential life skills workshop and hand-on-experience for all of us, keeping in mind our children’s safety and security.

Well done Students and Teachers!

Year 1 trip to the Museum

Special thanks to Mr. tony Mathoit for Showing us spevimen of the Coco de mer. a collar with three bells, a metal collar with three rings, traditional washing and ironing, tobacco making. Creole furniture, board games, kitchen objects and traditional musical instruments.