Vijay International School
About Vijay International School
Vijay International School Praslin is a mixed, non-denominational all-through school with sixth form situated in the district of Baie Sainte Anne on Praslin Island, The Seychelles. It is an independent, not-for-profit school that caters for students between the ages of 3-18. A smaller school due to catering for an island of only 6,000 residents, VISP is a place with strong links to the career market, providing opportunities of academic or vocational training. It was successfully inspected by Cambridge International Examinations in January 2013, allowing it to give students the opportunity to gain British IGCSE qualifications. From 2015, the school was allowed to offer A Level qualifications.
VISP opened to students back in 2008, in a location formerly taken by the old government school at Baie St Anne. It was named after the principal school sponsor Mr V.J. Patel, a man whose construction company, Vijay Construction, was behind the building of the school. A school that saw its first Year 11 students graduate in July 2014, its running and continued growth has been thanks to small activist groups committed to improving the educational life on the island of Praslin. The most recent development to the school has been the construction of a sports hall in 2016.
Values and Vision
VISP is a school that gives all students the maximum opportunities to excel in an environment of safety, encouragement and support. It aims to develop a sense of respect and tolerance in its students at the same time as building confidence and providing a full school life that prepares its students for the outside world.