Two more schools launch Hall of Fame |01 August 2019
Two more State schools – Mont Fleuri and Anse Royale secondary – have launched their Hall of Fame.
The launch ceremonies took place yesterday morning at the schools’ premises.
The ceremony at the Mont Fleuri secondary school was attended by the founder of the Hall of Fame project Georgina Dhillon; the MNA for Mont Fleuri, Jean-François Ferrari; the director general for primary education Cyril Pillay; as well as students, teachers and parents.
“Many years from now when these kids come back to their old high school, they will see their faces on display and serve as an inspiration for other students. I want Seychelles to lead the intellectual hub in the Indian Ocean and Africa, pull down the negativeness and push forward positiveness,” said Mrs Dhillon.
The first class of inductees feature Kelly Benstrong, Emma Jean and Shabella Niole who were awarded best performers, while best overall achievement went to Jasmine Noel.
“Our school embraces the idea that good education plays a vital role in building a bright future for our students. Therefore, we are committed to providing an atmosphere to our learners, where they all can acquire good values and learn things everyday,” said Marc Arrisol, head teacher of Mont Fleuri secondary school.
He added that education is much more than what happens within four walls of a classroom.
“The school is very fortunate to have community members such as Mrs Dhillon, a Seychellois who recognises that encouraging students is imperative. Today’s award ceremony serves as a motivational drive for students to work harder in the future which will eventually better their overall performance,” added the head teacher.
“As students, we have to overcome challenges, face mishaps and hold on to our sanity while we endure sleepless nights in order to achieve. I will like to firstly thank the teacher and management of the school for pushing us over our limits and for always being there as a source of knowledge outside of class,” said Jasmine in her vote of thanks.
She also thanked everybody who went the extra mile especially all the parents who have been by their children’s side from the start.
The ceremony at the Anse Royale secondary school was graced by the presence of the district’s MNA Sylvanne Lemiel, parents and teachers.
The inductees included Samiel Nibourette and Nicole Ernesta who got distinction in Physics and ICT, Isabelle Mooser, best performer for Chemistry and Mathematics, while Elsia Françoise got best overall.
“Over the years we have been fortunate enough to be backed up by a team of very motivated, dedicated and qualified teachers. With their wealth in knowledge and experience, they have given us deep rooted foundation in our field of study and they became catalyst to our academic excellence,” said Elsia Françoise.
She added that it takes a lot of dedication and a lot of sacrifice to reach your goals.
Unlike other schools that recognise only their academic students in their hall of fame, Anse Royale secondary school inducted two athletes who took part in the 10th Indian Ocean islands games – Joshua Onezime who got bronze in high jump and Jerry Terresime who got bronze in wheel chair race.
“I participated in high jump and I am very proud that I was able to bring a medal for my country. I’m happy and proud that the school decided to honour me in its Hall of Fame,” said Joshua.
He also noted that more young people should participate in sports as it is not only a healthy way of life but also keeps you from the negative influences that are affecting a lot of Seychellois youth nowadays.