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Educational Programmes and Projects
Primary School Readiness at beginning of Grade 1
At this stage, it is crucial to determine how successfully children make the transition from their pre-school experience to the primary school set up. Their readiness for primary schooling will be gauged through the LDP. Primary School Readiness has a direct bearing on teaching and learning at Grade 1, the foundation year which is designed to level the playing field through in-time remediation and thus close potential learning gaps.
Diagnostic Assessment at beginning of Grade 3
Diagnostic Assessment, as an evaluation tool, will be administered at the
beginning of Grade 3 to identify learning deficits of pupils after two years of
from the Diagnostic Assessment will enable child-centered focused remedial
work to be undertaken and also allow progress to be recorded.
Early Support Programme
One objective of the NYCBE reform is to ensure mastery of those competencies that will ease transition for all to upper secondary education. For this to happen, learning gaps have to be detected as early as possible and remedial measures taken as soon as learning difficulties are identified. Failure to intervene early leads to an accumulation of learning deficits that becomes very difficult and costly to compensate for in later years.
Holistic Education Programme
In line with the government policy of the Nine Year Continuous Basic Education, a more holistic philosophy is being proposed to our children so as to build a future generation of innovative leaders by promoting a more balanced and equality of learning possibilities to all pupils. Holistic Education consists of Health Education, Civic and Values, Creative Arts, Music, Dance, Drama, Road Safety and Physical Education.
The main objective of the Holistic Education Programme remains the holistic development of the child.
Natation Scolaire has been implemented in collaboration with the Mauritius Sports Council (MSC) in some 30 primary schools in January 2017 and in 2018, some 50 schools involving approximately 1200 pupils, participated in this swimming activity. This project is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Education & Human Resources (MOE), Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) and the MSC. The MOE has provided insurance coverage and transport for the participants, while the MSC via its sponsors has distributed swimming caps and bags. The project is being run on a weekly basis over a cycle of 10 weeks where pupils acquire theoretical knowledge on water safety and awareness as well as practical skills.
After Schools Sports Fitness Programme (ASSFP),
After Schools Sports Fitness Programme (ASSFP), this bold initiative has been launched in collaboration with the MSC in 2017. It involves extra-curricular activities (Athletics, Football, Handball) offered to pupils once a week after school hours. The activities offered are conducted by qualified sports coaches who have to implement an 8-week programme vet by the MSC. This year, the ASSFP has been extended to all schools in Mauritius and in Rodrigues. The same programme has also been implemented in the Extended Programme at Secondary level. Since the inception of the programme, some 10,000 pupils/students have benefitted.
Multi Gym Sports Equipment
Multi Gym Sports Equipment – In the context of the introduction of Holistic Education in the Education System and in a bid to encourage the practice of physical activities as from a young age, the government has allocated a budget for the purchase of Multi Gym Sports Equipment for some 170 primary schools. In 2018, some 120 schools have been provided with 2 Magnetic Cycles, 3 Ministeppers, 2 Mini Table Tennis and 10 Gymnastic mat, each. Another 50 primary schools will be provided with same equipment in 2019.
Les Amis de Zippy
In joint collaboration with SeDEC, this programme caters for the social and emotional well-being of the child.