Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Skip Navigation Linkslatestnewspage

Latest news
  • Launching of the Listening School in La Misère

    ​Friday 5th February 2016 is historic for La Misère Primary School, for it was on that day at 10. 00 a.m at La Misère Church that the "Listening School Project" and the National Council for Children (NCC) theme for this year- "We all have the right to feel safe all the time" were launched conjointly.

    Present at the ceremony were the Minister for Education; Mrs Macsuzy Mondon who is also the Chairperson of the NCC, Mrs Merida Delcy; Principal Secretary for Early Childhood Primary and Secondary, other Ministry officials, members of NCC Executive Committee, Father Landry, Management, staff and pupils of La Misère School and some parents.

    The project is aimed at developing strategies that can be put in place by all parties concerned; the pupils, parents, the school staff as well as members of the wider community so as to collectively help to build a caring, understanding and non-violent culture in line with the NCC's theme for 2016. The Listening School is also one where those within the school community will feel: safe and supported, respected and valued, and informed and empowered.

    During the ceremony Minister Mondon and the Head teacher of the school, Mrs Fatma Bibi addressed the assembly.  Both stressed on the need for the school community to work together to promote the concept of a 'listening' and 'responsive' school. 

    The Director for Primary School, Mr Cyril Pillay, an ardent believer in such initiative shared his experience at the time he was the head teacher of Cascade School where the project was piloted in 2003.  Father Landry, the parish priest, blessed the project and underscored its spiritual benefits for the community. 

     Members of the three committees, namely Listening School, Protective Behaviour and Anti-bullying were also introduced to the assembly.

    The ceremony was animated by the school children through songs, mimes and poems, and the Director for National Council for Children (NCC), Mrs Ruby Pardiwalla presented a copy of a file which will be used by pupils to record activities relating to the 'Listening School Project'.  There were also presentations of tokens of appreciation to Minister Mondon and Mrs Ruby Pardiwalla respectively.