Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2019-06-17T02:15:30+04:00
What is the Nine Year Continuous Basic Education (NYCBE)?2019-06-17T01:46:43+04:00

The Nine Year Continuous Basic Education (NYCBE) (also commonly
referred to as the Nine Year Schooling – NYS) is a set of reforms that have been introduced in year 2016.

The NYCBE makes provision for all students to complete nine years of basic schooling and aims to ensure that all youth reach at least the basic skills level as per international benchmark.

Pupils should develop the following core competencies:

  • Critical thinking skills – ability to solve complex problems
    • Creativity, innovation
    • Adaptability, self-discipline, initiative
    • Oral and written communication skills, public speaking skills
    • Leadership, teamwork, collaboration
    • Fluency in ICT, entrepreneurship skills
    • Global awareness, multicultural literacy
    • Scientific literacy and reasoning
    • Environmental and conservation literacy
What are the proposed outcomes of the NYCBE reforms?2019-06-17T01:46:43+04:00

What is the new education structure?2019-06-17T01:46:43+04:00

At what age should my child/ward be admitted to Pre-primary?2019-06-17T01:53:19+04:00

Children are admitted to Lower Preprimary at the age of 3 and Upper Preprimary at the age of 4.

What is preprimary?2019-06-17T01:52:58+04:00

Preprimary prepares the child for primary schooling. It develops the following areas:
• Health and Physical Development
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Mathematical and Logical Thinking
• Communication, Language and Literacy
• Body and Environmental Awareness
• Expressive, Creative and Aesthetic Development

It generally takes 2 years for a child to complete preprimary schooling.

When should my child/ward be admitted to Grade 1?2019-06-17T01:59:58+04:00

Pupils generally start Grade 1 at the age of 5.

What are the subjects taught in Grades 1 and 2?2019-06-17T01:59:58+04:00

Core subjects: Maths, English, French, Asian/Arabic languages,
Noncore subjects: ICT, Health Education
Activities: Physical Education, Creative Arts, Dance, Music, Tai Chi, Swimming etc

What is Primary School Readiness (PSR)?2019-06-17T01:59:58+04:00

PSR is an assessment conducted on pupils of Grade 1 to determine their readiness at the start of the first year itself and it allows the teachers to provide remedial teaching in the event that the pupils are experiencing any difficulties.

What is the Early Support Programme (ESP)?2019-06-17T01:59:57+04:00

This has been designed for pupils of Grade 1. A teacher and a support teacher will work in collaboration in order to assist the pupils experiencing difficulties.

What are the subjects taught in Grade 3?2019-06-17T01:59:57+04:00

All the subjects taught in Grade 2 and Social Science.

What is the diagnostic assessment?2019-06-17T01:59:57+04:00

This is an assessment tool which is administered at the beginning of Grade 3 to identify if the pupils have any learning deficits after 2 years of schooling. This allows the teachers to identify at an early stage if a pupil requires remedial work or not.

What are the subjects taught in Grades 4 and 5?2019-06-17T01:59:57+04:00

Core subjects: Maths, English, French, Asian/Arabic languages,
Non-core subjects: Science, History and Geography, IT,
Activities: Physical and Health Education, music, dance, creative arts, drama, swimming, Tai Chi/Wushu, football, athletics, gymnastics etc.

What is the Primary School Achievement Certificate (PSAC)?2019-06-17T01:59:57+04:00

Grades 5 and 6 pupils are assessed in core and non-core subjects.

Core Subjects are assessed through written examinations while Non-core Subjects are assessed through School-Based Assessments.

What are the core subjects?2019-06-17T01:59:57+04:00

Core Subjects are English, French, Maths, Science, History & Geography and Asian/Arabic languages.

What are the non-core subjects?2019-06-17T01:59:57+04:00

Non-core subjects are Physical Education, Life Skills Education, ICT skills, and Communication skills.

Activities: Arts (Music, Dance, Creative Arts, Drama), Swimming, Tai Chi/Wushu, Athletics, Gymnastics, Football etc

How are the PSAC assessments conducted?2019-06-17T01:59:57+04:00

Pupils will take the written assessments (core subjects) at the end of the third semester in Grade 6 and modular assessments during Grades 5 and 6.

When are the modular assessments conducted?2019-06-17T01:59:56+04:00

Science and History & Geography are assessed through modular assessments. These assessments are taken at the end of the third semester for Grade 5 and at the end of the second semester for Grade 6. The cumulated results are carried forward.

What is the grading system for PSAC?2019-06-17T01:59:56+04:00

For Core Subjects:     

Numerical GradeMarks
175 and above
260 -74
350 – 59
440 – 49
530 – 39
6Less than 30


For Non Core Subjects:

A 3 point scale is used and the levels are termed as Proficient, Intermediate or Basic

What happens after Grade 6?2019-06-17T01:59:56+04:00

Once pupils successfully complete their PSAC assessment they will be admitted in Grade 7.

What are the criteria for admitting students to Grade 7?2019-06-17T01:59:56+04:00
  • Parental Choice
  • Overall grading at the PSAC
  • Proximity of residence to the secondary school
What is the admission process?2019-06-17T02:03:23+04:00
What are the documents required for admission?2019-06-17T02:03:57+04:00
  • Birth Certificate of Child (copy)
  • Child’s Health Card (copy)
  • Parents’ National Identity card (copy)
  • Passport photo of child
What is the fee structure?2019-06-17T02:04:18+04:00

For a quotation please contact the school on 427 2590.

When should I seek admission?2019-06-17T02:04:41+04:00

Admission is open throughout the year.

What is the school calendar like?2019-06-17T02:05:02+04:00
  • 1st term – January to April
  • Easter Holiday (2 weeks)
  • 2nd Term – May to July
  • Winter Holiday (1 month)
  • 3rd Term – August to November
  • Summer Holiday (December)
Under what circumstances will the school be closed?2019-06-17T02:05:24+04:00

The school will be closed under the following circumstances:


  • Cyclone warning class 2 and above
  • Torrential rain
  • Upon instructions from the Ministry of Education and related authorities


Keep informed through the media for school closures.

What are the healthcare services provided by the school?2019-06-17T02:05:50+04:00

Parents should inform the school of any medical condition of their child/ward upon admission.


The following vaccinations are administered at school:


  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and DT (Tetanus) vaccination for pupils of Grade 1
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Vaccine) for girls of Grade 5
  • DT vaccination for pupils of Grade 6


Medical check-ups are conducted to test pupils’ vision, dental hygiene and overall hygiene.


The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life monitors students’ health.


Prior consent from parents should be given for any healthcare services.

How are transport arrangements made?2019-06-17T02:06:12+04:00

The school will communicate to parents the contact info of registered school transport available.


For fees and other details the transport company should be contacted.


The school will not be liable for any agreements made between parents and the transport company.

Where can school uniforms be purchased?2019-06-17T02:06:33+04:00
  • School uniforms (Shirts, Shorts, Trousers, Skirts) can be purchased from Jinchi (Route Royal, Beau Bassin – 464 1590)


  • Polo shirts, P.E Kit and school tracksuits can be purchased at the school.
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