Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Junior Achievement Award - Prevocational Dept

Event:  Junior Achievement Award organized by the Prevocational Department.
Date:    Thursday, 9th July 2015
Venue:  Valentina - Boys' Dept.

It has been a great achievement for the Prevocational Educators to implement successfully programs proposed by the Junior Achievement Mascareignes  with students of Form I, II and III last year.  

And no such works are left unrecognized in Keats College.  For their guidance and support in completion of the programs  'Notre Quartier' and ' More than Money', Prevocational educators both from girls' and boys' department have been awarded a Certificate of Achievement on Thursday, 9th July 2015 at Valentina.

We're all proud to be members of Keats College.
Thanks to the Management and the Administration.

Article & Images: Ms. Sabrina Paul 




Sunday, July 12, 2015

Educational outing - Prevocational Department.

End of Second Term Educational outing organized by the Prevocational Department.
Date:                  Friday 3rd July 2015.
Places visited:    (1) Caudan Waterfront - Port-Louis
                           (2)  SSR  Botanical Garden - Pamplemousses.

We started the visit of the Caudan Waterfront in a relax atmosphere where there was an exhibition sales of the Rodrigues' Local craft products and our students were free to move around for thirty minutes.  Thirty minutes of wonderful adventures for the students to discover the daily lifes of what they usually hear about the Caudan Waterfront but for many of them  it was something new to see the Caudan decorated with colorful umbrellas.

Our next destination was Pamplemousses a much more educational visit paid to the SSR Botanical garden, students were brought there to recall about the historical events  and to connect themselves to the natural beauty of the garden. They discovered different paths bearing names of important personality, made a stop to admire the water lilies, then continued a long way before reaching the famous "Château de Mon Plaisir", "the medicinal corner", and "the old sugar mill".  

Both places visited were beneficial to the emotional and social development of our students.  A big thanks to the Management and the Administration for their support in the organization of this visit and to all prevocational staffs for their participation.

Article & Images: Ms. Sabrina Paul (Educator Prevocational Boys' Dept)






Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Keats College Winner of InnovEd 2015

On 2nd July 2015, Keats College was awarded the first prize in the Upper Secondary category of the InnovEd (Innovation for the Education Sector) competition. The Keatsian team shone out of 56 projects and 47 participating schools.

Students of Lower 6: L’Effronte Jonathan, David Leon, Presham Dhalapah, Moorghen Kessaven, Mahadoo Ashraj, Eldridge Larhubarbe and Damien Gungarun, under the mentorship of the college’s Design teachers, Mr. Vicky Ramdhun and Mr. Arshad Doomun, came up with the ground-breaking concept of an integrated laptop table and bag project. 

With the technological world racing at an alarming pace, business men, students and even the general public find it necessary at times to make inroads into the momentous load of work they have-within the short time frame at their disposal.  This laptop bag-cum-table offers the possibility of working comfortably wherever one is.  The portability of the device enhances its attractiveness as a viable alternative to the traditional laptop bag.

The award ceremony was held at the Octave Wiehé Auditorium, Réduit in the presence of Mrs. Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun (Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research) and Mr. Ram Prakash Nowbuth (Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms) among others. 

The students each received cheques and gifts from the Mauritius Commercial Bank (which is the principal sponsor) as well as gifts and a certificate from the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council.  They were also awarded shields. 

This combined students-teachers effort clearly demonstrates the inexorable shaping of a bright future indeed for Keats College.  They have dared and they have won! Congratulations to the dynamic team! 

InnovEd is a project of the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research.  Its aim is to promote critical thinking, problem solving skills, creativity and innovation among students with a view to developing life-long, independent and pro-active learning tendencies. 

Article: Miss Nafeedah Khoodaruth
Images: Mr. Vicky Ramdhun 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Founder's Day, Music Day & Prize Giving Day - Valentina Dept

“My prize is my work” Katharine Hepburn
On 3rd May 2015, Keats College celebrated its annual Music Day, Prize-Giving Day and Founders’ Day as joint events. The Prince Palace Hall, decorated by Mrs Mandarun and her team, was the venue for this important celebration.

Following a motivational testimony by Mr.Pillay Mulliah and students of lower and upper 6, the solemn prize-giving ceremony proceeded smoothly. Joy and pride radiated from prize-winners and their relatives as the students stepped on stage to receive their reward.

Solo and chorus songs interspersed the various prize-giving sessions. Among the musical items presented was Mr.Coopen’s vocal songs which were accompanied by an orchestra made-up by upper secondary students  and our school DJ Mr.Rajiv to the great delight of all those present.

Refreshments were served at the closure of the ceremony. “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” (Victor Hugo) – and on that day it was sheer joy and undiluted pride which were exuded with blazing fervor.

Article: Miss Nafeedah Khoodaruth
Images: Mr. Avish Ramgolam

Monday, June 29, 2015

Keats College's 51st Anniversary- Girl's Dept

3rd June 2015 marks Keats College’s 51st anniversary whereby Mr Teeluck as well as the Rector, Mr Tony, seized the opportunity to pay tribute to the founder of Keats College, the late Mr Max Wong Ah Sui. On that occasion we also held our annual prize giving ceremony and celebrated the Music Day 2015. Each year the school in collaboration with the PTA rewards the deserving students of different categories for their remarkable performance at the school level and some even at the national level. Poem recitation, slam, songs and different dances organized by our Music teacher none other than Miss Rohee, were the highlights of the show.
A typical ‘sega’ dance magnificently concluded this most awaited event of the year.
Thank you again to the management, the PTA, the non-teaching staff and of course the organizing team for this successful event.

Article: Miss Lina Bungaroo
Images: Mr. Avish Ramgoolam

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bring & Buy 2015

Our annual Bring n Buy was held on the 4th June this year at the Girl's Dept.  As customary almost everyone joined in this fund-raising activity which was also a nice breather for the Keatsians.  The atmosphere was one of festivity at Keats College on that day.  We had different games and food stalls like fried chicken, 'farata', 'gato sale', 'pain fourré', juice, various cakes and chips stalls. Other stalls were the Curious corner, Mehendi corner, Beauty saloon  and ubiquitously the knockout was the discotheque!  Over and above, it was a fun day and we look forward to making the next one as fun or more.

Article: Mrs. Pooja Mohun
Images: Mr. Avish Ramgoolam