Our School

Telfair

Our school is small and intimate and has a warm and happy atmosphere. We are presently occupying a large house with a front grass play area and two playgrounds. Classrooms are light and airy to encourage a happy and conducive learning environment.

We also have a Media room, Library, Art room, Music and Movement room, Monkeynastix room, as well as an outside shaded area for lunch.

Our children wear uniforms. Our summer, winter and sports uniforms, as well as school bags, may be purchased from “The School Shop” in Candos. All stationery and books are provided by the school and need not be purchased.

Our hours are from 8.15 am to 2.15 pm, Monday to Thursday and from 8:15am to 1pm on Friday, with 2 breaks at 9.15 am and 11.25 am.

TIPS is owned by the same management company as Tiny Tots Day Care Centre ( 3mths -5 yrs ), which has been running successfully since 1999.

Why “Telfair” International Primary School

      Dr. Charles Telfair was an English surgeon who worked on the British Navy ships between 1808 and 1810.

In many respects, he proved himself to be innovative, knowledgeable and above all humane.

He was the first sugar estate owner to set up a school for his workers’ children.

He introduced machines to increase productivity and was the first to use a horizontal sugar mill.

He was the founder of the Natural History Society in Mauritius. He used his extensive botanical and zoological knowledge to introduce new plants and animals to the island.

Dr.Telfair lived through and participated in the Napoleonic Wars, but he befriended and was admired by French and British alike. Throughout the years he lived in Mauritius he sought to raise the living standards of the inhabitants, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds.

He remains an inspirational figure for his often-selfless contribution to his adopted country.

His logo, of an arm with an arrow, was derived from his conviction that with self confidence, vision, courage and strong beliefs, your arrow would reach its target without the need of a bow.

Telfair Staff