Telfair International Primary School is a community school which has approximately 90 children. We are presently occupying 2 large houses and 2 large play grounds. Our school has a homely and family feel and our children are nurtured. We encourage children to mix socially across all ages.
Our classrooms are air-conditioned and light and provide a happy & conducive learning environment. We have separate rooms for: Media, Computer, Library, Music and Movement, Monkeynastix, Art; as well as a shaded area where all children are seated at tables to eat their lunch.
Monday to Thursday: 8.15am to 2.15pm
Friday: 8.15am to 1.00pm
Two breaks at 9.15am & 11.25am.
Our Term Dates 2020
First Term: 14 January – 27 March;
Second Term: 20 April – 10July;
Third Term: 17 August – 20 November
Meet some of our amazing teachers, assistants, specialist teachers & staff at Telfair…
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.
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.
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