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Telfair International Primary School (TIPS) is an English co-educational school situated in Tamarin, on the west coast of Mauritius. The school first opened its doors in January 2007. We cater for children from 5 to 12 years old who then follow on to one of the private secondary schools on the island. We are presently the direct feeder school to Le Bocage Secondary High School in Moka. They have plans to build in the Black River Region.

Telfair is a small community school that has a warm and happy atmosphere. Our numbers are low to encourage a personalized one-on-one quality education.

Head on over to our “Admission” page and apply online for your child’s enrolment. We have also included the steps that will follow after your application has been submitted to our Administration team. 


About Us

“We believe it is important for children to feel confident and happy in their achievements, striving to improve and better themselves.”

“We seek to promote positive attitudes and awareness of others, as well as respect for the richness of all cultures.”

“We aim to provide our children that leave us, with the highest level of academic achievements, as well as good values and perseverance.”

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.