Hampton School News 2014

100% CPE Pass Rate for 2014

Term 3

We delighted to announce pupils from our Quatre-Bornes and Curepipe campus have all passed their CPE exams.

We are really proud of all our Year 6 pupils. Their hard work over the year has returned another set of outstanding CPE results for our school.

We wish them all the best for their next stage in their education and we are confident that they are well prepared for the challenges that this will bring.

A special word of thanks and congratulations to our Year 6 teachers and support staff who have done a fantastic job supporting the pupils.

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Festive Fun at Hampton School

Term 3

End of year Christmas show at Hampton School, Curepipe

Christmas is many people's favourite holiday and at Hampton School, Christmas has been a fantastic occasion for our pupils to demonstrate to their parents just how hard they have been working all through the year and perhaps how much they deserve to receive presents from Father Christmas! Our pupils performed a brilliant mix of drama sketches, carol singing and dances which were expertly choreographed.

The staff and management at Hampton School would like to take this opportunity to wish all our pupils and parents a very happy holidays. Well done and congratulations to our pupils for their tireless hard work throughout the year and thank you to the parents for your continued support. Happy New Year and see you in 2015!

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Road Safety Week at Hampton

Term 3

Road safety talk given to our pupils

As part of Road Safety Week at Hampton, we arranged for an Inspector from the Road Safety Unit (RSU) to talk to our pupils at our Quatre-Bornes and Curepipe branches.

The aim of Road Safety Week is to promote road safety awareness. This is particularly important for our pupils who are driven to school and have limited opportunities to develop their risk assessments skills.

Throughout the week and especially in the talk, our pupils were show potential dangers and were taught ways to avoid them.

We take this opportunity to thank the RSU for their talk at both branches of Hampton School. It was a fun and important process for our pupils and we look forward to doing it again next year.

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Hampton pupils pass their Cambridge Young Learners exams

Term 3

We are delighted to announce that all our pupils who entered the Cambridge Young Learners exam have passed with flying colours. They performed so well, a majority of our pupils were awarded Rs 500 prize money from the British Council!

Everyone at Hampton would like to thank the British Council for sending a representative to award our students with their certificates and prize money on our graduation event which took place two weeks ago. It was a great chance for our students to really be recognised for their hard work.

We would also like to congratulate the pupils and their teachers for their exceptional performance and efforts.

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Literacy Day at Hampton

Term 3

Literacy Day 2014 talk at Hampton Primary School

A special talk was arranged for our pupils to celebrate International Literacy Day. Representatives from the American Embassy and Curepipe Library spoke to our pupils about the day and the importance of reading.

It was a wonderful learning opportunity and judging by their smiles, all our pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Everyone at Hampton Primary School would like to thank the American Embassy and Curepipe Library for making our Literacy Day 2014 a memorable occasion.

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Celebrating the World Cup at Hampton

Term 2

It's fair to say the 20th World Cup was a thoroughly captivating and entertaining event. Throughout the games, our pupils completed a range of worksheets and activities in their English, Art, Music and Drama classes which were all linked to the world cup. They had a wonderful time learning about Brazil, the mascot and the other countries involved in the tournament.

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AIESEC visits Hampton to talk on the Green Our Future initiative

Term 2

AIESEC visited our school last week to share their new exciting project called Green Our Future with our pupils. The project aims to help people have a more rounded understanding of the impact we can have on the environment and how we need to act to make sure that our planet stays green and healthy.

The day was a great success and many of our pupils learned new things. We are happy that we have been able to arrange for an outside organisation to visit our school, to educate our pupils and give them a brilliant experience outside of the classroom.

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Hampton School celebrates Fete Du Pain

Term 2

Fete Du Pain in Mauritius Primary School

Bread plays a very important part of life in Mauritius. A bread shop is never far away and many people have bread with all of their meals. That is why the Fete Du Pain is so significant and why we encourage all of our pupils to get involved in the occasion.

Fete du Pain celebrates the delicious taste and life giving elements of bread, as well as the people who grow the grain and bake the bread. Bread is a collaborative creation and we wanted to help our pupils understand not only the importance of bread but the way that it can bring a community together. Our pupils dressed up as bakers and created a wonderful educational art piece. Songs were song around the theme of bread and everyone had a brilliant time. It was especially wonderful for our younger pupils to take to the stage and perform.

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Hampton School take part in Food Revolution Day 2014

Term 2

Hampton School take part in Food Revolution Day 2014

Food Revolution Day was created by British chef Jamie Oliver. The day aims to educate children how their diet choices impacts their health and happiness.

We believe that it is very important for our pupils to make informed choices about the food they eat. This event was a fun and innovative way for them to learn about the way that their bodies need nutrients.

At Hampton School, we're always working to make sure that events like this can be organised for our pupils. We really value education in its purest form but we also believe that learning opportunities can occur outside the classroom and our Food Revolution Day is a perfect example of this.

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Pupils celebrate Mothers Day

Term 2

Our mothers are wonderful and caring people who have supported and guided us from the moment we are born and so Mothers Day is a great chance to really show our gratitude and thanks to these women.

At Hampton School, pupils from all of our different departments performed a variety of drama sketches and dance numbers. The day was a brilliant way for each and every one of our pupils to express their thanks to their mothers.

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World Red Cross Visits the School

Term 2

Red Cross, Mauritius visit Hampton Primary School

World Red Cross Day happens every year on May 8th—the birthday of the founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant. The day aims to remind people throughout the world that it is very important to care for each others physical and emotional needs.

Every pupil at Hampton Primary School takes part in a special module that looks at citizenship and moral science. We believe it is vital for our pupils, even at a relatively young age, to understand their importance in the world, and the importance of others. As part of this course, we invited representatives from the Red Cross to come to the school, and talk about the exciting and life-changing work that the Red Cross undertakes throughout the world.

Hampton School believes that a better understanding of the world and the people that live in it will aid our students to be wonderful world citizens, and the Red Cross visit has certainly helped with that.

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National Independence Day at Hampton

Term 1

Independence Day is incredibly important – not only to recognise the achievements of the past, but to look forward in anticipation to the future. At Hampton School our Day Care, Pre-Primary and Primary classes wowed parents and guests alike with performances from their music and drama classes. This was such a brilliant opportunity for them to demonstrate the hard work that they have been putting in all term.

Congratulations to all of the pupils and staff for their hard work and their insight which contributed to such an unforgettable day.

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Chinese New Year celebrated at Hampton

Term 1

Dragon dance at Hampton Private Primary School, Mauritius, 2104

We recently celebrated one of the most exciting events to happen each year—Chinese New Year!

The entire school watched a dramatic dragon dance performance. The dragon is an important creature in Chinese culture, symbolising good luck and power over the natural elements, especially water. As well as watching the dragon dance, pupils from Day Care, Pre-Primary and the Primary school enjoyed the different activities created for them. These ranged from making dragon masks to making Chinese lanterns. There was also a class in writing Chinese characters.

A lot of time and energy went into the planning this event because at Hampton we believe it is very important to have an understanding about different cultures and ways of thinking.

These Chinese New Year celebrations were a brilliant opportunity for our pupils to learn about Chinese culture and we all are looking forward to celebrating it again next year!

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Scouts talk to our pupils about Founders Day

Term 1

The Scouts is an organisation which is over one hundred years old and now includes boys and girls from all over the world. We thought it would be interesting for our pupils to gain a better understanding of what the Scouts do and their history and so we organised for a member of the Scouts to give a presentation on Founders Day.

Founders Day is a day on which all Scouts, all over the world, remember the birthday of their founder, Robert Baden-Powell. He was born on 22nd February 1857. By a complete coincidence, it is also the day that his wife Olave was born, although she was born in 1889. Together they created the Scout movement which was based on Robert's idea that young people should spend much of their time outside, helping the community, and gaining life skills. Olave wanted to make sure that girls could also join; these groups now include the Brownies and the Guides.

Every year, Scouts take part in different activities and games in order to honour the memory of the couple that contributed so much to the way that children are now treated by adults: it is almost certain that camping would never have been so popular if it wasn't for the Scouts, and children would not have got so involved in aiding the community.

The talk was a brilliant chance for our pupils who had never heard of the Scouts before to learn a little bit about them and perhaps will encourage them to join.

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