Hampton Primary School News 2019

Let's Protect the Environment!

Term 3

Hampton School Pre Primary Pupils Learning How To Save The Environment

Every day we hear about environmental and sustainability concerns regarding the world in which we live. To acknowledge these issues and highlight to our pupils the integral role the natural world plays in sustaining all forms of life, our Pre-Primary pupils took part in a science project. Each child was allowed to learn through creation as they rolled up their sleeves to construct dioramas depicting various ways of protecting the environment, using recycled materials.

In addition to the classwork, a field trip was taken to the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, where our pupils could learn about environmental issues and how everyone can help preserve our planet for future generations.

Not simply teachers standing in front of blackboards, the Hampton School faculty collectively believe in more holistic and well-rounded approaches to teaching. We understand that by fusing creativity with learning, the tactile projects our pupils create help to reinforce the theories they are learning with tangible products.

This latest excursion is just one in a long line of wonderful learning experiences our Hampton pupils are exposed to in our effort to help our pupils explore, discover, and understand the world around them.

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Hampton School’s Music Day Celebration

Term 2

The Mauritius Police Force Band visits Hampton School!

Music is one of the few things in the world that has the power to unite people from all races, religions, social groups, and cultural backgrounds.

We had the distinct pleasure of hosting the esteemed Mauritius Police Band for a performance during our recent Music Day celebration. The Police Force Band is a specialised branch of the Mauritius Police Force that often serves as the link between the civilian population, and those who enforce the laws. They typically perform in ceremonies involving honours and marching such as our Mauritius National Anthem, as well as paying tribute during funerals or graduations.

For participating in our Music Day celebration and playing such an integral role in the our pupils creating lasting memories that they will treasure for a lifetime, Hampton School would like to extend our most sincere thanks and appreciation to the Mauritius Police Force Band!

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Understanding Eid

Term 2

Understanding Eid

Eid Mubarak! This is a common greeting during Eid, which means, “Have a blessed Eid!” Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and prayer.  As a public holiday in Mauritius, it’s important for Hampton Primary pupils to understand its significance. Engaging our pupils around the role of religion in the historical, cultural and social development of Mauritius and other nations is critical to developing a world view.

To that end, Hampton Primary School was delighted to welcome Mr. Musab Isah to talk to our pupils about Eid, Ramadan and how people of the Muslim faith celebrate this occasion. As part of their cooking classes, pupils made vermicelli cakes too. Hampton Primary is both a family and an educational community. As our invited guest discussed, Eid is a time for thanksgiving to be celebrated by gathering with friends and family. 

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Good for the bones!

Term 2

Talk about calcium given to our pupils

At Hampton Pre-Primary and Primary School, we are committed to providing a well-rounded education – one that helps our pupils learn just as much about themselves as they do about the world in which they live. In line with that principle, a presentation was delivered to our learners about the importance of a healthy diet, and the critical role calcium plays in bone development.

Through the use of an informative video and an extended Q&A session, our pupils learned which foods, including dairy products, are the richest in calcium and vitamins. The presentation concluded with a fun learning exercise where students learned how to preserve the environment by reusing their empty yogurt pots.

The interactive presentation entertained our pupils while they learned how a balanced and healthy diet, and their dietary choices play such essential roles in their bone development. Did you know that for girls, bone growth typically peaks by age 20, whereas in boys, it peaks between age 17-18? That's why calcium is so vital to a growing child's diet!

By educating our learners at such a young age about healthy lifestyle choices, we can help to ensure they develop the necessary foundation and good habits to grow into healthy and prosperous adults.

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Let's hear it for Oakley House!

Term 2

Hampton School's Sport's Day Event for 2019

What an awesome day! Last Friday we held a mini Sports Day for our pupils and even though it contained fewer events, it was just as fun and engaging as any of our previous Sports Days. It was a great way for Hampton pupils to let loose, get active and create lasting memories.

As an important part of our curriculum, Sports Day incorporates a variety of events, games, and competitions enjoyed by everyone. We know that healthy pupils are more likely to attend school and stay engaged in class. With this in mind, our sports day was designed to be a fun-filled day geared toward supporting pupil physical health and promoting valuable teambuilding skills.

  • Hampton School pupils winning an event in our Sports Day 2019
  • Jeux des Iles Krouink meets Hampton School Pupils
  • Hampton School guest of honour for sports day 2019
  • Hampton School sports day mothers day race
  • Hampton School sports day fathers day race
  • Oakley House Champions for 2019

Congratulations to Oakley House who were overall winners! Thank you to all the parents who attended and contributed to the day, our guests of honours and sponsors for making this sports day unforgettable.

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How we celebrated Mothers Day

Term 1

Hampton Pupils work on their Mother's Day crafts

Mother's Day is the one day of the year, where we can express our gratitude and appreciation for all the things mothers do in their day-to-day lives that often go unnoticed.

Mothers are often taken for granted. Especially those who work at a job all day only to go home and help her children with schoolwork, clean the house, wash the laundry, and prepare dinner for their families before they even get to have a moment of rest for themselves!

Because we believe in teaching our learners how to be outstanding members of their communities, we understand that the development of empathy and respect begins at home. By learning to appreciate all the little things their mothers do for them, our pupils will grow to be adults who spread compassion and gratitude through the world around them. And that is why, as an educational institution, we believe in placing such a high emphasis on the appreciation of the efforts of one's mother.

Our pupils had fun in creating craftwork and learning songs for their mothers, and we're confident their mothers will adore those crafts for years to come!

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Another Special Easter for Hampton

Term 1

Easter at Hampton School

Each year, as Easter approaches, eager anticipation mounts amongst the pupils and teachers of Hampton. While the celebration of the holiday is always fun, there is a more considerable religious significance and spiritual meaning to all the festivities.

All week, pupils from every department participated in fun and exciting activities designed to stimulate creativity and showcase our learners' resourcefulness..

All of our participants had such a wonderful time, and we are confident they've created lasting memories that are sure to carry over into adulthood. No matter what faith we each practice, we’re all already looking forward to next Easter!

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Independence Day & International Women’s Day Celebrations

Term 1

Independence Day & International Women’s Day Celebrations at Hampton School Mauritius

What a week it has been! In celebration of International Women’s Day and Independence Day our pupils took to the stage and performed a variety of songs and dramatic skits. Both our Quatre-Bornes and Curepipe school staged their own independent event, each unique from each other. It goes without saying that this was a monumental undertaking for the management team.

The spirit behind both Independence Day and Women’s Day is freedom. Freedom to express ones thoughts and fulfil ones dreams. As our pupils worked on their various songs and drama plays we could tell that they were really inspired and motivated to live to their full potential. It was very encouraging for our teachers to see them perform with such confidence. What a talented group!

  • Hampton School Curepipe pupils performing for National Day
  • Hampton School Quatre-Bornes pupil performing for Independence Day
  • Hampton School Curepipe pupils performing for National Day
  • Hampton School Quatre-Bornes pupil performing for Independence Day

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the parents for their wonderful support and our guests of honour who really made these two events very special indeed.

Happy Women’s Day and Happy Independence Day.

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Gung Hey Fat Choy

Term 1

Dragon Dance at Hampton School 2019

The Chinese New Year is always a source of great excitement for everyone at Hampton School, as we take the time to partake in traditional customs and discover the history of the holiday. Hampton School is a special place and understanding diversity is an important part of our educational curriculum. We regularly celebrate the Chinese New Year by identifying fun and creative ways to capture the pupils’ imaginations and this year was no different. We arranged for our pupils to learn authentic Chinese paper cutting techniques and for an authentic Dragon dance ceremony which was thoroughly enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike.

  • Hampton School pupils learning authentic Chinese paper cutting techniques
  • Hampton School pupils learning authentic Chinese paper cutting techniques
  • Hampton School pupils learning authentic Chinese paper cutting techniques
  • Hampton School pupils learning authentic Chinese paper cutting techniques

Teaching pupils about celebrations from around the world, is one way Hampton works to broaden their minds and increase their cultural awareness. With Chinese New Year being a public holiday in Mauritius, it is also important that we provide our pupils with the opportunity to learn about its significance. Typically occurring between January 21 and February 19, this is a brilliant week filled with culture, creativity and history. One we are certainly looking forward to celebrating again next year!

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Abolition of Slavery Performance at Curepipe Library

Term 1

Abolition of Slavery Performance at Curepipe Library

In all of humankind's history, there is perhaps no greater tragedy than that of slavery. A worldwide plague, many nations were built on the backs of slaves who were forced into lives of servitude, punishing manual labour, and abuse. Conversely, the abolition of slavery is one of humanity's most significant acts of self-correction. 

Hampton school was recently invited by the library of Curepipe to deliver a performance focused on and celebrating the abolition of slavery. With very little notice and time to prepare, however, our pupils put on an outstanding show for their audience, which included the Mayor of Curepipe.

Participating in these types of performances for an audience not only raises awareness amongst our pupils while building character and increasing self-confidence, it helps to deliver a resounding message to their audiences – there is no place in the world today, nor will there be tomorrow, for slavery, divisiveness, or the maltreatment of those who are seemingly different from us.

To ensure a time never comes when the world returns to such archaic practices, we believe it is essential to shed light upon the mistakes we have made in the past as a species. It is only through raising awareness of the facts that we can educate tomorrow’s leaders in how not to behave toward their fellow citizens.

The staff and pupils at Hampton are grateful to the staff of Curepipe Library and the Mayor of Curepipe. This was indeed a very proud day for our school!

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A Crafty Demonstration for Hampton’s Pupils

Term 1

Pupils learning paper cutting crafts

In an era where digital media is seemingly becoming the most dominant force in many children’s lives, it is essential to remind them that there are creative outlets that encourage exploration and the stretching one’s imagination without a screen.

That’s why Hampton recently hosted an expert in paper cutting crafts. Through his presentation, he demonstrated to our pupils just how simple it is to create beautiful pieces of art with just a pair of scissors, a sheet or two of paper, and a little bit of creativity.

Our learners watched in absolute amazement as our guest created flowers, ornaments and Chinese Lanterns with coloured paper and a few strategically placed snips here and there.

At Hampton, we realize the importance of technology in today's globally connected world. But we also recognize that sometimes the simpler pleasures of being "disconnected" is what keeps us grounded in our families and communities.

To that end, we wholeheartedly encourage our pupils to engage in creative activities that spark their curiosity and imagination. After all, it is that creative ingenuity which often leads today's children to become tomorrow's successful leaders.

We are thankful to our papercraft demonstrator for playing such an integral role in encouraging our pupils’ creativity!

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