MGSS (Solferino)

MGSS (Solferino)

Brief introduction & History

The MGSS Solferino is situated at Shiv Shakti Avenue, Solferino No 5, Vacoas. It is one of the schools operating under the aegis of the MGI/RTI as from January 2003. The first cohort of pupils were registered in January 2003. It all started with a population of 140 students and at present it has a school population of 881 pupils.

Discipline and social service are integral components of the holistic education imparted to the pupils. The learners participate in various extra-curricular activities ranging from athletics to swimming competitions, Ramayana chanting to National Drama Competitions.

The School has been honoured by Ms Ruchna Boonah for being the first Laureate in the Technical stream in year 2012.The academic performance at the school has been very encouraging both at the Sc and HSC level since its existence.

Vision statement of the school

Be a model school where the potential of each learner is enhanced by providing the opportunity for learning to take place.

Mission statement of the school

  • Creating a learning environment by all stakeholders for the expansion of the intellectual ability as well as the well being of the learners
  • Give the learner the opportunity for social skills and emotional development
  • Allow learners to interact with the environment in which they are evolving
  • Promote life skills and values to our learners

Today the School has a population of 881 students. There are 78 teaching staff for the 27departments and 24 non teaching staff. Performing arts like music and dance and drama give an opportunity for the students to develop their artistic skills. The school manages to bag prizes and laurels in many activities organized both at regional and national levels. The performance at the inter MGSS/RTSS drama competition has been commendable where the prizes for the best script, best play and best actor have been awarded to the school team in 2017.

Various activities are organized for the students during the activity periods where the students have the opportunity to have a holistic development by getting involved in extracurricular activities like Yoga, photography and so on.

Since the school has been in existence for 14 years, a group of ex students who are serving in different sectors in the Mauritian economy have formed the alumini and this is a platform for them to have a good networking for the welfare of the current and future students.

Gandhi Day

The School celebrates the greatness of the Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October every year, we pledge to adopt his way of life and principles of empathy, humbleness, honesty and sincerity. Mahatma Gandhi always said that education, without service to mankind, is incomplete. We want to make our students realise this.

Mahatma Gandhi always said that education, without service to mankind, is incomplete. We want to make our students realize this. Hence, since its foundation, MGSS Solferino organises Gandhi Day with great fervour. On the occasion, the school organizes a lunch for the elderly of the locality, grandparents of the pupils and for inmates from charitable institutions.The philosophy behind the lunch is to train the students to cater for the elderly people and the less fortunate ones.

However, October 2 is not the only time of the year when the students are taught human values, nor is it the only time that they do service to mankind. Since we are under the aegis of the MGI/RTI, the philosophy, teachings and education of Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore form an integral part of our curriculum. Several times during the year, our students visit homes and ashrams to serve the elderly.

Staff Profile

Name of Rector: Mr N Joggesser

Name of Deputy Rector: Dr (Ms) V Beeharry-Panray

Number of Teaching Staff – 78

Number of Non-Teaching Staff: 24