Le Bocage International School (LBIS) Mauritius is one of mixed
ability students. Most of our students enter from feeder primary
schools, namely, Clavis Primary, International Primary School (Ecole
du Nord) and Alexandra House. Many others enter from schools overseas
and from other schools in Mauritius. Special consideration is given
at entry to siblings and expatriates.
Please note that all students admitted to LBIS are expected to meet our standards of behaviour and of work throughout their school career.
Most schools in Mauritius, including LBIS, operate a Southern Hemisphere school year like South Africa and Australia. The academic year runs from January to November. Parents and students from the Northern Hemisphere must consider carefully the consequences of transferring to Mauritius. The most usual solution is for the student to repeat a term, which is often very convenient for academic and personal acclimatisation in any case. When the student transfers from LBIS to the Northern Hemisphere, forward planning will enable us to coordinate with the receiving school and to make the transition as smooth as possible.
The Guidance Counsellor, the Special Education Needs (SEN) Coordinator and the Form 1 Coordinator meet with teachers of Clavis Primary which is our main feeder school to discuss and share information regarding students’ behaviour and learning difficulties.
Additionally, the Guidance Counsellor, the SEN Coordinator and the Form 1 Coordinator meet the parents of every child accepted into LBIS from the feeder schools. The main purpose is to establish personal contact with parents and to share information about the student that is of a more social and non-academic nature.
Entrance to LBIS depends on students having satisfactory academic and behavioural progress while at the feeder school.
Students are admitted to the school only after careful assessment. In cases of doubt, LBIS will interview students and parents. Entrance for students not attending feeder schools depends upon:
Providing copies of previous academic and behavioural school reports relating to the last 2 years of study.
Successful completion of LBIS entrance examinations in English and Mathematics and in other subjects as required.
Student interview and any other information if the school deems relevant and necessary.
Availability of space at the proposed time of entry.
A prior requirement for non-Mauritians is to ensure that work and study permits are obtained according to Mauritian law.
Please refer to the Brief Guide for further information