John Kennedy College
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|John Kennedy College|
|School type||Boys-only secondary school|
|Motto||Learn To Live, Live To Excel|
|Founded||Saturday 16 January 1965|
|Opened||Friday 22 January 1965|
|Founder||Sir John Shaw Rennie|
|Age range||12 - 20|
|Classes||1 Hall, 1 Library, 42 Classrooms, 3 Workshops, 6 Laboratories, 1 Canteen|
|Classes offered||Design and Technology, Physics, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Accounting, Business Studies, Computer Studies, Art, English Literature, French Literature, Oriental Languages, English Language, French Language, Design and Communication|
|Medium of language||English, French, Mauritian Creole|
|Campus size||16 acres|
|Area||50,160 sq. ft.|
|Houses||Red, Blue, Yellow and Green|
|Sports||Sprint (running), Relay, Football, Basketball, Discus Throw, Shot Put, Long Jump|
|Mascot||American Bald Eagle|
|Nickname||John John, Kennedy|
|National ranking||3rd|
|Publication||The Eagles 2013|
|Information||(+230) 4541737 Line, (+230) 454 3898 Fax|
John Kennedy College is a boys school in Beau-Bassin, Mauritius. It is one of the largest secondary schools in Mauritius. It was founded in 1963 and inaugurated by the then Governor General Sir John Shaw Rennie. It is the third star boy college in Mauritius[clarification needed]. Students from this college are called "Kennedians". The school's uniform is a pair of blue jeans and a white shirt with an eagle printed on the back.
John Kennedy College is a high school found in Vuillemin, Beau Bassin in Mauritius. Founded in 1963 and inaugurated by the then Governor General Sir John Shaw Rennie. The school bears the name of former American president John F. Kennedy and since its foundation, it has met with many alterations in both the structural and pedagogical system. The main areas of focus of John Kennedy College are the Sciences, Technical Areas and Economics. John Kennedy College was initially more technically oriented, basically because when the school was built it had state-of-the-art workshops and equipment. However, over the years the school also made its name in the field of science.
John Kennedy College students are also known as Kennedians and the school's emblem is the Bald American Eagle.
The Eagles is the name of the school magazine published by the school. School Magazines existed since the 70's and continued through years. The first school magazines were published monthly but however, it was then published annually. Students could express their ideas and their vision through the magazines. The Eagles at the time were very successful. One famous part of the magazine was the famous quotes by JKC teachers. The next magazine to be published is Eagles 2013, a magazine to commemorate the 50 years of existence of the school. This magazine will be the first one to be completely designed by the students themselves. A magazine is expected to be a new start in the JKC school magazine era. Previously, school magazines were named "The Eagles" but however, the next issue is entitled "Eagles 2013" just to symbolise a new start in the timeline of school magazine.
The magazine is notable for its secrecy. Nothing was leaked during preparations. To protect that, no activities involving the magazine were done in the school compound. However, during the final stage of the publication, some final touch were done in the computer lab at JKC with the team forming like a crowd round the computer. Eagles 2013 will be released on the 20th of June 2013.
JKC Golden Jubilee
In 2013, the John Kennedy College will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Activities will be held in June. To commemorate this event, a school magazine is to be published, the first one since 2005. The Launching of the magazine will be held on the 20th of June.