John Kennedy College

John Kennedy College is an elite boys school in Beau-Bassin, Mauritius. It is one of the largest secondary schools in Mauritius. It was founded in 1963 and inaugurated by Governor General Sir John Shaw Rennie.

John Kennedy College
John Kennedy College (Mauritius) logo.jpg
John Kennedy College (Mauritius) Official Seal
Vuillemin Street

Coordinates20°13′05″S 57°28′26″E / 20.21806°S 57.47389°E / -20.21806; 57.47389Coordinates: 20°13′05″S 57°28′26″E / 20.21806°S 57.47389°E / -20.21806; 57.47389
School typeBoys-only secondary school
MottoLearn To Live, Live To Excel
Established1963; 58 years ago (1963)
StatusSuper Star College/Academy
RectorPreetam Mohitram [1][2]
Age range12 - 20
School roll+900[3]
Classes1 Hall, 1 Library, 42 Classrooms, 3 Workshops, 6 Laboratories, 1 Canteen, 1 Gymnasium, 1 Audio Visual
Classes offeredDesign 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 Technology
LanguageEnglish, French, Mauritian Creole
Campus size~417,135 square feet (38,753.1 m2)
HousesRed, Blue, Yellow and Green
Slogan"The Sky is the limit."
SongJonh Jonh to fort toi kennedy twen monstre toi !
SportsSprint (running), Relay, Football, Basketball, Discus Throw, Shot Put, Long Jump
MascotAmerican bald eagle
NicknameJohn John
National ranking1st
PublicationThe Eagles

The school is named after American president John F. Kennedy. Its students are known as "Kennedians". The school's emblem is the American bald eagle.

The main areas of focus of John Kennedy College are the sciences, technology and economics. Initially the school was more technically oriented but has since diversified.[citation needed]

The EaglesEdit

The Eagles is the name of the school magazine published by the school. School magazines have existed since the 1970s. 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 most recent magazine is Eagles 2013, a magazine which commemorated the 50 years of existence of the school. This magazine is the first one to be completely designed by the students themselves.

JKC Golden JubileeEdit

In 2013, the John Kennedy College celebrated the 50th anniversary laying of its foundation stone. A souvenir magazine entitled "Eagles 2013" covering the history and present of the school was launched. The rector launched a special program for the two years celebration of the 50th anniversary. The official 50th anniversary of the opening of the school will be celebrated in 2015. An official former students association is to be created soon connecting kennedians from all decades together with the actual students in upper six who are the first batch of students to enroll JKC again as from form 1, soon to be the former students.

The school's imageEdit

One of Mauritius' most prestigious educational institutions, John Kennedy College is famously known for being a source of unconventional intellectual students. The latter are reputed for their academic and social prowess.

A notorious JKC Banner

While the majority of Kennedians use their charisma and deep-logical thinking throughout their education, many use those outside the realm of school life. This has led to them being stereotyped as possessing a 'mischievous' culture.

All of these have contributed to them having notorious nicknames such as: "Soulars", "Fumeurs", "Metteur Nissa" and "Ban Bourzwas la".

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "John Kennedy College - Administration".
  2. ^ "John Kennedy College - Rector's Message".
  3. ^ "John Kennedy College - School Profile".

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