Northfields is one of Mauritius' leading independent international private schools. Set amidst an open and leafy campus in Labourdonnais village, Northfields is one of the most well-known schools in Mauritius. We provide an all-round English-medium education for just over 390 boys and girls aged 9-18. Close to our main campus is the Northfields Nursery and Junior School which caters for children from 18 months to 4 years. Northfields is well known for its relaxed family atmosphere, traditional values and emphasis on the development of the whole pupil, through rigorous academic study, exposure to the arts, extra-curricular and sporting activities.
The Faculty of Mathematics and ICT have the pleasure of inviting Professor Seeburn to deliver a lecture on Security Awareness to Year 12 Computer Science students and the Northfields teaching staff on the 15th of September 2017. Professor Seeburn's career highlights the fact that we are living in a global village with no boundaries and the skills of each and every individual can be recognised locally and globally. This will be a great opportunity for both students and staff alike as they enjoy face to face interaction with the professor. We intend to publish an interview with him so please watch this space for more updated information. This lecture demonstrates the school's commitment to provide students with the best opportunities to understand and appreciate the relevance and application of what they are studying during their course. We hope that the Northfields community will benefit greatly from this once in a life time opportunity.
Northfields International School will be the first school outside of South Africa to enter learners into the De Beers English Olympiad. The English Faculty is finding ways to expose the Year 11 learners to opportunities to engage with critical thinking opportunities.
The primary objectives of the De Beers English Olympiad are:
• To enrich learners through the study of English; encouraging them to explore it beyond the scope of the school syllabus;
• To encourage critical thinking and creative writing while learners enjoy the challenges of preparing for and writing the examination;
• To promote the English language and stimulate the study of English amongst first and second English Language speakers, and to proactively increase the participation of candidates in previously disadvantaged schools;
• To provide access to these benefits for motivated learners unable to pay the entry fee, through the provision of bursaries.
The De Beers English Olympiad is in partnership of the Rhodes University, South Africa.
Northfields is very proud to announce our new Senior Prefects for 2017-2018:
Head Boy – Shankaren M.
Head Girl – Elise S.
Deputy Head Boy – Max R.
Deputy Head Girl – Kira R.
Our sincere congratulations to go to all of them!
We would also like to say that we have had many candidates for these positions who have been truly outstanding. Our staff and students have been very impressed with the ideas they have shared and the dedication they have shown throughout selection process.
We are very confident that our new Senior Prefects, together with entire Prefect team, will contribute very positively to the school over the coming year!
A few of our many talented Northfields artists entered art work into the ‘Sovereign Art Foundation: Mauritius Students Prize 2017” Competition (sovereignartfoundation.com). Yesterday we were honored to attend the reception and announcement of winners as follows:
3rd place went to our very own Hannah B. (she won Rs 10,000 and our Northfields Art Department receives Rs 6,000).
In the top 15 semi-finalists was Sherry Z. for the second consecutive year.
Kushal M. received certificate of participation.
Athletics, always so much fun! The day was sizzling and extremely vivid, everyone was cheering excessively at their stands. All three houses participated and performed extremely, exceptionally and fantastically well.
When I was watching the races I could see that everyone was trying their best. I was completely astonished by everyone, they did extremely well.
Eagles came in first place, Phoenix second and Dolphins third. We thank everyone that helped organised this amazing athletics day, it was definitely successful.
Jayden R. - Dolphins
On Athletics Day, there was great participation from all categories. Most of us came in and some even complained that there were not enough events for everyone! Throughout the day there was a lot of support from Kai and Tejas. Despite them being in the younger years of the school, they loudly supported all day. Due to the exams taking place many juniors were missing. Max and Noah were quite brave to have done many of the events to fill in the blanks. The junior girls were supported by 4 young Benjamin girls brave enough to move up and participate in the junior category. These were Tegan, Maria, Tayyibah and Krystina. Krystina made an outstanding effort for the 100 metres in the junior category, and came first in that race. The relays were quite tough but we managed to come second in most of the relay races. Towards the end of the relays it seemed as though we were destined not to win any of them, but we finally made it in the final race. Our Junior mixed team won convincingly and so we ended the day on a high. Two of our team members won second and third for Victrix L.. These were Hannah B. and Kimberley R.. To sum up, we finished second overall which is an excellent effort. Well done to Phoenix! Also congratulations to the winning team Eagles, but watch out for us next year!
Coralie L. - Phoenix
Northfields Athletics Day 2017 was a fantastic event bringing Northfields students of all ages together and participating as one for our teams. It was great to see the true spirit of our school, aside the academics and to commend the variety of talented pupils we have here at NIHS. The competition this year was tough but with the great support from our team and the amazing athletes we have, Eagles won and took home the cup! Yet again, we strived for victory and did so successfully. The commitment, enthusiasm and the desire for success this year was high and I think it played a big part on the results from Athletics Day. It was a day that will be in our hearts forever; all the fun and competition. And so, on behalf of the students, I would like to thank everyone that made it so successful – teachers, staff, parents and students.
Annie H. - Eagles