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.
This year’s graduation was marked by the Vice President of Mauritius, at the time in fact the Acting President, accepting to grace us with his presence by being our guest of honour and delivering the graduation speech.
Mr. Adam opened up with words about difficult goodbyes but promises of better beginnings and advice to make the daunting jump to grow. He then introduced His Excellency Mr. Vyapoory through a resume of the Vice President who then proceeded to deliver his graduation speech. His Excellency’s speech ended on a serious note as he congratulated Northfields on having managed to keep drugs out of its school walls. A very serious and sad yet contemporary and relevant issue in Mauritius, drugs use and abuse amongst the youth of the Republic.
Mr. Nixon and Mrs. Rungasamy managed to lighten the mood thereafter with a humorous and heart-warming message by the former and a more poetic and personal message from the latter. The various musical interludes delivered by the graduates themselves also made the evening more light hearted.
All this was followed by the proverbial tossing of the mortar boards after which many joined a dinner organised by the exiting Deputy Headgirl to which the graduates invited their teachers.
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We wish our graduates the very best in all their future undertakings and ask them to stay in contact by giving some news from time to time.
Mrs Daby, Head of Faculty of Science had the privilege of being invited by Planet Earth Institute to attend the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society on 20-21st June, held at Sugar Beach Resort. The theme of this event was Meeting the challenge of climate change for small island developing states (SIDS) and Africa. During the two day conference Mrs Daby had the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in technology related to climate change, resurrection plants and renewable energy amongst many other interesting areas. She met with many renowned names from worlds of science, business, international relations and development, including Lord Paul Boateng and Her Excellency, Dr Ameenah Gurib Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius.
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Michelle and Rayyaan both took part in the ESU Spelling Bee competition last week. Michelle was in the final round but did not win, but nevertheless did very well.
Congratulations to both of them for taking part. Thank you to Mrs Sheena for taking the students on the day.
The English Faculty
On the 2nd June, Year 10 took part in a Planet Earth Institute STEP (Science and Technology Enrolment Programme) day on board the DaYang 1 scientific research vessel. This event was organised in conjunction with the Chinese embassy.
STEP is an educational programme which allows students to broaden their knowledge and skills through varied and inspiring study days and events. STEP creates an opportunity for excitement and a new found enthusiasm for science and technology beyond the classroom setting, by stimulating learners through innovative and real-world linking sessions- capturing the imagination of young people in science using creativity rich resources and tailored activities.
Sincere congratulations to the new Headboy Christopher Philogene, Headgirl Sakshi Purgus, Deputy Headgirl Saakshee Ramjuttum and Deputy Headboy Ryo Jean-Louis on their respective appointments.
We look forward to their contribution to school life and leading the prefect body.