FOUNDERS’ DAY CELEBRATION 2018
On Friday 12th of October Northfields celebrated its Founders’ Day, traditionally a very important day in the school calendar when members of the Northfields community – students, board members, staff and parents – meet to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our students for excellence in different facets of the school. It is also a day where we commemorate those who founded the school and who have participated in its growth and development. The ceremony began with a welcome address from our Principal, Mrs Phyllis Philogene, followed by the keynote address by our Guest of Honour, Mr Keith Allan, British High Commissioner to Mauritius.
ACTION AND IMPACT DAY -SEP’18
Northfields organised an Action and Impact Day on Saturday 22nd September, at Bras D’eau National Park. The event was an action-filled half day whereby members of the school community came together to actively participate in the protection of our local environment. The community showed real motivation and determination on a Saturday morning. Children were enthusiastic about the event and were the main driving force in the success of this endeavour.
INTERHOUSE NETBALL & FOOTBALL – SEP’18
Interhouse Netball and Football took place in the last week of September with the Year 5/6 students participating on Thursday and the rest of the school on Friday. The format was slightly different this year with the emphasis on participation as well as a social element with students and families invited to stay behind for a barbecue once the matches and prize giving had been completed.
INTERHOUSE CROSS COUNTRY – SEP’18
Interhouse cross country 2018 was a loud and raucous affair with a record numbers of participants completing the course. The spirit on the day was outstanding with each house trying to outdo the others in both the singing and dancing departments. The spirit cup has become a much sought after trophy and each house pulled out all the stops to try and be the 2018 champions. Congratulations to all the participants as well as the 18 teachers who completed the course. The final results were incredibly close and the house positions were as follows:
ROALD DAHL DAY – SEP’ 18
Roald Dahl was well-supported and attended by the excited Years 5 and 6 learners in their creative costumes.
Teachers ensured that the activities were based on ideas inspired by Roald Dahl’s literature, for example, Mr Gooljar experimented with chocolate in Science, the librarian displayed Roald Dahl literature and the PE teachers asked learners to be aware of their surroundings as they ran cross-country as apparently Roald Dahl spent much time in nature using it as a source of inspiration.
INTERHOUSE ROUNDERS- JUN’18
Interhouse rounders took place on Thursday 28th June. There were 3 rounds of matches(combined Year 7/8, combined Year 10/12 and Year 9’s) and most were extremely close and competitive. Students have been working hard during Physical Education lessons to prepare for these matches and this was evident by the quality of some of the matches.
The Dolphins Year 10/12 team was particularly impressive, winning both their matches with ease.
INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL & FUN DAY- JUN’18
On Saturday 23rd June, Northfields hosted an U13 football and netball festival involving 12 football and 8 netball teams.
The teams consisted of players from Le Bocage, Lighthouse, West Coast, Redhill (South Africa), Northfields and Standard Chartered Football Academy. All the teams were involved in round robin pool matches with the top 2 teams in each pool progressing to the semi-final.
The Northfields cheerleaders did a fantastic job of encouraging our players throughout the day, pushing them to perform at their best.
On Friday, 22nd June, we celebrated the accomplishments of our 11th graduating class at Northfields International High School. Many of our graduates had been with us for seven years, while others had joined us much more recently, but together they have grown to be a close-knit, happy group who we are sure will carry with them many fond memories of their time at Northfields.
SENIOR PREFECTS 2018-2019
We are very proud to announce our new Senior Prefect team for 2018-2019:
Head Boy: Adam S.
Head Girl: Georgianna G.
Deputy Head Boy: Domenico S.
Deputy Head Girl: Sophia R.
Congratulations to our new student leaders and their families! The entire Northfields community supports them as they take on this important commitment to the school throughout the coming year.
We are very proud to announce that Hannah B. won the first prize of the “International Museum Day 2018 – Painting Competition” – A painting competition for Year 12 and 13 of State and Private Secondary Schools. She received a cash prize, an award and a certificate. Her painting is presently displayed at the National History Museum of Mahebourg. We are also happy to announce that Kim L. and Ameydi C. were proud finalists in representing our school in the Sovereign Art Competition 2018.
STEM FAIR (PREP SCHOOL)
STEM Fair was a wonderful initiative whereby students had to use the Scientific and Engineering method in order to solve a problem. It was a half-term project where students had to work in groups in order to develop and research their questions.This interschool competition allowed collaboration among teachers and students from Northfields,Telfair School and Alexandra House. Our parents Committee were a great support.
INTERHOUSE CROSS COUNTRY 2018
The Northfields inter-house cross country event was held over two days. The Year 5 and 6 students competed on Monday 21st whilst the rest of the school participated on Wednesday 23rd May. The objective this year was to try and get all our students to participate. The format of the races was changed
somewhat to allow the whole school to be available for the races to ensure our athletes enjoyed some vociferous support from the stands. Many of the races were extremely closely contested with the lead regularly changing hands. Well done to all the finishers as well as to the numerous staff members who also completed the course.
Congratulations to the age group winners:
ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
We were blessed with gorgeous weather for our inter-house athletics championships on Friday 27th May. The day kicked off with the house parade and war cries. This seemed to set the tone for the rest of the day as the spirit on the stands and trackside was amazing. The standard of athletics throughout the day was incredible and we are all so proud of all the athletes and supporters for their enthusiasm and spirit.
ART EXHIBITION 2018
The Art exhibition showcased the talents of the Year 13 IB and A Level Art students. Our 6 artists impressed with a range of individual art styles that Included drawing, painting, sculpture, photography,
video art, installation and digital art.
NATIONAL DAY 2018
To mark the 50 years of Independence and the country’s Golden Jubilee, Northfields carried out a series of activities on the theme ‘One People, One Nation’ which kicked off on 5th March 2018 and ended on 9th March 2018 with a formal assembly and prize giving.
The activities for the celebrations consisted of: launching of an art, poetry and short story competition, food festival showcasing traditional Mauritian food and evolution of the Mauritian cuisine, local movie screening. We also had a creation of a human Mauritius flag.
CHINESE DAY CELEBRATION 2018
Chinese New Year 2018 is under the Dog sign which is said to be very prosperous and successful in terms of Education. The Northfield community gathered on Tuesday the 20th to celebrate and therefore, they have put together a real treat for everyone. Thanks to Mrs Canakiah-Shiboo who organized the show.The ceremony started with our 2 very poised MC, Julie of year 7 and Adam Sall in Year 12. Then the event followed with our lovely year 6 girls Annabelle, Celine, Isabella, Mila and Taylor with a ribbon dance. Following that, our special warriors namely Alex, Jacques, Rehan and Senthil from Year 6 gave us a nice kung fu demonstration.
SWIMMING GALA 2018
Friday 9th February dawned a beautiful day. The rain which had been with us for most of the week had disappeared and the morning silence was soon broken by a cacophony of cheers, war cries and chants. After the 3 house had paraded around the swimming pool we got down to the serious business of swimming. The standard of swimming throughout the day was outstanding. The spirit on the stands was incredible as each house went tooth and nail to win the Spirit Trophy. The Houses were neck and neck throughout the gala and by the time the relays came around, only one point separated 1st and 2nd place.
FOUNDERS’ DAY 2017
Founders’ Day was celebrated in great pomp as per the Northfields tradition on Friday 6th October 2017. Students were recognised or their wonderful academic achievements as well as their sporting and cultural talents. We also had three excellent performances by Aidan for a poem recital, a short story by Jayden and a song by Saphia and Aaron. Our guest of honour this year was Mr Robin Mardemootoo, Attorney-at –Law and founder of SPEAK. A number of special nominations were awarded on the day to staff and students which makes our Founders’ Day ever so special.