Personal Development

Creating independence and resilience

Involvement and participation are central to boarding life. Boarders are expected to contribute to the boarding community by showing individual initiative, and are encouraged to get involved in a range of diverse activities. Our staff encourage the boarders in their care to make the most of the opportunities on offer and to engage fully in both the educational programme and in the life of the boarding house. Our boarders are embedded in the fabric of the campus; both enthusiasm and proximity mean that they are deeply involved in the rich and varied life at Northfields.

“Many students adapt to boarding right from the start, but we recognise that for some it can take a little longer. We proactively support our students in establishing themselves as part of our friendly and caring boarding community.”

Boarding at Northfields prepares our young people for university life and beyond, equipping them with the confidence, independence and social skills they need to be successful. We foster the qualities our student will need to become principled, proactive contributors to the world – resilience, adaptability and self-management. Mauritius is our campus, and its size and secure environment make it easy and safe for our boarders to explore.

The ultimate goal is to equip our students to make a smooth transition into the next stage of their life. All of these factors combined will provide a genuine pre-university residential experience.