NORTHLANDS offers an all-embracing curriculum that works on physical, social, emotional, intellectual, ethic and aesthetic aspects through teaching and learning strategies focused on encouraging curiosity and the desire to know in children. Our young students strengthen their self-esteem, develop their understanding of their immediate surroundings and acquire the necessary skills to do work and express their ideas in both English and Spanish.
We educate by setting the daily example of our own adherence to the School’s values (commitment, justice, solidarity, honesty, respect, perseverance, responsibility and integrity) and to a programme that specifies the axes on which the personal and social development of our students is based: Awareness of Oneself, Responsibility for Oneself, Awareness of Others, Capacity for Reflection, Capacity to Deal with Change, Attitude of a “Life Long Learner”, Capacity to Communicate, Sense of Moral Justice and Sense of Social Responsibility.
The computer is used as general support for learning, to promote creativity, for solving problems and to acquire skills related to handling educational software, word processors, graphing programmes, spreadsheets and other general application as technological resources.
In Kindergarten, specifically, the objectives will are to foster the development of reading and writing and logical-mathematical knowledge, likewise involving all the contents of the different areas of knowledge.
The students prepare an annual Concert, in which they display part of the work done in this area during the year.
Instruments Kinder Level (Kinder 5)
Our music program includes the performance of an orchestra instrument which starts in Kinder with a workshop devoted to the violin.
Through the Suzuki Method (system used in these classes) the children get in acquainted with the instrument and learn to perform simple melodies. During the weekly classes they sit in a circle and they play all together. This allows them to see each other and to imitate movements and sounds of their classmates, sharing the music, appreciating it and becoming part of it.
Northlands school is a pioneer in our country with this programme as it is the first school which implemented it in its curriculum. We count on a highly qualified team of teachers to carry out this activity.
Children go to the Library on a weekly basis in order to read books, look for information and listen to stories. On these occasions the librarian reads them a story and they are able to browse through the books. We have a lending books programme in action.