NORTHLANDS offers an all-embracing curriculum based on inquiry and research as the ideal vehicles for learning. We provide a caring and stimulating environment where children enjoy doing their work and develop positive academic and inter-personal attitudes, self-confidence and self-discipline. Students take the lead by making the learning process their own: they are encouraged to make choices, take decisions and ask questions, thus broadening their range of interests and knowledge.
To do this, one of the most appreciated activities in ICT Primary is to emphasise use of cross-curricular techniques. This tool both enhances learning in other areas and introduces the students to many uses of technology. Most of the ICT lessons are planned jointly with the corresponding form teachers, in order to bring together the different areas of the curriculum.
The acquisition of technical skill, auditory sensitivity, rhythmic precision, creative development and, above all, an incipient critical analysis, are the points on which music teaching at Northlands focuses its attention. Fine psycho-motor skill, concentration, encouragement of original ideas and the capacity to reflect are the factors we believe contribute to the formation of our students and enable them to make the best possible use of the knowledge acquired in any other activity they take up. We hope to form people who love music and enjoy the multiple advantages obtained from making music in a creative, thoughtful and communicative manner.
Through the Suzuki method – also called the "mother tongue approach" – our students begin to develop the road to instrumental execution. They continue the study of violin through the three years of EP I and once they get to Year 4 in EP II the children can choose to take up the study of another instrument.