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Message to the Form 5 and IB2 Class of 2014: Welcome to the Alumni Club!

In November, our completing students – some in Form 5 and others in IB2 – entered the big world of infinite opportunities, a world where only the sky is the limit. At the two graduation ceremonies, teachers and past alumni prepared this group for this new world. All we want to say is welcome to the big club boys and girls. It starts here and never ends. In the same token, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to the WK alumni association

 

Top Swazi attorney and WK alumnus Gigi Reid-Miles gives orphans another chance

Away from arguing her clients’ cases in the court room, Gigi Reid-Miles (WK1981), a philanthropist and reputable Swazi attorney, runs a centre that caters for some of Swaziland’s less fortunate, especially children.

Top Swazi attorney and WK alumnus Gigi Reid-Miles gives orphans another chance

 

WK alumni continue to shine on the world stage

Waterford Kamhlaba prides itself with producing leaders who continue to rise to the occasion to influence change that makes a difference in the world. Many of our alumni do a lot of life-changing social and academic work quietly, away from the media attention. We take a look at what some of our past students are doing, from the eyes of global media

WK alumni continue to shine on the world stage

   

“Pursue human values in business,” alumnus Mfundo Mohamed advises students.

One of Swaziland’s fast-rising stars of business, Mfundo Mohamed (WK 2001-2002) visited the school during the Global Entrepreneurship Week in November to share business insights with our students.

“Pursue human values in business,” alumnus Mfundo Mohamed advises students.

 

Waterfordian Dr. Moeti nominated to head WHO Regional Office for Africa

At the height of the rampaging Ebola virus and other public health challenges on the continent, the World Health Organization has looked south for a candidate to steer its ship towards the right solution and the general improvement of health in Africa, and a Waterford Kamhlaba alumnus has received the nod.

Waterfordian Dr. Moeti nominated to head WHO Regional Office for Africa

   

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Quote Bank

P.E.

“I do P.E. Studies and the theory is complex and interesting”

Bonga- F4

History

“The history teachers are cool and smart. They make history interesting for us”

Greg- Form 3

Waterford

“The people are accepting and friendly”

Sisekelo- Form 5

Academics

“After 7 years of primary, I felt like a genius. After form 1... eish!!”

Art

“Through art I can scream without even saying a word”

Lomusa

Business Studies

"Without business there is no money" 

Staff Views

"Manage your waste and preserve the environment"

Mr Boycott 

Geography

“I think Geography is a useful subject if you want to learn about the environment. I enjoy it very much”

Michaela- Form 3

Waterford

“20 years from now it won't matter what shoe size you wore, all that will matter is your education and how you've used it”

Nombuso- Form 4

Elangeni Hostel

“The name says it all, place of the rising sun. Spectacular view from your block with a tantalizing sunrise, every morning”

Tomer- IB1

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Where the sun never sets”

Kasper- IB2

Spanish

“Spanish is a challenge compared to IGCSE, you have to work really hard”

Tanaka- IB1

Campus

“The mountain and the people make it spectacular”

IB Life

“Its time consuming, difficult, independent and fun”

Salha- IB1

Art

“Expression of inner creativity and imagination”

Maeva

Campus

“There is so much to do in such a small environment”

Life Skills

“Life Skills helps you understand people and the way they work”

Natasha- IB2

Academics

“Science grades are a bit too high on grade standards”

Staff Views

"The Devil makes hands for idle work"

Mr Oulton 

Sports

“The sports are very diverse”

Nyara- Form 4

Waterford

“It's amazing to be honest. It's the best school I have been to and I have been to a number of schools previously"

Josh- Form 4

Emhlabeni Hostel

“We are the world”

Suzanna- IB2

Swaziland

“Waterford and the whole of Swaziland has helped me improve my social understanding and has helped me acknowledge the peace here”

Lindo- Form 3

Swaziland

“The environment is great in Swaziland as well as in the school and I’ve made a lot of friends”

Joshua

Form 4-5 Life

“Life in Form 4 has more freedom because there are less subjects and more free time. But it also comes with a challenge which is the bigger workload”

Troy- Form 4

Academics

“The academic standards are good. Students should work hard to meet them”

French

“Its fun while you’re doing it but when the exams come you realise it’s quite complex”

Kasper- IB2

Academics

“Work hard, play hard and life won't be hard”

Lidvumiso

Staff Views

"If you want to make a chocolate cake, its better with chocolate"

Mr Alexander 

IT Centre

“The IT Centre is the best place to find information”

Akhona- Form 3

Emhlabeni Hostel

“The boys side is a brotherhood”

Amilcar- IB2

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Theres always something that distracts you, its good”

Sofia- IB1

Emhlabeni Hostel

“A mixture of fun and stress, hostel is the place where you try to find the balance between work, sleep and friends”

Chikwa- IB1

Art

“Art is another way in which the school allows students to express themselves and is amazing”

Daniel

IB Life

“I think the greatest challenges are time-management, activities and deadlines”

Sofia- IB2

Business Studies

"The epitome of business is eventually learning how to mind your own"

Mr CC 

P.E.

“If you’re not an active person in your spare time, you lose and important life lesson because sport makes you look good, and if you look good you feel good”

Tandza- F5

P.E.

“I love PE. I just thought it was a nice time to bee a group of Form 5s doing something I like, sports”

Naomi- F5

Economics

"Economics is the best thing ever!"

IB2 Student 

Art

“Art is a chance to express your inner feelings, a chance to express things that you cannot describe using words”

Erin

IB Life

“The entire classroom atmosphere is very fascinating because of all the different religions, opinions and upbringings”

Victor- IB2

Art

“Art is a way in which students can express themselves and be able to actually do what they are passionate about”

Nicole

Swaziland

“The beauty, the culture and the respect all make up Swaziland. Peace and tranquillity are what define Swaziland”

Sisekelo- Form 5

Form 4-5 Life

“It's different because of our backgrounds and cultures, and how we feel as one because of unity”

Tyler D'oris F4

Waterford

“It's a journey filled with life's challenges, life long friendships, endless prep and always something to do”

Tengetile

TOK

“How do you know what you think you know?”

Thabiso- IB2

Academics

“Drama pass-marks are too low. It should be 79% and above for an A”

Elangeni Hostel

“Elangeni is the most peaceful place at Waterford, it has a good common rom which makes it feel almost like home”

Shephard- IB1

Staff Views

"The kids are awesome"

Miss Hall 

Elangeni Hostel

“Elangeni is like home”

Michael- IB2

Academics

“All play and no work made Jack a very stupid boy”

John

IT Centre

“IT is essential for us to understand the technology and how to grasp onto it”

 Likhwa- Form 3

Elangeni Hostel

“My fellow block residents make me feel at home and extremely comfortable”

Harvey- IB1

Swaziland

“What I like most about Swaziland is the beautiful scenery and the people because they are so polite”

Qiniso

Elangeni Hostel

“I just love it here”

Peniel- IB2

Waterford

“Waterford is not an individual experience; it’s a collective journey”

Anesu- Form 4

IB Life

“Its interesting, challenging, time-consuming and sometimes beautiful”

Relebohlile- IB2

TOK

“To what extent can you answer a TOK question?”

Disillusioned IB2

Maths

“Numbers are about calculation and maths always gives you the answer”

Anesu- Form 4

Academics

"You do not have to understand, just study"

Connor, Form 5 

Geography

“Geo is a very interesting subject and it’s very useful to use in my future career”

Terence- Form 3

History

“I think History is fun but it’s a lot of hard work. Teachers make it interesting and I think it is important because history sometimes repeats itself”

Ryan- Form 3

Waterford

“I think it is full of different experiences which are brought by diverse cultures”

William- Volunteer

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Its all good, very sociable, everyone is connected”

Tapiwa- IB2

Staff Views

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine"

Mr Churchyard 

Waterford

“Life at Waterford is full of hectic fun but above all it's tough, because there is so much to do and never enough time. Many things can be changed but never will be”

Derek- IB1

Waterford

“It's a mixture of diverse cultures where everyone comes with their own story and background, which comes together and forms a society where you are not judged because of where you come from and who you are”

Ncobile- Form 2

Science

“Science is on a good level for new students coming into the school”

Min Jun- Form 2

Elangeni Hostel

“It’s very chilled and I love it”

Nomathemba- IB1