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Choir Tour to Johannesburg

Towards the end of the second term, the Waterford Kamhlaba Choir embarked on its first ever tour, to Johannesburg in South Africa.

Choir Tour to Johannesburg

 

Waterford mourns Lord Attenborough

(Photo: Ramila Patel)

Monday 25 August 2014

Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa joins the world in mourning Lord Attenborough, who died on Sunday 24 August 2014, aged 90.

Waterford students will remember Lord Attenborough as a distinguished actor, producer and Oscar-winning director, but above all they will remember him as a loyal and generous friend of the United World College movement in general and Waterford in particular.

Waterford mourns Lord Attenborough

 

Swaziland Careers Fair 2014

Waterford’s Career Support Initiative (CSI) held its 7th Annual Swaziland Careers Fair on Wednesday 30th July 2014 at the Royal Swazi Convention Centre in Ezulwini.

Swaziland Careers Fair 2014

   

Top-class talent on display at July 2014 Music Concert

Nicholas Battaglia plays the guitar. (Photo: Connor Baer, IB1)

Marimbas, music and memories came together at Waterford’s Second Term Music Concert on 26 July 2014.

Top-class talent on display at July 2014 Music Concert

 

Nelson Mandela Community Service Week

Community Service Coordinator Fiona Mills writes about the activities Waterford students recently undertook to honour the late former President.

Nelson Mandela Community Service Week

   

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Quote Bank

Art

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

Daniel

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

Elangeni Hostel

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

Harvey- IB1

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

TOK

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

Thabiso- IB2

Campus

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

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

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

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

Waterford

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

Tengetile

History

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

Greg- Form 3

Art

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

Nicole

IB Life

“Its time consuming, difficult, independent and fun”

Salha- IB1

Elangeni Hostel

“Elangeni is like home”

Michael- IB2

TOK

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

Disillusioned IB2

Academics

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

Emhlabeni Hostel

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

Tapiwa- IB2

Art

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

Lomusa

Academics

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

Lidvumiso

Spanish

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

Tanaka- IB1

Emhlabeni Hostel

“We are the world”

Suzanna- IB2

IB Life

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

Relebohlile- IB2

Economics

"Economics is the best thing ever!"

IB2 Student 

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

Geography

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

Terence- Form 3

Elangeni Hostel

“I just love it here”

Peniel- IB2

Academics

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

John

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

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

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

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

Anesu- Form 4

Swaziland

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

Sisekelo- Form 5

Emhlabeni Hostel

“The boys side is a brotherhood”

Amilcar- IB2

Academics

"You do not have to understand, just study"

Connor, Form 5 

Academics

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

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

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

Academics

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

Academics

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

Staff Views

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine"

Mr Churchyard 

Art

“Expression of inner creativity and imagination”

Maeva

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Theres always something that distracts you, its good”

Sofia- IB1

Business Studies

"Without business there is no money" 

Waterford

“The people are accepting and friendly”

Sisekelo- Form 5

Staff Views

"The kids are awesome"

Miss Hall 

Campus

“The mountain and the people make it spectacular”

IB Life

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

Victor- IB2

Life Skills

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

Natasha- IB2

Elangeni Hostel

“It’s very chilled and I love it”

Nomathemba- IB1

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Where the sun never sets”

Kasper- IB2

Staff Views

"Manage your waste and preserve the environment"

Mr Boycott 

Staff Views

"The Devil makes hands for idle work"

Mr Oulton 

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

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

P.E.

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

Bonga- F4

Waterford

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

William- Volunteer

Science

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

Min Jun- Form 2

Maths

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

Anesu- Form 4

Business Studies

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

Mr CC 

Geography

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

Michaela- Form 3

Swaziland

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

Joshua

Swaziland

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

Qiniso

French

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

Kasper- IB2

IT Centre

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

 Likhwa- Form 3

Art

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

Erin

Sports

“The sports are very diverse”

Nyara- Form 4

IB Life

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

Sofia- IB2