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Holiday project at Mbuluzi Game Reserve

“Guys, did you hear baboons howling?” Jateen asked, with excitement as well as fear. “I propose that we now pack our food and go back to the tent,” he said, mentioning that we might be robbed by those baboons.

Holiday project at Mbuluzi Game Reserve

 

Saving the rhino: WK students join the big war

(From right: Mikayla, Nobukhosi, Tyler, Thembela and Lloyd sharing their experiences with the school. Picture: Banele Nkambule)

Meet Nobukhosi Moyo, Mikayla van Rensburg, Lloyd Antrobus, Tyler D’orsi and Thembela Shabalala. These are ordinary young people who are passionate about an extraordinary animal, the rhino, whose survival hangs by a thread.

Saving the rhino: WK students join the big war

 

October 2014 alumni events in the US, UK and Netherlands

We are delighted to give you information about the upcoming Waterford Kamhlaba events in the United States ,the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. 

We hope you'll be able to join us! 

October 2014 alumni events in the US, UK and Netherlands

   

Pete and Aleta Armstrong spearhead Swaziland’s first design expo

Two of Swaziland’s leading artists and art collectors, Pete and Aleta Armstrong, successfully hosted the country’s first ever design show, (the Swaziland Art and Design Expo or SADE) in August and September.

Pete and Aleta Armstrong spearhead Swaziland’s first design expo

 

Miriam Kingsley pays tribute to Lord Attenborough

Theatre and particularly stage lighting had been a hobby of mine from a very young age. When I joined Waterford Kamhlaba in 1997 I was given an even bigger opportunity to explore my hobby.

Miriam Kingsley pays tribute to Lord Attenborough

   

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Quote Bank

Elangeni Hostel

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

Harvey- IB1

Elangeni Hostel

“Elangeni is like home”

Michael- IB2

Campus

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

Academics

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

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

Emhlabeni Hostel

“We are the world”

Suzanna- IB2

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

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

IT Centre

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

Akhona- Form 3

Academics

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

Lidvumiso

Science

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

Min Jun- Form 2

Swaziland

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

Qiniso

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

Staff Views

"The Devil makes hands for idle work"

Mr Oulton 

Art

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

Erin

Elangeni Hostel

“I just love it here”

Peniel- IB2

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

P.E.

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

Bonga- F4

Waterford

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

Anesu- Form 4

Waterford

“The people are accepting and friendly”

Sisekelo- Form 5

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

TOK

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

Thabiso- IB2

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Where the sun never sets”

Kasper- IB2

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

Art

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

Lomusa

French

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

Kasper- IB2

Academics

"You do not have to understand, just study"

Connor, Form 5 

IB Life

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

Sofia- IB2

IB Life

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

Relebohlile- IB2

Academics

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

Art

“Expression of inner creativity and imagination”

Maeva

Spanish

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

Tanaka- IB1

Art

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

Daniel

Swaziland

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

Joshua

Elangeni Hostel

“It’s very chilled and I love it”

Nomathemba- IB1

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

TOK

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

Disillusioned IB2

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

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

Tapiwa- IB2

Maths

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

Anesu- Form 4

Geography

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

Michaela- Form 3

Life Skills

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

Natasha- IB2

IB Life

“Its time consuming, difficult, independent and fun”

Salha- IB1

Waterford

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

Tengetile

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

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

Swaziland

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

Sisekelo- Form 5

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

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

William- Volunteer

Sports

“The sports are very diverse”

Nyara- Form 4

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Theres always something that distracts you, its good”

Sofia- IB1

Business Studies

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

Mr CC 

Staff Views

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine"

Mr Churchyard 

Campus

“The mountain and the people make it spectacular”

Economics

"Economics is the best thing ever!"

IB2 Student 

Staff Views

"Manage your waste and preserve the environment"

Mr Boycott 

Emhlabeni Hostel

“The boys side is a brotherhood”

Amilcar- IB2

IB Life

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

Victor- IB2

Academics

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

Staff Views

"The kids are awesome"

Miss Hall 

Staff Views

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

Mr Alexander 

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

Art

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

Nicole

IT Centre

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

 Likhwa- Form 3

Academics

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

John

History

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

Greg- Form 3

Business Studies

"Without business there is no money" 

Academics

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

Geography

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

Terence- Form 3