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Principal's Report Term 1 2014

In his end of term report the Principal, Stephen Lowry, introduces new staff members and discusses issues such as pastoral care and discipline, information technology at the school and the Phoenix Fund.

Principal's Report Term 1 2014

 

WK grad uses professional expertise and network to support UWC

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Jaap Ruoff (Netherlands, WK 2007-2008) says attending a UWC was “the most pivotal step in my life” and that supporting the continuation of the movement is the least he can do.

WK grad uses professional expertise and network to support UWC

 

WK alumnus addresses 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University Conference

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A group of recent alumni flew the WK flag high at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA from the 21st to the 23rd of March.  

WK alumnus addresses 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University Conference

   

Phoenix Fund update

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Thanks to the generosity of WK's Governing Council members, staff and students, we have managed to raise E41 750 since the campaign was launched on March 19th 2014.

Phoenix Fund update

 

UWC Day 2014: a spectacular experience

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(Photo: Iain Pearson)

Waterford Kamhlaba’s United World College Day is an annual celebration of the diverse nations and cultures represented in our community.

This year’s UWC Day, themed “Make it an Experience” was truly remarkable, as students from over 50 nations donned their traditional garments in a proud and colourful display of their heritage. Elegant dances and songs, delectable cuisine and eloquent speeches ensured that Saturday 29th March 2014 was the highlight of the term.

UWC Day 2014: a spectacular experience

   

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Quote Bank

Campus

“The mountain and the people make it spectacular”

IT Centre

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

 Likhwa- 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

Art

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

Nicole

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

Swaziland

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

Joshua

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

Academics

"You do not have to understand, just study"

Connor, Form 5 

Swaziland

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

Qiniso

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

Waterford

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

Anesu- Form 4

Sports

“The sports are very diverse”

Nyara- Form 4

Swaziland

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

Sisekelo- Form 5

Business Studies

"Without business there is no money" 

Waterford

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

Tengetile

French

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

Kasper- IB2

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Where the sun never sets”

Kasper- IB2

History

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

Greg- Form 3

Emhlabeni Hostel

“We are the world”

Suzanna- IB2

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

IB Life

“Its time consuming, difficult, independent and fun”

Salha- IB1

Academics

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

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Theres always something that distracts you, its good”

Sofia- IB1

Staff Views

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine"

Mr Churchyard 

Waterford

“The people are accepting and friendly”

Sisekelo- Form 5

Staff Views

"Manage your waste and preserve the environment"

Mr Boycott 

Art

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

Lomusa

Staff Views

"The kids are awesome"

Miss Hall 

Elangeni Hostel

“I just love it here”

Peniel- IB2

IT Centre

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

Akhona- Form 3

P.E.

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

Bonga- 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

Academics

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

Elangeni Hostel

“Elangeni is like home”

Michael- IB2

IB Life

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

Relebohlile- IB2

TOK

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

Disillusioned IB2

IB Life

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

Victor- IB2

Business Studies

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

Mr CC 

Staff Views

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

Mr Alexander 

Science

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

Min Jun- Form 2

Geography

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

Michaela- Form 3

Art

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

Erin

Art

“Expression of inner creativity and imagination”

Maeva

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

Academics

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

TOK

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

Thabiso- IB2

Spanish

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

Tanaka- IB1

Campus

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

Geography

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

Terence- Form 3

Maths

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

Anesu- Form 4

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

Life Skills

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

Natasha- IB2

IB Life

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

Sofia- 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

Elangeni Hostel

“It’s very chilled and I love it”

Nomathemba- IB1

Emhlabeni Hostel

“The boys side is a brotherhood”

Amilcar- IB2

Academics

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

John

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

Academics

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

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

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

Art

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

Daniel

Academics

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

Lidvumiso

Waterford

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

William- Volunteer

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

Economics

"Economics is the best thing ever!"

IB2 Student 

Elangeni Hostel

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

Harvey- IB1

Emhlabeni Hostel

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

Tapiwa- IB2

Staff Views

"The Devil makes hands for idle work"

Mr Oulton