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World premiere of UWC film featuring WK

The United World Colleges invite you to the London School of Economics for the World Premiere of the exciting new documentary The UWC Spirit.

World premiere of UWC film featuring WK

 

Geo Trip 2014

(Photos: Holly Greaves Brown, IB1)

About 40 IB1 Geography students and three teachers set off for their Durban field trip on Wednesday the 2nd of July. It was not an easy drive to Durban, but it was necessary and important for us to do our Internal Assessment for Geography, which will be submitted towards the end of next year.

Geo Trip 2014

 

IB Pastoral Care Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme is a critical period of transition between school and university. Students face a number of challenges at this time: managing the academic adjustment from IGCSE to IB, taking more responsibility for themselves academically and, of course, applying for university courses.

IB Pastoral Care Programme

   

Bill Brown opens New Dining Hall

(Photos: Connor Baer IB1, Jay Wang F5 and Banele Nkambule)

American philanthropist and friend of Waterford and the United World Colleges Mr William G Brown (right) officially opened WK's New Dining Hall and classrooms on Monday 7 July 2014.

Bill Brown opens New Dining Hall

 

WK 3rd in Inter-Schools Badminton tournament

The MP Hall, which is normally filled with desks during SAT Saturdays and during mock exams, was filled with badminton nets and excited players on Saturday 21 June 2014.

WK 3rd in Inter-Schools Badminton tournament

   

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Quote Bank

Life Skills

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

Natasha- IB2

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Theres always something that distracts you, its good”

Sofia- IB1

Campus

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

Art

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

Nicole

Elangeni Hostel

“It’s very chilled and I love it”

Nomathemba- IB1

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Where the sun never sets”

Kasper- IB2

IB Life

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

Sofia- IB2

IB Life

“Its time consuming, difficult, independent and fun”

Salha- IB1

Waterford

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

William- Volunteer

Swaziland

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

Joshua

Art

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

Daniel

Art

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

Lomusa

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

Staff Views

"The kids are awesome"

Miss Hall 

History

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

Greg- Form 3

Maths

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

Anesu- Form 4

Business Studies

"Without business there is no money" 

Waterford

“The people are accepting and friendly”

Sisekelo- Form 5

Academics

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

Academics

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

Sports

“The sports are very diverse”

Nyara- Form 4

Geography

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

Terence- Form 3

Swaziland

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

Sisekelo- Form 5

Academics

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

Lidvumiso

IT Centre

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

 Likhwa- Form 3

Academics

"You do not have to understand, just study"

Connor, Form 5 

P.E.

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

Bonga- F4

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

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

Waterford

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

Tengetile

Spanish

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

Tanaka- IB1

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

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

French

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

Kasper- IB2

Campus

“The mountain and the people make it spectacular”

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

Staff Views

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

Mr Alexander 

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

Emhlabeni Hostel

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

Tapiwa- IB2

Swaziland

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

Qiniso

Science

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

Min Jun- Form 2

Elangeni Hostel

“I just love it here”

Peniel- IB2

Waterford

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

Anesu- 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

“We are the world”

Suzanna- IB2

Economics

"Economics is the best thing ever!"

IB2 Student 

Business Studies

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

Mr CC 

TOK

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

Thabiso- IB2

TOK

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

Disillusioned IB2

Elangeni Hostel

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

Harvey- IB1

Elangeni Hostel

“Elangeni is like home”

Michael- IB2

Staff Views

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine"

Mr Churchyard 

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

IB Life

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

Victor- IB2

Academics

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

John

Art

“Expression of inner creativity and imagination”

Maeva

Art

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

Erin

Staff Views

"Manage your waste and preserve the environment"

Mr Boycott 

Staff Views

"The Devil makes hands for idle work"

Mr Oulton 

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

“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

Academics

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

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

“The boys side is a brotherhood”

Amilcar- IB2

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

IB Life

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

Relebohlile- 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

IT Centre

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

Akhona- 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