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WK students on Survivor Challenge

Some of the students taking part in the Survivor challenge

When 80 students jumped out of the bus into the Mlawula Nature Reserve campsite, they were not a bunch of teenagers. They were on a mission. Already divided into groups of eight - Form 4s and two IB 1s – each group had a specific dynamic and a precise role to play over the weekend. This was Survivor Weekend.

WK students on Survivor Challenge

 

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

   

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Quote Bank

History

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

Greg- Form 3

Waterford

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

William- Volunteer

Academics

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

Art

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

Erin

Emhlabeni Hostel

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

Tapiwa- 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

Swaziland

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

Sisekelo- Form 5

Elangeni Hostel

“I just love it here”

Peniel- IB2

Science

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

Min Jun- Form 2

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

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

Emhlabeni Hostel

“We are the world”

Suzanna- IB2

Academics

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

Academics

"You do not have to understand, just study"

Connor, Form 5 

Art

“Expression of inner creativity and imagination”

Maeva

Sports

“The sports are very diverse”

Nyara- Form 4

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

Academics

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

John

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

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

Business Studies

"Without business there is no money" 

Staff Views

"The kids are awesome"

Miss Hall 

Waterford

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

Anesu- Form 4

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

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

"Manage your waste and preserve the environment"

Mr Boycott 

Academics

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

Lidvumiso

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

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

Art

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

Nicole

P.E.

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

Bonga- F4

Art

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

Lomusa

TOK

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

Thabiso- IB2

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Where the sun never sets”

Kasper- IB2

Waterford

“The people are accepting and friendly”

Sisekelo- Form 5

Spanish

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

Tanaka- IB1

Academics

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

IT Centre

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

Akhona- Form 3

Staff Views

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine"

Mr Churchyard 

Staff Views

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

Mr Alexander 

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

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

Maths

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

Anesu- Form 4

Emhlabeni Hostel

“The boys side is a brotherhood”

Amilcar- IB2

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

Economics

"Economics is the best thing ever!"

IB2 Student 

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

Elangeni Hostel

“Elangeni is like home”

Michael- IB2

Swaziland

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

Qiniso

Campus

“The mountain and the people make it spectacular”

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

Elangeni Hostel

“It’s very chilled and I love it”

Nomathemba- IB1

Waterford

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

Tengetile

IB Life

“Its time consuming, difficult, independent and fun”

Salha- IB1

Elangeni Hostel

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

Harvey- IB1

Business Studies

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

Mr CC 

IB Life

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

Victor- IB2

IB Life

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

Sofia- IB2

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

IB Life

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

Relebohlile- 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

Swaziland

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

Joshua

Staff Views

"The Devil makes hands for idle work"

Mr Oulton 

TOK

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

Disillusioned IB2