Emhlabeni’s Karaoke Night.

 As IB students, not only extended essays bring us closer, but also fun nights, such as the karaoke night. 

On Saturday the 2nd March, we invited the boarders from Elangeni (the other IB hostel) over, as well as the day students, to perform with us, and enable us to have a good night! At the end of this activity, we not only realised we weren’t very good singers, but we also found that we became even closer to members of our corridors/blocks, as we were competing as teams made up of those neighbouring us. The day students won, but as the prize was food, and the boarders are known to be starving kids, they generously shared it with the runners-up, inhabitants of the “Bee Hive” corridor, in Emhlabeni. A special thank you goes to the members of the team that made this event possible. 

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Anya Veerasamy, IB1.

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Quote Bank

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Where the sun never sets”

Kasper- IB2

IB Life

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

Relebohlile- IB2

Business Studies

"Without business there is no money" 

Staff Views

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

Mr Alexander 

Elangeni Hostel

“I just love it here”

Peniel- IB2

Emhlabeni Hostel

“We are the world”

Suzanna- IB2

Waterford

“The people are accepting and friendly”

Sisekelo- Form 5

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

IT Centre

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

Akhona- Form 3

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

Elangeni Hostel

“It’s very chilled and I love it”

Nomathemba- IB1

Swaziland

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

Sisekelo- Form 5

Staff Views

"The kids are awesome"

Miss Hall 

Academics

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

John

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

French

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

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

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

Science

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

Min Jun- Form 2

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

Art

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

Lomusa

Swaziland

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

Qiniso

Academics

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

Lidvumiso

Life Skills

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

Natasha- IB2

Waterford

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

William- Volunteer

Emhlabeni Hostel

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

Tapiwa- IB2

IB Life

“Its time consuming, difficult, independent and fun”

Salha- IB1

Art

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

Erin

Art

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

Daniel

IB Life

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

Victor- 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

History

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

Greg- Form 3

Sports

“The sports are very diverse”

Nyara- Form 4

IT Centre

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

 Likhwa- Form 3

Academics

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

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

Business Studies

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

Mr CC 

Elangeni Hostel

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

Harvey- IB1

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

Spanish

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

Tanaka- IB1

IB Life

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

Sofia- IB2

Staff Views

"The Devil makes hands for idle work"

Mr Oulton 

Maths

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

Anesu- Form 4

Swaziland

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

Joshua

Academics

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

TOK

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

Thabiso- 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

Emhlabeni Hostel

“The boys side is a brotherhood”

Amilcar- IB2

Campus

“The mountain and the people make it spectacular”

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

Academics

"You do not have to understand, just study"

Connor, Form 5 

TOK

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

Disillusioned IB2

Art

“Expression of inner creativity and imagination”

Maeva

Staff Views

"Manage your waste and preserve the environment"

Mr Boycott 

Staff Views

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine"

Mr Churchyard 

Emhlabeni Hostel

“Theres always something that distracts you, its good”

Sofia- IB1

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

Elangeni Hostel

“Elangeni is like home”

Michael- IB2

Academics

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

Geography

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

Michaela- Form 3

Economics

"Economics is the best thing ever!"

IB2 Student 

Waterford

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

Anesu- Form 4

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

Academics

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

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