Waterford's 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, 16 boys, a handful of staff and a huge weight of expectation marked the opening of the first multi-racial school in Southern Africa. Waterford school was based on what for many people, and many years, seemed an unattainable dream- that different races could live and study together. 50 years on, Michael Stern's assertion that 'the only thing we are proving is that there is nothing to prove' has been vindicated time and time again.

2013 is not just a year for parties and celebrations, it is a year to remember what Waterford has achieved, what obstacles it has overcome and what every person who passed through here in the past 50 years has learned- that there's something a little bit special about this school.

With this in mind, we have planned events and reunions which are also a little bit special. More details of those events will come in February. For now however, please sign up to our reunions in June and August to return to the campus which gave us all so much.

Alumni Reunions

We have allocated weekends to decade groups, so you can enjoy being back with the group you were first at WK with! The weekend allocations are as followed:

June 28th to 30th: 2000-2012

August 9th to 11th: 1963-1979

August 16th to 18th: 1980-1989

August 23rd to 25th: 1990-1999

Hostels on campus will be made available for accommodation on a first come, first serve basis during the weekend reunions. The reunion week will consist of a weekend of events on campus, followed by an optional community service project through the following week.

We have done our best to take into consideration the lifestyles and seasons of both the northern and southern hemispheres. We sincerely hope to see the majority of our alumni come back for this monumental occasion.

For information on where to stay in Swaziland please click here or visit www.swazimagic.com

For an excellent place to stay in Johannesburg (run by an alumnus) click here for more information.

Alumni Reunion Prices

August Reunions

Alumni who are travelling from a distance and wish to stay at WK:

2 Night reunion (Fri & Sat.)

3 Night Reunion (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Community Service Project, 3 Nights (Mon, Tues & Wed)

Combined Reunion Weekend and Community Service (Friday night to Thursday afternoon)

Includes:
1 Breakfast (Sat.)
1 Brunch (Sun.)
1 Lunch (Sat.)
1 Cocktail Evening (Fri)
1 Dinner (Sat)

Includes:
2 Breakfasts (Sat/Mon)
1 Brunch (Sun)
1 Lunch (Sat)
1 Cocktail Evening (Fri)
2 Dinner (Sat/Sun)

Includes:
3 Breakfasts
3 Lunches
3 Dinners

Includes:
5 Breakfasts
1 Brunch
4 Lunches
1 Cocktail Evening
5 Dinners

Cost:
1500 ZAR (per adult)
750 ZAR (per child)

Cost:
2250 ZAR (per adult)
1125 ZAR (per child)

Cost:
2500 ZAR (per adult)
1250 ZAR (per child)
(add. money is to help fund the project)

Cost:
4000 ZAR (per adult)
2000 ZAR (per child)
(project funds are included in the price)

 

Alumni who do not wish to stay at WK:

Weekend Reunion

Community Service Project

Combined Reunion Weekend  and Community Service

Includes:
1 Cocktail Event (Fri)
1 Dinner (Sat)

Includes:
3 Lunches

Includes:
3 Lunches
1 Cocktail Event (Fri)
1 Dinner (Sat)

Cost:
400 ZAR (per adult)

Cost:
500 ZAR (per adult)
(add. money is to help fund the project)

Cost:
900 ZAR (per adult)
(project funds are included in the price)

 

June Reunion

2000’s Reunion - June 28-30, 2013:  Weekend Reunion – Friday night to Sunday afternoon

Includes:
1 Cocktail Evening (Fri)
1 Breakfast (Sat)
1 Lunch (Sat)
1 Dinner (Sat)
1 Brunch (Sun)

Cost:
1500 ZAR (per adult) / 750 ZAR (per child)
Discount: Given if you provide proof that you are currently studying.
750 ZAR (per adult) / 500 ZAR (per child)
Off-Campus Option – 400 ZAR (includes Cocktails on Fri and Dinner on Sat)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday evening activities will consist of a cocktail dinner, allowing people to mix and mingle at various arrival times. The drinks that evening will be free, but limited to beer, wine and soft-drinks. The Saturday evening dinner will be a sit-down event. Any persons under the age of 18 will not be allowed at the Saturday evening dinner, but a separate meal will be provided as well as a sitter service, private sitters can be arranged but at your own cost.  The hostel is only available during the week to those who are participating in the community service project. The total costs also include a welcome package (t-shirt and other WK gifts). A child is between the ages of 3 and 12, any younger is free and any older will be adult prices.