On Saturday the 18th of November 2017, 120 Waterford Kamhlaba students, representing 40 different nationalities, graduated from the IB Diploma Programme in a ceremony at Esibayeni Lodge in Matsapha, Swaziland.
In his warm and stimulating welcome address, Waterford principal Stephen Lowry congratulated the students on their remarkable milestone and thanked those who have supported the students throughout their journey. The chair of the Governing Council, Dr. Mark Mills, encouraged these graduates to continue to meet the high standards set by WK alumni, who are succeeding and leading at universities in the US and elsewhere. Other speakers for the day were Kate Doyle, the school deputy principal (pastoral), students Ella Pang, Samirah Jaigirdar, Ike Njoroge and Ojoneke Abu, expressing thanks on behalf of their class. The MCs for the evening were Philipa Wamala and Tsitsi Makufa.
The ceremony also included the presentation of certificates and ended with poem, dance and song performances.