On Wednesday 22nd April 2020, Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa opened for the 2020 Second Term with a vibrant virtual assembly. Due to the lockdown in Eswatini and in many other parts of the world, the school has shifted to online teaching and learning, with students accessing classes online.
The school has put everything in place to make sure that it remains alive and active despite going online. Waterford’s principal Stephen Lowry welcomed students and everyone back to school. "This is not home-schooling, but online teaching and learning. We will continue with as many activities as we can. We will be having assemblies, I would still like to greet all at the virtual classroom block in the mornings and have an opportunity to still connect with all,” he said.
Deputy Principal Mrs. Joanne de Koning encouraged students to stay positive during the time of online teaching and learning. “We are certainly living in interesting times and you are probably as surprised as we are to find ourselves having to navigate the unchartered waters of online teaching and learning! Nevertheless, this provides us with a wonderful opportunity and your teachers are certainly excited about this “new” approach to education,” she said. The school is expected to continue implementing its academic programme as well as various activities such as community service, assembly, engagement and other student-led activities.