Weekly Newsletters

Newsletter 21/2018

13 July, 2018

Retiring GC Members

The school’s voluntary board, the Governing Council, is fortunate enough to have exceptional leaders who volunteer their resources including money, time and expertise as a contribution to Waterford. Among other things they meet three times a year to oversee the management of the school. Tomorrow we hold the second meeting of the year 2018. This meeting is special in many ways but of paramount importance is that we are bidding official farewell to some members of the GC. We are indebted to them for the incredible contribution they have made and continue to make towards the success of the college. Please join me as I express my sincere gratitude to both Prof. Alan Whiteside and Mr Derek Blackman.


Visual Arts Exhibition 2018

Our annual Visual Arts Exhibition started this morning and will end tomorrow. The whole school art exhibition is open to the public. Parents are invited to participate. The official opening by invite will take place this evening.


Kamhlaba Day

Tomorrow is Kamhlaba Day and it will run from 12pm -5pm. This is an exciting opportunity for our community to work together to raise money for our community service programme. Once again I remind everyone that this is a compulsory school day. Students who do not attend will need to be excused in the usual manner. The buses will pick students up as usual at the following stops and times:

Matsapha - 9 a.m.

Ezulwini - 9.15a.m.

Mbabane - 9.30a.m.

The buses will take the students back at 5.30pm after the stalls have been cleared up. We invite all families and friends of Waterford Kamhlaba to attend this event and to share the day with us. See information below.

Adults: E 60 Children: E 30. This event will be a showcase celebration of art, music and food. There will be plenty to do and experience as the whole community comes together to raise money for our community service programme. It promises to be an exciting day full of fun for the whole family.
Performers:  Velemseni , Adrienne Foo, Lo, Smokey & Wigo, Amarii, Doppaz, Bholoja , Amrig, Kultur, Qibho Intalektual  & more! Buses from the Portuguese Club to Waterford campus will be available to the public every half hour starting at 11AM until 4PM.

If you have any enquiries please contact Fiona Mills on communityservice@waterford.sz


Newly Elected SRC

The new Students Representative Council (SRC) is already in office and excited to start working on students issues. The SRC is an important structure in the governance of the school. It is the highest level of student governance within the school. Their duties include organizing school events, reporting student grievances to the school executive and providing a medium of communication between students and staff. The new SRC joint presidents are Lindani Khoza (IB1) and Massimo Shongwe (Form 4). The new Secretary Treasurer is Lars Tutturen (IB1). I wish them the best of luck as they start. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing SRC for their time and commitment. Read more


IB1 Geography Field Trip

From the 4th to the 8th July 2018 the school’s IB1 Geography students were on a field trip to the Kwa Zulu Natal Coastline for their Internal Assessment fieldwork. Coursework is undertaken in partial fulfillment of IB Diploma Geography Programme requirements. To investigate the influence of marine processes and terrestrial featured on the stability of the Southern Durban coastline, the students surveyed Treasure Beach and Ansety's Beach and had field lectures by the ecologists from WESSA Environmental Education Centre. The students also visited the Beachwood Mangrove Nature reserve. Students had time off on Saturday to experience the Marine Parade in Durban and later that evening watched movies at the Numetro at Galleria Mall in Amanzimtoti.  Click here for selected pictures.


55th Anniversary Reunion in Germany

Waterford’s 55th anniversary reunion event that was held at UWC Robert Bosch College in Freiburg, Germany recently, from July 6th to 8th. The event was a huge success.  Read more


The Glam Trash Fashion Bash

On Sunday 22nd July starting at 7pm we will have the annual Glam Trash Fashion Bash. This is a student-led fashion show aimed at promoting environmental awareness through the creation of clothing out of recyclable material. The theme this year is "Beat Plastic Pollution" and designers have interpreted this theme in their own way and performances will be centered around it. The annual event is always exciting as the creativity of Waterford's students allows for beauty to be made out of things that are not conventionally appreciated. Parents are also welcome to watch the turning of trash into glam during the day.  Tickets are being sold for E10.


Scout Troop Fundraiser

Waterford’s Scout Troop is holding a fundraiser. I invite parents, students and staff to join them in the Form 1 block on Saturday the 28th July from 6pm for an evening filled with fun, snacks, supper and lots of prizes. Anyone who is interested in making a donation, either in cash or prizes can contact Elinor Lowry on (+268) 7846 8154. Funds go towards equipment and helping financially challenged scouts to participate fully in all activities. Please click here for the advertisement.

King Sobhuza Day

I would like to remind everyone that because King Sobhuza Day falls on a Sunday this year, the public holiday gets carried over to Monday 23rd July. There will therefore be no lessons or day student buses that day.


Sporting Activities

Soccer: Our U16 and U20 boys travel to Usuthu to participate in a soccer festival tomorrow.

Netball: Our U16 and U20 netball teams will participate in a tournament at Sisekelo High School tomorrow.

We wish our teams the best of luck.


Reminder of important dates

        Friday-Saturday 13th – 14th July – Visual Arts Exhibition

        Saturday 14th July  - Kamhlaba Day

        Wednesday 25th July – Careers Fair

        Saturday 28th July- TEDx

        Friday 10th August – School Closes, buses depart for Johannesburg

        Friday 9th November – Form 5 Graduation

        Saturday 17th November – IB2 Graduation


Any Questions?

If you have any questions and feedback, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line at principal@waterford.szIf the question is of broad interest I will publish the question (with the permission of the writer and without the name) and my reply in the newsletter.



Kind Regards

Stephen Lowry


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