Weekly Newsletters

Newsletter 31/2018

18 October, 2018

Mid-term Break Starts 

Tomorrow we start our mid-term break. As I have mentioned previously, breaks give our students an opportunity to clear their heads, relax a little and stretch their brains in different ways. Increasingly, research shows that resting is an important element of students performing well in their studies. I therefore urge parents to make sure that they allow our students some time to relax and to sleep, even as they prepare for exams. The school will re-open with an assembly on Wednesday 24th October. I wish our students and staff a happy mid-term break.


Shelby & Gayle Davis Visit Video

Last week I mentioned the special and exciting visit by Shelby and Gayle Davis. Video of Shelby Davis’s speech during assembly can be found on this link.

The full music concert video 

The Q&A session  




Mrs Diorobo Sakho-Daffe, who joined the school’s French department this year, has been awarded a second Masters degree from the University of Nantes in France. The focus of the degree is the teaching of French as a foreign language. Please join me as I congratulate Mrs Sakho-Daffe on this achievement. Bravo Madame!


Evening of Dance

On Friday 12th October 2018, the school held its annual Evening of Dance. We are fortunate to have such talented students who enhance the cultural and social life of our students on campus. Read more



The LoveMatters session will start on Sunday 28th October at 4pm and finish at 1pm on Wednesday 31st October.  The Form 2s will be out of class for the three days. A separate letter has been sent to the Form 2 parents with full details.


PSA Golf Day

Waterford’s annual Parents Staff Association (PSA) Golf Day is only two weeks away. It will be held on Sunday 28th October at Nkonyeni Golf Estate, Eswatini.  Due to last minute cancellations, the PSA still has space for 2 more 4-balls. There also are sponsorship opportunities available to promote business and other initiatives. The Golf Day is the primary fundraiser of the Waterford PSA. All funds raised are allocated to projects in and around the school and used to improve the academic, residential and cross-cultural experience of Waterford students. A significant portion of the funds raised are allocated to Community Service projects. To participate in or support the event, please contact Wendy at: +268 78129288 or wendygreenthompson@gmail.com


School Fees – Repeat

School accounts close at the end of October. Kindly ensure all fees are paid by or before then. I wish to remind all parents/guardians that reports will not be released if fees are not cleared by this date. I also remind parents of the Form 5 and IB students that their child/children could be excluded from the graduation ceremony and any other function pertinent to those forms. We will also withhold any access codes for results and university application assistance could be withheld. Please note that our accounts close on 31st October 2018 and all fees must be paid in full by or before this date. We will not carry any arrears from 2018 to 2019. If you have any queries please contact Mbongeni Mkoko:  bursar@waterford.sz (tel: +268 24221807) or Tricia Fraser: pfraser@waterford.sz (tel: +268 24221639). Your cooperation and assistance in this is appreciated.


University Visits

Tonight we have a visit by Case Western University. They will make a presentation at Emhlabeni residence, starting at 18:30. Parents are welcome to attend.


Reminder of important dates

        Friday 19th October to Tuesday 23rd October- Mid-Term Break, inclusive

        Sunday 28th October – PSA Golf Day

        Friday 9th November – Form 5 Graduation – 15:00 start

        Saturday 17th November – IB2 Graduation – 17:30 start


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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