Making a Difference
The world is currently facing numerous socio-economic challenges around food security, energy and environmental security; conflict and poverty as well as a global health crises, among others. To curb these life threatening challenges, we need quality international educational education. As a UWC school, we are committed to empowering our students to be conscious of the world around them and to make contributions to change it. Waterford students are actively involved in communities through our CAS programme (creativity, action and service); supporting local preschools, the public hospital, refugee centres and community entrepreneurship development initiatives. Through this programme, the school provides an environment where students are more likely to express their ideas, think outside of the box, challenge problems with innovative solutions and most importantly – learn faster and more effectively. Post Waterford, our students continue to be engaged in nation-building, shaping economic policy and supporting the many underserved communities all over the world. The end goal is to make a difference in the community and make our world a better place!
GoMakeADifference UWC Initiative
The GoMakeADifference UWC initiative has opened up application invites for the 2018 grant. GoMakeADifference is a grant scheme for UWC students to deliver projects that present personal challenge, initiative and commitment; as well as leave an enduring benefit for communities anywhere in the world. In 16 years, hundreds of students have delivered 80 projects in 40 countries. Thousands of lives have been touched and UWC students are making a difference. Our students are encouraged to apply for the 2018 grant. To apply, click here.
Parents are reminded that our accounts close on the 31st of October and all fees should be cleared by then. Currently we are carrying an unacceptably high number of students whose fee accounts are significantly in arrears. A number of families have been informed that their contract of enrolment has now been cancelled. If you are in this position, please note:
• Regarding IB2 and form 5 students we will not support the student’s application for tertiary study. And disallow them from attending any farewell events.
• Those who don’t settle their accounts will have their place offered to others on the waiting list. We will be sending such offers out on Monday 30th October 2018.
• We are in a process of appointing debt collection agencies both locally and in South Africa and their details will be shared in our next newsletter.
For further information see clause 29 of our Debtors Policy on the website. If you have any queries please call Tricia Fraser (+268 2422 1639) or email email@example.com, or call the Bursar (+268 2422 1807) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IB2 Math Retreat
The annual IB2 Math Retreat will be held at Mlilwane Nature Reserve on Sunday the 22nd of October. This activity helps students to structure their Math revision through the help of teachers in a relaxed environment. Students get to interact with teachers on a one-on-one basis. All Math teachers will accompany the students. The bus will leave the school at 09:30 am and return at 05:00 pm on the same day.
IB1 and F4 exams
The IB1 and Form4 students started their exams on Wednesday. We wish them well as they write.
Form 4 Survivor Trip
The Form 4s are going to be participating in a “Survivor” trip at the Malolotja Nature Reserve. They will depart on Friday, October 27th and return to school on Sunday, October 29th at approximately 2:00pm. The aim of this experience will be to propel them as young people into challenging situations that will require them to be resourceful and creative in problem solving. Parents of Form 4 students were sent a separate letter informing them of trip details.
Notice of Student Departures
We have lengthy waiting lists for all year groups. If your child is not returning to school in January 2018 and you have not yet given notice of this, please do so immediately by e-mailing the Director of Admissions on email@example.com. This will give us sufficient opportunity to fill these much sought after places.
Soccer: The Phoenix Ladies (a combination of alumni and current students) will travel for a friendly game at Mavuso Sports centre in Manzini tomorrow, starting at 12:00 noon.
Reminder: Important dates
• 29th October – PSA Golf Day
• 31st October - Form 3 History Trip
• 10th November – Form 5 Graduation
• 18th November – IB2 Graduation
If you have any questions and feedback, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org If 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.