UWC Day 2017
UWC Day is 8 days away. All parents are welcome to attend. Please note that UWC day is a compulsory school day and all students are expected to attend the day. There will be transport arranged for day students and students will be picked up and dropped off at the following times:
Matsapha and Ezulwini: 08:00 am
All other stops: 08:15 am
All buses will leave campus at 15:30 pm
The Programme for the day starts at 09:45 am. More details on the exact programme for the day will be in put in next week’s newsletter.
On the day we will be having stalls from each country selling a variety of food from that country. The price list as well as the proposed layout for the stalls can be found in the following links:
Please note that the stalls will not be taking cash but will be operating on a voucher system. Each of the vouchers will cost E5 and are non-refundable. Students will receive their vouchers from their tutors on the morning of the 8th April.
Almost 200 students wrote Round 1 of the SA Maths Olympiad on the 15th of March. As a part of our community outreach, 16 of these students were from schools in Ezulwini. A total of 96 students qualified for Round 2 of the Olympiad. We congratulate everyone for taking part and making a success of the event. In particular we congratulate the following students for obtaining the best scores in their respective year groups.
Form 1 : Joy Maramba and Kelvin Onyeka
Form 2 : Beom Ju Kim, Kuzivakwashe Goora, and Christopher Zimbizi
Form 3 : Jason Yu, Asha Dawson, and Massimo Shongwe
Form 4 : Vincent Lee, Dai Young Li, Ann Tsai, Adi Mallowah, and David Ho
Form 5 : Vanessa Pido, Louis Pang, Jinna Lee, and Bobbie Pennington
IBs: Garam Park, Amitabh Chakravorty, Vishal Navin, Ben Shang, Yiming Xi, Simon Lowry, and Sparsh Gautam.
Just to help you understand a littler better of what is required, a typical Olympiad problem that students have to solve is (x)100 You can send in your answers via your son or daughter to his or her Maths teacher to see how you might fare in the Maths Olympiad.
Swaziland Schools Debate Association Launch
Last weekend four members of our community, Polycarp Wekesa (staff); Elton Fernando (IB1); Sihle Tsabedze (IB2); Khonzumthetho Masuku (IB2), attended the official launch of the Swaziland Schools Debate Association. The event was also graced by the US Ambassador to Swaziland. Waterford has played a major part in the establishment of this organization with a former staff member, Lisa Mbuli, spearheading the effort. Since then it has grown, sending three teams to the world championships and coming second in one year with three Waterford students as members of that brilliant team.
Urinetown The Waterford Kamhlaba Drama Department is proud to present Urinetown: The Musical. Parents and students are invited to come and see this amusing show full of fabulous acting, dancing and singing, with music provided by our very own marimba group. There will be three performances:
Friday, March 31 @ 7PM
Saturday, April 1 @ 7PM
Sunday, April 2 @ 2PM
Admission is by donation (E10 recommendation but all donations are appreciated) with all proceeds going to Community Service. Don’t miss it!
Form 5 Variety Show
On Tuesday 11 April, the Form 5s will be hosting a Variety Show. This will feature talented students from across the school. Parents are welcome to attend; however, bring a pair of earplugs as this is a noisy, lively event. The show begins at 7pm. Tickets are pre-sold at E10. If you would like to attend, please ask your son or daughter to buy tickets from the Form 5 committee.
Old Swazi Coins
Last year we started using new coins in Swaziland and in August the old coins were no longer of any use to us. I am sure many of you have some of these old coins lying around. If you do and you are happy to part with them, please bring them to the Community Service Room where we have an old coin collection jar. Even a few coins will be appreciated. Once we have collected a full jar, we will take the coins to the Central Bank of Swaziland where they will swap them for us into the current legal tender and then that money will go to Community Service. Please help us recycle the old coins and make money too!
Annual Book Week
The Library will be hosting the Annual Book Week from the 3rd to the 7th of April 2017. This year we will have 3 bookshops present: Websters, The Travelling Bookshop and Home Health Services. Students will need permission from parents/guardians in order to buy books and charge it to the student account. Parents/guardians are asked to email the accounts office at firstname.lastname@example.org to give permission for purchases to be added to the student’s account. Students will be required to bring evidence of this permission when purchasing books.
Notice to Parents and/or Guardians
Please ensure all fees are cleared by or before 5th April, 2017. We wish to remind you that we do not carry arrears forward into a new term, so all fees due for this current term must be cleared as soon as possible to ensure your child receives his/her report and is not excluded from starting class next term. Your assistance in this matter would be appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tricia Fraser (24221639) email email@example.com or contact the Bursar (24220866) email firstname.lastname@example.org
Banking details - Repeat
Some parents are still using the old bank account. We have received many payments that have bounced back. Please use the banking details available on the school website: https://waterford.sz/perch/resources/our-banking-details.pdf
Due to the construction occurring, the parking on campus is limited. We request that any parents and guardians dropping off students or visiting the school please use the parking lot at the main gate and not the one outside the IT Center.
Our Athletics team placed 1st in the interschools athletics competition held at Mavuso Sports Center in Manzini, last Saturday; with the following students breaking records:
u20 girls long jump and u20 girls 200m - Ojoneke Abu
u20 girls 400m - Tsitsi Sharon Makufa
open 3000m boys - Muhle Simelane
u18 boys 400m - Philip Mkandawire
u14 girls 400m - Nora Loga
u18 boys long jump - Maatla Gababotse
Congratulations to all those who participated in the sporting events, and a big thank you to everyone who made the day the success it was.
Maputo International School (MIS)
We are once again looking forward to a busy weekend. We will be hosting boys and girls soccer and basketball sports teams from the Maputo International School this weekend, as well as St. Marks High, SAIM and Swazi National High school teams on Saturday. The games begin at 4pm today with soccer and continue until tomorrow afternoon, with basketball, netball, and volleyball.
Swaziland National Basketball League
The Phoenix Alumni Ladies team will be playing against Super Ladies in the National Basketball League, this Saturday at the Mavuso Sports Center.
Reminder: Important dates
8 April - UWC Day
13 April – School closes, buses depart for Johannesburg
13 May – Regional Entrance Testing
16 May – Term 2 begins
- 10 June – Entrance Testing in Maputo
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