Foreign pupils attracted to Wembley College

2017-02-22 06:02

THERE are over a 100 Cambridge schools in South Africa now, and more than 9 000 Cambridge schools in 160 countries across six continents worldwide. 
Wembley College adopted the Cambridge system because of its stability within the changing South African­ educational landscape. 
The Cambridge educational system is now rated fifth in the world.

Michael O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Cambridge International Examinations said: “Cambridge exams are high quality, internationally respected and have well maintained standards. 
“Schools tell us they like the content of Cambridge syllabuses and that their students find it engaging. 
“Teachers tell us how enjoyable the syllabus is to teach.”

Some of our pupils are from countries across the world. They chose Wembley because they can do their Cambridge examinations here. Having pupils from across the world provides us with an excellent opportunity for exchanging ideas, sharing cultures and developing international relations at our school. 
“Our pupils learn from each other and begin to see their world as an interconnected space. Tomas and Joanna Evans, Hazel Mushoriwa and Tino Manyeruke are originally from Zimbabwe, where the great Zambezi flows over Victoria Falls. 
Sine Motsa is from Big Bend in Swaziland, a country full of natural beauty. Ritz Sehlabi is from Maseru in Lesotho the mountain kingdom of southern Africa. 
This year Kyle and Ryan Pollard arrived from the shores of Cape Maclear on Lake Malawi, the warm heart of Africa. 
Laurina Chioso is visiting us from France, a country rich in history and culture. She has come to play polo in South Africa for six months. 
Martina O’Farrell and Mercedes Serra are cousins visiting us from Buenos Aires, Argentina a country known for its diverse culture and natural beauty. Their older sisters also visited Wembley where they could enjoy the co-educational environment of the school.

All our international pupils were asked why they chose Wembley and many said it was because of the Cambridge system as they do the Cambridge system in their own country. 
This system connects us with pupils from all over the world bringing our cultures together.

When asked what they enjoy about Wembley, they all said they love the beautiful scenery. 
Many pupils said they enjoyed the sport at the school and found it an easy place to settle and make new friends. Others said they enjoyed the enthusiasm shown to them by the teachers and Mr Swart, our headmaster.

Wembley is proud to be a small South African rural school connected to the international community.

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