Fond farewell to class of 2018

2018-10-30 06:00
Guest speaker Kevin Johnson with award winners Candice Leslie, Tafadzwa Thabethe, Caitlin Smith, Ronwyn Jacob, Hope Shibase and Vaughan Lacon-Allin, with Waterfall College principal Jeanette van der Merwe.PHOTO:SUPPLIED

Guest speaker Kevin Johnson with award winners Candice Leslie, Tafadzwa Thabethe, Caitlin Smith, Ronwyn Jacob, Hope Shibase and Vaughan Lacon-Allin, with Waterfall College principal Jeanette van der Merwe.PHOTO:SUPPLIED

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WATERFALL College bid a fond farewell to the class of 2018 and celebrated an iconic year in the history of the school at its annual speech day on October 18.

This year has seen a long-held dream rapidly gain momentum, as Waterfall College enjoys an increase in pupil numbers and expanding facilities. During the annual speech day ceremony, principal Jeanette van der Merwe reflected on the power of prayer and extraordinary human effort that laid the foundation for Waterfall College’s growing success.

“Our teachers, our pupils, our parents and our administrators have been warriors for our school, working tirelessly and against all odds to establish and maintain its progress.”

From humble beginnings in 2004, the school has evolved into a respected player in independent education circles, providing high-quality tuition in small classes, underpinned by a strong Christian ethos.

With the establishment of Waterfall Schools in 2016, the college has been joined on the iThemba Campus by Waterfall Pre-Primary and Waterfall Preparatory, creating an educational hub with a shared heart for developing the potential in every child.

As head boy Dylan Cooper said in his valedictory speech: “Thank you to our teachers for putting in far more effort than you needed to, to get the best out of us. You have all had an impact on the people that we are today.”

Cooper was named dux for 2018, with Caitlin Smith as proxime accessit. Certificates and trophies were awarded to the top three pupils in each grade, as well as those who achieved in various subjects and those who have shown great dedication to their academic development.

Guest speaker Kevin Johnson, who is a life coach and founder of Ride for Education, implored the pupils to define success in their own terms, and embrace failure as a vital part of their journey. “It is in those dark, lonely moments that you often learn the most about yourself. Embrace that opportunity,” he said.

As the class of 2018 heads off to write their final exams, the matrics aim to continue the school’s 100% IEB pass rate.

We wish them all the best. -Supplied

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