We hope to cultivate an appreciation and awareness for the diverse and unique ecosystem around us, both above and below the ground, bringing about a sense of ‘Biodiversity Stewardship’ and a responsibility towards leaving this legacy for those who follow.
In order for us to enhance our vision of an Educational Hub on one campus, we have a bold development plan in place: to provide students from the age of 12-months up until their Grade 12 year with a quality independent education, enhanced by a range of academic and sporting facilities.
2019 and to the future
-The road to the College was tarred and a paved parking lot installed.
-The Victor Daitz Centre was completed in the second half of 2019 and will officially be opened in 2020. In the interim, four classrooms were used by College teachers and students. “It really is a dream come true,” said College Principal, Jeanette van der Merwe. “Students and teachers are revelling in the breathtaking views of the Valley of 1 000 Hills, the new furniture, the reading areas with comfy beanbags and the space that these classrooms provide. Going upstairs to class is also quite a novelty!”
-A joint team from Waterfall Schools and Focus on iThemba continues to plan and dream for the continued development of our facilities, including a sports centre, pool and science lab.
-The 2020 Campus Capital Campaign was launched in September 2018, with a fundraising target of R8.4-million to build 8 new classrooms for the College. Click here to read more.
-Shortly thereafter, a commitment of R3-million was received from the Victor Daitz Foundation, enabling construction to begin on 19 September 2018. Further donations and support from our partners, including Friends of iThemba, Fulton Trust, SGRP Meridian, Lilla Howe Trust and DanCor, enabled work to continue.
-The 4km Insele (or Honey Badger) Trail was opened in June 2018, offering walkers, runners and cyclists a scenic tour of the iThemba Campus, with some challenging sections along the way.
-31 January: The Intermediate Phase opened its doors and welcomed its first boys and girls – over 90 in total.
-Construction began on the Intermediate Phase building for Grades 4 to 7 and was completed towards the end of the year.
-The new sports field adjacent to the Pre-Primary and Prep was complete.
-Our basketball and netball courts adjacent to the College were officially opened.
-New jungle gym erected near the Prep field.
-Our Campus Café opened opposite the hall with the Uniform Shop located next door.
-The Foundation Phase of the Prep was opened in January.
-Phase One of the Waterfall Preparatory School Building was completed on campus, and will be ready to receive students from Grade R to Grade 3 in 2017. This beautiful school building is perfectly situated overlooking the Valley of a Thousand Hills. The school boasts large classrooms, modern technology in classrooms, as well as a beautiful jungle gym for students to enjoy.
-A field was developed outside the Waterfall Pre-Primary School building, for students to explore the great outdoors.
-The road at the main entrance of our campus was tarred, smoothly welcoming guests and parents to our campus.
-Development commenced on our sports field and indigenous wetland for the Preparatory School. This is set to be fully completed in 2017.
-Plans to move the established Waterfall Pre-Primary School onto our campus were made. A new state-of-the-art pre-school building was completed on campus, and received students in 2016. The U-Shaped building has large classrooms, perfect for creativity and learning through play. The school includes a large kitchen, where little ones receive daily meals, a hall for aftercare, and a modern, custom-designed outdoor jungle gym and AstroTurf play area.
-The main entrance on campus was re-developed, including entrance gates, a guard room, new walls and outdoor signage.
-Waterfall College moved to the 41-acre campus where it currently resides. The old All Africa Bible College premises were suitably renovated for the school.
-The campus, planted with over 1000 indigenous trees, is an ideal hub for education to flourish. The school has consistently grown, through building a new sports field to complement the school’s outdoor programme and leadership training initiatives. Consumer Studies kitchens and a new Media Resource Centre have been added, high-speed wifi to classrooms installed and new paved pathways constructed around the school. Often on clear days, small groups of senior school students are seen working outside, enjoying the sunshine and panoramic views.