Excellent tuition in a supportive Christian environment,
from Grade 8 to 12

Learning experience

Waterfall College has a growing reputation as a quality IEB high school, with a 100% Matric pass rate.

A key focus at Waterfall College is building strong partnerships between teachers, students and parents. Regular meaningful communication is an important tool in helping to support and guide students in their development.

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Our Faith

Waterfall College is founded on Christian values and ethics. Students and staff embrace the belief in God the father and His son Jesus Christ, who set an example for us all to follow. Teachers model Christian values such as tolerance, kindness and respect, and weekly assemblies include a Bible reading and prayer. The Student Christian Association (SCA) gives students the opportunity to share and explore their faith, while the ‘Moms Who Pray’ play a significant role in the life of the school, as they meet weekly to pray for the needs of our community.

There is a range of academic choices available to students as they enter the FET phase (Grade 10-12) and begin to focus on their areas of specialisation.

Technology

Technology is used to facilitate learning at Waterfall College.

Classrooms are fitted with data projectors and students use Chromebooks to access the wide range of tools provided by the Google Classroom suite of apps. This enables us to continue an uninterrupted schedule when we are unable to meet on campus.

College – Sport

Encouraging a healthy lifestyle and a culture of team spirit

Headed by Mr Liam Smith, the school focuses on areas that enable the students to compete regularly using the facilities on campus. This offering complements the multitude of external sports available to students through community clubs.

Current school sporting activities include:

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Culture

Waterfall College encourages participation in extra-mural cultural activities

Cultural activities include Toastmasters, Rotary Team Talk and Musical Theatre Club. The Drama Department has added subject-specific expertise to this growth, with a popular annual drama production.

There are a variety of excursions throughout the year aimed at enriching the lives of students by providing cultural experiences. These include dramatic performances, guest speakers and life skills development.

HOPE Outreach

HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) is the outreach programme at Waterfall College. Although small, every project makes an impact.

In 2019, over 80% of our students took part in these activities, cultivating an awareness of those in need and a connection to our local community, all while reinforcing the idea that each student is a valuable member of our school family and capable of making a difference.

HOPE activities support:

Jeanette van der Merwe
Principal

“We aim to provide an excellent, well-rounded education in a nurturing environment for all our students, whilst continually progressing on a foundation of Christian-based values and ethics.”

Bryony Green
Deputy Principal

“Helping our students to achieve their very best in a range of areas is a privilege for the staff at Waterfall College.”

Vivienne Lamplough
Head of Academics

“Our teachers maintain high academic standards in order to meet the requirements of the IEB examinations, and our 100% pass rate is evidence of this.”

Greg Kyle
Head of Student Affairs

“The heart of Waterfall College is that each student discovers and walks in the unique purpose and plan that God has for their lives.”

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Testimonials

What our parents have to say

“There is a great balance between academic, cultural and sporting activities at Waterfall College and a lovely community spirit between the teachers, parents and students.”

Grade 9 parent

“The last 3 1/2 years at Waterfall College have been the happiest years for my daughter. She has set very high standards for herself and has been able to achieve these goals with the assistance of the excellent teachers. She has grown into a responsible, hardworking young lady who looks for the best in any situation.”

Grade 11 parent

“From the senior students to the teachers and admin staff, there is a genuine sense of sincerity and care. Each child is deemed important in a warm, relaxed, yet no-nonsense atmosphere.”

Grade 8 parent

School
Fees

To download the full school fee schedule for 2021, click here.

How to Apply

Applications are open throughout the year, subject to availability in the grade. Submit your child's application online to take the first step to become part of the Waterfall Schools family.