Matric Results 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018, who excelled themselves in the final matric exams, maintaining Waterfall College's 100% IEB pass rate, 14 years running.

Some of the Waterfall College Class of 2018 celebrate their Matric results

The Class of 2018 achieved 95% bachelor degree passes in the IEB Final Examinations. Special mention must go to Dylan Cooper (2018 Dux), Caitlin Smith (2018 Proxime Accessit), Tafadzwa Thabethe and Vaughan Lacon-Allin, who achieved the highest aggregates.

“We are particularly thrilled that a number of students who have academic challenges achieved bachelor degree passes,” says Waterfall College Principal Jeanette van der Merwe. “This is testament to their hard work and our teachers’ commitment to nurturing the potential in each individual.”

Supporting our students

Matric is a stressful time, as students work to balance academics, sport and culture, whilst learning who they are and defining their dreams for the future. “We are proud to have established systems and structures that support our students through this process, and this year’s results reinforce their significance,” says Waterfall College Principal Jeanette van der Merwe.


Hope Shibase and Brooklyn Webster celebrate their matric results

“Our teachers encourage every student to believe that they have value and are capable individuals, who are able to contribute positively to our world. In turn, our students have embraced the Waterfall College motto, ‘Per Ardua Ad Perfectum’ or ‘Through Hard Work, Excellence is Achieved’, putting in the effort needed to achieve their own personal excellence.”

For some, this means achieving a bachelor degree pass that will inspire them to pursue dreams that they may have felt, at some point, were out of reach. For others, this means securing a spot amongst our country’s high achievers.

“Congratulations to every one of our students,” concludes Principal Mrs van der Merwe. “Your academic success is just one aspect of who you are and we are proud to call you alumni of Waterfall College.”