2019 saw our school maintain a 100% pass rate in the IEB Matric examinations – for the 15th year running.
A key focus at Waterfall College is building strong partnerships between teachers, students and parents. Regular communication is an important tool in helping to support and guide students in their development.
Maintaining a consistent, diligent work rate is another focus area. This is implemented through the dedicated team of subject specialist teachers, who encourage students inside and outside the classroom. Our school motto, ‘Per ardua ad perfectum’, meaning ‘Through hard work, excellence is achieved’, is borne out through the academic discipline applied at Waterfall College. Read more about our Academic Awards here.
Technology is used to build 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.
In addition to the classroom activities, Waterfall College also participates in a variety of academic competitions, providing exposure to other schools and to the real world of work:
JSE Investment Challenge
Rotary Team Talk
Vega Vibe (Business Studies & Design students)
The picture below shows the 2015 Vega Vibe team: Back row: Lané Roux, Joshua Wood, Megan Clifton, Nandi Hadebe. Front Row: Michaela Christophers, Mrs Saville, Mrs Bourreau, Marciano Fernandes.
Mathematics Olympiad and University of Pretoria Mathematics Competition (Mathematics students)
For our senior students, 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. These include:
Engineering Graphics and Design
Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy
You can find out more about Subject Choices here.