‘Growing potential right from the start’ is the guiding strategic direction for Waterfall College based on our spacious iThemba Campus. Growth has been a pivotal and apt verb to all that has unfolded on our Campus since the College first established its roots here in 2010. The dynamic high school has earned its reputation for quality, caring, affordable independent education and numbers have blossomed steadily, most notable are the content and confident boys and girls who pass through the corridors.

From 2016 with the opening of Waterfall Pre-Primary, followed by the Preparatory in 2017 and 2018 this steady organic growth led to the need to expand the high school facilities to accommodate the Prep boys and girls feeding through from Grade 7 to Grade 8 in 2020. Founded on Christian principles, with a focus on developing young people who are secure in their own identity and motivated to be positive influencers in our world, the trio of schools has attracted a caring, mindful and dedicated parent body.

Construction of the double-storey Waterfall College Knowledge Wing, including eight new classrooms, commenced in September 2018. The site is situated adjacent to the School Hall and Basketball Court with a large grass courtyard overlooking the Valley of 1000 Hills. Thanks to incredible support from donors and under the swift management of DanCor Construction the quick momentum has led to the completion date estimated for June 2019.

 

“We are so very grateful to our top and valued donor The Victor Daitz Foundation for their continued confidence and support in our Campus,” said Tayla-Anne Goss, Focus on iThemba Team Leader. “Our Symbiotic Relationship with Waterfall Schools is a pivotal part of Focus on iThemba’s Sustainability Strategy and will ensure the effectiveness and longevity of our iThemba Scholarship and Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes. Through the beautiful new classroom wing coupled with the tarred road to the block and extra parking, this has led to a considerably enhanced Campus offering. We are thrilled that the 2020 Campus Capital Campaign fundraising efforts have borne fruit, with a total of R6,400,000 raised to date. Grateful thanks are also extended to; Waterfall Schools, our American based Friends of iThemba, The Fulton Trust, SGRP Meridian, Lilla Howe Trust and the Waterfall Schools parent body for their combined contributions. We are also excited to hear the recent news that The MasterCard Foundation has pledged a donation.”

 

The remaining fundraising target for the Capital Costs is R2 000 000 – to invest in quality education and be part of the overall sustainability journey of Focus on iThemba and Growing Hearts and Minds, please be in touch with Tayla on tayla@focusonithemba.org