At Woodlands International College, we pride ourselves on providing an education suited to the next generation:
- A generation of developing technologies that have not been thought of yet.
- A generation of new, effective, and principled leaders.
- A generation of entrepreneurs who are creative and free thinkers.
- A generation of caring, tolerant and empathetic adults.
- A generation of well-balanced individuals who are not afraid to think out of the box.
- A generation of big dreamers who go out and make a difference in this world.
- A generation who are true to our motto and who can, truly, “Rise above Mediocrity”.
2018 sees the following activities on offer:
The outdoor classroom rates highly in learning. All Grades enjoy visits to bird parks, Sci Bona, The Amazing Maze and other educational venues. Teaching is enhanced by various enjoyable yet informative outings as well as internal shows like the delightful productions by “On Cue Theatre” (skits on popular fairytales such as “Robin Hood” and “Around the World in 80 Days”) and “Hooked on Books” (the acting out of new novels on the market in order to excite a passion for reading). Afrikaans and Zulu plays add a different dimension to the teaching of language.
Grades 3 – 6 enjoy camps during the year at various locations around the country. The much anticipated “Lead for Life” camps to the Magaliesburg area are always a highlight of the Grade 4 and 5 year, and to Sugar Bay for Grade 6. This is where the children really get to know one other through the carefully planned and fun physical and cultural activities on offer, and the forum provides a new component to their growth and development. They learn to respect one another’s differences and their social skills are flexed and honed.
Charitable and Community Initiatives
Students at Woodlands are encouraged to look beyond their own needs in order to become aware of the circumstances of others who are less fortunate than themselves. A range of charitable organisations are supported by our generous school community and it is gratifying and heart-warming to see the impact that this spirit of sharing brings to bear on all involved.
All the stakeholders of our College, whether students, parents, teachers, or visitors, are part of the recycling programme. The students are educated on the pressing need to preserve our natural resources for future generations and they are conditioned to become well-versed in distributing all manner of waste into the correct bins that are provided throughout the campus.
Fun-filled themed Holiday Workshops are run by a group of our dedicated, qualified teaching staff. The boys and girls are encouraged to become constructively involved in a multitude of exciting activities such as reptile exposure; yoga; art activities; dance; and games. They return home well fed, bubbling over with exuberance, and certainly enjoy a good night’s sleep after their jam-packed day.
Entrepreneurial skills are inculcated and nurtured through our Market Days. Students are tasked with drawing up business plans and are responsible for the hosting of, and preparation for, these market days. The children who shop at the various stalls are ultimately participants in practising their own financial management as they prioritise and reconcile their needs and wants.
All work and no play has the potential to make school a dull place. Not so at Woodlands, where we intersperse our Academic calendar with fun days such as the Woodlands Birthday Picnic on International Wetland Day. Our Birthday celebrations see the students enjoying picnic baskets on the lawns adjacent to and overlooking our unique wetlands, and students and teachers alike embrace the day by dressing according to the chosen theme for the year.