21st Century schooling has, in recent years, become one of the most topical and contentious spaces affecting people across cultures and continents. The dawning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, bringing with it the realities of Artificial Intelligence has disrupted – and will continue to disrupt – schooling as we know it and, some would argue, rightfully so.
At Woodlands International College, we believe in the holistic prosperity of every child. We are purposefully motivated to providing our students with age appropriate learning experiences quintessential to global citizenship. Our truly unique campus setting, on the wetlands of Boksburg, on the East Rand, complements our philosophy of whole-child development, alongside an awareness of our planet, and all who inhabit it.
As Principal of the Senior College it is my privilege to guide, and journey alongside, our students and staff as we share the weird and wonderful world of discovery through exploratory and curriculum based learning. We are, with this in mind, blessed with passionate and committed teachers, administration, and support staff who are single minded in their pursuit of excellence in all aspects of College life. Importantly, we work closely with our Junior College to ensure the needed continuity in ethos and curriculum in traversing from Junior to Senior College.
The College was founded in 2002 by Ronnie and Janet Matthews, and the family’s governance of the school, as directors, later extended to their daughters Audrey Matthews and Brenda Sampson. This intensely personal connection between the founding family and the College demonstrates not only an extraordinary family legacy in the community, but also sets the scene for a very special family oriented schooling environment.
Please peruse our website for more detailed information about this truly unique and progressive International College. We would also be delighted to showcase to interested parents our school “in action” at one of our monthly Open Days.
Chris van Niekerk
Principal of the Senior College