Welcome to Woodlands. We understand that selecting the right school is one of the most important decisions that you can make for your family.
Our heritage and principles are acclaimed. So too are our academic results – yet here excellence is not just a score – rather it is about encouraging and supporting each and every student to reach his or her personal best. Bolstered by our excellent facilities, boundless opportunities, and top-flight academic and allied staff, the winning Woodlands formula is underpinned by its deep traditional values.
As a mother myself, it was important for me to find a school for my own children where they would be blissful, safe, and challenged to be the best version of themselves. I believe that secure and nurturing relationships between all stakeholders are the foundations upon which a successful, productive and meaningful school culture is built. Having raised my own children and guided hundreds of young people throughout my career as an educator, I know from experience that each child is unique and possesses different strengths and needs – and that each will learn at a different pace. In the optimal learning environment they will flourish. As Principal of Woodlands Senior International College I see evidence of that – every day.
I strongly endorse the College’s long-standing and entrenched philosophy of educating the “whole child”. We place as much emphasis on our students’ physical, social and emotional well-being as we do on their academic growth, and they are mentored to find their peak levels in a wide range of academic, sporting, cultural, and leadership disciplines, and through an extensive offering of special interest clubs and societies. Our students are at the centre of everything we do, and we have developed and refined protocols and processes to ensure that each child is well known, empowered, and encouraged as a unique individual in our vibrant and caring community.
Learning is tasked to enthusiastic, caring and dedicated educators who are highly skilled area specialists. Our campus is well-resourced and set in a creative, disciplined and beautiful natural environment. Just as Woodlands is a school of choice for students and their parents, exceptional teachers seek us out as they search for a rewarding, stimulating and stable environment in which to perfect their art.
We are committed to maintaining outstanding academic standards, promoting sportsmanship and developing forward-thinking individuals who are ready to deal with the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
I feel extremely privileged to lead such an exciting and dynamic school, a school which offers great opportunities for the young people of the East Rand, and beyond.
Mrs May Alli
Principal of the Senior College