TWC Takes Education from Excellent to Exceptional
“Education is about helping students identify, ignite and develop their passions and TWC provides an environment in which girls can grow, learn, take risks and discover more about themselves…” Sue Tasker Lady Principal TWC.
The Wykeham Collegiate (TWC), in Pietermaritzburg, is an independent school for girls from Grade RRR to Grade 12 which offers boarding from Grades 4 to 12 for girls from South Africa and beyond. Girls are expected to uphold the core values of the school at all times: honesty, integrity, self-respect, respect for others, responsibility and balance of intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being.
The school has a comprehensive range of amenities that include state-of-the-art Computer and Sports facilities, an indoor sports centre, an artificial playing surface for hockey, fully-equipped laboratories, an Art and Technology complex, a Media Centre, Sports Science School and a superb, custom-built Music School.
TWC writes the Independent Examinations Board examinations which emphasise problem-solving skills and the application of knowledge, ensuring good preparation for their tertiary studies. We boast an excellent track record of Grade 12 results with an annual pass rate of 100%. The wide, flexible subject choice allows the girls to study the subjects they enjoy. TWC is one of the few schools in South Africa to offer Sport & Exercise Science as a subject from Grade 10.
Lady Principal, Ms Sue Tasker believes “Education is about helping students identify, ignite and develop their passions and TWC provides an environment in which girls can grow, learn, take risks and discover more about themselves. Education is not only about the acquisition of academic, cultural and sporting skills but also about the development of social skills and emotional intelligence. By the time girls leave TWC, they should have a positive self-image and a good understanding of who they are. We aim to develop compassionate, confident leaders who are capable of developing positive relationships in all areas of their lives. We teach girls about accountability and about choices having consequences, positive or negative. We teach them to value and embrace diversity. We also teach them resilience and to see setbacks as opportunities rather than as failures.”
TWC strives to offer girls more than superb facilities and a good educational experience. The school prides itself on offering pupils the intangible things that make the difference between an excellent education and an exceptional one. TWC helps every learner to fulfill her potential and to be as prepared as she can be to take her place in society. It was Nelson Mandela who reminded us that a good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.`