History and Milestones
The forerunner of the WCC Accademy, Word and Life School, owned by Collage Church closed the school in September 2010. Some of the parents of that time decided to continue with the school and after negotiations with the church and WCC was born on 1st October 2010.
We salute the work of our founders under the leadership of Mr. Henk Smit, Mrs. Esme Smit, Mr. Moses Tomes, Mr. Will Morris and Mrs. Nomsa Sethosa who ran the first Council of the Waterkloof College.
From 2010 to 2011 the school adopted the Accelerated Christian education (ACE) curriculum. This curriculum was based on personal attention to the individual learner at any given time and the learner can progress on his own time and speed; it has the love of Christ as foundation and Parents could be involved in the all-round development of their children in a Christ-like community.
WCC managed to secure a rental contract with the owners of the smallholding in Doornkloof-East and we opened our doors on 11 January 2011 with 29 students from Grade RR to 6. Our numbers increased gradually over the years to peak at 64 students in 2014.
On the cultural aspect of the school, WCC participates annually at the Mini-convention held at Centurion Christian School with praise and worship dancing under the leadership of Mrs. Erna Gordon. WCC has received high accolades and have been used as the 'show stoppers' with the children's unique dancing skills.
WCC has a soccer team of note under the coaching of Thabang Chiloane. We have won several matches and soccer is very popular among the students. We also have a photo book dedicated to our soccer boys.The academy has dedicated teachers led by Elma Venter. TeachersMs Hettie van den Berg and Ms. Adrie Stols as well as Cecile Paul and Carolien de Wet form a dedicated team serving the children with the support of the parents.
The Waterkloof College was officially launched under new management and in partnership with ITOCA (Information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa). In 2015 WCC decided add the CAPS curriculum provided by IMPAK to develop our learners and be more relevant in the South African curriculum context. Previously the school has used the CAPS curricula for Grades 7 to 9 and ACE for Grads R to 6. Currently the school runs CAPS curricula with IMPAK as our provider.