SOCIAL PROGRAMME

School Outings

The social programme takes place on the last Friday of each course. This is a chance for all students and staff to socialise, see some interesting places and have some fun.

Some favourites include:

  • Bowling
  • The Johannesburg Zoo
  • Ice-skating
  • Gold Reef City
  • Soweto
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Cullinan Diamond Mine
  • Motecasino Bird Gardens

Cultural Luncheons

We regularly host a cultural luncheon where students are encouraged to bring a traditional dish from their country, dress in traditional clothing, and bring music from home. This is a great opportunity for students to share their culture and traditions with each other. These days are always popular and a lot of fun.

We support Woodside Sanctuary

Woodside provides a high standard of holistic care to people with severe to profound mental and physical disabilities within a stimulating and homely environment.

Their vision is to provide help and hope to discouraged families; love, care and stimulation to its residents; and inspiration, encouragement and training to dedicated staff and students.

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In August students from IH Johannesburg, South Africa, visited the Rhino and Lion Park located in the Cradle of Humankind, which is an acclaimed World Heritage site. Students were treated to a guided tour of the 1200 hectare reserve and saw many animals such as buffalos, warthogs, impalas, waterbuck, and the South African national animal, the springbok.

The highlight of the tour was when students were able to touch and interact with lion cubs and a fully grown cheetah. Once their initial fears and hesitations were put aside, and were replaced by excitement, they revelled in the experience. This was an opportunity the students will never forget.

Students also visited the reserve’s breeding centre, where they were able to come up close to fully grown male and female lions, Siberian tigers, Bengal tigers, white tigers, zebra and waterbuck. Students thoroughly enjoyed their day and created memories to last them a lifetime.

On the 16th of November 2012, IH Language Lab students and staff enjoyed a fun-filled, adrenalin- pumping trip to Gold Reef City theme park. The weather could not have been kinder to such a hard- working group. The students enjoyed a variety of rides: from easy, comfortable rides for the not-so-brave, to extreme rides for the thrill seekers.

The group took pleasure in the good choice of eating places and we were extremely glad to see that nobody found the pubs, nobody needed medical attention and we hope nobody got Anaconda-itis (from the rollercoaster). However, we are told by those who participated that it was better to have the ice-cream after the ride, not before.

A huge advantage of the trip was that it was quick to get there as the theme park is located just 7km from the school. A mere 15 minute bus ride to fun!

Great company, delicious food and beautiful sunshine all amounted to a lovely day enjoyed by everyone. We cannot wait to visit Gold Reef City theme park again!