Watershed College

The #1 Preferred Vocational College

          

Facilities

Watershed College – A school that captures the rustic simplicity of the natural woodlands and whose tradition is steeped in self-discipline, self-esteem, commitment, integrity and academic and sporting excellence.

Watershed’s facilities include well-equipped classrooms, an attractive, well-resourced Library, offering a wide range of information under the full-time supervision of a qualified librarian. The comprehensive stock of books, newspapers and magazines, together with a network of PCs, meets not only the academic needs of students, but also encourages their leisure reading and listening. 

There are two specialist labs for computer studies, an art block, a design and technology center and a well-equipped music department. Teachers are equipped with wireless-networked laptops for easy use of IT, including Internet access and access to a data projector and whiteboard. The computer labs are upgraded every two years and the ICDL course is offered to every student at Watershed. In addition, each of the science departments are well-stocked with analytical instruments and adequate bench space for practical work. 

The modern, attractively-built Chapel is the core focus of this religious-conscious school. Inter-house Plays and musicals draw on the best acting talent throughout the school. The Chapel offers superior lighting and sound for these choreographed shows. The Chapel seats 600 students comfortably.

The College also offers a variety of sports facilities including: a squash court, volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts and hockey, rugby, cricket and athletic fields. In addition to this, there is a fully-equipped gymnasium available for training. The swimming pool allows for Inter-House or Inter school galas', or for plain recreation. 

MEDICAL FACILITIES

A clinic registered with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, with qualified nursing sisters, serves the students. There are daily consultation times. In case of an emergency, pupils are taken through to Borrowdale Hospital in Marondera. A doctor and a physiotherapist visit weekly. The clinic is also a member of a local private hospital and is covered by MARS ambulance.

CATERING

The college dining hall provides healthy, well-balanced meals for all boarders and ensures that boys and girls with special requirements are catered for. During the week, snacks are provided for all students at break and day scholars also join the boarders for lunch. A food committee, comprising staff, representatives from the caterer and a number of student leaders meets regularly, to ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the dining hall.

LAUNDRY

Laundry facilities are available for uniforms and other items of clothing. The clothes must be clearly labelled and have the appropriate laundry tag. Minor items of clothing may be washed manually by the students and hung on the laundry lines that are provided in the hostels.