David Weber at the WLSA Conference

David Weber (Grade 11) was invited to deliver the ‘Student Spotlight’ speech at the World Leading Schools (WLSA) Principals Conference in Shanghai this week. This followed his selection as the WLSA Best Delegate at the 2016 Student Conference last year. David presented insightful perspectives on the essential characteristics required of leaders in the 21st century. His address included a great deal of self-reflection on his own development, which enthralled the audience of education leaders that filled the large ‘Africa’ Auditorium at the Shanghai Jian Tong University. The School will ask David to replicate his speech on his return to WBHS, and this will be placed on our website at the start of next term.

Soon-to-be Harvard student, Sasasa Dlamini, who matriculated in 2016, was invited to the World Leading Schools Principals Conference in Shanghai this week to present his experience in gaining acceptance at one of the world famous Ivy League institutions. Apart from providing his own perspectives on this topic, Sasasa was tasked with with facilitating the presentations of a panel of students from other countries who have received similar honours. Sasasa commences his studies in Economics and Philosophy at Harvard in August 2017.  Expect his contribution to South Africa’s economic recovery in the not too distant future!