Woodridge

Get ready to embark on a transformative journey at the 2024 Africa Regional Round Square Conference, hosted by Woodridge from 22-26 April 2024. Embracing the powerful theme, "Sizonqoba: Together We Triumph - Adventure and Leadership," it promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Woodridge's beautiful campus, delegates and staff will be welcomed to a vibrant atmosphere of learning, collaboration, and adventure.

The conference, aimed at students aged 12-14 years, will be a celebration of teamwork, resilience, and the spirit of triumph, echoing the essence of "Sizonqoba." Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in thrilling adventure activities in Tsitsikamma, exploring the wilderness and growing character in the surrounding Van Stadens Valley.

Moreover, the conference will feature a lineup of inspiring guest speakers who will share their wisdom and experiences, empowering delegates with valuable insights on leadership and self-discovery. From outdoor pursuits to insightful discussions, every moment at this conference will be filled with excitement and enlightenment.

Join us for an unforgettable event where the spirit of adventure meets the essence of leadership, and where together, we triumph. We eagerly await your arrival.

We have already received Letters of Commitment from 98 Delegates representing 16 schools from South Africa, India, Colombia, Namibia, Pakistan, Dubai, and the UK.

Registrations are still open although we are fast approaching the maximum capacity of 120 delegates for the conference.

 

conference programme

08:00 - 16:00 Registration, welcome and arrival transfers
10:00 – 16:00 Chill zone, lunch, and staff lounge for those schools that arrive earlier
16:00 – 17:00 Allocation of Baraza groups
17:00 – 18:00 Preparation for supper and opening function
18:00 – 19:00 Opening ceremony in Raymond Ritchie Hall
19:00 – 21:00 Supper

07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Keynote Address 1
09:00 Baraza Group plenary
09:30 Tea @Student Chill Zone and Staff Lounge
10:30 Keynote Address 2
11:30 Baraza Group plenary
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Keynote Address 3
14:30 Baraza Group plenary
15:00 Afternoon tea @student chill zone and staff lounge

15:30-16:30 Keynote Address 4
16:30 Baraza Group plenary

17:00-18:00 Chill zone and staff lounge
18:00 – 20:00 Food Truck village and Student chill zone and Staff Lounge
21:00 Bedtime
21:30 Lights out

Staff Program:
- Depart for St Francis after breakfast.
- Enjoy a canal cruise and lunch.
- Return for Keynote Address 4

06:00 Breakfast

07:00 Depart for Tsitsikamma

09:00 – 17:00 “Woodridge Bus Sizonquoba Tour”

17:00 Arrive at Natures Valley de Vassolot Campsite

17:00 – 18:00 Settle in at camp

18:00 – 19:00 Supper

19:00 – 20:00 Baraza group reflection and debrief

20:00 – 21:00 Camp chill

21:00 Bedtime

21:30 Lights out

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 - 12:00 “Woodridge Red Bus Sizonqoba Tour”

Complete the carousal (continuation)

13:00 Lunch at Storms River Bridge

14:30 Arrive back at Woodridge

14:30 - 16:00 Settle in and unpack/student chill zone and staff lounge

16:00 - 17:00 Prepare for closing function and final dinner

17:00 - 18:00 Closing event

18:00 - 19:00 Final dinner

19:00 - 21:30 Disco

22:00 Bedtime and lights out

08:00 Breakfast/packed lunches

08:00 - 12:00 Departure

useful information for delegates

Regarding arrival times, the 22nd of April has been designated for all schools to arrive between 08:00 and 16:00. Activities and lunch will be arranged for schools that arrive earlier.

We are genuinely excited to host you at our remarkable school, eager to celebrate the diversity within our global group that aspires to make a significant impact worldwide.

Should you have any queries or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at rsconference2024@woodridge.co.za 

organising committee

baraza leaders

student baraza leaders

We look forward to a collaborative and enriching conference, fostering leadership and adventure!