Headmaster’s Blog: “Flying the Flag (2) with the Men of Wynberg”

“When parts of Windsor Castle burnt down in and marital scandals regarding two of her sons were rocking the establishment, Queen Elizabeth 11 is reported to have said that 1992 was an ‘annus horribilis’ – a dreadful year.  In the same speech, she said:  ‘Distance is well-known to lend enchantment, even to the less attractive […]

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Headmaster’s Blog: “Flying the Flag in London”

“It all started with a leading question at the 25 year re-union lunch in August. ‘Would you like a ticket for the Twickenham rugby test against the Springboks in November?’ Grant Esterhuizen was sitting next to me in the Bill Bowden Pavilion with the other members of the 1989 Matric class reminiscing about past exploits […]

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On November 18th, 2014, posted in: Alumni, Headmaster's Blog, News, Recent Highlights, Students by

Headmaster’s Blog: “Bob Dylan & Tablets”

  “‘For the times, they are a-changin’, crooned Bob Dylan in the 1960’s.  As teenagers, we loved to accompany him, playing our air-guitars and blasting out the words.  We really did believe him when he assured us that the answer was blowing in the wind and all we had to do was knock (and knock) […]

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Headmaster’s Blog: “Daisies in Darling and other Distractions”

With the Matric Final Exams just days away, Headmaster Keith Richardson ponders the candidates’ preparation and recounts some memorable moments in his teaching career as matrics face their biggest exams: “It was a week or two before the matric exams started in 2007.  Westerford were having their final pep talk with the parents and the […]

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On October 9th, 2014, posted in: Academics, Academics, Alumni, Archive, Headmaster's Blog, News, Students by

Founders’ Day: Headmaster’s Address

Lessons from the Trenches The following speech was delivered in the Founders’ Day Ceremony on 22nd August 2014 – commemorating the 173rd year in the history of the school. A very sincere welcome to all our guests from the Wynberg family – Old Boys, Parents, other Principals. Thank you for coming along to share this […]

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