Wynberg / Grey Weekend: How the Tradition Began in 1996

Thursday 12 May 2016: 05h30 and the first buses leave the Wynberg Boys’ Schools for Grey High School and the annual Wynberg / Grey Weekend. Excitement has built solidly toward this tour, one of the highlights of the school year, where two of South Africa’s most prestigious boys’ schools meet in competition. Wynberg’s 175th year marks […]

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20th Anniversary Wynberg / Grey Weekend: All the Fixtures

Wednesday 11 May 2016: A message from Mr. Jan de Waal, Headmaster Wynberg Boys’ High School: Twenty years ago the Headmasters of Wynberg Boys’ High School and Grey High agreed to hold a Derby between the two schools, and bar one rained out year, the event has become an annual highlight of the Schools’ calendars. […]

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Wynberg Music: Cape Town Eisteddfod, Thursday 5 May 2016

Thursday 5 May 2016, Wynberg’s Clegg Hall – the first performances by our musicians in the annual Cape Town Eisteddfod. Wynberg Boys’ High School Head of Music, Mr. Brian Botha reports: Concert Band The WBHS and WGHS Combined Concert Band played extremely well to be awarded a diploma. The following pieces were played: Salvation is […]

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Our Country’s Good: Review & Photos

Wynberg’s Master in Charge of History, Mr. Shaun Hewett writes: I am anything but a regular theatre-goer and I knew next to nothing about ‘Our Country’s Good’ when taking my seat in the Nussbaum Theatre for the show’s opening night on Tuesday. I left – two hours later – thoroughly intrigued by a script and […]

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Wynberg 175: Jazz Band Boutique Concert, Report & Photos

Thursday 14 April 2016: The  Jazz Boutique Concert was all at once an intimate affair and a brazen showcase of Wynberg Music’s finest with some welcome friends. Blake Hellaby’s programme took the enthusiastic audience on a journey through standards, heady improvisations and exacting technical brilliance. Old Boys who are deep into their specialised studies stood tall […]

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Wynberg 175 Steel Band Boutique Concert – Report & Photos

On 17 March in the Nussbaum Auditorium, the packed audience was treated to a feast of steel band numbers with a variety ranging from original compositions, South American sway and local klopse magic. Keenan Oliphant has built a thriving tribe of drummers from every grade, and on Wednesday evening, the progression was evident.  From the […]

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Wynberg 175 School Production: Our Country’s Good

Wynberg 175: Our major drama production for 2016 is the acclaimed 1988 play by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Our Country’s Good, based on the novel by Thomas Keneally. The production takes place in the Nussbaum Auditorium, co-presented with Wynberg Girls’ High School, on Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April. Directed by Old Boy […]

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Swim-a-Thon in Support of Theodore Yach’s Century Crossing

With the excitement building toward Old Boy Theodore Yach’s 100th Robben Island Crossing attempt, Wynberg’s Grade 11s & 12s, along with a staff team, take to the school pool at 07h45 on Thursday 17 March to relay swim the equivalent distance from Robben Island to the beach – all in aid of one of Theodore’s […]

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Concert Band perform at the SS Mendi Memorial Service

Sunday 21 February 2016: with the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Port Elizabeth coinciding with the seventh SS Mendi Memorial Service held in Cape Town, the Wynberg Boys’ High School Concert Band was extended the honour of performing at the service, held this year at the Castle of Good Hope. The World War One sinking […]

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Wynberg 175: Boutique Concert – Story & Photos

Wynberg 175 Launch Week: Boutique Concert, Wednesday 3 February 2016 Wednesday saw a thrilling collaborative musical effort take place between both the Wynberg Boy’s High and Junior Schools. First in a series of boutique music concerts scheduled for 2016, the evening, hosted by the welcoming Junior School campus, featured both old boys and current students […]

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