Rowan Algie, Rest In Peace – A Tribute to a Visionary Headmaster

Sunday 10 December 2017: It is with profound sadness that we learnt today of the passing of Mr Rowan Algie after a short illness. Headmaster Jan de Waal, Wynberg staff – past and present, Old Boys, and our extended Wynberg Family, express our deepest condolences and support to Rowan’s wife, Rosemary, and the Algie family. Mr Algie’s Memorial Service […]

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WBHS Grade 10 Challenge – Cederberg Here We Come!

Sunday 19 November 2017: the early morning promise of a hot Cape Town day, and even hotter days ahead in the Cederberg, did little to melt the excitement as the Grade 10 Group A readied to depart on the annual twelve-day Wynberg Grade 10 Challenge. The Challenge is a learning experience emphasizing choices and decision making, something each boy must […]

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Thank You, Eric Lefson, an ‘Undoubted Legend’ of Wynberg

Thursday 9 November 2017: a crowd of the who’s who of 21st century Wynberg Cricket gathered at the Bill Bowden Pavilion to honour outgoing coach Eric Lefson for his outstanding contribution to Wynberg Boys’ High School over his 18 seasons at the helm of the 1st XI. Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Wynberg Old […]

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Valedictory Programme 2017: Order of Proceedings, Friday 13 October

Friday 13 October 2017: Valedictory – the highlight of the matric year begins with the traditional breakfast in the Fish Bowl for the Class of 2017 at 06h45. A few changes to the order of proceedings this year sees the matric prize giving leading the public events in the Clegg Hall. Wynberg Boys’ High School […]

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Wynberg Heritage: Littlewood Boarding House Diamond Anniversary

  Saturday 7 October 2017, sixty years to the day that Wynberg’s ‘new’ boarding house was officially opened. Under the Headship of Mr WE ‘Bill’ Bowden the 1950s had seen dramatic upgrades to the facilities and grounds at Wynberg: from 1952 to1954 the single-storey school had become a double-storey, the quad surrounded by eighteen classrooms […]

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Schools’ Heritage Celebration at the Centre for Conservation Education

September is Heritage Month. On Wednesday 20 September 2017, WBHS took part in a special heritage celebration at our neighbouring educational institution, the Centre for Conservation Education. The Centre organises this every year, believing that every school’s history and contribution to education is worth celebrating. This year it was the turn of the schools in […]

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Founders’ Day 2017, a ‘Milestone in Wynberg’s History’ – Photos & Story

Friday 25 August 2017, Founders’ Day: I would like to commend Jan de Waal and Cedric Poleman and the management of the schools on taking the Founders’ Day Ceremony to a new level. This ceremony was always very important to me during my tenure, as I regarded it as one of the roots of our […]

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Wynberg Conversations: House Renaming – the Consultative Process Begins

Friday 3 February 2017: as stated in the WBHS Weekly Newsletter of 20 January, the process of revisiting the names of our school houses within the scope of our Social Cohesion Programme has begun. Mr de Waal shares an open letter to our Wynberg Families: Dear Parents As mentioned in the previous newsletter the names […]

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The Wynberg Scroll of Honour: Mr & Mrs Richardson and Mrs Borchardt

Tuesday 24 January 2017: at the conclusion of Prize Giving in the Clegg Hall, special awards were made to Wynberg’s 13th Headmaster, Mr Keith Richardson, his wife Pippa, and Mrs Cheryl Borchardt, Chair of the Wynberg Ladies’ Association. The inscription on the Scroll of Honour reads: “Wynberg Boys’ High School honours you for the exceptional […]

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New Year 2017 Message – Mr Jan de Waal

2016 draws to a close, a massive milestone in the life of our schools as our extended Wynberg Family banded together in a show of support for our Wynberg 175 celebrations. I thank each and every one of my staff, every Wynberg Family, and our Old Boys, for your enthusiastic participation. The year has not […]

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