“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.”
Robert Penn Warren

At Wynberg the History Department gives every Wynberg man a complete understanding of recent history in South Africa and around the world. You are taught how to translate the thoughts in your mind to a piece of paper in order to back up your point of view. Having an opinion on issues affecting you is one of the most important aspects of life.

History also teaches the boys why people reacted the way they did and how it might still affect them today. Each Wynberg man is given the basic understanding of history through sources, films and images. All the skills gained in history will allow him to achieve at any tertiary institution as he will have learnt how to construct an argument and present it in an appropriate manner.