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Glebe House (Green)

House Head: Mr Justin van Winkel – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Glebe Cottage, on Waterloo Green: the founding place of our Wynberg Boys’ Schools. The “cottage ‘neath the mountain” memorialised in our school song.

Hawthornden House (Burgundy)

House Head: Mr J Erasmus – jerasmus(@)wbhs.org.za

The historic estate, a portion of which became the land on which the current High School was built in 1981.

Littlewood House (White)

House Head: Mr Roland Rudd – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our first purpose-built boarding house opened in 1957. Many times refurbished, it continues to be the home-from-home to Wynberg’s boarders.

McNaughton House (Black)

House Head: Mr Julian Vincent – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The first Headmaster of what is now our Wynberg Boys’ Schools in 1841 when the school was both co-educational, and multi-racial.

Oude Wijnberg House (Blue)

House Head: Ms Prisci Naidoo – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The manor house and surrounding land on which the Jacques Kallis Oval (formerly ‘Wynberg Oval’) was developed in 1991 at the Boys’ School 150th milestone celebrations.

Silverhurst House (Red)

House Head: Mr R van Niekerk (Afrikaans) – rvanniekerk(@)wbhs.org.za

The old manor house and immediate surrounding estate, acquired by the Schools in the 1970s has served many purposes, most recently before its restoration & refurbishment, that of the Junior Hostel.

Sunninghill House (Yellow)

House Head: Mr Adolf Groenewald – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A portion of Sunninghill Estate became the Wynberg Boys’ Schools’ home after it quickly outgrew Glebe Cottage; the property on the corner of Tennant and Aliwal Roads has long been referred to colloquially as ‘Nixon’s School’ in our recorded history (after the Headmaster of the day).

Trovato House (Light Blue)

House Head: Ms Melanie Wentworth – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The estate above our Schools on Wynberg Hill that gave its name to the suburb in which our High School is located..

GRADES

Introduction

A basic tenet of helping the journey of our pupils from boyhood to responsible and appreciative young men is to ensure that they feel they belong. Much of the literature emanating from this school exhorts our young men to make a difference – be it at the school in their five years here or in society in the decades to follow.

The school is divided into 8 houses of approximately one hundred boys. Every house is assigned a House Head who, together with the Tutor, is responsible for the academic and pastoral welfare of his / her boys. The Houses are sub-divided into four tutor groups whose membership consists of five boys from every grade.

The Tutors meet their groups every morning for fifteen minutes and every afternoon for ten minutes, and for an extra half day eight times during the year. During these periods, discussions are held on pertinent issues of the day from school to current affairs to social issues.

Matrics play a vital role in the success of a tutor group. It is their example and their leadership, which will go a long way to ensuring the good traditions of Wynberg are perpetuated – ie. The Brand of the School: Friendliness, Manners, Pride in Uniform, Aiming High and Never Giving Up.

Of the key features of the Pastoral Programme are the annual Camps. Apart from Matrics, every Grade attends a camp with activities following these themes:

Grade 8: Getting to know your school and your classmates
Grade 9: Building up Pride
Grade 10: Bonding with your fellow future leaders of the school
Grade 11: Leading the School

Overseeing all these activities is the Pupils’ Support Centre run by our Counsellor, Mrs Catherine Kelly.

Grade 12

Grade Head: - Mrs Renette Spammer - ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Grade Prefect: Luthando Woji

Annual Grade 12 Activities

Meeting with Parents (Terms 1 and 3) 
Matric Photo 
Careers Evening 
Matric Dance 
Valedictory

Grade 11

Grade Head: Mr Stefan Potgieter ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Grade Prefect: Sebastian Balman

Annual Grade 11 Activities

Leadership Training: two Fridays in Term 3 – dates to be confirmed. 
Grade 11 Camp: September

Grade 10

Grade Head: Mr Chris Moore ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Grade Prefect: Sebastian Balman

Annual Grade 10 Activities

September Activity Week: Beach clean-up on Muizenberg beach and First Aid course. 
Grade 10 Challenge: November
Overseas Exchange Programme

Grade 9

Grade Head: Mrs Juanita Wilson ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Grade Prefect: Matthew Kelly

Annual Grade 9 Activities

Subject Choice Evening 
Grade 9 Camp
Fathers and Sons Evening
Overseas Exchange Programme

Grade 8

Grade Head: Mr Estian van der Merwe  ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Grade Prefect: Matthew Kelly

Annual Grade 8 Activities

Grade 8 Camp 
Blazer Ceremony 
Grade 8 Service Project 
Grandparents’ Day
Market Day
Substance Abuse Information Evening