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WBHS Weekly Newsletter, Friday 10 August 2018

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Wynberg Sports Roundup, Week Ending 10 August 2018

Click to watch Wynberg 1st XV vs Rondebosch on our YouTube channel - archived live-stream of the match

Friday 10 August 2018: It was “start your engines” time against Rondebosch this past weekend. While SACS derbies are our most traditional and most celebrated, in theory, there is always a buzz of expectation ahead of any derby against Bosch and Bishops. The expectations were well satisfied as Wynberg experienced a very good weekend against the men from Avenue de Mist.

The hockey 1st XI stole Friday night with a clinical and 4-1. A bitter sweet one as the school bade farewell to SA cap, Tevin Petersen who has been selected to the Premier Hockey League (PHL) that takes place over three weekends from 10 August – 26 August in Johannesburg. Being a matric, we will not see his blinding speed and skill in Wynberg colours again. It is as much due to his influence as anything else that the team have been able to move the ball around the park exceptionally well this season and have been able to exercise patience on the ball. Well done, too, to Tristan Cooke who got his 100th cap on the weekend. Ethan Robbertze will be capped for the 100th time against Bishops. Our rugby boys dominated the Saturday encounters winning 11 out of 15 fixtures. With most people having put money on wins for the U14A and U15A before Saturday, this win ratio could have been much higher if not for upset losses. The Blues continue to play in their blue shorts like men possessed and helped build the tension and excitement on the Hawthornden ahead of the 1st XV match, which started traditionally 4 or 5 minutes late.

As the 1st XV ran out to the sounds of our Wynberg Pipers, the sights and sounds were beamed around the world on Youtube as we took the first tentative steps towards setting up an independent Wynberg TV channel. While not our first live stream (there have been assemblies, the 2017 Matric Valedictory and Melliar cup live streams), this was the first time that a rugby match has been live streamed independently of an outside broadcaster.

Being an outdoor broadcast covering a large area, this was a challenging task. Well done to Ngonidzashe Mauye, Nick Scott, Andrew Skippers, Mujahied Sadien, Matthew Gie, and Mr Christiaan Venter for putting this together. They were mentored and directed by Bruce Macdonald who has recently directed a big screen movie, Samson, released in the USA in February. Thanks also to Chris Merrington for all of his input. The result was that a great win for the 1st team was recorded for posterity.

WBHS Weekly Planner, Week Ending 19 August 2018

Click to view the Derby Sports Weekend photo collection vs Rondebosch

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Monday 13 August06:30-9:00 Rehearsal Campus of Schools Concert10:00 Assembly (Dw) Announcement of Prefects13:00-15:00 Blood Clinic

Tuesday 14 August07:00-09:00 Marketing & Fundraising Committee Meeting06:30-9:00 Rehearsal Campus of Schools Concert19:00-21:00 Campus of Schools Concert

Wednesday 15 August10:00 House Assembly/Tutors10:00-11:00 Cultural & Music Photos

Thursday 16 AugustCivies Day 410:00 African/Xhosa Society Assembly10:00 House Head Meetings with Tutors; Subject Dept. Meetings18:00 African Society Evening

WBHS Newsletter, Friday 3 August 2018

 

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Wynberg Sports Roundup & the Rondebosch Derby Weekend

Friday 3 August 2018: After fixtures against Pinelands and Bellville last week, Wynberg sport enters the rarified atmosphere of a home sporting derby as we go #Allin4Wynberg against Rondebosch this weekend.

Please ensure that your son attends either the 1st XI hockey on our Astro at 19h15 on Friday night, or the 1st XV rugby match at home on Saturday at 12h30. I get extremely nervous when I see our boys standing up on the top rung of the spectator seating at the Astro. It is 5 meter drop to the ground and the stands have no backing above knee height. The prefects and hockey staff have been instructed to ensure our boys stay seated at all times to avert an accident, please reinforce this with your sons.

A very big thank you to all parents that have thrown open their homes to boys from touring teams over the last couple of weeks. July is usually a bumper month for incoming tours and this year has been no different. Wynberg entertained 2 hockey tours from the UK and 4 for rugby. As many as 200 boys had to be accommodated over the period. Without the generous support of Wynberg families, touring teams would become a thing of the past. This would be very sad as Wynberg has a proud tradition of hosting teams from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, and South Korea. A glance at the plaques displayed in the Bill Bowden and the A Corridor tell a tale of long-standing international sporting relationships. Hopefully many friendships have been made to be rekindled on gap years or return trips in the future.

Cross Country

Our athletes competed in Milnerton in sunny conditions this week With the top 20 positions of the event qualifying for the WP Trials to be run on 18 August. Wynberg's athletes delivered sgood results - well done to them all:

U19: Caleb Gibson 2nd; U17: Caleb Vogt 9th, Luke Meyer 12th, Seth Meyer 19th; and in the U15 group, Cole Abrahams & Dylan Rudolph finished within the cut.

WBHS Weekly Planner, Week Ending 12 August 2018

Click the image to view Wynberg Rugby U19C match photos vs Dollar Academy

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Monday 6 AugustATKV Spelathon10:00 Assembly (Hu)

Tuesday 7 AugustATKV SpelathonInter - schools mathematics quiz

Wednesday 8 AugustATKV Spelathon07:45 Tutor08:00-10:00 Periods 1-410:00 Period 610:30 Break11:00 Period 711:30 Period 812:00 Period 912:30 Period 1013:00 Period 1113:30 House Assembly14:00 School Closes 19:00 Grade 9 “Mentor-and-Me” Dinner

WBHS Newsletter, Wednesday 1 August 2018

 

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Drive For Your School with Mekor Ford, Saturday 4 August 2018

Saturday 4 August 2018: Mekor Ford's Drive For Your School initiative is a great opportunity to support Wynberg Boys' High School with minimal effort whilst experiencing the pleasure of test driving a Ford vehicle. Our school sponsors, Mekor Ford Claremont, will have their cars on display from 8am on Saturday 4 August on Silverhurst and Hawthornden Fields during the home rugby derby against Rondebosch, with test drives happening from the top parking area in front of the school.

For every test drive, Ford South Africa will pay the school R100 to a maximum of R10 000. We encourage all parents, families, Old Boys, and friends to test drive one of the available vehicles.

Ford MustangFord RangerFord EcoSportFord FiestaFord FigoFord Everest

Test drives can be booked with the Mekor Ford representatives at the Ray Connellan scoreboard on the Hawthornden Field. 

Find out more about #Drive4UrSchool on Facebook, and follow Mekor Ford Claremont 

 

WBHS Weekly Planner, Week Ending  5 August 2018

Book tickets for Wynberg's Shrek The Musical online || View the U19 match photos on Flickr

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Monday 30 July10:00 Assembly (Ms)

Tuesday 31 July07:00 Governing Body Meeting19:00 Major Production: Shrek

Wednesday 1 August10:00 House Assembly/Tutors10:00 Matric Prefect Voting (Gr 11’s) Thursday 2 August10:00 Prefect/Support Assembly10:00 House Head Meeting with Tutors19:00 Major Production: Shrek

Friday 3 AugustPrefect Discussion for StaffHockey vs Rondebosch (H)

WBHS Newsletter, Friday 20 July 2018

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WBHS Weekly Planner, Week Ending 29 July 2018

 Click to view the Inter-House Wynberg Mile photos on Flickr

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Monday 23 July10:00 Academic Assembly (Th)

Tuesday 24 July

Wednesday 25 July10:00 Assembly (Ms)10:00 Cultural Prefect Voting16:30 – 19:30 Parent/Teacher/Pupil meetings

Thursday 26 JulyLO Day 510:00 House Assembly/Tutor SAMO Round 3

Wynberg Abroad: Maths & Science Tour of Europe

 

In front of the Eiffel tower, an engineering marvel and a beautiful piece of design.

Mid-year Holidays 2018. Accompanied by Messrs Neil Eddy & Christof Goosen, a tour party of Wynberg Men headed to Europe on a Maths and Science tour. It all started with 24 hours of travel: A plane flight to Dubai, a 4 hour wait, a plane flight to Paris, and then a few hours of traffic. However, the boys’ spirits remained high; they were ready to explore Europe and delve deep into the history and culture of Maths and Science.

The tour took them through 5 Cities: Paris, Geneva, Munich, Berlin and Hamburg. In each the boys explored museums, historical buildings, and technological facilities which were often breath-taking and always interesting.

The visiting of the particle accelerator and laboratory at CERN in Geneva, the bus and truck MAN factory in Munich and the Airbus assembly plant in Hamburg allowed them glimpses of incredibly large scale projects that will hopefully set a target for them to achieve in the application of their knowledge in South Africa. As our country heads into the SKA project in Carnarvon, we hope that many of our boys will see opportunities for very rewarding careers in a similarly scaled project.

Ogre-Sized LED Set for Wynberg’s Shrek The Musical

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WBHS Newsletter, Monday 16 July 2018

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Wynberg Sport: Holiday Highlights & What's In Store

Monday 16 July 2018: Wynberg sport continued unabated during the cold and wet July holidays with official tours for golf and cricket, while hockey, squash, and rugby proudly showcased individual talent at various interprovincial tournaments held around the country. Nine Wynberg soccer players were part of an invitational tour to the San Marino Cup in Italy, and a number of holiday rugby fixtures were organised around Cape Town.

Our gratitude to the respective sports MICS for sacrificing their time during the mid-year break, and for providing us, below, with a Sports Wrap Up of what our sportsmen achieved on the fields, links, and courts.

Practices, Fixtures, and our Sporting Ethos

Sports practices begin on the first day of school, Tuesday, 17 July, followed by a full round of fixtures during the week ahead. As is the Wynberg Way, all players are expected to support their first teams: once a hockey, squash, rugby, or soccer player has completed his own fixture, he is to change into school uniform to support his 1st team.

With away hockey and rugby matches against Paul Roos Gymnasium on Saturday morning, and in an effort to assist players and their families, we intend organising return bus transport to Stellenbosch. Parents may find this arrangement more convenient than having to bring their sons back at 2 pm upon completion of the 1st XV rugby match. For more information on this initiative, please liaise with our rugby administrator, Mr Christopher Moore, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WBHS Weekly Planner, Week Ending 22 July 2018

Click the image to book tickets online || Follow Wynberg's Shrek The Musical on Facebook

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Monday 16 July

Tuesday 17 JulyStart of Third Term07h45: Tutor08h20: Assembly (Dw)

Wednesday 18 July10h00: Mandela Assembly (In)Ladies' Association Meeting

Thursday 19 July08h00: Grade Meeting08h30: The Wynberg Mile10h00: Assembly (En)10h00: Subject Heads' Meeting10h30: Music Concert for Senior Citizens

Wynberg Soccer & Isimemo SaseKapa, Italy 2018

Wednesday 4 July 2018: Ten months of planning, training, and commitment saw the dream of the Isimemo saseKapa (Cape Invitation) soccer squad sprout wings as the contingent flew out of Cape Town for Italy to compete in the San Marino Cup.

The brainchild of Wynberg Soccer MIC, Roland Rudd, ably assisted by passionate local soccer enthusiasts, the trip in Mr Rudd’s words: “has been a dream of mine - to take local SA soccer talent and showcase our abilities in competition and expose our youth to the best of international skills. I have been clear about my expectations for the players - this is not a holiday, it is a soccer experience and a chance for them to further their talents on European playing fields against top-level opposition.”

The Isimemo saseKapa (Cape Invitation) teams will play Milano FC, Ausonia FC in warm up games and then train at Inter Milan. From there they take part in the San Marino Cup against teams from Germany, Italy, USA, Bangladesh, and Spain amongst others.

The team includes Wynberg’s Jarred Johnson, Matthew Petersen, Phiwe Mentoor, Phindile Ralarala, Lyle Hendriks, Joel Abrahams, Keanu Gelderblom, Sibulele Mlunguza, and Luke Hubbard. The touring squad of 32 players, making up a Red and a Blue team, is led by Wynberg Soccer's Roland Rudd and pro-coach Johno Rossouw, with Paul Roos Gymnasium's head of soccer, Cobus de Beer, and Robinvale's head coach, Lewis Klaasen.

Mr Rudd continues: “Thank you to Wynberg Boys' High School and the management and support staff for the use of the school's facilities, and the enthusiastic assistance given to ensure the invitation team could train and play practice matches.”

Wynberg's Shrek The Musical - Meet the Cast!

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WBHS Newsletter, Friday 22 June 2018

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Wynberg Sports Second Term Wrap - Achievements, Dedication, & Passion

Thursday 21 June 2018: The first half of the winter season delivered well on our pre-season hopes in the months leading up to the first matches of the second term. Rain has fallen with nostalgic regularity, and the results on the fields, astros, and courts have been very pleasing and at times even spectacular.

The hockey boys have played a total of 138 matches so far this season and have won 86 with 12 draws. Not only winning the WP Schools’ League (with a match in hand) for the third season running, the 1st XI achieved the Headmaster’s Triple Crown (which includes wins over the Southern Suburbs, and Grey High) and will be aiming to achieve the Grand Slam in the third term.

Rugby turned the corner after the trauma of 2017. The overall results record: played 140, Won 68 with 4 drawn matches. The 1st XV have been a revelation and have come within 30 points of an unbeaten first half of the season. The Headmaster’s Triple Crown was achieved by the 14A, B, and C rugby teams. It was unlucky for the U15A side to draw the first match against Rondebosch – but they remain nevertheless unbeaten in this mini-competition.

Both rugby and hockey have received provincial recognition which is a credit to the work put in the by coaches and the boys. With 16 Wynberg hockey players receiving WP colours this year, rugby has been provincially rewarded with 2 U18 Craven Week players, 1 Academy player, and 3 U16 players to participate at the Grant Khomo Week. Cricket continues mid-year with 14 Wynberg boys in the winter nets set up, with selection to Provincial sides imminent. The Directors of Sport have certainly been hard at work all year round to ensure that this kind of success is sustainable in the long run. Squash produced mixed results in the senior age groups but the Super League side ended the 1st half well with convincing wins over SACS. The juniors are an exciting bunch and their efforts have been recognised with 4 Grade 8s and one U16 boy selected to represent WP at interprovincial tournaments in the June holidays. The names of all representatives are listed at the end of this report. We are also proud to recognise the Wynberg boys who’ve received higher honours in non-school sports. Soccer has excelled playing 45 matches, winning 29 and registering 5 draws. Soccer MIC, Roland Rudd, is leading a Cape Invitation team to Italy these holidays. They will be playing against Milano FS and Ausonia FC as well as training at Inter Milan, before making their way to take part in the San Marino Cup. The team includes Wynberg’s Jarred Johnson, Matthew Petersen, Phiwe Mentoor, Phindile Ralarala, Lyle Hendriks, Joel Abrahams, Keanu Gelderblom, Sibulele Mlunguza, and Luke Hubbard. Basketball has quietly been going about its business during the winter months with the emergence of a new Winter League. We are sure that the players will reap the rewards of this off-season activity once the summer league begins.

Our golfers head down the Garden Route from 22-25 June to participate in the Cape Schools Week, while our Cricket Colts XI heads off to the Highveld for a tournament at White River. Many boys and staff will head back to school in July feeling less than rested – but there is no rest for those with ambition. It is our intention to improve the support at away matches – even those that are not All In fixtures. We have communicated in previous correspondence that all boys are expected, as a matter of course, to stay after their match and watch their first team – no matter what code they play. We realise that this may be inconvenient for parents but trust everyone will buy into what we are trying to achieve. To make matters easier, we are offering boys the opportunity of traveling by bus to Paul Roos on 21 July. If you wish to book a spot on the bus, the cost is R65. Payments can be made by EFT to the school account using reference code SURNAME PRGBUS.

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