Weekly Newsletter 16 – 23 March 2012

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Term reports will be handed to your sons after the final assembly today, Friday 23rd March.  Boys who still owe a detention must fulfil this obligation first and then they will receive their reports after their detention is finished.

The following inserts and circulars are in the Report Envelope: 

    • Academic Report
    • Term 1 Newsletter
    • Circular 25: Report explanation
    • Circular 26: Online Family Portal explanation (new students)
    • Student Disciplinary report (Term 1)
    • Student Academic Merit report (Term 1)
    • Circular 27: Grade 8 boys – House Building
    • Flyer from Makro
    • Circular 28: The Wynberg Marketing Way



The Matric Dance Committee has been hard at work for the past couple of months under the guidance of Mrs Spammer. They constantly look for ideas outside of the box to guarantee a splendid night for the matrics! This year, for the first time, there was a function held at Wynberg before the luxury busses departed for the “surprise” venue which allowed the boys to present themselves and their beautiful partners to a packed hall of friends and family members as they strolled down the red carpet. The function was a huge success and certainly set the tone for the rest of the evening. 

The boys and their partners then hopped on the luxury busses which took them to Suikerbossie Restaurant perched on the mountain above Llandudno beach. The dance committee had once again outdone themselves and made sure the inside of the restaurant was fit for royalty! The décor and food was outstanding. The guests were entertained by a professional dance duo, a mime and fire dancers before Mr and Mrs Richardson, along with Nick Martin, Riaan O’Neil and their partners, opened up the dance floor which was quickly flooded with hundreds of couples keen to show off the dance moves they had learnt from Mr Crombie during the term. 

The matrics behaved like fine young Wynberg men and they confirmed it was a night they will not forget! 

Justin Van Winkel



Boys from our African Society will be on the Hectic Nine9 show on SABC2 between 4 and 5pm today, Friday 23rd March.



More than 3000 Easter Eggs were donated this year for our Easter Egg Drive. These will be distributed to needy children in Cape Town. Thank you very much indeed to every family who contributed to this Service Drive.



Our 15A Cricket team played Fairmont in the final of the WP U15 T20 Knock Out after beating SACS in the semifinal.  We won convincingly by 8 wickets making us the WP under 15 champions and it was the 6th time we have won it in the last 10 years. 

Next Friday 30 March SA plays India in a one-off T20 match at the Wanderers to honour Jacques Kallis. Jacques has invited Robin Kriel, one of our 1st XI cricketers to the match to represent Wynberg. Robin will be travelling up to the game with Mr Richardson.  Robin has also recently been awarded a Jacques Kallis Scholarship.



Our 1st XV left for Ireland yesterday on a four match tour. They will be there for 10 days. We are pleased to announce that Old Boy, Liam Brown, who matriculated in 1996 and went to Ireland to play rugby, has consented to give a ‘blow by blow’ scoring on Facebook Rugby, with commentary where possible, of the tour opening match. They play the following matches on tour:

    • Saturday 24 March               Methodist College Belfast
    • Monday 26 March                 Portadown
    • Wednesday 28 March          R.S. Armagha
    • Friday 30 March                    Limivady



All our A teams participate in the Nomads Hockey Festivals over the holidays. These are festivals attended by the top 10 hockey schools in the country. Our under 14s travel to Jeppe Boys’ High in Johannesburg, our 16As to Grey PE and our First Team to Selborne in East London. We wish these three teams all the best for these very prestigious, but tough festivals.



Practices will commence on the first day next term. We play hockey and rugby against Rondebosch on the first weekend of term and therefore only have a four day week to prepare for these matches. It is therefore vital that all boys attend practices from the start of next term. All squash players have to attend trials on at least two of the days in the first week.


Congratulations to one and all on another record breaking Night of the Stars.  Record attendance and record proceeds (final count still on).  Innovative events included highly popular rolling ball pond and Battle of the DJ’s culminating in a visit of our very own Jack Parrow. 

Our sincere thanks go to ALL who contributed to this wonderful event.  Firstly the performers from Wynberg and surrounding schools whose polished performances soon chased away the afternoon light rain.  Secondly thanks to all the food stall owners and managers as well as those who supplied and manned the activities including the ever popular Rodeo Bull. 

All school committees’ and the Wynberg community co-operated so amiably. The willing parents, the staff (both academic and support staff) and the gentlemen of Wynberg:  the Old Boys, the security services and the Wynberg Wheels.  Thanks also to those who contributed books, clothes and White Elephants! 

My special thanks to Jeanette Muller who led the army of willing parents to make the event possible and Cheryl Smith both of whom were tireless in their efforts. 

Finally thanks to our long suffering neighbours, yet again, for supporting us. 

Well done to all! 

Brian Wakeling – Business Manager