Headmaster’s Blog: ‘Supera Moras’ takes many forms


Wynberg Boys' High School Headmaster's Blog, No 64

Proud Wynberg Staff pictured at Matric Results announcement (L-R) Messrs Rodney Inglis, Larry Moser, Peter Murison, Mrs Geraldine van der Westhuizen and Mr Ben Thompson

“I found the atmosphere while waiting to hand the Matric results to the boys on January 6th energising. As I stood on the steps at the front of the school waiting for the magic hour of 12:00 to arrive, animated and lively chatter was occupying the various groups.  It was interesting to note how many boys were wearing their recently acquired Old Boys’ ties which went well with the solicitously cultivated facial hair. This was all proudly sported –  as were a variety of earrings and studs.  While there was clearly an edge of worried tension in the air, there was no mistaking the excitement, the nervous energy and, in m-o-s-t cases, an anticipatory eagerness.  As is customary amongst boys at times like these of anxiety and apprehension, jokes and chirps were flowing.  One particular rugby player was having his leg pulled about what a great impact he would have on the First Team for the third year running.  Someone else remarked that a second year in matric was not necessarily a disaster as he could spend the year planning a sensational Plett Rage.  Such is the mask that adolescents use to hide insecurity.”

Read Mr Richardson’s full article here