The January figures for WBHS have been released by MySchool Card and continue to show a healthy increase and support month on month from Wynberg supporters:
Net Supporters: 1312 (Jan 2012: 1158) This is an increase of 13%.
Net Raised: R6 675 (Jan 2012: R5 059) This is an increase of 32%
WE THANK ALL THOSE WHO ARE USING THIS AS A PAINLESS OPTION OF RAISING MONEY FOR THEIR SONâ€™S SCHOOLING.
Mr Eddy was walking round the fields on Tuesday morning with his dog before school. Left over from sports practices the day before, he picked up:
â€˘ Two blazers / cricket helmet / cricket cap / a pair of blue school shorts
â€˘ Two full school bags belonging to two matric boys (how did they do their homework??)
â€˘ Full school uniform (shoes, socks, shirts, tie, shorts)
â€˘ Two second skin tops
â€˘ A pair of sports shoes and socks
â€˘ White shirt
Parents need to have a chat with their sons about money and treesâ€¦â€¦ However, ALL items of clothing should be marked.
Our Cricket teams played against a variety of opposition, but our A teams played against Affies from Pretoria. Our 1st and 14A team lost, our 15A team drew and our 2nd Team won.
Our Waterpolo teams all played Rondebosch. The junior teams struggled, but our senior teams did well with the 1st Team beating Bosch 12-1.
Basketball had a very busy week, playing matches every day this week. The three A teams all beat the International School, while the 16B and 19B beat Bergvliet A teams, but the 14Bs unfortunately just lost to Bergvliet A team. The three B teams also played SACS A teams, but all three teams lost narrowly.
There were two Tennis highlights this week. The 5th team beat Fish Hoek 10-2 and therefore finished the term unbeaten, while the 1st Team beat Rondebosch in the quarterfinals of the league and will now meet SACS in the semifinals.
Good news on the athletic front is that Luthando Siboya was selected to the WP Athletics Team after performing really well in the final round of zonals.
The junior interhouse basketball, cricket and waterpolo were held this week. It was a really fun and exciting morning of sport and all the houses gave of their best. Rhodes managed to beat Littlewood in the cricket final, while De Waal beat De Villiers in the Waterpolo final. The basketball was very closely contested but eventually Littlewood beat De Waal in the final.
On Wednesday the school took on the Old Boys in all the summer sports. All the matches were closely contested with the school giving a really good display against the Old Boys. We hosted two tennis teams, three waterpolo teams, four cricket teams and two basketball teams. It was great to see so many Old Boys returning to play. The highlight of the afternoon was the naming of the cricket pavilion at the Kallis Oval after the ex-headmaster Mr Rowan Algie.
The field and pavilion were established during Mr Algieâ€™s time as headmaster. A number of dignitaries and past captains attended the ceremony and unveiling of the Algie Pavilion. It is a great tribute to a headmaster that did so much for cricket while running the school.
Calvin Amor needs to be congratulated for his lifesaving efforts on the weekend in the WP Life Saving Champs. Calvin won 8 medals and was nominated as the best U19 male competitor.
At assembly on Friday 8th March the problem of violence against women and children in South Africa was highlighted. Wynberg Boys joined a national campaign, together with churches, mosques, other schools and businesses to try to change the situation.
The boys have permission to take part in the â€śPurple Ribbon Campaignâ€ť (in the shape of the Aids ribbon) and wear the ribbons on their blazers till the end of term. These ribbons will be on sale from Monday 18th March at a cost of R5, with funds being donated to Rape Crisis.
All families are invited to attend the annual inter-house plays which take place in the school hall.
Entry is free. On each evening they start at 18h30 and finish at approximately 21h00. Four plays will be presented each night, with an interval after two plays have been performed. During interval tea and coffee will be available as well as a tuck shop.
Monday: Rhodes; de Villiers, Littlewood and Lorie
Tuesday: de Waal; McNaughton; Wellington and van Riebeeck
The plays are chosen and directed by senior boys and are always a lot of fun. The juniors get their chance to shine on stage. Do join us!
S.LINDSAY (HEAD OF CULTURE)
Last Saturday saw the start of â€śSafety Swimmingâ€ť lessons for about 20 pupils from the Fellowship Bible Church Christian School in Ottery.
This year we are fortunate to be using the Wynberg Boysâ€™ Junior School pool, as it is shallow enough for the children to stand. The first lesson went extremely well, with our boys demonstrating skills and their pupils progressing in leaps and bounds.
This yearâ€™s event was extremely well supported, in spite of the Maynardville Carnival and Springfield fair on the same night. 2013 has been our most successful Night of the Stars yet and this is due to the wonderful team work of the organizing committee.
Our sincere thanks to the Grounds men led by Jeremy Petersen for the set-up, breakdown and clean-up of the event, to Kathy Cassells who coordinated all the stalls, Peter Catzavelos for putting together a fantastic musical program, Chris Murcott for the awesome car display, to Cheryl Borchardt and Lynn Lourens for running the bank and Wynbucks, to Neil Eddy and Barry Emms for running the gates and parking and Chris Merrington for wonderful coverage on facebook, but in particular to all the staff and parents that assisted on the night setting up and manning the stalls.
The evening was however only successful because of the support of the family and friends of Wynberg and we look forward to the same support for next yearâ€™s event.
Albeit a late start due to the Inter House Junior Sporting events running slightly over time, an excellent educational experience was had by all. After being dropped off at the kramat (Muslim holy shrine) along Signal Hill Rd, boys descended the seaward side of the mountain into the residential area of Sea Point. Unfortunately the geological divide of Table Mountain and Lionâ€™s Head was not too obvious in the mist, but boys were treated to a refreshing swim at Sea Point Pavilion afterward.
MRS S GORDON (HEAD OF GEOGRAPHY)
The best way to raise positive children in a negative world is to have positive parents who love them unconditionally and who serve as excellent role models â€“ Zig Ziglar
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