WBHS Weekly Newsletter 17 – 24 May 2013

On May 24th, 2013, posted in: Archive, News, Newsletters by


Our Rugby teams generally had a good weekend after the tough fixtures the week before against Paarl. Most of the teams played Tygerberg and the majority of the teams won their matches. However the 2nd XV and the 14B were the pick of the teams, both teams playing outstanding rugby. Unfortunately, our 1st XV were far too careless and allowed Tygerberg to score tries against the run of play to beat us 36-39.

Our Hockey teams played Fairmont on Friday evening and also mostly enjoyed a successful set of results. The 1st Team were made to work hard by a gutsy Fairmont team, but we eventually won 3-1. The Fairmont 16A team surprised Wynberg and we ended up losing that match, but we did win the others.

The WP Hockey Teams were announced this week and Wynberg was well represented in these teams.
WP U18A: R Mc Kinley, D vd Mescht, Q Dreyer, T Welsh, R Crowe, C Botha
WP U18B: C Gouws, G Briton
WP U16A: G Ramsay, S Samaai, C February
WP U16B: A Ncgwabe

Our X-Country runners took part in a league race in Table View. The following boys managed to secure places in the Top 10: Byrone Prince (4th) and Vincent Warrin (8th) in the U14 age group, Brandon Keeling (1st) and Camerine van Niekerk (3rd) in the U16 age group, Bongo Pangwa (3rd) and Joshua Meyer (8th) in the U19 age group.

Our three golf teams all lost their matches. The 1st team lost 1-5 to Reddam, the 2nd Team lost 1-5 to RAGA and the 3rd Team lost to Milnerton.



On Thursday evening we held the annual Trivial Pursuit Fundraiser. It was very well attended with more than 30 tables competing and over 300 people. It was once again a really fun and social evening, although a lot left very frustrated at not getting those answers that were on the tip of their tongue.
Mr Hewett’s table managed first place beating Mr De Mink’s table (an ex-Wynberg teacher), who came second. Thank you to all those parents and friends of Wynberg who supported the event.




This week, our annual Science EXPO saw our hall filled with Grade 10 and 11 Science projects. The projects covered a wonderful range of interests, from the flight mechanics of Ornithopters to the effect of rock music on rats. It was fantastic to see the boys passionately explaining the results of their experiments to the judges. It was clear that in general, the young scientists had chosen to research something that was in their areas of interest, and this generally reflected in a very high standard of projects. A huge thanks must go to our Science teachers and congratulations to the boys on their innovative contributions to science.





A workshop was held for 60 rugby players on Thursday and run by an Education Officer from SAIDS. As Wynberg Boys’ High has signed up as a school committed to steroid free sportsmen, it was necessary for this process to happen.

• The boys were told about the dangers of being caught using steroids and the process involved in the actual testing procedure.
• The ethics of sport were discussed as this is the important backbone to avoiding steroid usage.
• Any player at inter-provincial or national level of sporting codes that fall under SAIDS could be tested in and out of season under their sporting codes.
It is important that these boys educate themselves as to what are legal substances, particularly in terms of medication.
• The rugby coaches were given a list of banned substances where this can be checked out and it is also available on the SAIDS web site.
• The school can nominate a player for testing if there is reasonable suspicion of steroid usage and SAIDS, under the auspices of the World anti-doping association (WADA), will do the necessary testing. Further education will happen for other sporting codes in time as the school is deeply committed to playing sport in an ethically correct way.





Don’t miss our annual ‘Fund-Raising’ Dance on Saturday 1 June – dance the winter chill away with ‘Fully Covered’ at WBHS’ Winter Wonderland Dance.
10 people per table, R100 per person

Book your tickets by emailing Jeanette Muller jmuller@wbhs.org.za or contacting reception 021 7974247.




Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.

                                                                                                                                                                                   William Haley


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