WBHS Weekly Newsletter 19 – 26 June 2015

 

HEADMASTER’S TERMLY NEWSLETTER

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S.E.E.D (SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY)

On Thursday 25 June, the boys had the opportunity to interact with some of Cape Town’s start-up and established Social Entrepreneurs. The day was created in partnership with Laura Bergh, a professional in Sustainability Leadership and Research.

Our Grade 10,11 and 12 learners attended 3 sessions each led by one of the dynamic and innovative team of 17 social entrepreneurs. The key message
is that “doing good, can be good business”, and the boys experienced how this group of social entrepreneurs are solving some of our social and environmental dilemmas.

The day ended with a lively, and sometimes controversial panel discussion, followed by a music concert featuring “Morning, Ms Dednam”, a band from Stellenbosch University.

This certainly was a day which we know will reframe how we as a school community view our responsibility to social and environmental sustainability!

 

MATRIC INVIGILATOR

Two Matric Invigilators are needed for the September Matric Exam and the end of year Matric Exams. The candidates need to be male and may not be
• under 25 years of age or older than 65 years of age
• a relative of a candidate writing the 2015 examination

If anyone is interested please contact Glenda Hepworth on email glenda@wbhs.org.za.

 

SPORTS

Wynberg/SACS Derby Weekend: 19/06/15 – 20/06/15
Wynberg’s hockey teams concluded the Term 2 winter sports’ season in style care of dominant performances against SACS in which 12 of the 13 fixtures played were won by Wynberg. The 1st team recorded an entertaining 2-2 draw on Friday evening.

The rugby sides did not fair quite as well, with the 14A’s 24-5 win proving the highlight of the weekend. The 15As lost 5-24; the 16As 3-10; the 2nd XV 17-21 and the 1st XV 5-22 in a televised game on Supersport.

Inter-house winter sport:
Senior and junior inter-house hockey, rugby and squash fixtures were played on Tuesday and Thursday respectively. Littlewood claimed top honours in both senior hockey and rugby, defeating Lorie and MacNaughton in the respective finals. Littlewood defeated Rhodes to add the junior hockey crown to its trophy cabinet and, for good measure, beat Wellington in the final of the junior rugby to complete the hockey-rugby clean-sweep. De Waal bucked the trend to emerge victorious in the squash competition.

Chess:
The fixtures for the term concluded last week with the following league positions (and promotions) confirmed:

1st team: 4th in the A-league
2nd team: 1st in the B-league and automatic promotion to the A-league
3rd team: 5th in the B-league
4th team: 2nd in the E-league
5th team: 1st in the F-league and automatic promotion to the E-league

Sailing:
Wynberg’s sailors continued their rich vein of form care of performances on Sunday, 21/06/15 at the SailPro Team Racing Inter-schools’ Regatta held at the Imperial Yacht Club at Zandvlei. Tertiary institutions were permitted to enter teams too. The Wynberg team, comprising Calvin Gibbs, Nicholas Faraday, Christopher Farqhuar, Michael Hardy and Arin and Dylan Long, advanced to the final to face a much older CPUT team. CPUT took ultimate honours with Wynberg claiming bragging rights as the premier sailing school in Cape Town for the second year in succession.

Holiday sport:
There are a host of Wynberg boys competing at inter-provincial tournaments held at venues across the country during the holidays.

24 Wynberg hockey players will represent Western Province teams during the course of the holidays. Che February heads to Bloemfontein with the
WP 18A team to compete against the schoolboy ‘cream of the crop’ from the other provinces and regions of South Africa, while Abenathi Botha, Wade Dollman, Callen Heynes and Chase Lourens travel to Durban with the WP16A team.

Dale Honeyman will represent the WP 19A squash team at the inter-provincials in Cape Town, while Matthew Lambrick and Nathan Van Der Westhuyzen travel to Bloemfontein with the WP U16 squash team.

Cricket, too, despite being the middle of winter, will be well represented by Wynberg boys during July. Kyle Verreynne is off to KZN to compete for
SA u19 in a seven-match ODI series against Bangladesh while Umar Anthony will spend 07/07 and 08/07 at Boland Park honing his skills as a member of
a Cricket South Africa u17 training camp.

Term 3: the first week back:
Wynberg’s sportsmen will hit the ground running come the first week of next term. The 1st hockey side competes in the Cape Town International Hockey Festival; the Wynberg Mile is to be run on Tuesday, 21/07/15; hockey and rugby sides host Leys School from Cambridge and the week culminates with rugby fixtures against Paarl Gym.

CULTURAL TOURS TO GRAHAMSTOWN

Best wishes to our Jazz and Steel Bands who are travelling to Grahamstown during the holiday.
They will be accompanied by Mr Hellaby, Mr Oliphant and Mr Catzavelos. Apart from showcasing their musical talent to a wide audience, they will also have the opportunity to experience a variety of Cultural events at the National Arts Festival.

 

WORLD CHALLENGE TRIP TO VIETNAM
Eight Wynberg boys accompanied by Mr Warren Grobler will be embarking on the journey of their lives, the World Challenge to Vietnam.

The challengers will have to organise their own food, accommodation and transport in the foreign land accompanied by a World Challenge expedition
leader.They will embark on a five day hike and assist at a community language centre and essentially give back to the community because as the old saying goes ‘service is the rent we pay for our place on earth …’

JARROD WHITSON

 

USA TOUR

The following boys will be travelling to the USA from 4 -16 July on an Economics and History tour.

Tevin Petersen Liam Arendse Nicholas Moss Tristan Langridge Bevan Sasman Connor Jacobs
Aidan Brice Alex Pickering Stefan Langehoven Ethan Fellies Jonathan Petersen Thandizo Chigona
Ryan Gedult

Mr Engelbrecht will be accompanying them to Boston, Washington and New York. Highlights of the tour include visits to the Smithsonian, Google, Salesforce, Salem, Massachussets (famous for its witch hunts), a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park and a meeting with Wynberg old boys.
There are also numerous guided tours of all the historical sites in these iconic cities.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 4TH TERM

13/10 Matric Evening at 17h30
16/10 Valedictory & Prize Giving
21/10 New Parents Evening
22/10 Jacques Kallis Tribute Dinner
26/10 Matric Exams start
27/10 Parent Budget meeting
28/10 Old boys Music Concert in AMC
4/11 Matric Parents & Friends of Wynberg Thank You function
6/12 Carol Service
9/12 School Closes

 

Quote

 

‘If a turtle is to move forward, it has to stick its neck out. I am sticking my neck out by standing as prefect.’

One of the Grade 11’s standing for Cultural Prefect in his speech to the boys. Clearly he understands that courage is needed if he is to move forward in life.

 

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