WBHS Weekly Newsletter 22 February – 26 February 2016

On February 27th, 2016, posted in: News, Weekly Newsletters, Weekly Newsletters by


The next boutique musical concert takes place on Thursday 17 March, on campus, at the Nussbaum Theatre, starting at 19h00.
The concert is free, but booking is essential as the venue is fairly small. If you’d like to attend please e-mail wbhssteelbandevening@gmail.com, stating the number of seats which you’d like to reserve. Please collect your tickets at the door between 18h15 and 18h45 on the night of the concert.
This will be a special concert as past pupils will also be performing.
Celtic Festival
This week-end our newly formed Pipe Band will be performing at the Celtic Festival in Knysna.



Thank you to parents who have already provided items or made arrangements to assist the drama production of “Our Country’s Good”. We are still hoping to hear about FABRIC (sand colour cheese-cloth or similar that will be sewn into 4 drops of 4x4m), ROPE (30m, natural looking), Industrial PLASTIC (to cover 8m2), PAINT (to paint on wood: 40 litres of cream & desert colours, 40 litres of black – individual tins would be very welcome!).
Please contact Keenan before 4 March if you can kindly help with any of these items. Thank you! His email address is ktoliphant@gmail.com

Thank you




The 1st and 2nd XI chess sides returned from Bloemfontein on Sunday having competed in the Grey College Annual Schools’ Chess Tournament. The 1st team concluded its tournament in 24th position, while the 2nd team, comprising Maverick Pearson, Matthew Semple, Sikelela Zelanga and Tyler McClure, lost one of five matches to finish third and, in so doing, claim the bronze medal.

Affies travelled to Cape Town last week and played the Wynberg 1st XI; 2nd XI; 15As and 14As. Affies won both u19 matches, with the 15A and 14A games ending in draws.

The big news of the week was Wynberg’s win v the Western Cape Sport School in the semi-final of the WP U19 Knock-out Cup on Monday. The 1st XI will face Bishops in the final at the Vineyard Oval on Tuesday, 01/03/16 for the right to call itself the 2016 Western Province T20 champion school. The match is scheduled to begin at 15:30.

The weekend ahead sees Wynberg compete in derby fixtures v Paarl Boys’. The 15Cs; 15Ds; 14Bs and 14Cs have got proceedings off to a good start care of midweek wins. The 1st XI match will be played in Paarl tomorrow (Saturday). 09:30 start.

Old Boys’ Summer Sport: Thursday, 25/02/16:
Old Boys of all ages returned to their former school to compete against the schoolboys in four cricket contests; three water-polo games and a basketball match.
The Old Boys emerged victorious on the cricket fields and basketball court (a narrow 31-29 win), with the 19A water polo players edging proceedings 10-9.

The annual Inter-house Gala was held at the Wynberg swimming pool at the backend of a beautiful late summer’s afternoon on Tuesday, 23/02/16. Littlewood edged De Villiers and Rhodes to claim the honours. Stand-out individual performances to feature in next week’s report.

Water polo:
Wynberg struggled to get the better of SACS last weekend, losing eight of the 11 matches played. The 19Cs drew 6-6 and the 19Ds and 19Es won 7-1 and 2-1 respectively. The 19As – fresh off a midweek win v the WP Invitation side at the SACS Night Series – lost 1-13.

Clifton College travelled to Cape Town last week and got the better of the Wynberg u15s and 19As.

The weekend ahead will see Wynberg’s teams compete in matches at Reddam and Westerford on Saturday. The 19As play Reddam at 11:30.


Parking in the school’s upper parking lot is available on a first come, first served basis for home rugby matches on Saturdays during the rugby season at R500/bay.

Should anyone wish to have access to one of the bays, they should contact the WBHS Sports Administrator for more details. His email address is rmaclean@wbhs.org.za or he can be reached on the telephone on 021 797 42 47 ext 121.


Fun Facts From Yesteryear
…as told in our annual School Magazines over the years

At the 1975 Founders’ Day speech, Mr Bert Pfuhl “using the contracted name of the school, WBHS, concluded his address by saying that leadership must be wise, brave, happy and sincere”.

Headmaster’s Blog: http://bit.ly/1ZHh5Qw