WBHS Weekly Newsletter 28 February – 7 March 2014

On March 7th, 2014, posted in: News, Newsletters by


Congratulations to your cricket boys. I feel very proud to be associated with Wynberg High School.
What I saw this year in the team is that they play for one other and there seems to be a good spirit in the team.
I would have like to have joined the team on their trip to Pretoria!



Wynberg is hosting the National Boys’ School Conference from 13th to 15th March. Nearly two hundred delegates from all round the country will be attending. The theme of the conference is: New Wine in New Skins.

For those who are interested in reading up about the events and the international speakers who are addressing the conference, the Conference social media contacts are:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBSC.SA.Conference

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBHSIBSC

Conference Website: http://bit.ly/1dZMWDX




As you are probably all aware by now, we are hosting the International Boys’ School Conference from Thursday 13 March to Saturday 15 March. We will therefore not be able to offer any academic classes on Friday 14 March because a number of staff are involved in the conference and a number of classrooms are being used for the conference. However, we have set up an alternative programme for the day which will involve most of the boys and all the senior Grades will have an assignment/worksheet to complete at home on Friday. The programme for the day is outlined below:

Grade 8 Geography Excursion (see circular for details and specific times))
Grade 9 Technology Excursion (see circular for details and specific times)
Grade 10 Senior Inter-House Sport (09h00 – 12h00) (boys who are not involved do not have to come to school)
English Assignment to be completed at home
Grade 11 Senior Inter-House Sport ((09h00 – 12h00) (boys who are not involved do not have to come to school)
Afrikaans / Xhosa Assignment to be completed at home
Grade 12 Senior Inter-House Sport (09h00 – 12h00) (boys who are not involved do not have to come to school)
Maths / Maths Lit Assignment to be completed at home



We are really excited that one of the conference speakers from New Zealand, Celia Lashlie, has agreed to stay on and speak at a public meeting for parents and anyone else who is serious about raising boys to worthwhile young men. She is outstanding and no parent should miss her presentation.

Bookings through Computicket.



2014 marks a return to a ‘straight’ play after a two year run of Musicals. The play – entitled The Dragon – was written by Russian playwright Evgeny Shvarts and has all the ingredients for a great evening of entertainment: dragons, heroes and villains, some humour, a budding romance plus pretty girls and handsome men! Lighting and special effects will add to the visual impact of this production – don’t miss it!! Our own Mrs Filinova-Bruton is directing.

The play runs from 24-27 March 2014 and costs R50 for adults and R30 for scholars. A complimentary ticket is available for all Wynberg Boys in the Library with effect from 10 March. All boys are reminded that attendance at one of the performances is compulsory.

Booking for everyone else opens on Wednesday, 5 March 2014; tickets are on sale in the Library at 2nd break or from Mrs Stokell at WGHS. Alternatively, parents may email Mrs Rogers for tickets at progers@wbhs.org.za providing that payment is made within 24 hours. This can either be an EFT paid to the school (with a reference) or a cash payment, posted into the safe in the foyer in a clearly labelled envelope. The best possible seats will then be booked for you.

Remember- the sooner you book, the better your seats will be!



After months of planning and organising our Night of the Stars held last Friday, was a great success. Thank you to all for your generous time, contributions, donations and attendance at our Night of the Stars. All credit to WBHS Parents, boys and families for going that extra mile. We are still reconciling our financials to get to our final figure. Containers / loan items are collectable from foyer over the next few days. Thank you once again.

Congratulations to our Motor Mia Beretta Scooter winner: Ms Lynn White.




Cricket: Over the weekend our cricket teams took on Paarl Boys High. The 1st made 153 all out. Paarl Boys looked set for the victory needing only 20 runs to win with 7 wickets in hand. The 1st team put in a real gutsy performance toppling over the final 7 wickets for just 17 runs. Special congratulations to Nicholas Cable in the 14D team who took 5 / 12 – including a hat-trick.

On Wednesday the 1st cricket team took on Paul Roos in the regional final of the Coca Cola T20 at Boland Park. Paul Roos made 84/9. Wynberg batted second scoring 87/5 and won the match by 5 wickets. Wynberg will now go on to represent the Cobras franchise at Nationals in Pretoria next weekend.

Swimming: On Wednesday our swimming team took part in the annual Newlands Gala. The atmosphere was abuzz and the competition was tough. The swimming team ended 5th overall on the evening.

Athletics: On Monday our athletes took part in the Zonal Champs. All of our athletes made it through to Western Province champs for all of their events. Western Province Champs for U15, U17 and U19 will be at the Bellville Velodrome today and tomorrow. We wish all of our athletes the best of luck.

Water Polo: The 1st team had three games this week:
St Andrews Grahamstown: 5 – 10
Rondebosch: 7 – 6
Reddam: 5 – 4.
This result secured their semi-final spot in the Mazinter Cup where we will be taking on Bishops in the Semi-final on Wednesday the 12th at Newlands Aquatics Centre.

Chess: 1st team lost to Pinelands ½ – 3½.

Basketball: On Wednesday the 1st, 16A and 14A teams took on Bishops and completed a clean sweep winning all 3 games.
Our 1st Basketball team will be playing against WCSS in the semi- final of the Top Schools Tournament at CPUT, the Zonnebloem campus today at 18h30. Basketball is growing. Only two years ago, we just had 3 basketball teams. On Tuesday we took 8 teams out to Settlers to compete across the board.

Tennis: On Wednesday our 1st team played their last match for the season in the Southern / Northern suburbs play-off match against Durbanville. The 1st team went down to Durbanville and ended the season 6th in the Western Cape.

Argus Cycle Tour: We have a number of staff, boys and parents cycling in the Argus on Sunday. We wish them all a successful ride.

Sailing: Our sailors will be in action again at Zeekoeivlei over the weekend.

Inter House Sport for seniors: On Friday the 14th March the houses will be taking each other on in Cricket, Basketball, Water Polo and Tennis. This will take place at 09h00. The boys need to report to the respective venues in their full house kit (as decided beforehand).

Sport for juniors (Grade 8-10): Our Sport Policy requires all boys to play both a summer and winter activity. In winter months boys need to choose between rugby and hockey. Please note that gym does not count as a school sport. Any variations in this policy must be discussed with the Director of Sport,
Mr Rudd.



On Thursday 30 of our top academic achievers (all those who aimed for and achieved an 80% average – what we call a D MPL) were treated to a special lunch at the Bill Bowden Pavilion.

Due recognition was given to these hard working lads when Mr Aaron, the guest speaker, encouraged them to continue working hard and to reach for their dreams.



On Thursday evening five of our subject Heads received certificated from the WCED for outstanding matric results in the 2013 exams.

Congratulations must go to: English (Mr Emms); Economics (Mr Engelbrecht); Afrikaans (Mrs Spammer); EGD (Mr Rudd) and Music (Mr Botha).

Mr Richardson also received a prize on behalf of the school for our overall excellent results.



Congratulations to Rhodes and van Riebeeck House for each making 90 loaves of bread into sandwiches, during the last two weeks, for the Wynberg Night Shelter. This was a fantastic effort which is much appreciated. Wellington will be the last house to make their sandwiches on Wednesday the 12th March.



A special meeting for music students in Grades 8-12, with their parents will be held in D31 on Wednesday the 12 March at 5.30 pm. The reason for the meeting is to inform everybody about an opportunity to attend a Music Festival in Beijing in July 2015.



There are 46 parking bays in the front area of the school which are available to ‘the public’ at a cost of R500 per bay.

You may purchase the right to use a bay when there is rugby at WBHS is through the Sports Administrator, Rob MacLean (email: rmaclean@wbhs.org.za).
The purchase of bays is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.



CLUB 175

Thank you to all our Club 175 investors, who were part of our first draw at Night of the Stars.
Congratulations to the following Monthly investor winners:
Mr Errol Martin: R5000 who has generously donated it back to WBHS Supera Moras Trust account
Mrs Janet Hodkin: R2500
Mrs Lynn Tolsma: R1250
Mrs K van der Westhuizen: R750
Mr Roland Rudd: R500 Attendance prize

2016 is the year Wynberg Boys’ High School turns 175 years old and in line with this significant milestone, we have started the Club 175 where monthly invested money will be used toward the 175 celebrations. This Club is open for anyone to join. A monthly contribution of R175-00 via EFT or stop order(renewable annually) or the option of paying R2000 for the year, into our Supera Moras Trust Fund, makes a member eligible for the monthly draw and prizes mentioned above. To join Club 175 please email Sharon Bing sbing@wbhs.org.za or Jeanette Muller jmuller@wbhs.org.za Next draw will take place in April, date to be confirmed via this newsletter and investors via email.



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