WBHS Weekly Newsletter 30 November – 7 December 2012

On December 7th, 2012, posted in: Archive, News, Newsletters by


 It has been a most worthwhile last week of term as the boys have had an excursion with their houses, enjoyed a social sports day with WGHS girls – playing a variety of sports, and  competed fiercely in an Interhouse Cultural Day.

 After a hectic term of exams, it was a relaxing and enjoyable way of finishing off the year.



 The second last day of the school year is traditionally an Interhouse Cultural Day. Thanks to some excellent planning and preparation by the House Prefects, the standard of performances this year was exceptional and the bar has definitely been raised for the houses in 2013. In fact the standard was so high that in all three categories positions were shared among the top 3.

 The first category was the Interhouse skits. Each house was given 10 minutes to prepare an advert. The acting and initiative shown this year was outstanding. The judges could not separate De Waal and Rhodes who tied for first place, with Lorie taking up third position.

 The singing was of an exceptional standard this year and every house deserved to win the competition. A lot of planning had gone into the singing and all eight houses were thoroughly entertaining. The judges eventually decided that De Waal was the best for their rendition of Jerusalem, with Littlewood and Lorie sharing second place. Littlewood did a medley of songs,  while Lorie performed Stimela.

 The Trivial Pursuit afternoon has become very popular and the Fish Bowl was packed with each house entering a junior and a senior team. The boys were challenged with all kinds of questions from questions about Wynberg, sport, music, movies, literature to identifying clips from movies and adverts. De Villiers eventually won the closely contested competition with De Waal and Littlewood coming joint second.



 There will be no printed newsletter in the reports this term as the Online Magazine has taken over this function.  This magazine will go out during the course of next week.



 Our 14B Waterpolo team took part in a tournament held at Pinelands in which they competed against all the co-ed school A teams. They beat Groote Schuur, Camps Bay, Westerford and the Pinelands academy to eventually reach the final. Unfortunately they lost 2-3 to Pinelands in the final.

 Sean Bradley, our number one golfer in the school, won the Mowbray Men’s Open on the weekend. This is an outstanding achievement for a school boy.



 I would like to wish all our cricketers and polo players who are participating in the inter-provincial tournaments in the holidays all the best. We hope that you do your province and your school proud.

 Our 1st XI will be playing a number of matches during the holidays. On 13, 14 and 17 December they will be participating in an international cricket festival being held at Bishops, while from 11 to 14 January, they will be competing in the inaugural Cape Cricket Festival being held in Paarl.

Our Under 15A Cricket team will be participating in the Somerset College Festival during the same time period, while our new under 14 training squad will be having a cricket camp.

 Our 14A, 15A and 1st Team Waterpolo players will also be working hard during the holidays and will be having a training camp from 7 to 11 January.



 Parents are again reminded that report envelopes may be collected (and signed for) in the school foyer from 07h00 on Tuesday 10 December. 

Matric results come out on Thursday 3 January 2013 and may be collected from the school at 12h00.

 Teachers return on Monday 14 January 2013, new boys report in on Tuesday15 January at 08h00 with the rest of the school returning to start at 07h45 on Wednesday 16 January 2013.



 2012 has been a most successful year in the life of this school.  All four pillars can take immense pride in what has been achieved in their areas.  We thank everyone who has been involved and added value – pupils, teachers, parents, Old Boys.  We wish all our Wynberg families a happy and restful holiday. 

May you all enjoy the down time with your families and have a Blessed Christmas.


Quote of the Week

 Let your light shine, because in doing so, you unconsciously give permission for everyone else to do the same.

 Mr Richardson, echoing the well-known quote of Nelson Mandela, in today’s Final Assembly.  He used it to thank the School for their contribution to the success of the year.


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