WBHS Weekly Newsletter 5 – 12 June 2015



All boys in the Vocal Ensemble entered in the Solo Singing section of the Cape Town Eisteddfod. For the first time, every boy received a Diploma which is the highest possible award. The adjudicator commented that “there must be something in the water at Wynberg Boys’ High” for the overall standard to be so high. Congratulations to our soloists, as well as Mr Botha and Mr Oliphant.

 In addition, results of the Drama Eisteddfod are coming through and the Creative Advert was once again awarded a Diploma. Well done to the boys who participated.



On Saturday 6 June, our Jazz Band performed once again at this prestigious concert at the Baxter Theatre, together with other leading school bands. The band has performed consistently well this year and now look forward to going on tour to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in July.




Wynberg’s sportsmen will experience a rare ‘breather’ this weekend with no hockey or rugby fixtures scheduled due to the Youth Day long weekend. It will, however, be business as usual in a week’s time with the traditional and much-anticipated end-of-term derby fixtures v SACS on the horizon.

The 2015 Western Province age-group squads were named on Monday. Congratulations to the following 15 boys on their respective selections to teams:

Western Province U15:
Chase Hermanus; Brent Johnson; Bonga Makaka; Matthew Mingo; Riaz Paleker; Ebrahiem Samaai

Western Province U17:
Umar Anthony; Josh Breed; Mika Ekstrom; Grant Martin; Thaakier Snyders

Western Province U19:
Tristan de Beer; Jordan Holgate; Dyllan Matthews; Kyle Verreynne

Congratulations are in order for Nick James and Byron Munton who will represent Western Province at the week-long stage race at the Oudtshoorn Youth Festival next month.

The 1st team began its defence of the Western Province u19 Knock-out Cup with an 8-0, first-round victory over Table View on Monday.

The Wynberg staff took to the ‘turf on Thursday evening as it hosted the annual game against its Sweet Valley counterparts. Goals from Mrs Wentworth and Messrs Joubert and Moore proved futile as Sweet Valley pierced the Wynberg defence with seconds remaining to record a hard-fought and highly entertaining 4-3 win in front of an appreciative and enthusiastic crowd. Members from both teams discussed the ins and outs of the game and renewed long-standing friendships care of the post-match function in the Bill Bowden.

Wynberg struggled in Paarl last weekend with all but one of the sides [the 14Ds] returning victorious following endeavours against their much-vaunted Paarl Boys’ counterparts. The 1st XV lost 14-62.

The Wynberg 19A side defeated Reddam 3-0 in a midweek match played on Oude Wijnberg.



We are hosting Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist on Thursday 6 August 2015 at 7pm in the Clegg Hall.

This year, for every ticket sold by the boys, they will receive R30 towards their excursion fund to be used for upcoming tours. This is open to all learners across all pillars, so ALL boys are encouraged to start selling.

We are the only venue in the Southern Suburbs hosting this show next term, so be sure to invite friends and family from all schools.

• Tickets cost R70 (of which R30 goes directly into the learner’s Excursion Fund)
• No reserved tickets, tickets must be paid for and purchased directly from Mrs Muller in the Counselling Centre.
• Make sure your friends purchase directly through you and CLEARLY identify your son as the ticket seller.
• Open to all learners, money goes directly to learner’s personal excursion fund, no cash refunds.
• Unreserved but limited seating – book now!

For further information contact Mrs Muller (jmuller@wbhs.org.za)


Quote – Thoughts on Youth Day:

“What counts in life
Is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others
That will determine the significance of the life we lead.”


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