WBHS Weekly Newsletter 8 – 15 May 2015



On Friday 8 May our concert band, under the baton of Peter Catzavelos, travelled to Stellenbosch to participate in a prestigious concert at Stellenbosch University’s Endler Theatre. They played extremely well and had the opportunity to listen to bands from Stellenbosch University as well as other schools.

Our annual Choir Festival, organised by Brian Botha, was held in in the City Hall on Thursday 14 May. Several schools participated as well as the UCT Jazz band. The quality of music was outstanding, with items well- rehearsed and innovative. At the end of the evening the choirs all joined together to sing “Battle Hymn of the Republic” which ended the evening on a high note.



There is another opportunity to listen to our talented musicians on Monday 25 May in the Clegg Hall where bands from the four schools in our campus join together. The evening is always uplifting and very well supported. Tickets cost only R10 and can be bought in the front foyer at lunch break every day next week. No tickets will be sold at the door.




The Grey Weekend, as expected, dominated last week’s headlines. Looking forward: hockey competes against DF Malan this weekend with the 1st team completing proceedings under lights at the Wynberg Astro at 19:15 this evening. Wynberg’s rugby sides host Strand tomorrow with a scheduled 12:20 1st XV kick-off in place.


Grey Derby Weekend: Thursday, 07 May 2015 – Saturday, 09 May 2015

A jam-packed and thoroughly enjoyable 48 hours featuring a myriad activities between Wynberg and Grey and large crowds offering support to both schools was brought to a close late of Saturday afternoon care of the 1st XV referee’s full-time whistle on Hawthornden. The 1st XV fixture proved to be a game of attrition with Head of Rugby, Mike Engelbrecht, likening it to a test match. Wynberg was in the game at 20-23 with fewer than 10 minutes remaining. Two late penalties and a drop-goal did, however, seal a 20-32 victory for Grey. The 1st XV result mirrored what had been a tough day at the office with a number of rugby sides falling just short of victory. Well done to the 4th XV and the 15Bs for recording hard-fought wins. Hockey, too, struggled with the 16Bs; 16Cs; 16Es and 14Ds winning their games. The 1st team and 16As registered 1-1 draws under lights on the Friday evening in front of a crowd described by the Headmaster as the largest he had seen at the Astroturf. Wynberg’s chess players and surfers emerged victorious, with Grey taking the honours in cross-country, golf, squash and tennis.


Results aside, the weekend afforded opportunities to renew long-standing friendships between two like-minded institutions and, judging from the enthusiastic support on both Friday night and Saturday afternoon at the Astro and Hawthornden respectively, proved an outstanding success with regards uniting the school. Wynberg looks forward to the return leg in Port Elizabeth in a little under a year’s time.



Results for the third league race of the season – hosted by Table View – have been ratified. The u14 cross-country team was joined by members of the 14D hockey side who ran as part of their weekly ‘spanbou’ sessions. It was pleasing to note that Wynberg ultimately secured five of the top 10 placings within the U14 race.



Timothy Meyer:                     2nd                  

Luke Meyer:                          5th                        

Dillon Sibanda:                     7th                     

Ben van Huyssteen:               8th          

Wesley Grenfell:                    9th                



James Thompson: 1st           



Spencer Luck:                       2nd                     



Oliver Kopp:                          2nd                       



The Wynberg 17A side defeated Paul Roos 3-2 in an entertaining affair on Oude Wijnberg on Saturday, 08/05/15. The 19As began well against the same-said opposition care of a brace by Dylan Edwards ahead of fading somewhat during the latter stages of the game to lose 2-3.



We are now just over two months away from Wynberg’s first White Rhino trail, a five days walking tour through the heart of the Umfolozi Game reserve in KwaZulu Natal. We have found ourselves in a position where we have enough boys to fill one group, and if there are sufficient boys who would still like to go, we could form a second group. The cost of the trail is R8700 per boy, and includes air fare. The trail will be from the 15 – 20 July 2015.


If any boys in Grade 10 – 12 would like to go on the trail, please contact Mr Julian Taylor (jtaylor@wbhs.org.za.





Headmaster’s Blog: http://kcr-keithrichardson.blogspot.com