Weekly Newsletter 11 – 18 September 2015

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All Grade 12’s will be having classes during the last week of term.(i.e. after the long weekend)

There are two study sessions, 08h00-10h00 and 10h30-12h30. The first session will always be ENG / AFR / MAT with the grade 12 classes rotating over the days and the second session will be PSCI / LSCI / IT / ECO / HIS / ACC. Not all subjects are offered as staff are away.
All matrics are required to attend.




The 2016 Prefect Body was once again hard at work on Monday afternoon, undertaking their first in a series of Leadership Development Workshops. Ranging from ‘The key features of successful public speaking’ to ‘The Characteristics of Leading in the 21st Century’, the sessions greatly interested the boys who showed enthusiasm and emerging talent throughout the afternoon! Successful leadership does not just happen and, with input from Mr Veitch, Mr de Waal, Mr Moser and Mr Richardson, Wynberg’s youngest group of school leaders are already well on their way to becoming the fine leaders we know they can be.




On 17 September 2015 the Grade 10 Visual art students went to the Iziko National Gallery, in the City bowl. Their outing started with a walk in the Company gardens and then into the gallery where they were met by Philippa Coleman our facilitator for the morning. The boys were given time to take in some of the incredible artwork, in particular Jane Alexanders Butcher boys made a huge impact on them. Worksheets were handed out and the boys then were led through the Irma Stern exhibition. The worksheet was an interactive one which kept them very busy the entire time. They had a quick lunch in the gardens and then it was back to the gallery for a viewing of the thought provoking photographic exhibition by Jody Bieber – and then it time to return to school. Our young men did us proud, they wore their uniform pride and their manners were top notch.




After practicing on chanters for nine months, our Pipers received their bagpipes from Scotland two weeks ago. They were asked to be ready to play ‘Amazing Grace’ in assembly by Thursday 17th September.

They were amazing and the school sang lustily with them.

This is what one of their coaches, Peter Mouton, said in an email to the parents of the boys:

All I can say about this afternoon is………………..WOW !!!!

What you young men achieved today went way beyond any expectation. You have all worked so hard and done so well in such a short space of time to make this all come true. Your playing together as a team in public, in front of your peers, was nothing short of phenomenal.

This may sound silly and stupid, but in all my 38 years of piping, what you guys did today counts among one of the top highlights in my piping life.



Our night school – CWESI CLC – offers adult literacy and numeracy classes Monday to Wednesday from six thirty until eight thirty during school terms.
CWESI is now registering for the Revised Senior Certificate for adults – 2015-16 – who missed getting their Matrics earlier in their lives – Monday to Wednesday as well.
A new course is being offered as well: ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS. Call the school – (021) 7974247 for more information.




The Gaming Society will be hosting its annual LAN over the upcoming long weekend. About 100 people will take part from 26 to 27 September. Various tournaments and competitions will be held, with prizes. Tickets vary from R80 to R100. For more information, see wbhslan.weebly.com




Wynberg Boys’ High School held its Annual Rugby Referees’ Dinner on Wednesday at Bill Bowden Pavilion. All the Wnyberg referees were accompanied by , in most cases both, parents, and Messrs. Richardson, van Schalkwyk, Rudd, Engelbrecht, and Eddy were invited by the boys to join them. Mr RJ Theunissen, from Sweet Valley was the invited Guest Speaker, and he spoke of his own refereeing experiences and offered words of wisdom, encouragement and congratulations to the group present. The Headmaster congratulated the Society on the leadership and commitment shown.

Tristan Moore and Daryn van Heerden were joint MC’s running the evening and providing the 2015 report: one reflecting great progress and success. Wynberg boys controlled over 100 Inter-schools matches (mainly high school) in 2015, and three Sevens events. The outlook for 2016 is immensely positive.

Presentations were made to:
Most enthusiastic Assistant Referee: Ahmad Booley
Best Assistant Referee, and Most Improved Referee: Marco Lloyd
Most Promising Referee: Rogan Wiget-Beattie
Referee of the Year: Tristan Moore
Wynberg Top Referee 2015: Daryn van Heerden

It was a prestigious event, with a good meal, thoroughly enjoyed by all present.





The sporting week has passed in a relatively understated manner as the transition from winter to summer sports’ season gathers momentum.

The fields; courts and swimming pool have thus experienced heavy traffic during the course of the week as Wynberg’s cricketers, basketball, ‘polo, soccer and tennis players continue preparations ahead of upcoming challenges.

The 1st XI plays its first game of the season tomorrow (Saturday) when it hosts Boland Landbou on the Jacques Kallis Oval. The match promises to afford the players necessary time in the middle ahead of Cape Schools’ Week in three weeks’ time. The 15As and 14As also have pre-tour games v Reddam and Boland Landbou respectively.

Preparations are just about complete ahead of Wynberg hosting the Speck Pumps-sponsored Ian Melliar Cup next week. 19 teams – 13 of which are from up country – will join the hosts in what promises to be a festival of u15 schoolboy water-polo. The tournament begins on Thursday, 24/09/15 and concludes on Sunday, 27/09/15.

Wynberg Soccer is abuzz with pre-tour planning too as the 1st team readies itself to travel to Bloemfontein during the first week of the October holidays to compete in the Grey College Festival. It will be the first time that a Wynberg soccer team has represented the school in a tournament of this nature


Quote of the Week

Rugby is like war; easy to start, difficult to stop…and impossible to forget

“How we win the game shows something about our character; how we lose it shows all of it”

Rugby is not a contact sport, it’s a collision sport …Dancing is a contact sport

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