Weekly Newsletter 25 January – 29 January 2016

On January 29th, 2016, posted in: News, Weekly Newsletters, Weekly Newsletters by



We would like the whole Wynberg family to be part of this day and we would like to extend an invitation to all parents to be spectators during the Parade or Sports Day.
Please note the following arrangements for the day:
• Boys are to wear summer uniform with short sleeve shirts
• Blazers are to be worn to school. We will decide on the morning whether we are wearing blazers during the parade.
• Boys must not bring books or tablets to school
• Roll call will take place in tutor groups at 07h45 as usual
• All athletes are to change into their house shirts and blue Wynberg shorts after their house photo
• Sports Day is a compulsory event. All boys are expected to be at Sports Day until the end of the event.
• Parking will be available on the Jacques Kallis Oval during the morning, but you are to please enter from the Alexander Road entrance.

Below is a brief summary of the day’s events with approximate times:

09h00 A short ceremony at Waterloo Grove across the road from Glebe Cottage. Address by Dr Helen Robinson, a historian.
09h15 Walk in parade formation to WBJS.
09h30 Assemble in front of WBJS . Address by Mr Cedric Poleman (WBJS Headmaster)
09h45 Walk through WGJS to the Oxford Street entrance of WBJS.
10h00 Assemble in the WBJS quad. Address by Tony Stewart (Old Boy and teacher at WBJS)
10h30 Boys form up in Houses in Fairseat Lane and Littlewood Car Park
10h45 Boys walk in Houses to the Memorial Gates.
10h55 House flags are lowered as Houses walk through the Memorial Gates with bagpipes playing
11h05 Boys take up their positions for the Opening Ceremony
11h20 Parachutist arrives with the 175 Flag
11h25 175 Opening Ceremony
11h50 School song
11h55 All parents, staff and invited guests to the Fish Bowl for tea
12h30 House photos on the tuckshop steps
14h00 Houses to be seated and ready for Sports Day
14h30 Sports Day
16h30 Prize Giving



The Concert Band, 175 Boutique Event takes place on Wednesday 3rd February, at the Wynberg Boys’ Junior School Hall, starting at 19h00. This promises to be a concert with a difference as performers include accomplished, invited past pupils as well as the current Wynberg Boys’ High and Junior School musicians.
The concert is free of charge, with a collection being taken at the end of the evening for music funds. Our bookings are being handled by Ann Coltham, a parent, who is the 175 events co-ordinator. If you’d like to attend the concert please e-mail her at 175@wbhs.org.za as soon as possible. She will need your name as well as the number of tickets which you require. Those who have booked tickets must please collect these on the night of the concert, in the foyer of the Wynberg Boys’ Junior School hall. Seating is unreserved, so arrive early to ensure good seats.



With food, music, Dalin Oliver as MC, Old Friends, New Friends, plenty of sunshine and the chance to relax, this is a day with something for everyone.
If you’re an Old Boy of one of the participating schools, the private Members’ Pavilion is yours for the day. Bring friends and enjoy the hospitality facilities.
If you’re family or friends of the boys’ at the crease, enjoy the moment with them. This is a day they’ll remember for the rest of their lives – when they played for their school at Newlands alongside Old Boys who bring the pressure, and for those who know cricket, we’ve got Dawson, Callaghan, Hendricks, Kleinveldt, Parnell, Philander, Piedt and Puttick among others to add some spice.
Entry is just R20, and tickets can be bought at Newlands on the day or online at www.ticketpros.co.za.



• On Monday, our boys will parade through to the school’s original site at Glebe Cottage and through the campuses, making their way back to Hawthornden field for a giant 175 formation, an aerial photograph, a parachutist delivering the flag and a special assembly.
• On Wednesday, our Concert Band joins Junior School and Old Boy musicians for a collaboration of the heart-stirring music that Wynberg is known for. Everybody is invited but space is limited so if you haven’t reserved a seat yet, please contact 175@wbhs.org.za soonest.
• On Thursday evening, the sculptured frieze depicting the school’s four pillars will be celebrated in the museum’s studio, as it nears completion and its rightful place in the foyer of the Clegg Hall.
• On Friday, all Littlewood Old Boys are called to a reunion with afternoon tea and tours for our more refined gentlemen; or a raucous gathering into the night for the more typical Littlewood Brotherhood.
For more information, see the school’s website and facebook pages. Enjoy!



On Thursday 28 January, Wynberg Boys’ High hosted the first Maths event of the year, which was attended by thirteen local high schools. (Bergvleit, Bishops, Cravenby Secondary, Herschel, Herzlia Middle School, Norman Henshilwood, Pinelands, Rondebosch, Rustenberg, St. Cyprians, St. Josephs, WBHS and WGHS).We are very fortunate that Andrew Lewis agreed to plan the event and set all the “problem solving” questions. The hall was abuzz with excitement as the teams competed against one another. Each team leader was required to enter their answers onto an electronic device making the marking a lot easier! Rondebosch won the competition, with Wynberg Boys’ High coming second. Thank you to everybody who made this evening so successful – The sound and lighting team, the support staff who sent out all the desks and chairs, the Ladies Association for ordering and serving the refreshments, the helpers from the Academic Committee, the Maths staff who supported the event and of course Andrew Lewis and his wife Jenny.




Wynberg’s sides enjoyed a relatively successful weekend v Bishops, winning nine of the 13 matches played. The 1st XI; 2nd XI; 15As and 14As all registered victories.It is a busy weekend ahead: the 2nd XI; 15As and 14As are hosting Grey High School in limited-overs matches during the course of today (Friday) with league fixtures scheduled v Pinelands and a host of other schools and clubs tomorrow.

Water Polo:
Our water polo teams took on bishops this past weekend. The teams struggled against Bishops and the day culminated in the 1st team going down fighting to Bishops 6-10. On Tuesday evening the 1st team kicked off their SACS Night Series campaign against the hosts. The team put in a good fight but eventually saw them go down 6-10 to a more experienced SACS team. This weekend our Water Polo teams take on RBHS. All games (junior and seniors) will be played on Saturday at both RBHS and Wynberg.

Paarl Athletics:
This afternoon the school travels out to Paarl for the Paarl Athletics meeting. We will be taking on our traditional rivals at the event. Many boys have opted to make use of the transport that has been arranged but there are others who will be travelling through with friends and family.

Arrangements as follows:
• Dress for Paarl Athletics is full Summer uniform.
• Boys should bring money for supper along to Paarl. There are numerous tuck shops and vendors operating on site.
• School ends at 14h40 on Friday. Boys to drop their bags in the venues allocated to the houses as fast as possible and make their way to the busses. The venue will be locked prior to departure.
• All Parents are requested to make use of the bottom parking lot on Friday and to keep Lovers Walk clear.
• The busses will depart back to Cape Town directly after the event. The last event is scheduled to start at 22h00 followed by the school song.
• While on the bus, boys are to communicate with their parents advising them that they are on their way and giving an estimated time of arrival. Parents are requested to be waiting at school from 23h15 in the Bottom Parking lot.
• Venues where bags are being kept will be unlocked for boys to collect their belongings on return.

Newlands 6-A-Side Cricket:
On Sunday all parents, friends and families are encouraged to join us at Newlands. The cost of a ticket is R20. It promises to be a fun filled event.

Schedule of Games
09h00-09h45: SACS vs WBHS
09h45-10h30: Bishops v Rondebosch
10h30-11h15: Paarl Boys’ v Paul Roos
11h15-12h00: Grey High v Newlands Cricket School
12h00-13h00: Lunch & Mini-cricket hosted by WBJS
13h00-13h45: Bishops v Paul Roos
13h45-14h30: SACS vs Rondebosch
14h30-15h15: Paarl Boys’ v Newlands Cricket School
15h15-16h00: WBHS v Grey High
16h30-17h15: Final
17h15: Award to Winning Team

Sports Day: On Monday the 1st of February we have our Sports Day. Sports day will start at 14h30 and end at 19h00. Please join us for Sports Day and watch the boys compete for the title of Sports Day Champion.

Fun Facts From Yesteryear
…as told in our annual School Magazines over the years

An excerpt from the U19E Rugby report in 1975: “The team was captained by ‘Saucy’ Robertson, inspired with good possession from ‘Beanpole’ Thackwray in the line-outs and ‘Lucky Strike’ Capito in the front row. The team consisted of Std. 7 boys upwards, but mainly of Matrics overlooked by the first team and players in 9D not in detention. Boys who caught a rugby ball and ran in the right direction played two games or more during the season.”

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