Weekly Newsletter 30 January – 6 February 2015

On February 6th, 2015, posted in: News, Newsletters, Weekly Newsletters, Weekly Newsletters by


A wonderfully enthusiastic and talented group of Grade 8s got together last Thursday for an afternoon of mathematical exploration.

The mathematics, doughnuts and refreshments complemented each other as the young men were encouraged to take their mathematical knowledge well beyond the expectations of the curriculum. Weekly sessions take place in B22 on Thursday afternoons from 15h00 to 16h00 and are open to all who enjoy the subject. Boys who have further questions are welcome to see Mr Eddy.


A big thank you to Steve Ferrall from Wynberg pharmacy who donated a first aid kit to the school. Their support is much appreciated.


Lorie House formally welcomed the parents of their new Grade 8s into the Lorie family on Tuesday evening – enjoying a full House braai, including tutors and boys from all grades, at the Bill Bowden Pavilion. While they have heard plenty from their New House Head via email, it was also a great chase for all the Lorie parents to meet Mr Inglis’ successor and to touch sides with the houses team of tutors. A fantastic turnout from the boys and the parents meant a fun evening has set the positive tone for the year ahead; a year which Lorie Prefect Jarrod Patrick says he hopes will be driven by Lorie’s “pursuit of perfection” and their dedicated enthusiasm.



The Annual Prizegiving ceremony celebrating the 2014 achievements of our students took place in the Clegg hall on Wednesday 4th February.

Thankfully, Eskom’s own Sword of Damocles did not fall on proceedings and we were blessed with electricity for the entire evening. The Matric class of 2014 were represented by their top achievers who returned to their alma mater to receive their Honours Awards. It was a privilege for our current students to witness the outstanding achievements of these young men. They contributed well over their quota to our achieving more than one distinction per boy in the NSC – our best return ever.

The guest speaker, Athenkosi Dyoli, recounted his TEDx talk ‘Why am I here?’ – which was a moving speech that will rest on the consciences of many for a long time. I do not remember a standing ovation being more thoroughly deserved.



A 45-man team of Wynberg athletes, accompanied by 10 busloads of supporters, heads to Paarl this afternoon (06/02/15) to compete in the annual Paarl Athletics Meeting. The spirit of the school has been infectious in the lead-up to the event and the athletes have trained hard. The afternoon/evening bodes well.

Wynberg’s basketball teams have begun the season in convincing fashion care of victories at 14A; 16A and 1st team level against their Bishops counterparts.

Wynberg’s cricket sides enjoyed a successful first official weekend of the league season against Bishops with a particularly rewarding bi-product the clean-sweep of victories recorded by the u14 and u15 teams. The 1st XI, however, didn’t fair quite as well: falling 10 runs short in pursuit of Bishops’ 125.

Saturday, 07/02/15 represents a big day for 1st XI ‘keeper/batsman, Kyle Verreynne, as he plays his 100th game for the 1st XI against Paarl Gym and, in
so doing, becomes the 26th Wynberg boy to achieve this honour.

The 1st XI T20 side takes on the Western Cape Sports School in the semi-finals of the Coca-cola Schools’ T20 Challenge on the Jacques Kallis Oval on Wednesday afternoon.

The six-man Wynberg 1st team left for Bloemfontein this morning to represent the school at the St Andrew’s Squash Festival. The Wynberg Boys’ community wishes Dale Honeyman, Matthew Lambrick, Nathan van der Westhuyzen, Maverick Pearson, Cameron Slade and Joshua Jardim well.

Congratulations to Jaden Petersen, on his selection to the Western Province 17A tennis team. The news concludes a good week for Jaden as he was a member of the Wynberg 1st team that beat the German School during the week’s league fixtures.

Water polo:
The 1st water polo team travelled to Bloemfontein last weekend to compete in the annual Grey College Water Polo Tournament. With the tournament being so early in the year it provided the perfect opportunity for this young group of players to gain valuable experience at 1st team level. Finishing second in the pool stages gave the boys an opportunity to make the quarter finals; they were, however, a tad unlucky to lose to Northwood in a penalty shootout in the playoff game. The team showed improvement throughout the tournament and produced some fine results.
With a young and inexperienced 1st team this year; this tour was priceless to their development as players.

Vs. Crawford won 7-0
Vs. Affies lost 6-7
Vs. Westville drew 5-5
Vs. Northwood drew after full time 3-3 lost the penalty shootout 3-4
Vs. Grey College won 7-2
Vs. St Peters won 8-2
Vs. Westville drew 3-3

Finished 9th from 16 teams.

Wynberg’s other ‘polo sides struggled against Bishops, winning one of the 10 fixtures played.



Please support the first concert of the year, which will take place from 12-14 February at school, in our fabulous Jowell Quad.

Boys at the school will be playing contemporary music under the guidance of Mr Julian Taylor who is a talented and versatile musician himself. The setting is spectacular, with a stage being constructed over the fountain in the quad and special effects from the Sound & Lighting crew. Each evening the concert will start at 19h30 and boys may wear civvies.

Contact Sharon Bing for tickets on the 12th and 14th February. Her e-mail address is thebings@mweb.co.za. Tickets will be sold at the door on the 12th and 13th Feb, but not on the 14th because of catering. All tickets for the final night should be reserved by 12 February at the latest.

Date Cost What to Expect
Thursday 12 R30 Bring your own refreshments. Sit around tables (10 per table). Soft drinks will be on sale.
Friday 13 R20 Mainly for teenagers, but adults may attend as well. This is a charity concert with a tuck-shop serving food & soft
drinks. No tables on this occasion.
Saturday 14 R120 Gala night with a Valentine’s theme. A delicious starter and main course will be served at tables (10 per table). Soft
drinks will be on sale. All food on Saturday 14 Feb is Halaal and there will also be a vegetarian option by request.


The Wynberg Boys’ High Jazz Band will be performing at the Waterfront outdoor arena on Friday 13 February from 18h00 till 18h30.
This is a fabulous free concert in which several other schools are participating, including Wynberg Girls’ High School. Support will be much appreciated!
If you do decide to go along, please sit together in a Wynberg group as crowd support is important for the prizes on offer. Boys can attend in civvies.


Remember to get your tickets for the raffle. Tickets are R10 each and you are not limited to one book, more books available from Mrs Hepworth.

First prize sponsored by Turkish Airlines are 2 return tickets to any destination in Europe Turkish Airlines fly to.


Please remember to bring your White Elephant and Book Stall contributions to reception. We need to start marking and pricing.


This serves as early notification that 2015 is the year of statutory Governing Body Elections.

They will take place at WBHS on 19 March 2015. Parents are asked to diarize this date.

The Governing Body operates through six sub-committees:

• Finance
• Grounds
• IT
• Marketing
• Human Resources
• Hostel

Any parents who feel that they have skills to offer these committees, please contact the Headmaster or the Chairman of the Governing Body.


A parent of the school sent this email in which he received from his son after a discussion concerning excessive time being spent on xbox:

“I also believe that more freedom is the key to me getting good marks as cutting down on me and giving me harsh times makes me retaliate and want to go against those rules. There is evidence with this situation and harsh sentences if we look at The treaty of Versailles. Germany after WW1 were given harsh sentences and then retaliated. This, with a number of other reasons, started WW2.”

Henry Kissenger! Where are you when we need you??