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More and more schools are reporting that parents seem oblivious to the seriousness of teenage drinking. In some cases, schools (fortunately not often) get the impression that parents don’t care. The attitude of some adults is, “we had a few drinks at school, occasionally drank too much – and look at us, we turned out okay.”

It is different now:

1. Children are starting to experiment with alcohol younger and younger.
2. Binge drinking is now a serious concern for society.
3. The standing of the school makes no difference as the evidence shows that alcohol abuse is rife throughout income and social groups.
4. Studies of the male adolescent brain over the last five years are sending out clear tsunami warnings to parents. Early abuse of alcohol could lead to severe emotional retardation in later years, middle age depression, mood swings as well as jeopardising brain development and increasing risk of future cancers. With the knowledge we now have, can we afford to risk our children’s health?
5. Alcohol is a gateway drug to something stronger. There are far more drugs available than when our current parents were growing up.
6. Alcohol affects decision making and causes our teens to take even more dangerous risks – this includes risk-taking with sex, money, cars and relationships.
7. Ready and easy availability of alcohol – in supermarkets, or in deliveries to parties.
8. The fruit juice flavour of many alcohol drinks appeals to the taste of adolescents – unlike the acquired taste of beer and wine in the ‘old’ days.
9. Alcohol adverts are now blatantly targeting the youth.

As a Wynberg Parent, we are asking you to sign the following contract:

1. To undertake to educate your son about alcohol and its dangers on an ongoing basis.
2. To give clear boundaries to your son about drinking alcohol in the family home – which will always be under supervision.
3. To undertake not to provide alcohol to someone else’s child as it is illegal to serve alcohol to anyone under the age of 18 years of age.
4. To undertake personal supervision and control of any social gathering in your home.
5. To undertake to phone the parents of every child who sleeps over at your house.
6. To report any unauthorised use of alcohol (and drugs) to the parents of children involved.
7. To give permission for your name to be put on a register of Wynberg Parents who are serious about protecting our children.

GRADE 8    
Bleksley, Mr and Mrs (Kyle)
Brotherton, Mr and Mrs (Jaden)
Budge, Mr and Mrs (Adam)
Burke, Mr and Mrs (Thomas)
Burnell, Mr and Mrs (Tristan)
Collison, Mr and Mrs (Keenan)
Davids, Mr and Mrs (Yas'aa)
Dudley, Mr and Mrs (Joseph)
Ebrahim, Mr and Mrs (Isa)
Francis, Mr and Mrs (Wafeeq)
Furnish, Mr and Mrs (Declan)
Harris, Mr and Mrs (Aiden)
Henry, Mr and Mrs (Josh)
Krantz, Mr and Mrs (Adrian)
Moodley, Mr and Mrs (Kamren)
Morton, Mr and Mrs (Matthew)
Mungul, Mr and Mrs (Tyrell)
Osler, Mr and Mrs (Daniel)
Rezelman, Mr and Mrs (Ethan)
Scott, Mr and Mrs (Mika)
Soula, Mr and Mrs (Romain)
Van Schalkwyk, Mr and Mrs (Michael)
Wiesner, Mr and Mrs (Byron)
Altmann, Mr and Mrs (Luke)
Bell, Mr and Mrs (Ryan)
GRADE 9
Biddlecombe, Mr and Mrs (Joshua)
Buchanan, Mr and Mrs (Bradley)
Correia, Mr and Mrs (Joshua)
Danker, Mr (Matthew)
De Villiers, Mr and Mrs (Cullen)
Faas, Mr and Mrs (Tebogo)
Faustmann, Mr and Ms Hind (Thomas)
Grace, Ms (Daniel)
Harrison, Mr and Mrs (Daniel)
Harrison, Mr and Mrs (Michael)
James, Mr and Mrs (James)
Lawson, Mr and Mrs (Simon)
Marques, Mr and Mrs (Imad-Al-Din)
Massari, Mr Coll and Mrs Massari (Finn)
Matodes, Mr and Mrs (Tanner)
McCallum, Mr and Mrs (Stephen)
McDowell, Mr (Izak)
Meyer, Mr and Ms Mortonson (Timothy)
Mitchell, Mr and Mrs (William)
Notshe, Mr (Wandile)
O'Connor, Mr and Mrs (Justin)
Pastor, Mr and Mrs (Jordan)
Petersen, Mr and Mrs (Kian)
Powell, Mr and Mrs (Sebastian)
Rainbow, Ms (Tristan)
Sabela, Mr and Mrs (Kamvalethu)
Skea, Mr and Mrs (Daniel)
Thornton, Ms (Nicholas)
Tulloch, Ms Els (Joseph)
Valerga, Mr and Mrs (Caleb)
Van Heerden, Mr and Mrs (Kai)
Wentzel, Mr and Mrs (Altaaf)
Wentzel, Mr and Mrs (Memphis)
Wernich, Mr and Mrs (Connor)
GRADE 10
Abdul, Mr and Mrs (Mogamat)
Agubata, Mr and Mrs (Uzo)
Amor, Mr and Mrs (Sasha)
Ballerini, Mr and Mrs (Matteo)
Beattie, Mr and Mrs (Liam)
Biani, Mr Biani and Mrs Pearce (Quaid)
Bredekamp, Mr and Mrs (Aiden)
Cable, Mr and Mrs (Nicholas)
Chamber, Mr and Mrs (Allen)
De Villiers, Mr and Mrs (Matthew)
Dean-Smith, Mr and Mrs (Rorke)
Doidge, Mr and Mrs (Michael)
Droskie, Mr and Mrs (Graeme)
Fakier, Mr and Mrs (Mogammad)
Fellies, Mr and Mrs (Ethan)
Franke,
Gibson, Mr and Mrs (Caleb)
Grever, Mr and Mrs (Reza)
Harnekar, Mr and Mrs (Rayhaan)
Harris, Mr and Mrs (Kevin)
Hayes, Mr and Mrs (Cameron)
Hill, Mr and Mrs (Michael)
Jaffer, Mr and Mrs (Husain)
Kantor, Mr and Mrs (Grant)
Kritinger, Mr and Mrs (Joshua)
Kruger, Mr Campbell and Mrs (Stephen)
Kwak, Mr and Mrs (Tian)
Leslie, Mr and Mrs (Grant)
Leverzen, Mr and Mrs (Reece)
Makapela, Mrs (simbulele)
Manan, Mr and Mrs (aadam)
Marais, Mr and Mrs (Luke)
Marinus, Mr and Mrs (Dante)
Marx, Mr and Mrs (Keagan)
Masoet, Mr Maduray and Mrs (Nadir)
Moore, Mr and Mrs (Nathan)
Palekar, Mr and Mrs (Riaz)
Pask, Mr and Mrs (Ayrton)
Pearse, Mr and Mrs (James)
Philbrick, Mr and Mrs (James)
Powell, Mr and Mrs (Justin)
Price, Mr and Mrs (Jarrod)
Randall, Mr and Mrs (Gareth)
Robbertz, Mr and Mrs (Ethan)
Roelofse, Mr and Mrs (Liam)
Salie, Mr and Mrs (Lu-Ayy
Sampson, Mr and Mrs (Jamie)
Schonfeldt, Mr and Mrs (Tristan)
Seboa, Mr and Mrs (Joel)
Slade, Mrs (Cameron)
Slarmie, Mr and Mrs (Uzair)
Sproul, Mr and Mrs (Ryan)
Sulaiman, Mr and Mrs (Mogamat)
Tadokera, Mr and Mrs (Abel)
Taylor, Mr and Mrs (Bradley)
Thompson, Mr and Mrs (James)
Valerga, Mr and Mrs (Joshua)
Van Wyk, Mr and Mrs (DiKivio)
Vermeulen, Mr and Mrs (Conrad)
Whitson, Mr and Mrs (Jarrod)
Wigley, Mr and Mrs (Tristan)
Witbooi, Mr and Mrs (Kaden)
Woji, Mr and Mrs (Luthando)
GRADE 11
Alves, Mr and Mrs (Rivaldo)
Aremband, Mr and Mrs (Jamie)
Badradeen, Mr and Mrs (Zakee)
Bailey, Mr and Mrs (Aidan)
Bailey, Mr and Mrs (Ayaad)
Berry, Mr Berry and Mrs Botes (Liam)
Bessick, Mr and Mrs (Cody)
Brice, Mrs Edenborough (Aidan)
Brown, Mr and Mrs (Michael)
Carlie, Mr and Mrs (Ighlaas)
Conradie, Mr and Mrs (Storme)
Davids, Mr and Mrs (Brett)
Diarra. Mr and Mrs (Alexandre)
Dollie, Mr and Mrs (Mika'l)
Evans, Mrs von Hollstein (Connor)
Farquhar, Mr and Mrs (Christopher)
Forbay, Mr and Mrs (Francis)
Gibbs, Mr and Mrs (Calvin)
Goodill, Mr and Mrs (Jethro)
Goodwin, Mr and Mrs (Julio)
Green, Mrs (Matthew)
Haupt, Mr and Mrs (Cheyne)
Heynes, Mr and Mrs (Callen)
Heynes, Mr and Mrs (Jordan)
Hills Williams, Mr Williams and Mrs Hills (Milo)
Hodkin, Mr and Mrs (Myles)
Houston-McMillan, Mr and Mrs (Nicholas)
Jones, Mr and Mrs (Michael)
Joseph, Mrs (Lovell)
Kiewits, Mr and Mrs (Matthew)
Kotze, Mr and Mrs (Troy)
Land, Mrs (St John)
Lewis, Mr (Aaron)
Madison, Mr and Mrs (Liam)
Martin, Mr and Mrs (Grant)
McLaughlin, Mr and Mrs (Aidan)
McNulty (Thomas)
Mngeni, Ms (Xola)
Nabo, Mr and Mrs Bruns (Shaun)
Naidoo, Mr and Mrs (Parvez)
Owen, Mr and Mrs (Jonathan)
Petersen, Mr and Mrs (Aiden)
Pike, Mr and Mrs (Christopher)
Pluke, Mr and Mrs Abrahams (Kyle)
Postings, Mr and Mrs (Greg)
Rosenthal, Dr and Mrs (Andre)
Russel, Mr Russel and Mrs Viviers (Lyle)
Russel, Mr Russel and Mrs Viviers (Tristan)
Ryder, Mr and Mrs (Brendon)
Rylands, Mr and Mrs (Zubair)
Stocken, Mr and Mrs (Tyrin)
Store, Mr and Mrs (Ryan)
Sweetman, Mr and Mrs (Joshua)
Taylor, Mr and Mrs (Brandon)
Thorburn, Mr and Mrs (Matthew)
Van der Westhuyzen, Mr and Mrs (Nathan)
Vermeulen, Mr and Mrs (Karl)
Warrin, Mr and Mrs Hermanus (Vincent)
Welbourne, Mr and Mrs (Jordan)
Wimmers, Mr and Mrs (Shohn)
GRADE 12
Abrahams, Mrs (Giovanni)
Adamo, Mr and Mrs (Stephen)
Alexander, Mr and Mrs (Dylan)
Alford, Mr and Mrs (Matthew)
Alley, Mrs (Mogammat Nishaat)
Allie, Mr and Mrs (Abdul)
Almano, Mr and Mrs (Matthew)
Aploon, Mr and Mrs (Zayd)
Bearwood, Mr and Mrs (Liam)
Benjamin, Mr and Mrs (Brandon)
Bing, Mrs (Oliver)
Boshoff, Mr and Mrs (Gideon)
Bowers, Mr and Mrs (Jonan)
Bright, Mr and Mrs (Daryn)
Cassels, Mr and Mrs (Matthew)
Cay, Mr and Mrs (Keagan)
Chigona, Mr and Mrs (Thandizo)
Coetzee, Mr and Mrs (Gareth)
Coetzee, Mr and Mrs (Tristan)
Cox, Mr and Mrs (James)
Dada, Mr and Mrs (Hishaam)
Dawson, Mr and Mrs (James)
De Reuck, Mr and Mrs (Ricardo)
Deschamps, Mr and Mrs (Timothy)
Didcott, Mr (Liam)
Doxey, Mr (Kyle)
Eadie, Mr and Mrs (Brandon)
Ekstrom, Mr (Mika)
Farred, Mr and Mrs Farred-Nagin (Dylan)
Ferreira, Mrs (Carlo)
Fouten, Mr and Mrs (Luke)
Harebottle, Mr and Mrs (Regan)
Hiebner, Mr and Mrs (Jesse)
Hill, Mr and Mrs (Luc)
Honeyman, Mrs (Dale)
Issa, Mr and Mrs (Pierre)
Jaffer, Mr and Mrs (Imraan)
Joseph, Mr and Mrs (Nathan)
Kennedy, Mr and Mrs (Dalziel)
Kievits, Mr and Mrs (Michael)
Kiewitz, Mr and Mrs (Hadley)
Killick, Mr and Mrs (Martin)
Kim, Mr and Mrs (Kyungmin)
Langenhoven, Mr and van der Westhuizen, Mrs (Stefan)
Lentz, Mr and Mrs (Kallen)
Lewis, Mr and Mrs (Matthew)
Livermore, Mr and Mrs (Kyle)
Long, Mr and Mrs (Dylan)
Maart, Mrs (Keegan)
Mackintosh, Mr and Mrs (Michael)
Madison, Mr and Mrs (Michael)
Marinovic, Mr and Mrs Paulsen (Joshua)
Mathew, Mr and Mrs (Stephen)
Mettler, Mrs Samuels (Temba)
Muller, Mr and Mrs (James)
Mweli, Ms Mweli (Mtandazo)
Nicholson, Mrs (Hayden)
Paulsen, Mr and Mrs (Daniel)
Pearson, Mr and Mrs (Maverick)
Philp, Mr and Mrs (Jaryd)
Prevost, Mr and Mrs (Daniel)
Radford, Mr and Mrs (Matthew)
Redelinghuys, Mr and Mrs (Michael)
Robbertze, Mr and Mrs (Cassie)
Smit, Mrs (Caleb)
Snyders, Mr and Mrs (Jamie)
Solomons, Mr and Mrs (Daiyaan)
Stevens, Mr and Mrs (Joshua)
Thomas, Mr and Mrs (Reece)
Tiger, Mr and Mrs (Garron)
Tinzi, Mrs (Thandilie)
Tolsma, Mr and Mrs (Richard)
Tromp, Mr and Mrs (Dylan)
Van den Berg, Mr and Mrs Kemper (Matthew)
Van Der Bijl, Mr and Mrs (Kristiaan)
Van der spuy, Mr and Mrs (Dylan)
Van Heerden, Mr and Mrs (Daryn)
Vermeulen, Mr (Paul)
Watson, Mr and Mrs (Liam)
Wickham, Mr and Mrs (Jonathan)
Wilson, Mr and Mrs (Jared)
Wilson, Mr and Mrs (Ross)
Wylie, Mr and Mrs (Justin)