Houses & Grades

A basic tenet of helping the journey of our pupils from boyhood to responsible and appreciative young men is to ensure that they feel they belong. Much of the literature emanating from this school exhorts our young men to make a difference – be it at the school in their five years here or in society in the decades to follow.

The school is divided into 8 houses of approximately one hundred boys. Every house is assigned a House Head who, together with the Tutor, is responsible for the academic and pastoral welfare of his / her boys. The Houses are sub-divided into four tutor groups whose membership consists of five boys from every grade.

The Tutors meet their groups every morning for twenty minutes and for an extra half hour period every Tuesday. During these periods, discussions are held on pertinent issues of the day from school to current affairs to social issues.

Matrics play a vital role in the success of a tutor group. It is their example and their leadership, which will go a long way to ensuring the good traditions of Wynberg are perpetuated – ie. The Brand of the School: Friendliness, Manners, Pride in Uniform, Aiming High and Never Giving Up.

Of the key features of the Pastoral Programme are the annual Camps. Apart from Matrics, every Grade attends a camp with activities following these themes:

Grade 8: Getting to know your school and your classmates
Grade 9: Building up Pride
Grade 10: Bonding with your fellow future leaders of the school
Grade 11: Leading the School

Overseeing all these activities is the Pupils’ Support Centre run by our Counsellor, Mrs Catherine Kelly.