Wynberg / Grey Weekend: How the Tradition Began in 1996

Thursday 12 May 2016: 05h30 and the first buses leave the Wynberg Boys’ Schools for Grey High School and the annual Wynberg / Grey Weekend. Excitement has built solidly toward this tour, one of the highlights of the school year, where two of South Africa’s most prestigious boys’ schools meet in competition. Wynberg’s 175th year marks […]

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McNaughton House Prefect Speech at Valedictory Breakfast

Valedictory Speech – Samuel Kelly Good morning Mr Richardson, staff, guests and, most importantly, my fellow Matrics of 2015. “What did you learn at school today?” A phrase uttered by your parents countless times over the years. This question was usually answered with a basic “nothing”. But, what did we really learn at school? I’m […]

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Van Riebeeck House Prefect Speech at Valedictory Breakfast

Dylan Cable – Valedictory speech: My good friend Kolby Martin once said that all good speeches comes from the heart and that’s where I plan to speak from this morning. We have almost made it. The long and arduous journey, the rollercoaster of high school is almost over, and what a journey it has been. […]

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Matric Prize Giving 2015 – All the Awards

Academic Prizes SUBJECT DISTINCTIONS (80% or more for a subject) Jason Adams (Visual Arts), Anganathi Beyile (History), Christopher Blencowe (EGD), Joshua Childs (EGD), Qinisela de la Hunt (EGD), Riyaadh Faardiel (Afrikaans), Timothy Gilmour (EGD), Michael Hardy (EGD), Ulrich Hauptfleisch (EGD), Bechara Issa (EGD), Christopher Leech (EGD), Chad Marx (EGD), Yusuf Mohamed (Economics), Pumlani Mxunyelwa (isiXhosa), […]

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Matric Valedictory & Prize Giving 2015 – The Programme of Events

Matric Valedictory begins with the traditional breakfast for the Grade 12s and their House Heads in the Fish Bowl at 07h00. From 08h45 in the Clegg Hall, the Matrics of 2015 are welcomed into the Wynberg Old Boys’ Union during the Tie Ceremony, followed by the Valedictorian Address. Families of the Matrics are encouraged to […]

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On This Day: Founding of the Wynberg Boys’ Schools, 1 July 1841

Wynberg’s Heritage: 174 years ago today: (We are indebted to the research over the years by authors: Old Boy Roger Goodwin, and current staff member Neil Veitch, in their respective roles as authors of “A School Reflects” [1991] and Wynberg’s 175th Anniversary coffee table book due for release in 2016 for the information related below.) […]

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Remembering a Wynberg Rugby Legend: Old Boy Doug Hopwood

Springbok No. 8 Legend, Wynberg Old Boy, Douglas John Hopwood, 1934 – 2002 The following article is a transcript of an interview with Doug Hopwood by sports journalist Norman Canale which appeared in Cape Argus Sport on Tuesday, September 29, 1998.   Hoppy, a modest Springbok legend “It’s ironic that for a man born in […]

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50 Years Ago Today: Cambridge Honours Wynberg Old Boy J.E. Littlewood

Professor John Edensor Littlewood, 1885 – 1977, renowned Mathematician, Wynberg Old Boy and son of Wynberg Headmaster Mr ET Littlewood – after whom Littlewood Boarding House is named.   On this day: Cambridge University, 10 June 1965 The following article is quoted directly from the ‘News of Old Boys’ pp 106, 107 of the ‘Annual […]

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On This Day: Wynberg’s Memorial Gates Inaugurated 23 May 1925

The following is an extract from the 1925 Wynberg School Magazine: “Our War Memorial (With acknowledgements to the “Cape Times”.) On Saturday afternoon, 23 May, at 3 p.m., there was an impressive ceremony at our school, when the Administrator, Sir N. F. de Waal, opened the Memorial Gateway erected by past and present boys in […]

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