Valedictory Programme 2017: Order of Proceedings, Friday 13 October

Friday 13 October 2017: Valedictory – the highlight of the matric year begins with the traditional breakfast in the Fish Bowl for the Class of 2017 at 06h45. A few changes to the order of proceedings this year sees the matric prize giving leading the public events in the Clegg Hall. Wynberg Boys’ High School […]

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Wynberg Heritage: Littlewood Boarding House Diamond Anniversary

  Saturday 7 October 2017, sixty years to the day that Wynberg’s ‘new’ boarding house was officially opened. Under the Headship of Mr WE ‘Bill’ Bowden the 1950s had seen dramatic upgrades to the facilities and grounds at Wynberg: from 1952 to1954 the single-storey school had become a double-storey, the quad surrounded by eighteen classrooms […]

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Schools’ Heritage Celebration at the Centre for Conservation Education

September is Heritage Month. On Wednesday 20 September 2017, WBHS took part in a special heritage celebration at our neighbouring educational institution, the Centre for Conservation Education. The Centre organises this every year, believing that every school’s history and contribution to education is worth celebrating. This year it was the turn of the schools in […]

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Fire-Versary: 47 Matric A’s from the English Ashes 2016

Friday 11 August 2017: Just over a year ago Wynberg woke up to the devastating news that fire had engulfed and gutted the top floor of the school’s C Block. Every English Classroom was destroyed along with the students’ year work, teaching equipment vaporised, personal possessions lost forever. But the Wynberg spirit of Supera Moras […]

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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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