Wynberg 175: Celebration Events in 2016

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For more information, email 175@wbhs.org.za or call Ann Coltham (mobile) 082 414 4771 or Jeanette Muller at WBHS (office hours) 021 797 4247 ext 132, email wynbergmarketing@wbhs.org.za

Heritage Month: August 2016 & Founders’ Week

Thursday 18 August, 18h00

Old Boys’ Cultural Evening – Chess and Debating vs the School. WBHS Library and the Staffroom.

Monday 22 August, Evening

Old Boys’ Hockey vs the High School – 1st and 2nd XI matches on the Wynberg Astros. Match times to be advised.


Monday 22 August – Wednesday 24 August, 19h00

“From an Acorn to an Oak Tree – A Musical Celebration”

Venue: Arnold Lorie Hall, Wynberg Boys’ Junior School, Oxford St, Wynberg. The premier cultural event of the year. Specially created to take us on a captivating musical journey through Wynberg’s 175 years, the show features 250 star performers, comprising Old Boys and current students of WBHS and WBJS.


Thursday 25 August

Wynberg Boys’ Junior School Flag Raising Ceremony – 11h00 in the Arnold Lorie Hall.

Thursday 25 August

Old Boys’ 175 Gala Banquet – 18h30 at Wynberg Boys’ High School. Old Boys are encouraged to book early as seating is limited. Guest Speaker, Mr. Jan de Waal. Tickets R360 (R250 for students). Enquiries: cramsay@wbhs.org.za

Friday 26 August

Founders’ Day – 11h00 in the Clegg Hall at Wynberg Boys’ High School. Guest Speaker, Old Boy Andrew Feinstein (Class of 1981), former MP and author.

Friday 26 August, match times to be advised.

Hockey vs SACS – from 15h00 on the Wynberg Astros.

Saturday  27 August, match times to be advised.

Rugby vs SACS – from 08h00 on the Wynberg Boys’ High and Junior School fields.

Hockey vs SACS – from 08h00 on the Wynberg Astros.

During Founders’ Week 2016

Informal Reunions and Get-Togethers for Wynberg Old Boys.

Invitation to Wynberg Old Boys’ only. For more information contact Carol Ramsay: cramsay@wbhs.org.za

Saturday 5 November 2016, 08h00

A Final Salute on the Spectators’ Embankment at the Hawthornden Field with an address by the High School Head Boy and Old Boys, followed by a Celebration Tea.

Open invitation to all, and especially to those who’ve been involved in the staging of the 175 Celebrations.

Entrance is Free.

For the full programme of 175 Celebrations at the Junior and High School, and the Old Boys’ Union – including Rugby Festivals and Derby Weekends, Art Exhibitions, Boutique Concerts, Open Microphone Evenings, Matric Reunions and Lunches with the Headmasters, please email 175@wbhs.org.za

Previously in Wynberg’s 175 Celebration Year

Launch Week

Saturday 30 January 2016, 08h00-09h00

A Blessing Service & Tea at the Junior School with an address by a Grade 7 Boy & Wynberg Old Boy.

Open invitation to all, and especially to those who’ve been involved in the preparations thus far.

Entrance is Free.

Sunday 31 January 2016, Morning and Afternoon

A MAJOR EVENT & Good Fun for All! 

Six a Side Cricket at PPC Park, Newlands: High School 1st Teams join their prominent Old Boys to take on sports icons of other schools. A social place for teens, families and a chance for Old Boys to renew friendships & rivalries in a remarkable setting.

Monday 1 February 2016, Morning and Noon

Pipers and Drummers lead the Schools on a Street Parade followed by a 175 formation on the Hawthornden Rugby Field, a Flag Raising Ceremony and Special Assembly.

Wednesday 3 February 2016, 19h00

Concert Band Boutique Evening in the Arnold Lorie Hall at the Junior School. The first in a series of specialist concerts showcasing the school’s Old Boy and current music talent.

Thursday 4 February 2016, 18h00

Unveiling of the Sculptured Frieze mold of Wynberg’s Four Pillars in the Oude Wijnberg Museum, followed by the High School Prizegiving.

Friday 5 February 2016, 15h30 & 18h30

Reunion for Littlewood Old Boys:
First Session: 15h30-18h00 – Afternoon Tea and Tour of the Hostel
Second Session: 18h30-onwards – Tours of the Hostel followed by Dinner.

Open invitation to all Littlewood Old Boys and Staff.

Entry: R250 per person. R150 for under 25’s.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 18h00

Launch of the ‘175 Walkway’ and the 175 Book with a presentation of the ‘Oude Wijnberg Shiraz’.