Covid-19 Centre

Essential Information

The health and well-being of our students and staff is of paramount importance to Wynberg Boys’ High School as we prepare for the phased re-opening of classes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the regulations and guidlines set down by the National Department of Education, combined with consultation and research we have established protocols to be strictly enforced on our campus.

These protocols will be subject to ongoing risk assessment, with updates effected in line with the changing landscape and guidance from the relative authorities governing our school and country.

27 May 2020: ‘Teaching Under Lockdown …’A Wynberg Voices article by Ms Jocelyn de Mink

22 May 2020: WBHS Weekly NewsletterJoint Wynberg Campus of Schools Covid-19 Statement

20 May 2020: ‘WCED preparations for the return of learners to schools are progressing well’Statement by Minister Debbie Schäfer, Minister of Education Western Cape.

19 May 2020 ‘Minister Schäfer welcomes the announcement of an approved date for reopening schools’Statement by Minister Debbie Schäfer, Minister of Education Western Cape.

Phased return to School:

Grade 12 Parents and Students

As we learn to live with this pandemic, we will all need to realise that some of us will contract the virus, but the success in fighting it will be in the cohesive team-work of abiding by a set of procedures that will allow us to do everything in our power to keep all of us safe.

Schools were closed under government legislation on 18 March 2020. On 19 May 2020, the Minister of Basic Education announced that the Basic Education (School) sector Grade 12s may return to school from 1 June 2020.

The Wynberg Campus of Schools has worked tirelessly over this period to ensure that we adhere to detailed health and safety protocols. We have adopted a phased approach for the return of our staff and students as outlined below:

  • Support & Admin Staff: Monday 12 May 2020
  • Academic Staff: Monday 25 May 2020
  • Online Tuition: Ongoing (For Grades 8 – 11)
  • Matrics: Monday 1 June 2020 (boarders: Sunday 31 May 2020)
Download the PDF letter distributed via email on Saturday 23 May 2020
Information will be emailed to parents and guardians as soon as the official grade back to school dates are advised by government.
WBHS Return to Work Policy – Post Pandemic Lockdown Policy
Click here to access the full document

Jan de Waal, Headmaster,  jdewaal@wbhs.org.za

Peter van Schalkwyk, Deputy Headmaster –  Operations, peterv@wbhs.org.za

Jeanette Muller, Covid-19 Compliance Officer,  jmuller@wbhs.org.za

Covid-19 Compliance Committee Members

Craig Childs
Andrew Wiley
Devin Stanton
Jeremy Kellerman
RJ Theunissen
Jeremy Petersen

For over 175 years our Wynberg community has faced and overcome extraordinary societal challenges. As isolated as we are as families and individuals during lockdown, we stand together today as a community in the face of adversity as the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic indiscriminately threaten life and livelihoods.

While our primary focus remains the education of our boys, their well being and that of their families is essential during these uncertain times. WBHS, alongside our sister schools, has established a Covid-19 Relief Fund as a vehicle to provide community support.

WBHS Covid-19 Relief Fund

With over R18 000 already pledged during the planning, Wynberg Boys’ High School reaches out to our endless chain of families past and present, old boys, staff, and our friends and neighbours for donations to swell the coffers of the fund.

All monies raised will be used towards

  • Data for learners in need, for academic purposes during the lockdown period and beyond.
  • Community food banks, and the provision of food parcels once lockdown has been lifted.
  • The provision of support for disadvantaged schools and communities with whom we have established relationships.
  • and other related needs as they arise

Fund Administrators: Headmaster, Mr Jan de Waal, Finance Manager, Mrs Cheryl Smith, Deputy Headmaster, Mr Larry Moser, and Vice-Principal Service, Mr Rodney Inglis.

How to donate to the WBHS Covid-19 Relief Fund


BANKING DETAILS
You may donate money via SnapScan or by means of an EFT to Wynberg Boys’ High School Account, with reference “COVID-19 RELIEF FUND”. Donations are all eligible for a Section 18A Certificate as Wynberg is a registered PBO.

Wynberg Boys’ High School
Standard Bank: Constantia (025309)
Cheque Account No: 071 691 227
Reference: COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

For further information regarding the WBHS COVID-19 Relief Fund, please contact Headmaster, Mr Jan de Waal: jdewaal@wbhs.org.za

Our strength is our community, our community our links. Help us to help others.

Our strength is our community, our community our links. Help us to help others.

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