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Circular 18 of 2019: Grade 10 start their examinations on Monday 21 October, Grade 11 on Thursday 31 October and Grades 8 and 9 on Monday 4 November. The general examination timetable on the front page of Moodle is the correct version. The timetable in the diaries was provisional and there may have been changes from when it was printed a year ago –the Moodle version is the one to follow. Boys must report to their allotted venues for all morning exams at 08h00 and at 13h30 for afternoon exams.
Please download the full PDF circular on the link:
View the Inter-Schools Spring Athletics Meeting photos on Flickr
Monday 21 OctoberGrade 10 Exams Start10:00 Assembly (Dw)18:30-21:15 Grade 6 Brain Sprain
Tuesday 22 October10:00 House Assembly/Tutor18:30 Budget Presentation to Parents
Wednesday 23 OctoberMatric Exams Start09:00 Astro Meeting10:00 Campus IT MeetingChanges to time-table:07:45 Tutor08:00-10:00 Period 1-410:00 Period 910:30 Break11:00-12:30 Period 6-812:30 Assembly (Th)13:00 Break13:30-14:30 Period 10-1114:30 Tutor
Thursday 24 October08:00-10:00 Grade 11 Review Day
View the full Valedictory photo collection on Flickr
Monday 14 OctoberGrade 9 Systemic Tests10:00 House Assembly/TutorWBHS Athletics Spring Meeting
Tuesday 15 October07:00 Physical Amenities Meeting10:00 School Assembly (Ms)
Wednesday 16 October10:00 Period 11 (no Assembly)
Thursday 17 October07:45 Test Period08:50 Tutor Period09:00–10.30 Periods 3-510:30 Break11:00–13:30 Periods 6-1013:30 Break14:15 IH Relays
View the Valedictory photos on Flickr
Circular 17 of 2019: You are cordially invited to attend a special Parent Meeting convened in order to obtain approval of the School and Hostel Budgets for 2020. This meeting will be held at Wynberg Boys' High School on Tuesday 22 October 2019. In this regard, please note the following details:
Academic PrizesSD = Subject Distinction
One CertificateAdam Barnard (Merit), Bevan Coveley (SD for History), Campbell Egan-Fowler (SD for History), Cormac Faul (SD for History), Byron Kingwill (SD for EGD), Andreas Kyprou (SD for EGD), Arin Long (SD for Visual Arts), Martin Lötter (SD for EGD), Murray Macdonald (SD for EGD), Izak McDowell (SD for Information Technology), Phiwe Mentoor (Merit), Jordan Pastor (SD for History), Matthew Perrin (SD for English), Kian Petersen (SD for English), Sebastian Powell (SD for EGD), Tristan Rainbow (SD for Geography), Timothy Sweetman (SD for EGD), Caleb Valerga (Merit), Caleb Vincent (Merit)
Two CertificatesSeth Dantu (SD for EGD; Merit), Fayyaz Ebrahim (SD for Life Sciences; Merit), Tebogo Faas (SD for IsiXhosa; Merit), Gabriel Flint (SD for Life Sciences; Merit), Lee Gibbs (SD for EGD and Information Technology), Jason Harrison (SD for Mathematics; Merit), Timothy Hoenson (SD for Life Sciences; Merit), Imad Marques (SD for Information Technology; Merit), Reece McMinn (SD for History; Merit), Wandile Notshe (SD for History; Merit), Kyler Rienderhoff (SD for Information Technology; Merit), Imtiyaaz Samaai (SD for Afrikaans; Merit), Ben Schaffer (SD for History; Merit), Daniel Skea (SD for Information Technology; Merit), Ryan Thompson (SD for Information Technology; Merit)
Three CertificatesLuke Altmann (SD for Geography; Alf Morris Prize for Geography; Merit), Mikaeel Bassadien (SD for English and Afrikaans; Merit), Thomas Faustmann (SD for English and Information Technology; Merit), Wesley Grenfell (SD for English; Subject Prize for Mathematical Literacy; Merit), Luke Hubbard (SD for English and EGD; Merit), Finn Massari (SD for History and Information Technology; Merit), Justin O’Connor (SD for EDG and Information Technology; Merit), Daanyaal Pearce (SD for Economics and `information Technology; Merit), Yaseen Samodien (SD for English and Geography; Merit), Malcolm Scarrott (SD for English and Information Technology; Merit), Dillon Sibanda (SD for English and Life Sciences; Merit)
Four CertificatesJosh Biddlecombe (SD for EGD, Information Technology and Physical Sciences; Merit), Reece Brice (SD for EGD, Life Sciences and Visual Arts; Merit), Matthew Harris (SD for English, Geography and History; Merit), Caleb Lawrence (SD for Information Technology, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences; Merit), Liam Manshon (SD for English, Mathematics and Information Technology; Merit), Seth Meyer (SD for English, AP English and Life Sciences; Merit), Haaroun Mohamed (SD for EGD and Visual Arts; Subject Prize for Visual Art; Merit), Phillip Mouton (SD for Afrikaans, EGD and Life Sciences; Merit), Jack Rutherford (SD for English, Geography and Visual Arts; Merit)
Head Prefect - Zayd LouwDeputy Head Prefect - Michael van Schalkwyk
PortfoliosAcademics - Tomas CupidoSport - Ziyaad SolomonsService - Reece MulhollandCulture - Luke HeathGrade 12 - Sipho DyonaseSenior Grades (11 & 10) - Corbin RasJunior Grades (9 & 8) - Keanu GelderblomRCL - Yusuf KathradaEd-Tech - GT BangSustainability - Alex Borodin-Sleigh
House PrefectsGlebe - Noel Glintenkamp Hawthornden - Reyaaz Martin Littlewood - Philip Masango McNaughton - Daniel Hayes Oude Wijnberg - Uzayr Chilwan Silverhurst - Keenan Collison Sunninghill - Adam BudgeTrovato - Uzair Khan
House CaptainsGlebe - Yas'aa DavidsHawthornden - Kamva MgwaliLittlewood - Lezaine DavisMcNaughton - Sebastian VolansOude Wjnberg - Ameer JanodienSilverhurst - Mikhail VallieSunninghill - Mihlali MgopeTrovato - Zach Adriaanse
Thursday 3 October 2019: The Western Cape Education Department has given notice that they will use the four Wynberg schools at the end of the year. This has been ratified by the governing bodies of the four schools. The department officials will move into the high schools on 29 November and the junior schools on 1 December.
We, therefore, give notice that the schools will close for learners on the following days:
Wynberg Girls' & Boys' HIGH Schools - Tuesday 26 November 2019
Wynberg Girls' and Boys' JUNIOR Schools - Friday 29 November 2019
Please download the complete official PDF document on the link:
#BloodDrive101 - View the photos on Flickr
Monday 7 October08:00 Matric Grade Meeting10:00 Assembly (Vs)
Tuesday 8 October18:00 Governing Body Meeting
Wednesday 9 October12:30 School closes for Grade 8 & 11Valedictory18:00 New Parents MeetingNo school for Grade 9 & 10
Thursday 10 October
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On Friday 20 September Wynberg’s senior cricketers ventured forth into lands unknown to take on the best the Eastern Cape has to offer in this year’s edition of the Cape Schools Cricket Festival. The venue this time around was the arid, but picturesque Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet, which served up difficult, testing conditions for the players to negotiate.
After a long but uneventful drive, the boys checked into their digs at Union High School and readied themselves to take in the festival opener – a floodlit T20 between two invitational sides comprising players from either province. Cameron Tanner and Dominic Miles turned out for the Western Province XI and made a decisive impact with the ball, snaring two Eastern Province scalps to help the visitors secure a comprehensive win.
Wynberg’s festival got underway in earnest with a double-innings declaration match against Selbourne College from East London. The Selbourne skipper won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first on a dry pitch. Spin did the majority of the damage for Wynberg with off-spinner Cameron Tanner picking up an extraordinary 4 wickets for 5 runs. Youngster Jesse Prodehl grabbed 3 of his own to leave Selbourne all out for 158. Wynberg didn’t fare much better, being dismissed for 164. Opening batsman, Tanner hit a well-played 53. Selbourne then went about setting Wynberg a target in the hope of bowling them out to earn an outright win. Chasing 102, Wynberg ended up on 58-4 when stumps were pulled, ensuring an opening win on the first innings. A solid start to the festival.
Next up were Wynberg’s strongest opponents, Grey High School from Port Elizabeth. Unbelievably, rain delayed the start of proceedings by over an hour and the contest was reduced to a 50 overs-a-side affair. Wynberg won the toss and elected to bat first. A lack of application at the crease and some disciplined bowling from Grey meant Wynberg could only muster 151-9. Grey made light work of the target, reaching it for the loss of just three wickets in the 28th over. A performance to forget.
Monday 30 September 2019: Please find the hot lunch menu and order form for Term 4 on the link below; please note that fruits are seasonal and may be changed without prior notice. Dairy products and nuts are used at times in meal preparation and, although not specified, there may be trace elements of the above in some of our dishes.
Wynberg Boys’ High School has for decades been a strong supporter of the incredible work done by the WP Blood Transfusion Service - generations of students and staff have donated blood at the regular clinics held at the school.
A year ago on Wednesday 2 October, our Wynberg Family paused to mourn the passing of one of our fathers, Ty Moore, from injuries sustained in a motorbike accident. Ty, a passionate off-road biker, known affectionately as ‘Driver 101’, fought bravely until the end, his life supported by the generosity of anonymous blood donors across the province.
WBHS joins the Moore family in support of their #BloodDrive101 campaign, opening our scheduled WPBTS donor clinic on Tuesday 1 October 2019 to our Wynberg Family, neighbours, and the broader community in Ty Moore’s memory, and in the spirit of giving back.
Ty Moore was a true Warrior, the most incredible husband and father, the best son and brother, the coolest nephew and cousin and a loyal friend to everyone.
Ty fought the hardest battle of his life following an off-road motorbike accident. A catastrophic abdominal injury left him in hospital for 5 months. Tragically, complications arose and his body could no longer fight, it had been through way too much. He sadly passed away on 2 October 2018.
View Wynberg U15A match photos on Flickr
To meet regulatory requirements, the School is required to give our parents 30 days' notice of the annual school fees and budget meeting. Please note that this meeting will take place at the School on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 in the Fish Bowl area.
Please download the full PDF Circular 16/19 on the link:
WBHS Visual Art Department invites you to the opening of the Matric Art Exhibition
Monday 30 SeptemberMatrics set up Art Exhibition
Tuesday 1 OctoberTerm 4 begins08:15 Assembly (Dw) 08:40 House Head Assembly10:00 Grade Assembly10:00-15:00 Blood Clinic (Library)
Wednesday 2 October10:00 Tutor Period (Matric Farewell)18:30 Matric EveningMatric Visual Art Exhibition Opening
Thursday 3 October07:45 Tutor08:00-10:30 Period 3-710:30 Break11:00-13:00 Period 8-1113:00 Break13:30 Prefect and House Captain InductionNorth/South Cricket
This year’s Ian Melliar Cup was another extremely successful one. When I was told, in my first year here as Director of Wynberg Water Polo, that it rained every tournament, I was sceptical but the warning from the event stalwarts proved true, it bucketed down on the first day of the tournament. This did not dampen the spirit of the tournament at all and the boys played through the rain, with the heated pool doing its job admirably. The tournament remained on schedule even with the wet weather for most of the day. There were many exciting polo games played throughout the early pool stages, some big clashes such as St. John's vs Rondebosch and St Andrew's vs Wynberg. With the live streaming getting under way, the games were available for all to watch from the comfort of their own homes.
Day 2 dawned warm and sunny with minimal clouds and with the sun poking through to warm players and spectators alike. The weather set the tone for what promised to be an action-packed day. The fixtures included more excellent match ups later in the evening such as Bishops vs Clifton and SACS vs Grey High. The second day was as exciting as promised and there were a few upsets which brought an extra edge to the tournament.
Day 3 is where it all got very interesting with the last of the pool games being played. It came down to goal difference in a few games but after lunch the cross-pool playoffs got underway with more unexpected results. The quarterfinals that followed were closely contested and played at a very high intensity. There were spot prizes handed out between games which was a highlight for many spectators with many amazing prizes being won.
On the last day of the tournament we started off with the placing games followed by our semifinals. All the games we played were in good spirit and at a high standard of play. One would never have said this was an U15 tournament. Most games ended in a 4-5 or 3-4 score line showing that each team gave it their all to clinch a victory in the last game of their #IMCup19.
The 3rd and 4th position games were edge of the seat stuff between St. John's and Rondebosch with St. John's starting on the backfoot and coming from behind to clench victory, ending 3rd in the tournament.
Wynberg Schools' Commitment to Non-Violence, Thursday 5 September 2019
Monday 9 September Change of Timetable for Monday
07:45 - Tutor08:00-10:00 - Period 1-410:00 - Period 610:30 - Break11:15-12:45 - Period 7-912:45 - Assembly (Service Assembly)13:15 - Break13:45-14:45 - Period 10-1114:45-14:55 - Tutor
Tuesday 10 September 07:00 Safety Committee Meeting10:00 House Captain Voting
Wednesday 11 September10:00 Grade Assembly18:30 Springfield Choral Festival at Springfield
Wednesday 4 September 2019: As Wynberg men, we must do better. We mourn with our fellow South Africans through this time of grief and sorrow. We are committed to building a strong ethical foundation by helping our boys and young men make responsible choices and to live honourable lives. We stand with the women of South Africa and say NO MORE.
The Wynberg Campus of Schools will stand together in solidarity on Thursday and remember those who have been victims and who are suffering. #EnoughIsEnough #ItStartsWithMe #StandUp #WeWillBeThere
The gruesome news of the brutal abuse and murder of Janika Mellow, a learner at Northwood Primary in Mitchell’s Plain, a fellow school within our Circuit, has caused a groundswell of outrage and protest. A group of senior boys and staff attended Janika’s Memorial Service this morning in solidarity with her family and friends, while the Wynberg Girls’ & Boys’ High Schools have called for all students and staff to wear black on Thursday 5 September and donate as much as can be afforded toward a fund to support Janika’s family.
Grade 10 and 11 students from Wynberg Boys’ High will picket in silent protest against gender abuse outside Wynberg Girls’ High, Springfield, and Herschel from 07h00 until 08h00 on Thursday, before the four Wynberg Campus Schools hold a joint assembly to unite in single purpose to raise awareness, and commit to #ItStartsWithMe
The Wynberg School community abhors the current horrific levels of gender-based violence, and we encourage all to be part of any action that speaks out against this.