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Littlewood Boarding House Goes Off the Grid #WaterWise

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Keeping it Green - Littlewood Boarding House

Friday 23 November 2018: planning from far-sighted budgeting has been realised as Littlewood Boarding House is officially ‘off the grid’ in Wynberg’s drive to ongoing sustainability.

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Announcement of WBHS 2019 Prefects - Congratulations!

WBHS Prefects for 2019

Monday 20 August 2018, Wynberg Heritage Week: We take great pleasure in announcing our prefect body for 2019 - we congratulate them all, and wish them well with their leadership responsibilies for the year ahead. The Prefect Induction Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

Head Prefect: Dillon Sibanda (with RCL portfolio)Deputy Head Prefects: Tebogo Faas, & Malcolm Scarrott (with Service portfolio)

Academic Prefect: Ben van HuyssteenSports Prefect: Matthew HarrisCulture Prefect: Matthew JamesSustainability Prefect: Jack Rutherford House Prefects

Glebe: Fayyaz EbrahimHawthornden: Jethro JohnsonLittlewood: Campbell Egan-FowlerMcNaughton: Ben SchafferOude Wijnberg: Seth MeyerSilverhurst: Stephen McCallumSunninghill: Daniel HarrisonTrovato: Mikaeel Bassadien Grade Prefects Grade 12: George KaseyaSenior Grades: Mathew Brougham-CookJunior Grades: Kamvalethu Sabela

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Inter-House Swimming Gala 2018: Order of Events & School Records

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Tuesday 27 February 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School: our Inter-House Swimming Gala goes under starter's orders in the school pool at 18h00, our best wishes to our swimmers in what is likely to be the only gala of the early summer season!

Order of this evening's events, with previous record holder names and times. Good luck to all eight houses!

The Wynberg Boys' Schools' swimming pools are carefully maintained using treated borehole water #WynbergWaterWise

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WBHS Newsletter, Friday 9 February 2018

 Wynberg Boys' High School Weekly Newsletter is distributed to all our Wynberg Families by email. #WynbergMedia #SuperaMoras

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Sports Roundup, Week Ending 9 February 2018

Above: Wynberg 1st Team in action against Westerford, 9 February 2018

Friday 9 February 2018, Wynberg Boys’ High School: With the Western Cape in the throes of the worst drought in living memory, it is understandable that some of our sporting fixtures have been negatively affected.  

The past fortnight has seen fixtures cancelled, rearranged, and in some cases, match formats have been changed to reduce playing time. Our teams are informed during the course of their school day of any changes, and we expect our students to communicate these with their parents directly in respect of transport, match support, and kit requirements. We thank you for your understanding.

A joint statement written by the Boys’ High Schools has been published and outlines our reasons for continuing with our sporting programme – albeit a curtailed one.  

The drought plan for sport for the rest of the term is as follows:

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Position Statement: Curtailed Sports Programme in Response to Water Crisis

 

Tuesday 6 February 2018: at a recent meeting at Wynberg Boys' High School between the Headmasters of Wynberg, Bishops, SACS, and Rondebosch, a joint position on a measured and constrained school sports programme was undertaken.:

We note that the predicted date when Cape Town will run out of water has been pushed out to May. However, in the face of the rising concerns over water management and conservation, and the civic duty of every Capetonian to participate in water saving, we have reached the following resolutions:A severely curtailed and tightly managed summer sports programme will ensue. We will use only facilities fit to play on and which can be justifiably used without placing stress on playing surfaces.Water irrigation using ground water will adhere strictly to the directives prescribed by 6B restrictions: ‘a maximum of 1 hour on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 09:00 and after 18:00’. The following festivals that draw visitors from out of town have been cancelled: the Wynberg Rugby, Hockey, Squash, and Soccer Festival, the Nomads Hockey Festival and the Rondebosch under 16 Hockey Festival.In most cases there are no more than two further home games on the water polo schedule. Several school pools have or will be shut down for use with the view to playing a reduced programme at a centralised venue shared by preparatory and high schools. These pools will be recharged minimally using only treated borehole water. Match times and chukkas for lower teams will be reduced. Other than pre-planned visiting teams, no more than two further home cricket fixtures will be played and these will be reduced at most age group levels to either a 20 or 50 over game format.All sports practices will be cut back to fewer instances on the actual field of play i.e. in water polo, 1 pool and 1 land practice per week, and in cricket, 1 pitch and 1 net practice.  All of our schools are engaged in a serious and ongoing programme of education about water usage and its implications to our learners and community at large. Our schools are playing a significant and measurable part in water saving measures, some to the extent that we no longer draw on the dams and are to all intents and purposes off the ‘grid’. Others have implemented a disciplined water-saving regime including buckets of grey water for flushing and hand sanitisers for washing. We believe that in implementing the measures above we will be able to meet our civic responsibility to save water and keep Day Zero at bay. Should we reach a point of crisis, those schools with boreholes are investigating ways in which we share this water with places in need like old-age homes in the area and, if practicable, with schools that don’t have boreholes. The situation will be constantly monitored and evaluated and should further measures be required, they will be taken. We will communicate regarding winter sports at a later date.  
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WBHS Newsletter, Friday 2 February 2018

Wynberg Boys' High School Weekly Newsletter is distributed to our Wynberg Families by email. #WynbergMedia #SuperaMoras

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Cancelled: Wynberg Winter Sports Festival 2018 #WynbergWaterWise

  Friday 26 January 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School : It is with great disappointment that we announce our decision to cancel the 2018 edition of the Standard Bank Wynberg Winter Sports Festival. With the water crisis deepening, it would be irresponsible to host a mass-participation sporting event while our City is taking extraordinary water m...
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New Water Crisis Measures #WynbergWaterWise

Thursday 18 January 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School . [Update: shortly after Mr de Waal released his statement below, the City of Cape Town announced the introduction of Level 6b water restrictions as of 1 February 2018. A report in Times Live today: "Mayor Patricia de Lille said the city council was replacing its unpopular proposed drought levy wi...
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At the Gate of the Year: Mr De Waal’s Message

Dear Parents My thanks to you all for your support and encouragement this year. 2017 has been challenging at times but the positives have far outweighed the negatives and we can all be proud of the achievements of our boys They would not be where they are if it were not for your hard work and the co-operation between our parents and staff. It is wi...
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#GreenWynberg: Tapping the Sun with the Solaris Energy Pole

​ Monday 4 December 2017: WBHS is proud to partner with the University of the Western Cape and Lumière Technologies as the first African school to take steps to harvest the energy of the sun, stored to locally-produced Li-ion batteries. With the roll-out potential to power LED lighting, security cameras, Bluetooth speakers, and WiFi hotspots around...
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