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2019 Prefect & House Captain Induction

WBHS Prefect House Captain InductionTuesday 16 October 2018: Our annual Prefect and House Captain Induction Ceremony in the Clegg Hall - Wynberg Boys' High School extends congratulations and wishes our 2019 leadership group the very best for a successful and exciting year ahead.

Prefects 2019

Dillon Sibanda - Head Prefect & RCL
Malcolm Scarrott - Deputy Head Prefect & Service
Tebogo Faas - Deputy Head Prefect & Support

Fayyaz Ebrahiem - Glebe
Jethro Johnston - Hawthornden
Campbell Egan-Fowler - Littlewood
Ben Schaffer - McNaughton
Seth Meyer - Oude Wijnberg
Stephen McCallum - Silverhurst
Daniel Harrison - Sunninghill
Mikaeel Bassadien - Trovato

Ben van Huyssteen - Academics
Matthew Harris - Sport
Matthew James - Culture
Jack Rutherford - Sustainability

Kamvalethu Sabela - Junior Grade Prefect
Mathew Brougham-Cook - Senior Grade Prefect
George Kaseya - Grade 12 Prefect

House Captains

Joseph Tulloch - Glebe
Phiwe Mentoor - Hawthornden
Bevan Coveley - Littlewood
Tariro Chamba - McNaughton
TBA - Oude Wijnberg
Thomas Faustmann - Silverhurst
Daniel Spogter - Sunnninghill
Phillip Mouton - Trovato

 

Order of Proceedings

Welcome - Headmaster, Mr J De Waal

Charge to Incoming Prefects - Head Prefect 2018, Jarrod Whitson

Presentation of Blazers - 2018 Prefects

Signing of Declarations - 2019 Prefects

House Captains' Announcement - Tebogo Faas

2019 Head Prefect’s Address - Dillon Sibanda

Introduction of Guest Speaker - Mikaeel Bassadien

Guest Speaker's Address - Mr Almero Prinsloo, Head Prefect 2015

Thanks - Seth Meyer

School Prayer - Kamvalethu Sabela

The School Song

 

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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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Wynberg Matric Dance 2018

 View the Matric Dance photo album collection on Flickr

Saturday 16 June 2018: A chilly winter's evening soon warmed by the sheer excitement of everyone who had a role to play in this spectacular event. Parents, grandparents, parents of partners, friends, family, and interested spectators – nobody wanted to miss the main guests arriving in style, from helicopter to limousine, ensuring this moment would be remembered for many years to come.

The day had arrived, the matric dance our boys had been looking forward to. The perfect occasion in a perfect setting to celebrate the end of a tough exam period, and the climax of every student's years of anticipation to be center-stage in a matric rite of passage.

Months of meticulous planning and careful decision making informed the final choices – style and colour of the suit, shoes, shirt and matching tie (bow tie? or not?), and, of course, their partners and their outfits.

The school hall was transformed into a magical ballroom using black, red, and gold décor elegantly and exquisitely enhanced by ornate candelabra perfectly suiting the season. MC, Malcolm Scarrott, made sure that everyone felt welcome and comfortable, going to great lengths to explain the significance of this event. One could see the boys' chests puffing out and the must-do pitch of teenage nonchalance turning into a moment of immense adult pride.

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Academic Excellence: Prizes & Special Awards

 

Above: Prize Giving stage party - left to right, Messrs Damascene Taylor (School Governing Body & Old Boys' Exco), Tapie Marlie (Governing Body Chair), Larry Moser (Deputy Headmaster), Jan de Waal (Headmaster, with guest speaker, Brian Schreuder (Head of Education, Western Cape Education Department)

Thursday 8 February 2018: the annual prize giving, recognising academic excellence across all grades for 2017, was held in the Clegg Hall, with Mr Brian Schreuder, Head of Education, Western Cape Education Department, as guest speaker. We take pleasure in publishing the full list of prize winners, and special award recipients:

GRADE 8

SUBJECT CERTIFICATEisiXhosa: Akhile Ngesi

MERIT CERTIFICATE and SILVER TIEAbdul Abrahams, Aiden Bailey, Joshua Bolley, Julian Boulle, Justin Chesterton, Alexander Clarke, Daniel Coetzee, Ben Currie, Connor Davids, Caleb de Klerk, Adam Denton, Ryan de Villiers, Muaz Ebrahim, Max Elsworth, Meekaaeel Fataar, Timothy Fortune, Zaakir Gangat, Aditya Ghorpade, Joe Hawthorne, Jordan Heeger, Thomas Hugo, Amir Jaffer, Ross Jeppe, Josh Koff, Radhi Lagerdien, Aidan Leak, Matthew Leech, Teague Lourens, Christian Louw, Blaine Mortimer, John-Bruce Noad, Naeem Parker, Matthew Raatz, Jack Robinson, Daniel Roden, Maahier Sambo, Matthew Sampson, Justin Sangster, Uzair Sarvan, Mujahied Shabodien, Charles Shaw, Mudathir Solomon, Keanan Thyssen, Ethan Turner, Dian Vermeulen, James Veysey, Caleb Voskuil, Ethan Walton

MERIT CERTIFICATE, SILVER TIE and SUBJECT CERTIFICATESubject certificate for Creative Arts; Merit; Silver Tie -Julian BoulleSubject certificate for Geography; Merit; Silver Tie - James Veysey

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Metro South Education District Honours WBHS Academic Excellence

Saturday 27 January 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School : at the annual Metro South Education District academic awards ceremony, the academic achievements of Wynberg's matric class of 2017 in the final NSC examinations were recognised with the school sharing first place for the highest pass rate in Quintile Five Schools, taking second place in the dist...
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Matric 2017: Academic Awards – Wynberg Placed 8th in Western Cape

Thursday 11 January 2018: at the annual Western Cape Education Department Academic Awards ceremony at Leeuwenhof, the residence of the Premier of the Western Cape, WBHS was announced as the 8th top performing school in the province and 5th top State School for the matric final exams of 2017. Headmaster Jan de Waal, and Vice-Principal of Academics, ...
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Matric Results 2017: Congratulations, 100% Wynberg Men!

Friday 5 January 2018: with great pleasure, Wynberg Boys' High announces a record crop of matric results for the Class of 2017 – 100% pass rate, with 94% bachelors' passes, our best results under the new syllabus. With 217 subject distinctions overall, the top performing subjects were History, IT, and Visual Arts; Dux of the School 2017, Nathan Wyl...
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Firmamentum Ludi – 2017 Reflections on Littlewood Boarding House

5 December 2017: At Littlewood Boarding House we hold great store in our position as the backbone of the school, our adopted motto Firmamentum Ludi infers a foundation of school support, with 2017 seeing our Littlewood boarders once again setting the standard and tone for Wynberg Boys’ High.

Hostel head prefect 2017, Abenathi Botha, along with his prefect body, did a superb job in building on the foundations and traditions of the past, helping to develop a modern boarding environment that is ever more friendly and welcoming.

In the year we celebrated 60 years in our current home-from-home, the boarding house was the fullest it has ever been accommodating 110 boys and an ever-expanding waiting list.

Our Diamond Jubilee coincided with the year in which the school’s house names were changed to reflect a closer historic relevance. An exhaustive consultative process by Wynberg’s Social Cohesion Committee saw Littlewood retain its name (to the joy of boarders past and present), with only the badge to change in keeping with the other school houses.  My thanks to all for their enthusiastic participation in the process.

As always, our boarders threw themselves wholeheartedly into the inter-house Friedlander Shield competition winning most of the major events – gala, relays, and sports day – to finish in 2nd position behind Lorie, the deserved 2017 winners.

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