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Wynberg Placed 3rd in the 2019 UCT Mathematics Competition

WBHS UCT Maths GoldFriday 7 June 2019: Wynberg Boys’ High School was delighted to be awarded 3rd place in the UCT Maths Competition at the prize giving ceremony at the Baxter Theatre. Breaking into the top three positions is no mean feat in a competition that attracts 7500 entrants from 170 Western Cape Schools.

While placing third overall, six of our students won Gold Awards for their results - one pair, and four individual entrants. Gold is awarded to individuals in the top ten of their grade competitions, and the top three in the pairs category.

This is an amazing achievement by our boys, and overall, Wynberg’s highest ever placing at the annual event which began in 1977 at a local school, before moving to UCT in 1980.

Proud Wynberg Old Boy, UCT Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, John Webb, sent a message read out by Professor Gilmour at the prize giving ceremony:

“In 2017, Wynberg came 5th, in 2018, Wynberg came 4th, and now in 2019, Wynberg has come 3rd … watch this space!”

The top 200 individuals and top 100 pairs in each grade win merit Awards. All other contestants receive Certificates of Participation.

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Wynberg Abroad: Maths & Science Tour of Europe

 

In front of the Eiffel tower, an engineering marvel and a beautiful piece of design.

Mid-year Holidays 2018. Accompanied by Messrs Neil Eddy & Christof Goosen, a tour party of Wynberg Men headed to Europe on a Maths and Science tour. It all started with 24 hours of travel: A plane flight to Dubai, a 4 hour wait, a plane flight to Paris, and then a few hours of traffic. However, the boys’ spirits remained high; they were ready to explore Europe and delve deep into the history and culture of Maths and Science.

The tour took them through 5 Cities: Paris, Geneva, Munich, Berlin and Hamburg. In each the boys explored museums, historical buildings, and technological facilities which were often breath-taking and always interesting.

The visiting of the particle accelerator and laboratory at CERN in Geneva, the bus and truck MAN factory in Munich and the Airbus assembly plant in Hamburg allowed them glimpses of incredibly large scale projects that will hopefully set a target for them to achieve in the application of their knowledge in South Africa. As our country heads into the SKA project in Carnarvon, we hope that many of our boys will see opportunities for very rewarding careers in a similarly scaled project.

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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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Maths Parent Information Evening

 

Wednesday 31 January, Wynberg Boys' High School: Our second Maths Parent Information Evening - this event introduces parents to the Maths Department teachers and provides insight into how the department functions.

Mrs van der Westhuizen gave some information regarding the “Nuts and Bolts” which also included assessment structures. Mrs Biggs spoke about the maths support programme, GEMS (Gaining Extra Mathematical Skills).

Mr Neil Eddy explained his popular junior enrichment programme, expanding on the mathematical essentials for a Grade 8 learner. Some important tips and guidelines for parents of Grade 8 boys were addressed here.

Mr Cliff Hull described the online Moodle platform where many resources for each grade can be accessed, including past papers and memos from not only Wynberg Boys’ High School but also from so many other schools, as well as departmental papers. He also particularly addressed the matric parents as to their, and their sons' expectations and gave some important tips on how Matrics can get the best out of their final school year.

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