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Wynberg Boys' High School Weekly Newsletter is distributed to our Wynberg Families by email. #WynbergMedia #SuperaMoras
Wynberg Boys' High School Weekly Newsletter is distributed to all our Wynberg Families by email. #WynbergMedia #SuperaMoras
24 & 25 April 2018: Science is about discovery, and understanding the world around us. There are few better ways for learners to experience this culture of exploration than the Wynberg Boys’ Science Expo. This year boys had to conduct an experiment or build a model that solves a real world problem. They wrote the results up into a formal report, and then designed a poster which was used to present their topic to a panel of judges. There were a number of outstanding projects on display, with some of the experiments and models taking two months to complete.
Two of the highlights: Get Chaa Clean Water!After noticing that his grandfather preferred drinking tap water run through an activated Carbon filter, Nicholas Swart teamed up with Liyema Sondlo to see whether a home-made activated carbon filter would actually improve quality of water. The results showed that the carbon filtered water wasn’t actually cleaner than tap water, but the carbon filter did filter out any chlorine, which resulted in a taste preferred by 10 out of 10 people in a taste test.
Fog Collecting in Cape TownMurray MacDonald built 4 ‘fog collectors’ at home each with an area of 1 square metre, and set them up in 4 different places around Cape Town, to see where the collectors would be most effective in harvesting water. There was one on our Silverhurst Fields, one at his home, there was even one on top of the mountain! He made sure to keep track of humidity and wind speed at each of these locations over a period of 4 weeks. The most effective fog collector, on top of the mountain, collected 4 litres of water over the 4 weeks.
The skills learnt during Expo are numerous, and highly sought after in the workplace. Planning, logical reasoning, and clear communication are all vital in an Expo project. The top few projects will be entered into the regional science expo.Mr Christof Goosen
Monday 7 May10:00 Assembly (Dw) (Grey)19:00 Campus Choir Concert
Tuesday 8 May19:00 Campus Choir Concert
Wednesday 9 May08:00 – 09:00 Grey Meetings and Cheering10:00 – Prefects Assembly (Grey)17:30 – Wynberg Wednesday at the Bill Bowden Pavilion18:00 – 20:00 Prefect Seminar 2
Thursday 10 May08:00 – 09:00 Wednesday Period 1 and 2 10:00 – House Assembly / Tutor
Friday 11 MayGrey Weekend
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Wynberg Old Boys’ Union is proud to welcome former Proteas player and international cricketing legend, Makhaya Ntini, as our on-the-spot guest on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 19h00 at the Bill Bowden Pavilion, Home of Wynberg Old Boys. As always, our Open Mic evenings are open to all, but we regret no school-goers & U18s.
STOP PRESS: MAKHAYA NTINI WILL BE JOINED BY SPECIAL GUEST, ASHWELL PRINCE
One of the leading wicket-takers in SA cricketing history, Makhaya will enjoy a frank exchange with Master of Ceremonies, Old Boy Brad Bing, about his extraordinary journey:
Makhaya's cricket talent was discovered early when he worked as a herd boy in rural Transkei, although unable to speak English, he was awarded a bursary to Dale College, from where his passion and undisputed talent for the game saw him explode onto provincial and international ovals.
Monday 30 AprilSchool Holiday 10:00 – 14:00 Shrek Rehearsal
Tuesday 1 MayWorkers’ Day (Public Holiday)10 – 17:00 Shrek Rehearsal
Wednesday 2 May10:00 Cheering Practice17:30 Wynberg Wednesday at Bill Bowden Pavilion
Thursday 3 MayCivvies Day10:00 Grade Assembly10:00 New Teachers Meeting
Friday 4 May13:00 Staff DevelopmentStellenbosch Band ExtravaganzaHockey vs DF Malan (A)