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Inter-House Swimming Gala - All the Results

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Tuesday 12 February 2019: The Inter-House Gala was held in ideal conditions in the newly refurbished WBHS pool. While the lack of starting blocks undoubtedly influenced the ability to break records, it did nothing to dampen the spirit of the competing houses.

In the U14 events, the relays were dominated by Trovato House, while Tristan Baxter Elliot took first place in the 4x25m individual, medley, 25m butterfly, and 50m freestyle to claim the title of U14 champion. In the U16 category, the top results for the relays were split between Hawthornden, who claimed the 4x50m relay, and Silverhurst who took the 4x25m medley relay. Here there were a number of excellent individual performances with Dylan Bantam (100m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly) and Josh Brown (50m Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly) each achieving individual victories. However, it was Connor Theron with his outstanding performances in the 4x25m individual medley, 200m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke (setting a new record) who took top honours to become the U16 age group champion. In the U19 age group another contest for the top individual positions saw Timothy Meyer (4x25 Individual Medley, 100m & 200m Breaststroke), Luke Altmann (400m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly and 100m Backstroke) and Stephen McCallum (100m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 200m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle) battle it out for the overall individual trophy. In the end it was Stephen McCullum who claimed the age group prize by anchoring both Silverhurst relay teams to victory, including a convincing win in the 4x50m relay that set a new record time. The final points and positions of each house read as follows: 1st Silverhurst – 283 points 2nd Oude Wijnberg – 216 points3rd Littlewood – 184 points4th McNaughton – 168 points5th Hawthornden – 165 points6th Glebe – 163 points7th Trovato – 131 points8th Sunninghill – 126 points

Mr Marcus Melck, TIC Swimming

Click the image below to view the Facebook video of the Matric Plunge, the traditional annual Gala Finale:

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Wynberg Sports Roundup: Week Ending 17 August 2018

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Friday 17 August 2018: A long weekend can either be perceived as a welcome respite from the gruelling competition of the season or as the cause of a loss of momentum. It is probably all psychological, but no doubt most if not all of our teams will have kept their eye firmly on the ball in terms of moving a step closer to a Triple crown, Grand Slam or Headmaster’s Grand Slam when friendship, rivalry and sportsmanship resume against Bishops this weekend.

For those a tad confused by this terminology, let me clarify: Beating the Southern Suburbs boys schools in Term 2 or 3 earns you a Triple Crown. Doing it in Term 2 and 3 earns you a Grand Slam. If you add into the mix a win over Grey High, then you can claim the Headmaster’s Grand Slam - the Holy Grail of Wynberg sport. With this in mind, I am sure that all parents will be reminding their sons of what is at stake as we enter the final stretch of the season with two All In weekends. Our 1st team water polo boys will be braving some icy conditions this weekend with warm up matches at Reddam Constantia: vs Silvertree 4ths at 13:00 vs RWC 2nds at 15:00 vs UCT 3rds at 16:00 Last weekend saw our cross country runners attempting a top 8 position at the WP trials at Fairmont. Despite none of our runners being able to achieve this goal, missing out on WP selection, well done to the following on their efforts:

Dylan Rudolph was alone in an incredibly competitive race, ultimately falling behind and ending the race in 12th position.

The U19 race had Caleb Gibson finishing 15th, running his 8km in a time of 30:48.

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Sports Roundup, Week Ending 2 March 2018

Friday 2 March 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School: The mornings are slightly cooler and the financial year has come to end, a signal that we have reached the last fortnight of summer sport. With tours and derby matches wrapping up the first term 2018, one can anticipate the season going out with a bang.

The Wynberg supporters caps have arrived. Only online orders through Moodle were recorded, caps may be collected from the Student Support Desk on submission of proof of payment.

The rugby department is sourcing an affordable and efficient practice jersey. An online order form will be published to Moodle soon - while the jerseys will be available this year, they will only become compulsory kit from 2019.

Athletics

Our boys competed against top athletes from Southern Zone schools in the zonal semi-final event held in Bellville. After a long day of competition, 16 of our athletes made it through to next round to form part of the Southern Zone team to take on teams from the Northern, Table Bay, and False Bay Zones for a place in the Western Province athletics team on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 March at the Vygieskraal track. The Western Province team will compete at the Western Cape Championships in Paarl on the weekend of 9 March.

We wish them all the very best:

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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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New Boys 2018: Summer Sports Afternoon

As an introduction to sport at Wynberg, we are holding an ‘open day’ for all those coming to the School next year.

New boys will have a choice of trying four sports.

Time: 15:00 – 16:45When: Friday 24 November 2017

Cricket (in the nets on the Jacques Kallis Oval)

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