Wynberg Sportsmanship: Our Commitment to Positivism in Support

Thursday 26 April 2018: As teaching professionals, and as parents, we are role models to hundreds of boys. Boys observe our behaviour, take in it on board and assimilate it, then tailor their own responses in human interaction. It is incumbent on us to set the example to all who play and watch our sport. This includes players, parents, old boys, spectators connected to our school, and our visitors.

Support your son and attend his matches, whatever side he’s in.Always be there for him, especially in the ‘down times’.By all means set the bar for him - but always praise his achievements especially when he has tried hard to reach this bar.Praise effort and commitment, much more than results.Never criticise the coach, as it will confuse the players. It not only divides loyalty, but offers an excuse. Don’t fall for the common sporting curse of blaming the coach or referee.Never over-emphasise winning as it will only lead to a fear of failure. One of the curses of schoolboy sport is an unbeaten season.Do not relive your own sporting career (or lack of it!) through your son. This leads to frustration and disappointment on both sides.Be a true sporting spectator. Let the referee handle the game and let your son make his own mistakes. He will learn more that way.

It is Wynberg’s stated aim that through our actions, we will promote positive behaviour of all that support our teams and our opposition.

Coaches, parents, or players will neither openly question a refereeing decision, nor shout at the players or officials in an unseemly fashion.Well prepared teams do not need verbal instructions from coaches throughout their matches, especially not from great distance.Coaches and management will act immediately against parents and players who verbally abuse match officials and players. In the same way, we invite parents to point out coaches who act inappropriately.

Michael EngelbrechtWBHS Vice-Principal, Sport

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WBHS Weekly Planner, Week Ending 6 May 2018

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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)

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WBHS Weekly Planner, Week Ending 29 April 2018

Wynberg 1st XV at Rondebosch, click to view full size image

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Monday 23 April10:00 Assembly (Vs) Matric Summer Sport Awards

Tuesday 24 AprilScience Expo

Wednesday 25 AprilScience Expo10:00 House Assembly/Tutor17h30 Wynberg Wednesday at Bill Bowden Pavilion

Thursday 26 April10:00 House Heads meeting with Tutors10:00 Assembly (Ty)Rugby vs Durbanville (H)

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WBHS Newsletter, Friday 13 April 2018

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Inter-House Plays: the Stories, the Winners, the Photos

View our photo collection from the Inter-House Plays on Flickr

Tuesday 27 March 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School: weeks of writing, rehearsing, costume design, and thespian excitement came to a grand climax as our eight house plays packed the Clegg Hall with students, staff, and families in a one-night-only gala performance.

We congratulate all involved on their passion and professionalism, and eagerly anticipate Ms Krystle Kustanovich's encore as head of drama when this year's major production of Shrek, the Musical takes center stage in the third term.

We proudly present the winners and nominees in the respective categories; scroll down the page to find the creative play synopses and photos of a great evening's entertainment!

Winners & Nominees

Best Actor: Thomas CouttsNominees: Phillip Masango; Trent Holgate; Thomas Coutts

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WBHS Weekly Planner, Week Ending 1 April 2018

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Monday 26 March10:00 - 10:30 Assembly (Ms)Final reports generated18:00 - 19:30 Grade 9 Subject Choice Evening

Tuesday 27 MarchLO DAY 3 - See separate programme below

Wednesday 28 MarchEnd of First Term08:00 - 08:45 Quarterly Awards Ceremony08:45 - 09:15 Cheering Practice09:15 - 10:00 Break10:00 - 10:45 Final Assembly11:00 School ClosesU19 Squash at St Stithian's Festival17:30 - 21:00 Wynberg Wednesday at Bill Bowden Pavilion

Thursday 29 MarchU19 Squash at St Stithian's FestivalU16 Hockey Nomads at SelborneU14 Kwaggas Rugby Festival1st XV KES Rugby Festival

Friday 30 MarchGood Friday (Easter Holiday)U19 Squash at St Stithian's FestivalU16 Hockey Nomads at Selborne1st XV KES Rugby Festival

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Sports Roundup, Week Ending 16 March 2018

View photos of Wynberg Rugby helping at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Friday 16 March 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School: Only cricket will be in action this weekend, in do-or-die fixtures vs SACS. Our boys should be high on confidence after getting valuable time in the middle last week against various opposition.

From Monday onwards, the pitches will be rolled up, the sun will be packed away and the rain clouds will be wheeled out. On cue, the rugby club begins pre-season friendlies vs Bergvliet, Brackenfell, and Boland Landbou before the A teams embark on long distance and local tours ahead of the Bosch clash, away, on 14 April.  Soccer, always keen to buck the trend, will be playing warm-up fixtures on Friday afternoon on the Oude Wijnberg in anticipation of a busy season.

Some housekeeping matters:

1. Practice rugby jerseys will be available for ordering on Moodle only from this weekend. Orders close on Wednesday 21 March.

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SIMS at Wynberg: Boosting Students' Performance

Thursday 15 March 2018: Wynberg Boys’ High School’s Vice Principal - Academics, Mr Ben Thompson, was recently interviewed by International School* magazine on the school’s successful implementation of the Student Information Management System (SIMS).

With SIMS fully integrated into the day-to-day of school life, the interview explains, and explores, the importance Wynberg Boys’ High places on embracing innovative technology to strengthen communication and information flow between boys, teachers, and parents to help our students achieve their full potential.

“The best way for a school to motivate its students is to really understand them. This is easy to say, but in a large international school with eight houses, how do you put this into practice? At Wynberg Boys’ High School in Cape Town, South Africa, we seek to understand our students better by discovering what makes them strive for excellence.”

Read the full interview online, or download the PDF

Communication between all stakeholders - parents, teachers, house heads - is essential for the overall well-being of our boys. At Wynberg Boys’ High School, the introduction of the Online Parent Portal allows parents to stay informed, at any time, on all aspects of their son’s academic performances through easy access to SIMS. Whether test results, merits or demerits received, parents and teachers are now easily informed of a boy’s progress. Effective information sharing has always been part of our school’s ethos. With the implementation of SIMS, we can now share increased data more effectively with those who need to know what progress the students are making. Working in unison with some of our older traditions, it has become a vital element in helping us to prepare our students to make a positive contribution to South African society after they matriculate. WBHS is proud of our position as a leading innovator in effective South African education, committed to new ideas, and to embracing technology to actualise the academic potential of all our students.

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WBHS Weekly Planner, Week Ending 25 March 2018

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Monday 19 March10:00 - 10:30 Assembly (Vs)Start of Winter SportIH PlaysU14 Rugby Trials

Tuesday 20 March14A, 15A, 16A, 1st XV Rugby vs Brackenfell (A)

Wednesday 21 March - Human Rights Day17:30 - 21h00 Wynberg Wednesday at Bill Bowden Pavilion

Thursday 22 March10:00 - 10:30 Assembly (En)

Friday 23 March13h00 - 14h00 Subject Heads MeetingsUCT Maths Training Camp Weekend

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WBHS Newsletter, Friday 9 March 2018

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WBHS Newsletter, Friday 2 March 2018

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WBHS Weekly Planner, Week Ending 11 March 2018

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Monday 5 March

10:00-10:30 Assembly (Ms)

Tuesday 6 March

11:00 English Olympiad

18:00-20:00 Hawthornden House Braai

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WBHS Newsletter, Friday 23 February 2018

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WBHS Newsletter, Friday 16 February 2018

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WBHS Newsletter, Friday 9 February 2018

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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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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:



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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School Governing Body Elections: Notification & Documentation

Monday 5 February 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School: notice is hereby given that a meeting for the nomination and election of candidates for the election of educators and non-educators for the governing body of [Wynberg Boys' High School] will be held on Friday, 23 February 2018 at 14h00 - 15h00 in the staffroom.

Please follow the links for the official notification, and the nomination documents:



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Circular 3/18: Notice of Nomination & Election: Parents of Learners to the Governing Body.

Thursday 1 February 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School: Notice is hereby given that a nomination and election for seven parental candidates as members of the governing body for [Wynberg Boys' High School] will be held on Thursday, 15 March 2018 in two timeslots from 07h00 - 09h00 and from 15h00 - 19h00 in the school foyer. Should the required parents not vote on the day, a follow-up meeting will be held on Monday, 19 March 2018 at 17h00. Please follow the links for the official notification and the nomination documents:



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Admissions 2019: Open Day for Primary Schools

  Tuesday 13 February 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School : we take great pleasure in welcoming prospective Wynberg Families to our Admissions 2019 Open Day. This is an opportunity to find out more about one of South Africa's leading boys' schools, to view our magnificent educational and sporting facilities, discover more about boarding, and meet ...
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