Wynberg Old Boys' Union AGM, Wednesday 11 April 2018

Glebe Cottage, circa 1880, photo submitted by David Lopes, Class of 1977

Wednesday 11 April 2018, Bill Bowden Pavilion: the AGM of the Wynberg Old Boys' Union will be held at 18h00 to report back on Union activities and finances since May 2017.

Our 2017 AGM will be remarked on in years to come as a watershed moment in the history of our Union, the year a quorum of old boys voted to move our historic organisational efforts in support of our Schools’ and all our brothers onto a business footing.

A performance-based two-year volunteer appointment of EXCO members was approved, who through their work, were tasked to present a fresh vision, develop achievable short goals, deliver, succeed, and replace themselves after two years.

This AGM will be a feedback on what has been achieved, what remains in progress, and what lies in store.

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WOW! Celebrating our Women of Wynberg

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On Saturday 10 March 2018 Wynberg hosted the first ever WOW - Women of Wynberg - event at Kaplan House to honour our women in a morning of connecting, upliftment, and celebration.

Rounding off a week in which WBHS marked International Women’s Day with powerful and thought-provoking workshops with the boys on respecting women and their valuable contribution to society, the WOW morning was attended by 250 Wynberg mothers, teachers, and other influential women, in an exuberant celebration of our Women of Worth.

An inspirational address by Wynberg mom, Portia van Staden, honoured the guests and reminded them of their inner strengths, their beauty, and capabilities.

Portia, with the aid of a R50 note dropped, crumpled, trodden on and ground into the dirt, demonstrated the fundamental fact: the note did not lose its value, it retained its full worth:

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Wynberg Old Boys' Newsletter, Thursday 22 February 2018

 Wynberg Old Boys' Union Newsletters are distributed to all Old Wynbergians by email. #WynbergMedia #SuperaMoras #OldBoysUnite

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In Memoriam: Vernon Wood, Wynberg Old Boy & Educator

Vernon Wood, Rest In Peace

Saturday 17 February 2018: it was with profound shock and deep sadness that the School and Wynberg Old Boys' Union learnt of the sudden passing of Old Boy, Vernon Wood, former principal of both Bergvliet High School and Bishops. Our deepest condolences to the Wood family.

Keith Richardson, former Wynberg Boys' High School Educator and Headmaster, writes:

I well remember Vernon Wood as a schoolboy at Wynberg. He threw himself with enthusiasm into all he did, had a cheery smile and made friends easily. He finished off his Wynberg career in 1977 as prop for the first rugby team as well as serving as school prefect.

It came as no surprise, when together with classmates Greg Brown and Chris Luman, also future principals, he decided to attend UCT and become a teacher. He started off his teaching career at Queens College before moving up the ranks, returning to Cape Town as a HOD at Muizenberg High School. From the beginning of his career, he impressed all with his enthusiasm for the teaching profession and his ability to relate to everyone from parents, to school management, to pupils at the school.

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In Memoriam: Adrian “Arrie” Matthews

  Friday 26 January 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School : It was with great sadness that the Wynberg Community learnt of the sudden and untimely death of the school's head groundsman, Adrian "Arrie" Matthews, on the evening of Wednesday 24 January 2018. Arrie oversaw the team that cared for Wynberg's facilities for over a decade with a great degre...
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Rowan Algie, Rest In Peace – A Tribute to a Visionary Headmaster

Sunday 10 December 2017: It is with profound sadness that we learnt today of the passing of Mr Rowan Algie after a short illness. Headmaster Jan de Waal, Wynberg staff – past and present, Old Boys, and our extended Wynberg Family, express our deepest condolences and support to Rowan's wife, Rosemary, and the Algie family. Mr Algie's Memorial Servic...
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