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Saturday 5 May 2018: Wynberg Boys' High reversed a ten-point halftime deficit to overcome their more fancied opponents, Boland Agricultural on the Hawthornden Field. The final score was 27 - 25 after the hosts trailed 5-15 when the teams changed ends.
The Berg are enjoying a successful start to the 2018 season, having recently beaten Rondebosch and then narrowly going down to another Boland powerhouse, Paarl Boys' High.
High-flying Boland Agri, one of the top rugby schools in recent years, started in typical fashion, their bigger forwards aiming to subdue their opponents. The tenacious Southern Suburbs boys surprised their opponents in the opening minutes, overshadowing the Paarlites. Yet it was the visitors who opened the scoring. It was a well-weighted chip kick by their livewire scrumhalf which sat up for his left wing to collect and score. The conversion put the agricultural students seven points in the lead.
With the wind behind them, the visitors kept their hosts pinned in their own half through some clever tactical kicking. A well-executed move off a Wynberg lineout in their own half saw centre Rethabile Louw creating space for fullback Wandile Notshe to put his team on the scoreboard.
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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.
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.
It is Wynberg’s stated aim that through our actions, we will promote positive behaviour of all that support our teams and our opposition.
Michael EngelbrechtWBHS Vice-Principal, Sport
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)
Friday 19 April 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School: After the euphoria of the Bosch weekend under clear skies, we enter a precarious weekend on wet fields for hockey and rugby against Paarl Boys’ High, and soccer against St Joseph's - all at home.
The 1st XI hockey side will be confident ahead of their fixture at 19h00 on Friday 20 April on the Wynberg Astro. We look forward to seeing as many spectators as possible. Although this is not an all-in weekend, we do expect all hockey players to be out in force to support our teams, and that all rugby players change back into uniform on Saturday 20 April after their matches to cheer on the 1st XV. This is our Wynberg Way for all sports fixtures in the winter months ahead.
A courteous reminder to parents and old boys not to sit in the stands traditionally reserved for our Wynberg boys for home and away matches. A big part of our Wynberg Spirit and the impressive singing and cheering (as displayed last week) is dependent on all Wynberg boys massed together, and not diluted.
Joshua Wentzel has been selected for the SA men's Softball team to compete at the World cup in Canada in July.
Wynberg 1st XV at Rondebosch, click to view full size image
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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10 - 13 May 2018: The annual Wynberg Grey Weekend sees WBHS heading east to Port Elizabeth for one of our most eagerly awaited events of the year. The detailed attachments cover essential transport, costs, accommodation, and the Western Cape Government General Consent Form.
WBHS Grey Weekend Letter.pdf
WCED General Consent Form.pdfFull fixtures will be published separately closer to the departure date, along with maps and traveling programme.
Grey High School's General Arrangements for the weekend:
Wynberg 1st XI at the U18 Nomads Festival in Bloemfontein
Monday 9 AprilLast Day of School Holidays15:00 Senior Staff Meeting
Tuesday 10 April08:00 Assembly (Dw)08:30 Cheering Practice
Wednesday 11 AprilHouse Assembly/TutorLadies' Association Meeting17:30 Wynberg Wednesday at Bill Bowden Pavilion18:00 Wynberg Old Boys' Union AGM, Bill Bowden Pavilion
Thursday 12 AprilAssembly (En) – Derby vs Rondebosch17:30-20:00 Careers Evening at WBHS
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.
Wednesday 28 March 2018: Welcome to a new season of Wynberg Boys’ High School rugby - our teams have had a tough and testing pre-season in advance of the annual league fixtures which kick off formally on 14 April when we travel to Rondebosch in the annual season-starter derby.
Training and trials for all age groups during the last fortnight, combined with hours of discussion between our coaches, mean our teams should be finalised by the end of this first term, and set for the short practice week after the holidays.
We held a successful set of pre-season fixtures against Brackenfell on Tuesday 20 March, with our U14A, 15A, 16A and 1st XV teams traveling together, building spirit and mutual support, and recording victories across the board.
Our 19C team played Bergvliet High School 1st XV on Thursday afternoon winning comprehensively in a physical battle on our Silverhurst C Field, while our U14A and B, 15A, and 16A teams wrapped up their week by traveling to Paarl to play against Boland Landbou in an exciting set of friendly matches that augur well for the months ahead. We're pleased, but not complacent, with the results achieved by these young sides: three of the four games went Wynberg's way, with the U14A going down by 10 points to the hosts.
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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!
Best Actor: Thomas CouttsNominees: Phillip Masango; Trent Holgate; Thomas Coutts
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