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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!
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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.
Crew For A Cause: Wynberg Old Boys' Scholarship Initiative
Monday 19 February 2018: Wynberg Boys' High School applauds and supports the groundswell efforts of our Old Wynbergians in actively 'paying forward' the benefits and opportunities experienced at their Alma Mater. Read the story of 'Crew for a Cause', and help us to support them in opening our opportunities to prospective, deserving, Wynberg Men:
At the end of 2017, a few Wynberg Old Boys from the years 2003 and 2004 got together and launched a Non-profit Company called “Crew for a Cause” with the intention of making a difference in someone's life, and do our part to change the future for the better!
The company was set up with the idealism of “through education, we can create employment”, and with this creating as many jobs as possible, to provide self-respect, to feed families, and take a child off the street.
The criteria were clear from the start to enable a previously disadvantaged child the opportunity to go through a school like Wynberg, where we have all learnt so much. And through these criteria, we found an incredible candidate in need, and one who we believe will give back to the school and country in the future.
Thursday 15 February 2018: We are pleased to announce that Umbro and Wynberg Boys' High School have officially formed a partnership for Wynberg Soccer. As part of the Team Umbro family, Wynberg families and sportsmen will receive 10% off non-sale items on presentation of the discount code WBHS2018 at your nearest Umbro Store. Umbro is the original Manchester-based football brand that invented sportswear and sports tailoring. Today, the company combines its heritage in sports tailoring with modern football culture to create groundbreaking and iconic football apparel, footwear and equipment that blend performance and style. Visit your nearest Umbro store at the following locations:
Umbro Access Park: Shop G6, Access Park, 81 Chichester Road, Kenilworth, 021 671 3797.
Umbro Sable Square: Shop J2, Sable Square Village Centre, Cnr Ratanga Road & Bosmansdam Road, 021 555 3397.Find Umbro on Facebook @UmbroSouthAfrica and Instagram @umbrosouthafrica - tweet your favourite football moments: @Umbro_SA
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Above: Wynberg's 1st XI in the Clubhouse at Randjesfontein
Saturday 10 February 2018: On Saturday, Wynberg became the first Cape Town school to be invited to play at Randjesfontein against the John Oppenheimer XI (JEO XI). The trip was the culmination of a phone call between Director of Cricket, Andrew Wylie and Craig Lyons and the legendary generosity of the Oppenheimer family in their quest to bring cricket matches to this majestic ground.
The sprawling Randjesfontein Country estate lies about 25 minutes drive from OR Tambo airport. Owned by the famous Oppenheimer family, it is home to racehorses, stud horses, guest houses, private residences and the most beautiful cricket ground I have ever had the privilege to visit. The oval has been home to the Nicky Oppenheimer XI (NFO XI) over the years.They have traditionally been one of the warm-up match opponents against touring Indian, West Indian, Pakistan, England and Australian sides who have toured here ahead of their encounters with the Proteas.
All flights and accommodation were paid for by the family and the catering on the day of the match was such that anyone who walked into the ground to watch was able to tuck into the feast. The outfield of the oval is manicured to perfection. So similar to a bowling green, it was amusing to see some Wynberg boys staring at it upon arrival before bending down to touch it to see if it was real. With its tall poplar trees creating a shady boundary on the one side of the ground and given the ovals location in the middle of Midrand bush, one gets the feeling that someone dropped an English county ground into the otherwise African location.
The clubhouse conjures up images of the members stand at Lords, albeit a far more modern design that lends itself to watching cricket on couches from the open plan lounge/patio downstairs or from the balcony leading off the players' change rooms. It was only when play was interrupted by a classic Highveld thunderstorm at about 4 pm that one realized that it took 4 men to push about 60 meters of wood-panelled glass doors into place to keep everyone dry. The clubhouse contains a library of well over 18 000 books – all dedicated to cricket. While going through the shelves, I came across a family photo album containing pictures taken at the match vs Pakistan in 2002. Seeing how the younger and older members or the Oppenheimer family spent the day watching cricket, lounging around the clubhouse with family pets in tow, it reminded me of images of the Kennedys at Hyannis Port in the 1960’s. There are paintings and framed photos of famous players and memorable matches – all gifts from touring teams that have played there. There is even a bat once used by WG Grace in one of the display cabinets.
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:
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:
SUBJECT CERTIFICATEisiXhosa: Akhile Ngesi
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
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.:
Wednesday 31 January, Wynberg Boys' High School: Our second Maths Parent Information Evening - this event introduces parents to the Maths Department teachers and provides insight into how the department functions.
Mrs van der Westhuizen gave some information regarding the “Nuts and Bolts” which also included assessment structures. Mrs Biggs spoke about the maths support programme, GEMS (Gaining Extra Mathematical Skills).
Mr Neil Eddy explained his popular junior enrichment programme, expanding on the mathematical essentials for a Grade 8 learner. Some important tips and guidelines for parents of Grade 8 boys were addressed here.
Mr Cliff Hull described the online Moodle platform where many resources for each grade can be accessed, including past papers and memos from not only Wynberg Boys’ High School but also from so many other schools, as well as departmental papers. He also particularly addressed the matric parents as to their, and their sons' expectations and gave some important tips on how Matrics can get the best out of their final school year.
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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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: