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5 December 2017: At Littlewood Boarding House we hold great store in our position as the backbone of the school, our adopted motto Firmamentum Ludi infers a foundation of school support, with 2017 seeing our Littlewood boarders once again setting the standard and tone for Wynberg Boys’ High.
Hostel head prefect 2017, Abenathi Botha, along with his prefect body, did a superb job in building on the foundations and traditions of the past, helping to develop a modern boarding environment that is ever more friendly and welcoming.
In the year we celebrated 60 years in our current home-from-home, the boarding house was the fullest it has ever been accommodating 110 boys and an ever-expanding waiting list.
Our Diamond Jubilee coincided with the year in which the school’s house names were changed to reflect a closer historic relevance. An exhaustive consultative process by Wynberg’s Social Cohesion Committee saw Littlewood retain its name (to the joy of boarders past and present), with only the badge to change in keeping with the other school houses. My thanks to all for their enthusiastic participation in the process.
As always, our boarders threw themselves wholeheartedly into the inter-house Friedlander Shield competition winning most of the major events – gala, relays, and sports day – to finish in 2nd position behind Lorie, the deserved 2017 winners.
Friday 1 December 2017: Wynberg Hockey is proud to play host to the annual Princess Dutch Clinic in January 2018, and look forward to another great series of hockey coaching – please read the invitation below:
Dear WBHS Hockey Player,
Your invitation to SA’s best coaching clinic, the PRINCESS Dutch Clinic powered by SportWays and hosted by Wynberg Boys’ High School in January 2018! Your invitation also includes a secret host discount code!
2018 Grade 8 boys – special discount of 25%. Discount code is: WBHSDC18
Wynberg Boys High School hockey players (internal and external league) – 15% discount. Discount code is: WynbergDC18
Sunday 19 November 2017: the early morning promise of a hot Cape Town day, and even hotter days ahead in the Cederberg, did little to melt the excitement as the Grade 10 Group A readied to depart on the annual twelve-day Wynberg Grade 10 Challenge.
The Challenge is a learning experience emphasizing choices and decision making, something each boy must make on his own. It is a test of resolve and personal friendships, of spirituality and discovery of self, of social and environmental responsibility.
This year the Grade 10s have been split into two groups, with Group B departing on the morning of Tuesday 21 November. Each group will break into 4 smaller teams on arrival to head out with WBHS Staff and local guides. Eight days of hiking through the mountains carrying their provisions on their backs and sleeping under the stars await them, followed by providing assistance to a community project and Cape Nature.
Wynberg’s Mr Anthony Sparrow, leader of the Challenge:
“This is an expedition: the boys face days of solid hiking in the mountains, cooking for themselves (always interesting!), sleeping without tents under the stars with no bathrooms nor hot water – all while having absolutely no electronic device around them other than a camera to take pictures.
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
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Monday 13 November 2017: a big thank you for the overwhelming support for our 2017 school raffle, and our congratulations to the winners:
1st Prize – 2 economy class tickets to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines from either Cape Town or Johannesburg – Shane & Carole Heppell
Other Prizes: Peter Smith, Roy de Gouveia, Celeste Wilcomb, Carol Mills, Karl Westvig, Richard Cloete, Amber Brink
A big thank you to all our sponsors!
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Thursday 9 November 2017: a crowd of the who’s who of 21st century Wynberg Cricket gathered at the Bill Bowden Pavilion to honour outgoing coach Eric Lefson for his outstanding contribution to Wynberg Boys’ High School over his 18 seasons at the helm of the 1st XI.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Wynberg Old Boy, and a former Master-in-Charge of Wynberg Cricket, Shaun Hewett, opened in a series of tributes to Eric delivered in person and digitally from around the world.
Irreverent and entertaining, sometimes hilarious, and all from the heart, the tributes summed up the lasting and positive impact Eric has made on almost four high school ‘generations’ of players, on our Wynberg Cricket Culture, and schools’ cricket beyond our Jacques Kallis Oval.
Shaun Hewett, in true cricket statistics style, described Eric’s 1st XI career in numbers:
827 – the record number of matches in charge of the Wynberg 1st XI. [Surely a South African Schools’ Cricket record? – Ed.]
Friday 3 November 2017: With the year-end exams around the corner, this weekend heralds the end of most Term 4 sporting fixtures. Only cricket continues for one week beyond SACS with the Stayers playing matches vs Paarl Boys’ on 11 November.
While your sons will be hitting the books with vengeance next week, it would be good to see them utilising our sporting facilities as and when they feel the need to take a study break. The nets, courts, and fields are not going anywhere while organised sport takes a break.
Wynberg recorded some very good wins against Bishops on the weekend. The highlights of the week would be Tristan Perez explosive 160 against Bishops U15A and Cameron Tanner scoring his 2nd 100 of the week against Bishops 2nd XI. Kieron Adams u14A (70*) helped the U14’s to a comprehensive 7 wicket win while Imti Samaai’s off-spin (4/35) enabled the 2nd team to beat Bishops by 80 runs. The 1st squad will be looking to bounce back after consecutive losses when they play hosts to SACS this weekend, with many Matric boys playing their last WBHS fixtures along with 1st team coach Eric Lefson’s final match at the helm after a remarkable contribution to the game at Wynberg Boys’ High School over 18 years
Kyle Pluke was awarded his 100th cap last week against Bishops and Umar Anthony stands in line to receive his 100th cap this week against SACS.