Open Day - Admissions for 2020

WBHS Open Day 2019

Tuesday 5 February 2019, 16h00 in the Clegg Hall

For more information please email secretaries (@) wbhs.org.za [remove parentheses]

Wynberg Boys' High School Info Brochure 2019We take great pleasure in welcoming prospective Wynberg Families to our Admissions 2020 Open Day. An opportunity to explore one of South Africa’s leading boys’ schools, view our magnificent educational and sporting facilities, find out about boarding, and meet our Staff and young Wynberg Men. 

Headmaster's Message

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Wynberg Boys’ High School, one of the oldest and most prestigious traditional boys’ schools in the country. Rich in tradition, but passionate about progress, Wynberg is a school of incredible opportunities both in our classrooms and in our extra-mural curricula.

Our dynamic and committed staff continue to grow and keep abreast of the latest trends in education, working closely with local and international universities, to ensure we produce learners able to take their place proudly in society and add meaningful contributions to the world at large.

One of Wynberg’s defining features is our pastoral care and discipline structure. Through our Tutor system, the well-being of our boys remains paramount. Our discipline structure based on The Wynberg Way, bought into and understood by boys and staff alike, consistently delivers outstanding holistic results in producing well-balanced Wynberg Men.

Wynberg Boys' High School celebrates diversity, embracing and respecting the differences that bring us all together in a healthy community inspired by opportunities to achieve excellence in all spheres of school life, be it academics, sport, culture, or service.

Mr Jan de Waal
Headmaster, Wynberg Boys' High School

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Circular 4/19: WBHS Governing Body By-Elections

Wynberg's Walkway of Names

Monday 28 January 2019: Notice is hereby given of a meeting for the nomination and election of one parental candidate as member of the Governing Body for the above mentioned school will be held on Monday 25 February 2019 at the school. 

There is one vacant position on the Governing Body at Wynberg Boys’ High School on the HR committee.

For more information please email Mrs Shireen van de Rheede shireenv (@) wbhs.org.za - remove parentheses

Download the PDFs below:


WBHS News, Sunday 27 January 2019

WBHS Concert in the Quad 2019Wynberg Boys' High School newsletters are distributed to all Wynberg Families and subscribers by email #WynbergMedia

Athletics vs SACS: A Milestone Event

WBHS vs SACS Athletics, view the photos on Flickr

Friday 25 January 2019: A new event on the southern suburbs athletics calendar, the first recorded Wynberg / SACS meeting. A great afternoon of friendship, rivalry, and competition in the best sporting traditions of South Africa's two oldest schools. Thanks to one and all for the incredible support.

Wynberg Headmaster's message to the event:

Welcome to the Hawthornden Field, and our first inter-schools athletics event of 2019. A special welcome to Mr Brendan Grant, the SACS staff, and particularly the athletes, supporters, and families.

Athletics is easily the oldest participation school sport, and while it would be fair to say that today’s competition between South Africa’s oldest boys’ schools must have its origins in the first half of the 19th century, this will be the first recorded formal bilateral athletics meeting between Wynberg and SACS. The sporting histories of our proud schools are rich in the records of our encounters on the fields and courts, and in aquatic pursuits - may today’s meeting become the first of many.

For generations of SACS and Wynberg Men the traditional derby matches to conclude summer and winter sporting seasons have been the annual highlights of rivalry and competition - it is with shared pride that we begin the competitive athletics season in just such spirit, a celebration of the reasons we play school sport.


Weekly Planner, Week Ending 3 February 2019


Wynberg Boys' Acting Association

Weekly Planner

Monday 28 January

10:00 Assembly (Ms)

Tuesday 29 January

10:00 House Assembly/Tutor18:00 – 21:30 Governing Body MeetingGlebe House Braai

WBHS News, Friday 18 January 2019

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Weekly Planner, Week Ending 27 January 2019

Wynberg Basketball vs Fish Hoek - view the photos on Flickr

Weekly Planner

Monday 21 January

10:00 Assembly (Vs)

Tuesday 22 January

10:00 House Assembly/TutorMcNaughton House Braai

Inter-House Sports Day - All the Winners & Media Memories

WBHS Inter-House Sports Day Winners 2019

Click to view our photo and video collection on Flickr

Saturday 12 January 2019: Our 95th annual Inter-House Sports Day, held this year on the Hawthornden Field. Congratulations to all the event winners, and a big thank you our Head of Athletics, Mr Stefan Potgieter and our Wynberg Staff for a slickly organised event. We extend thanks to Servest for the setting up of the track and preparation of fields, and particular thanks to the huge turnout by our Wynberg Families in support.

Final House Positions

1st: Littlewood 425 points
2nd: Silverhurst 249 points
3rd: Oude Wijnberg 212 points
4th: Glebe 205 points
5th: Hawthornden 186 points
6th: McNaughton 168 points
7th: Trovato 151 points
8th: Sunninghill 108 points

Event Winners 2019

U14 Shot Put - Tashriq Bailey, Trovato House
U15 Shot Put - Zachary Porthen, Glebe House
U17 Shot Put - Vaughn Rademeyer, Silverhurst House
U19 Shot Put - Cormac Faul, Glebe House

U14 Discus - Nicholas van Schalkwyk, Glebe House
U15 Discus - Zachary Porthen, Glebe House
U17 Discus - Ghumaid Jaffa, McNaughton House
U19 Discus - Dillon Sibanda, McNaughton House

U14 Javelin - Ethan Ramsay, Silverhurst House
U15 Javelin - Juan James, Littlewood House
U17 Javelin - Vaughn Rademeyer, Silverhurst House
U19 Javelin - Loot Majiet, Silverhurst House

U14 Long Jump - Cassidy Jacobs, Oude Wijberg House
U15 Long Jump - Sjen Wiid, Trovato House
U17 Long Jump - Daniel Judge, Hawthornden House
U19 Long Jump - Rethabile Louw, Littlewood House

U14 High Jump - Fahad Khan, Oude Wijnberg House
U15 High Jump - Thabiso Molekwa, Glebe House
U17 High Jump - Daniel Judge, Hawthornden House
U19 High Jump - Seth Scheepers, Silverhurst House

U14 100m - Ethan Thomas, Littlewood House
U15 100m - Ridhau Bey, Oude Wijnberg House
U17 100m - Daniel Judge, Hawthornden House
U19 100m - Lezane Davis, Littlewood House

U14 200m - Prince Farikeni, Glebe House
U15 200m - Asad Moos, McNaughton House
U17 200m - Leo du Toit, Silverhurst House
U19 200m - Rethabile Louw, Littlewood House

U14 400m - Ethan Ramsay, Silverhurst House
U15 400m - Marchano Leukes, Littlewood House
U17 400m - Leo du Toit, Silverhurst House
U19 400m - Ben Schaffer, McNaughton House

U14 800m - James Kent, Littlewood House
U15 800m - Ryan Mitchell, Silverhurst House
U17 800m - Keanu Gelderblom, Littlewood House
U19 800m - Dylan Rudolph, Glebe House

U14 1500m - Daniel Middleton, Littlewood House
U15 1500m - Ryan Mitchell, Silverhurst House
U17 1500m - Radhi Lagerdien, Oude Wijnberg House
U19 1500m - Dylan Rudolph, Glebe House

Open 3000m - Dylan Rudolph, Glebe House

U14 Relay - Oude Wijnberg
U15 Relay - Littlewood
U17 Relay - Littlewood
U19 Relay - Littlewood

Staff, Prefects, Old Boys Relay - Old Boys

Media Memories

Click on the inks below to view the photos and videos on our Flickr channel - grateful thanks to our volunteer photographers:


WBHS News, Friday 11 January 2019

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Weekly Planner, Week Ending 20 January 2019

Please note traffic flow; parking at the swimming pool and the area around the gym and Jacques Kallis Oval

Weekly Planner

Monday 14 January

17:00 – 18:30 Grade 8 Blazer Ceremony10:00 Assembly (Dw) – War against Rape presentation18:00 – 20:00 Matric Evening (including Maths Evening)

Tuesday 15 January

07:35 Matric Photo, Old Faithful Photo, Individual Photos07:45 – 09:00 Tutor Period

School Bus Service 2019

Wednesday 9 January 2019: The school has contracted Golden Arrow Bus Services to provide a dedicated bus every afternoon for the exclusive use of Wynberg Boys' High School. It departs from the pedestrian gate on Herschel Walk (access via the steps in front of the main school entrance) daily after school at 14h45 / 14h50.

Students must buy their tickets on the bus with the price determined by the route they take. The bus will stop on request anywhere along the route by pressing the bell.

For special functions where school closes early e.g. Founders' Day and Prize Giving, Sports Day, last day of term etc., bus departure times will be adjusted and advised in advance. Please note there is only one bus a day.

All students are expected to conduct themselves as Wynberg Men at all times.

The bus route:

WBHS Day Scholars - Hot Lunch Menu, 1st Term 2019

Tuesday 8 January 2019: Please find the hot lunch menu and order form for Term 1 on the link below; please note that fruits are seasonal and may be changed without prior notice. Dairy products and nuts are used at times in meal preparation and, although not specified, there may be trace elements of the above in some of our dishes.

Enquiries and more information: please contact our Catering Manager, Hillary Le Sueur, on 021 762 1841 or email: wynbergboyshigh (@) feedem.co.za [remove parentheses].



WBHS News, Monday 7 January 2019

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Weekly Planner, Week Ending 13 January 2019

Coach, Mr Patrick Smith, and part of the U14 Squad for 2019

Weekly Planner

Monday 7 January

08:00 – 17:00 Staff DevelopmentPrefect Camp endsCape Cricket Festival18:00 – 20:00 New Boarders' Supper

Tuesday 8 January

08:00 Staff Meeting08:00 Grade 8 Orientation15:00 – 17:00 Sports Practice for U14s1st XI vs Michaelhouse

Congratulations Matrics of 2018: 100%

Mr De Waal announcing the 2018 Matric Results 

Friday 4 January 2019: Headmaster, Mr Jan de Waal, Vice-Principal of Academics, Mr Ben Thompson, and the staff of Wynberg Boys' High School take pleasure in announcing a 100% National Senior Certificate pass rate for the class of 2018.

Wynberg recorded a 91% bachelors' pass, with 259 subject distinctions across the board - our congratulations to the top 10 students:

Kyle Lamb - 91,9%Cole Faraday - 88,6%Liam Hermanus - 88,1%Gareth Randall - 87,86%Jonothan O'Callaghan - 85,43%Grant Kantor - 85,29%Justin Powell - 84,71%Matthew Thompson - 84,57%Mark Opedun - 83,71%Seb Balman & Devon Westwood - 81,86%

With 66 students returning an above 70% aggregate, we recognise with pride the work and commitment delivered by our Wynberg Men throughout the year.

Biggest improvers In terms of absolute changes:

Happy 2019, and Thank You for Your Support


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WBHS News, Monday 3 December 2018

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Old Boy Sikhumbuzo Notshe Socking it to Twickenham #Boots4Berg

Wynberg Rugby Old Boy Sikhumbuzo Notshe to wear his old school 1st XV socks for the Barbarians vs the Pumas at Twickenham

Saturday 1 December 2018: Congratulations to Old Wynbergian, Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Springboks & Stormers), on his selection for the Barbarians Squad against the Pumas. In a salute to Wynbergians around the globe Notshe will proudly wear his #WynbergRugby 1st XV socks at Twickenham, likely the first time our kit has made an international appearance on that hallowed field.

Ever-supportive of his old school, Notshe is also no stranger to giving back to grassroots rugby in South Africa, recently teaming up with fellow old boy, Tim Connellan (1985) to assist Lagunya RFC with new club strip, sponsored by international legal firm, Linklaters.

In this season of giving, and with WBHS new boys' rugby day coinciding with with the Baa-baa's match, Wynberg Rugby outreach launches our 2019 #Boots4Berg drive to collect good, used boots and rugby training equipment for our development projects. We appeal to our Wynberg Families and Old Boys to give as generously as in previous years to help those less fortunate. 

#Boots4Berg is an outreach project across all Wynberg Sports: for more information on how to contribute, please email our Vice-Principal of Sport, Mr Mike Engelbrecht, mengelbrecht (@) wbhs.org.za.

WBHS Newsletter, Friday 23 November 2018

Wynberg Boys' High School Weekly Newsletter is distributed to our Wynberg Families by email. #WynbergMedia #SuperaMoras

Littlewood Boarding House Goes Off the Grid #WaterWise

WBHS Sustainability Littlewood Borehole

Keeping it Green - Littlewood Boarding House

Friday 23 November 2018: planning from far-sighted budgeting has been realised as Littlewood Boarding House is officially ‘off the grid’ in Wynberg’s drive to ongoing sustainability.

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