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Monday 26 November
House Day19:00 Campus Carol Service – St John’s ChurchLittlewood Christmas Dinner
Tuesday 27 November
07:00 Safety Committee MeetingMatric Exams End08:00 QAC Ceremony11:00 School Closes
Wednesday 28 November
Thursday 15 & Saturday 17 November: both groups A & B returned safely after 110 kilometers on foot through the Cederberg Mountains in nine days, and a day’s labour in service to the community of Bosdorp -, footsore, sunburnt, and in desperate need of home cooking, and (dare we say) a hot shower.
Head of Grade 10, Mr Chris Moore explained the tradition of the annual Challenge: “ … it is just that, to challenge our next leadership group both physically and emotionally so that they develop into young men equipped to overcome any test that life throws at them, and prepare them for their roles as senior students at the school. They build friendships, learn to respect their surroundings and get an opportunity to give back through a community service project. 12 life changing days in the Cederberg Wilderness.”
Setting out from the base camp at Algeria, the Groups set off two days apart, heading in opposite directions on a trek led by guides from Bosdorp who know the mountains and weather better than Google could ever learn. The Challenge Team, as it soon became, boys and staff alike, camped at Warmhoek, Boontjies, Crystal Pools, Driehoek (meeting base for both groups), Sneeuwberg (from where all made the essential hike to the Maltese Cross rock formation, iconic symbol of the Cederberg), Riempies, and Onderkruis.
Cold nights under the Swartland stars, blistering sun, the weight of backpacks, cooking for themselves, living without phones and technology, and finding strength in friendships and sharing will be remembered by all for years to come.
In enforced personal solitude, our Wynberg Men opened their letters from home. The emotional intimacy of a handwritten note from those one loves, read alone by torchlight or in the lee of a cragg sheltering from the sun, was welcome strength to all. Few, if any, failed to shed a tear. Within two years, as Matrics, our Grade 10s will pen their own personal letters to their families for Valedictory 2020 when they perform their final rite of passage to becoming Wynberg Old Boys.
At Bosdorp, the community supported over years of Grade 10 Challenges, maintenance to the shade structures in the public recreation areas was undertaken, clearing overgrowth around the mountain stream, building and repairing of fences, and painting of a building earmarked to become an essential shop to serve the broader community was completed.
In keeping with the call to ‘leave only footprints’, a wholesale litter collection at both the Algeria and Bosdorp recreation areas signalled a clean finale to the 2018 Challenge, as they team boarded the buses for the long road back home.
We extend our grateful thanks to to our Guides from Bosdorp, the staff of organisers, Landscape Tours, Wynberg Old Boys Greg Andrews (2013) and Liam Didcott (2016), and our intrepid Wynberg leadership of Rob MacLean (former Head of Physical Education), Ms Cayleigh Huggett, and Messrs Julian Taylor, Neil Eddy, Gareth Searle, Stefan Potgieter, Chris Rushby, and Myles Campbell, our recently arrived exchange student from George Watson’s College in Scotland.
A #WynbergMedia report with thanks to Mr Chris Moore
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Left to right: Messrs Cedric Poleman (Headmaster WBJS), Gavin Bell, Trevor Brown (Turkish Airlines), and Jan de Waal (Headmaster WBHS)
Thursday 15 November: thank you to our Wynberg community for your support for our annual fundraising drive. Congratulations to the winners selected by random number generation:
1st prize: Turkish Airlines flight for 2 – Gavin Bell
2nd prize: Weekend Away – Anoof Dayar
3rd Prize: Queen Bed Set from Dial-a-Bed – Mathew Anderson
View Wynberg Cricket Stayers photos on Flickr
Monday 19 November
Study Day for Grade 10s Tuesday 20 November
07:00 Exco and Finance Committee MeetingStudy Day for Grade 10s Wednesday 21 November
Grade 10 Exams continue08:00 House Assembly for the whole schoolLadies Association Xmas Supper Thursday 22 November
View Wynberg Cricket's photo timeline 2018
Friday 9 November 2018: Fourth term sport has wrapped up: our cricketers continued the fine form shown against Bishops by winning the lion’s share of matches in the final derby against SACS, with some notable performances:
1st XI: T Ntini 3/13 and Z Noor 4/23. R Carr 542nd XI: Lawrence 105*(127), Van Schalkwyk 91(123), a 196 run partnership. Schultz 4/38 (10)4th XI: D Hendriks 56 U15A: Prodehl 4/30 (10) U14A: won a thrilling match by one wicket courtesy of a SACS overthrow. This should not detract however from lower order heroics by Cullan Larkin who scored 22 not out coming in at number 11. A last wicket partnership of 51 by Larkin and Van Reenen secured a Wynberg win. L Harmse 4/57 (9.2). Z van Reenen 62*U14A vs WP U13: L Metu 46 and J James 45. M Bing 2/33 and C Larkin 2/45.U14B: L Meyer 4 wickets for 16 runs.U14C: ended the year unbeaten under the captaincy of Ryan Nell.U14D: C Broad smith 57* Wynberg Staff vs SACS: Thursday 8 November saw our Wynberg Staff failing to ram home the advantage against their SACS counterparts. After Adolf Groenewald, Andrew Wylie, and Pietie Loubser helped post 160 in 20 overs, some desperate bowling and fielding saw Wynberg relinquish the advantage for SACS to tie the match off the last ball.
All Wynberg Cricket results on our website Tennis: The 6ths and 8ths won all their matches against SACS and Muizenberg respectively, with the 4ths and 5ths serving up convincing wins over Rondebosch and Herzlia. On Saturday 6 players from the 2nd and 3rd team played in a mixed doubles tournament with Herschel, Bishops, Rustenburg, SACS and St Cyprians. Wynberg drew St Cyprians as a mixed partner, winning 4 of the matches played.
Cycling: Justin Chesterton earned his Provincial colours for both Mountain biking and Road racing in 2018.
Grade 10 Challenge 2018 - view photos of Group A & B departing from WBHS
Monday 12 November
Tuesday 13 November
07:00-09:00 ICT Committee Meeting08:00 School AssemblyGrade 10 Challenge
Wednesday 14 November
View Wynberg Basketball match photos on Flickr
Monday 5 November
Grade 8 & 9 Exams Start
Tuesday 6 November
07:00-09:00 Marketing & Fund Raising Committee MeetingGrade 10 Challenge – Group B DepartsDiwali
Covered Seating on the Hawthornden FieldDebenture seats on sale now for 2019 and 2020 seasons. R1500 will secure you a parking spot and a reserved seat on the bank for TWO years. Construction on phase 2 and 3 as illustrated in the image will commence once the required number of seats have been sold.
For further information, please email Mr Mike Engelbrecht, Vice-Principal, Sport.
Friday 26 October 2018: Searing temperatures during an early season heatwave made sports participation a tad uncomfortable over the last week, but much welcomed cooler temperatures are expected this weekend against Bishops in polo and cricket.
Our cricketers certainly felt the heat (apologies) last week against Bosch, with few matches ending satisfactorily for us. Well done however to the following boys: Nic Govender 66; Craig Jefferey 56 not out; Dylan Sharp 4/9; Josch Paulsen 80; James Finlay 70; Nur Johnston 57 and Jared Southgate 50.
View WBHS Spring Athletics photos on Flickr
Monday 29 October
10:00 Assembly (Dw)
Tuesday 30 October
07:00-09:00 HR Committee Meeting
View photos of Mr Brian Botha's farewell on Flickr
Friday 19 October 2018: Guests gathered in the Clegg Hall to hear a wide range of stories, memories and salutes to Brian Botha at the celebration of his extensive career at Wynberg. Tributes (and exposés) from Gareth Randall, Deneen Botha, Steven Doidge, Daphne Jubber, Keenan Oliphant, Julian Taylor, and Larry Moser prompted many a laugh and tear.
As a tribute to Mr Botha’s massive influence on the school’s cultural development, the musical performances were true to Wynberg’s trademark of the highest quality – “Old Man River” sung by Yiming Kong and Malcolm Scarrott, “For Good” arranged by Amy Campbell and sung by the inimitable vocal ensemble, “Here’s to the Heroes” sung by a combined choir of Old Boys and current learners and conducted by Amy Campbell, music from the String Ensemble led by Mr Conrad van Breda, the ever-present Concert Band’s resounding performances conducted by Mr Peter Catzavelos, and a breath-taking rendition of Claude Debussy’s “Poisson d’Or” from Kevin Kim – a past pupil of Mr Botha and currently studying B. Mus Honours in Piano Performance at SACM UCT. Afterwards guests enjoyed tea and sumptuous sweet treats reflecting Mr Botha’s enjoyment of the fine things in life. It was an all-round display of Wynberg’s best for a much loved stalwart!
Ms Ann Coltham
Wynberg U19A Water Polo vs Paul Roos - view the photos on Flickr
Monday 22 October
10:00 Assembly (Vs)10:00 Subject Dept. Meetings18:30 Grade 6 Maths Brain Sprain EveningWynberg Spring Athletics
Tuesday 23 October
Tuesday 16 October 2018: Our annual Prefect and House Captain Induction Ceremony in the Clegg Hall - Wynberg Boys' High School extends congratulations and wishes our 2019 leadership group the very best for a successful and exciting year ahead.
Dillon Sibanda - Head Prefect & RCLMalcolm Scarrott - Deputy Head Prefect & ServiceTebogo Faas - Deputy Head Prefect & Support
Fayyaz Ebrahiem - GlebeJethro Johnston - HawthorndenCampbell Egan-Fowler - Littlewood Ben Schaffer - McNaughtonSeth Meyer - Oude Wijnberg Stephen McCallum - Silverhurst Daniel Harrison - SunninghillMikaeel Bassadien - Trovato
Ben van Huyssteen - AcademicsMatthew Harris - SportMatthew James - Culture Jack Rutherford - Sustainability Kamvalethu Sabela - Junior Grade PrefectMathew Brougham-Cook - Senior Grade PrefectGeorge Kaseya - Grade 12 Prefect
Joseph Tulloch - Glebe Phiwe Mentoor - HawthorndenBevan Coveley - Littlewood Tariro Chamba - McNaughtonTBA - Oude Wijnberg Thomas Faustmann - Silverhurst Daniel Spogter - Sunnninghill Phillip Mouton - Trovato
Welcome - Headmaster, Mr J De Waal Charge to Incoming Prefects - Head Prefect 2018, Jarrod Whitson Presentation of Blazers - 2018 Prefects
Signing of Declarations - 2019 Prefects
House Captains' Announcement - Tebogo Faas 2019 Head Prefect’s Address - Dillon Sibanda Introduction of Guest Speaker - Mikaeel Bassadien Guest Speaker's Address - Mr Almero Prinsloo, Head Prefect 2015 Thanks - Seth Meyer School Prayer - Kamvalethu Sabela
The School Song
Monday 15 October 2018: The Annual Wynberg Boys' High School Rugby Referees' Society dinner and awards evening at the Bill Bowden Pavilion - incoming Head of Wynberg Rugby for 2019, Mr Chris Moore, welcomed our school referees, their families, and special guests, WPRRS Chairman, Mr Joey Klaaste-Salmans, WPRRS Manager Mr Ben Theron, and guest speaker, international referee, Mrs Aimee Barrett-Theron to a convivial evening celebrating the 2018 season.
When Aimee was just 12-years old, she told her mother that she wanted to experience the Olympics. Little did she know that her dream would materialise as an international 7s referee at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. Aimee is currently a referee on South Africa’s Premier panel – a first for a female. She made history earlier this year by becoming the first female match official to referee a Currie Cup match between SWD and the Leopards, also refereeing at Varsity Cup, Craven Week, and at International level.
In Aimee’s address, which centred on overcoming difficulties and challenges, she expressed her fond memories of Wynberg where her refereeing career started at the Wynberg Winter Festival. No stranger to the Hawthorden during the rugby seasons since, Aimee presented the referees’ society with her Women’s World Cup jersey as a token of her appreciation for being a guest speaker at our annual awards dinner, and as an inspiration to our young referees looking to the future.
Congratulations to our Wynberg Referees on their awards:
Rogan Wiget-Beattie Shield for Rugby Referee of the Year: Sebastian Balman
Jacques Pratt Trophy for Most Promising Referee: Vaughan Rademeyer
Most Improved Rugby Referee: Reece Mullholland
Most Improved Junior Referee: Daniel Bearne
Loyalty to WBHS RRS: Shaye Reilly, Daniel Osler, and Joshua Thomas
Outstanding Assistant Referee: Juan Sargeant, Dylan Stevenson, and Muzzammil Samaai.
WBHS continues proudly to support the development of schoolboy rugby referees to take the helm and perform as assistant refs at WP league games across the Peninsula. Since Mr Mike Leresche, a former international rugby referee, initiated our Rugby Referees' Society in 2014, the society can claim some outstanding alumni regularly seen a WP Club and school matches, and as far away as presiding over the Mauritius Tens international tournament in 2016.
In 2019 our focus is to grow the society through inviting past and present international and local refs to coach and mentor our referees. Our goal is to ensure 90% of our home fixtures will be officiated by our members.
Mr Chris MooreHead of Wynberg Rugby
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View the full WBHS Matric Prize Giving video on YouTube
Subject Distinctions for all recipents listed, with Merit & Prizes as recorded below.
Dylan Adams - EGD; Uzo Agubata - Life Sciences; James Bowden - EGD; Allen Chambers - EGD; Anele Dyan - isiXhosa; Arjun Dayar - History; Michael Frieslaar - EGD; Richard Maile - Geography; Reece Oosthuizen - Merit; Aiden Reynolds - EGD; Liam Roelofse - Geography; Khaalied Saliem - Economics; Mika Schubert - Afrikaans; Joel Seboa - History; Cameron Slade - EGD; Ryan Sproul - EGD; Trent Stanley - EGD; Adrian Taylor - Afrikaans; Kelvin van Hoff - Merit; Dylan Wasserfall - English; Dylan Wiesner - EGD; Tristan Wigley - EGD; Luthando Woji - History.
Sasha Amor - History & Visual Arts; Caeden Bredeveldt - IT & Merit; Tristan Cooke - Geography & Merit; Matthew Fortuin - EGD & Merit; Jordan Herbert - EGD & Merit; Jaden Hoedemaker - English & Merit; Liam Lotz - EGD & Merit; Tyler McClure - EGD & Merit; Dylan Munro - Mathematical Literacy & Prize for Mathematical Literacy; Jason Ravell - Geography & Merit; Ethan Robbertze - IT & Merit; Jamie Sampson - Geography & Merit; Luke van Wyk - History & Merit; Matthew van Harten - EGD & Visual Arts.
Owen Franke - EGD, IT & Merit; Bevan Gouws - EGD, Prize for EGD, & Merit; Kevin Harris - EGD, Geography, & Merit, Michael Hill - History, Life Sciences, & Merit; Hunter Jaffer - IT, Physical Sciences, & Merit; Yiming Kong - Music, Templeton Prize for Music, & Merit; Joshua Mitchell - English, Economics, & History; Lifa Nqubelani - English, History, & Merit; Ayrton Pask - IT, Mathematics, & Merit; Meshai Ranchod - EGD, Geography, & Merit; Lisakhanya Sifumba - English, History, & Merit; Michael-John Taft - Economics, History, & Merit; Jason Uhuaba - EGD, IT, & Merit; Conrad Vermeulen - EGD, IT, & Merit.
Sebastian Balman -English, Economics, Life Sciences, & Merit; Gerrard Damons - English, History, the Eric Tasker Prize for History, & Merit; Sam Dudley - English, Economics, IT, & Merit; Aadam Manan - English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, & Merit; Jiven Moodley - EGD, IT, Physical Sciences, & Merit; Riaz Paleker - English, Afrikaans, History, & Merit; Justin Powell - English, Geography, History, & Merit; Devon Westwood - English, Economics, History, & Merit.
Mark Opedun - English, Economics, Visual Arts, Prize for Visual Arts, & Merit; Jarrod Price - Accounting, IT, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, & Merit; Thaakir Toefy - English, Geography, Life Sciences, the Alf Morris Prize for Geography, & Merit.
Gareth Randall - English, Accounting, Music, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, & Merit; Matthew Thompson - English, Mathematics, Accounting, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Merit.
Grant Kantor - English, Afrikaans, Economics, IT, the RM Friedlander Prize for English, Prize for Economics, & Merit; Jonothan O’Callaghan - English, Mathematics, Accounting, IT, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, & Merit.
3rd in Grade 12 - Cole FaradaySubject Distinctions for English, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, IT, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, the RM Friedlander Prize for English, the WE Bowden Prize for Mathematics, & Merit; with an average of 86,9%
2nd in Grade 12 - Liam HermanusSubject Distinctions for English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, EGD, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, the Prize for EGD, & Merit; with an average of 87,1%
1st in Grade 12 - Kyle LambSubject Distinctions for English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Accounting, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences. Subject Prizes for Life Orientation, Accounting, Life Sciences, the DF Marais Prize for Afrikaans, the RM Friedlander Prize for English, the FG Thorp Prize for Physical Sciences, & Merit; with an average of 89,3%. The Martin Cleveland Trophy for Dux of the School.
Epworth Music Society Prize for Service to Music - Gareth Randall. Gareth took a leading role in the Major Production and was the pupil head of the Concert Band, the Vocal Ensemble, the Steel Band, the Choir, and the Jazz Band.
Old Boys' Maths Prize - Jason Uhuaba, our best performer at the UCT Maths Competition.
Price Waterhouse Cooper Award for Accounting and Mathematics - Kyle Lamb, scored 86% for Accounting and 89% for Maths.
Mark Schäfer Trophy For Multilingualism - Mika Schubert, an accomplished orator, scored 81% for Afrikaans and 72% for English.
Ryno Greenwall Prize, awarded for the most original History Project - Michael Hill. Michael's research assignment on the Angolan conflict is an excellent example of thorough historical research and well-deserving of the history prize. With its attention to detail, clear prose and the use of a wide range of source materials, including the oral testimony of those involved in the war, the assignment demonstrates Michael's skill as a historian, and his mastery of the subject in Grade 12.
Bob Adshade Memorial Trophy for the best Art Portfolio of the year - Sasha Amor.
Stephen Doidge Business Award - shared between Grant Kantor and Devon Westwood, who both display a love of the subject not limited to textbook knowledge, and who are well-read in the field of Economics.
Vincent Grainger Memorial Prize awarded for excellent performance in the National SA Maths Olympiad - Jason Uhuaba, who missed the final top 100 round of the national Maths Olympiad by only one percent.
Caxton Prize awarded for Outstanding Effort - Nick Witte, who improved from 44% in Grade 10 to 57% in the September exams.
Old Boys' Award to the top pupil in Grade 12 - Kyle Lamb.
Azriel Fine Bursary - Jamie Sampson, involved in many areas of school life and who will be studying Mechanical Engineering in 2019.
Thorp/Rankin Award - Hunter Jaffer, the 2018 academic prefect. Hunter plans on studying medicine at Stellenbosch in 2019.
Varsity College Scholarship - Jarrod Whitson. Jarrod threw himself wholeheartedly into his year as head prefect, and plans on studying a B.Comm.
Vernon Carmichael Bursaries, William Clegg Bursaries, Kaplan/Kushlik Scholarship, Bill Lennox Scholarships, and the Mathew Family Bursary - awarded after the results of the final matric examinations.
Life Membership of the Old Boys’ Union, awarded by the school to the Head Prefect - Jarrod Whitson.
Rotary Good Fellowship Award to the pupil who has displayed outstanding ability during the year in promoting healthy goodwill and fair play among his fellows - Mika Schubert. Mika has drawn the school into a more cohesive whole with his unique ability to cross all barriers and bring different groups of boys together.
Friedlander Memorial Award for diligence and service to the school - Mika Schubert. There is hardly an area of the school Mika has not supported.
Pippa Richardson Award for Services to the School Community - Andrew Skippers, who has run the Infotech Society and been involved in the Wynberg TV concept live streaming rugby matches. This has cost him many hours, graciously given to the school.
Wynberg Old Girls' Cup and Bunty Joubert Award for Community Service - Grant Kantor, the service prefect 2018 and, apart from his involvement in all our normal service drives and contact with the other local schools, pioneered projects such as the “Souper Troopers” with the Dominican School for the Deaf.
Wade Bertram Award, voted for by the matric body and awarded to a boy in matric who by means of his example, his caring and his leadership, has promoted an activity in the school which has enhanced the name and spirit of Wynberg Boys' High - Reza Grever, one of the House Captains. Reza made a concerted and successful effort to raise the level of support on weekends at school matches. He has been energetic and enthusiastic throughout the year, making a significant impact felt by every boy.
David Heidmann Prize for courage and determination in the face of great adversity - Ethan Fellies. Ethan battled the entire year with a debilitating nerve disease which left him crippled and barely able to walk. His pain levels have often forced him to tear himself away from school to go home and lie down. He wrote most of his matric exams at the back of the hall with a makeshift bed next to his desk, to use when the pain became too much. His perseverance has been a tremendous encouragement to us all.
Supera Moras Awards for all-round achievement: Silver – Ethan Robbertze, Gold – Grant Kantor
National Representative Awards – For selection to a national team for a non-school, or emerging sport:
Baseball & Softball - Joshua Wentzel, South African selection.
Lifesaving - Daniel Jacobs. Daniel will represent South Africa at the Lifesaving World Confederation in Adelaide, Australia at the end of November 2018.
Luca Alexander - selected for the Nedbank team in 2017. Matthew Petersen - Golden Boot Award for Soccer and selected for the Nedbank team 2018. Member of the Isimemo Sasekapa team that won the San Marino Cup in Italy 2018. Instrumental in winning the Kia Cup.Phindile Ralarala – Most capped Wynberg Captain ever with over 140 first team matches. Exceptional leadership abilities. Member of the Isimemo Sasekapa team that won the San Marino Cup in Italy 2018. First Wynberg Captain to lead a winning Kia Cup team. Captained the 1st team to the highest ever placed position (9th) at the Grey College Nedbank Cup.
All these boys achieved Honours for soccer.
Wiegman Cup, awarded to the most outstanding Silver Badge Prefect - Grant Kantor.
Abelsohn Cup, awarded to the Grade 12 pupil who has done the most for the School in 2018 - Jarrod Whitson. Apart from his duties as Head Prefect, Jarrod has achieved academically, progressing to the second round of the Maths Olympiad; played rugby for the first fifteen; been involved in numerous service projects, played in the senior Steel Band, and found time to be on stage during the Inter-House Plays.
Andrew Feinstein Cup, awarded to the best all-rounder in Grade 12 (Academic, Sport, Cultural, Service) - Grant Kantor. Grant was Service Prefect, Chairman of the DanceSport Society, and a provincial DanceSport coach; played Basketball for the first team, and still found time to produce an average of 83%, coming fifth in the Grade.
Casper Cup for Sportsman of the Year - shared between Adrian Taylor and Jason Alexander. Adrian played first team hockey, represented WP Athletics, and is a provincial biathlete, while being an Honours level swimmer and earning Blues for Athletics and Colours for Hockey. Jason captained the first rugby team, was selected for Western Province, and played first team cricket as well as making the provincial cricket team, earning Honours for Rugby and Colours for Cricket.
Old Boys' Award for the best sporting achievement of the year - Thando Ntini, who represented South Africa at the under 19 World Cup Cricket.
Honours Award to the pupil or pupils for outstanding performances which have brought honour to the school; The cast of Shrek, The Musical. Without doubt one of the finest performances yet seen on a school stage.
Friedlander Shield presented to the winning House for 2018:
8th place: 150 points – Oude Wijnberg7th place: 166 points – Silverhurst6th place: 202 points – Glebe5th place: 215 points – Hawthornden4th place: 217 points – Trovato3rd place: 237 points – Sunninghill2nd place: 239 points – MacNaughton1st place: 244 points – Littlewood