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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.
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.
Wynberg Boys' Acting Association
Monday 28 January
10:00 Assembly (Ms)
Tuesday 29 January
10:00 House Assembly/Tutor18:00 – 21:30 Governing Body MeetingGlebe House Braai
Wynberg Basketball vs Fish Hoek - view the photos on Flickr
Monday 21 January
10:00 Assembly (Vs)
Tuesday 22 January
10:00 House Assembly/TutorMcNaughton House Braai
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 points2nd: Silverhurst 249 points3rd: Oude Wijnberg 212 points4th: Glebe 205 points5th: Hawthornden 186 points6th: McNaughton 168 points7th: Trovato 151 points8th: Sunninghill 108 points
U14 Shot Put - Tashriq Bailey, Trovato HouseU15 Shot Put - Zachary Porthen, Glebe HouseU17 Shot Put - Vaughn Rademeyer, Silverhurst HouseU19 Shot Put - Cormac Faul, Glebe House
U14 Discus - Nicholas van Schalkwyk, Glebe HouseU15 Discus - Zachary Porthen, Glebe HouseU17 Discus - Ghumaid Jaffa, McNaughton HouseU19 Discus - Dillon Sibanda, McNaughton House
U14 Javelin - Ethan Ramsay, Silverhurst HouseU15 Javelin - Juan James, Littlewood HouseU17 Javelin - Vaughn Rademeyer, Silverhurst HouseU19 Javelin - Loot Majiet, Silverhurst House
U14 Long Jump - Cassidy Jacobs, Oude Wijberg HouseU15 Long Jump - Sjen Wiid, Trovato HouseU17 Long Jump - Daniel Judge, Hawthornden HouseU19 Long Jump - Rethabile Louw, Littlewood House
U14 High Jump - Fahad Khan, Oude Wijnberg HouseU15 High Jump - Thabiso Molekwa, Glebe HouseU17 High Jump - Daniel Judge, Hawthornden HouseU19 High Jump - Seth Scheepers, Silverhurst House
U14 100m - Ethan Thomas, Littlewood HouseU15 100m - Ridhau Bey, Oude Wijnberg HouseU17 100m - Daniel Judge, Hawthornden HouseU19 100m - Lezane Davis, Littlewood House
U14 200m - Prince Farikeni, Glebe HouseU15 200m - Asad Moos, McNaughton HouseU17 200m - Leo du Toit, Silverhurst HouseU19 200m - Rethabile Louw, Littlewood House
U14 400m - Ethan Ramsay, Silverhurst HouseU15 400m - Marchano Leukes, Littlewood HouseU17 400m - Leo du Toit, Silverhurst HouseU19 400m - Ben Schaffer, McNaughton House
U14 800m - James Kent, Littlewood HouseU15 800m - Ryan Mitchell, Silverhurst HouseU17 800m - Keanu Gelderblom, Littlewood HouseU19 800m - Dylan Rudolph, Glebe House
U14 1500m - Daniel Middleton, Littlewood HouseU15 1500m - Ryan Mitchell, Silverhurst HouseU17 1500m - Radhi Lagerdien, Oude Wijnberg HouseU19 1500m - Dylan Rudolph, Glebe House
Open 3000m - Dylan Rudolph, Glebe House
U14 Relay - Oude WijnbergU15 Relay - LittlewoodU17 Relay - LittlewoodU19 Relay - Littlewood
Staff, Prefects, Old Boys Relay - Old Boys
Click on the inks below to view the photos and videos on our Flickr channel - grateful thanks to our volunteer photographers:
Please note traffic flow; parking at the swimming pool and the area around the gym and Jacques Kallis Oval
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
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:
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].
Coach, Mr Patrick Smith, and part of the U14 Squad for 2019
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
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:
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:
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.
Wynberg Boys' High School Weekly Newsletter is distributed to our Wynberg Families by email. #WynbergMedia #SuperaMoras
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.
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