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Squash vs Old Boys - View Heritage Week photo collection on Flickr
Friday 24 August 2018: With the buzz of Heritage week all around, it is nevertheless fitting to report back on the week that was against Bishops.
Our squash boys had a dreadful time of it but Chris Cresswell won the match of his young life so far when he defeated SA number 5, Brandon Snider by 3 games to 1 to snatch the Super League number one match last Thursday.
The 1st hockey XI were beset by illness, call ups to higher honours and ill-discipline that saw them without their best team on the field for much of the match. They will be itching to put matters right vs SACS away on Friday evening.
The 1st XV are now on the verge of a Triple Crown (their first since 2014) and a win over SACS will see them register 5 from 6 in the Southern Suburbs. Lots of little nuances will play out on Saturday. SACS will be looking to break their duck in the Southern Suburbs this year and if Bishops beat Bosch, they will be either top of the Southern Suburbs for 2018 or level with Wynberg - depending on how things pan out under the mountain.
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Monday 27 August
IT Expo10:00 Assembly (In)15:00 – 16:00 IH Tug of War 16:00 – 19:00 IT Expo (Students, Staff and Parents)
Tuesday 28 August
15:00-17:00 IQMS Staff Meeting
WBHS Prefects for 2019
Monday 20 August 2018, Wynberg Heritage Week: We take great pleasure in announcing our prefect body for 2019 - we congratulate them all, and wish them well with their leadership responsibilies for the year ahead. The Prefect Induction Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 16 October 2018.
Head Prefect: Dillon Sibanda (with RCL portfolio)Deputy Head Prefects: Tebogo Faas, & Malcolm Scarrott (with Service portfolio)
Academic Prefect: Ben van HuyssteenSports Prefect: Matthew HarrisCulture Prefect: Matthew JamesSustainability Prefect: Jack Rutherford House Prefects
Glebe: Fayyaz EbrahimHawthornden: Jethro JohnsonLittlewood: Campbell Egan-FowlerMcNaughton: Ben SchafferOude Wijnberg: Seth MeyerSilverhurst: Stephen McCallumSunninghill: Daniel HarrisonTrovato: Mikaeel Bassadien Grade Prefects Grade 12: George KaseyaSenior Grades: Mathew Brougham-CookJunior Grades: Kamvalethu Sabela
Click to find the scheduled live stream on YouTube
Friday 17 August 2018: A long weekend can either be perceived as a welcome respite from the gruelling competition of the season or as the cause of a loss of momentum. It is probably all psychological, but no doubt most if not all of our teams will have kept their eye firmly on the ball in terms of moving a step closer to a Triple crown, Grand Slam or Headmaster’s Grand Slam when friendship, rivalry and sportsmanship resume against Bishops this weekend.
For those a tad confused by this terminology, let me clarify: Beating the Southern Suburbs boys schools in Term 2 or 3 earns you a Triple Crown. Doing it in Term 2 and 3 earns you a Grand Slam. If you add into the mix a win over Grey High, then you can claim the Headmaster’s Grand Slam - the Holy Grail of Wynberg sport. With this in mind, I am sure that all parents will be reminding their sons of what is at stake as we enter the final stretch of the season with two All In weekends. Our 1st team water polo boys will be braving some icy conditions this weekend with warm up matches at Reddam Constantia: vs Silvertree 4ths at 13:00 vs RWC 2nds at 15:00 vs UCT 3rds at 16:00 Last weekend saw our cross country runners attempting a top 8 position at the WP trials at Fairmont. Despite none of our runners being able to achieve this goal, missing out on WP selection, well done to the following on their efforts:
Dylan Rudolph was alone in an incredibly competitive race, ultimately falling behind and ending the race in 12th position.
The U19 race had Caleb Gibson finishing 15th, running his 8km in a time of 30:48.
Click to view the Wynberg Campus of Schools Orchestral Concert photos on Flickr
Monday 20 August
Start of Heritage Week10:00 Assembly (Dw) 18:00 Chess vs Old Boys18:30 Debating vs Old Boys18:30 Squash vs Old Boys
Tuesday 21 August
07:00 HR Committee Meeting16:00 Soccer vs Old Boys16:50 Cross Country vs Old Boys18:00 Hockey vs Old Boys18:00 Keith Richardson Book Launch
Wednesday 15 August 2018: The Western Cape Education Department has given notice that they will use the four Wynberg schools at the end of the year. This has been ratified by the governing bodies of the four schools. The department officials will move into the high schools on 29 November and the junior schools on 1 December.
We, therefore, give notice that the schools will close for learners on the following days ... Download the PDF notice:
Click to watch Wynberg 1st XV vs Rondebosch on our YouTube channel - archived live-stream of the match
Friday 10 August 2018: It was “start your engines” time against Rondebosch this past weekend. While SACS derbies are our most traditional and most celebrated, in theory, there is always a buzz of expectation ahead of any derby against Bosch and Bishops. The expectations were well satisfied as Wynberg experienced a very good weekend against the men from Avenue de Mist.
The hockey 1st XI stole Friday night with a clinical and 4-1. A bitter sweet one as the school bade farewell to SA cap, Tevin Petersen who has been selected to the Premier Hockey League (PHL) that takes place over three weekends from 10 August – 26 August in Johannesburg. Being a matric, we will not see his blinding speed and skill in Wynberg colours again. It is as much due to his influence as anything else that the team have been able to move the ball around the park exceptionally well this season and have been able to exercise patience on the ball. Well done, too, to Tristan Cooke who got his 100th cap on the weekend. Ethan Robbertze will be capped for the 100th time against Bishops. Our rugby boys dominated the Saturday encounters winning 11 out of 15 fixtures. With most people having put money on wins for the U14A and U15A before Saturday, this win ratio could have been much higher if not for upset losses. The Blues continue to play in their blue shorts like men possessed and helped build the tension and excitement on the Hawthornden ahead of the 1st XV match, which started traditionally 4 or 5 minutes late.
As the 1st XV ran out to the sounds of our Wynberg Pipers, the sights and sounds were beamed around the world on Youtube as we took the first tentative steps towards setting up an independent Wynberg TV channel. While not our first live stream (there have been assemblies, the 2017 Matric Valedictory and Melliar cup live streams), this was the first time that a rugby match has been live streamed independently of an outside broadcaster.
Being an outdoor broadcast covering a large area, this was a challenging task. Well done to Ngonidzashe Mauye, Nick Scott, Andrew Skippers, Mujahied Sadien, Matthew Gie, and Mr Christiaan Venter for putting this together. They were mentored and directed by Bruce Macdonald who has recently directed a big screen movie, Samson, released in the USA in February. Thanks also to Chris Merrington for all of his input. The result was that a great win for the 1st team was recorded for posterity.
Click to view the Derby Sports Weekend photo collection vs Rondebosch
Monday 13 August06:30-9:00 Rehearsal Campus of Schools Concert10:00 Assembly (Dw) Announcement of Prefects13:00-15:00 Blood Clinic
Tuesday 14 August07:00-09:00 Marketing & Fundraising Committee Meeting06:30-9:00 Rehearsal Campus of Schools Concert19:00-21:00 Campus of Schools Concert
Wednesday 15 August10:00 House Assembly/Tutors10:00-11:00 Cultural & Music Photos
Thursday 16 AugustCivies Day 410:00 African/Xhosa Society Assembly10:00 House Head Meetings with Tutors; Subject Dept. Meetings18:00 African Society Evening
Friday 3 August 2018: After fixtures against Pinelands and Bellville last week, Wynberg sport enters the rarified atmosphere of a home sporting derby as we go #Allin4Wynberg against Rondebosch this weekend.
Please ensure that your son attends either the 1st XI hockey on our Astro at 19h15 on Friday night, or the 1st XV rugby match at home on Saturday at 12h30. I get extremely nervous when I see our boys standing up on the top rung of the spectator seating at the Astro. It is 5 meter drop to the ground and the stands have no backing above knee height. The prefects and hockey staff have been instructed to ensure our boys stay seated at all times to avert an accident, please reinforce this with your sons.
A very big thank you to all parents that have thrown open their homes to boys from touring teams over the last couple of weeks. July is usually a bumper month for incoming tours and this year has been no different. Wynberg entertained 2 hockey tours from the UK and 4 for rugby. As many as 200 boys had to be accommodated over the period. Without the generous support of Wynberg families, touring teams would become a thing of the past. This would be very sad as Wynberg has a proud tradition of hosting teams from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, and South Korea. A glance at the plaques displayed in the Bill Bowden and the A Corridor tell a tale of long-standing international sporting relationships. Hopefully many friendships have been made to be rekindled on gap years or return trips in the future.
Our athletes competed in Milnerton in sunny conditions this week With the top 20 positions of the event qualifying for the WP Trials to be run on 18 August. Wynberg's athletes delivered sgood results - well done to them all:
U19: Caleb Gibson 2nd; U17: Caleb Vogt 9th, Luke Meyer 12th, Seth Meyer 19th; and in the U15 group, Cole Abrahams & Dylan Rudolph finished within the cut.
Click the image to view Wynberg Rugby U19C match photos vs Dollar Academy
Monday 6 AugustATKV Spelathon10:00 Assembly (Hu)
Tuesday 7 AugustATKV SpelathonInter - schools mathematics quiz
Wednesday 8 AugustATKV Spelathon07:45 Tutor08:00-10:00 Periods 1-410:00 Period 610:30 Break11:00 Period 711:30 Period 812:00 Period 912:30 Period 1013:00 Period 1113:30 House Assembly14:00 School Closes 19:00 Grade 9 “Mentor-and-Me” Dinner
Saturday 4 August 2018: Mekor Ford's Drive For Your School initiative is a great opportunity to support Wynberg Boys' High School with minimal effort whilst experiencing the pleasure of test driving a Ford vehicle. Our school sponsors, Mekor Ford Claremont, will have their cars on display from 8am on Saturday 4 August on Silverhurst and Hawthornden Fields during the home rugby derby against Rondebosch, with test drives happening from the top parking area in front of the school.
For every test drive, Ford South Africa will pay the school R100 to a maximum of R10 000. We encourage all parents, families, Old Boys, and friends to test drive one of the available vehicles.
Test drives can be booked with the Mekor Ford representatives at the Ray Connellan scoreboard on the Hawthornden Field.
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Book tickets for Wynberg's Shrek The Musical online || View the U19 match photos on Flickr
Monday 30 July10:00 Assembly (Ms)
Tuesday 31 July07:00 Governing Body Meeting19:00 Major Production: Shrek
Wednesday 1 August10:00 House Assembly/Tutors10:00 Matric Prefect Voting (Gr 11’s) Thursday 2 August10:00 Prefect/Support Assembly10:00 House Head Meeting with Tutors19:00 Major Production: Shrek
Friday 3 AugustPrefect Discussion for StaffHockey vs Rondebosch (H)
Click to view the Inter-House Wynberg Mile photos on Flickr
Monday 23 July10:00 Academic Assembly (Th)
Tuesday 24 July
Wednesday 25 July10:00 Assembly (Ms)10:00 Cultural Prefect Voting16:30 – 19:30 Parent/Teacher/Pupil meetings
Thursday 26 JulyLO Day 510:00 House Assembly/Tutor SAMO Round 3
In front of the Eiffel tower, an engineering marvel and a beautiful piece of design.
Mid-year Holidays 2018. Accompanied by Messrs Neil Eddy & Christof Goosen, a tour party of Wynberg Men headed to Europe on a Maths and Science tour. It all started with 24 hours of travel: A plane flight to Dubai, a 4 hour wait, a plane flight to Paris, and then a few hours of traffic. However, the boys’ spirits remained high; they were ready to explore Europe and delve deep into the history and culture of Maths and Science.
The tour took them through 5 Cities: Paris, Geneva, Munich, Berlin and Hamburg. In each the boys explored museums, historical buildings, and technological facilities which were often breath-taking and always interesting.
The visiting of the particle accelerator and laboratory at CERN in Geneva, the bus and truck MAN factory in Munich and the Airbus assembly plant in Hamburg allowed them glimpses of incredibly large scale projects that will hopefully set a target for them to achieve in the application of their knowledge in South Africa. As our country heads into the SKA project in Carnarvon, we hope that many of our boys will see opportunities for very rewarding careers in a similarly scaled project.