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Thursday 21 June 2018: The first half of the winter season delivered well on our pre-season hopes in the months leading up to the first matches of the second term. Rain has fallen with nostalgic regularity, and the results on the fields, astros, and courts have been very pleasing and at times even spectacular.
The hockey boys have played a total of 138 matches so far this season and have won 86 with 12 draws. Not only winning the WP Schools’ League (with a match in hand) for the third season running, the 1st XI achieved the Headmaster’s Triple Crown (which includes wins over the Southern Suburbs, and Grey High) and will be aiming to achieve the Grand Slam in the third term.
Rugby turned the corner after the trauma of 2017. The overall results record: played 140, Won 68 with 4 drawn matches. The 1st XV have been a revelation and have come within 30 points of an unbeaten first half of the season. The Headmaster’s Triple Crown was achieved by the 14A, B, and C rugby teams. It was unlucky for the U15A side to draw the first match against Rondebosch – but they remain nevertheless unbeaten in this mini-competition.
Both rugby and hockey have received provincial recognition which is a credit to the work put in the by coaches and the boys. With 16 Wynberg hockey players receiving WP colours this year, rugby has been provincially rewarded with 2 U18 Craven Week players, 1 Academy player, and 3 U16 players to participate at the Grant Khomo Week. Cricket continues mid-year with 14 Wynberg boys in the winter nets set up, with selection to Provincial sides imminent. The Directors of Sport have certainly been hard at work all year round to ensure that this kind of success is sustainable in the long run. Squash produced mixed results in the senior age groups but the Super League side ended the 1st half well with convincing wins over SACS. The juniors are an exciting bunch and their efforts have been recognised with 4 Grade 8s and one U16 boy selected to represent WP at interprovincial tournaments in the June holidays. The names of all representatives are listed at the end of this report. We are also proud to recognise the Wynberg boys who’ve received higher honours in non-school sports. Soccer has excelled playing 45 matches, winning 29 and registering 5 draws. Soccer MIC, Roland Rudd, is leading a Cape Invitation team to Italy these holidays. They will be playing against Milano FS and Ausonia FC as well as training at Inter Milan, before making their way to take part in the San Marino Cup. The team includes Wynberg’s Jarred Johnson, Matthew Petersen, Phiwe Mentoor, Phindile Ralarala, Lyle Hendriks, Joel Abrahams, Keanu Gelderblom, Sibulele Mlunguza, and Luke Hubbard. Basketball has quietly been going about its business during the winter months with the emergence of a new Winter League. We are sure that the players will reap the rewards of this off-season activity once the summer league begins.
Our golfers head down the Garden Route from 22-25 June to participate in the Cape Schools Week, while our Cricket Colts XI heads off to the Highveld for a tournament at White River. Many boys and staff will head back to school in July feeling less than rested – but there is no rest for those with ambition. It is our intention to improve the support at away matches – even those that are not All In fixtures. We have communicated in previous correspondence that all boys are expected, as a matter of course, to stay after their match and watch their first team – no matter what code they play. We realise that this may be inconvenient for parents but trust everyone will buy into what we are trying to achieve. To make matters easier, we are offering boys the opportunity of traveling by bus to Paul Roos on 21 July. If you wish to book a spot on the bus, the cost is R65. Payments can be made by EFT to the school account using reference code SURNAME PRGBUS.
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Saturday 16 June 2018: A chilly winter's evening soon warmed by the sheer excitement of everyone who had a role to play in this spectacular event. Parents, grandparents, parents of partners, friends, family, and interested spectators – nobody wanted to miss the main guests arriving in style, from helicopter to limousine, ensuring this moment would be remembered for many years to come.
The day had arrived, the matric dance our boys had been looking forward to. The perfect occasion in a perfect setting to celebrate the end of a tough exam period, and the climax of every student's years of anticipation to be center-stage in a matric rite of passage.
Months of meticulous planning and careful decision making informed the final choices – style and colour of the suit, shoes, shirt and matching tie (bow tie? or not?), and, of course, their partners and their outfits.
The school hall was transformed into a magical ballroom using black, red, and gold décor elegantly and exquisitely enhanced by ornate candelabra perfectly suiting the season. MC, Malcolm Scarrott, made sure that everyone felt welcome and comfortable, going to great lengths to explain the significance of this event. One could see the boys' chests puffing out and the must-do pitch of teenage nonchalance turning into a moment of immense adult pride.
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Friday 15 June 2018: Wynberg Cricket was delighted to accept an invitation from Uplands College in White River to tour during the mid-year holidays. This tour will fly our flag as a Wynberg Colts group of U14 and U15 players, giving them an invaluable pre-season experience against quality teams in Mpumalanga.
As in previous years when our 1st XI squad toured and discovered more in the outfield than just fielders, one of the highlights of the trip will be the opening match against our hosts at the Skukuza Cricket Club Oval in the Kruger National Park, where they will, according to the website, be able “ to add an adventure in the wild before, after and possibly during the match”. [Ed: parents need not fear an encounter in the slips with the ‘Big Five’. The Oval is within the Staff Village, and protected by great hands.]
We thank our schoolmaster coach, Mr Patrick Smith, for pulling the itinerary together - this is his old stamping ground, and his contacts, local friendships, and knowledge of the game will make this a classic school sports tour where cricket skills are developed along with opening new experiences in our sports ethos of ‘Friendship, Rivalry, and Competition’.
Wynberg wishes our touring party the very best - enjoy every moment, play with passion, and bring back memories to last a lifetime.
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Monday 18 JuneCivvies Day07:45 Tutor Period08:00 IH Singing Practice 108:40 Assembly09:10 RCL Prefect voting09:45 IH Singing Practice 210:20 Break10:45 P111:00 P211.15 P311:30 P411:45 P512.00 P612:15 P712:30 P812:45 P913:00 Break13:30 P1013:45 P1114:00 IH Singing Practice 314:30 Tutor Period14:40 End of School DayBLOOD CLINIC 11:00-15:0015:00 IH Squash Round 117:00 Jamie Tindill Chess Tournament
Tuesday 19 June07:45 Tutor Period08:00 IH Singing Practice 409:00 House Prefect Voting10:00 Break10:30 IH Singing Practice 511.15 Sport Prefect voting12:15 Break 12:45 IH Singing Practice 613:30 IH X-Country14:30 Tutor Period14:40 End of School Day15:00 IH Maths Quiz
Wednesday 20 June07:45 Tutor Period08:00 IH Singing Practice 709:00 Check Dummy Reports09:30 Senior Grade Prefect Voting10:30 Junior Grade Prefect Voting11:30 IH Singing Practice 812:30 Academic Prefect Voting 13:15 Break, Blue MPL Lunch13:45 IH Singing Practice 914:30 Tutor Period14:40 End of school day15:00 Junior IH Rugby and Hockey17:00 Jamie Tindill Chess Tournament
Thursday 21 June07:45 Tutor Period08:00 IH Singing Practice 1008:45 Service Prefect Voting; Jakes Gerwel Fellowship Presentation to Matrics09:30 LO Day 4 Part 110:30 Break11:00 LO Day 4 Part 212:00 IH Singing Practice 1113:00 Break13:30 LO Day Part 314:00 IH Singing Practice 1214:30 Tutor Period14:40 End of school day15:00 IH Senior Rugby/Hockey15:00 IH Squash continued18:30 IH Singing Performance
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Saturday 9 June 2018, Wynberg vs SACS: There are numerous reasons why the Wynberg 1st XV have done so well in the first half of the season. The coaching of Justin van Winkel has always been a study in attention to detail. Craig Childs in his full-time role as Director of Rugby has supplemented everything that Justin does and then taken it to the next level in terms of planning, player management, assembling a top coaching and backroom staff, analysis of opposition and creating an environment where all teams learn from each and play with a common goal of advancing the fortunes of the Wynberg rugby club. This has naturally seen an improvement in the fortunes of all teams – not just the 1st XV.
However, a major reason why the 1st side has done so well has been their obvious joy at playing together and for the coaches. No-one epitomises this enjoyment more than rising star and 5-try hero, Jason Alexander.
While most players approach the field with steely eyes and a grim visage, Jason invariably has a smile on his face. And upon crossing the whitewash, he raises his eyes to the heavens, palms upturned, as if giving thanks for being young, fit and being blessed to be afforded the opportunity of playing a great game in a jersey that fills thousands with pride. His excitement was certainly not premature yesterday as he ripped holes through the SACS defence and ran in 5 tries (ok, he ran in 4 and kind of got driven over for the other) in a display that should convince even the most blinkered of selectors that he is 1st choice Craven Week player. He has arguably not had a bad game in almost 18 months and maintained the positive body language and humility even through the dark times of 2017. On so many occasions, he was the one man to get Wynberg over the advantage line despite the attentions of massive defenders in the eye of the storm. However, he has taken things to another level this year and has made hundreds of meters. Despite flat defences, he has been able to break the line with a barely perceptible shimmy of the upper body and a leg drive that has left defenders floundering. Seventy meter runs vs Grey and Bishops were left unrewarded but not so against SACS. Two of his tries were almost carbon copies of each other with the line break followed by a vicious handoff of “the bus is full” proportions before timing his angled run to beat openside flankers and backline players alike with a deceptive turn of speed before swallow diving over in the corner. The only negative was his Usain Bolt-like celebration with the line still 10 metres away before his last try. I am sure his mother had a few words with him about that and he will respond to her and his caring family’s guidance in a positive way. He is that kind of a boy and this will stand him in good stead in the future.
But the Classic Clash win was not a one-man show by any means. Wynberg were invigorated by the long-time return of match starters, Mika Schubert and Di Livio van Wyk and there was much to play for as Siya Nombakuse received his special 50th cap jersey. None of them disappointed and were all instrumental in giving Wynberg the shape that saw them begin the season with a great win over KES in April. Devon Pretorius once again delivered an almost flawless display with the boot and every time he guided one through the uprights with a right to left draw, you could almost hear the SACS faithful groan as the scoreboard pressure mounted. Devon has been doing this trick since Grey and his form will be much needed when we head down the N1 in July.
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A detailed examination timetable with start and finish times is available on the Moodle home page.
The Golden Arrow bus service will run at 12:00 for the duration of the exams.
Monday 11 June07:45 House Assembly
Tuesday 12 June07:00 Safety Committee
Monday 4 June
Tuesday 5 June
Wednesday 6 June07:45 Full School Assembly
Headmaster, Mr Jan de Waal, with Wynberg's Cricket South Africa Blue Chip Award
At the end of the 2017/18 schools’ cricket season, Wynberg Cricket was honoured with a Blue Chip Award by Cricket South Africa. Wynberg Boys’ High School is proud, yet humbled, to be the only school in the Western Province to be recognised as meeting the highest standards for cricket development across CSA’s checklist of essentials: “number of teams per age group, number of matches played, coaching infrastructure & qualifications, facility infrastructure, and representation across the school pipeline.”
Wynberg’s Director of Cricket, Andrew Wylie: ”For Jan de Waal, Mike Engelbrecht, and I to be invited to Newlands for ‘a presentation’ was exciting but curious, We went, and were caught in the slips by the media. What an incredible award for my old school to receive, It is a huge honour for Wynberg Cricket.”
With another cricket trophy on Wynberg’s shelf, Andrew expands: “Wynberg Cricket is pure teamwork: our groundsmen, coaches, players, and our Wynberg Families band together with a passion for our brand and cricket in all its formats. A CSA Blue Chip Award must be shared by all, and serve as encouragement to stay on track to seek excellence as one of SA Cricket’s foremost schools.”
CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) has congratulated those schools that have achieved Blue Chip status for their achievements over the past year.
Friday 25 May 2018: Newly appointed 1st team coach, Paul Phillipson plans to bring a wealth of playing experience and understanding in coaching to the Wynberg Boys' High School Cricket fraternity. In anticipation of starting this new role at Wynberg Boys in August, Phillipson says:
“It will be another major coaching challenge for me in my long cricket career, but I must genuinely say it’s something I have dreamt about. Wynberg is a top, top school in every way and is recognised as such across the cricketing world. There certainly seems to be a solid structure in place with young, aspirant coaches operating throughout the age-groups.
I have massive respect for Andrew Wylie and the expertise he has brought as Director of Cricket. There’s no doubt we will work well together. My aim is to develop improved skills within the squad of 1st team players, to groom better people in a holistic way and to make Wynberg a school that everyone wants to play against. Can’t wait to get started!”
A professional cricketer since age 19, Paul played for Sussex County Cricket Club from 1970 to 1986.
“It does seem a long time ago when I began in county cricket as a medium pace seam bowler and always a tail ender. But the game was evolving, so my skill-sets had to adapt to that of an all-rounder. In my final years at Sussex, I played as an impact batsman and a specialist fielder in the short-format games. We all worked really hard at our fielding and particularly catching, where of course every chance mattered. It meant a lot to me when I became the team’s leading slip fielder, trying to hold on to stinging catches from our two great fast bowlers, Imran Khan & Garth Le Roux, the latter a legendary WBHS old-boy.”
Monday 28 May
Tuesday 29 May07:00 – Governing Body EXCO & FINANCE COMMITTEE
Wednesday 30 May07:45 – House Assembly
Dear Parents / Guardians
We are about to enter the mid-year examination period and we want to keep you informed of procedures so that together we can ensure your son has as good an academic environment as possible in which to write.
For grades 8 to 9 the examination period starts on 25 May, for grades 10 and 11 on 24 May and for grade 12 on the 23 May. The last day of exams for all grades is Friday 15th Jun. The general examination timetable is on the front page of Moodle showing the days on which each subject is written. A detailed timetable will be posted in the same location at the start of exams showing where each boy must go at any one time.
Read more on the link below:
Download the PDF Circular 10 of 2018
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Monday 21 May10:00 Assembly (Th) Exams
Tuesday 22 May7:00 Governing Body ICT Committee Meeting7:00 Afrikaans Revision lesson in D23 at 7:00 (all Grade 12s welcome to attend) Palimpses / Tien haikoes vir ‘n Vredefortkoepel
Wednesday 23 MayGrade 12 Exams Start10:00 Tutor/House Assembly
Thursday 24 MayGrade 10 – 11 Exams StartGrade 8 – 9 close school at 14H10
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Monday 14 May10:00 Assembly (MS)
Tuesday 15 MayStart of Ramadan
Wednesday 16 May10:00 House Assembly / Tutor12:30 Break13:00 SA Maths Olympiad Round 2. Compulsory Study Sessions for boys not writing Olympiad15:00 School closes for all grades
Thursday 17 MayCivvies Day 307:45 Tutor08:00 Wed P 10 / Grade 8 Sport08:30 Wed P 11 / Grade 8 Sport09:00-14:40 Normal Thursday10:00 Assembly(In)10:00 House Heads meeting with TutorsFood-for-Thought Maths Evening for Maths StaffMuslim Iftaar evening