Engineering & Design Faculty

The biggest ever capital investment project undertaken by Wynberg Boys’ High School is well underway to changing both the academic and physical landscape of our school forever.

We take pleasure in introducing the Engineering and Design Faculty, a world class facility to accommodate technical and engineering subjects to open new exciting options for post school studies and careers for every Wynberg Man. Incorporating the Visual and Creative Arts Departments, the building is the first in a series of capital works projects identified by the school executive to cater for cutting edge teaching spaces in preparing our students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The R32 million project cost has been all but secured through generous donations from a variety of sources ranging from R50 000 to R3 million. With Phase 1 completed, and the first part of Phase 2 underway after an enforced six-week lockdown delay, we expect to be entering the final phase of building in September 2020.

With a building target of R5 million still needed, we are offering our Wynberg Family an opportunity to pledge their support in the educational future of the school and indeed the country.

The Fund-A-Brick Campaign

This is an opportunity to fund, at R25 each, one or more of the 250 000 bricks used in the project. All donors will be recognised on a Donors’ Board online and inside the new facility.Payments may be made via EFT or Snapscan. 

Section 18A certificates for purchases of 25 bricks or more are available on request.

Please use the pledge form below, or download and complete the PDF form, and email to Subject: EDF Fund-a-Brick Pledge

Into the Future: Proposed Engineering & Design Faculty

View the launch video on YouTube

Friday 26 October 2018: Wynberg Boys’ High School takes pride in announcing the launch of our biggest and most exciting development project since the building of the current school on the Hawthornden Estate in 1981: the proposed Engineering and Design Faculty.

Three floors of academic space extending the E Block across the back parking area to place Wynberg strategically to meet the needs of the future.

Wynberg is committed to the building of pupils’ confidence in handling technology, of widening their expertise in the field of IT, and indeed the expansion of the school’s capacity for offering an enhanced technical programme via specialised subjects to provide Wynberg pupils with real-life work experience.

The introduction of technical subjects will extend the priority presently given in South Africa to academic courses and careers and address the critical need for tuition in practical courses, ideally beginning in the secondary stage of schooling. The benefits of such courses are assisting youth development, adult education, job creation, and boosting the supply of technical skills in South Africa’s industrial sector. Wynberg Boys’ High expects to be on-trend in filling these needs. Demonstrating the school’s commitment to this project, the first of these subjects – electronics – has already been introduced, starting in 2018 with two classes of Grade 10 students. It is currently being taught in an existing science laboratory but strongly deserves its own home.

The official launch of the development project to key industry and educational influencers will be addressed by Ms Debbie Schäfer, Minister for Education in the Western Cape, on Thursday 1 November.

We look forward to keeping our extended Wynberg Family informed of the project’s progress as we build on our strengths towards a bigger WBHS playing an even greater role in preparing students for our shared South African future.

Jan de Waal
Headmaster, Wynberg Boys’ High School