Thursday 9 February 23: Prize Giving, the annual academic highlight in which we recognise and celebrate the academic achievements of our students during the previous year, was held in the Clegg Hall filled to capacity with our boys, Wynberg families, and special guests.
Congratulations to the winners and recipients of special awards announced on the night.
Ryno Greenwall Prize for the most original History Project – Ignatius Beets who received 100% for his project.
Smyly Trophy for the best performance in the Science Expo – Tristan Butters and Andrew Killick were both awarded 97%.
Old Boys Maths Prize awarded for the best performance at the UCT Maths Competition – Farhan Omar (individual); Seb de Klerk and Fayaaz Ebrahim (pairs). Farhan was placed 6th overall and Seb and Fayaaz placed 1st.
The Vincent Grainger Memorial Prize is awarded to the boy/s who reached round 3 of the South African Maths Olympiad – Zac Botha, Luca Caronti, and Hamzah Loonat all made it to Round 3.
The Pippa Richardson Shield for service to the community – Tristan Ely is re-awarded the Shield.
The Donald Simons Award for the greatest academic improvement in Grade 9 – Arno Pienaar who improved by 12.58%.
Stan Jones Prize awarded to a Grade 11 student who has shown the most all-round improvement in academic and sporting endeavours over a period of time – Cole Janse-van Rensburg improved academically by 15.87%.
Alf Morris Award to an all-rounder – Matthew Thomas, our Multi-Media Prefect this year who continues to give up hours of his time for the school while still maintaining his involvement in the other pillars of the school.
Fine Family Bursary – Tyrone Gombe achieved a 70% average, and represented WP Rugby.
Anthony Morris Prize to the boy who showed the most loyalty to the school through school participation – shared by Ross Prinsloo and Achmat Behardien.
David Levitt Memorial Trophy awarded to the Grade 10 student who is an inspiration to his peers through his involvement – Beni Hansen.
The Neil & Cecil Jowell Award to a boy for demonstrating Wynberg Values and significant determination and perseverance and who, in doing so, epitomised the school’s values – Samuel Taberner has shown extreme perseverance over the last couple of years and truly embodies the true Wynberg spirit of ‘overcoming difficulties”.