Courtesy of the WBHS Archives in the Oude Wijnberg Museum – the digital copy of the 1947 School Magazine.
Extract from the Magazine tribute to Headmaster, Mr William ‘Bill’ Clegg, on his retirement:
Since 1919, when Mr. William Clegg was appointed headmaster, his name and that of the Wynberg Boys’ High School have been synonymous. When December, 1947, comes and Mr. Clegg retires from his duties, it will take us some time to get used to the dissociation.
Mr. Clegg came to this country as a young man, old enough to have been deeply moulded by the most intimate influences of England, yet young enough to assimilate the culture of his new country. This was attended by a keen interest in mathematics and the mathematical sciences, the attitude of mind which these studies demand, and the logic that underlies their methods; and also by a deep understanding of the foundation principles, and the characteristic methods of education as such. Above all, however, Mr. Clegg is an educationist, who knows the difficulties of young people, and a headmaster having in full measure those blessed gifts of tact and administrative ability, strict criticism and just censure …