Monday 12 November 2018: We present the online publication of our 2017 magazine with an excerpt from Headmaster Mr Jan de Waal’s annual message:
Virtually every week the media sensationalises some incident occurring at a school somewhere in the country, and the more prominent the school, the greater seems the media’s delight in publishing the details. The Wynberg schools have not been spared, with both the Girls’ High and Boys’ Junior receiving negative publicity on social media and in the local and national press during the past year.
Reflecting on the year with this in mind brings me to realisation that the most significant happenings at Wynberg Boys’ High in 2017 occurred in the social arena. The Social Cohesion Committee, borne of meetings and discussions with young Old Boys and staff, assisted the management of both the Boys’ High and Junior Schools in the revision of existing policies and procedures, removing any clauses which might be viewed as discriminatory or prejudicial in any way. They also assisted greatly in the process of renaming the Houses to be of greater historical relevance to our Schools. The Committee is currently working on a Social Intelligence Charter, which will be ready for adoption by the respective Governing Bodies of the two schools during the course of 2018.