Matric Valedictory 2021
Matric Prize Giving & Valedictory
Prize List – October 2021
SD = Subject Distinction
Josh Bearne (SD in History), Alvino Beukes (SD in Afrikaans), Ryan Clancy (Colours), Connor Davids (Colours), Caleb de Klerk (SD in Afrikaans), Muaz Ebrahim (Colours), Nathan Jansen (SD in History), Xola Karelse (Subject Prize for isiXhosa), Radhi Lagerdien (SD in History), Hyeonwoo Lee (Colours), Blaine Mortimer (Blues), Ahmad Najjaar (Colours), Connor Ross (SD in Mathematical Literacy), Daniel Soule (Colours), Reece Stanford (SD in Accounting), Thomas Tattersall (SD in History), Keanan Thyssen (SD in Afrikaans)
Abdul Gakeem Abrahams (SD in Afrikaans; Colours), Daniel Bearne (SD in History; Colours), Alexander Clarke (SD in EGD; Honours), Ben Currie (SD in English and History), Saeed Ebrahim (SD in Life Sciences; Blues), Max Elsworth (SD in EGD and Geography), Zaakir Gangat (SD in EGD; Colours), Aditya Gorphade (SD in English; Colours), Ryan Harding (SD in History; Colours), Ross Jeppe (SD in EGD; Blues), Cameron Macdonald (SD in History; Blues), Brennan McCormick (SD in Mathematical Literacy; Subject Prize for Mathematical Literacy), Matthew Langeveld (SD in History; Colours)
Aidan Leak (SD in History; Colours), Liam Peffer (SD in EGD; Blues), Matthew Raatz (SD in Mathematics; Blues), Shahied Rustin (SD in Electronics; Colours)
Matthew Sampson (SD in History; Honours), Mudathir Solomon (SD in Economics; Blues), Caleb Voskuil (SD in English; Colours)
Troy Arries (SD in Afrikaans and History; Blues), Aiden Bailey (SD in Mathematics and Life Sciences; Blues), Danté Benting (SD in English and Afrikaans; Colours), Dean Cronje (SD in EGD and Geography; Colours), David Hansen (SD in English and History; Colours), Joe Hawthorne (SD in English and History; Blues), Jordan Heeger (SD in Mathematics and Accounting; Colours), Muizz Khan (SD in English and Economics; Blues), Christopher Kleynhans (SD in History and Visual Art; Colours), John-Bruce Noad (SD in Afrikaans and Life Sciences; Blues), Naeem Parker (SD in English and History; Blues), Shaye Reilly (SD in English and Economics; Blues), Luke Rossouw (SD in EGD and History; Blues)
Shukri Abrahams (SD in Mathematics, Accounting and Life Sciences; Honours), Amir Jaffer (SD in Mathematics, Accounting and Life Sciences; Honours), Josh Koff (SD in Mathematics, Economics and Geography; Honours), Matthew Leech (SD in EGD, Geography and History; Honours), Luke Lourens (SD in English, Accounting and Economics; Honours), Christian Louw (SD in Mathematics, Accounting and EGD; Honours), Jack Robinson (SD in English, EGD and Visual Art; Blues), Dylan Rudolph (SD in English, Mathematics and EGD; Honours), Justin Sangster (SD in English, Afrikaans and Economics; Honours), Ethan Walton (SD in History and IT; Blues; Subject Prize for IT)
Justin Chesterton (SD in English, Mathematics, Geography and Physical Sciences; Honours), Adam Kieffer-Walker (SD in English, Mathematics, Life Sciences and Visual Art; Honours), Mika-eel Rylands (SD in Afrikaans, Mathematics, Accounting and EGD; Honours), James Veysey (SD in English, Mathematics, Accounting and Economics; Honours)
Kieron Adams (SD in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Accounting and Life Sciences; Honours), Ryan de Villiers (SD in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Economics and Life Sciences; Honours), Meekaa’eel Fataar (SD in Afrikaans, Mathematics, EGD and Life Sciences; Honours; Subject Prize for EGD), Dian Vermeulen (SD in Afrikaans, EGD, Electronics and IT; Honours; Subject Prize for Electronics)
Julian Boulle (SD in English, Mathematics, History, Life Sciences and Visual Art; Honours; Subject Prize for Visual Art), Ethan Faraday (SD in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, IT, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences; Honours), As’ad Salie (SD in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Economics, History and Life Sciences; Honours)
Thomas Hugo (SD in English, Afrikaans, Economics, Geography and History; Honours; Eric Tasker Prize for History; Subject Prize for AP English)
Braganza Pretorius (SD in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, IT and Physical Sciences; Honours; Subject Prize for Accounting)
Cole Abrahams (SD in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Accounting, Economics and Physical Sciences; Honours; W.E. Bowden Prize for Mathematics; Subject Prize for AP Mathematics; Subject Prize for Life Orientation)
3rd in Grade 12: Hayden Engel – Aggregate Points: 551 with an average of 91,83%
SD in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Music and Physical Sciences
R.M. Friedlander Prize for English
Templeton Prize for Music
F.G. Thorpe Prize for Physical Sciences
2nd in Grade 12: Timothy Fortune – Aggregate Points: 556 with an average of 92,67%
SD in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, EGD, Geography, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences
D.F. Marais Prize for Afrikaans
Alf Morris Prize for Geography
1st in Grade 12: Theo Cothill – Aggregate Points: 564 with an average of 94%
SD in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Economics, History, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences
Subject Prize for Economics
Subject Prize for Life Sciences
Dux: Martin Cleveland Trophy
Ben Currie* – Head Prefect
Kieron Adams* – Deputy Head Prefect
Daniel Bearne – Glebe
Emihle Benya – Hawthornden
Tyler Williams – Littlewood
Zubayr Wagiet – McNaughton
Justin Sangster – Oude Wijnberg
Connor Davids – Silverhurst
Theo Cothill – Sunninghill
Naeem Parker – Trovato
Cole Abrahams – Academics
Dylan Rudolph – Culture
Chris Kleynhans – Service
Josh Bearne – Sport
Thomas Hugo – RCL
James Veysey – Sustainability
Timothy Fortune – Junior Grades
Radhi Lagerdien – Senior Grades
Ethan Wasserfall – Grade 12
*Gold Badge Prefect
Thomas Tattersall – Glebe
Jack Johnson – Hawthornden
Lindokuhle Madlokazi – Littlewood
Mudathir Solomon – McNaughton
Abdul-Gakeem Abrahams – Oude Wijnberg
Jesse Prodehl – Silverhurst
Thomas Jenvey – Sunninghill
Curtly February – Trovato
Theo Cothill (564)
Timothy Fortune (556)
Hayden Engel (551)
Cole Abrahams (544)
Braganza Pretorius (538)
As’ad Salie (533)
Ethan Faraday (523)
Kieron Adams (516)
Julian Boulle (511)
Meekaa’eel Fataar (509)
Thomas Hugo (500)
Dian Vermeulen (498)
Luke Lourens (493)
Matthew Leech (492)
Josh Koff (492)
Amir Jaffer (491)
Adam Kieffer-Walker (490)
Dylan Rudolph (488)
Christian Louw (486)
Shukri Abrahams (485)
James Veysey (484)
Justin Sangster (484)
Justin Chesterton (480)
Alexander Clarke (477)
Matthew Sampson (477)
Connor Davids (Hockey)
Xola Karelse (Hockey)
Josh Koff (Hockey)
Sebastian Lorenzen (Hockey)
Teague Lourens (Hockey)
Viwe Mbata (Hockey)
Dylan Rudolph (Athletics and Cross-Country)
Connor Theron (Water Polo and Swimming)
Ebenezer Tshimanga (Rugby)
Cael Viola (Hockey)
Jesse Prodehl (Cricket)
13h30 Matric Lunch
1. Welcome: Ethan Wasserfall, Grade 12 Prefect
2. Informal Prize Giving: Clyde Theunissen
3. Awarding of Ties: Mr Peter van Schalkwyk
4. Award Ceremony (as per Quarterly Awards): Mr Peter van Schalkwyk
5. Grace: David Hagar
7. House Prefect Reports: House Prefects
8. Matric Video
9. “Hype”: Kieron Adams
10. Valedictorian Address: Justin Sangster
15h30 Valedictory and Prize Giving, Hawthornden Field
1. Tolling of the Bell: Josh Brown
2. Procession of Matrics: To Build a Home – Cinematic Orchestra
3. Welcome: Ms Jocelyn de Mink, Head of Grade 12
4. National Anthem
5. Readings: Viwe Mbata (in isiXhosa and English)
6. Prayer for the Matrics: Mika-eel Rylands
7. Prayer for Wynberg: Hayden Engel
8. Charge: Mr. Matthew Thomson, President of the Old Boys’ Union
9. Presentation of Academic and Special Prizes: Ms Jocelyn De Mink, Head of Grade 12
10. Headmaster’s Address: Mr. Jan de Waal
11. Introduction of the Guest Speaker: Shukri Abrahams
12. Guest Speaker’s Address: Mr. Hishaam Davids
13. Thanks: Abdul Gakeem Abrahams
14. Head Prefect’s Address: Benjamin Currie
15. Vote of Thanks: A call, adapted from the Preamble to the Constitution of South Africa – Mr Larry Moser, Deputy Headmaster
16. School Song
17. Instructions to Parents: Mr Peter van Schalkwyk
18. Matrics Lead Out: Let her go – Passenger
19. Teachers Lead Out
20. Ringing of the Bell
21. Old Boys’ Tie Ceremony
First awarded in 1965, the year he was a prefect.
Bob was a pupil at both Wynberg Boys’ Junior and High Schools from 1943-52. He was a bugler in the highly successful High School Band and after matriculating set up a successful photography business, being responsible at one time for our annual school photographs. He died tragically in 1999 and his widow and son Robert, also an old boy of Wynberg, have presented the trophy in his name.
Wade was killed in an accident during his matric year (1990). While not a prefect, he was a good leader who set a fine example to the rest of the matric class and the school.
W. E. Bowden
William ‘Bill’ Bowden was Headmaster and a Maths teacher from 1947 until 1964.
The Carmichael family, of which the late Mr Vernon Carmichael was an old boy, has awarded these bursaries since 1990.
Played 1st XV rugby and represented Western Province in 1972. He represented South Africa at the Maccabi games in 1981 in Israel.
Caxton Booksellers have sponsored this prize since 1963.
Headmaster from 1919-47 – the school hall is named in his honour. Clegg Bursaries were first awarded in the 1970s.
Matriculated in 1990 as Dux of the school but died in a motor accident before he received his final matric results.
Stephen was Valedictorian in his matric year (1990). He has taught at the school and is a past President of the Wynberg Old Boys’ Union.
Epworth Music Society
This prize was first awarded in 1960.
Azriel (Issy) was Head Prefect in 1940. His sons, Nicholas and Derrick, were Head Prefects in 1971 and 1976, respectively. The bursary was first awarded in 1976.
Cecil Friedlander, one of four brothers to have links with Wynberg, began the family’s support when he was enrolled in 1919. He perished during World War II and the Inter-House Shield was donated in his memory.
Richard ‘Dick’ Friedlander, Alderman of the City of Cape Town, former Chairman of the City of Cape Town Executive, former Chairman of the School Committee, following in his father’s footsteps. A cousin of Arnold Lorie, former Headmaster of Wynberg Boys’ Junior School.
Alfred Friedlander served on the School Committee while his sons Ian, Cecil, Richard, and Frank were at the school. The next generation was schooled under the headmastership of their cousin Arnold Lorie.
Vincent was Head Prefect in 1934, going on to study engineering at UCT, earning his Ph.D. His career as an engineer in the City Council was interrupted by his service in North Africa during the war. He served the City of Cape Town, was Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister of Rhodesia, and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at UCT. He passed away in 2013.
David had cystic fibrosis and missed a good deal of school because of extensive medical treatment. Nevertheless, he continued to be active in school life and matriculated in 1998. He passed away in 2007.
Bunty was the school secretary from 1973 until her fatal illness in 1996. She was a second mother to pupils and staff alike, fiercely proud of, and loyal to the school and “her boys”.
Fanie came to the boarding house from northern South West Africa (Namibia). He was an unbeatable debater with a broad general knowledge. He matriculated in 1949 and became a lawyer, rising to the level of Public Prosecutor in Rhodesia. The prize was donated in his honour by Neil Jowell, a friend and fellow debater.
“Shorty” taught Maths, Science and Biology from 1950-80, coached athletics and rugby, ran the Maths Department, but is best known for his training of the Cadet Band which won interschool competitions for 28 consecutive years. He retired as Senior Deputy Principal in 1980 and died in 1991.
Teacher – known as “Choker” for his somewhat unconventional approach to discipline. Head of Afrikaans Department. Revived the defunct Cadet Corps at the outbreak of World War II (it had been disbanded in 1930). He died in 1949 while still teaching at the school.
Jim matriculated in 1939 as Head Prefect. He returned in 1955 as a Biology teacher and 1st Team Cricket coach and became Deputy Headmaster until his retirement in 1984. He died in 1995. His father matriculated as School “Captain” and Soccer Captain in 1907.
Alf was a teacher at Wynberg Boys’ High for 42 years from 1947 to 1988. He taught English and Geography, coached cricket and rugby, ran the Mountain Club and was Master in Charge of Sport as well as Head of the Geography Department when he retired. He also ran the Littlewood House Hostel from 1949-57. He passed away in 2010.
The PwC Award has been sponsored by Pricewaterhouse Cooper since 2015.
Pippa is the wife of Keith, 13th principal of WBHS from 1999 to 2015. She was well-loved by all “her boys’ and took a personal interest in every member of the Wynberg family, from schoolboys to staff members and their families. She served with an untiring spirit in every activity at the school, particularly on the Ladies’ Association.
The Good Fellowship Award has been sponsored by the Wynberg Branch of Rotary since 1985.
A prefect (1981) and Afrikaans First (Home) Language student.
H. Eric Tasker taught History from 1934 to his retirement in 1967 but often helped out as a relief teacher thereafter. He was a very well-respected and dedicated coach of rugby and athletics, and through the prefect system he developed young men into fine leaders.
David was an excellent violinist who matriculated in 1961. After school he became a Presbyterian Minister.
Freddy was a Science master (1928-68) and Deputy Principal whose duties included running the Book Room. He started the Debating Society and ran it for 25 years. He also instituted the cross country race and ran the annual athletics meetings.
Ian Wiegman was Head Prefect in 1980. His son was Deputy Head Prefect in 2011.
Wynberg Old Girls’ Union
This prize was awarded for the first time in 2004.