Matric Prize Giving & Valedictory 2022
Prize List – October 2022
1st in Grade 12: Tristan Gerard (90.6%)
Subject Distinction in Afrikaans, English, History, Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
The WE Bowden Subject Prize for Mathematics
2nd in Grade 12: Tanweer Chiktay (88.8%)
Subject Distinction in Afrikaans, English, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences
The DF Marais Subject Prize for Afrikaans
Subject Prize for Information Technology
Subject Prize for Life Science
3rd in Grade 12: Farhaan Brey (87.2%)
Subject Distinction in Accounting, English, Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences
Subject Prize for Accounting
Subject Prize for Life Sciences
SD = Subject Distinction
Abdu-Dayyaan Hartley (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Adam Trupp (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Anaas Salie (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Ashraf Coleman (SD in Accounting), Ashwin Varghese (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Blake Martin )SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Caleb Pryce (SD in English), Cameron Watkins (SD in History), Christian Thomas (SD in Mathematical Literacy), Christopher Malan (SD in History), Connor McClure (SD in Geography), Daniel Erasmus (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Daniel Fortune (SD in History),
Daniel Petersen (SD in History), Eli Hug (SD in History), Ethan Acutt (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Faizaan Laws (SD in History), Hamza Joowalay (SD in History), Isaiah Louw (SD in History), James Botha (SD in English), James Hart (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), James Robinson (SD in English), Jason Beckman (SD in Economics), Jason Faure (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Joel Williams (SD in History), Jordan George (SD in History), Josh Baar (SD in Visual Arts), Joshua Camara Buswell (SD in History), Joshua Hayes (SD in History), J’que Huckins (SD in History), Juan James (SD in History), Liam Coetzee (SD in History), Lukanyo Metu (SD in History), Marco Palvie (SD in Afrikaans), Matthew Glowacki (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Mzwandile Mlotshwa (SD in English), Nicholas Fourie (SD in Geography), Noah Connor (SD in History), Oliver Preston (SD in Geography), Qaaim Dollie (SD in History), Reece Hendricks (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Reuben Semple (SD in Visual Arts), Ryan Nell (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Ryan Coetzer (SD in History), Sean O’Connor )SD in Geography), Sjen Wiid (SD in History), Sven Borgström (SD in History), Thomas Rutherford (SD in English), Thomas Charles (SD in Engineering Graphics Design), Tristan Munz (SD in History), Tristin Zeelie (SD in History), Zephyr Corbello (SD in History), Ziyaad Damonse (SD in History)
Ben Rose (SD in Information Technology & Mathematics), Benjamin Smith (SD in Engineering Graphics Design & Geography), Callum Lawson-Smith (SD in Engineering Graphics Design & History), Cameron Johns (SD in Engineering Graphics Design & Geography), Cameron Boardman-Smith (SD in Geography & Physical Sciences), Chris Ten Velden (SD in English & History), Connor Cloete-Van Schalkwyk (SD in English & History), Jarryd Byrne (SD in Civil Technology – Construction & Engineering Graphics Design), Liam Davids (SD in Accounting & History), Luke Van Zyl (SD in Economics & Engineering Graphics Design), Matthew Grimbeek (SD in English & History), Muzzammil Samaai (SD in English & History), Nathan Abrahamse (SD in Engineering Graphics Design & History), Sam Tooley (SD in Engineering Graphics Design & Geography), Thabiso Molekwa (SD in English & Subject Prize for isiXhosa), Yaaseen Beal (SD in Mathematical Literacy & Subject Prize for Mathematical Literacy)
Ashton McCormick (SD in Civil Technology – Construction, Engineering Graphics Design, & Mathematics), Cullan Larkin (SD in English, History & Visual Arts), Declin Lesch (SD in Civil Technology – Construction, Engineering Graphics Design, & Subject Prize for Civil Technology – Construction), Linga Chigona (SD in English, History and Life Sciences), Nadeem Davids (SD in Accounting, Afrikaans & Economics), Rory Jeppe (SD in Civil Technology – Construction, Engineering Graphics Design & Mathematics), Rushen Talmakkies (SD in Accounting, Afrikaans & Economics), Taine Egberink (SD in Economics, English & Life Sciences), Zaafir Rahil (SD in Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences)
Daniyal Kemp (SD in English, History and Visual Arts & Subject Prize for Visual Art), Mikail Maneveld (SD in English, History, Mathematical Literacy & Visual Art), Ron Thomas (SD in Economics, English & History & the RM Friedlander Subject Prize for English), Thomas Salter (SD in Accounting, Economics, Mathematics & Physical Sciences)
Abdul Malik Adams (SD in Economics, English, History & Physical Sciences & the Eric Tasker Subject Prize for History), Cameron Boardman-Smith (SD in Afrikaans, Engineering Graphics Design, English & Mathematics & the Alf Morris Subject Prize for Geography), Imraan Haron (SD in Accounting, Afrikaans, Economics, Mathematics & Physical Sciences)
Fayyaaz Harnekar (SD in Engineering Graphics Design, English, Information Technology & Physical Sciences; Subject Prize for Life Orientation & the FG Thorp Subject Prize for Physical Science)
Anthony van Eyssen (Subject Distinction in Engineering Graphics Design, Electronics, Mathematics & Music; the Templeton Subject Prize for Music; Subject Prize for Engineering Graphics Design & Subject Prize for Electronics), Moegamat Azhar Salie (Subject Distinction in Afrikaans, Economics, English, History, Mathematics & Physical Sciences & Subject Prize for Economics)
1. Tolling of the Bell: Hamza Joowalay
2. Procession of Matrics: to Hall of Fame – The Script
3. Welcome: Ms Jocelyn de Mink, Head of Grade 12
4. National Anthem
5. Readings: Thando Ntaka (in isiXhosa and English)
6. Prayer for the Matrics: Tanweer Chiktay
7. Prayer for Wynberg: Ron Thomas
8. Charge: Mr Werner van Kets, President of the Old Boys’ Union
9. Presentation of Academic and Special Prizes: Read by Ms Jocelyn de Mink, Head of Grade 12
10. Headmaster’s Address: Mr Deon Scheepers
11. Introduction of Guest Speaker: Muzzammil Samaai
12. Guest Speaker’s Address: Dr Junaid Ismail
13. Thanks: Daniyal Kemp
14 Head Prefect’s Address: Zachary Porthen
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: See you again – Charlie Puth
19. Teachers Lead Out
20. Ringing of the Bell
21. Old Boys’ Tie Ceremony
Zac Porthen* – Head Prefect
Linga Chigona* – Deputy Head Prefect
Cullan Larkin* – Deputy Head Prefect
Thabiso Molekwa – Glebe
Jordan George – Hawthornden
Jason Beckman – Littlewood
Asa’ad Moos – McNaughton
Cole Arendse – Oude Wijnberg
Ryan Mitchell – Silverhurst
Faizaan Laws – Sunninghill
Declin Lesch – Trovato
Rushen Talmakkies – Academics
Jeane Louw – Culture
Marco Palvie – Culture
Sven Borgstrom – Service
Fawaaz Allie – Sport
Matthew Price – Multimedia
Ron Thomas – RCL
Josh Snyders – Junior Grades
Kyle Carter – Senior Grades
Ryan Coetzer – Grade 12
Tristan Munz – Spirit
* Gold Prefect
Jayden Joseph – Glebe
Tristan Munz – Hawthornden
Liam Coetzee – Littlewood
Yaqub Adams – McNaughton
Ridhau Bey – Oude Wijnberg
Hashim Peters – Silverhurst
Qaaim Dollie – Sunninghill
Marcel Oliphant – Trovato
Tristan Gerard (90.6%)
Tanweer Chiktay (88.8%)
Farhaan Brey (87.2%)
Cameron Boardman-Smith (87%)
Fayyaaz Harnekar (86%)
Imraan Haron (85.4%)
Moegamat Azhar Salie (85.4%)
Thomas Salter (83.6%)
Abdul Malik Adams (83.4%)
Ron Thomas (82%)
Anthony van Eyssen (81.2%)
Taine Egberink (80.4%)
Declin Lesch (80.4%)
Mikail Maneveld (80.4%)
Linga Chigona (80%)
Jan de Waal
14th Headmaster of WBHS, 2016 – 2021. Mr De Waal spearheaded the start of an Engineering Faculty at Wynberg in 2017 with the first Electronics class in Wynberg’s history. In 2020 Wynberg introduced Civil Construction as well. Mr De Waal raised the funds and lead the team that designed and built what we know today as the EDF (Engineering and Design Faculty). This award was instituted in his honour, and is awarded to the most outstanding final year student in the Engineering and Design Faculty.
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.