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WYNBERG BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL

ANNUAL MAGAZINE 2016


WYNBERG BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL MAGAZINE 2016


Wynberg Boys’ High School Lovers’ Walk Wynberg 7800 Tel: +27 21 797 4247 Fax: +27 21 761 0959 Website: www.wbhs.org.za Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WynbergBHS Twitter: Follow @WynbergBoysHigh

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CONTENTS Wynberg Welcomes Jan and Anne de Waal . . 5 Headmaster’s Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Staff News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Academic Pillar

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Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Accounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Afrikaans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Commerce Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Creative Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 EGD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 English. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Geography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 isiXhosa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Information Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Life Orientation (LO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Physical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Natural Sciences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Physical Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Excerpts of the Address by the Guest Speaker: Mr Keith Richardson . . . . 68 Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Special Awards and Bursaries. . . . . . . . . . . 79 Scrolls of Honour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Keith Richardson – Dedication to Wynberg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Pippa Richardson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Cheryl Borchardt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Culture Pillar

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Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 African Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Art Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Capstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Chess. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Debating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Drama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Concert in the Quad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Muslim Students’ Association . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Viticulture Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Awards for Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

Service Pillar

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Roll of Honour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Service report 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Easter Egg Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Visual Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Sisanda Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Matric results 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Sports Day at Tenterden Place of Safety . . 116

Overall Results and Statistics. . . . . . . . . . . 60 Individual Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Matric class of 2016. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Prize Giving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Grade 8 Market Day Fundraiser . . . . . . . . . . 116

Address by the Chairman of the Governing Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Grade 8 Service project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 Beach Clean up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 The B’nai Brith One-to-One Fair . . . . . . . . . .118 Annual Pudding Mix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118


Sandwich Making. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Rock of Ages Concert for the Elderly . . . . . 119 Security Detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Kite Festival 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Concert in the Quad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 TEDx Cape Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 175 Final Salute Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Service Visit from Hermanus High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Christmas Party at Mitchell Heights Primary School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Congratulations to Kyle Cato. . . . . . . . . . . . .121 First Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 CWESI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Awards for Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Ladies’ Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Prefects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 Support Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Sports Pillar

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Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Basketball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Canoeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Cricket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Cross Country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Cycling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

houses & grades

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De Villiers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 De Waal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252 Littlewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254 Littlewood’s Annual Prize Giving and Christmas Party. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Superintendent’s Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Littlewood Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Lorie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260

McNaughton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262 Rhodes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264 Van Riebeeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 Wellington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268 Inter-House Rankings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270 2017 Gap Year and 2016 Grade 10 Exchanges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271 Grades Grade 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 Grade 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Grade 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279 Grade 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282

special events

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Founders’ Week: 22 – 27 August 2016. . . . . .284 175 Celebrations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 Matric Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304

Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169

Valedictory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306

Hockey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

Extracts from the Speech of the Head Prefect, Gideon Boshoff. . . . . . . . . . 306 Valedictory Prize Giving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Academic Prizes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Grey Weekend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316

Rugby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188 Sailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Squash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219 Swimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225

World Challenge Borneo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318 A heritage Blue Plaque award is made to Wynberg Boys’ High School. . . . . . . . . . . .319

Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228

Mr Jim Goodacre is Honoured. . . . . . . . . . . .319

Water Polo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

Wynberg’s Fire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320

Sports Awards and Trophies. . . . . . . . . . . . . .243

Erratum: Founders’ Week 2015. . . . . . . . . . . 321

Other sporting highlights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247

The Century Crossing & Swim-a-Thon. . . 328

Surfing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224


Headmaster’s message Wynberg Welcomes Jan and Anne de Waal Jan officially took over from Keith Richardson as Wynberg’s 16th Headmaster on 1 January 2016, by which time he was already a familiar face on campus, having joined some six months earlier to assist with the 175 planning. He and Anne had barely moved into Kaplan House when the 175 celebrations were launched, marking the start of a halcyon year for them and the school. It was quite literally a baptism of fire, with the advent of a major fire in the school’s C block and a lesser fire at Littlewood, but the De Waals handled each challenge with great equanimity (and humour). Anne takes a keen interest in school life and in addition to running her own business, is actively involved in the Ladies’ Association. We wish them well during their five-year tenure. Deputy Headmaster, Larry Moser, provided the following brief overview of Jan’s vision for Wynberg. “Jan arrived at Wynberg with huge credibility, having served as a headmaster of various schools for the previous 19 years. He has run private and state schools, both primary and high, and is eminently qualified to take over the reins from Keith Richardson.

He served as a teacher at Wynberg in the eighties and was responsible for moving the Adult night school, run by the Catholic Church in Constantia, to Wynberg, thus creating CWESI – the Constantia Wynberg Education Sharing Initiative. He is still totally committed to social transformation and is keen to see Wynberg at the forefront of this process. Already, as part of his five year plan, he has organized a steering committee to run with this and give us advice on the way forward. He is also a past parent of the school, having had both his sons successfully pass through the school. Jan also wants to secure Wynberg’s financial future in order for us to move into the twenty first century as a school. He wishes to upgrade our learning spaces and make them more compatible with 21st century practices, both from a technological standpoint as well as a humanitarian practice. We need to modernize, and treat our boys as young men going out into a very technological world, but one where they will increasingly have to deal with people. He continues to show appreciation on a regular basis to all who are involved in various ways to make this dream possible.”

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Headmaster’s Address The last time Wynberg had a major celebration was in 1991, when the Wynberg Boys’ Schools celebrated our 150th year. I looked back to the magazine of that year and, undoubtedly, the most significant event was “the opening of the Wynberg Boys’ Schools to pupils of all races. No decision could have been more fitting on the eve of the 150th Anniversary of the two schools, for this action served to remind the school community of the original purpose of the school at its inception. It was the putting into practice of what the parents and teachers had felt was needed, if a just and harmonious society were to be created in South Africa”. (pg. 11) If the opening up of Founder’s Week was undoubtedly the highlight Mr Jan de Waal schools and places of higher of our celebrations. It had a packed programme learning in 1991 was seen as a magic formula to of cultural and sporting events involving not only solve the educational crisis in our country, we the boys but also a large number of Old Boys in were in for a rude awakening 25 years later. 2016 the various activities. has been a challenging year in education. Discord Gearing for the future has led us to the 2021 and unhappiness in tertiary education spilled Strategy, which was developed this year. This over into schools, making it necessary for schools was a process involving and gathering input around the country to re-evaluate their from all the stakeholders in the school. This underlying value systems and policies, and their strategy focusses on the six key areas of: staffing; educational offering in general, against the new developing modern facilities and teaching and reality of being very diverse institutions in a fast learning spaces; promoting diversity; inclusivity changing world. Wynberg Boys’ High is no and sustainability; promoting and strengthening exception and, along with the other Wynberg our brand and maintaining our traditions of schools, we have launched a Social Cohesion good manners, respect and friendliness. This project, which will run for the entire 2017 year as strategy will be launched next year. part of our Life Orientation programme and be Academically, the ideal start to our 175th year was the excellent results of our 2015 matric class, in line with our 2021 Strategy. In future, I suspect which were announced on January 5th and that this will be seen as the most significant reported on in the 2015 magazine. This prompted happening in our 175th year. For our 175th year celebrations, the aim was us to up the academic standards expected of the to showcase the Wynberg Boys’ Schools as boys. Our matric class was set the challenge of modern South African schools, reflecting on and achieving a 100% Bachelor Pass rate and the celebrating past successes, reaffirming our expectation that 70% of the class would achieve traditions and gearing ourselves for the future. an aggregate of over 70%. They have responded One of our aims was to reach as many Old Boys magnificently and we certainly expect the result and ex-parents as possible and, where possible, to be our best ever. to get them to visit our campus. This I consider At schools’ level it is very difficult to maintain to be one of the major successes of the year. The a consistently high standard in all sports codes

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at the same time and often periods of excellent performance are followed by a lean period. Wynberg is just starting to emerge from such a lean period and, although our teams in all codes did not perform that well, there are encouraging signs that we are on the up. The Cultural Pillar thrived at Wynberg this year and undoubtedly the highlight of the year was the production, From an Acorn to an Oaktree. Not only was this an excellent production but it also succeeded in bringing the Junior School, High School and the Old Boys closer together, as members of all these branches of the Wynberg Family performed side by side. Another notable addition to the Cultural Pillar was the introduction of the Wynberg Pipe Band complete with our own registered Wynberg tartan. As always, the Service Pillar was active throughout the year, supporting many worthy causes and providing assistance at various events and functions both at school and within the broader community. One notable addition is the community project to be tackled every year by the Grade 10’s in the Cederberg as part of the annual Grade 10 Challenge.

Staff changes At the end of this year we sadly say farewell to a number of staff: Bill Creed, Neil Veitch, Sue Lindsay, Chris Murcott, Gordon Taylor and Rob MacLean on retirement; Peter Murison to St John’s in Johannesburg and Shaun Hewett to join the family business. Cecil Malan became very ill in September and at this stage it is still unclear whether he will be able to continue working. Joining us next year are Michelle Ireland, James van Bosch, Robert Smith, Roxanne Groenewald, Ndumiso Makhatini, Lauren Cleophas and Joel Erasmus. Personally, it has been a very challenging year for Anne and me, having literally hundreds of functions and meetings to attend, mostly to do with the 175th celebrations. We also survived two fires which presented their own particular challenges. Nevertheless, it has been most rewarding to be back in a boys’ school environment, experiencing the sense of adventure, energy and passion amongst our boys. We look forward to our continuing journey at this wonderful institution. Jan de Waal

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staff Senior Management Mr Jan de Waal

Mr Larry Moser

Mr Peter van Schalkwyk

Headmaster

Deputy Principal – Pastoral Mathematics, Physical Sciences

Deputy Principal – Operations History

B.A., M.Ed.

B.Sc., B.Ed.

B.A. (Hons), H.D.E.

Vice Principals BSc Chem Eng, B Com (Hons) Finance,

Mr Emilio Titus

B.Com.(Management Acounting)

Mr Jacques Groenewald

Mr Ben Thompson

Ms Sue Lindsay

Finance and Governance Officer Jan – July 2016

Finance and Governance Officer w.e.f. 12 July 2016

VP: Academic Physical Science

VP: Culture Mathematics

Mr Roland Rudd

Mr Rodney Inglis

Mr Mike Engelbrecht

VP: Sport & Boarding House Head: Littlewood EGD

VP: Service History

VP: House Heads House Head: De Villiers Subject Head: Economics & EMS

Insead Leadership Development

B.Ed. (Hons)

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B.A., H.D.E

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B.Sc., H.D.E.

B.A., H.D.E., M.B.A. H.D.E. (Commerce) Sec.

B.A., H.D.E.


House Heads Mr Cliff Hull

B.A., H.D.E., M.B.A

Mr Peter Murison

Mrs Geraldine van der Westhuizen

Mr Riccardo van Niekerk

House Head: Lorie English

House Head: De Waal Mathematics

House Head: Rhodes Afrikaans

B.A., PGCE

B.A., H.D.E.

B.Sc., H.D.E.

House Head: Wellington Mathematics

Mr Julian Vincent B.Com.

B.Tech. Retail and Business Management; PGCE

Mr Justin van Winkel

Mr Mike Engelbrecht

Mr Roland Rudd

House Head: McNaughton EMS, EGD

House Head: Van Riebeeck Economics, EMS

VP: House Heads House Head: De Villiers Subject Head: Economics & EMS

VP: Sport & Boarding House Head: Littlewood EGD

Mr Simon Askew

Mr Brian Botha

Mrs Mandy Colman

Mrs Jocelyn de Mink

Subject Head: Geography Grade 11 Head

Subject Head: Music

Subject Head: Visual Arts

Subject Head: English

B.A., H.D.E., M.B.A. H.D.E. (Commerce) Sec.

B.Ed. (Hons)

Subject Heads B.Soc.Sc, PGCE

B.Mus. (Ed.)

B.A. (FA) Hons

B.A., PGCE

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Subject Heads … cont. Ms Laura Diedericks B.A. (FA), PGCE

B.Ed., M.A. (Counselling Psych), S.P.T.D.

B.Sc. (Sports Science), PGCE

Mr Warren Grobler

Mr Shaun Hewett

Subject Head: Creative Arts

Subject Head: Maths Literacy

Subject Head: Natural Sciences

Subject Head: History

Mr Mike Leresche

B.A., PGCE

B.Sc., H.D.E.

B.Com.(Management Accounting)

Mr Bernardus Loots

Ms Bulelwa Mhlomi B.A., PGCE

B.A. (Hons), M.A. (Sport Science)

Subject Head: Mathematics

Subject Head: Accounting

Subject Head: isiXhosa

Subject Head: Information Technology, Grade 9 Head

Mrs Renette Spammer

Mr Anthony Sparrow

Mr Julian Taylor B.Sc. (Hons)

B.A., B.Ed., PGCE, Dip. (Prog.M)

Subject Head: Afrikaans

Subject Head: EGD, Technology Grade 10 Head

Subject Head: Physical Science

Subject Head: Life Science

H.E.D., F.D.E., R.E.M., F.D.E. (Psch.)

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Mr Anton Grobler

B.Sc., H.D.E.

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Physical Science, Mathematics

Mrs Prisci Naidoo

Mrs Melanie Wentworth

Grade 8 Head


Teachers Mr Joshua Bassett

Mr Justin Biggs B.Com., PGCE

B.Mus.(ED), H.D.E., B.Mus (Hons) Perf, L.R.S.M.(T)

Mr Peter Catzavelos

Mr Bill Creed

Mathematics

Accounting, Mathematics

Music, Concert Band

Natural & Life Sciences

Ms Krystle Marrier d’Unienville

Mr Neil Eddy

Mr Mogamat Galant

Mr Christoffel Goosen

Creative Arts & Drama

Mathematics

Afrikaans

Mathematics, Physical Science

Mr Adolf Groenewald

Mr Blake Hellaby

Mr Zayd Hendricks

Ms Cayleigh Huggett

Geography

Jazz Band

Physical Science

English

B.Ed.(Hons)

M.Phil., H.D.E.

B.A., M. Ed., H.D.E.

B.Sc., H.D.E.

B.A. (Hons)

B.A. (Hons), M.A. (Applied Theatre & Drama)

B.A. (Hons)

B.Mus.

B.Ed.

B.A., PGCE

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Teachers … cont. Mr Mouton Joubert

Mrs Charmaine Kendal M.Ed.

B.A., H.D.E., B.Sc. (Med) (Hons)

Mr Robert MacLean

Mr Christopher Moore

History and Technology

English

Physical Education, Sports Administrator

English

Mr Chris Murcott

Mr Keenan Oliphant

Mr Stefan Potgieter

Mr Pieter Smith

Life Orientation, CWESI

Choir and Steel Band

History and Technology

Afrikaans

Mrs Karen Swart

Mr Gordon Taylor

Mr Estian van der Merwe

Mr Neil Veitch

Afrikaans

Physical & Natural Sciences

Afrikaans

English

B.A., N.T.S.D.

B.A., B.Ed., H.D.E.

Mrs Juanita Wilson

B.Th.Soc., B.Ed (Hons), PGCE

B.Mus (Hons)

B.A. (Hons), M.Ed.

B.Ed. Technology

B.Ed.

B.Ed.

B.A. (Hons), S.T.D.

B.A., S.T.D.

Ms Mika Zeeman

B.B.A. (Bus. Management)

Extra Mathematics

Messrs Samir Daniels, Shaun Garbers, Levert Fillis (Optima Trust)

English

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Accounting, EMS, Mathematics

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SpeciaIist, Admin and Support Staff School Counsellor Mrs Catherine Kelly B.Com., Dip. Counselling Marketing (Events Coordinator) Mrs Jeanette Muller Marketing (Printed Media & Magazine) Mrs Patricia Rogers B.Soc.Sc. Marketing (Social Media & Website) Mr Chris Merrington I.T. Manager Mr Mariano Badiali Network Administrator Mr Enver Hassim Network Technician Mr Andries Louw Mr Christiaan Venter School Bursar Mrs Cheryl Smith B.Soc.Sc., Ad. Dip. (Teaching Adults) Headmaster’s PA & Admissions Secretary Mrs Shireen van der Rheede Personnel Administrator Mrs Lynn Lourens Fees Administrator Mrs Lisa Lawson Receptionist Mrs Christelle Lefson B.A.(Ind. Psych) Laboratory Assistant Mrs Samantha Petersen Reprographer Mrs Dawn Petersen Estate Manager Mr Jeremy Petersen General Support Staff Messrs Jeremy Kellerman, Cecil Malan, Colin Menne, Ian Smith, Ms Sara Matthews Support Staff Maintenance Messrs Jeff Adams, Angus Barthus, Eugene Marinus, Solomon Mbolekwa, Clive Minnies Admin Support Staff Mrs Tessa de Klerk

Hostel Staff Superintendent Mr Roland Rudd Hostel Masters Messrs Mouton Joubert, Mr Stefan Potgieter, Paul Revington and Anthony Sparrow Hostel Manager/Mother Mrs Belinda Sparrow Kitchen staff Mesdames Debbie Petersen, Mrs Belinda Sparrow Debbie Hartnick, Glenda Skibbe, Rosemari Ambraal, Vicky Beukes, Maria Zass, Flossie Mapoe, Messrs Eddie May, Thando Fika, Jovin Ambraal, Salvador Cable Laundry Melda Leo

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Governing Body Chairman Mr G Cassells Parent Representatives Mrs S Kievits, Mr R Moult, Mr T Marlie, Mr C Radford, Dr A van der Bijl, Mr E Pfeiffer Educator Representatives Mr L Moser (Deputy Head), Mr P Murison Non-Educator Representatives Mr J Petersen Ex Officio Mr J de Waal (Headmaster) Learner Representatives G Boshoff (Head Prefect), D Fourie Co-Opted Members Mr A Erasmus (WOBU), Mr C Poleman (Headmaster, WBJS), Mrs S Van Der Rheede (Minuting Secretary), Mr E Titus (Finance Manager)/Mr J Groenewald wef July 2016, Mr R Stevens, Mr B Jessop, Mr S Goodill, Mr G Pearson, Mr N Bailey, Mrs D Jubber, Mr B Kingwill, Mr J Bedingham

Professional Coaches Cricket Mr Oscar Nauhaus Hockey Mr Devin Stanton Rugby Mr Craig Childs

Squash Mr John-Ross Malloch Tennis Mr Tim Armstrong

Ladies’ Association Chairlady Mrs Cheryl Borchardt Members  Anne de Waal, Antoinette MacDonald, Cheryl Thorburn, Ann Coltham,

Dale Engelbrecht, Heidi Witbooi, Jeanette Muller, Jenny McMinn, Judy Coetzee, Laverne Bright, Lavona Alexander, Lizle Nel, Michelle Marais, Nicky Rosenthal, Paula Wickham, Sharon Bing, Tania Grey, Tilla Lotz.

Ladies’ Asscoiation

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Mrs C Kelly School Counsellor

Mrs J Muller Marketing

Mrs P Rogers Marketing

Mr C Merrington Social Media

Mr M Badiali I.T. Manager

Mr E Hassim Network Administrator

Mr A Louw Network Technician

Mr C Venter I.T. Technician

Mrs C Smith Bursar

Mrs S van der Rheede HM’s PA & Admissions

Mrs L Lourens Personnel Admin

Mrs L Lawson Fees Collection

Mrs C Lefson Reception

Mr D Grobbelar Librarian

Mrs S Petersen Laboratory Assistant

Mrs D Petersen Reprographer

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Mr J Petersen Estate Manager

Mr Des de la Mare Projects Supervisor

Mrs T de Klerk Admin Support

Mr J Kellerman General Support Staff

Mr C Malan General Support Staff

Mrs S Matthews General Support Staff

Mr C Menne General Support Staff

Mr I Smith General Support Staff

Mr J Adams Maintenance

Mr A Barthus Maintenance

Mr E Marinus Maintenance

Mr C Minnies Maintenance

Littlewood Support Staff 2016 Back row: Emeleo Libbie, Maria Zass, Eddie May, Jovin Ambraal, Hillary Le Sueur, Lameez De Bruyn, Rosemari Ambraal, Bev Holland, Cindy Tyido, Andre Samuels Front row (L – R): Melda Leo, Farieda Lawrence, Debbie Petersen, Vicky Beukes, Roland Rudd (Superintendent), Debbie Hartnick, Glenda Skibbe, Flossie Mapoe

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staff news New Staff Joshua Bassett Mr Bassett is a Rondebosch Old Boy. He holds a B.Sc. in Marine Biology and Ocean and Atmosphere Science from UCT, a PGCE in Life Sciences and Natural Sciences from UNISA and a B.Ed (Hons) degree from UCT. He began his teaching career at Glenwood High School in Durban (2012 – 2013) and then spent a year at Lily of the Valley Children’s Home Orphanage in Mophela, KZN, before moving to Bergvliet High School in 2015. He joined Wynberg Boys’ High at the beginning of 2016. Mr Bassett teaches Geography (Grades 8 – 11) and Physical Science (Grade 10) and is also involved with Water Polo, Rugby and Surfing. His wife Nicola is a Grade 4 teacher at Wynberg Girls’ Junior School. Mr Bassett lists his interests as travel, the outdoors, surfing, mentorship, South Africa and all boys’schools.

Christof Goosen Mr Goosen joined us at the beginning of the year, having graduated in 2015 from UCT with a B.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics. He teaches Mathematics to Grades 8, 9 and 10 and Physical Science to Grades 10 and 11. He also coaches Basketball and Hockey. Mr Goosen’s interests include surfing and music.

Dylan Grobler Dylan matriculated from Wynberg Boys’High School in 2015 and is currently in the second year of his B.Ed. studies at UNISA. He was appointed to WBHS in June 2016 as the Librarian and he also coaches hockey.

Adolf Groenewald Mr Groenewald, a Geography teacher with some 10 years of experience, joined Wynberg at the beginning of 2016. After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a B.A. (Hons) in Geography and Life Orientation, he took up a teaching post in Geography at St Patrick’s College in KwaZulu Natal where he remained for seven years, the last two of which he served as Head of Discipline. Mr Groenewald and his wife Roxane then moved to Knysna and for the next three years, he taught Geography at Oakhill School and also served as a House Head. Mr Groenewald continues to teach Geography (Grades 8 – 12) at Wynberg and also coaches Rugby and Water Polo. His interests include hiking, running, horse riding and Squash.

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Jacques Groenewald Mr Groenewald took over from Emilio Titus as the school’s Finance and Governance Officer on 12 July. He joined us from Somerset College where he served for a number of years in a similar capacity. He matriculated from Hottentots Holland High School and holds a B.Com.(Management Accounting) from UNISA.

Cayleigh Huggett Ms Huggett joined Wynberg at the beginning of 2016 having recently graduated from UCT with a B.A., PGCE in English Literature and History. She currently teaches English at Grade 8, 9 and 10 level and also coaches Water Polo and Hockey. Her interests include reading, politics, art and sport.

Bernard Loots Mr Loots holds a B.Com. (Management Accounting) degree from the University of Stellenbosch and a PGCE from UCT. He was appointed Head of Accounting at Wynberg in January 2016. Prior to that, he worked in finance at BHP Billiton in The Hague, Netherlands and also represented The Netherlands at Cricket. Mr Loots currently teaches Accounting (Grades 10  –  12) and Mathematics (Grades 8 – 10) and coaches Cricket and Rugby. Mr Loots enjoys outdoor activities such as bundu-bashing in the arid regions of Southern Africa, in addition to sport and playing the guitar.

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Stefan Potgieter Mr Potgieter held a variety of jobs during 2010 and 2011 in order to finance his studies at North-West University. He duly graduated in 2015 with a B.Ed.Technology (Engineering Graphics & Design, Civil Technology) and joined Wynberg at the beginning of 2016. He is a Hostel Master and teaches Engineering Graphics & Design at Grade 10 and 11 level as well as Technology to Grade 9s. He coaches Athletics in summer and Rugby in winter. Mr Potgieter enjoys most sports, notably Tennis, Squash and Touch Rugby and enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends.

Christiaan Venter Mr Venter joined Wynberg on 24 August 2016 as an IT Technician responsible for providing technical computer support to Wynberg’s staff. He studied Information Systems Engineering (ISE) at CTI Education Group Claremont from 2012 – 2013, and worked in the IT Support section of Sunrise Productions (an animation studio) from 2014 to 2016. He is a computer gaming and case ‘modding’ enthusiast and also enjoys rock climbing and DIY home improvement projects.


Congratulations We are proud to report that on 24 November 2016, one of our English teachers, Mrs Charmaine Kendal, received the Maskew Miller Longman Literature Award in the English Language category for her novel Leopard Calling. Her first novel, Miscast (2015), appeared on the 2015 – 2016 honours list of the South African section of the International Board on Books for Young People. According to Mrs Kendal, her writing “… is drawn from the experiences and lives of the young people I have taught. I would like to thank all of them for sharing their lives with me.” Our congratulations to her for her ongoing contribution to the development of quality literature for the youth of South Africa.

Award-winning Authoress, Charmaine Kendal

Staff Farewells Teaching Staff Sadly, we lost eight valued members of staff at the end of 2016. Retiring from teaching this year are Mr Bill Creed (Life & Natural Sciences, and MIC Sound Crew), Ms Sue Lindsay (Mathematics and Vice-Principal of Culture), Mr Rob MacLean (Phys.Ed. and MIC Water Polo), Mr Chris Murcott (Head of CWESI Night School and Life

Orientation), Mr Gordon Taylor (Life & Physical Science) and Mr Neil Veitch (English, MIC Debating and the author of Brothers In An Endless Chain, Celebrating 175 years of the Wynberg Boys’ High School). The table below reflects the enormous contribution these teachers have made to education in general and to Wynberg in particular.

Bill Creed

Chris Murcott

Gordon Taylor

Neil Veitch

Rob MacLean

Sue Lindsay

TOTAL

Years of teaching

39

28

40

44

16

46

213 yrs

Teaching at WBHS

34

10

25

5

4

12

90 yrs

We also said farewell to Mr Shaun Hewett (MIC History, MIC Cricket) who will be joining his family’s business and to Mr Peter Murison (English, and Head of Lorie House) who will be taking up a position at St John’s College in Johannesburg. The special assembly held in their honour on 14 November was a bitter-sweet occasion as

each of them reflected on their time at Wynberg and shared memories and anecdotes of their experiences both in and out of the classroom. The entire Wynberg Family thanks them for their contribution to Wynberg and wishes them well in their future ventures.

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Headmaster Mr de Waal with the staff leaving Wynberg in December 2016 (L – R): Mr de Waal, Mr MacLean, Mr Murcott, Mr Creed, Ms Lindsay, Mr Hewett, Mr Taylor, Mr Murison. Absent: Mr Veitch

Mr Bill Creed William (Bill) Creed, affectionately known to generations of Wynberg schoolboys as “Billy the Creed”, started his teaching career at Wynberg in 1983, Neville The legendary Bill Creed Blackbeard’s last year as Headmaster. He had taught briefly prior to this and then pursued a career in the medical field as a medical rep. before returning to education. Bill started out as a biology teacher, but after two years, with the retirement of Jimmy Mathew, he was asked to head up that department which he did until 1997 when he handed over the reins to James Buchanan. During his time as head of Biology, he spearheaded the department’s drive to embrace technology. Hundreds of video clips were stored and catalogued for the biology

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department. Gone were the days of boys being able to see a film once or twice a year on some aspect of the biology syllabus. Early on in his career, Bill began investigating the use of computers for educational purposes. In 1987 he was put in charge of the Computer Club, which he ran until 1996. He then took over what was known as the Web-page Society as the school embraced the Internet. In 1987 the school bought its first computer which became known as “Fred” by the secretaries. This initiative was driven by Bill who had this to say about Fred: “Fred’s memory has been set aside to store a fascinating list of details about each pupil. Fred can be commanded by a few deft keystrokes to pour out lists of boys who play hockey or rugby. Reports and class lists can be printed, envelopes can be addressed, absentees can be recorded and monthly statements can be sent. Apart from performing the school


administration, Fred is also programmed as a word processor and a spreadsheet.” Bill continued to push forward in the technological field, always looking for new software packages to make teaching more modern and relevant, and to remove the tedium from teaching by using systems such as Evalunet and EduAdmin. The Biology Department was the first department at Wynberg to use computer-based marking which is now a feature of many of our departments. In 1999, apart from his classroom teaching, Bill’s duties included running the two computer rooms, the Web-page Society, Computer Administration (which involved updating the nominal roll, producing accurate class lists, allocating boys to Houses, the school’s absentee register, recording all marks for the WCED) and capturing matric final results. During the past 34 years, Bill has taught Scripture, Bible Education, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences and Computer Literacy. In addition to the Computer Society, Bill also assisted with Recycling and in 1994 he ran the Chess Club, a role he returned to in his final year where he was invaluable in assisting with an activity which has grown to Seven League teams. He was an enthusiastic participant and would relish a match against a schoolboy who had beaten his opponent easily and was waiting for the rest of the team to finish. In his first decade at Wynberg, Bill coached Cricket for various sides and ran the U13 Rugby teams with Rocco Radloff until the U13 division was phased out. (The school-going age was shifted up a year so that all boys entering high school had to be under 14.) Bill’s unique teaching style was one that created the impression of an extremely laidback teacher who enjoyed teaching. Very few boys

were aware of the hours of preparation that went into creating this impression. Bill loves controversy and used it to make boys think. He enjoyed having two experts bring opposing views on scientific or religious ideas and have the class engage in a debate. It is no surprise to find him championing ideas which are the bedrock of unconventional thinking. He has certainly made many schoolboys wake up and re-think their value systems. Bill has continued to add value right up until today. His value as an experienced Biology (now called Life Sciences) teacher cannot be underestimated. In his last few years, he took on the role of administering the recordkeeping and discipline structure of the school – a massive benefit to the House Heads and our Pastoral structure. When we began our Pastoral system in 1998 by creating a structure of eight Houses, each with four Tutors who would be responsible for the day-to-day care of about 25 boys, Bill was appointed as a Rhodes House Tutor. He ends his school career as the longest serving Tutor in this new structure and has assisted hundreds of boys through difficult times. Bill refined our discipline systems to enable House Heads to deal with the pastoral care of their boys while he dealt with the consequences for those boys who would not listen nor learn. He also took over the role of Teacher Liaison for the Sound Crew, a job which entailed taking responsibility for the purchasing, maintenance and care of hundreds of thousands of rands worth of very sophisticated technical equipment. He has developed the crew into a unit adept at training new boys and creating a sustainable cycle of workers in this field. After 34 years at Wynberg, Bill is leaving a staffroom very different from the one he entered

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in 1983. His laconic sense of humour in particular, will be sorely missed. He will be remembered by hundreds of schoolboys as a real character; he featured regularly in the schoolboy magazine “The Wynbergian”, which poked fun at things done at school and at some of the boys and teachers. At Old Boys’ Dinners he always gets the loudest applause of all the teaching staff. Virtually every matric who leaves makes reference to Bill as a teacher who impacted his life. His absence will be felt in many areas of school life because he did so much to develop Wynberg into the school it has become. L Moser Deputy Principal

Shaun Hewett Shaun matriculated at Wynberg in 1999 and in 2006 returned to take up a teaching post at the school. At the end of 2008, he left Wynberg to take up a teaching post at a private The irrepressible Shaun Hewett school in White River, but returned to Wynberg at the beginning of 2010. He leaves us at the end of 2016 to take up a position in the family business in the tourism sector. He has added immense value to the school during his 10 years as a teacher. Shaun has left a legacy at Wynberg and has played a role in so many different aspects of the school, but he will be remembered for three things. The first is his love of History and his massive contribution to the History Department at Wynberg. He became Head of History in 2007 and it is difficult to imagine the History Department without him. He is passionate about

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the subject, puts in hours of preparation into his lessons and is well respected by the boys for the energy that he brings to the classroom. He has produced outstanding matric results over the years because of his love and energy for the subject, which has rubbed off onto the boys. The History Department has also been run with efficiency and his organisation of the department has been outstanding. Shaun’s input and initiative in the department will be sorely missed. The second area of Wynberg where Shaun has left his mark, is on the cricket field. He took over the reins as Head of Cricket in 2011 and has really poured his heart and soul into Wynberg cricket ever since. He has not only administered it efficiently, but has also added so much energy and passion to the job. In the summer months, there is hardly a day when Shaun has not been next to the cricket field. He has certainly left his mark on Wynberg cricket, not just because of his leadership of the sport, but because most Wynberg cricketers have gone through his hands at U14 cricket. He has coached U14A cricket since 2008 and has taken his job of introducing Grade 8s to the sport very seriously. Shaun’s cricket teams are known to always show the Wynberg Supera Moras spirit and the never-saydie attitude embodied by their coach. The third thing that Shaun will be remembered for is his love and passion for the school. He is one of the proudest Old Boys and because he wears his heart on his sleeve, he shows his love for Wynberg on a daily basis. He has such a strong work ethic and he literally spent the last 10 years working for Wynberg and doing everything in his power to make Wynberg a better place. Wynberg, the school and the boys, are certainly very lucky to have had this passionate, energetic and committed schoolmaster.


Although I have only mentioned three areas where Shaun will be remembered, there are also other areas where he has left his mark. He has added huge value on the hockey field and numerous players have gone through his hands over the years. He has also played a significant role as a tutor in Rhodes House and will be remembered by countless Rhodes boys for the role that he has played in their lives. Wynberg will certainly be a lesser place without Shaun Hewett. He will be missed by the boys in his History classes, by Wynberg cricketers and hockey players, by the boys of Rhodes House and finally by all his colleagues in the staffroom. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours. P van Schalkwyk Vice Principal, Operations

Sue Lindsay Sue Lindsay boasts an achievement which will never be beaten at Wynberg. In 2005, as an experienced Deputy Head and Mathematics teacher at Howick High School in Ms Sue Lindsay KwaZulu Natal, she successfully applied for an HOD post at Wynberg, thus breaking through the glass ceiling and becoming the first lady ever to be appointed to a WCED promotion post at the (then) 164 year old South African boys’ school. As an added challenge, she was handed the House Headship of van Riebeeck House. At the same time, she also applied for a post at Westerford High School. Years later, she confided in me that my comment that ‘boys were more rewarding’ proved to be the telling one, and she duly accepted the offer of the Governing Body to join the staff.

The first six months left her wondering whether she had made the right decision. Being the daughter of teacher parents (including a father who was a principal) and 34 years of personal teaching experience amounted to little when she was thrown headlong into the Wynberg staffroom and Maths classrooms. Boys’ humour (and male teachers’ humour!) took her some time to get used to and it was only when she heeded my continued injunctions not to take the comments of boys (and male teachers!) seriously that she began to understand the mind of a teenage boy (and male teacher!). She soon learnt not to compare the work ethic between girls and boys. As the years progressed, she became a world expert in the diversionary tactics of her Maths classes. It was not long before she was setting deadlines well ahead of schedule and insisting on boys adhering to them. She became oblivious to their lengthy and heart-rending excuses. Above all, she understood that boys invariably rise to the standard which is set by a teacher they respect. It is to her credit that throughout her twelve year stay at the school, she never lost her humanity, her sense of humour or her patience and love for her pupils. At the 2016 Valedictory Ceremony, one of the Matrics told me how much his Maths had improved under her tutelage and he spoke enthusiastically about her legendary willingness to repeat patient and simple explanations for any Maths problem. ‘She makes it seems so easy and simple,’ he said appreciatively. I wish I had had a Maths teacher like her when I was at school. No problem expressed by any pupil was too basic or too obvious and the fact that she never belittled her pupils for their lack of understanding, gave them the confidence to ask any question. Boys knew that Sue Lindsay had their best

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interests at heart as she was prepared to spend hours after school assisting those who were lagging behind. She arrived at Wynberg with very little experience of computers, spreadsheets and email. As House Head and Maths Subject Head, she was thrown into the deep end. She soon learnt that on a boys’ school staff, it was sink or swim when it came to exams, marks and report comments. ‘You mean I should be checking my emails every day?’ she once said to me aghast when I queried when I was going to receive an answer to some issue. It did not take long for her to master the intricacies of anything which Bill Gates could throw at her, and she became equal to any on the staff. After two years as House Head (which included Van Riebeeck winning the Friedlander Shield), she was appointed to the Executive of the School as Director of Extramural (Culture and Service). Under her stewardship, both these portfolios improved to such an extent that it was eventually decided to split the portfolio yet again into two, with Service acquiring its own Director. She had set high standards in this portfolio with the Grade Eight House Building programme being a feature of every boy’s first year at the school. Since 2007, the Cultural Programme of the school has gone from strength to strength. Choirs, Bands, Drama, Chess, Debating have all risen to new heights. She has single-handedly changed the stereotype that a boys’ school is all about sport. She has made music and other cultural events to be sought-after activities at the school and sportsmen do not think twice about participating in cultural events. It is appropriate that she retires at the end of the 175 year which has seen a variety of first rate drama and musical productions which will long remain

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in the memories of those who had the privilege of watching and participating in them. As an ex-provincial squash player of 27 years, Sue did not hesitate to throw her lot into coaching the sport and for most of her years at Wynberg, she took charge of the U15 section. In 2006, her Wynberg team won the national Top Schools title in the U15 section. There is no doubt that Sue will be missed in the Wynberg staffroom. Her loyalty to the traditions of the school, her interest in the welfare of others, her cheerful smile and her willingness to see the best in all her charges means that she leaves Wynberg in a far better space than she found it. She now retires to her house in scenic Camps Bay where, as she watches the sun sink into the sea every day, she can acknowledge that there are myriads of Wynberg boys around the world who are better off because of her input into their lives. I can think of no greater praise than that. K C Richardson Headmaster (1999 –2015)

Robert MacLean Rob joined Wynberg in 2013 as the full time water polo professional. He brought a wealth of experience to our water polo, having played the sport extensively in his Mr Rob MacLean youth and into masters, as well as having been involved in water polo at both Rondebosch Boys’ High School and Paul Roos. During his time as our water polo professional, Rob managed the hiring of the facilities and the coaching of water polo, in addition to teaching Grade 11s Physical Education. He also ensured that water polo


coaches and players were upskilled by bringing in additional outside professionals. Rob served on the WP Water Polo committee as the fixtures co-ordinator. In 2014, Rob was brought on board full time as the school’s Sports Administrator and Master in Charge of Water Polo. He was also asked to run the Physical Education component of Life Orientation. This was great testimony to the wonderful work he was doing with both the water polo and Phys. Ed. departments. Under his leadership, the water polo community thrived, with the teams growing in both number and in competitiveness. He successfully managed the school’s sports administration which ensured that transport and fixtures for all the sports teams happened seamlessly. However, Rob’s most enduring contribution to the school is the Phys. Ed. Programme he introduced which has set the benchmark for other schools in the country. All boys in Grades 9  –  12 are taken through a battery of 11 physical fitness tests which were drawn up in association with the Sports Institute of South Africa. These standardised tests provide each boy and his parents with a snapshot of how his physical fitness measures up to the standards set both nationally and internationally. The level of professionalism Rob brought to the Phys. Ed. department has been unsurpassed. Last year he was invited to present a paper at a School Sports Summit run by the Sports Science Institute. His paper, entitled ‘Physical Education in schools – the reality’, generated considerable discussion among the delegates and also opened up channels of communication between PE teachers in other schools. Rob is an accomplished canoeist and in liaison with the Peninsula Canoe Club in Zandvlei, established a Canoeing Club to give

more boys the opportunity to enjoy the sport. Our thanks to Rob for his efforts in and around the pool area, his involvement as sport administrator across the various sporting codes and his sterling contribution to the Phys. Ed. department. We wish him well in his future endeavours and hope to continue seeing him on the winner’s podium at the many canoeing and kayaking events in which he participates. R Rudd Vice Principal Sport & Boarding

Chris Murcott Chris Murcott arrived at Wynberg in the third term of 1987, the year Neil Eddy was the head prefect. He was appointed as an English and History teacher and also taught Mr Chris Murcott Bible Education. (Bible Education and Citizenship were two compulsory subjects in those days.) He remained for three years, leaving at the end of 1989, the year that Mr de Waal made his first entry into Wynberg. During his time at Wynberg, Chris ran the Vidicam Club, a club specifically created to assist boys who wanted to learn how to use a videorecorder to make movies (there were no cellphones in those days). He also created the media centre and was responsible for the issuing of all media equipment (video machines and televisions, overhead projectors, etc.). In his last year with us, Chris became the editor of The Wynbergian, a quarterly magazine run by the schoolboys, which reported on Wynberg school life: it included interviews with teachers, sports reports, and humorous articles and so on. In spite of this extra load, he still found time to coach hockey.

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Chris returned in 2009 as an English and Life orientation teacher. Life Orientation was a new compulsory subject which had replaced citizenship and Bible Education. Over the last few years, he has run the LO Department and been responsible for over 500 boys a year – marking all their tasks and exams – an incredible effort. However, it is in another area completely that Chris has made an enormous difference to many people’s lives – he has run our adult night school, CWESI, as its Principal. He has worked here many nights till after 9pm and managed the school which has allowed many previously illiterate adults to gain an education and also obtain a matric certificate. He has added immense value to Wynberg and we thank him for his contribution in so many areas. L Moser Deputy Principal

Peter Murison Peter Murison first began his relationship with Wynberg as far back as 2010. The then MIC Rugby, Gerhard Posthumus, hired Pete to coach the 2nd XV. He did so for two years (coMr Peter Murison coaching with Peter van Schalkwyk in 2011) and proved himself to be passionate about rugby as well as his task of instructing young people and empowering them to take the opportunities presented to them – both on and off the rugby field. It soon became apparent that Peter was more than just a student looking to earn a few Rands while working his way towards completing his BA degree in English. At that early stage, he displayed all the

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attributes of a great educator and mentor of young men and someone who would lead by example in everything that he did. He left us in 2011 to pursue his teaching career in South Korea. When the news filtered through at the end of 2012 that Peter was looking to return to South Africa, we were all excited about a possible return for him to Wynberg. We knew what he would be bringing to the table, this time not only as a rugby coach, but also as a teacher. Keith Richardson was always astute at noticing and employing young staff and so Pete’s reemployment was a certainty from the start. The son of a Headmaster and the quintessential “chip off the old block”, Peter quickly showed that he was not content to teach his 42 lessons a week, pick up his pay cheque and coach a bit of sport. According to his Head of Department, Ms Jocelyn de Mink, Peter proved to be professional, enthusiastic, and a real asset to the English Department. “Always willing to go the extra mile, he was an integral part in the general running of the department, and his excellent Excel skills will be sorely missed. He deals with obstacles with barely even a flutter, and takes challenges in his stride. He has made significant contributions to the department, both in terms of resources, and through his obvious rapport with the students.” For two years, Peter displayed a work ethic bordering on work addiction and did such a good job of managing his time and delivering results, that Keith would probably have created a 9th House to accommodate him as a House Head if the position at Lorie had not opened up at the end of 2014. As a House Head, he was creative, firm, opportunistic and competitive to the point where he made Lorie a real contender for the Friedlander Shield. He instilled a real pride in his


Lorie boys in House matters by starting the Lorie dinner and by publishing a magnum opus of a House newsletter every term. Parents could never complain that their sons were not receiving the best pastoral care on Pete’s watch and where intervention was needed, he was fastidious and comprehensive in both his feedback to parents and in monitoring the rehabilitation process. All the qualities displayed by Pete during his twoyear tenure as House Head leave me in no doubt that he is cut from the same cloth as his father. Teaching is in his blood – as is leading men (and women) and he is destined to take on the role of a deputy or headmaster one day. My abiding memory of Pete however, above all else, will be how he wore his heart on his sleeve as a sports coach. His passion was there for all to see, although he always displayed an admirable ability to keep his emotions “family friendly”. He has a very idealistic approach to rugby coaching (something sorely lacking in South Africa at the time of writing) and was never in it for the results – although he hated losing. For him it was about winning, but winning his way – in a way that made him and his players happy. Things did not always go his own way, but he remained true to his method, despite opposition, sometimes derision but more often than not, a toxic combination of qualified and misguided “advice” from the extensive Wynberg rugby community. It will give him a great sense of satisfaction to be leaving Wynberg having secured the Triple Crown with his U15A side this year. There is no doubt that his influence will be indelibly etched on their rugby DNA as they move into higher teams in the years ahead. Peter will be very much missed. He is a big man with a big heart who always displayed wonderful collegiality in the staffroom. He was the first one to buy a plate of snacks to celebrate

a colleague’s birthday or to put a slab of chocolate in your letterbox if he felt that you were having a bad day. He was professional to a T and did not suffer fools gladly, but had a mischievous side to him. He is a classic combination of “old-school” master wrapped in new age thinking and resident entertainment co-ordinator. Every school needs at least one person like him. M Engelbrecht Senior House Head

Gordon Taylor Gordon officially retired in 2015 but returned in 2016 on a part-time basis to teach Life Science. He has now reached the obligatory retirement age and will be leaving Wynberg at the Mr Gordon Taylor end of 2016, having spent 25 of his 40 years of teaching here, to take up a teaching post at Oakleigh House, a private school for children with special needs. Appearing below are extracts of Gordon’s colleague, Mike Leresche’s tribute to him, written in December 2015. Gordon has had a very long and committed period of total involvement with Wynberg. First and foremost a Biology teacher, he has been a long-standing member of the Life Sciences and Natural Sciences Departments, whilst at times helping out in Physical Science and on the odd rare occasion, Mathematics. Gordon’s teaching methods have always pushed the learners to investigate and establish for themselves the details of the topic they were studying. He is a great believer in guiding a pupil towards achieving the goal himself, rather than merely providing information. Gordon was House Head of McNaughton House for well over

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a decade and in that time he ran an organisation where caring was the most important aspect of the House’s ethos. McNaughton, under his watch, established a tradition of building and giving something back to the school: the McNaughton Stairs spring to mind. His relationship with the boys in the House was one of caring, listening and negotiation, and these are traits evident everywhere he was involved at Wynberg. Gordon’s sports commitments have been with activities outside of the mainstream: Basketball and Soccer, and he has made a great deal of effort to get recognition and acceptance for these two sports – the world’s most popular – in the Wynberg environment. For many years Wynberg Basketball’s entire existence was due to Gordon Taylor: he ran a one-man-operation. Gordon’s persistence in the past times of Basketball laid a foundation which meant that in more recent times as resources and coaches have become more freely available, the sport has grown to become one of Wynberg’s most successful in the past 5 years. His coaching style was noticeable for the attention he paid to the development of the individual skills of each of the players. Soccer was even more of a challenge as it was initially merely a club – not a school sport – with a 3 – 4 week season squeezed into a time period when nothing else would be affected. Gordon stuck to the task, and as a result, Soccer has gained official acceptance at Wynberg, with U17 and U19 teams playing regular matches throughout the winter sports season. On the service front, Gordon ran the Interact Club. With a minimum of fanfare, the Club ran community service projects and prepared their members for a commitment to service in their future lives.

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Gordon chaired the House Heads Committee with the calmness, clarity of thought and sense of humour he displayed in all his dealings with people at Wynberg. Time and time again, when stress levels rose around him, when voices were raised perhaps, and when the pressure was on, Gordon was the essence of calm, quiet wisdom. When saying farewell to Gordon, the current Head of Life Science, Ms Melanie Wentworth, acknowledged the enormous role he had played in her professional development during the seven years she had known him. “He was not only the head of my department and the head of my House, but we spent endless hours together on the basketball courts. He was my mentor and my friend.” She added that of the many qualities she admires in Gordon, the one that stands out for her and sets him apart, is his compassion. “It is the one thing that every McNaughton boy loved about you. You always had time to listen and you gave sincere, sound advice. For that you will be sorely missed by the boys and your colleagues alike.” We thank him for his dedicated service and wish him well in his career at Oakleigh House, a teaching post to which he is ideally suited.

Neil Veitch Neil Veitch arrived at Wynberg five years ago, and brought with him a wealth of experience and knowledge. He was born and Mr Neil Veitch brought up in Cape Town. Neil attended Rondebosch Boys’ Junior and High schools, and then moved on to UCT and Stellenbosch Universities where he achieved his BA, STD and a PRISA Public Relations Certificate.


Neil has approximately 40 years of teaching experience, gained in South Africa and abroad. He did a stint as Vice-Principal at Settlers’ High, and as Acting Deputy Principal at Camps Bay High School. He has written five books over the years – all on Cape Town historical subjects – and including the much acclaimed Wynberg 175 book. He is a former President of the Owl Club of Cape Town and often gives talks on local history to interested groups. It thus came as no surprise that the students of Wynberg who were lucky enough to have been taught by him, took to Neil like ducks to water. His unique teaching style and dignified manner proved to be the perfect recipe for creating a

classroom atmosphere filled with curiosity, excitement and wonder. Always mindful of the fact that this is a boys’ school, Neil had infinite patience with his wards, while managing to rule with a firm hand. The wealth of knowledge and experience that he brought into the classroom made him one of the finest English teachers that this school has seen. Over the past five years, Neil has become extremely popular among staff, and his dry sense of humour will be sorely missed. The English Department has been enriched by his presence, and the value he has added to it is unquestionable. It is with great sadness that we bid him farewell. Go well, Mr Veitch! Ms Jocelyn de Mink Head of English

Support Staff Emilio Titus Emilio left Wynberg at the end of June to take up a position in the corporate sector. He was involved with the school as a parent, governor and as an employee for a number of Mr Emilio Titus years and remains passionate about the school. We thank him for his immense contribution to Wynberg Boys’ High School and wish him well for the future.

Cecil Malan After his very serious illness towards the end of 2016, it was with great sadness that Mr de Waal announced that Cecil would not be able to return to work and was to be Mr Cecil Malan medically boarded. We thank him for his 24 years of loyal service to Wynberg. Cecil was a very special character and is fondly remembered by many generations of Wynberg boys. His jovial presence and keen sense of humour will be sorely missed around the school. At a benefit concert held for Cecil, Deputy Headmaster, Mr Larry Moser, had this to say: For almost a quarter of a century the familiar figure of Cecil Malan has been a feature on the Wynberg Campus. His friendly smile and

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pleasant banter endeared him to thousands of schoolboys as he went about the task of keeping the school in good nick. His day started at 5.30am when he began his rounds, opening the school gates, unlocking some of the external doors and switching on specific lights. Throughout the day he could be seen setting up the hall for a function, picking up litter or, his favourite, compelling some DT boys to assist him in his afternoon rounds of closing windows, locking doors, emptying recycling bins, and generally straightening up the school. His day would usually end up around 9pm when the night school (CWESI) ended their classes. Often there is an evening function at school which ends at 11 or later. Finally, when the ladies have finished washing the teacups and everything is packed up, Cecil could set the alarm and catch a couple of hours’ sleep before his alarm clock triggered him back into action at 5am. In fact, it was he who first became aware of the fire which started in the early hours of the morning last August. Had he not alerted the Fire Department so quickly the damage to the school may have been far worse than just four classrooms. Sadly Cecil’s daily routine was shattered last year in September when he was admitted to Victoria Hospital with breathing difficulties. From there an ambulance took him straight to Groote Schuur as they suspected he had heart problems. Hours later while at Groote Schuur, he

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had a massive heart attack which resulted in a seven-hour operation to repair a number of damaged valves and vessels. He was making a good recovery in Intensive Care when, six days later, he suffered a stroke which resulted in loss of movement on one side of his body and severely affected speech. The doctors believed he would not recover and asked us all to prepare for the worst. But six months later, thanks to the prayers of his family and friends, and the amazing support of so many people – including Wynberg parents – he is with us today, making slow but steady progress. It is unlikely that Cecil will ever be able to fulfil his regular duties at Wynberg again and so it is only fitting that we take a moment to thank him for his contribution to the school that was so much a part of his life for so much of his life. Every year at their Prize Giving, CWESI thanks Cecil for his dedication and assistance with a small gift. The Wynberg schoolboys also wanted to do something to show their appreciation for his many years of dedicated service. It was their idea to hold this Concert in his honour and to hand over all donations to Cecil and his family. On behalf of every Wynberg schoolboy and staff member, I thank you for your presence here today and for the donation you are making to Cecil. Well done, boys – you have done us all proud. Cecil and his wife Francis have asked me to thank you for organising this event and for the way you have honoured Cecil.


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Overview Fynbos and the Phoenix The fire at the school in 2016 was a challenge of a type that Wynberg Boys’ High School had not faced before. All of our stakeholders – parents, pupils, staff and our wider community – were affected in a very personal way. It was a great privilege to have been a part of the Wynberg community at this time. This is not meant to be a controversial comment or to paper over the very real grief that people suffered; classrooms that devoted teachers had spent countless hours making their own or the loss of our boys’ own words on pages of essays and opinions documenting who they are and where their values lie. For some boys, our school is a very real sanctuary from uncertainties outside of our walls that we will never fully understand. To have this fundamental part of all of our lives threatened, led to questions such as: ‘Can the school re-open at all?’ and ‘Will our matrics be able to write?’

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Within a day we had a new timetable. We were open again after just one long weekend and within a week our matrics had secured a new home for their preliminary examinations at Herschel Girls’School. Parents were offering food and shelter, nearby schools were offering facilities for classes – the best traits of humanity came out. Our boys, without complaint, had a half day ‘platoon’ system imposed upon them due to the entire closure of the C-block and they just got on with the business of learning. Supera moras has never been exemplified more clearly than by the communal attitude that pervaded our school in the aftermath. As fynbos must burn regularly to remain healthy, we have been able to kick-start the regeneration of our classrooms into truly modern spaces. The question, ‘What can we be doing better?’ that we continually ask of ourselves as teachers, can now be applied to our actual bricks and mortar. This is a rare opportunity. Our rebuilt


learning environment will keep pace with our province-leading adoption of technology. Our classrooms will be visually open but retain acoustic privacy, the furniture will be adaptive and highly flexible, select rooms will be able to change shape to accommodate different teaching and learning styles and teachers will be mobile throughout the rooms and will therefore more easily be facilitators of learning rather than distributers of information. Those in education all know that this is where we must be going – now we have the physical catalyst to make it happen. Like the Phoenix, a mythical beast that was believed to be born from fire, we will remember

the results of 2016 as those that rose from the same. From the ashes of our fire, Wynberg Boys’ High School academics continues to soar. The class of 2016 gained our highest ever number of A aggregates, subject distinctions under the new syllabus and bachelor passes. We have evidence of the immense strength of Wynberg Academics. The true legacy of 2016 is one of making our school ever more secure, despite the challenges that will continue to be thrown our way. For this, boys, we thank you. Ben Thompson Vice Principal, Academics

Four temporary classrooms were installed in the back car park

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Accounting Subject Head: Mr Bernardus Loots Teachers: Mr Loots (Grades 10 and 12) Ms Mika Zeeman (Grades 10 and 11) The Accounting Department underwent a transition in 2016 with Mr Loots taking over the reins from the astute Mr Biggs (who has moved over to the Mathematics Department). Mr Loots’ background includes formal employment experience within the finance departments of the multinational firms of IDEXX Europe B.V. and BHP Billiton, both of which are based in The Netherlands. During the past year there has been a strong emphasis on developing online resources, with a specific focus on the Grade 10 group. These resources are designed to self-assess the learners’ work and progress as new topics and concepts are introduced. This is in-line with the school’s policy to embrace technology usage within our classrooms.

In addition, Grade 10 assessments were conducted digitally with the final exam being written in the computer lab on an Excel-based resource. This was done to introduce the boys to a resource which they will use daily if they follow a career-path in finance. We are thus trying to bring the real-world working environment into the classroom to give the boys a head start once they have completed their schooling. The undoubted highlight of the year was the outstanding performance by Nicholas Moss in the 2016 SAICA Accounting Olympiad. He finished first in the Western Cape, which earned him a cash prize,  and was placed in the top 5 nationally. This is an outstanding achievement given that the competition attracted some 4 869 learners from 367 schools around the country. Well done Nicholas! You made us proud.

Nicholas Moss, provincial winner of the SAICA Accounting Olympiad. Photo courtesy of Sage One

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Afrikaans Subject Head: Mrs Renette Spammer Teachers: Mr Mogamat Galant, Mr Pieter Smith, Mrs Karen Swart, Mr Estian van der Merwe, Mr Riccardo van Niekerk As ons mekaar se tale leer ken, leer ons die mense agter die taal se kultuur ken en so bou ons aan ‘n beter ken van mekaar tot voordeel van alle taalsprekers. This year, Afrikaans Week was very low key as the added pressures of the fire in the C Block and focus on the 175 events meant we were unable to do the event justice. On 17 March, the Grade 8 boys paid a customary visit to the Afrikaanse Taalmonument in Paarl. This is an educational outing aimed at teaching the boys about the origin and history of Afrikaans. For the second successive year, we entered boys in the national ATKV-Spelathon, and for the first time, Wynberg’s Afrikaans Department was afforded the opportunity to host the event. We were delighted to have two boys qualify for the finals, namely Phillip Mouton and Mika Schubert who went on to represent the Western Cape in the Grade 9 and Grade 10 sections respectively. The national final took place on 1 October in Johannesburg, with the well-known Afrikaans language expert, Professor Gerhard van Huyssteen, as the quizmaster. Two representatives from each of the nine provinces took part, with great interest being shown in competitors whose mother tongue is not Afrikaans. The competition was extremely tough and although our boys were eventually eliminated, they did Wynberg extremely proud.

Phillip Mouton – Western Cape Grade 9 Rep. in the ATKV-Spelathon

Mika Schubert – Western Cape Grade 10 Rep. in the ATKV-Spelathon

At the Afrikaanse Taalmonument – a fun way to learn about Afrikaans

The Afrikaanse Taalmonument

Brandon Taylor welcomed the judges and participants to Wynberg

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Commerce Department

Creative Arts

Head of Department: Mr Michael Engelbrecht Teachers: Economic Management Science (EMS): Michael Engelbrecht, Julian Vincent, Anton Grobler, Justin van Winkel and Mika Zeeman Economics: Michael Engelbrecht and Justin van Winkel

Subject Head: Ms Laura-Jo Diedericks Teachers: Mrs Mandy Colman, Ms Krystle Marrier d’Unienville

The Commerce Department continued to instruct learners in contemporary, global economic issues in 2016 – albeit without the benefit of an overseas trip. An Economics trip to the UK and Europe in July 2017 is, however, in the offing, with the planning and logistics thereof already at an advanced stage. Collaboration with the Accounting Department has seen the Commerce Department enhance the teaching and learning experience by the use of advanced excel documents to assess learners in EMS. This will be extended to Economics in 2017 with the particular aim of challenging learners with mathematical disciplines in the study of economic theory. Further to this embracing of technology, the department has forged ahead with Moodle, the online platform that provides leaners with interactive experience with regard to doing quizzes, uploading and downloading notes, assignments and other tasks.

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Creative Arts enables learners to develop as creative and innovative individuals. At the same time, it facilitates and encourages growth in critical and reflective thinking. This year saw the Grade 8 and 9 learners explore various mediums, techniques and disciplines within two art forms, namely Visual Arts and Drama. Many of the practical tasks they completed took them along a process of planning, preparing, experimenting, executing and presenting. In the practical component of Visual Arts, the learners worked on their observational skills and ability to really see what is around them. They were introduced to a variety of mediums, from the basics of pencil to oil, pastel and paint, and were required to look at developing techniques to create form within each, whilst continuing to build on their observational skills. Visual Arts also allows us to incorporate more contemporary mediums and combine them with traditional ones. For example, the learners produced work that involved them using their tablets to photograph their subject and then use editing applications to produce reference images. Learners also looked at movements like Cubism and Dada as inspiration to help them to produce aesthetically pleasing, interesting and original work. The Grade 8 and 9 learners enjoyed a variety of dramatic content this year. The Grade 8s reenacted folktales and fables, wrote and performed their own Praise Poems for people they admire, did a mime of an early morning waking up routine and improvised a news report.


Cubism: Ronin Henry My World: Gyeong-Tae Bang

Cubism: Seth Carstens

Landscape in Pastel: Logan le Roux

The Grade 9s focused on small group activities such as acting like Superheroes and “Liars”. They created their own plays designed to educate audiences about water preservation, recycling or dental hygiene (to name a few). After analysing the South African Play, Master Harold and the Boys, the learners developed short improvisations to market the play and ended the year with their chosen scenes from the play.

Portrait: Tatun Stevens

Portrait: Cullen de Villiers

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EGD

English

Subject Head: Mr Anthony Sparrow Teachers: Messrs Roland Rudd, Julian Vincent and Stefan Potgieter

Subject Head: Jocelyn De Mink Teachers: Mr Neil Veitch, Mrs Charmaine Kendal, Mrs Juanita Wilson, Mr Peter Murison, Mr Christopher Moore, Ms Cayleigh Huggett

This year we welcomed a new member into the fold, namely Stefan Potgieter, who came to us as a first year teacher. He taught Grades 10 and 11 EGD and has been a great addition to the evergrowing EGD team, bringing as he has, his own great energy and new ideas. The Department has had a good year with our largest class of Grade 12s coming through the ranks. We hope that they will produce a great set of results at the end of this year. Next year we look forward to incorporating a few new technological approaches in EGD teaching. We now have a YouTube channel that the boys will be able to access for concept explanations, as well as a few new excellent 3D visual resources for the boys to use.

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2016 has been a jam-packed year for the English Department. In addition to getting through the diverse syllabus, the year was punctuated by a range of extra-mural activities, and, of course, the fire, which left four of our beautiful English classrooms completely gutted. The English Department really rallied together and we are pleased to say that the teaching of English lessons continued with barely a ripple, despite us having lost a large portion of our resources, a selection of the boys’ work, and, of course, those special items (posters / photographs / cards) that made our classrooms “our” rooms and a special place for our students and tutees. In 2016, the students took part in the following Englishrelated activities: • Othello at Maynardville Once again, Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece came to life under the stars in the breath-taking natural setting of Cape Town’s historic open-air theatre. Awardwinning duo Fred Abrahamse (director) and Marcel Meyer (costume design), were the creative team for this production. 60 Grade 12 boys attended this performance. • The De Beers English Olympiad This year, 24 young Wynberg men entered this competition, all of whom earned themselves a certificate ranging from silver to bronze. The theme for 2016 was “A journey into darkness: exploring the darker side of human nature” and the Anthology was entitled “The Darkness in Man’s Heart”.


The Bard gets the thumbs up

The Olympiad is a joint initiative of the South Africa Council for English Education and the Grahamstown Foundation. The themes and examinations are designed to encourage young people to develop and express valuable opinions as part of the conversation that is needed to build a nation of critical thinkers. • Vocab Africa These 20-minute, online tests have become a regular feature for our Grades 8 and 9. They take place about twice a term, on a Friday, during English lesson time. They are easily accessible, and all Grade 8s and 9s are

encouraged by their English teachers to participate. • Macbeth Productions (UCT) Our Grade 11s were treated to some great interactive performances by a group of UCT Honours students as part of their Theatre in Education lesson. The students presented the more exciting scenes from Macbeth, and after running a short workshop, the boys themselves showed off their acting skills. This was a wonderful way to get the boys involved, providing them not only with a deeper understanding of Macbeth, but lots of fun too!

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SACEE Language Challenge • Annual English Competitions Seniors: Mark Schäfer prize for Multilingualism:  Dian Fourie Best speaker’s prize:  Timothy Gertzen Best writer’s prize:  Nicholas Moss The Bevan Prize for English reading:  Nathan Wiley Juniors: Reading:  Bradley Buchanan Writing:  Mathew Brougham-Cook Speaking:  Marcus-Sinclair Cohen At the start of the year, we welcomed Cayleigh Huggett to the department. Fresh out of UCT, Ms Huggett has proved to be an excellent teacher and mentor to her students. Her bubbly personality and energetic teaching methods have made her a firm favourite with the boys. We also bade sad farewells to Peter Murison and Neil Veitch. Mr Veitch has been with us in a part-time capacity for five years. His dignified, witty teaching style and dry sense of humour will be sorely missed by students and teachers alike. Peter Murison has grown as a teacher and has been an inspiration to the boys in his classes. The English Department is losing two very valuable teachers indeed. We thank them for the exceptional contribution they have made to English at Wynberg. The year ended on a happier note with the news that Mrs Kendal had won the Maskew Miller Longmann Literature Award in the English Language section, for her second novel, Leopard calling. This year the theme was teen novels, with the literature needing to appeal to youth aged 14 – 16.

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Geography Subject Head: Mr Simon Askew Teachers: Messrs Joshua Bassett and Adolf Groenewald At the beginning of 2016 we welcomed two new staff members, Mr Bassett and Mr Groenewald, both of whom have added immense value by virtue of their experience and innovative teaching methods. Throughout the year we have strived to ensure that we provide our students with the best possible opportunities to learn about Geography through what is happening in our everyday lives. The Grade 8 and 9 students enjoyed a field trip during the course of which the boys in each grade were able to apply what they had learnt in the classroom to the real world. Our goal is to educate the boys in a way which is interesting and innovative. We want the students to be able to recognise physical and social features in society, not only in the classroom, but during weekends and holidays as well. The senior grades have always enjoyed the fact that each facet of the Geography curriculum is explored with a view to providing an in-depth understanding. The students have had the opportunity to learn through an enquiry-based learning technique whereby they use their technology in the classroom and research information in order to follow what events are happening in the world around us. Geography has grown from strength to strength as we build continuity in our department. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead in 2017.


History Subject Head: Mr Shaun Hewett Teachers: Messrs Peter van Schalkwyk, Rodney Inglis, Mouton Joubert

Two events define the 2016 History-specific year: (1) The 2015 Grade 12 results – released in January 2016 – were phenomenal. 28 candidates – of the 52 who wrote – registered distinctions with an overall average a shade under 80%. Micaiah Christopher led the way with 93%. These were easily Wynberg’s most impressive results in recent memory and were just reward for a hard-working and goal-orientated class. (2) A record number of teams – 29 in total representing 14 different schools – descended upon the Clegg Hall on the evening of Wednesday, 10 August 2016 to participate in the third staging of the Wynberg Boys’ High School Inter-schools’ History Quiz. Quiz-

master, Eric Lefson, delivered his standard brand of challenging and wide-ranging history-specific questions that had the fivemember teams abuzz in their attempts to decipher the answers. The Ladies Association kept the boys and girls – and members of staff and dignitaries in attendance – well-fed and warm throughout the evening, care of delicious soups, breads and hot chocolate. The Wynberg Boys’ High School Grade 12 team, featuring Liam Didcott, Tim Gertzen, Nicholas Moss, Daniel Prevost and Joshua Stevens returned a wholly impressive 84/100 for the quiz and emerged victorious at the end of proceedings. SACS and Herzlia finished second and third respectively.

The winning team: Wynberg’s Grade 12 Team (L – R): Nicholas Moss, Joshua Stevens, Tim Gertzen, Daniel Prevost and Liam Didcott

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isiXhosa

Information Technology

Subject Head: Ms Bulelwa Mhlomi

Subject Head: Mrs Prisci Naidoo

isiXhosa is a very rich and deep language that is spoken by the majority of South Africans living in the Eastern Cape. It is also one of the official languages in the Western Cape. It is a Bantu language with click consonants and is a tonal language. Due to these clicks, it is viewed as a very difficult language to learn. Teaching isiXhosa at a Model C school is quite challenging. As a teacher, you have to deal with learners who possess a negative attitude towards the subject. The two main challenges are the lack of the basic knowledge that will help the learners’ understanding of the subject, and a dearth of resources with which to carry through the teaching of the subject. Difficult as it is, the boys are trying their best to come up with the best results and despite all the challenges the isiXhosa department faces, we achieved one distinction for the subject in the 2015 matric examinations.

Our IT Department had a magnificent start to the year with the outstanding results produced by our matric students. They achieved a 75% subject aggregate with 6 ‘A’ symbols. We look forward to seeing if the Class of 2016 can outdo that result. Interest in IT as a subject is growing rapidly, with an increasing number of boys opting to do IT in Grade 10. Thus far, 77 of our current Grade 9 boys are wanting to take IT next year. Our IT Expo saw the Computer Laboratories filled with enthusiastic Grade 9 students and parents. The software developed by the IT students was of the highest standard, with four students achieving 100 % at the NSC Moderations for the software they had developed. It was fantastic to see our young developers showcasing their software to parents, teachers and students. The following matric students produced outstanding work: Dian Fourie: developed software called PATMAN, a Gym Management System which can be implemented as a real-life application, with a few enhancements. Christiaan Botha: developed quality software to manage and track the GPS locations of ambulances in the area. Robin Lindup: created an Android Running Application that compares well with proprietary software, containing professional features. Technology is changing at the speed of light and it is remarkable to see our Wynberg IT students taking Programming to a new level and enhancing their creative, analytical and problemsolving skills in the process.

Dian Fourie (left) and Christiaan Botha developed quality software

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Tour to India During the September holidays, Ms Prisci Naidoo and Mr Julian Taylor took 22 students on an educational and cultural tour to India. We visited Agra, Jaipur, Delhi, Goa and Mumbai. In Delhi, we visited the National Science Centre, the Ghandi Memorial, Jama Masjid (the largest Mosque in India), Old Delhi and New Delhi. Students had the opportunity to experience a Rickshaw Ride through the village and town of Old Delhi, which proved most fascinating. We walked through the streets of Old Delhi to purchase spices. In Agra, we visited the Taj Mahal, a magnificent white marble mausoleum built between 1631 and 1648 by order of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a symbol of his devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being

‘the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage’. In 2007, it was declared a winner of the new Seven Wonders of the World (2000 – 2007) initiative. Our boys were fascinated by the Agra Fort and enjoyed the Elephant Ride up to it. In Mumbai, we visited an IT software development company called Cap Gemini. The learners were intrigued by the new technologies and demonstrations done by expert employees of the company. In addition to the educational aspects of the tour, the visit to India broadened our learners’ experiences of the various cultures, traditions, heritage and delicious cuisine on display. The India tour is definitely cited as the highlight of the boys’ year, with memories they will cherish for a lifetime.

Visit to the IT Company Cap Gemini. Matthew Almano and Matthew van den Berg with Wynberg’s 175 flag The magnificent Taj Mahal

Matthew Almano demonstrating his software to a CPUT lecturer, with Thomas Faustmann looking on

Michael Jones at the National Science Centre in Delhi

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Life Orientation (LO) Subject Head: Mr Chris Murcott This subject continues to be the “Cinderella” subject not only at our school, but throughout South Africa. One of our students offered very good reasons as to why it should be an important subject, saying “We study subjects like Mathematics, Geography and History and will probably never have any use for them after high school. Life Orientation helps us to get to grips with ‘life after school’. The final examination should be marked externally, just like all our other subjects  –  universities would then take LO seriously.” The school had four LO Days featuring fifteen presentations by leaders in many fields, ensuring that Grades 10 to 12 learnt a great deal about the world out there. The top five presentations were: • Blood Lions – a documentary film about canned lion hunting which was introduced by the director of the film and led to many excellent questions afterwards (this film has

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already succeeded in that the USA has banned all imports of lion trophies). “Plant the Seed” – an outstanding course presented over two LO Days to the Grade 10s which led to a special Social Entrepreneurs’ project named The 175 Headmaster’s Challenge. The results are out and special awards will be made at the end of this term. Gareth Ramsay, Deputy Head Prefect of 2015 spoke to the Grade 12s about how the gap year can be used effectively and what it was like to be at university after WBHS! The “EduOne Team” and “Over the Rainbow” – two young entrepreneur ‘start-up’ companies, introduced the boys to the pros and cons of becoming entrepreneurs. An address by Steve Harris, one of South Africa’s leading motivational speakers, who visits us once a year and inspires the boys with his wit and wisdom.

The final vital component of our LO curriculum is physical education, which is headed by Mr Rob MacLean who has been something of a trailblazer in teaching boys to adopt a lifestyle that will create a healthy mind in a healthy body.


Physical Education Subject Head: Mr Rob MacLean In 2014, the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA), compiled a battery of tests, in collaboration with Wynberg’s PE Master, Rob MacLean, which were aimed at evaluating the fitness of Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 boys and then measuring their scores against national and international benchmarks. Wynberg Boys’ High was selected as the test school with Mr MacLean conducting the annual testing and SSISA analysing the data each year. Three years on, SSISA are finding the data collected increasingly meaningful, as it is over time that results such as these start to show trends. The programme is also meaningful to each boy tested, as he and his parents receive a certificate/report that provides a ‘snapshot’ of his physical fitness status and an indication of whether he falls into the High Scoring (over 80%), the Healthy Fitness (between 80% and 30%) or into the Needs Intervention (below 30%) zone. In addition, this information can provide the various sports coaches at the school with clear guidelines as to the correct physical conditioning programme required for their players to achieve optimal performance. It can also facilitate the

creation of a personalised training programme for each player. The SSISA/WBHS PE tests were carried out during the first three lessons of the 3rd term, the remaining time being spent on teaching the basic skills of soccer to the classes. This exercise works upon and emphasises aspects of agility; eye-foot and eye-hand coordination; peripheral vision and running into space, skills which build a solid base level and make for better athletes. Similarly, in the 2nd term, this was also done using basketball as the activity and meaningful progress was made. In addition to the lessons in basic basketball skills, each boy in the school ran the WBHS 2.4 km run course around the school campus, this being a cardiovascular fitness activity and for which they were scored against standards previously set across all the age groups. In the 1st term – it being the summer term – all PE lessons were held at the school swimming pool where swimming performances were measured and swimming stroke technique was taught/worked upon. Where time permitted, water polo was introduced, using school players to assist and much fun was had when games according to ‘Wynberg Rules’ were played (Note – Wynberg rules = no rules!).

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In the 4th term, each PE class spent time at the school’s Outdoor Gym (Obstacle Course) where each boy was required to complete the course three times after a thorough warm-up. This was followed by minor games emphasising upper body strength and endurance. The remaining PE lessons were devoted to field athletics where the basic skills of Shot Put were taught. The object of these lessons was to enable boys entering this event in the 1st term, to perform better and with less chance of injury because of the techniques they had learned during the PE lessons. During the year, four LO Days were held, each of which has a 90 minute slot for PET. The following activities were undertaken, all of which ensured that maximum activity was experienced by as many boys as possible during the time frame given: 1) The WBHS 800m Biathlon. This consists of a 700m run around the athletics track on the Silverhurst Field, followed immediately by a 100m swim in the pool for which boys were measured against standard times that have been established at the school. 2) An Orienteering Course was set up on the school campus – the total distance covered being approximately 2 km. This was run successfully. 3) An Intra and inter-class Ultimate Frisbee tournament was held. Introduction to the activity was undertaken by members of the Cape Town Frisbee Association (CTFA) and proved to be a great success, the activity being a fairly novel one at WBHS. 4) Intra and inter-class basketball. Since the introduction of a structured PE programme at Wynberg by Mr MacLean, the school has seen a greater degree of commitment

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to the subject by the boys, with the tasks set being far more enthusiastically performed. “Whilst there is a universal call for educational institutions around the world to carry out more structured (proper) PE lessons to help combat the growing scourge of lifestyle diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, all too often schools just give this lip-service and as such, are in contravention of the codes of being educational institutions. Happily, this is not the case at Wynberg, although at no time can the school be content to rest on any laurels, because the subject is a dynamic one – one that must be continually worked on by educators with passion, commitment and the ability to impart those physical skills needed to create a healthier society through the young men of Wynberg.” Rob MacLean


Life Sciences Subject Head: Ms Melanie Wentworth Teachers: Mr Bill Creed, Mr Gordon Taylor We began the year on a very high note by congratulating the Class of 2015 on achieving 21 A symbols in Life Sciences. We expect the current candidates to top that number, as the majority of them have worked really hard and given the subject their all. This should reflect positively in their final results. Our Grade 10 classes took a leisurely walk to Kirstenbosch Gardens and spent a few hours in the majestic gardens exploring the rich biodiversity on offer and completing an assessment piece. They were each issued with a worksheet that included a comprehensive set of questions. Both our Dissection Days for the Grade 11 and 12 classes were a great success. The boys, when not gagging at the smell as the rats were opened up, thoroughly enjoyed using a steady surgeon’s hand to carefully follow the instructions provided. Thank you to the UCT Medical School for supplying the specimens.

Young Biologist Course Grade 12 student, Joshua Stevens, has been involved at the Two Oceans Aquarium for a number of years. This year, he assisted by helping to train students doing the new Young Biologist course. This was in addition to his volunteer duties with the penguins. He is responsible for cleaning their exhibits, marking off the amount of fish eaten by each penguin during their feeds and soon, with a little more experience, he will be feeding them.

Matric Life Sciences Revision Course Many of the Grade 12 Life Sciences students attended the Revision Course held during the June holidays at the Two Oceans Aquarium. The course included a full overview of all the work covered during the Matric year, spending time on difficult concepts and providing as much time as possible for questions. They also focused on curriculum documents, previous examinations and sample examination questions.

Joshua Stevens helps to train Young Biologists at the Two Oceans Aquarium

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SeaFans Course This course is run by the Two Oceans Aquarium and targets any Grade 9 student who shows an interest in marine life and who wishes to pursue a career in marine biology. Wynberg’s George Kaseya is just such a youngster. He duly completed the SeaFans Course and has been earmarked as a future Young Biologist.

Grade 9 student, George Kaseya

Planning for 2017 includes: • Improving the quality of Wynberg’s Grade 10 and 11 Science Expos. Every boy will be encouraged to implement a Scientific Method/Experimental Design and to liaise with a university of his choice for guidance on topic selection and implementation. • A visit to the ‘’Heart of Cape Town Museum” at Groote Schuur Hospital by the Grade 10 classes, as an adjunct to their studies of the circulatory system and human heart. • A visit to Kirstenbosch to study biodiversity. • A visit by the Grade 11 classes to the Forensic Pathology and Forensic Science expo at UCT. At the end of 2016 we bid farewell to Mr Creed and Mr Taylor, both of whom are retiring. Our thanks to them both for their many years of support and loyalty to the department and for their invaluable wisdom and knowledge. I wish them well on their new journey. In 2017, we welcome Mr Warren Grobler and Mrs Roxane Groenewald to the department.

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The clock’s ticking at the Inter-Schools Maths Competition

Mathematics Subject Head: Mr Mike Leresche Teachers: Mr Justin Biggs (i/c Gr 12); Mr Neil Eddy, (i/c Gr 8); Mr Christof Goosen, Mr Cliff Hull, (i/c Gr 11); Ms Sue Lindsay; Mr Bernard Loots; Mr Larry Moser; Mr Julian Taylor; Mrs Geraldine van der Westhuizen (i/c Gr 9); Ms Mika Zeeman The Mathematics Department can add 2016 to the positive momentum gained in the years previous to this one. Our 2015 matric results were once again a visible result of the school’s policies towards the subject, with one of the highest ratios of any school of pupils taking Maths versus those offering Maths Literacy, and we expect more of the same for the 2016 batch. In 2016, Wynberg broke new ground nationally by entering every boy in the school into the SAMF Maths Olympiad. In so doing, we placed a much greater emphasis on the importance to all boys of problem-solving, of trying something different from the day-to-day Maths, and of the need not just to learn Maths “stuff ”, but to learn to think, and to solve problems.

As a result, Wynberg was awarded the trophy for the Top Participating School in South Africa which I had the privilege of receiving on behalf of the Wynberg Maths department at the annual SAMF Olympiad Event in Johannesburg. Another highlight, again with the theme of teaching boys to think for themselves and to solve problems, was the annual UCT Mathematics Competition. Wynberg has, in recent years, established itself at position 10 or 11 out of over 170 schools, but the 2016 team earned us 7th position for what is close to our best result ever. Individual performance details appear later in this report. On the staffing front in 2016, we were joined by Mr Chris Goosen, teaching both Science and Maths classes, and Mr Bernard Loots who squeezed some Maths in between his many Accounting classes. Ms Sue Lindsay has taught Maths at Wynberg for over 12 years and during that time, headed the department for several years. More recently this year, she has taught on a part-time basis. She leaves us on a well-earned retirement, (in all

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South African Maths Olympiad. Congratulations to Alexander Stempels (L) and Martin Killick on going through to round 3 of the competition

probability though, to be seen soon back at Wynberg filling in where needed in the department). Sue was a Matric marker for many years and was part of a very effective network of Maths HOD’s around the peninsular schools. She is meticulous in all she does, boasts a superb record of successful classes right throughout her career in KZN and at Wynberg. Sue was also responsible for the planning and organisation of the Epoch and Optima Mathematics events Wynberg held this year: the invitations, the programmes, speakers, the catering and the publicity. These evenings are widely known and well-attended by pupils and staff from many schools and have become a hallmark of the school. They form part of Wynberg’s grant from the Epoch and Optima organisation, whose mandate is to create ‘centres of excellence’ in Mathematics around South Africa.

Wynberg Epoch and Optima Mathematics Events held in 2016: • The “Wynberg Maths Experience” ( for teachers and top pupils in the wider Cape Town region). Speakers were Wynberg teachers. • The “Food for Thought” Evening, attended mainly by teachers in the Southern Suburbs, continuing last years’ theme of brief presentations on ideas and thoughts about

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UCT Maths Competition Medallists (L – R) Coleridge Faraday and Matthew Deglon

teaching hints and new “maths’ apps”. As always, it was informative and enjoyable, with speakers from other schools and from home. • The Inter-schools Maths Competitions, Junior and Senior, run by Mr Andrew Lewis who has gradually introduced real-time online marking and scoring of these events. • Grade 6 “Brain Sprain” Evening – devised and run by Mr Neil Eddy. In excess of 200 pupils from a variety of neighbouring primary schools attend this event every year for a funfilled evening involving problem solving, mathematical games and brain-teasers.

Olympiads and Competitions: • South African Maths Olympiad: Wynberg had a record entry of the whole school, with 249 boys qualifying for Round 2, and two: Martin Killick, and Alexander Stempels going through to round 3. • UCT Maths Competition: Wynberg came 7th out of over170 schools, with some 8 000 learners participating. –– Gyeong-Tae Bang and Ewan James (4th), Ikraam Daniels and Seth Carstens (6th), Yash Ramklaas and Azhar Kadwa (7th), were very successful in the Grade 8 pairs event. –– David Mills and Daniel Park came 9th in the Grade 11 pairs.


Mr Eddy looks pleased with the effort being put into the Inter-House Maths Competition

–– Nathan Wylie was 19th in the Grade 11 individual event. –– Wynberg’s highlight came when Coleridge Faraday and Matthew Deglon were invited as Medallists (top 10 of the best 500 – 600 individuals in their grade), to the Prizegiving event at the Baxter Theatre where it was revealed that Coleridge came 9th in Grade 10, and Mathew, a superb 3rd place in the Grade 11 event. –– Inter-house Maths competition – presented by Mr Chris Murison and won in 2016 by De Waal House.

Training for Olympiads and Competitions and extra-mural interventions for struggling candidates: • Mr Eddy ran a programme of training afternoons (mainly Grades 8 & 9) leading to participation in Olympiads. This culminated in a Maths Team Weekend for all the teams

representing Wynberg at the UCT Competition. Samir Daniels, one of our top-performing recent Old Boys, ran a weekly programme for much of the year, of extra exam practice and assistance for Grade 12 boys struggling with the matric year. Ms Lindsay conducted a Grade 12 Geometry Workshop during the September holidays, an event which was greatly appreciated by those who made the effort to attend. Two remedial programmes for Grade 9 boys were put in place: Mr. Andrew Lewis ran the first one and Mr Chris Murison did one in Term 4. Right through the year Ms Lindsay ran the twice-weekly Academic Institute on two afternoons per week. It is disappointing that more boys did not take up the opportunities mentioned here and above.

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Several staff members attended a variety of Maths events elsewhere: • Bergvliet High School runs a “swop and share” event where schools send their June, September and November exam papers which are collated together and distributed to all contributing schools. • Bishops annually hosts a review meeting immediately after the Matric Maths papers in November: the standard of the papers are considered and memos proposed in advance of the marking process. • Every year we have DBE Matric markers from Wynberg on the panel, and Mrs van der Westhuizen led the way in 2016. Last year’s report emphasised the immense amount of resources available to all boys on the Wynberg Moodle website: worksheets, powerpoint, recent tests and exams. A year later, the quantity and quality of those resources has increased significantly, especially those for the Grade 12s: there are in excess of 60 exams, both

The Maths training weekend

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papers, all with memos. They come from the Department of Education, Mock exams of Wynberg and many of our colleague schools. No student can ever suggest that there is no work for him. All parents of boys in Grade 9 and above in 2017 will have received a circular in September 2016, about the Maths department’s move to the use of a digital text-book, loaded on to the tablet/ laptop next year. We are very excited about the book, as the series is now the preferred version of our department and it will reduce the weight of books to be carried around every day at school. In November, the Maths department gathered for a session of reflection on what has gone in the past, and planning for 2017. I handed the department over to Mrs Geraldine van der Westhuizen who will lead Mathematics forward next year. She brings competence, efficiency and experience and we all look forward to the challenges of the new year.  Mike Leresche


The Jazz Band prepares for its 175 Boutique Concert

Music Head of Subject: Mr Brian Botha Teachers: Messrs Peter Catzavelos, Keenan Oliphant and Blake Hellaby This year the Music department’s traditional calendar of events was remixed to accommodate a major focus on its contribution to the 175 celebrations, all of which would include a collaboration with Wynberg Old Boys. The programme included Boutique Concerts by the Choir, Vocal Ensemble and the Jazz, Concert and Steel Bands, as well as a 175 Gala Concert entitled ‘From An Acorn To An Oak Tree’. The latter proved to be a highlight of the year and an unforgettable experience for the boys to join with musicians and singers from Wynberg Boys’ High, Wynberg Boys’ Junior and the Wynberg Old Boys’ Union to present the school’s 175 year history set to music. We once again achieved mainly Diplomas in the 2016 Eisteddfod which is a good reflection of the high standards that the department continues to maintain.

The Junior Steel Band at their 175 Boutique Concert

Head of Music, Mr Botha receives recognition from present and past members of the Vocal Ensemble

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Natural Sciences

Physical Science

Subject Head: Mr Warren Grobler Teachers: Mr Bill Creed, Ms Melanie Wentworth, Mr Zayd Hendricks

Subject Head: Mr Julian Taylor Teachers: Messrs Larry Moser, Gordon Taylor, Ben Thompson, Joshua Bassett, Zayd Hendricks, Christof Goosen

Natural Sciences is a fantastic subject in that it inspires curiosity amongst our learners. With so many new discoveries happening daily, and with the inclusion of tablets in the classroom, we see that learners have the ability to discover interesting ideas and concepts every day. Content availability on Moodle is increasing as the department becomes increasingly accustomed to its use. This enables students to supplement their knowledge from their textbook with the worksheets, notes and past papers available on Moodle. Throughout the second half of the year, we were fortunate enough to have two student teachers with us at Wynberg as they initiated extra NS lessons in the afternoons. These sessions were appreciated by all the learners who attended and will undoubtedly have made a valuable contribution to their success in the exams. Sadly, at the end of 2016, we will lose Mr Creed, who has been an important and longserving member of the department. He is retiring and his expertise and experience will be sorely missed by us all. We wish him well in his future endeavours.

This year has been an exciting one for the Physical Sciences department. We are now in the second year of implementing our module approach for Grades 10 and 11. The boys are able to choose their own path through the subject, and are even able to take elective modules, which this year included Astronomy, Quantum Mechanics and the Science of Cooking. We had a number of guest speakers talk to our Grade 10s and 11s on subjects as diverse as forensics, renewable energy and studying space weather from Antarctica. Our Science EXPO continues to get better and better each year, with several of our students progressing to the regional round, taking silver and bronze awards.

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ESKOM Science Expo. 2016 Silver Medal: Matthew Deglon, Riaz Orrie and Justin Powell Bronze Medal: Ilyaas Manan, Dàniyal Matthews, Vincent Warrin and Nathan Wylie The new additions to our teaching staff have embraced our vision to encourage a love of science in our students, and this year saw us taking groups of our matric students through to Fezeka High School in Gugulethu, where they worked with some of their Grade 11 learners. In September, a group of 22 science and IT students went on a tour to India with Mr Taylor and Mrs Naidoo, which gave the learners a


Jared Moses (Left) and Luca Alexander with their project

chance to see what is happening in these fields outside of South Africa. A report on the tour appears in the Academic Pillar/IT. Our department continues to embrace the use of technology in the classroom, and we hope to expand this next year as all grades will be using tablets in class. We look forward to an exciting 2017.

Thomas McNulty (Left) and Nicholas Houston-McMillan discuss their project with Mr Creed

Workshopping with students from Fezeka High School

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Roll of Honour The top 10 academic rankings per grade as at December 2016 were as follows:

Grade 8

Grade 11

1

Tomas Cupido

86.6%

1

Nathan Wylie

93.6%

2

Nick De Jager

84.6%

2

Matthew Deglon

90.7%

3

Reyaaz Martin

82.6%

3

Nathan van der Westhuyzen

88.1%

4

Mu’aaz Kasker

82.4%

4

Dàniyal Matthews

88.0%

5

Seth Carstens

82.2%

5

Vincent Warrin

87.9%

6

Yusuf Kathrada

82.1%

6

Spencer Luck

85.9%

7

Jed Mouton

81.1%

7

Tajudien Badroodien

85.3%

8

Yashveer Ramklass

80.9%

8

Michael Jones

84.6%

9

Rameez Davids

80.2%

9

Ilyaas Manan

84.3%

10

Michael Buckingham

80.1%

10

David Mills

82.7%

Grade 9

Grade 12

1

Ben van Huyssteen

89.9%

1

Nicholas Moss

93.0%

2

Bradley Buchanan

88.6%

2

Martin Killick

91.0%

3

Alexander Stempels

87.4%

3

Gideon Boshoff

90.7%

4

Trentin Petersen

86.6%

4

Daryn Bright

90.1%

5

Mathew Brougham-Cook

86.2%

4

Liam Didcott

90.1%

6

Daniel Harrison

83.9%

6

Dian Fourie

89.9%

7

Kamvalethu Sabela

83.0%

7

Christiaan Botha

87.6%

8

Thomas Faustmann

82.1%

8

Stefan Langenhoven

86.4%

9

Dillon Sibanda

81.6%

9

Sean Cheney

86.1%

10

Joshua Biddlecombe

81.0%

10

Maverick Pearson

85.4%

Grade 10

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1

Coleridge Faraday

83.9%

2

Kyle Lamb

82.3%

3

Grant Kantor

81.9%

4

Liam Hermanus

80.0%

5

Sebastian Balman

79.7%

6

Gareth Randall

79.3%

7

Matthew Thompson

78.4%

8

Owen Franke

77.9%

9

Caeden Bredeveldt

77.0%

10

Jonothan O’Callaghan

77.0%

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Dux of the school for 2016: Nicholas Moss


Technology

Visual Art

Subject Head: Mr Anthony Sparrow Teachers: Messrs Stefan Potgieter and Mouton Joubert, Ms Laura-Jo Diedericks

Subject Head Visual Art FET: Mrs Mandy Colman Subject Head Creative Arts GET: Ms Laura-Jo Diedericks

This year we welcomed a new member of staff, Stefan Potgieter, who came to us as a first year teacher and taught all the Grade 9 Technology classes. It was a good year, with the boys completing some great projects. They created skyscrapers, floodlit fields and solar cookers. The Grade 8s again did a six month stint each with Ms Diedericks and Mr Joubert. The course conducted by Miss Diedericks covered typography, package design and architectural design, whilst Mr Joubert focused on drawing techniques and teaching the boys the basics of graphic communication and the discipline needed to communicate well. Thank you to all who put a great deal of effort into the year and to the boys for their enthusiastic participation.

The Art department has yet again been a place of intense activity and productivity. In Creative Arts, the Grade 8s and Grade 9s have touched on some interesting aspects of the history of visual culture. The focus of Creative Arts is on the development of technical skills, and what is so exciting, is that many students discover that they have artistic talent. This solid foundation set in the GET phase (under the leadership of Ms Diedericks since 2014), has paid huge dividends, as the students in the senior phase of this subject enter Visual Arts with confidence. The 175 bronze frieze project undertaken in 2015 to commemorate Wynberg’s 175th year, continued into 2016 under the guidance of Jean Doyle, a South African sculptor of international repute. Six young Wynberg artists ( Jason Adams, David Bresick, Ryan Gedult, Kino Hogan, Andrew Jones and Cassie Robbertze), worked tirelessly with Ms Colman and Ms Diedericks. Giving up holiday time, weekends, evenings and lunch

A sculpture (left) and painting by Cassie Robbertze with the theme: Movement and Mayhem

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breaks, they succeeded in August in completing the first phase of creating the clay. From there, the frieze was taken to the Doyle foundry in Diep River where the arduous task of making the mould and casting was undertaken. Another highlight of the year was the Art Tour to Europe during the June/July holiday. On 28 June, Mrs Colman and Ms Diedericks set off for Rome with 17 young men from Grades 9 to 12 with tour guide Dirk Joubert. From Rome, the group went on to Florence, Venice, Paris, Brussels and finally Amsterdam before returning to Cape Town on 12 July, tired but exhilarated! The Grade 12 Exhibition was, as always, a significant event in the Visual Arts calendar. The Matrics of 2016 did us proud by producing some outstanding art, much of which was thought-provoking and showed that our Wynberg artists are deep thinkers as well as technically well skilled. The Bob Adshade Memorial Trophy for the Best Art Portfolio of the Year (as voted for by the Matric artists), went to Pierre Issa. The Art rooms continue to be hives of activity with students from Grades 8 to 12 working alongside, inspiring and helping each other. We look forward to an inspirational and creative 2017.

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A painting by Caiphus Dlamini with the theme: What happened next?

A painting by Pierre Issa with the theme: Portrait


Matric results 2016 Congratulations to our 175th Matrics, Wynberg’s Class of 2016 – 100% pass rate. In a year of disruptions from festivities to fires, the achievement of our matrics is to be applauded: our highest number of bachelor passes on record, with 24 A aggregates, the most  since 2006. Well done to our top five candidates:

matric exams, and returning 47 As and 67 Bs. Accounting – 8 As out of 20, 77% aggregate IT – 13 As out of 27, 72% aggregate History – 31 As out of 68, 76% aggregate Visual Arts – 10 As out of 23, 78% aggregate Well done Class of 2016! Jan de Waal Headmaster

Nick Moss – 93% Martin Killick – 91% Gideon Boshoff – 90,7%

Metropole South Education District Awards

Daryn Bright – 90,1% Liam Didcott – 90,1%

Pierre Issa, with 99% and Cassie Robbertze with 100% for Visual Arts are both singled out for the highest individual subject marks, whilst Timothy Harris, who improved his academic position by 42 places since the September exams, must be held as an example of hard work and personal achievement.

Subject results: If I may be excused the pun, English was our ‘hottest subject’ [The C-Block fire of August 2016 gutted all four of our matric English classrooms – Ed] improving to a 73% aggregate on the mock

At a ceremony held on Saturday 28 January 2017, Wynberg Boys’ High School was awarded certificates in recognition of the school having achieved a 100% matric pass rate and for having the third-highest number of bachelor passes in the district. This year, five Wynberg matrics were placed in the top 20 in the district as opposed to two last year. They are: Nicholas Moss (3rd), Gideon Boshoff (5th), Martin Killick (9th), Daryn Bright (10th) and Dian Fourie (18th). Subsequent subject re-marks saw Liam Didcott equal the 10th placed Daryn Bright’s results.

Our top six (L – R): N Moss, G Boshoff, M Killick, D Bright, L Didcott, D Fourie

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Overall Results and Statistics Subject

Levels 7 80%+

Average

6 5 4 3 2 70 – 79% 60 – 69% 50 – 59% 40 – 49% 30 – 39%

1 0 – 29%

Nov

Sep

Accounting

20

8

5

4

3

0

0

0

76.95

68

Afrikaans FAL

169

29

31

42

54

11

2

0

65.118

61.355

AP Maths

15

2

2

2

3

4

2

0

56.4

44.875

Economics

59

7

11

21

9

9

2

0

62.932

62.610

EGD

91

29

24

21

11

5

1

0

71.495

71.407

English

178

47

67

55

9

0

0

0

72.944

64.358

Geography

60

5

16

23

10

6

0

0

64.867

67.133

History

68

31

19

13

3

2

0

0

76.015

70.838

Inform tech

27

13

0

5

7

2

0

0

72.148

66.074

Life orientation

179

19

73

72

14

1

0

0

69.659

71.659

Life sciences

70

21

10

18

14

7

0

0

67.543

63.171

Mathematics

165

26

33

31

32

21

15

7

61.212

53.570

Maths literacy

14

4

6

3

1

0

0

0

73.429

60.357

Music

4

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

74.25

73.75

Phys Sciences

121

23

17

23

24

19

12

3

60.587

58.917

Visual Arts

23

10

8

4

1

0

0

0

78.217

70.739

isiXhosa FAL

8

0

3

2

2

1

0

0

64.125

65.5

1 271

275

326

341

197

88

34

10

Totals

60

No. of pupils

Number of candidates

179

Number of matric endorsements

166

Number of conditional endorsements

0

Number of Diploma passes

12

Number of Higher Certificate passes

0

Number of Senior Certificate passes

0

Number of failures

0

Number of no results

1

93% 7%

1%

Number of matric merit endorsements (> = 60% < 80 averages)

118

66%

Number of ‘A’ aggregates (> = 80% averages)

25

14%

Number of subject distinctions (excluding LO and MP3)

254

23%

Number of subject failures (< 30% 2008 onwards)

10

1%

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Individual Results Name

Type of Pass

Subject distinctions

Adamo, Stephen

Bach

Adams (Isaacs), Liam

Bach

Adams, Daniel

Dip

Africa, Keegan

Bach

Accounting, EGD

Alexander, Dylan

Bach

LO, EGD

Alford, Matthew

Bach

English, Maths, EGD, Geography

Alley, Nishaat

Bach

Allie, Abdul-Qayyoom

Bach

Ally, Zaakir

Bach

Almano, Matthew

Bach

Anbeh, Omar

Dip

Ansley, Ross

Bach

Aploon, Zayd

Bach

English, Afrikaans, LO

Armien, Abdul-Hakeem

Bach

Maths, Accounting

Atherton, Richard

Bach

Barker, Patrick

Bach

Beardwood Liam

Bach

Beaver Joshua

Bach

Information Technology

Benjamin, Brandon

Bach

English, Afrikaans, History, Life Sciences

Bennett, Ashley

Bach

Bessick, Cody

Dip

Bey, Mustapha

Dip

Afrikaans

Bing, Oliver

Bach

EGD

Bing, Thomas

Bach

EGD, Information Technology

Boshoff, Gideon

Bach

English, Afrikaans, Maths, EGD, Music, Physical Sciences

Botha, Christiaan

Bach

English, Afrikaans, Maths, EGD, Information Technology, Physical Sciences

Bowers, Jonan

Bach

English

Bresick, David

Bach

English, Visual Arts

Bright, Daryn

Bach

English, Afrikaans, LO, Maths, AP Maths, Accounting, EGD, Physical Sciences

Brosou Bonahora, Felipe

Bach

Visual Arts

Burrow, Shane

Bach

Cannoo, Braden

Bach

Cassells, Matthew

Bach

Cassiem, Nawaaz

Bach

Cay, Keagan

Dip

History

Afrikaans, Maths, EGD, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences Information Technology

English, LO, History English, Afrikaans continued on next page …

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Name

Type of Pass

Subject distinctions

Chames, Gabriel

Bach

English, LO

Cheney, Sean

Bach

English, Afrikaans, LO, Maths, Accounting, History, Physical Sciences

Chigona, Thandizo

Bach

English, History

Coetzee, Gareth

Bach

Coetzee, Tristan

Bach

Coetzer, Dominic

Incomplete

Cox, James

Bach

Dada, Hishaam

Bach

Daniels, Adam

Bach

Daniels, Zubair

Bach

Dawson, James

Bach

English, Maths, History, Life Sciences

De Kock, Dale

Bach

English

De Reuck, Joshua

Bach

English, Economics, Life Sciences

Deschamps, Timothy

Bach

Didcott, Liam

Bach

Dikeni, Jackie

Bach

Dirks, Matthew

Bach

Dlamini, Caiphus

Bach

Doxey, Kyle

Bach

Duncan, Damian

Bach

EGD

Eadie, Brandon

Bach

Mathematical LInformation Technologyeracy, Visual Arts

Ebrahim, Tashreeq

Bach

Egan-Fowler, Daniel

Bach

History

Ekström, Mika

Bach

Afrikaans

Faraday, Nicholas

Bach

Farred, Dylan

Bach

English

Fearon, James

Bach

English

February, Che

Bach

Ford, Austin

Bach

Fourie, Dian

Bach

Fouten, Luke

Bach

Fredericks, Jiyaad

Bach

Gertzen, Tim

Bach

Goertz, Kano

Bach

Hains, Ethan

Bach

Haralambous, Greg

Bach

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English, Afrikaans, LO, Maths, EGD, History, Physical Sciences

Visual Arts

English, Afrikaans, LO, Maths, EGD, Information Technology, Physical Sciences

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Harebottle, Regan

Dip

Harris, Timothy

Bach

Harry, Jodi

Bach

Hartley, Ubaid

Bach

Henriques, Romario

Bach

Hiebner, Jesse

Dip

Hill, Luc

Bach

Hillier, Gareth

Bach

Honeyman, Dale

Bach

Isaacs, Adeeb

Bach

Isaacs, Taahir

Dip

Issa, Pierre

Bach

English, Maths, Information Technology, Visual Arts

Iwegbuna, Chigozie

Bach

Visual Arts

Jacobs, Connor

Bach

English, Afrikaans, Economics, History

Jaffer, Imraan

Bach

Jamieson, Daniel

Bach

History

Joseph, Nathan

Bach

Afrikaans, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences

Kannemeyer, Labib

Dip

Kennedy, Dalziel

Bach

Khan, Ismail

Bach

Afrikaans, Physical Sciences

Kievits, Michael

Bach

English, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences

Kiewietz, Hadley

Bach

Accounting

Killick, Martin

Bach

English, Afrikaans, LO, Maths, Accounting, Geography, Physical Sciences

Kim Kyung

Bach

LO, EGD

Koopman, Kaeb

Bach

EGD

Kopp, Oliver

Bach

Langenhoven, Stefan

Bach

English, Afrikaans, LO, Maths, History, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences

Langridge, Tristan

Bach

History

Le Roux, Reece

Bach

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Lentz ,Kallen

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Lewis, Matthew

Bach

Afrikaans

Lindup, Robin

Bach

English, Maths, EGD, Information Technology, Physical Sciences

Livermore, Kyle

Bach

English, History

Long, Dylan

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Maart, Keegan

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Maasch, Kaden

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Macdonald, Micheil

Bach

Mackintosh, Cameron

Bach

History

Mackintosh, Michael

Bach

LO, History

Madison, Michael

Bach

Maile, James

Bach

Marinovic, Joshua

Bach

Mathew, Stephen

Bach

EGD

Merckel, Ross

Bach

English

Mettler, Temba

Bach

EGD, Life Sciences

Monier, Zafar

Bach

Life Sciences

Moore, Tristan

Bach

Moss, Nicholas

Bach

Muller, James

Bach

Munton, Byron

Bach

Mweli, Mthandazo

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Narshi, Harshik

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Mathematical Literacy, Information Technology

Ngcayisa, Yanga

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English, History

Nicholson, Hayden

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Oaker, Brinlee

Bach

Orrie, Yaseen

Bach

Afrikaans

Paulsen, Daniel

Bach

Afrikaans

Pearson, Maverick

Bach

English, Afrikaans, LO, Maths, EGD, Information Technology

Petersen, Jed

Bach

Petersen, Jonathan

Bach

Philp, Jaryd

Bach

Powell, Josh

Bach

Prevost, Daniel

Bach

English, LO, Mathematical Literacy, Information Technology, Geography, History, Life Sciences

Prytz, Daniel

Bach

Maths, History

Radford, Matthew

Bach

EGD, Life Sciences

Redelinghuys, Michael-John

Bach

Robbertze, Cassie

Bach

English, LO, History, Information Technology, Visual Arts

Ruiters, Kyle

Bach

Information Technology

Samsodien, Ziyaad

Bach

Visual Arts

Samuel, Cameron

Bach

Samuels, Matthew

Bach

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Scholtz, Michael

Bach

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Bach

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Smit, Caleb

Bach

English, Maths, EGD, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences

Smith, Brendon

Bach

Information Technology

Snyders, Jamie

Bach

Maths, EGD, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Visual Arts

Solomons, Daiyaan

Bach

English, Afrikaans, Maths, EGD, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences

Sookoo, Aquil

Bach

Spinas, Dylan

Bach

History

Sproul, Justin

Bach

EGD

Stevens, Joshua

Bach

English, Maths, History, Life Sciences

Steyn, Callum

Bach

History

Taljaard, Francois

Bach

Theunissen, William

Bach

Thomas, Reece

Bach

Afrikaans, History

Tiger, Garron

Bach

English, Afrikaans, EGD, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences

Tinzi, Thandile

Dip

Toefy, Ilyaas

Bach

Tolsma, Richard

Bach

Tromp, Dylan

Bach

Tshiki, Khanya

Bach

Tshingilane, Nhlanhla

Bach

Van Den Berg, Matthew

Bach

Van Der Bijl, Kristiaan

Bach

Van Der Spuy, Dylan

Bach

Van Heerden, Daryn

Bach

Vaughan, Daniel

Bach

Vermeulen, Paul

Bach

Verney, Ross

Bach

Walele, Zubair

Bach

Wannenberg, Dylan

Dip

Watson, Liam

Bach

Wickham, Jonathan

Dip

Williams, Jaide

Bach

Visual Arts

Wilson, Jared

Bach

EGD, Geography

Wood, Tristan

Bach

Maths, EGD, Information Technology, Physical Sciences

Wylie, Justin

Bach

English, LO, Maths, Economics, Information Technology

Zelanga, Sikelela

Bach

History

English, Afrikaans, History English, History English, Maths, Accounting, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences

Afrikaans English, Economics, History English, Information Technology, Life Sciences EGD

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Matric class of 2016

7th row (20): T Ebrahim, R Henriques, A Isaacs, D Vaughan, M Radford, G Hillier, J Petersen, D van der Spuy, K Livermore, C February, Z Daniels, D Paulsen, K Koopman, J Williams, J Beaver, C Smit, I Toefy, K Africa, H Kiewietz, M Mweli 6th row (30): M Bey, S Adamo, B Benjamin, M Madison, R Lindup, N Faraday, A Ford, D Long, A Maschke, M Dirks, R Thomas, H Nicholson, D Honeyman, D Farred, R Harebottle, K Maart, A Bennett, L Adams, D Kennedy, M Pearson, D Tromp, P Vermeulen, K Doxey, N Cassiem, J Bowers, J Cox, E Hains, G Haralambous, O Kopp, J Powell 5th row (28): L Hill, C Jacobs, S Langenhoven, MJ Redelinghuys, M Killick, F Brosou Bonahora, J Harry, G Chames, R Atherton, G Tiger, A Daniels, U Hartley, K Maasch, N Alley, Y Orrie, T Isaacs, I Jaffer, L Fouten, R Merckel, D Wannenberg, R Ansley, D Adams, J Wickham, R le Roux, C Dlamini, Z Monier, T Coetzee, M Lewis 4th row (27): M Kievits, M Alford, F Taljaard, D Jamieson, T Deschamps, S Cheney, J Snyders, L Didcott, J Maile, B Smith, D Bright, J Petersen, D Prevost, L Beardwood, J Fearon, J Wylie, H Dada, S Zelanga, K Lentz, C Steyn, G Coetzee, M MacDonald, R Verney, M Cassells, K Goertz, M Scholtz, D Duncan 3rd row (27): K Tshiki, J Dikeni, O Bing, I Khan, K Ruiters, A Sookoo, C Mackintosh, C Bessick, O Anbeh, C Robbertze, Q Seegers, T Bing, K Kim, S Burrow, T Wood, M Samuels, T Chigona, J de Reuck, M Almano, J Stevens, M van den Berg, N Joseph, J Fredericks, L Kannemeyer, AQ Allie, D Bresick, N Moss, 2nd row (25): M Ekström, T Moore, K van der Bijl, J Wilson, C Botha, J Dawson, T Gertzen, B Eadie, D van Heerden, D Egan-Fowler, S Mathew, Mr J de Waal, G Boshoff, Mr N Eddy, D Fourie, J Philp, R Tolsma, W Theunissen, P Barker, Z Aploon, Y Ngcayisa, D de Kock, D Alexander, T Mettler, D Prytz 1st row (15): C Iwegbuna, M Mackintosh, D Coetzer, L Watson, H Narshi, T Tinzi, B Cannoo, J Muller, Z Samsodien, AH Armien, K Cay, Z Walele, B Munton, D Solomons, N Tshingilane Absent: Z Ally, T Harris, J Hiebner, P Issa, T Langridge, J Marinovic, B Oaker, C Samuel, D Spinas, J Sproul


Prize Giving Our annual Prize Giving for Academic excellence was held on 24 Januaray 2017 in the Clegg Hall. The guest speaker was Wynberg’s 13th Headmaster, Mr Keith Richardson. At the end of the Prize Giving ceremony, special awards were made to Mr Richardson, his wife Pippa and Mrs Cheryl Borchardt, the Chairlady of the Wynberg Ladies’ Association in recognition of their many years of exceptional service to the school.

Address by the Chairman of the Governing Body 2016 was a significant year in the life of Wynberg Boys’ High School. In addition to the normal busy schedule of the school year, we celebrated the 175th anniversary of the founding of the school. Mr Glen Cassells Various events were held to commemorate this milestone, particularly at the commencement of the school year and during Founders’ Week in September. The success of those events was in no small measure due to the selfless efforts and commitment of the staff, parents, Old Boys and learners who volunteered considerable time and energy in support thereof outside of their normal responsibilities. An important benefit of the 175 celebrations has been the even closer bond developed with Wynberg Boys’ Junior School, the Wynberg Old Boys’ Union and with countless individual Old Boys. Another equally important outcome of the 175 celebrations is that it has strengthened our greater school community

through the rekindling of old and the creation of new friendships. A sincere thank you to everyone who contributed towards and/or participated in making 2016 the memorable year it was. A special word of appreciation must be extended to Mr de Waal for the unflustered manner in which he addressed not only the additional responsibilities of the 175 celebrations in his first year as Headmaster of Wynberg Boys’ High School, but also for his pragmatic and levelheaded approach in dealing with the fire that threatened to disrupt the 2016 academic year (the important role played by the school’s executive management team in dealing with the effects of the fire also deserves specific mention). Notwithstanding the additional responsibilities imposed on Mr de Waal by these events, the school flourished under his leadership in 2016. Wynberg Boys’ High School has always prided itself in being a forward-thinking school and it continues to be so. Three current initiatives that are focal areas in the school speak to this, namely, the continued rollout of the Capita Sims information management system (where the school is pioneering its implementation in South Africa), the interactive classroom project (the extent of the rollout has been unintentionally assisted by the effect of the fire) and the cultural integration programme that is the central curriculum for all Life Orientation classes for 2017 (the programme acknowledges our continuing responsibility to develop our community and society to be inclusive of all). Wynberg Boys’ High School once again received a certificate for excellence in academic performance for its Matric 2016 results at the

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NSC Awards Ceremony held at the Premier of the Western Cape’s residence on 12 January 2017. If academic achievement is the yardstick by which the success of the school is ultimately measured, 2016 was undoubtedly a resounding success and the Grade 12s must be applauded for their outstanding achievement. The results are also testament to the efforts and dedication of the academic staff of the school and they too must be applauded for their commitment to the development of the young men of Wynberg Boys’ High School. It is this development of their quality and character that remains the true measure of the success of the school and it is in this regard that most importantly the school continues to meet and exceed our expectations. Just as in 2016, the continued success in 2017 of this wonderful educational institution requires that each one of us contributes positively in time, effort and commitment. Mr Glen Cassells Chairman of the Governing Body

Excerpts of the Address by the Guest Speaker: Mr Keith Richardson Headmaster of Wynberg Boys’ High School 1999 – 2015 Wynberg is of course, first and foremost, a place of learning. Not only learning lessons in Maths, Science Mr Richardson and History – which of course are very important – but also learning lessons of life, lessons of teamwork, lessons of commitment. Like all lessons, you do not learn from receiving full marks. In fact you learn nothing from earning full marks, because you need to make mistakes, you need to fail –

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sometimes – (of course not too often), because then you start planning better and fighting back. You need to lose your wicket in cricket because then you put in the practice to make sure that you never go out like that again. I love telling the story about Harland Sanders. He wasn’t a Wynberg boy, but in time he overcame that drawback in his life. He loved cooking and his family relished his sauce recipe. ‘You should sell this to a restaurant, Dad,’ they used to tell him. So he tried. His tag line to the restaurants was that his sauce was so good, that customers would throw away the chicken. But the local restaurants weren’t as enthusiastic as his family. Neither were the other hundreds of restaurants he took it to. He later claimed he took it to over a thousand restaurants before someone said that they would give it a go. I bet that restaurant never regretted that decision. Colonel Sanders’ KFC recipe has done fairly well since then – and we all agree that the sauce is finger lickin’ good! So that is my theme tonight – the many lessons I have learnt from the boys here over the years. And the first is that the boys at this school, like Harland Sanders, really live by their motto of Supera Moras. I have often told the story from this stage of taking a cricket team to Rondebosch one Saturday morning. When we arrived, their cricket pro. was unlocking the changing rooms. ‘I hate playing Wynberg,’ he said when he saw me. ‘Your boys never know when they are beaten.’ That must be up there with the greatest compliment that I have ever been paid as a member of staff of this school. Wynberg boys today would probably not understand what all the fuss was about. Of course, you are never beaten until the final ball is bowled, the final whistle has blown, the invigilator of the exam


has said, ‘Pens down.’ There are many who say that this is arguably the most important attribute which you can learn at school. Humour is essential to humanity. The ability to laugh at ourselves – and especially with others, as opposed to at others – is something very special about Wynberg. My wife never properly understood Wynberg humour and would look at me blankly when I came home reciting the story of what some boy had said or done. ‘It must be a boy thing,’ she would say. I remember chatting to a matric boy during his final exams and asking him whether he was ready for the Life Sciences exam coming up in a few days. ‘For sure, Sir,’ he said. ‘I am sleeping with my text book under my pillow at night and letting the information waft through my ear into my brain while I am sleeping.’ I won’t swear to it, but I am fairly sure he was joking … All boys who write exams in this hall know that talking, once you enter the hall, is verboten. One year in the final matric exams, I was standing down here, the hall was dead quiet, and the invigilators were ready to hand out the scripts when suddenly, horror of horrors, a boy pushed back his chair and went to ask a question of the boy in front of him. I was speechless. I resorted to the ridiculous, but universal question asked by all parents and all teachers: ‘What? What do you think you are doing?’ What a stupid question. It was very obvious what he was doing – he was asking a question of his mate with a matric exam about to start. ‘Sorry, Sir, I was just asking him what exam we are writing today …’ I won’t swear to it, but I am fairly sure he was joking … I really miss the humour of Wynberg boys. I miss the repartee in the classroom; I miss the ridiculous excuses in my office ‘Sir! Mrs So ’n So is very unfair, Sir. I wasn’t even talking to anyone – just talking to myself and she overheard me’. And then there was the boy who passed by

my office with his arm in a sling. ‘How did you do that?’ I asked him. ‘Skateboard, Sir,’ was the sheepish reply. ‘Whew. That must have been sore.’ His reply? ‘Well, not as sore as the time I accidentally stapled my tongue to the desk in the classroom!’ Only a boy. Dare I say, only a boy at Wynberg … And I know that he was not joking! I miss the chatter and banter on the banks at rugby matches; I miss chatting to the matrics in their quad at breaks on how they are going to solve the problems of the world; I miss laughing while watching boys from the corridor windows outside my office. I then realised that universal truth that boys cannot tell stories to their mates without gesticulating, shouting, making faces, even dancing. Invariably, one of their mates would see me watching and, hissing, point up to the window whereupon the carefree actor glances up and reverts back to being a demur boy again. For a moment in time, we all shared his real personality – and loved it. Those moments in time, whether they have been in the classroom, on stage, up the mountain on the Grade 8 hike, at the Cederberg camp, or on the sports field – these are what has made this school so special. So … Wynberg has shown me the importance of Resilience (or Supera Moras) and the value of Humour. What other lessons have there been for me? This school has taught me the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people. Positivity is infectious, it gives you air underneath your wings. It makes you want to try more … Do more … Experiment more … It makes you stronger in coping with disappointments. I am eternally grateful to the many positive teachers, members of the Governing Body, thousands of boys and Old Boys who inspired and motivated me by their ongoing energy.

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I remember once when the son of a staff member – sitting on stage now – did particularly well in his first term report of Grade 9 and his report showed that he had come second in the grade. The boy obviously showed his mother his report in the car and she came straight into my office shedding tears of pride. ‘He has never done as well as this – at Sweet Valley or Wynberg,’ she said, shaking her head in disbelief. ‘I am not surprised,’ I replied. ‘It is because he has chosen himself good friends. They are high energy friends who expect much from themselves. It has rubbed off on him. Now look at the result.’ Well, his journey of positivity is continuing. He is now lecturing at Stellenbosch University and will shortly be awarded a PhD. I am sure Mr de Waal, that you are just as proud of Klein Jan today. Graeme Watkins taught me my next lesson – the importance, and value, of taking opportunities. Since leaving Wynberg, Graeme has done hugely well on TV, on Idols and in producing his own records. What changed him was Jacques Kallis. Jacques came back one year to speak to the school assembly and Graeme, who was not a cricketer, he was certainly not an academic, or in fact interested in anything, was slouching in his chair  …  somewhere over there … wondering how long Jacques would carry on because he could smell the lunch coming from the tuckshop. Trying to distract himself from the odours from the tuckshop, he thought to himself: ‘I wonder if the school will ever ask ME to come back and speak?’ Later that day, he was back in his usual afternoon detention slot and he was sent to sweep and clean up backstage. At the same time, the boys were rehearsing for the musical Guys and Dolls. Leaning on his broom, he was fascinated by the singing and he said to himself, ‘I would like to try that …’ He tentatively went to broach the subject

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with Mr Botha who was all too well aware of his reputation. ‘You! Definitely not.’ He nagged and nagged until Mr Botha gave way and allowed him to sing in the chorus. The rest is history. After Graeme had achieved his wish and he had duly been invited back years later to his old school to speak from stage, he told the story about Jacques Kallis’ speech. He said that it was evident that Jacques always had a vision and was prepared to commit himself to achieving it. Graeme was depressed because he had no vision – well  … beyond staying out of detention that is – and he was not particularly successful at that. Once he decided that singing and music was his future, he said he took an immense amount of flak from his peers – I nearly said friends – who teased him unmercifully for this new-found enthusiasm. After all, no loser likes to see someone else succeeding. So he learnt a valuable lesson – success depends on taking opportunities and refusing to listen to negativity. When a teacher, or a coach, or a parent, or your best friend says that you cannot do something, just remind yourself that he has left out one vital word: ‘Yet’. You can’t run that time in the 1 500 metres – yet. You don’t understand Maths – yet. You can’t play the saxophone – yet. Those are the four things I have learnt at Wynberg – the importance of Supera Moras, humour, positivity, taking opportunities. Bear with me, I have two more. We pushed the importance of curiosity hard over the years – a willingness to learn all the time. ‘Have you asked a good question today?’ is something that I stressed to my Grade 8s in my Ethics classes. I read about a recent university overseas graduate who said that he had had only 45 minutes of real learning in his entire school career. That was in Grade 9 when he had a history teacher who gave them all the facts on a topic


plus extensive notes and then said that there would be a test in a day or two. This chap, being diligent, learnt all the notes he had been given, wrote the test and was distraught when his test mark came back as a fail. ‘But, Sir,’ he stammered,’ I wrote all you told us.’ ‘Who said what I told you was correct? Why did you not question any of it? Why did you not check the facts?’ That is real education. The rest is schooling. Ten years ago, Lexus car factory in America employed 1 200 people. Today, they are producing the same number of cars and employing … 12 people on the factory floor. The world now needs thinkers. Thinkers who ask questions. Thinkers who embrace technology. And the last (and most important of all) lesson that Wynberg has taught me is that it IS possible for this country to work. To witness Wynberg boys accept diversity and to support it … by learning together … by socialising together … by debating issues together … is very special. And it IS special because in the fullness of time, through the skills they have learnt at this school, Wynberg boys have all the attributes to make significant and worthwhile contributions to this country in a wide variety of areas. Nearly twenty years ago, when I first took over as Headmaster of Wynberg, the Governing Body agreed to engage the services of a Marketing Research company. Their task was to find out from parents, Old Boys, teachers and pupils what they wanted from this school. The response of parents was unanimous. They wanted their sons to be happy. Wanting their sons to achieve their potential, came second in parental rankings. Old Boys and teachers both came up with their number one point which, interestingly enough, was the same: To give the best possible holistic education, incorporating classroom,

sports field and cultural activities. I know that you are dying to hear what the boys put down as their number one. Their eventual number one point will come as no surprise to those of us who work with boys and that was: To achieve sporting prowess, preferably at South Africa level. And they weren’t joking. I suspect that most parents would give the same response if polled today – we all want our sons to be happy and to realise their potential. However, I read about a similar poll which was done recently at another school. The top two parental answers point to an interesting shift in our world. Two top parental wishes? We want our children to embrace diversity, to be tolerant and accepting of differences. The second point: To develop the skills for life after school. Wow. Our universities could use students like these. Isn’t Wynberg ideally placed for this? There is an increasing need to be producing young men capable of firstly understanding and then contributing to the world. Wynberg must be more than a school of excellence, it must be a school of influence in our South African society which turns out boys of character who want to make a difference. I am hugely proud of my years at Wynberg. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here with positive young men who had a peculiar and unique sense of humour; who never gave up; who took all opportunities on offer in all four pillars of school life; who were tolerant of those who are different and who genuinely embraced diversity – and the verb embrace is important in this context. You can only embrace something if you are truly committed. I have a list in my files of the Ten Features of a World Class School. I won’t bore you with all ten – except for two:

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1. Every item of research in the world, in any community, in any school, in any economy, says the same: Schools that insist on high standards, return the best results. To prove this, let me tell you about Marvin Rangaoga who came from a rural village in Limpopo and attended a Limpopo School. He reached matric as a progressed learner – i.e. the real reason he was there was because no pupil in a South African school is allowed to remain in the same grade twice. History shows us that it is difficult for a progressed learner to do well in matric. I happen to know Marvin’s Principal. He tells me that it was fortunate that a young passionate teacher, called Isai Matanda arrived at the school and took the matric accounting class. You can tell where this is going. This teacher wouldn’t accept anything but the best from every single pupil and pushed them not only in accounting, but gave them a positive approach to all their subjects. The matric accounting average for this school was 72%, eight of the class

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returned A’s and Marvin came top in the country with 100%. He is going to Wits this month to study to be a Chartered Accountant. I, along with thousands of others, have now visited Marvin’s Facebook page. There he has written: Never let a village child stay at home and then further on: Everything begins with the heart. This gets me thinking why should the Wynberg Pass not be 70% … After all, it all begins with the heart. 2. The second feature of a World Class school which I wish to bring to your attention is when all stakeholders – teachers, parents, pupils and old boys – feel an emotional attachment to the school. Judging by the feeling and emotion with which Wynberg matrics ring the bell at their Valedictory Service, this school is right up there as a World Class School. Like you, I regard it as a privilege to have been part of Wynberg – albeit for a short moment of time in the 176 year history of this school.


Awards Grade 8 Merit Certificate and Silver Tie Isa Ahmed, Gyeong-Tae Bang, Furqan Booley, Adam Budge, Justin Cheney, Uzayr Chilwan, Christopher Cresswell, Ikraam Daniels, Daniel Denton, Jayden Dickson, Wafeeq Francis, Keanu Gelderblom, Noel Glintenkamp, Jared Godfrey, Aiden Harris, Montgomery Hawkins, Ewan James, Joshua Johnston, Azhar Kadwa, Cian Kennedy, Joshua Lawrence, Zayd Louw, Uzayr Monier, Daniel Osler, Ayoub Rawoot, Mikhail Vallie, Michael van Schalkwyk

Merit Certificate and Gold Tie Seth Carstens, Rameez Davids, Yashveer Ramklass

Subject certificate for Creative Arts; Merit; Silver tie Yas’aa Davids Subject certificate for Economics Management Sciences; Merit; Silver tie Jared Jutzen Subject certificate for Afrikaans; Merit; Gold tie Mu’aaz Kasker Subject certificate for Creative Arts; Merit; Gold tie Yusuf Kathrada Subject certificate for Economics Management Sciences; Merit; Gold tie  Jed Mouton Subject certificate for isiXhosa; Merit; Silver tie Thulani Nqakala

Mendel Kaplan Grade Awards

3rd in Grade 8 Merit Certificate, Silver/Gold Tie and Subject Certificate

Merit; Gold tie

Subject certificate for History; erit; Gold tie Michael Buckingham

Merit; Gold tie

Reyaaz Martin

2nd in Grade 8 Nick de Jager

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1st in Grade 8 Merit; Gold tie; Subject certificates in English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Geography  Tomas Cupido

Subject certificates for Creative Arts, Technology, and Geography; Merit; Gold tie  Mathew Brougham-Cook Subject certificate for Geography; Merit; Silver tie Jason Harrison Subject certificate for Natural Sciences; Merit; Gold tie Trentin Petersen Subject certificate for isiXhosa; Merit; Gold tie Kamvalethu Sabela

Top 3 in Grade 8 (L – R): R Martin (3rd), N de Jager (2nd), Tomas Cupido (1st)

Mendel Kaplan Grade Awards

Grade 9

3rd in Grade 9

Merit Certificate and Silver Tie Luke Altmann, Adam Barnard, Reece Brice, Andrew Brink, Seth Dantu, Cullen de Villiers, Yaseen Dhansay, Fayyaz Ebrahim, Campbell Egan-Fowler, Tebogo Faas, Gabriel Flint, Lee Gibbs, Matthew Gie, Wesley Grenfell, Matthew Harris, Timothy Hoenson, Jordan Isaacs, Matthew James, Caleb Lawrence, Ra’eez Maidien, Liam Manshon, Danyaal Marlie, Imad-Al-Din Marques, Finn Massari, Izak McDowell, Ndiphiwe Mentoor, Seth Meyer, Haaroun Mohamed, Phillip Mouton, Kavish Narshi, Justin O’Connor, Daanyaal Pearce, Elijah Pearson, Luke Pulford, Tristan Rainbow, Kyler Rienderhoff, Jack Rutherford, Imtiyaaz Samaai, Yaseen Samodien, Daniel Skea, Ryan Thompson, Caleb Valerga, Adrian van Dam, Caleb Vincent

Merit Certificate and Gold Tie Joshua Biddlecombe, Thomas Faustmann, Daniel Harrison, Stephen McCallum, Luke Meyer, Malcolm Scarrott, Dillon Sibanda

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Merit; Gold tie

Alexander Stempels

2nd in Grade 9 Merit; Gold tie; Subject certificates for English, EMS, and Natural Sciences Bradley Buchanan

1st in Grade 9 Merit; Gold tie; Subject certificates for Afrikaans, Mathematics, and History Ben van Huyssteen

Top 3 in Grade 9 (L – R): B Buchanan (2nd), B van Huyssteen (1st), A Stempels (3rd)


Grade 10 Subject Distinctions Dylan Adams (EGD), Sasha Amor (Visual Arts), Liam Beattie (IT), James Bowden (EGD), Skumbuzo De La Hunt (IT), Samuel Dudley (IT), Michael Frieslaar (EGD), Rayhaan Harnekar (Accounting), Jordan Herbert (EGD), Husain Jaffer (Mathematics), Matthew Kelly (History), Xiangyiming Kong (EGD), Seth Lancaster (IT), Reece Leverzencie (Visual Arts), Liam Lotz (EGD), Luke Marais (EGD), Dante Marinus (EGD), Joshua Mitchell (English), Nathan Moore (EGD), Ziyaan Price (EGD), Liam Roelofse (EGD), Khaalid Saliem (IT), Aiden Schram (EGD), Andrew Skippers (IT), Cameron Slade (EGD), Ryan Sproul (EGD), Trent Stanley (EGD), Matthew van Harten (English, EGD), Kelvin van Hoff (IT), Tristan Wigley (EGD), Thomas Wright (IT)

Subject Distinctions and Subject Prizes Subject distinction in EGD; Prize for isiXhosa  Anele Dyan Subject distinction in History; Prize for History  Gerrard Damons Subject distinction in Afrikaans; Prize for Afrikaans Keagan Marx

Merit Certificate Aadam Manan, Lifalakhe Nqubelani

Subject Distinctions and Merit Certificate Caeden Bredeveldt (Accounting and IT), Allen Chambers (EGD), Matthew Fortuin (EGD and IT), Bevan Gouws (EGD), Kevin Harris (EGD),

Michael Hill (History), Tyler McClure (EGD), Jonothan O’Callaghan (Mathematics, Accounting, and Physical Sciences), Mark Opedun (Economics and Visual Arts), Riaz Paleker (Accounting and History), Ayrton Pask (Mathematics, Accounting and IT), Justin Powell (History), Jarrod Price (Accounting, IT and Physical Sciences), Meshai Ranchod (EGD), Ethan Robbertze (IT), Joel Seboa (History and IT), Michael-John Taft (History), Adrian Taylor (Afrikaans and IT), Thaakir Toefy (Life Sciences), Jason Uhuaba (Mathematics, EGD and IT), Luke van Wyk (History), Conrad Vermeulen (EGD and IT), Devon Westwood (Accounting, Economics, and History), Dylan Wiesner (EGD and IT)

Subject Distinctions and/or Subject Prize and Merit Certificate Subject distinction in Visual Arts; Prize for Visual Arts; and Merit Tristan Cooke Subject distinctions in EGD and IT; Prize for Information Technology; and Merit Owen Franke Subject distinctions in Geography; Prize for Geography; and Merit Grant Leslie Subject distinctions in EGD and IT; Prize for Information Technology; and Merit Jiven Moodley Subject distinctions in English; Prize for Music; and Merit Gareth Randall

Subject Distinctions and/or Prizes, Merit Certificate, Colours/Blues Distinctions in Economics, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences; Prize for Economics; Merit and Colours Sebastian Balman Distinctions in Mathematics, EGD, and Physical Sciences; Prize for EGD; Merit and Colours Liam Hermanus

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Distinctions in Mathematics, Accounting, andâ&#x20AC;ŻLife Sciences; Merit and Colours  Matthew Thompson

Subject Distinctions and Subject Prize Subject distinction in Visual Arts; Prize for Visual Arts

Cole Rooy

Edward Wise Grade Awards

3rd in Grade 10 Distinctions in English, Economics, and IT; Davidowitz Prize for English and Prize for IT; Merit and Colours Grant Kantor

Ayaad Bailey, Brett Davids, Rogan Wiget-Beattie

2nd in Grade 10

Jaiden Allen (EGD), Cameron Bowes (Economics), Ighlaas Carlie (English, Afrikaans and History), Joshua Hill (English and Afrikaans), Chase Lourens (History), Grant Martin (Afrikaans and Economics), Aidan Mulholland (EGD), Daniel Park (EGD and IT), Tashreeq Parker (EGD)

Distinctions in Afrikaans, Mathematics, Accounting, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences; Prizes for Accounting and Life Sciences; Merit and Colours Kyle Lamb

1st in Grade 10 Distinctions in English, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, Accounting, IT, and Physical Sciences; Prizes for Mathematics, AP Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Merit and Colours Coleridge Faraday

Grade 11 Subject Prize Abenathi Botha (isiXhosa)

Subject Distinctions Rivaldo Alves (English and Geography), Matthew Bell (History), Liam Berry (IT), Shaneal Cruywagen (Afrikaans), Joshua Daniels (IT), Liam Fellowes (IT), Nicholas James (EGD), St John Land (EGD and Visual Arts), Cedric Landers (Mathematics and EGD), Connor Munro (EGD), Zachery Preyser (EGD), Tyrin Stocken (EGD), Ryan Store (English and IT)

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Subject Distinctions and Merit Certificate

Subject Distinctions and/or Prizes, Merit, Blues or Colours Awards Subject distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, History, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences; Merit and Honours  Tajudien Badroodien Subject distinctions in Economics and IT; Merit and Colours Aidan James Bailey Subject distinctions in Mathematics, EGD, and History; Merit and Blues Ayanda Beyile Subject distinctions in Afrikaans and History; Merit and Colours Aslam Bezuidenhout Subject distinctions in Economics, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences; Merit and Colours Christopher Farquhar Subject distinctions in EGD and Life Sciences; Merit and Colours Ryan Gedult Subject distinctions in Mathematics, EGD, and IT; Merit and Colours Calvin Gibbs Subject distinction in EGD;


Merit and Colours Matthew Green Subject distinctions in Mathematics and EGD; Merit and Colours Callen Heynes Subject distinctions in Accounting and IT; Merit and Colours Shuaib Jacobs Subject distinctions in Afrikaans, Mathematics, Accounting, EGD, and Physical Sciences; Prize for Accounting; Merit and Blues Michael Jones Subject distinctions in English, Mathematics, Accounting, EGD, and Physical Sciences; Merit and Blues Kristopher Kruger Subject distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Geography, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences; Prize for Geography; Merit and Honours Spencer Luck Subject distinctions in Economics, History, and Physical Sciences; Merit and Colours  Liam Madison Subject distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, History, Life Sciences; Merit and Blues Ilyaas Manan Subject distinctions in Accounting, IT, and Physical Sciences; Merit and Colours  Thiyagan Marimuthu Subject distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, EGD, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences; Prizes for Afrikaans and Life Sciences; Merit and Honours Dàniyal Matthews Subject distinctions in Afrikaans, EGD, and History; Merit and Colours Ewin Michael Subject distinctions in Afrikaans, Maths, Accounting, IT, Physical Sciences; Merit and Blues David Mills Subject distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Geography, and Life Sciences; Merit and Blues Riaz Orrie Subject distinctions in Mathematics, EGD, and History; Merit and Colours Daniel Petersen Subject prize for Music; Merit and Colours  Siyawabuka Sineke

Subject distinctions in Mathematics and Economics; Merit and Colours Tomas Spolander Subject distinctions in Afrikaans, History, Life Sciences; Prize for Afrikaans; Merit and Blues Brandon Taylor Subject distinctions in EGD and IT; Merit and Colours Matthew Thorburn Subject distinction in IT; Merit and Colours Jacques van Wyk Subject distinctions in Economics and History; Merit and Colours Karl Vermeulen Subject distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Economics, History, and Physical Sciences; Prize for History; Merit and Honours Vincent Warrin

Edward Wise Grade Awards

Top 3 in Grade 11 (L – R): N van der Westhuyzen (3rd), N Wylie (1st), M Deglon (2nd)

3rd in Grade 11 Subject distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, EGD, Geography, and Physical Sciences; Merit and Honours  Nathan van der Westhuyzen

2nd in Grade 11 Subject distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, Accounting, EGD, and Physical Sciences; Prizes in AP Mathematics and EGD; Merit and Honours  Matthew Deglon

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1st in Grade 11 Subject distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Economics, IT, and Physical Sciences; Prizes in English, Mathematics, Economics, IT, and Physical Sciences; Merit and Honours Nathan Wylie

Grade 12 Colours Awards

Top Twenty in the Metropole South District of the Western Cape 3rd – Nicholas Moss 5th – Gideon Boshoff 9th – Martin Killick 10th – Daryn Bright 18th – Dian Fourie

Supera Moras Awards

Keegan Africa, Zayd Aploon, Abdul-Hakeem Abdul, Brandon Benjamin, Oliver Bing, Thandizo Chigona, Adam Daniels, Romario Henriques, Ismail Khan, Kaeb Koopman, Temba Mettler, Zafar Monier, Yanga Ngcayisa, Daniel Prytz, Ziyaad Samsodien, Dylan Tromp, Paul Vermeulen

Silver Awards (Grade in brackets)

Blues Awards

Malcolm Scarrott, Riaz Orrie

Yusuf Kathrada (8), Matthew James (9), Ethan Robbertze (10), Jarrod Price (10), Ayanda Beyile

Gold Awards

Matthew Alford, Thomas Bing, James Dawson, Joshua de Reuck, Luc Hill, Pierre Issa, ConnorJacobs, Nathan Joseph, Michael Kievits, Daniel Prevost, Matthew Radford, Cassie Robbertze, Matthew Samuels, Jamie Snyders, Joshua Stevens, Ilyaas Toefy, Zubair Walele, Jared Wilson, Justin Wylie

Honours Awards

Grade 12: Academic Honours (L – R): Garron Tiger, Daiyaan Solomons, Caleb Smit, Maverick Pearson, Nicholas Moss, Robin Lindup, Stefan Langenhoven, Martin Killick

Abdul-Qayyoom Allie, Gideon Boshoff, Christiaan Botha, Daryn Bright, Sean Cheney, Liam Didcott, Dian Fourie, Timothy Gertzen, Martin Killick, Stefan Langenhoven, Robin Lindup, Nicholas Moss, Maverick Pearson, Caleb Smit, Daiyaan Solomons, Garron Tiger, Nhlanhla Tshingilane, Tristan Wood Grade 12: Academic Honours (L – R): T Gertzen, D Fourie, L Didcott, D Bright, G Boshoff, AQ Allie

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Special Awards and Bursaries

Siya Sineke

Epworth Music Society Prize

Old Boys’ Mathematics Prize

This boy is involved in virtually every aspect of the school’s Music.  Siyawabuka Sineke

This boy earned a Gold medal in the UCT Maths Competition, and was placed third in the province in Grade 11. Matthew Deglon

Matthew Deglon



Forbes Smith Trophy Awarded to the winning House in the Inter-house Singing Competition.  Littlewood Bevan Prize for English Reading  Nathan Wylie English Reading Prize (Junior)  Bradley Buchanan English Writing Competition (Junior)  Ben van Huyssteen Best Speaker Prize (Junior)  Wesley Grenfell

Smyly Trophy

Donald Simons Award Awarded to the Grade 10 pupil who has shown the most improvement over his academic Inga Halu performances in previous years. This young man moved up 52 grade places and improved by 6% overall.  Inga Halu

Stan Jones Prize

Awarded for the best Science project at the annual Wynberg Science Expo. These boys did a project on Sustainable development, recycling and recycling materials, called The Cool Factor.  Nathan Wylie and  Vincent Warrin

Labia Prize Awarded for an excellent history project. For producing an original, thoroughly insightful and Justin Powell superbly illustrated Grade 10 research assignment documenting his ancestry within the context of South African and word history. Justin Powell

Awarded to the Grade 11 pupil who has shown the most improvement over his performances in Cameron Bowes previous years at school activities. Academically this boy has improved from 87th in the grade in Grade 9 to 35th in the grade at the end of Grade 11. He has become a prefect and a first team rugby player, and is part of the WP training squad. He has also become more involved in Lorie service drives.  Cameron Bowes

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Alf Morris Award Awarded to a Grade 11 boy, preferably the son of an Old Boy, who is an all-rounder. This boy is one Kristopher Kruger of our top academics, earning 5 distinctions; a House Prefect who has the support of his peers; a good communicator; loyal to the school and its traditions; is very involved on the sports field doing Athletics and Cross Country; is part of the Debating squad and also Capstone.  Kristopher Kruger

Fine Family Bursary An award to honour Azriel Fine (Wynberg Head Boy 1940) and his sons Nicholas (Head Boy 1971) and Derrick (Head Boy 1976) by supporting a student to complete his studies at Wynberg. This student is a fine example of a hard working Wynberg man who lives out our values on a daily basis.  Luthando Woji

Anthony Morris Prize Awarded to the Grade 8 pupil who has shown the most loyalty to the school by his participation in Nick de Jager school activities. The award goes to an extremely involved young man who has thrown himself, heart and soul, into the life of Wynberg. He is part of the Concert Band playing both saxophone and flute. He is a top academic, having been placed in the top 3 of his grade. He plays Hockey in winter and Athletics in summer and has represented WP at A team level in both sports.  Nick de Jager

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David Levitt Memorial Trophy Awarded to the Grade 10 pupil who was an inspiration to all his fellow students. One of our top Ethan Robbertze all-rounders who has specialised in service to the school: Academically this boy has represented the school in the UCT Maths Competition; plays first team Hockey and has made the WP U16A team; Culturally he is part of the Choir, the Pipe Band and was involved in the Inter-house plays; on the Service front he was involved in Hockey Umpiring every Saturday at a level which earned him Blues.  Ethan Robbertze


Scrolls of Honour Scrolls of Honour are presented to members of the Wynberg Boys’ High School community who have given exceptional service to the School. The wording on the scroll reads as follows: “Wynberg Boys’ High School honours you for the exceptional interest and valued service you have devoted to our school which has been much enriched by your contribution.” This year, the award has been made to three very worthy members of the Wynberg community.

Keith Richardson – Dedication to Wynberg Throughout his time here, Keith worked tirelessly and devotedly to serving the interests of others. Since becoming the Headmaster of Wynberg he has lived his belief that this school should be a home for any and every boy who chooses to attend it – that it must be a truly South African school where all boys from all walks of life feel comfortable. Over the last decade and a half, where he has been able to affect meaningful changes he has determined to make changes which are longlasting and meaningful – laying a solid foundation for those who would follow him. The school has become a boy-friendly place – through the introduction of many visionary systems, the most significant being the House and Tutor system. The Four Pillars of Wynberg were given real substance through the creation of Directors whose mandate was to grow and

strengthen each of the four key aspects of the school – Academic, Culture, Service and Sport. Keith has also changed the way in which leadership at the school operates. Our prefect system has taken on a servant-leader flavour where prefects now see themselves as heads of portfolios with a duty to ensure that their area of responsibility thrives. He has developed these boys into 21st century leaders. He took a personal interest in every boy at the school and many of those who have passed through its doors. He is probably the only headmaster who knew the name of every single boy at his school. He watched every sports match on the weekend and attended every musical performance and play production. He has secured funding for many boys who cannot afford to attend Wynberg, and has also created so much goodwill that he has also secured generous sponsorship for specific projects along the way.

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The paintings of Wynberg scenes by Jill Fearon which were presented to Mr & Mrs Richardson

Pippa Richardson Behind every good man, is a good woman. And this can certainly be said of Pippa, wife of our former Headmaster, Keith Richardson. Pippa’s love for Wynberg and the Wynberg Community was very evident in all her dealings with both the School and its people over the 21 years in which she was involved. She followed and upheld the

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ethos and traditions with pride and loyalty, always going the extra mile in everything she undertook. She will be remembered for her warm, engaging interaction with not only the staff, boys and parents but also the wider Wynberg community – she had time to share with everyone. Her love, care, support and kindness were appreciated by all who had the pleasure to meet her. Pippa always made the effort to make people feel welcome and valued, and would often seek out new parents, visitors or invited guests to have a kind word with them and show them the friendship of Wynberg. Her empathy and understanding of circumstances made her someone many people would seek out to share their experiences with. And her warm Wynberg hugs were always welcomed!


She was also well-liked and respected by the staff and boys and would offer assistance or a word of advice where needed. She was often at the School with Storm and Sandy, their beloved dogs, and would love to walk on the fields, enjoying the magnificent setting of the grounds with the mountains as the backdrop. She was actively involved in the Ladies’ Association, always warmly welcoming the Ladies into her home and providing support and guidance to the Committee. Her willingness to assist in all areas in which the Committee is involved and her warmth and friendship, have always been valued by the Ladies. Being an integral part of the Wynberg family was a privilege Pippa valued and we know she misses the Wynberg which she and Keith both love so much. We are all the richer for the time we have shared with Pippa and wish her well as together she and Keith enjoy the next stage of life’s journey.

Cheryl Borchardt When families, friends and visitors attend an event at Wynberg Boys’ High, they are greeted with a warm and welcoming hospitality. The school is known for its friendly Wynberg Way and Cheryl Borchardt is the quiet leader who makes it all come together.

Mrs Cheryl Borchardt is congratulated by Deputy Headmaster, Mr Larry Moser

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Without making a fuss or calling any attention to herself, this is the fifth year in which Cheryl is leading a team of Wynberg mothers who host events at the school. Through patient direction, Cheryl sets the standards and encourages the members of her team to deliver excellent service – even when surprises might crop up along the way. Cheryl, thank you for believing in the Wynberg Brand and for building value into every single activity that you have done for this school – in your position as Chairperson of the Ladies’ Association and in the many years before that when you were one of the team.

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Your ability to work with people across the spectrum, your disarming charm and your quiet, but formidable strength have been enormous support for the executive management of this school through the last few pivotal years. We salute you for your ability to see the needs and rise to the occasion. On behalf of the Governing Body, Executive Management, Staff, every Wynberg Man, every visitor, friendly rival and member of the Wynberg Family who has passed this way – thank you.


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Scene from our 2016 production, Our Country’s Good

Culture Pillar


There is something for everyone to enjoy at Wynberg

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Overview Head of Culture: Ms Sue Lindsay Cultural Prefect: Cassie Robbertze The 175th year of Wynberg Boys’ High School’s existence was celebrated in fine style by the Cultural Pillar. A series of Boutique Concerts was held during the course of the year to showcase the talents of the Concert, Steel and Jazz Bands, as well as the Vocalists. At each of these concerts, past pupils were invited to participate. Their participation lifted the standard of the performances, as many of these young men are currently studying music at tertiary institutions or are professional musicians. In addition to these concerts, we also held the traditional Sunset Concert in the final term of the year and three nights of the increasingly popular Concert in the Quad. The highlight of the year was undoubtedly the major musical concert, aptly entitled From an Acorn to an Oak Tree, directed by Keenan Oliphant and performed on three nights at Wynberg Boys’ Junior School during Founders’ week. Performers were boys from Wynberg Boys’

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Junior and High Schools as well as past pupils. This meant that there were approximately two hundred singers and a very large orchestra. Rehearsals started early in the year under the tutelage of very committed music teachers. The boys’ hard work, passion and talent resulted in an unforgettable trip down memory lane during which the fascinating history of education at Wynberg was depicted. Our thanks to Warwick Wealth for their generous sponsorship towards this production. Drama featured significantly in the years’ festivities. The Major Production, “Our Country’s Good” by Timberlake Wertenbaker, was directed by Keenan Oliphant. This was an ambitious play for schoolchildren to perform, but the performance, after many hours of intense rehearsals, was of a very high standard. Penny Glover, the long-standing Drama teacher at Wynberg Girls’ High School, summed up this production well when she exclaimed, with tears in her eyes, “That was extraordinary!” The Wynberg Boys’ Acting Society (WBBA), which


also includes girls from our sister school, once again participated in the National Schools’ Shakespeare Festival. This time they chose Hamlet. Mrs Marrier d’Unienville and Ewin Michael rewrote the script. This resulted in a very different yet enthralling version of the play and was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. Societies continue to flourish. They cater for a wide variety of interests and are run predominantly by interested boys. This year the Art Society, headed by Cassie Robbertze, won the trophy for the “Best Run Society” as they had had numerous workshops and assisted with the set for the Major Production. Several boys had been involved in creating the magnificent bronze frieze which now hangs in the foyer. Other top societies which meet regularly are Chess, Capstone and the African and Gaming Societies. Time was also created during the year for mass participation by boys in delightful evenings of Inter-House singing and plays. Once again boys received predominantly Diploma awards at the Cape Town Eisteddfod in the Music and Drama categories, showing that we rank with the best schools in the Western Cape. Our matric Art exhibition in the Clegg Hall was of a high standard this year. Past pupils

supported the event and displayed some of their own work at Kaplan House, in line with other 175th celebrations. I would like to pay tribute to The Nussbaum Foundation which donated a substantial amount of money to upgrade aspects of the Alf Morris Music Centre. Part of the money was spent on upgrading the sound and lighting in the Nussbaum Theatre. The balance will see a wheel chair ramp being built and the outdated ablution facilities improved. Part of the sports change room will be converted into a much needed store room for steel band instruments. These changes are due to be completed early in 2017. It has been a privilege to be the Director of Culture for the past ten years. The job is rather like being the conductor of an orchestra. To the beat of the Principal’s drum, the orchestra is made up of musicians and actors, staff and pupils, parents, the Ladies’ Association, the Marketing team, the Cultural committee, support staff, the financial manager…etc., all needing to play in unison. My heartfelt thanks to all these people who have worked with such passion and professionalism. I hope and trust that with Julian Taylor and Siya Sineke at the helm, the Cultural Pillar will continue to flourish in 2017. Sue Lindsay

The spectacular 175 musical presentation, From an Acorn to an Oak Tree

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African Society Teacher-in-charge: Ms Bulelwa Mhlomi Head of Society: Abenathi Botha

(L – R): Cassie Robbertze, Ms Mhlomi, Siya Sineke and Ms Lindsay

The South African Youth Choir

The society’s annual Cultural Evening was definitely one for the books. Our two invited guests, the Better Life Aftercare Programme and the South African Choir, joined the eight participating schools to present a wonderful evening of singing and dancing, which set a very high standard of performance for future cultural evenings. The guest speaker, Craig Makhosi Charnok, gave a moving talk about embracing diversity. Wynberg’s MCs for the evening, Anda Mlungu and Alex Diarra, kept the crowd excited and performances from groups like the Wynberg African Society’s Gumboot Dancers had the audience on the edge of their seats. The evening really showcased Wynberg’s diversity. The school continues to grow and we continue to educate one another about our own cultures. Our thanks go to Ms Bulelwa Mhlomi for her hard work in putting this event together.

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Art Society Teachers-in-charge: Mrs Mandy Colman and Ms Laura-Jo Diedericks Head of Society: Cassie Robbertze

Winner of the Abbott Trophy for the Best Run Society This year has been a busy one with the 175th Anniversary presenting many opportunities for the Art Society to create new and exciting art. We started off the year by continuing with last year’s huge 175 Frieze. This sculpture, now cast in bronze, has probably involved more man hours than any other school society project. Upon completion, the frieze was mounted in the foyer of the Clegg Hall and was officially unveiled at this year’s Matric Valedictory. During the course of the year, the Art Society ran a number of workshops, including a portrait drawing workshop; a painting workshop and a

combined sculpture workshop with students from Wynberg Girls’ High School. Each workshop lasted between two and three weeks. The society was also asked to: design a number of pieces for the Student Communications’ Portfolio; create a badge for a new award that the RCL is introducing and design a number of different posters required by the school. The set of Wynberg’s dramatic production, Our Country’s Good, was also created by the Art Society. The set was built during afterschool sessions, during breaks and during the holidays. In July, Mrs Colman and Ms Diedericks organised an Art Tour to Europe which some of the Art Society boys were able to join. It was a huge success and was thoroughly enjoyed. It gave boys an artistic and cultural experience which they will never forget.

Unveiling of the 175 Frieze (L – R): Mrs Mandy Colman, Mrs Jean Doyle, Mr Anton Doyle, Ms Laura-Jo Diedericks

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Capstone Teacher-in-charge: Mr Estian van der Merwe Chairman: Justin Wylie The Capstone Committee of 2016, under the diligent leadership of Justin Wylie, enjoyed a year of friendship, learning and spiritual growth. The year was an overall success and all involved thoroughly enjoyed it. The year kick-started with the annual Capstone Camp, which took place from 26th to 28th February, at Rocklands campsite in Simon’s Town. Pupils from the Wynberg Boys’ and Girls’ Schools were invited and, with the combined forces of both schools’ committees, Capstone offered an exciting camp that provided a mix of fun, worship, socializing, learning, prayer and team-building. There were workshops to which external speakers were invited as well as worship sessions, quiet times and discussions in the

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dorms and, of course, plenty of free time for relaxing, making friends and playing soccer. Everyone left having thoroughly enjoyed the camp and looking forward to what the following year has in store. Capstone was also busy at school with: a committee meeting every Monday; a prayer meeting every Tuesday and an external guest speaker on most Fridays. Capstone also formed groups of pupils in every Grade called ‘Grade Small Groups’, which were run by committee members and which met weekly to discuss topics relating to Christianity. The final event, which took place in the 3rd term, was the Pancake Evening. It was an evening of relaxation and fun. Over 300 pancakes were made. 2017 promises to be another memorable year.


1st Team Chess Back Row: David Mills, Lovell Joseph, Matthew Semple, Bradley Taylor, Tyler McClure, Jason Uhuaba Front Row: Maverick Pearson, Sean Cheney (Captain), Mr Larry Moser (Manager), Michael Kievits, Sikelela Zelanga

Chess Teacher-in-charge: Mr Larry Moser Coach: Mr Guy Green Chess has continued to grow at Wynberg with over 50 boys challenging for places on one of the seven teams that played in the various leagues in the Peninsula. A full and varied season saw the first two teams go on tour to Bloemfontein, a lengthy Inter-house competition involving 64 players, hosting the Jamie Tindill Memorial Tournament for the seventh time, an evening of Blitz Chess with the Old Boys, a successful trip to Grey PE, hosting a Blitz Doubles Tournament as well as three terms of League matches against other schools. Some highlights of the year: • Our second team winning the Bronze medal at the Grey College Invitational Chess Tournament, B Section. • Beating Grey PE for the third consecutive year.

• Winning the Jamie Tindill Tournament for the first time. • The following teams winning their league and being promoted to a higher league: –– Fourth team winning the D League in Term 1. –– Fifth Team winning the E League in Term 1. –– Fifth Team winning the D League in Term 2. –– Fourth Team winning the C League in Term 3. –– Sixth Team winning the G League in Term 3. The following boys received Colours for Chess: Sean Cheney, Lovell Joseph, Michael Kievits, David Mills, Maverick Pearson, Matthew Semple, Sikelela Zelanga. The team which won the Bronze medal in Bloemfontein consisted of Tyler McClure, Maverick Pearson, Matthew Semple and Sikilela Zelanga. Boys who represented the various teams (no. of matches in brackets):

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First team David Mills (26), Sean Cheney (Captain, 22), Lovell Joseph (21), Matthew Semple (15), Sikelela Zelanga (15), Michael Kievits (10), Jason Uhuaba (6), Maverick Pearson (1).

Second team Maverick Pearson (Captain, 22); Tyler McClure (15), Bradley Taylor (13), Matthew Semple (11), Sikelela Zelanga (10), Michael Kievits (9), Sean Cheney (4), Lovell Joseph (4), Jason Uhuaba (4), Liam Manshon (3), Jared Wilson (3).

Third team Liam Manshon (14), Jason Uhuaba (12), Jared Wilson (Captain, 10), Tyler McClure (6), Rameez Davids (5), Bradley Taylor (4), Martin Killick (3), Vincent Warrin (3), Daniel Park (2), James Mitchell (1).

Fourth team Vincent Warrin (10), Daniel Tromp (Captain, 9), Justin Cheney (7), Rameez Davids (6), Daniel Park (6), Kyungmin Kim (5), James Mitchell (5), Kito Carneiro de Lima (4), Jared Wilson (4), Nicholas Thornton (2), Martin Killick (1), Connor Munro (1).

Nathan Semple (2), Justin Cheney (1), Rameez Davids (1), Ewan James (1), Ryan McBain (1), Nathan Wylie (1).

Seventh team Ewan James (4), Stephen Lang (Captain, 5), Rayhaan Harnekar (3), Jared Jutzen (3), Nadir Masoet (3), Tayyeb Abrahams (1), Matthew Bell (1), Thomas Burke (1), Thomas Coutts (1), Nathan Semple (1), Nathan Wylie (1).

Summary of results Team

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26

2nd

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14

8

4

7

14

2

3rd

15

5

4

6

4th

15

10

4

1

5th

15

9

3

3

6th

8

5

1

2

7th

6

3

2

1

Total

108

53

36

19

Fifth team Connor Munro (8), Kyungmin Kim (7), Kito Carneiro de Lima (5), Brooklyn Fry (5), Daniel Park (Captain, 5), Matthew Bell (4), Justin Cheney (4), James Mitchell (4), Nicholas Thornton (4), Seth English-Roelf (3), Dylan Tromp (3), Tristan Schönfeldt (2), Nadir Masoet (1), Nathan Semple (1), Mikhail Vallie (1), Vincent Warrin (1), Nathan Wylie (1).

The Winners of The Jamie Tindill Tournament Back Row: Sean Cheney, Sikelela Zelanga, Michael Kievits Front Row: David Mills, Matthew Semple, Lovell Joseph

Sixth team Matthew Bell (4), Connor Munro (Captain, 4), Brooklyn Fry (3), Nadir Masoet (3), James Mitchell (3), Kito Carneiro de Lima (2), Thomas Coutts (2), Jared Jutzen (2), Kyungmin Kim (2),

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Our second team won the Bronze medal at the Grey College Invitational. (L – R): Mr Moser (Manager), Maverick Pearson, Sikelela Zelanga, Matthew Semple and Tyler Mentoor


Debating Teacher-in-charge: Mr Neil Veitch Chairman: Cassie Robbertze Teams: Senior: Cassie Robbertze, Jamie Snyders, Joshua Beaver; Junior: Marcus Sinclair-Cohen, Mikaeel Bassadien, Malcolm Scarrott, Alex Boettger This year was quite a busy one for our debaters. The Junior Team reached the Western Province trials and Wynberg entered into a new Debating League. The Rotary Debating League kept us busy over the year. Mr Arthur Falconer, a top UCT debater, successfully instructed the boys in the finer points of debating. We debated every second Monday against a different Cape Town school. The Junior Team fared better than the Senior Team and managed to secure a spot in the Provincial Trials. Two Junior Team members, Marcus Sinclair-Cohen and Alex Boettger, were highly placed in a tournament at UCT and were picked to go on tour to Oxford in England, but unfortunately the tour was cancelled by UCT. We debated against our age-old rivals, Grey High School, during the annual Grey Weekend. Our Seniors lost their debate but the Juniors won, beating Grey on their home turf. The Seniors’ Motion was: This House would embrace the use of fracking. Wynberg was proposing the motion and was therefore tasked with justifying the use of fracking. We ran a hard-line economic benefits argument. The debate was a close one and well nuanced. The adjudicators decided that our argument about job creation did not hold any weight and awarded the debate to Grey. It was a pleasure debating against our brothers in Port Elizabeth and we look forward to doing so next year at Wynberg. The Senior Team took part in their annual debate against the Old Boys. The motion was:

This House believes that the West is unable to defend itself against terrorist attacks. The debate was an intriguing one and the adjudicator, Steven Lochner, awarded the debate to the Old Boys. Wynberg has entered into a new Debating League at UCT. The style of debating is British Parliamentary as opposed to the style used in the Rotary Debating League. Our Junior Team is doing quite well so far and winning many of its debates which take place every Tuesday.

Wynberg’s Senior Team at Grey High, PE (L – R): Cassie Robbertze, Joshua Daniels, Siya Sineke

Wynberg’s Junior Team at Grey High, PE (L – R): Malcom Scarrott, Mikaeel Bassadien, Marcus-Sinclair Cohen

Alex Boettger (left) and Marcus-Sinclair Cohen who were selected to travel to England with a UCT team

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Lorie House: The winning Director and Cast Back Row: Bevan Coveley, Wade Dollman (Assistant Director), Inga Feni, Robin Lindup (Director), Jared Moses Front Row: Luka Maric, Trentin Petersen (Best Actor), Euan McLean, Mikaeel Bassadien

Drama

This is the second consecutive year that Lorie has won the competition with a play directed by Robin. Best Actor award went to Lorie’s Trentin Petersen who was adjudged the Best Newcomer last year.

Inter-House One-Act Plays Teacher-in-charge: Mrs Juanita Wilson “Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” 

– Alan Rickman

The annual Inter-House plays took place in the Clegg Hall on 29 and 31 August. The 175th year meant the House plays had to be of a particularly high standard and the boys did an outstanding job of delivering entertaining and thoughtprovoking performances. As usual, the directors were drawn from Grades 11 and 12 and the actors from Grades 8 to 10. Our Head of Drama, Ms D’Unienville and Mr Oliphant, who has directed a number of Wynberg’s major productions, served as adjudicators. The winning play was The Little Castle, directed by Robin Lindup from Lorie House.

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HOUSE

PLAY

POSITION

Lorie

The Little Castle

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McNaughton

Murder at Haversham Manor

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De Waal

Shalom

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Littlewood

Things not to do in an interview

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Rhodes

Gatecrashers

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De Villiers

The Chilli Pepper Chicks

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Wellington

The Meaning of Life by Monty Python

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Van Riebeeck

The Dollar

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Best Actor

Best Supporting Actor

Trentin Petersen Dillon Sibanda Lorie

McNaughton

Best Newcomer

Best Cameo

Thomas Coutts Sebastian Volans McNaughton

McNaughton


De Waal House: Director and Cast Back Row (L – R): Daniel Prevost, Daniel Harrison, Grant Leslie, Luke Marais, Jordan Pastor, Tim Gertzen, Rethabile Louw, Shadley Harck Middle Row (L –R): Joshua Correia, Isma’eel Enous, Imraan Jaffer (blue shirt), Josh Schippers, Luthando Woji, Cian Kennedy (striped pants) Front Row: Imran Abdul (blonde wig), Jed Mouton (striped shirt)

Best Directorial Concept and Original Script: Timothy Gertzen, De Waal House The adjudicators created this special category to recognize the raw talent and strong conceptual ability of Tim, who both wrote and directed De Waal’s entry, Shalom. The play recounts what happens when a middle-aged Jewish man, who is consumed by hatred and a desire for vengeance, meets the Nazi Official who murdered his family decades before.

De Waal’s Tim Gertzen for whom a Special Award was created

McNaughton House: The Runners Up (L – R): Owen Franke, Grant Kantor, Elijah Pearson, Dillon Sibanda (Best Supporting Actor), Gerrard Damons, Thomas Coutts (Best Newcomer), Seth Carstens Front: Sebastian Volans (Best Cameo Performance)

Mrs Wilson (back) with the adjudicators, Ms D’Unienville and Mr Oliphant

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Our Country’s Good Director: Mr Keenan Oliphant

The bewildered indigenous Australian played by Gerrard Damons

The Governor and some of his Officers (L – R): Ilyaas Toefy, Paul Vermeulen, Dale De Kock and Liam Beardwood

Sean Cheney as Major Ross (right) is scornful of the play suggested by Lt. Clark (Ewin Michael)

Our production this year, entitled Our Country’s Good, was outstanding. It is not often that serious theatre within a school environment plays to a full house and receives a standing ovation throughout its four-day run, yet this production succeeded in doing so. The play, written by Timberlake Wertenbaker, deals with the arrival in 1788 of the first convicts in Australia and the concomitant problem of how best to keep these criminals in line. Captain Phillip, the Commander of a remote penal colony, is opposed to the customary brutal colony discipline and proposes the use of theatre as a medium for helping these social outcasts find redemption and regain their dignity. The play is cast with the English convicts in his care, few of whom can read or act. However, not all the Captain’s fellow officers share his views and the play is therefore produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric punishments. What ensues is a tale filled with humour and pathos that celebrates the strength of the human spirit. In congratulating Keenan Oliphant, Keith Richardson had this to say: ‘You really did a wonderful job with the play which I saw last night. I am a firm believer that boys, be it in academic work, sport, music or drama, should always be stretched further than their comfort zones. You certainly achieved that last night and it was very rewarding to see how the actors and actresses rose to the occasion. They dug deep into themselves and offered us a most meaningful experience. They will never forget the enriching experience of participating in this production and I suspect that you have changed all their lives as they would have been forced to process so many emotions.’

Review by Neil Veitch The hapless convicts in the penal colony

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Convicts (L – R): Gareth Randall, Pierre Issa, Nicholas Moss, Kevin Harris, Juliette Austin, Juliet Stromin, and Kudzai Hove

Harry Brewer (Ilyaas Toefy) declares his love to Duckling Smith (Daniela Alves)

piece of theatre that stretched this young cast to the full. Their dramatic achievement was extremely impressive. Set in late 18th century Australia, transportation from the UK had just begun, establishing the penal settlement there with cargo-loads of doomed and dispirited human beings. Harsh discipline in this environment was the focus of the troubled Governor, played with such telling effect here, vocally and visually, by Dale de Kock. The production of a play, aimed as a cultural diversion at the suggestion of the free-spirited Subaltern, Ralph Clark, had a counterpoint effect on the convicts’ real-life uncertainties and challenges. While so many, indeed the whole cast, played with aplomb and were word-perfect on the night I saw the show, I would draw particular attention to the performances, amongst the males, of Ewin Lenders as the producer, Ilyaas Toefy as Harry Brewer, Pierre Issa as the Rev Johnson and Ketch Freeman and Nicholas Moss as, chiefly, John Wisehammer. Let me emphasize that all the male performers were striking and engaging in their own ways but the above mentioned, notably the first two named, stood out for me in the authenticity of their characters, their engagement with the audience and how they left one feeling at the end of the play. They were very well cast and only space prevents me from saying more about each.

Sean Cheney’s icy control as well as occasional fury as Major Ross, was striking, I enjoyed listening to Kevin Harris’ excellent diction. There was pathos in Thandizo Chigona’s Black Caesar and one could have done with a much bigger part for Gareth Randall’s endearing Robert Sideway. As the Aboriginal Australian, Gerrard Damons beautifully maintained the ‘otherness’ of the indigenous people – neglected more than despised. Imitative, attentive and gracefully mobile, his was such a watchable element in the play’s politico-social commentary. Of the far fewer female players the two J’s – Juliette Austin and Juliet Stromin – performed with gusto and were really believable in their roles. Juliet’s Liz Morden was provocative and rambunctious by turn, a real low-lifer back home in the ‘old’ country. Dabby Bryant, the creation of Juliette Austin, had to dig deep to express the whole gamut of emotions she portrayed and, excepting some inaudibility in her upper range, she did so well in this demanding role. Kudzai Hove, Daniela Alves and Simone Neethling all brought dignity and true emotional depth to their roles. For the rest, the production had all the hallmarks of a knowledgeable and experienced director. Sound and lighting were effective and interesting, costuming was in correct and understated period style and the set was simple and adequate. The beach, the sea sounds and

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Plotting murder most foul? (L – R): Malcolm Scarrott, Wesley Grenfell, Ayanda Beyile

back-drop scenery gave the right sense of the community being far from the ‘civilization’ of home and of being on an alien shore, so to speak. From the arresting start of Wednesday night’s performance to its stylish conclusion and curtain-call, this production had pace, coherence and a goal – to set its audiences thinking about some of the big issues faced by colonization of Australia and South Africa – then and now. It was a thoroughly rehearsed and acted piece of serious theatre. It’s hats off to Keenan Oliphant, his cast and crew for bringing theatre of this standard to Wynberg as part of the Schools’ 175th anniversary celebrations.

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2016 Teacher-in-charge: Ms Krystle Marrier D’Unienville Knights to the rescue: Dylan Wasserfall and Thomas Coutts

(L – R): Kim Verburg and Anthony Ducroq

The annual Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa (SSF SA) was founded in 2010 by Festival Co-ordinator and Creative Director Kseniya Filinova-Bruton while she was teaching Creative Arts at Wynberg Boys’ High School. Some of the scripts have been translated into isiXhosa and isiZulu and hence, this year, some of the schools performed Shakespeare in their home language for the first time as part of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the Bard. Some 55 schools countrywide participated in the 2016 Festival. The Wynberg Boys’ Acting Association

“Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder”  (L – R): Ryan Store, Anthony Ducroq, Elizabeth Ducroq, Joshua Edwards, Erin Barham, Kim Verburg, Wesley Grenfell, (lying down) Thomas Coutts

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created their own comedic version of Hamlet which they performed at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg. The other participating schools at the Masque Theatre, who were all worth watching were Westlake Primary performing Romeo and Juliet, Wynberg Boys’ Junior School performing Macbeth and Vista Nova High School performing a variety of excerpts from Shakespearean plays. Well done to the cast of Hamlet for their excellent and engaging performance. Photos by: Mike Leresche

The Wynberg Boys’ Acting Association (WBAA)

Cape Town Eisteddfod Results Name

Category

Award

Jason Uhuaba

Solo Dramatic Extract

Merit

Thandizo Chigona

Solo Dramatic Extract

Merit Plus

Dylan Wasserfall

Solo Dramatic Extract

Merit Plus

Kim Verburg

Prepared Public Speaking Merit Plus

George Kaseya

Solo Dramatised prose

Honours

Ewin Michael and Joshua Edwards Duologue

Diploma

Ewin Michael and Sean Cheney

Diploma

Duologue

Drama Tech

Teacher-in-charge: Ms Krystle Marrier D’Unienville The members of WBAA were kept busy this year, participating in the Cape Town Eisteddfod and the Shakespeare Schools’ Festival (SSF) in between acting in the school’s productions. Their results in the Cape Town Eisteddfod were pleasing. Honourable mention must be made of Joshua Edwards and Ewin Michael who were in the finals for their Duologue. This year, WBAA members worked together to create their own play for entry into the Schools’ Shakespeare Festival. The result was a forty minute comedic version of Hamlet, which they performed at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg. Our members have really grown as a group, working on their craft and developing their improvisation and play-making skills. They are presently learning the art of Radio Dramas and enhancing their vocal characterisations in the process.

Diploma Winners (L – R): Ewin Michael, Joshua Edwards and Sean Cheney

Master-in-charge: Mr Bill Creed Chairman: Caiphus Dlamini Crew: (Hours of service appear in brackets) Thurston de Kock (61), Matthew Gie (141), Ngonidzashe Mauye (179.5), Jonothan O’Callaghan (130), Reece Oosthuizen (99.5), Tom Pfeiffer (188) The Drama Tech crew put in literally hundreds of hours ensuring that the technical side of all productions and presentations in the school proceed smoothly. Sound and lighting is a critical component of all Wynberg’s events and we are grateful to the boys for this invaluable service, most of which occurs after school hours. The team are required to complete a Sound and Lighting course in the first instance with the option of progressing to advanced courses thereafter. This year, Reece Oosthuizen was awarded Colours, Jonothan O’Callaghan Blues and Caiphus Dlamini Honours for Drama Tech.

Part of the Drama Tech Crew (L – R): Matthew Gie, Jonothan O’Callaghan, Tom Pfeiffer and Caiphus Dlamini

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The Choir at the 175 Book launch

Music Subject Head: Mr Brian Botha The Music department is always a hive of activity as there is much on offer within a happy and creative environment. This being Wynberg’s 175th year, the Music department joined forces with the Old Boys to present Boutique Concerts by the choir and all the bands. All these concerts were very well supported, but the premier event of the year was undoubtedly the 175 Gala Concert which was an unforgettable experience for all concerned.

commented as follows: Beautiful and wellsupported sound, beautiful phrasing with very good balance and fine use of varied tone colour. The choir produced a strong rhythmic drive, and a good sense of style. The choir’s next performance was at the 175 Vocal Boutique Concert where they performed with great aplomb. The final performance for the choir this year was at the 175 Gala Concert, From an Acorn to an Oak Tree.

Choir Choir Master: Mr Brian Botha Conductor: Mr Keenan Oliphant The Choir gave its first performance of the year at the Wynberg Boys’ High School 175 Book Launch. Their next performance was at the Cape Town Eisteddfod, at which time the Choir was awarded High Honours. The adjudicator

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Choir members queueing up ahead of the 175 Boutique Vocal Concert


WBHS CHOIR 2016 5th Row: Owen Franke, Allen Chambers, Anda Mlungu, Richard Tolsma, Kim Verburg, Dominic Miles, Caeden Bredeveldt, Warona Mbothwe, Wesley Grenfell 4th Row: Jamie Sampson, David Mills, Jed Petersen, Keenan Collison, Matthew James, Xiangyiming Kong, Jaide Williams, Malcolm Scarrott, Gareth Randall, Reece Leverzencie. 3rd Row: Jarrod Price, Seth Scheepers, Matthew Samuels, Kadan Witbooi, ThaakirToefy, Kevin Harris, Connor Jacobs, Dylan Adams, Thandizo Chigona, Tebogo Faas, Dylan Farred. 2nd Row: Abenathi Botha, Rhyse Doolings, Ethan Robbertze, Siyawabuka Sineke, Mikhail Vallie, Imad-al-din Marques, Riaz Orrie, Aslam Bezuidenhout, Daniel Harrison, Ngonidzashe Mauye Front Row (L – R): Josh Henry, Gerrard Damons, Tajudien Badroodien, Daryn Van Heerden, Mr Brian Botha, James Dawson, Mr Keenan Oliphant, Sean Cheney, Seth Carstens, Kavish Narshi, Thulani Nqakala

Vocal Ensemble Choir Master: Mr Brian Botha Members: Abenathi Botha, Allen Chambers, Sean Cheney, James Dawson, Kevin Harris, David Mills, Gareth Randall, Malcolm Scarrott, Siyawabuka Sineke, Daryn van Heerden, Caleb Vincent 2016 marked another year of tremendous growth and development for the Wynberg Boys’ Vocal Ensemble. With an increased repertoire of songs ranging from upbeat, bubbly tunes to more technical numbers, we established ourselves as one of the best school boy acapella groups in Cape Town. Every boy in the Vocal Ensemble received one singing lesson a week from Mr Keenan Oliphant. Daryn van Heerden, James Dawson and

Sean Cheney each performed a solo at the Cape Town Eisteddfod and were each awarded a Diploma. The Vocal Ensemble as a group was awarded a Diploma, with some of the adjudicator’s comments being: The tone quality of the group as a whole is consistently good throughout the performance. Well done on excellent phrasing. Clear understanding of great musicianship. Present a performance that is expressive, exciting and a clear direction – Outstanding performance! The 2016 Vocal Ensemble’s debut performance delighted the audience at the 175 Vocal Boutique Concert. They were then given the privilege to perform, to resounding applause, at a concert at the Baxter Theatre with the UCT Choir and the Yale University Vocal Ensemble, the oldest Collegiate acapella group in the USA

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WBHS Vocal Ensemble 2016 2nd Row: Kevin Harris, Gareth Randall, Allen Chambers, David Mills, Siyawabuka Sineke Front Row (L – R): James Dawson, Mr Brian Botha, Daryn Van Heerden, Mr Keenan Oliphant, Sean Cheney

The Vocal Ensemble performed at the Baxter Theatre with the UCT Choir and the Yale University Vocal Ensemble

Wynberg Vocalists past and present pay tribute to Choir Master, Mr Brian Botha

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(105 years old). A highlight for the Ensemble was attending a performance of Remembering the Lux at the Baxter Theatre, which was an amazing team building and motivational experience for the boys – from both a choreography and a vocal perspective. We have had the privilege of performing to a wide variety of audiences throughout the year, ranging from the Western Cape NAPTOSA functions, Old Boys’ funerals, senior citizens at retirement homes, school functions, Founders’ Day, and the Owl Club (a gentleman’s dining club formed in 1894 to provide a social meetingplace for those with an interest in the liberal arts and science) at Kelvin Grove.


WBHS Concert Band 2016 5th Row: Matthew James, Trent Stanley, Daryn Bright, Francis Forbay, Owen Franke 4th Row: Matthew Thompson, Junaid Gydien, Kevin Harris, Gabriel Chames, Tian Kwak, Matthew Thorburn, Nick de Jager, Torrance Phiri 3rd Row: Joel Seboa, Raynieldo Swanson, Siyawabuka Sineke, Reyaaz Martin, Gareth Randall, Hishaam Lagadien, Tyler Mentoor, Caleb Lawrence, Gerrard Damons 2nd Row: Daniel Osler, Yusuf Kathrada, Ryan Gedult, Luke Hubbard, Xiangyiming Kong, Matthew van Harten, Luke Heath, Andrew Skippers, Adrian Krantz 1st Row: Joshua de Reuck, Kaeb Koopman, Jed Petersen, Jaide Williams, Cassie Robbertze, Mr Peter Catzavelos (Director), Thandizo Chigona, (Band Leader), Richard Tolsma, Connor Jacobs, James Dawson, Dylan Farred Absent: Richard Atherton, Skumbuzo de la Hunt, Graeme Droskie, Ryan Samuels, Daniel Harrison

Concert Band Director: Peter Catzavelos Band Leader: Thandizo Chigona 2016 was the 15th year of the Concert Band since my arrival at WBHS in 2002. As always, the band provided its customary high standard, producing some memorable occasions. Amongst others were: the Concert Band 175 Boutique Concert; a performance in the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch for the Stellenbosch University Band Extravaganza; performances at the Windworx Fanfare Festival; the Cape Town Eisteddfod and the From an Acorn to an Oak Tree concerts. The Band also played at Prize Giving; an Open Day; the SS Mendi Service at the Castle; Founders’ Day and the Sunset Concert.

The Band received a Diploma at the Windworx Fanfare Festival (the formal section). After the adjudication section, the Band performed in the informal section. In the evening, we were invited to play our best piece of the day and then participate in the Massed Band. The Band received a Diploma in the Cape Town Eisteddfod. The 175 From an Acorn to an Oak Tree concert was indeed a special event with hundreds of Old Boys and pupils taking part. The instrumental section comprised the WBHS Concert Band, the WBJS Concert Band, strings from both schools, some Old Boys and teachers. The concert, which lasted a hundred minutes, was conducted by Peter Catzavelos. A highlight of this year’s Sunset Concert was a performance by the combined bands of WBHS,

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The Concert Band performed at the SS Mende Memorial Service at the Castle

Siya Sineke conducting the combined Wynberg Boys’ High and Boys’ Junior School Concert Band

WGHS and WBJS, with the conducting being shared between Peter Catzavelos, Reghardt Kühn (WBJS Bandmaster) and Siya Sineke (Cultural Prefect 2017). There were 46 boys in the Band by the end of 2016. We said goodbye to our thirteen matrics: Richard Atherton (trumpet); Daryn Bright (baritone sax); Gabriel Chames (clarinet); Thandizo Chigona (trumpet); James Dawson (trombone); Joshua de Reuck (euphonium); Dylan Farred (percussion); Connor Jacobs ( french horn); Kaleb Koopman (trumpet); Jed Petersen (tenor sax); Cassie Robbertze ( flute); Richard Tolsma (alto sax) and Jaide Williams (percussion). Thank you for your continuous support over the years. I would also like to thank the parents, the WBHS staff, the music teachers from the Wynberg Campus of Schools and the Wynberg Old Boys’ Union for their continued support. It is greatly appreciated. May we continue to grow and always be the best at whatever we do.

Jazz Band Director: Mr Blake Hellaby

Warming up the orchestra and singers at the 175 Gala Concert

The combined WBHS and Old Boys Jazz Band provided top class entertainment

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2016 has been a very eventful and productive year for WBHS jazz. The highlight of the year was the 175 Jazz Band Boutique Concert at which both Old Boys and the current Band performed. The African inspired theme showed through the excellent choice of music and décor and expressed our African heritage. The exceedingly high standard of the WBHS Big Band continues to inspire the boys to achieve new heights. Another major event was the 2016 Big Band Jazz Festival, which is always a favourite with the students. Our musicians performed on the first night and received many compliments and good reviews. Performances closer to home included playing at the Grade 9 Fathers and Sons Evening and at the Sunset Concert. Sadly, the Sunset Concert was the final performance for the matrics as school boys. They will


The Jazz Band 3rd Row: Adrian Krantz 2nd Row: Zayd Louw, Milo Hills Williams, Kevin Harris, Xiangyiming Kong, Owen Franke, Gareth Randall, Tyler Mentoor, Siyawabuka Sineke Front Row: Joshua De Reuck, Jaide Williams, Richard Tolsma, Mr Blake Hellaby, Jed Petersen, Dylan Farred, Thandizo Chigona

be sorely missed. The Band has a large number of Grade 8 and 9 students and is preparing to take all the school Band competitions by storm in 2017.

The Steel Bands Director: Mr Keenan Oliphant The Steel Band continues to grow from strength to strength as it now has a band in every Grade. This year the number of new Grade 8s wanting to join the Band reached the record number of 40 – a noteworthy number given the many festivities arranged for the 175th celebrations. The Grade 8 Band made its debut early in the year when it performed in the 175 Steel Band Boutique Concert. The Band, though nervous, was able to impress the packed Nussbaum audience of family and invited guests. However, not to be outdone, the Grade 9, 10 and 11 Bands gave equally outstanding performances. The night was made more special by the addition of Old

Boys who had played in the Steel Band over the years. These Old Boys joined the Senior Steel Band in performing two iconic Wynberg Steel Band songs, namely Dance for Betty, a piece composed by Steel Band Leader, Keenan Oliphant, and the hit, Guantanamera. The roof of the Nussbaum almost lifted with the energy emitted from the stage and the audience understood the joy that comes from playing in a Steel Band. It was a fitting celebration of Wynberg’s Steel Band Department, known to be the leading Steel Drum Department in the Western Cape. The rest of the year was filled with a host of performances at various concerts. Notable concerts were the annual Steel Band Festival at the Baxter, where the Senior Band impressed many Steel Band aficionados with their technique and musicality and the performance at Starlight Classics in Somerset West. There, the band had the privilege to perform on a bill which included Melanie Scholtz, Pretty Yende and

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The General Steel Band Fifth Row: Jarrod Whitson, Seth Meyer, Xiangyiming Kong, Gareth Edwards, Michael Hill, Jamie Sampson, Jiven Moodley Fourth Row: Ethan Fellies, Rhyse Doolings, Tristan Burnell, Caiden Bredeveldt, Byron Wiesner, Keenan Collison, Renzo Da Mata, Dawud Ally, Matthew Van Harten Third Row: Adam Budge, Luke Heath, Caleb Lawrence, Meshai Ranchod, Luke Meyer, Andrew Brink, Alexander Stempels, Jordan Isaacs, Hishaam Lodewyk Second Row: Milo Hills Williams, Daniel Osler, Reece Mulholland, Kian Petersen, Matthew Harris, Kamren Moodley, Gabriel Flint, Ameer Janodien, Josh Henry, Owen Franke Front Row: Gareth Randall, Thiyagan Marimuthu, Aidan Bailey, Mr Peter Catzavelos, Siyawabuka Sineke, Mr Keenan Oliphant, Rogan Wiget-Beattie, David Mills, Riaz Orrie

South African music legend, Hugh Masekela. It was an outstanding occasion to which the boys rose magnificently. The year became even more special on receipt of the 2016 Cape Town Eisteddfod Results. For the first time in three years, all three Bands that entered the Eisteddfod obtained a Diploma, the highest award possible. The adjudicator, Pamela Kierman, noted that of all the Steel Bands she had adjudicated, the Wynberg Bands were far superior in technique, musicality and professionalism. With regards to the Senior Band, she added that the colours and the imagery the Band members were able to

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create were far beyond their years. This was a wonderful accolade for a Senior Band who had only ever obtained an Honours Award. The year ended with a thrilling performance by the Senior Band at the annual Sunset Concert. The self-proclaimed ‘Most Improved Band’ showcased brilliantly the power of perseverance and dedication. The Band performed a set list of pieces consisting of Steel Band classics, Jazz tunes and contemporary hits with a flair and style that only Wynberg Boys have. They have been a stellar example to the younger bands and have left their mark on the pages of Wynberg Steel Band History.


The Senior Steel Band Back row: Joshua De Reuck, Brandon Benjamin, Kaeb Koopman, Jaide Williams, Stefan Langenhoven Front row: Reece Thomas, Daryn Van Heerden, Mr Peter Catzavelos, Cassie Robbertze, Mr Keenan Oliphant, Connor Jacobs, Jed Petersen

The Senior Steel Band shared the stage with luminaries Pretty Yende and Hugh Masekela at the Starlight Classics

The Matric musicians who are bowing out: The Grade 8 (top), Grade 9 (middle), Grade 10 (bottom) Steel Band groups

(L – R): C Jacobs,T Chigona, Mr B Botha, J Williams, Mr P Catzavelos, R Tolsma, Mr K Oliphant, C Robbertze, J Petersen, J de Reuck, D Bright, R Atherton, J Dawson, D Farred, K Koopman

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The Wynberg Pipes and Drums Awarded Honours by the school in September 2016 for the honour the band has brought to Wynberg Wynberg’s pipers have had a wonderful 175th year filled with numerous events and new challenges. Under the leadership of Gareth Rudolf,  Peter Mouton and more recently, Chris Graham from the Boys’ Junior School, the band has grown from a crew of noisy boys, to a piping band that can hold its own with the best in the country. The Pipes and Drums had the honour of leading the 175 Street Parade and have since become a regular feature at virtually every school event. Their first exposure to the wider Pipes and Drums community, however, was at the 2016 Knysna Celtic Festival which was an appropriate debut given that the idea of a Wynberg pipe band was conceived in Knysna. On 23 September, Wynberg hosted a Highland Festival in which numerous regimental and district bands competed. Former Headmaster

and originator of Wynberg’s Pipes and Drums, Keith Richardson, presented the prizes. Wynberg’s pipers did very well:

Piping: Junior Overall 1st Jenna Alexander (daughter of an Old Boy); 3rd Gregory MacDonald; 4th Ethan Robbertze; 5th Cameron Bishop; 6th Euan Taylor; 7th James Mitchell.

Junior Quartettes 1st WBHS – W; 2nd WBHS – H; 3rd WBHS – B

Piping: Junior Quick March 1st Jenna Alexander; 2nd Gregory MacDonald; 3rd Euan Taylor; 5th Ethan Robbertze; 6th Cameron Bishop; 7th James Mitchell; 8th Gregory Postings; 9th Liam Lotz; 10th Luke Marais; 11th Mika Schubert.

Piping: Junior Jig 1st Jenna Alexander; 2nd Gregory MacDonald; 3rd Ethan Robbertze.

The Wynberg Pipes and Drums (L – R): Cameron Bishop, Connor Pollock, Liam Lotz, Ethan Robbertze, Catherine MacDonald, Jenna Alexander, James Mitchell, Reece McMinn, Gregory MacDonald, Gregory Postings, Luke Marais, Mika Schubert, Mr Chris Graham and Mr Gareth Rudolf

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Piping: Junior Slow March 1st Jenna Alexander; 3rd Cameron Bishop; 4th Ethan Robbertze; 5th Gregory MacDonald; 6th James Mitchell; 7th Euan Taylor; 8th Mika Schubert; 9th Luke Marais.

Chanter 1st Connor Pollock; 2nd Catherine MacDonald.

Drum Pad 2nd Reece McMinn.

Wynberg’s Pipes and Drums are a regular feature at 1st XV games

This Festival is set to become a permanent feature on Wynberg’s calendar. According to Wynberg parent, Keith Robbertze, “The piping community cannot believe how quickly Wynberg Boys has progressed, but our boys have been determined, practising after hours, on weekends and during holidays – driving both neighbours and dogs crazy. It has been inspiring and fun to watch this band start something totally unique and achieve something few other young men have. Well done to all involved”.

Wynberg (white shirts) marching through Knysna

Wynberg (white shirts) hosts its first Highland Festival

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Concert in the Quad Teacher-in-charge: Mr Julian Taylor This years’ Concert in the Quad ran from the 20th to the 22nd of October and proved to be a huge success. 33 talented performers entertained the crowds from a specially constructed stage above the fishpond in the Jowell Quad. Vibrant sound and spectacular, lighting effects added the final touch, to create a magical evening of entertainment. Well done to Mr Taylor ( Jnr), the performers, the Cultural committee, the Sound and Lighting crew, Jeremy Petersen and the Support staff, the Ladies Association, boys from the Service Pillar, Sharon Bing and Feedem for working together to make this such a memorable event.

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Muslim Students’ Association Teacher-in-charge: Mrs Prisci Naidoo This year, the MSA was headed by matric students Ziyaad Samsodien and Imraan Jaffer. During the year, the students attended the Rustenburg Fun Day, Rustenburg Iftaar, MSA Youth Day, the MSA Braai and the MSA hike to Kirstenbosch Gardens. Wynberg hosted the weekly prayer on a Friday at school.

Mrs Naidoo poses with some of the members of MSA

Viticulture Society Teacher-in-charge: Mr Chris Murcott Our vineyard has been expertly maintained by Andre Rousseau whose son, Michael, is in Grade 11. The harvest this year has been the best so far and in a few month’s time, bottling will begin. The new vintage will be ready for tasting in 2017. Next year, the Club will be able to support Andre in many more ways to help the vineyard produce even better Shiraz wine in the future. Our virgin vintage, 175 Oude Wijnberg Shiraz, has been a great success with very few bottles left for sale.

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Awards for Culture Senior Awards Colours Chess

Concert Band

Richard Atherton, Daryn Bright, Thandizo Chigona, Gerrard Damons, James Dawson, Skumbuzo De La Hunt, Joshua De Reuck, Graeme Droskie, Dylan Farred, Francis Forbay, Owen Franke, Ryan Gedult, Kevin Harris, Xiangyimeng Kong, Kaeb Koopman, Tian Kwak, Tyler Mentoor, Jed Petersen, Torrance Phiri, Gareth Randall, Cassie Robbertze, Ryan Samuels, Joel Seboa, Andrew Skippers, Raynieldo Swanson, Matthew Thompson, Matthew Thorburn, Matthew van Harten, Jaide Williams

Drama

Liam Beardwood, Thandizo Chigona, Gerrard Damons, Joshua Edwards, Kim Verburg, Dylan Wasserfall

Drama Tech

Reece Oosthuizen

Steel Band

Junior Blues

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Sean Cheney, Lovell Joseph, Michael Kievits, David Mills, Maverick Pearson, Matthew Semple, Sikelela Zelanga

Choir

Debating

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Allen Chambers, Kevin Harris, David Mills, Gareth Randall, Siyawabuka Sineke

Sean Cheney, James Dawson, Daryn van Heerden

Jed Petersen, Siyawabuka Sineke, Richard Tolsma

Trent Stanley

Ewin Michael Jonothan O’Callaghan

Caiphus Dlamini

Brandon Benjamin, Joshua De Reuck, Caiphus Dlamini, Connor Jacobs, Kaeb Koopman, Stefan Langenhoven, Jed Petersen, Cassie Robbertze, Reece Thomas, Daryn van Heerden

Jaide Williams


Trophies Abbott Cup for Best Run Society

Art Society

Baxter Cup for Best Supporting Actor

Gerrard Damons

Luman Cup for Contribution to Drama

Ewin Michael

Brown Cup for the Best Actor

Ilyaas Toefy

Peter-John Jacobs Trophy for Best Grade 8 Chess Player

Brooklyn Fry

Stephen Bell Chess Trophy

Lovell Joseph

Richard Moir Trophy for the Most Improved Instrumentalist

Xiangyimeng Kong

Shaun Moir Trophy for Dedication to the Bands

Gareth Randall

Nicola Jordan Trophy for Outstanding Service to Culture

Siyawabuka Sineke

Jubber Cup for Outstanding Contribution to Culture

Cassie Robbertze

Honours Vocal Ensemble. Sean Cheney, James Dawson and Daryn van Heerden

Honours Drama & Luman Cup forâ&#x20AC;ŻContribution to Drama, Ewin Michael

Peter-John Jacobs presents Brooklyn Fry with the trophy for Best Grade 8 Chess Player

Honours Concert Band, Trent Stanley

Honours Drama Tech, Caiphus Dlamini

Chairman of the Best Run Society and winner of the Jubber Cup, Cassie Robbertze

Best Supporting Actor, Gerrard Damons

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Best Actor, Ilyaas Toefy

Honours Steel Band, Jaide Williams

Stephen Bell Trophy for Chess, Lovell Joseph

Dedication to the Bands, Gareth Randall

Outstanding Service to Culture, Siya Sineke

Junior Blues for Debating, Alex Boettger and Marcus-Sinclair Cohen

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Service report 2016 Director of Service: Mr. Rodney Inglis Service Prefects: Jonan Bowers (2015/2016) and Rivaldo Alves (2016/2017)

Easter Egg Drive Wynberg’s annual Easter Egg collection was once again successfully coordinated by Mr Pieter Smith, with the Wynberg families donating as generously as usual. Nearly 500 boxes of Eggs were collected for distribution by Mrs Annie Ehrenreich to local orphanages and children from disadvantaged communities.

The Boys (L – R): Siya Sineke, Jonan Bowers, Timothy Deschamps, Dylan Wannenberg, Riaz Orrie, Rivaldo Alves, Ayanda Beyile, Aslam Bezuidenhout, Luke Marais, David Mills Kneeling (L – R): Ryan Gedult, Matthew Lewis

Sisanda Project Despite this event clashing with our week-end at Grey High School in May this year, some of the boys and girls from Wynberg Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools still made themselves available to serve as facilitators at a fun day for the children from Capricorn Primary School. Sisanda FunDaytion hosted the event in the Kenilworth Congregational Church hall. Each facilitator was allocated one or two children to look after for the day and they all played games and prepared for a talent show using the many props and costumes made available. At the end of the day, everybody enjoyed the talent show and delicious lunch provided.

Sports Day at Tenterden Place of Safety On Thursday 16 June, youngsters from both the Wynberg Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools teamed up to present a fun-filled sports day for the children, which included teaching them hockey, netball and soccer skills.

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Jonan Bowers gives a helping hand

Grade 8 Market Day Fundraiser The weather again played along for this year’s Grade 8 market day, which boded well for sales. Tantalising food smells permeated the corridors from early morning and the boys flooded the market place during both breaks to enjoy the wide variety of goods on offer. Parents again worked tirelessly – soliciting donations and discounted prices, networking with other parents, baking, and for many, taking the day off work to sell goods from their stalls. This year all records were smashed with an unbelievable total of R57 000 being raised! A big vote of thanks to those parents who went the extra mile to obtain cash donations of up to R5 000. Hearty thanks are also due to the companies and individuals who donated so generously and especially to Ms Wentworth, who


co-ordinated the market day. Her enthusiasm influenced all concerned. A special word of thanks to the support staff who set up beforehand and cleared-up at the end of the day and not forgetting all the parents who supported this service fundraiser so magnificently. Most of the money raised was donated to Living Hope to purchase the materials and equipment needed for the Grade 8 Service project. A portion was used to provide transport for the working party out to Capricorn Park and the balance was used to fund other Service projects during the year.

Grade 8 Market day

three groups and started on this year’s task which was to paint the exterior of the Living Hope Centre as well as both the interior and exterior of a large container at Overcome Heights which is used as a crèche. The boys were also tasked with cleaning up the surrounding area. The first day involved a great deal of scraping and surface preparation. On day two the undercoat was applied and on the last day the final surface coat of paint. By the end of the project, the transformation was a most rewarding sight. Having cleared and cleaned up the area surrounding the container at Overcome Heights, which had been used as a dump-site, the Grade 8’s created a little garden to beautify the place. The cost of the materials and equipment needed was funded by the Grade 8 Market Day. The project was another win-win for all concerned because Living Hope now has newly painted facilities and the boys had first-hand experience of the challenges facing those less fortunate than themselves.

Thanks to all the volunteer parents for their help

Grade 8 Service project As in previous years, Wynberg partnered with Living Hope for their annual Service Project. Between the 28th and 30th September, two Grade 8 classes were bussed out to the Capricorn Park Centre each day. After an introduction by Living Hope facilitators, the boys were divided into

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The Fish Hoek Beach clean up

Beach Clean up An adjunct to the Grade 8 service project at Capricorn Park was for the boys to spend a morning cleaning up Fish Hoek beach. An optional breakfast was provided at a reduced cost of R30. Once the work was done, the boys could swim and have fun on the beach.

The B’nai Brith One-to-One Fair In August the 36th B’nai Brith One-to-One Fair was held in the Bellville Velodrome and about fifty Wynberg boys and girls, working in shifts, gave up their Sunday to help entertain thousands of children and adults with differing disabilities drawn from all over the Western Cape who were treated to fun and games, gifts, live music and food. The time spent at ONE to ONE 2016 was rewarding and humbling and Wynberg again showed that we are a caring school.

Annual Pudding Mix During October several boys joined teams from other local schools in giving up a day of their holiday to assist with the annual “Pudding Mix” event. Our boys arrived quite early on the Monday to be greeted by the warm smiles of the

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many men and women organising and participating in making these Christmas puddings for underprivileged people in economically challenged areas of Cape Town. Many faces were pulled and clothing stained but all thought it worthwhile once the 12 tubs were filled to the brim with the Christmas pudding mix. Some left as their shifts were completed but the Wynberg boys stayed and helped pack the mix into tubs along with many other volunteers.

Sandwich Making During the second and third terms it has become the norm that every Wednesday and Thursday morning the eight houses take turns trying to make the largest number of sandwiches before school. The competitive element ensured that there were many boxes of sandwiches to be distributed. The enthusiasm and generosity of the boys was evident and made it possible for us to provide sandwiches to the Haven Night Shelter, Capricorn Primary School and to Living Hope. As Kyle Kata observed: lt is only 40 minutes of your time, but it can mean a meal to someone else. Kyle Kato


Rock of Ages Concert for the Elderly This annual event hosted by Wynberg Girls was supported by our Boys who provided waiters for the event.

Security Detail The security detail, which was introduced by Mr. de Waal initially for the rugby season, proved to be a resounding success. The security detail patrolled the school grounds during rugby matches, keeping an eye out for potential mischief-makers. They were soon joined by other boys who saw the benefit of the exercise and joined up voluntarily. The services of these vigilant lads were put to further use during the production of Concert in the Quad in October. Each night a group of about five boys patrolled the school building, ensuring that no trespassers had entered and checked that all the side doors were locked.

Kite Festival 2016 On Sunday the 30th of October, four Wynberg boys volunteered to help at the Annual Kite Festival in Muizenberg. It was a well organised event with many kites in the sky. Ryan Gedult and Ewin Michael helped people make their very own kites to fly while Cedric Landers and Rivaldo Alves assisted in the V.l.P tent by serving food and cool drinks, clearing the tables and washing dishes.

Concert in the Quad A group of ten boys volunteered to wait on tables during the Concert in the Quad. They arrived well before the show to help with the setting up of tables and the unloading of the food from the catering company’s trucks. As the guests began arriving, the boys were at the door to greet them with a smile and show them to their seats.

During the supper break, the boys then served the guests their meals. After the show the boys stayed until after eleven o’clock, helping with packing up and loading the catering company’s equipment back in their trucks.

TEDx Cape Town TED is a non-partisan, non-profit body which is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. It was started in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, but today it covers almost all topics, from science to business to global issues. TEDx is a local, self-organised event which brings people together to share ideas worth spreading. Some of our boys attended the TEDx held in Cape Town which was aimed at bringing the youth together to discuss their place in the world and the broader impact their individual choices will have on both the world and their own futures. According to Husain Jaffer, the event “… went really well, the speakers were great and even included our own, Riaz Orrie. Wynberg Boys were able to assist throughout the process, as boys were involved with the media teams and we were even able to usher on the day of the event”.

175 Final Salute Ceremony The 175 Final Salute was the culmination of the 175 celebrations. It was attended by a large number of parents, staff and other members of the Wynberg family. Five members of the service committee supported the event by helping out wherever needed and assisting in selling off much of the remaining 175 commemorative merchandise.

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Service Visit from Hermanus High School We welcomed the girls after their long bus ride by having an ice breaker supper-braai in the Fish Bowl. It was a great way for everyone to get to know one another. Afterwards the girls were allocated their hosts and everyone went their separate ways. The following day everyone met bright and early in the parking lot before departing for Capricorn Park where we were enthusiastically welcomed at the Living Hope Centre by the staff. After a short but fascinating briefing on the area and the everyday problems faced there, we were split into two groups with one group staying to work at the Living Hope Centre while the other group went to Capricorn Primary School where

The Wynberg/Hermanus team

A very innovative addition to the playground

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they repainted some of the games equipment and murals while others worked diligently on creating snakes and ladders sets and other games for the children to enjoy. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all and talk of the next one has already begun.

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Christmas Party at Mitchell Heights Primary School On Friday 16 December, Wynberg’s Head of Service, Mr Rodney Inglis, and a party of boys arrived at a Christmas party being held at Mitchell Heights Primary School, armed with a load of gifts donated by the Wynberg family. The party was for 400 children from the area and was organised by a team headed by Noelene Andreas and the congregation of Kensington Methodist Church, who assist these children on a monthly basis.

Congratulations to Kyle Cato Wynberg congratulates Kyle, a Grade 10 student, on his outstanding service ethic and on-going commitment to helping others. According to his mother, Caro, Kyle has always had an interest in community service, something underscored by his involvement with Scouts. In July 2015, Kyle was selected to represent South Africa at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan. Whilst there, he saw how much recycling the Japanese citizens did and decided to start a recycling project upon his return to South Africa. He opted to collect plastic bottle tops which could be exchanged for wheelchairs. Between August 2015 and April 2016, Kyle collected over 2 000 kg of bottle tops which he exchanged for 13 standard basic wheelchairs. However, these wheelchairs were not suitable for children and he therefore arranged to swop them for eight more specialised wheelchairs for children. One wheelchair was donated to a 17 year old youngster and on 1 September 2016, the remainder were handed over to children at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Kyle was awarded the Messenger of Peace badge for this project, the first South African Scout to be so honoured. The award is a World Scouting’s Messengers of Peace Initiative aimed at inspiring Scouts

worldwide to undertake projects that bring about a positive change in the community. In addition to the wheelchair project, Kyle completed 65 hours of service for different organisations as part of the requirement for obtaining the President’s Award (Bronze). Much of his service was devoted to the charity Stop Hunger Now, where he packed meals for people in disadvantaged areas. In yet another project, Kyle made and sold 4000 key rings bearing the Operation Smile logo, which earned him R28,000. On 18 November, he formally donated these funds to Operation Smile to enable five children to undergo life-changing surgery. In July 2016, Kyle was named the LeadSA Youth Hero for his community service projects. “I think to make a great change is to devote your time and effort to do a good deed for someone or your community. Go out and do good, not for fame or recognition, but purely for goodwill.” – Kyle Cato

Kyle Cato has made a huge difference to the lives of these children

Kyle raised R28,000 for Operation Smile

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First Aid 2016 started off very well with over twenty young, fresh and enthusiastic Grade 8 boys qualifying for Level 1 First Aid. These boys were very excited to work next to the cricket, basketball and water polo events in the summer and rugby fields in the winter. Most of the newly qualified first aiders received many hours of good experience. Fortunately, we had no serious injuries in 2016. Towards the end of the year, we had four boys qualify for Level 3 First Aid, namely Devon Westwood, Cameron Bishop, Cameron Slade and Jamie Sampson. All these boys serve on the committee. We also had a number of boys achieving colours and blues. Well done to them.

studies. Gr12 students (Amended Senior Certificate) pay a small amount to cover the cost of our lecturers’ stipends, as WCED and DHET do not subsidise Gr12 students at all – this has been the case for the last five years. CWESI appreciates the wonderful dedication and enthusiasm of its lecturers. Our students are very fortunate to have such professional educators.

Awards for Service Service

First Aid

Colours

Damian Duncan, Daniel Prevost

Blues

Cameron Bishop, Cameron Slade, Devon Westwood

Junior Blues

Sound & Lighting

Thurston de Kock, Matthew Gie, Ngoni Mauye, Tom Pfeiffer

First Aid Level 3 qualifiers (L – R): Jamie Sampson, Cameron Bishop, Cameron Slade and Devon Westwood

CWESI

Congratulations to Gideon Boshoff on being the first recipient of the Pippa Richardson Award for his environmental project

Centre Manager: Mr Chris Murcott It has been a year of change because the Department of Higher Education and Training took over Adult Education in Levels one to four. For the first time, educators (now called lecturers), are being paid by DHET and more money is available for night school to help pay for books, paper, copying, rent and cleaning materials. This means that all our Levels One to Four students are not charged anything for their

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Junior Blues (L – R): Thurston de Kock, Matthew Gie, Tom Pfeiffer and Ngoni Mauye


Ladies’ Association Chairlady: Cheryl Borchardt Secretary: Jenni McMinn Committee Members: Anne de Waal, Lavona Alexander, Sharon Bing, Laverne Bright, Judy Coetzee, Ann Coltham, Dale Engelbrecht, Tania Grey, Tilla Lotz, Antoinette MacDonald, Michelle Marais, Jeanette Muller, Lizle Nel, Nicky Rosenthal, Cheryl Thorburn, Paula Wickham, Heidi Witbooi 2016 was an exciting year for the Ladies’ Association as we joined the Wynberg Community in welcoming our new Headmaster, Mr de Waal, and his wife, Anne, to the School as well as hosting many of the functions to celebrate the School’s 175th year. Our motto for the year was “It Will All Work Out” and it certainly was put to the test on many an occasion!! Our committee meetings held at Kaplan House, were always full of laughter and teamwork as we planned the functions for the term. The first term is always a busy one for the Ladies and we hosted many functions including the prestigious Blazer Ceremony, Neighbours’ Function, Maths Evenings, Prize Giving and Inter-house Sports Day. One of the highlights of this term was our Ladies’ Association Social and AGM Evening, an opportunity for the Ladies to meet Moms in a relaxed environment and share the areas in which parents can become involved. It is also an opportunity for Moms to meet new friends and renew friendships. The Launch Week of the 175 celebrations started with Six-a-Side Cricket matches at the Newlands Cricket Grounds. The Ladies hosted the participating teams and the coaches in the South Club, which was a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the facilities of the magnificent cricket grounds. Later in the week, guests at the 175 Street Parade and Special Assembly on the Hawthornden Field enjoyed refreshments in the Bill Bowden Pavilion, hosted by the Ladies.

Michelle Marais (left) and Heidi Witbooi with still more litres of tea

Jenny McMinn and Paula Wickham preparing the rolls and soup for the History Quiz evening

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The Open Days were busy occasions with hundreds of families joining the tours on both days followed by presentations and refreshments, a wonderful occasion for the Ladies to welcome visitors to the School. Wynberg also hosts the Careers Evening every second year and this year we once again served refreshments to our visiting exhibitors. As we moved to the quieter second term, we hosted the event to celebrate the Unveiling of the Frieze in the Oude Wijnberg Museum. The long weekend at the end of April saw many visitors at Wynberg for the Rugby and Hockey Festivals. The Ladies hosted hospitality areas for the coaches and staff of the many schools from across the country, warmly welcoming them with pride to Wynberg and its great facilities. The third term was a busy time for the Ladies. We hosted the History Quiz Evening where teams from many of our neighbouring schools competed against each other in an evening of great fun. Delicious soup followed by hot chocolate was enjoyed by all. We were also involved in the General Knowledge Quiz, the Inter-Schools Maths and Grade 9 Subject Evenings. The Founders’ Week celebrations started with the Cultural Evening where the Chess and Debating teams from the school and Old Boys enjoyed a time of friendly rivalry. The Ladies were also involved in assisting with the décor for the Old Boys’ 175 Gala Banquet held in the School Hall. It was a night for the Old Boys to remember. Founders’ Day is always a special day at Wynberg, a time to remember and reflect. The wreaths which form part of the ceremony, are dressed each year by the Ladies and are central to honouring those Wynberg Men who made the ultimate sacrifice in times of war. They are laid by representatives of WBHS, WBJS and the Old Boys’ Union.

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Founders’ Day

The ceremony was once again followed by a sumptuous tea hosted in the Fish Bowl and Jowell Quad while the boys enjoyed the traditional treat of decadent doughnuts! As we entered the final term of the year, we welcomed our new boys and their parents to Wynberg. An exciting time for everyone as parents and boys look forward to the start of their high school journey. This year, the Valedictory Tea was hosted by the Ladies with many of our Moms assisting. The setting of the tea in the Jowell Quad with the many guests watching the boys as they each rang the bell, certainly made this a morning of note. In November we rounded off the year with a Final Salute to the 175th Celebrations and a thank you to the Friends of Wynberg with a morning tea in the Jowell Quad. With the musical performance of the Junior School in the background and the beauty of the quad, it was an apt setting for this closing ceremony, a time to reflect on the wonderful celebrations in which we had all been involved throughout the year. We closed the year with an evening of fun and laughter at our Ladies’ Dinner at the home of our Headmaster and his wife. Our dinner was once again followed by our entertaining Chinese Auction!


A happy ending to the 175 year

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Wynberg Moms for their assistance at many of the functions as well as for the many donations of delicious eats. It is always our pleasure to meet new Moms and to share time with our Wynberg Parents. Parental Involvement is an important part of the School and Wynberg is fortunate to have such a willing and involved parent body. Our thanks to you all. The Ladies’ motto “It Will All Work Out” helped us through each occasion, especially when there were unexpected changes to our plans!! We shared so many good times and fun along the way, rising as a team to each opportunity and challenge. Thank you to each one of you for your support and input to make the Ladies the great team that it was. To the many Ladies who had sons in Matric and left our team at year-end, we wish you well

and know you will look back with fond memories to the happy times we shared over the years. We thank Jan and Anne de Waal for their support during the year and wish them well as they continue their journey at Wynberg. Thanks too, to Jeanette Muller for her role in liaising between the School and the Ladies, as well as to Tessa De Klerk, Jeremy Kellerman, Jeremy Petersen and the Support Staff for their assistance throughout the year. 2016 has been a Year of Celebration, of New Beginnings and of Challenges. The Ladies are privileged to have played a part in the life of the School in its 175th year. We are all the richer for the experiences we have shared during this time. Cheryl Borchardt Chairlady

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Prefects Master-in-charge: Mr Peter Murison Prefect Body: Gideon Boshoff (Head Prefect)*, Dian Fourie (Deputy Head Prefect & RCL)*, Christiaan Botha (De Villiers House), Timothy Gertzen (De Waal House)*, Che February (De Waal House), Daniel Egan-Fowler (Littlewood House), Liam Didcott (Lorie House), Maverick Pearson (McNaughton House), Daryn van Heerden (Rhodes House)*, Oliver Bing (Van Riebeeck House), Daryn Bright (Wellington House), Stefan Langenhoven (Academics), Sean Cheney (Academics), Robin Lindup (Communications), Luc Hill (Communications), Cassie Robbertze (Culture), Jonan Bowers (Service), Michael Kievits (Sport), Matthew Lewis (Sport), James Dawson (Grade 8 Prefect)*, Tristan Moore (Grade 9 Prefect), Connor Jacobs (Grade 10 Prefect), Yanga Ngcayisa (Grade 11 Prefect), Stephen Mathew (Grade 12 Prefect) * Denotes Gold Badge Prefect In a letter I received at the end of the year, one of our outgoing prefects remarked that prefectship had been entirely uncomfortable, difficult and challenging – throughout, not just at the start. Yet, what he learnt, what so many learn, is that it is entirely worth it. Once again, our 2016 body demonstrated that leadership can come from all types and

personalities, and perhaps more importantly, that there is potential to lead within all of us when required. Above all, however, modern leadership is active - it has always been - but now even more so. Leadership is actively building relationships, sacrificing when necessary, sharing successes or failures, and seeing through difficult decisions as required – but still, it is entirely worth it.

Prefects 2016 Third row: C February, T Moore, J Bowers, D Egan-Fowler, M Lewis, G Boshoff Second row: C Robbertze, J Dawson, R Lindup, S Mathew, Y Ngcayisa, C Botha, L Hill

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Front row (L – R): T Gertzen, O Bing, D van Heerden, C Jacobs, Mr P Murison Absent: D Bright, S Cheney, L Didcott, D Fourie, M Kievits, M Pearson, S Langenhoven


A group of great individuals, it was fantastic to see the group understanding develop. Selfless and passionate, there is no doubt that the group came to embody the characteristics which were role-modelled by both Head Prefect, Gideon Boshoff and Deputy Head Prefect, Dian Fourie. Relentlessly ambitious, yet humble and appreciative, they led by example and by sheer weight of their invested relationships. They were a fitting group to guide the school through the mad storm that was the 175th anniversary year. Perhaps the hardest task for any young leader is to lead his peers. To lead means to risk – risk being disappointed in others and disappointing yourself. It means risking being unpopular. The sheer idea that you are a leader means that you should have experienced mass support, yet here you are leading with your back to the crowd at times. The greatest conductors produce beautiful music for the audience but always with their back to them. They get to work, engaging and managing their team with conviction and clear focus. They have faith in their work and whether they are cheered or jeered, their efforts are consistent, honest and true. That leadership takes courage. In guiding Wynberg through a year like no other, the Prefect body of 2016 have left the school in a better place. Their initiatives, their high standards and their determination will long be remembered and valued. I am proud of what they achieved and the people they have become. Leadership, like mercy, is twice blessed. Blessed are those who live it and learn from it, and blessed are those of us fortunate enough to reap the rewards of their labours of love. Well done and thank you to the Prefect body of 2016.

Support Centre Head of the Support Centre: Mrs Catherine Kelly At the beginning of 2016, Ms Michelle Ireland, an Educational Psychologist intern, joined us for six months to offer her expertise in this field. This new venture proved so successful that both Wynberg Boys’ Schools will be employing her on a part-time basis next year, by which time she will be fully qualified. Ms Ireland is also an experienced teacher and has much to offer the school in terms of academic and counselling support. The Support Centre continues to grow in the assistance offered to the boys and their families. With the outside assistance of Jarryd Smith, our drug counsellor, we provide support for those boys who make poor choices with regards to drug taking. We offer support to those who have diagnosed barriers to learning, by helping them to identify their strengths and weaknesses. One of our English teachers, Mrs Wilson, has been most helpful in assisting boys who are struggling with the English language. We hope to grow this service in 2017. Mrs Kelly continues to support boys with emotional situations, such as traumas, relationship issues, difficult parenting and family issues and divorce-related problems. Boys who find themselves in trouble due to poor behaviour also move through the Support Centre as we have recognised that it is not enough for them to face consequences; some behavioural changes need to be made and entrenched behaviours or bad habits need to be worked on if they are to learn to make better decisions.

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At Wynberg we believe in restorative justice and all boys get a chance to correct their mistakes in a balanced, honest, disciplined and caring manner. This work happens in a close relationship with the House Heads as well, and this partnership is going from strength to strength. Support is also offered to parents when needed, with appropriate referrals being made for further support if necessary. As relationships develop with the boys, they feel comfortable to return to the Support Centre when they need to speak to someone they can trust, who is nonjudgemental, who listens, who offers advice and who challenges where necessary. We recognise that boys will not perform optimally when there are disturbances in their lives which upset the balance of stability and

security. Some of these disturbances are selfinflicted and some completely unfair and unforeseen, but with support, the boys can be strengthened and learn resilience, which is such a necessary quality for success in life.

Wynberg’s upgraded Support Centre

Boys selling 175 memorabilia (L – R): Yaseen Dhansay, Rivaldo Alves, Reece Mulholland and Tomas Cupido

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Athletics Master-in-charge: Mr Anthony Sparrow Captain: Oliver Kopp Our year started off with a bang. We had Paarl Athletics and the Inter-house Sports Day early in the year and in quick succession. The boys enjoyed both events and there were some good performances. The usual Zonal events began shortly thereafter as a lead up to the Western Province Championships. This year, Wynberg had a very good contingent of athletes come into its ranks for the first time, all of whom performed really well. A record number of boys made it through to the Western Province Championships, with a record number of Wynberg boys being selected thereafter into the Western Province team:

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Ruben Fourie [U17 shot put] Bevan Sasman [U17 long jump] Oliver Kopp [U19 800 m]. All these boys took part in the Western Cape Championships. Nick De Jager ran very well and achieved a bronze medal in his 400m race. With the official season over, the boys ended the year by taking part in three one hour meets against Rondebosch, Bishops and SACS. The excellent experience gained here will stand them in good stead during the 2017 season. We have had a good year and hope to do even better in 2017.

WP Representatives Zachary Adriaanse [U14 100 m and 200 m] Nick De Jager [U14 400 m] Daniel Judge [U14 long jump] Dillon Sibanda [U15 long jump] Matthew Deglon [U17 800 m]

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(L – R): Oliver Kopp, Matthew Deglon and Nic de Jager


Paarl Athletics team Back Row: Timothy Meyer, Rethabile Louw, Gabriel Chames, Aiden Reynolds, Seth Carstens Middle Row: Spencer Luck, Francis Forbay, Khaalid Saliem, Ruben Fourie, Matthew Deglon, Phillip Mouton, Kristopher Kruger, Tyler McClure Front Row: Daniel Judge, Zachary Adriaanse, Mr Anthony Sparrow, Oliver Kopp, Mr Stefan Potgieter, Luke Meyer, Saeed Fakier

Sports Day Our annual Sports Day was a particularly memorable one this year as it marked the end of Littlewood’s 13 year reign as champions. Wellington won the event with 245 points to Littlewood’s 242. The boys performed well despite the extremely hot weather and their participation in the 175 Street Parade earlier in the day. Mrs Kopp, mother of the Athletics team captain, Oliver, kindly presented the trophies.

Highlights of the day included: • Matthew Deglon equalled the record for the U17 800m, a record that is 12 years old. • Matthew Deglon missed breaking the U17 400 m record by 0.2 seconds. • Zachary Adriaanse broke the U14 200 m record, also a 12 year old record. Age Group Champions: U14  Zachary Adriaanse; U15  Rethabile Louw U17  Bevan Sasman; U19  Grant Martin

Results De Villiers

De Waal

Littlewood

Lorie

McNaughton

Rhodes

Van Riebeeck

Wellington

184

175

242

184

211

154

83

245

4

6

2

4

3

7

8

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Sports Day. Age Group Champions (L – R): Zachary Adriaanse (U14), Rethabile Louw (U15), Bevan Sasman (U17), Grant Martin (U19)

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Daryn Bright collects the A hug for Mom winner’s trophy on behalf (Mrs Kopp) from Athletics Captain, Oliver of Wellington House

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Wynberg Mile

Juniors

The annual Wynberg Mile saw Oliver Kopp win the senior title for the second successive year. Timothy Meyer was the first junior home, a great improvement upon his 4th place in last year’s race.

1. Timothy Meyer 2. Luke Meyer 3. Dillon Sibanda 4. Colin Clancy 5. Luke Janson 6. Rethabile Louw 7. Matthew Damonze 8. Caleb Vogt 9. Seth Meyer 10. Caleb Lawrence

Seniors 1. Oliver Kopp 2. Matthew Deglon 3. Spencer Luck 4. Zachery Preyser 5. Adrian Taylor 6. Cheyne Haupt 7. James Dawson 8. Michael Dickson 9. Maxwell Jewell 10. Michael Mackintosh

Wynberg Mile Winners (L – R): Oliver Kopp (Senior), Timothy Meyer (Junior)

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De Villiers

De Waal

Littlewood

Lorie

McNaughton

Rhodes

Van Riebeeck

Wellington

Juniors

27 (7th)

53 (2nd)

30 (6th)

42 (3rd)

31 (5th)

20 (8th)

38 (4th)

56 (1st)

Seniors

35 (3rd)

58 (1st)

52 (2nd)

32 (4th)

32 (4th)

28 (8th)

32 (4th)

30 (7th)

Overall total

62

111

82

74

63

48

70

86

Overall position

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Basketball Master-in-charge: Mr Mike Leresche 2016 has been another great year for Basketball… if you read last year’s version, that is how the 2015 report began as well … except, that it is true. Term 4 saw all three of the A-sides: U14A, U16A and 1st team, unbeaten. In fact, the two age-group teams both lost once only all year: to Heideveld whom they convincingly over-turned in the Term 4 return match, as did the 1st team, who did drop a game or two in Term 1. The U14A team extended the winning record of the agegroup to over seven years now, to 81 victories from 84 games. As far as our traditional peninsular boys’ schools opponents went, carnage ensued: all three teams earned Triple Crowns and Grand Slams, with SACS providing most resistance and Bishops and Rondebosch now looking for reasons not to play us. So dominant was Wynberg over these schools that Ms Wentworth’s mighty U14B team beat both Bishops’ and Rondebosch’s A teams, narrowly missing their own Triple Crown with a close 2-point defeat at SACS.

Indeeed, Wynberg’s strength rests not only with quality at A team level, but quantity all through the sport. Ms Wentworth had sufficient players for a C team and if push came to shove, a D team. Mr Goosen had a group of enthusiastic U16B players (being a mix of U15 and U16 since schools don’t play at U15 level), sufficient to field a C team too. Mikhail Connelly in Term 1, and Julien Kazadi in Term 4 ran the 2nd team and are to be thanked for their further contribution to Wynberg’s strength and depth. Wynberg’s dominance of Western Cape Basketball is almost total: our A teams combined won 85% of their games. Our B teams are often asked to play other schools’ A teams. The most difficult areas for us are those teams whose players attend schools without all our traditional winter sports options and who have played club basketball and at school, (making 40odd games a year), most of them from age 9 or 10. Some of our lads play for clubs in the off-season, but few ever arrive at Wynberg from basketball-

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playing Prep schools. The peninsular Junior Schools have not embraced Africa’s biggest and the world’s second-biggest sport. Wish-list? More courts, more coaches, and more better quality fixtures, particularly strength vs strength. Finally, but perhaps most importantly: tours. Wynberg are big fish here in the Western Cape but the pond here is actually very small. We need to play in Gauteng: schools from outside SA play there, schools with ex-patriate children with a longer background in basketball play there and Gauteng schools that field 7 – 10 teams every week play there. That is where we must measure ourselves … if we really want to claim top honours as players and teams. We need to step up a level. Sadly, a recent attempt to get the highly successful 1st team to St John’s College fell short through insufficient response. More than 20 other (mainly) sports teams at Wynberg travel across South Africa every year: it is a regular part of the sport’s annual commitments. My thanks go again to the coaches: Tony Konya has built an enviable record of quality play with the 1st and U16A teams. Ms Melanie Wentworth continues with the super job she has done with the ever-competitive U14 B group. Mr Chris Goosen has thrown himself wholeheartedly into the U16B, building his own experience and creating a group of loyal and ever-improving young players. Thanks too, for the short time they’ve been with us to Mikhail Connelly and Julien Kazadi. Many boys have offered to run the scoresheets and clocks on the table: the games can’t happen without them. In term 1, it was

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St John Land and sometimes Tyler Mentoor who assisted with refereeing junior teams. In term 4, Grant Kantor set a new standard with his level of officiating which I hope he will take on to new levels. Congratulations to Gideon Boshoff, St. John Land, Warona Mbothwe and Mika Schubert, who were awarded Blues. Ayanda Beyile, Michael Dickson, Grant Kantor, Mark Opedun, Michael Rousseau all earned Colours. Nicholas Cable, Liam Lotz, Matthew Jansen and Thomas Wright were awarded Junior Blues.

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Coach: Mr Tony Konya Team: Ayanda Beyile, Gideon Boshoff, Sean Cheney, Michael Dickson, Grant Kantor, St. John Land, Robin Lindup, Liam Lotz, Warona Mbothwe, Mark Opedun, Michael Rousseau, Mika Schubert

U19B Played

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5

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Coach: Mikhail Connelly / Mike Leresche / Julien Kazadi (Term 4) Team: Matthew Almano, Cody Bessick, Caiphus Dlamini, Liam Didcott, Anele Dyan, Coleridge Faraday, Dylan Farred, Francis Forbay, Xiangyiming Kong, Kyle Livermore, Tyler Mentoor, Logan Ross, Seth Scheepers, Jamie Snyders, Matthew van den Berg


1st Team Basketball 2016 Back row: Warona Mbothwe, Liam Lotz, St John Land, Michael Dickson Front row: Ayanda Beyile, Mika Schubert, Gideon Boshoff, Mr Tony Konya (Coach), Grant Kantor, Sean Cheney, Robin Lindup Absent: Michael Rousseau, Mark Opedun

Mr Goosen and his U19B Team gearing up for their match against Rondebosch

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WBHS U16A Basketball Back (L – R): Tyler McClure, Dillon Sibanda, Connor Appollis, Lifa Nqubelani, Matthew Williams, Nicholas Cable Front (L – R): Dante Marinus, TJ Wright, Jarrod Price, Mr Tony Konya (Coach), Matthew Jansen, Danyaal Marlie, Luke van Wyk

WBHS U14A Basketball Team Back (L – R): Tyron Crowie, Ben Boulle, Mikhail Vallie Front (L – R): Ryan Marle, Mihlali Mgope, Mr Mike Leresche, Joshua Lawrence, Keanu Gelderblom

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Coach: Mr Tony Konya Team: Connor Appollis, Nicholas Cable, Anele Dyan, Coleridge Faraday, Matthew Jansen, Liam Lotz, Danyaal Marlie, Dante Marinus, Lifalakhe Nqubelani, Jarrod Price, Luke van Wyk, Matthew Williams, Thomas Wright

U16B Played

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Gideon Boshoff has got the better of this challenge

Coach: Mr Christof Goosen Team: Uzo Agubata, Devon Andrews, Caeden Bredeveldt, Tariro Chamba; Inga Feni, Ethan Fellies, Daniel Harrison, Jordan Herbert, Husain Jaffer, Enrique Kanyemba, Junior Makohliso, Siphosihle Ngxalambiso, In Su Park, Matthew Perrin, Devon Pretorius, Seth Scheepers

U14A Played

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Lost

Drew

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9

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Coach: Mr Mike Leresche Team: Benjamin Boulle, Tyron Crowie, Daniel Denton, Keanu Gelderblom, Joshua Lawrence, Hlanga Mabele, Ryan Marle, Mihlali Mgope, Theolan Marimuthu, Kasper Ter Burg, Mikhali Vallie

U16A team’s Matthew Jansen lining up to score vs Westerford

U14B No results available

Coach: Ms Melanie Wentworth Team: Isa Ahmed, Luke George, Uzair Gire, Ewan James, Cian Kennedy, Lenrique Lodewyk, Theolan Marimuthu, Mihlali Mgope, Amilcar Mtombeni, Jordan Sasman, Ethan Welby-Solomon

The U14As put RBHS under pressure

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Canoeing Master-in-charge: Mr Rob MacLean

Zach Preyser (front left) and his partner representing SA at the World Junior Canoe Marathon Championships in Germany

Zach navigating Cradock Weir in his 1st Fish River Canoe Marathon

Zach Preyser doing his first Fish River Canoe Marathon at the bottom of Soutpans Rapid, Day1

M-i-c Canoeing, Rob MacLean on course to win the SA K1 Masters Canoe Marathon title 2016

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Canoeing at WBHS started off very well in the first term of 2016 with some 15 regular paddlers going down to Zandvlei (Peninsula Canoe Club) twice a week. Unfortunately, attendance then went into decline with the advent of the winter terms and finally, in term 4, there were no takers at all! This was a great disappointment as for the past three years, and consistently during the winter terms, WBHS paddlers have enjoyed the benefit of the top class canoe coaching, facilities and equipment that the Peninsula Canoe Club has made available. The reason for this decline is mainly due to the boys being heavily involved in a number of school activities. However, WBHS canoeing saw the rise into the National Junior ranks of one of our own, Zach Preyser, who not only won his SA Surf Ski paddling colours by placing 2nd in the SA Schools Surf Ski Championships, but he was also selected to represent South Africa in the U18 age group category ( Junior Men) at the World Canoe Marathon Championships held in Brandenburg in mid-September, 2016. At this event, Zach and his partner were placed 15th out of some 45 canoes in the monumentally competitive K2 (doubles) event. Zach also branched out into river canoe racing this season and participated (and won a podium position) in the Junior division in K2 on the annual Breede River Canoe Marathon in September. He completed his first Fish River Canoe Marathon a month later. During the year, Wynbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s canoe coach and Physical Education teacher, Mr Rob MacLean, completed the Dusi, Umkomaas, Berg, Breede (his 30th) and Fish River (his 20th) canoe marathons. Since taking up the sport some years ago, Mr MacLean has competed, with distinction, in some 372 local Western Province canoeing events. Sadly, he retires at the end of 2016 and we thank him for the significant contribution he has made to the sport. He will be replaced by fellow teacher, Mr Marcus Melck, who is a former SA Senior National Colours holder as well as a past SA Canoeing High Performance Coach.

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The 2016 Cricket Overview: the six moments that defined the year Patron: Mr Fritz Bing Master-in-charge: Mr Shaun Hewett

(1) Wynberg co-hosts the fourth staging of the Cape Cricket Festival: 11 January 2016 Wynberg hosted Pretoria Boys’ in the 30th and final match of the five-day, 12-team festival that welcomed its first overseas visitor – Scotch Oakburn from Tasmania – in 2016. Wynberg – along with co-hosts, Paarl Boys’ and SACS, can be proud of a concept that has come a long way since its inception in 2013 and – judging from the growing waiting-list – one that is rapidly establishing itself as a premier January u19 schoolboy cricket festival.

(2) Wynberg wins the Cape Town Cricket Club Sixes Tournament: 24 January 2016 The Wynberg side – comprising Umar Anthony, Tristan Coetzee, Dominic Coetzer, Matthew de Villiers, Wade Dollman, Mika Ekström and Chase Hermanus – defeated Fish Hoek, Bergvliet

and SACS in preliminary matches at the annual tournament hosted by Cape Town Cricket Club at the Boon Wallace Oval in Plumstead to advance to the final against Rondebosch. Wynberg posted 68 in its allotted five overs and defended the runs to conclude the day as champions. As a bonus, Dominic Coetzer received the player of the tournament award.

(3) Wynberg celebrates its 175th anniversary at Newlands Cricket Ground: 31 January 2016 Months of planning – added to a last-minute change of format from double-wicket to six-aside – culminated in Wynberg launching its 175year anniversary celebrations in style, care of a unique tournament played on the revered turf of Newlands Cricket Ground under the cloudless skies of a near-perfect summer’s day. Bishops, Grey High School, Newlands Cricket School, Paarl Boys’, Paul Roos, Rondebosch, SACS and hosts, Wynberg, sent eight-man squads featuring

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The Wynberg Boys’ High School 1st XI: 2016 WP T20 champions Back row: Mr Eric Lefson (coach); Tristan Coetzee; Josh Breed; Riaz Paleker; Chase Hermanus; Brent Johnson; Grant Martin; Wade Dollman; Kyle Pluke; Mika Ekström; Mr Rodney Inglis (manager); Karl Vermeulen Front row (L – R): Umar Anthony; Dominic Coetzer; Matthew de Villiers; Mr Oscar Nauhaus (coach); Mr Shaun Hewett (MIC: Wynberg Cricket)

Mika Ekström captained in the absence of Karl Vermeulen (on crutches in the photo) who tore knee ligaments in the semi-final. six current 1st XI players and two prominent old boy/icon cricketers for a day’s cricket that had the 5000-strong crowd enthralled. Wynberg, boosted by old boys Matthew Kleinveldt and Geoff Dods, defeated SACS (boasting Proteas’ incumbent off-spinner, Dane Piedt, in its ranks) and a Dave Callaghan and Wayne Parnell-led Grey High School during its preliminary matches to advance to the final against Bishops who, in turn, had beaten Rondebosch and Paul Roos. Bishops posted an imposing 93 runs in its allotted five overs and Wynberg struggled from the get-go to keep in touch of the required runrate. That Bishops secured a 23-run victory could not detract from the success of the day. Wynberg 175 was up and running in spectacular fashion.

(4) The 1st XI is crowned WP U19 Knockout Trophy champions: 01 March 2016 Wynberg defeated Bishops by 53 runs on the Jacques Kallis Oval in the final of the WP U19

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Knock-out Trophy to secure top honours for the third straight year and 10th time in the competition’s 20-year history. The team travelled to Stellenbosch 48 hours later to take on Boland champions, Paarl Gym, for the right to represent the Cobras at the national championships in Potchefstroom. The game proved a bridge too far for Wynberg.

(5) The Wynberg flag is hoisted above the Skukuza Oval: 11 July 2016 – 12 July 2016 A 13-man squad – accompanied by Messrs Lefson and Nauhaus – became the first Wynberg sports team to travel to the Kruger National Park to represent the school in a competitive fixture played within the confines of the iconic game reserve. The two-day game v Menlo Park played at the Skukuza Cricket Club proved the highlight of a nine-day winter tour that also saw Wynberg compete for the first time at the annual Mozzie


The Wynberg team at PPC Newlands. Wynberg Six-a-side Cricket Festival (L – R): Matthew Kleinveldt (Old Boy), Chase Hermanus, Dominic Coetzer, Wade Dollman, Mika Ekström, Geoff Dods (Old Boy), Umar Anthony, Tristan Coetzee. Photo: ©Terry February.

Winter Tour to Mpumalanga (L – R): Skukuza’s very unique cricket oval; the team at the Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park

Week hosted by Hoërskool Nelspruit. Those fortunate to have travelled to Mpumalanga will not forget the day spent game-viewing in the park; the warthog and impala that grazed the Skukuza outfield during the course of the days’ play; the post-match braai under the stars of a crisp bushveld winter’s evening followed by the night-drive home from the ground to Paul Kruger Gate en route to the team’s accommodation in Hazyview and the wondrous hospitality extended to Wynberg throughout its stay in the Lowveld.

Wynberg had the distinction of hosting two major cricket festivals this year

(6) Wynberg hosts Cape Schools’ Cricket Week: 30 September 2016 Wynberg  –  as per its 175th anniversary celebrations  –  hosted Cape Schools’ Cricket Week and welcomed its guests from the Eastern Cape (Dale College, Grey High School, Queen’s College, Selborne College and Union High School) and the Western Cape (Paarl Boys’, Paul Roos, Rondebosch and SACS) care of a gala dinner in the Members’ Pavilion at Newlands Cricket Ground on the evening before the

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Wynberg’s 2016 provincial cricketers: Back row: Mika Ekström (WP U19B); Grant Martin (WP U19A); Karl Vermeulen (WP U17A); Bonga Makaka (WP U17A); Tristan Coetzee (WP U19B) Middle row: Chigozie Iwegbuna (WP U19B); Josh Breed (WP U17B); Nazeem Noor (WP U17B); Chase Hermanus (WP U17B); Kyle Pluke (WP U17A); Damian Isaacs (WP U15B) Front row (L – R): Cameron Tanner (WP U15B); Raees Carr (WP U15A); Riaz Paleker (WP U17B); Phiwe Mentoor (WP U15B); Josh Schippers (WP U17B); Tebogo Faas (WP U15A) Absent: Umar Anthony (WP U17A)

opening matches. The mercurial spring weather was magnificent throughout and the host school rose to the occasion to conclude the festival unbeaten thanks to wins against Queen’s, Union and Selborne and a draw v Grey. Breed, Lamb, Paleker and Vermeulen all scored tons during the course of the week with Breed becoming just the third Wynberg cricketer – after Tom Main and Dalin Oliver – to score a hundred and return a seven-wicket haul (v Union) on the Jacques Kallis Oval. • It should be noted that, (1) – (6) aside, 2016 saw new carpets added to the Silverhurst A and B nets as well as a revamp to the Algie Pavilion that resulted in the old brick-clad floor being replaced by a tiled one. Wynberg welcomed the BBC to the campus for a week in November: its team was in the country shadowing U15A opening bowler, Tebogo

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Faas, for the purposes of documenting the progress made by the country 25 years after its readmission to international sport. The programme is set to air internationally in December 2016.

Victorious Wynberg batsmen, Dominic Coetzer and Tristan Coetzee, shake hands with the SACS players, including SACS icon, Alan Dawson, at the end of their encounter at the Wynberg Six-a-side Festival at PPC Newlands. Photo: © Terry February.


The 2016 Cricket Overview: Individual highlights and milestones (A) Provincial representation: WP U19A

Grant Martin

WP U19B

Tristan Coetzee; Mika Ekström; Chigozie Iwegbuna

WP U17A

Umar Anthony; Bonga Makaka; Kyle Pluke; Karl Vermeulen

WP U17B

Josh Breed; Chase Hermanus; Nazeem Noor; Riaz Paleker; Josh Schippers

WP U15A

Raees Carr; Tebogo Faas

WP U15B

Damian Isaacs; Phiwe Mentoor; Cameron Tanner

(B) 100s: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13)

Matthew Alford (4th XI) 100* v Bishops {28/10/16} Josh Breed (1st XI) 107* v Churchie Grammar {12/01/16} Josh Breed (1st XI) 101 v Queen’s College {01/10/16} Tristan Burnell (U14B) 119* v SACS {03/11/16} Raees Carr (U15A) 104* v Paul Roos {13/02/16} Bevan Coveley (U15A) 100* v Reddam {05/03/16} Craig Jeffery (U15A) 165* v Stellenberg {15/10/16} Jesse Kriel (4th XI) 124 v Westerford {30/01/16} Kyle Lamb (1st XI) 138 v Union High School {03/10/16} Grant Martin (1st XI) 100 v Hoerskool Nelspruit {15/07/16} Grant Martin (1st XI) 133* v Plumstead {19/10/16} Grant Martin (1st XI) 101* v Paarl Boys’ {12/11/16} Phiwe Mentoor (U15B) 109* v Bishops {23/01/16}

(14) Matthew Mingo (2nd XI) 103* v Bishops {29/10/16} (15) Zayd Noor (U14A) 102* v Stellenberg {15/10/16} (16) Riaz Paleker (1st XI) 102 v Selborne College {04/10/16} (17) Tristan Perez (U14A) 152* v Paarl Boys’ {27/02/16} (18) Tristan Perez (U14A) 112* v Newlands Cricket School {26/10/16} (19) Cameron Tanner (U15A) 102* v Pinelands {30/01/16} (20) Karl Vermeulen (1st XI) 127 v Westlake Boys’ High School {24/09/16} (21) Karl Vermeulen (1st XI) 101 v Queen’s College {01/10/16} • Honourable mentions to Michael-John Taft (5th XI) 99* v Pinelands {25/10/16} and Zakee Badrudeen (2nd XI) 99 v Bishops {29/10/16}

(B) Six-wicket hauls: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)

Josh Breed (1st XI) 6/51 v Malvern College {18/02/16} Josh Breed (1st XI) 7/46 v Union High School {03/10/16} Timothy Grills (2nd XI) 6/15 v Rondebosch {06/02/16} Chase Hermanus (1st XI) 6/24 v Churchie Grammar {12/01/16} Niyaaz Johnson (15A) 6/12 v Reddam {05/03/16} Matthew Petersen (1st XI) 7/10 v Dulwich College {16/02/16} Fouche Swanepoel (15C) 6/2 v Paul Roos {10/02/16} Kadan Witbooi (3rd XI) 7/16 v Stellenberg {15/10/16}

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(C) Hat-trick: (1) Tyler van Rensburg (U15B) 3/3 including a hat-trick v Table View {30/01/16}

(D) 100 1st XI Caps: (1) Mika Ekström (1st XI) 100th 1st XI cap v Scotch Oakburn {09/01/16}. Mika would ultimately play his 134th – and final – match for the 1st XI v SACS on 05/11/16 and – in so doing – left Wynberg as its 6th most-capped player in history.

(E) Old Boys’ success (the following Old Boys all played and/or umpired first-class and/or international cricket during the course of 2016): (1) (2) (3)

David Bedingham (Class of 2012) Boland Grant Edmeades (Class of 2010) Boland Adrian Holdstock (Class of 1987) ICC international umpire (4) Matthew Kleinveldt (Class of 2007) Cobras and WP (5) Richard Levi (Class of 2005) Cobras, WP & Northants (6) Sabir Mallie (Class of 2011) WP (7) Dyllan Matthews (Class of 2015) SA Universities XI & North West (8) Travis Muller (Class of 2011) WP (9) Malusi Siboto (Class of 2005) SA ‘A’ & Titans (10) Jason Smith (Class of 2012) SA Emerging XI & Cobras (11) Shadley van Schalkwyk (Class of 2006) Knights (12) Kyle Verreynne (Class of 2015) SA U19 & WP S. Hewett

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Tribute to Shaun Hewett, Out-going M-i-c of Cricket by Eric Lefson When Shaun returned for his second stint at Wynberg after a year’s break, he picked up right where he left off with his 14A side. Many of Wynberg’s finest cricketers started their high school careers in Shaun’s hands. Not only did they encounter a passionate knowledgeable coach but one who instilled the importance of the Wynberg cricket tradition that they now needed to carry forward. None will forget those post game talks on the far side of the Silverhurst B field, which became affectionately known as Hewett Corner. An additional task that Shaun assumed was that of Master-In-Charge of Cricket. Despite facing many challenges, he took to the role with his typical total commitment. His organisational skills and administrational efficiency meant that cricket ran smoothly. For both coach and player, life was made very easy. It is a sad day for Wynberg that Shaun has decided to move on, but Wynberg Cricket will be forever grateful for his contribution. It is greatly appreciated and will be forever remembered by those who passed through his hands.

Eric Lefson (left) with Shaun Hewett


Wynberg’s Term 1 cricket achievers (boys who have scored a 100 and/or taken a six-wicket haul and/or a hat-trick) Back row: Niyaaz Johnson, Chase Hermanus, Fouche Swanepoel, Josh Breed, Jesse Kriel, Tim Grills Front row (L – R): Cameron Tanner, Phiwe Mentoor, Bevan Coveley, Raees Carr, Matthew Petersen, Tyler van Rensburg, Tristan Perez

BBC Sport interviewing Wynberg’s Tebogo Faas and Head of Cricket, Shaun Hewett

At the CTCC Sixes Tournament (L – R): Tristan Coetzee, Mika Ekstrom and Dominic Coetzer

Mika Ekström, the 6th most capped player in Wynberg’s history (134 caps)

Grade 10 leg-spinner Matthew Petersen took 9–3–10–7 on his debut for the 1st XI v Dulwich College in February, becoming the first bowler since 2014 to take 7 or more wickets for the 1st XI

Cape Schools’ Cricket Week: Headmaster Jan de Waal (centre back), with the team from his alma mater, Union High

The Wynberg team in good spirits on the PPC Newlands outfield, Sunday, 31/01/16 (L – R): Umar Anthony, Mika Ekström, Chase Hermanus, Wade Dollman, Photo: ©Terry February.

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1st XI Coach: Mr Eric Lefson Professional: Mr Oscar Nauhaus Manager: Mr Rodney Inglis Captain: Karl Vermeulen Played

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2016 was always going to be a challenging one for the Wynberg 1st XI with so few Grade 12s in the running to make the starting XI. The manner in which so young a side would be able to front up to the greater experience on display in opposing teams was always going to determine how far this group would go. The results of the season reflect that the team ultimately gave a good account of itself. There were, however, undoubted occasions where that lack of experience came to the fore.

It is fair to say – from a batting point of view – that the team relied too heavily on the contributions of Karl Vermeulen and Josh Breed. The team struggled to post competitive totals if these two failed to register significant scores. Saying that: Karl and Josh rose to the occasion more often than not and their combined performances throughout the year with regards total runs scored have only ever been surpassed by distinguished old boy cricketers – Telo and Levi – in 2004. The side’s batting depth lacked spine and too many of the other top-order batsmen flattered to deceive and cameos rather than telling contributions proved the order of the day. This was ultimately at the hearts of the team’s inconsistency. Our bowling lacked penetration and the services of an out-and-out strike bowler. Kyle Pluke showed promise as an opening bowler; Breed was very good at times while Wade Dollman could be relied upon to hold up an end. Too often though our bowlers failed to fire as a unit.

1st Cricket XI Back row (L – R): Wade Dollman, Matthew de Villiers, Umar Anthony, Kyle Pluke, Riaz Paleker, Tristan Coetzee, Chase Hermanus, Brent Johnson Front row (L – R): Grant Martin, Mika Ekström, Mr Rodney Inglis (manager), Karl Vermeulen (captain), Mr Eric Lefson (coach), Josh Breed, Mr Oscar Nauhaus (coach)

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2016 will, however, erratic results aside, be remembered for some truly memorable performances. Wynberg won the WP u19 KO Cup for the 3rd consecutive year care of victory in the final v Bishops in March. To win so prestigious – and tough – a competition three years running is a remarkable achievement. The performances at Cape Schools’ Cricket Week in October in which 300+ totals were posted by Wynberg in three of the four matches were encouraging and offered a glimpse as to what this side could achieve when whole-team contributions were registered. The nine-day winter tour in July to Mozzie Week in Nelspruit proved a tremendous learning curve for a 13man squad ranging in age from 14 to 17. The tour also afforded the boys the rare privilege of playing a pre-festival two-day game v Menlo Park amidst grazing impala and warthog (and within earshot of grunting hippo) on the wholly unique Skukuza Oval in the Kruger National Park. In essence: 2017 will see the vast majority of the side return. It will be interesting to see if lessons of 2016 have been learnt. If so: 2017 bodes well. I would – in closing – like to offer sincere thanks to the Wynberg 1st XI parents for their hard work behind-the-scenes coordinating catering and hospitality for the myriad festival matches ( January and October), Saturday games and midweek tour games that were played at Wynberg throughout the year; Rodney Inglis for overseeing managerial and PR duties; Oscar Nauhaus, our professional coach, for his energy and passion and Shaun Hewett, the outgoing MIC Cricket, for all the time and effort that he has put into Wynberg Cricket during the course of his six-year tenure. Eric Lefson

Karl Vermeulen holding the Cape Town 6s Trophy (in his right hand) and the U19 T20 KO Cup

A delighted Eric Lefson (Coach), Oscar Nauhaus (Cricket Pro.), Rodney Inglis (Manager) and Shaun Hewett (M-i-c Cricket) with the U19 T20 KO Cup

Retiring Matrics (L – R): Tristan Coetzee, Dominic Coetzer, Mika Ekström

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Results 2016 Game 1 v DF Malan (20/20)

Game 8 v Pretoria Boys’ (50 overs)

WBHS 175/7 (Vermeulen 45) DF Malan 115 (Coetzee 4/13) Won by 60 runs

WBHS 168/8 Pretoria Boys 169/5 (Breed 3/40) Lost by 5 wickets

Game 2 v Westerford (20/20)

Game 9 v Churchie (AUS) (50 overs)

WBHS 158/6 (Samaai 59, Vermeulen 50) Westerford 55 (Anthony 4/10) Won by 103 runs

WBHS 254/3 (Breed 107*, Paleker 57) Churchie 131 (Hermanus 6/24) Won by 123 runs

Game 3 v Paarl Boys’ (50 overs)

Game 10 v Hans Moore (20/20)

WBHS 213/8 (Martin 52) Paarl Boys 137 (Anthony 4/22) Won by 76 runs

WBHS 119/6 Hans Moore 97 Won by 22 runs

Game 4 v Northcliff

Game 11 v Hermanus (50 overs)

WBHS 206 (Coetzer 40) Northcliff 148 (Pluke 4/31) Won by 58 runs

Hermanus 152/9 (Hermanus 3/23) WBHS 153/1 (Vermeulen 62, Paleker 61*) Won by 9 wickets

Game 5 v Waterkloof (50 overs)

Game 12 v Outeniqua (20/20)

Waterkloof 183/7 WBHS 184/8 (Martin 61*, Hermanus 45) Won by 2 wickets

Outeniqua 120/9 (Pluke 3/22) WBHS 122/0 (Vermeulen 54*, Anthony 44*) Won by 10 wickets

Game 6 v Scotch Oakburn (AUS)

Game 13 v Paarl Gym (40 overs)

Scotch 128 (Ekström 4/21, Breed 3/5, de Villiers 3/24) WBHS 129/1 (Vermeulen 81*, Breed 44*) Won by 9 wickets

WBHS 187/6 (Martin 68*, Vermeulen 66) Paarl Gym 188/8 (Anthony 3/25) Lost by 2 wickets

Game 7 v Noord-Kaap Noord-Kaap 146 (Dollman 3/13) WBHS 147/5 (Breed 54*) Won by 5 wickets

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Game 14 v Bishops Bishops 169 (Breed 4/36, Anthony 3/30, Ekström 3/30) WBHS 170/4 (Paleker 67) Won by 6 wickets


Game 15 v Pinelands

Game 22 v Malvern (UK)

WBHS 188/9 dec (Anthony 51*) Pinelands 140/8 Draw

WBHS 267/8 Dec (Martin 58, Coetzer 45) Malvern 198 (Breed 6/51, Petersen 3/42) Won by 69 runs

Game 16 v SACS (20/20)

Game 23 v Affies (50 overs)

SACS 76/9 (Ekström 3/22) WBHS 77/1 (Coetzer 47*) Won by 9 wickets

Affies 242/8 (Ekström 4/38) WBHS 225 (Breed 51) Lost by 17 runs

Game 17 v Rondebosch

Game 24 v Western Cape Sports School (20/20)

WBHS 82 RBHS 83/2 Lost by 8 wickets

WCSS 104/8 WBHS 105/4 Won by 6 wickets

Game 18 v Paul Roos

Game 25 v Paarl Boys’

Paul Roos 215 (Dollman 4/23) WBHS 130/8 Draw

Paarl Boys 114 (Breed 5/34, Ekström 4/19) WBHS 115/9 Won by 1 wicket

Game 19 v Paul Roos (20/20)

Game 26 v Bishops (20/20)

Paul Roos 158/8 WBHS 140 Lost by 18 runs

WBHS 137/9 (Anthony 60, Breed 44) Bishops 84 (Anthony 3/22) Won by 53 runs

Game 20 v Somerset College (20/20)

Game 27 v Paarl Gym (20/20)

Somerset College 159 (Breed 4/21, Dollman 3/30) WBHS 160/3 (Coetzee 59, Vermeulen 42*) Won by 7 wickets

Paarl Gym 127/8 (Pluke 3/21) WBHS 83 Lost by 44 runs

Game 21 v Dulwich (UK) (45 overs) WBHS 251/4 (Martin 84*, Vermeulen 64) Dulwich 120 (Petersen 7/10) Won by 131 runs

Game 28 v Menlo Park WBHS 241 (Anthony 61, De Villiers 40) Menlo Park 155/9 (Dolman 4/16) Draw

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Game 29 v SACS (50 overs)

Game 35 v Union

SACS 209/9 (Ekström 5/36) WBHS 145 (Hermanus 42) Lost by 64 runs

WBHS 306/4dec (Lamb 138, Ekström 63, Anthony 54*) Union 154 (Breed 7/46) Won by 152 runs

Game 30 v Westlake (NZ) (50 overs) WBHS 257/4 (Vermeulen 127, Breed 49) Westlake 98 Won by 159 runs

Game 31 v CTCC (20/20) CTCC 137/8 WBHS 138/4 (Anthony 55*, Hermanus 44) Won by 6 wickets

Game 32 v CTCC (20/20) CTCC 128/9 (Coetzee 44) WBHS 129/6 Won by 4 wickets

Game 33 v Queen’s College WBHS 318/5dec (Vermeulen 101, Breed 101, Coetzee 62) Queens 149 (Ekström 4/27, Anthony 3/18, Pluke 3/48) Won by 169 runs

Game 34 v Grey High School Grey 280/8 dec (Hermanus 4/66) WBHS 177/4 (Vermeulen 61*, Breed 53, Paleker 51*) Draw

Game 36 v Selborne (50 overs) WBHS 305/9 (Paleker 102) Selborne 137 (Anthony 5/46) Won by 168 runs

Game 37 v Bishops (2 day) Bishops 151 (Breed 4/31, Anthony 3/29) WBHS (Vermeulen 96, Coetzee, Breed 68) Won by 168 runs

Game 38 v Stellenberg Stellenberg 129 (Breed 5/37, Pluke 3/26) WBHS 130/3 (Vermeulen 63) Won by 7 wickets

Game 39 v Rondebosch (45 overs) WBHS 188/9 (Breed 51) RBHS 189/8 (Pluke 3/35, Hermanus 3/32) Lost by 2 wickets

Game 40 v Bishops (45 overs) Bishops 159 (Pluke 3/26, Hermanus 3/28) WBHS 160/1 (Coetzee 93*. Vermeulen 42*) Won by 9 wickets

Game 41 v SACS WBHS 112 SACS 113/1 Lost by 9 wickets

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43

41

37

36

37

24

25

13

10

10

10

9

R PALEKER (2)

M EKSTROM (93)

W DOLLMAN (2)

M DE VILLIERS

T COETZEE (16)

D COETZER (21)

B JOHNSON (2)

K LAMB

J ALEXANDER

C TANNER

M PETERSEN

U HARTLEY (14)

3

43

C HERMANUS

B MAKAKA

44

K VERMEULEN (32)

9

45

J BREED (41)

9

45

U ANTHONY (19)

T GRILLS (27)

47

K PLUKE (10)

E SAMAAI (2)

48

G MARTIN (27)

2

7

8

6

8

12

13

20

25

21

19

27

33

25

35

33

28

10

31

CAPS INNS

RECORD 20/20 GAMES:

1

1

0

4

1

1

3

3

2

6

8

5

6

4

6

5

5

7

5

N/O

36

85

168

30

100

342

125

354

610

230

225

350

877

420

1331

1230

540

100

690

RUNS

36.0

14.2

21.0

15.0

14.3

31.1

12.5

20.8

26.5

15.3

20.5

15.9

32.5

20.0

45.9

43.9

23.5

33.3

26.5

AVE

21

20

61

5*

29

138

25

47*

93*

40

43*

63

102

45

127

107*

61

25*

100

H/S

PLAYED 12 WON 10 LOST 2 TIE 0

66

60

23

83

74

225

272

163

4

261

392

264

60

9

10

1

15

13

32

43

15

0

43

76

45

11

205

180

108

279

238

615

850

646

20

830

1020

941

196

OVERS MAIDEN RUNS

PLAYED 17 WON 10 DREW 4 LOST 3

RECORD LIMITED OVERS GAMES: PLAYED 12 WON 9 LOST 3

RECORD DECLARATION GAMES:

1st XI 2016 STATS

12

15

5

17

10

37

58

40

1

68

59

64

6

WICK

17.1

12.0

21.6

16.4

23.8

16.6

14.7

16.2

20.0

12.2

17.3

14.7

32.7

AVE

1/35

7/10

2/12

4/13

3/24

4/16

5/36

6/24

1/11

7/46

5/46

4/31

B/B

3.1

3.0

4.7

3.4

3.2

2.7

3.1

4.0

5.0

3.2

2.6

3.6

3.3

R/O

33.0

24.0

27.6

29.3

44.4

36.5

28.1

24.5

24.0

23.0

39.9

24.8

60.0

S/R

1

2

1

1

3

5

30

20

14

11

15

38

5

9

27

11

20

6

25

1

3

1

3

6

3

1

1

4

3

3

CATCH STP/RO

1

4

1

4

10

9

6

5

50s

1

1

2

2

1

1

1

1

4

1

100s 5/WKTS


Player Profiles Karl Vermeulen: Captain – Honours Karl has become a very good opening batsman. He is technically solid although, like most batsmen, is vulnerable early. His strength, however, is that – once in – he tends to make it count. His total of 1331 runs is the 2nd most by a Wynberg batsman in a year. I believe he is well capable of scoring close to 2000 runs in his final year and his performances will be vital for the team to be successful. As a captain, Karl has a good understanding of the game and has continued to develop. An area where he can improve is his body language as his emotions can sometimes affect the team negatively.

Mika Ekström: Vice Captain – Blues Mika did not have the type of year on the field that he and I would have hoped would materialise. He battled with his bowling and he never quite realised his full potential as a batsman. However, despite setbacks, he remained the ultimate team-man. His attitude was an example to his team-mates on the senior statesman-like role that a Grade 12 should play within a side. I trust that he will go on and play club cricket and make a difference there too. It should be noted that Mika departs high school as the 6th most capped Wynberg 1st XI cricketer in history (134 games).

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Tristan Coetzee: Colours Tristan is typically very good or very bad: a blows-hot-andcold performer to the hilt. His knock under lights against Bishops was the most impressive innings played by a Wynberg 1st XI cricketer in 2016. There were other times though where his contributions were lacklustre. The season’s performances would suggest that if he was tied down it wouldn’t be long before something gave. Tristan has the undoubted ability to go on and play some very good cricket beyond school. His temperament will ultimately be the determining factor with regards postschool success and/or disappointment though.

Dominic Coetzer: Colours Dom kept wicket in the 1st term and made some valuable contributions with the bat. Once in, his strength and good eye could change a game quickly. Unfortunately injury meant he missed his final term.

Grant Martin: Blues Grant did everything right in 2016 to be successful. He is blessed with an athletic physique; he worked hard on his game and prepared well at


training and after-hours. However, although he produced a noteworthy performance here and there, most memorably a match-winning century against Nelspruit, he appeared to lack the selfbelief to become the player that I – and others – believe that he can be. Ultimately if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.

Josh Breed: Honours After a poor 2015, Josh developed into a very good allround cricketer during the course of 2016. Scoring over 1000 runs and taking 70 wickets is the 2nd best allround year by a Wynberg 1st XI cricketer in history. As a batsman he put a high price on his wicket and hated getting out, even though he often lacked fluidity. As a leg-spinner, he showed good ability and – even though a little erratic – he could be consistently relied upon to make important breakthroughs. Josh is very capable of completing the rare 1000 run/100 wicket ‘double’ next in 2017.

Kyle Pluke: Colours Kyle matured as a cricketer as the year progressed. He started to show signs of development during the winter tour and that continued during the 4th term. He has started to learn to use the short ball and – in so doing – has added variety in his approach to batsmen. He has the potential to register 100+ wickets for the 1st XI.

Umar Anthony: Colours Umar has the natural ability to perform well in all aspects (and formats) of the game. He must, however, continue his development in order to do this consistently and when it matters most so as to entrench his role as a reliable contributor to the team’s success.

Riaz Paleker: Colours Riaz made an encouraging start to his ‘open’ cricket career. He can become a little bogged down at times but he does not give his wicket away. He could develop into a very good player over the next couple of years although he will have to work hard on improving his fielding as a means of his continued development as a genuine 1st XI cricketer.

Chase Hermanus: Colours Chase has the attributes of a talented all-round cricketer who could go far in the game. There does, however, remain much room for improvement in both batting and bowling-specific aspects of his game. His batting was characterized by unsubstantial cameos and too often a promising over was marred by a ‘release’ ball. Time is, however, on his side and he could (read should) still translate his undoubted talent into meaningful runs and wickets for the Wynberg 1st XI.

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Wade Dollman: Colours Wade played a vital role in the team. As the holding seamer he could be relied upon to dry up the runs from one end and his easygoing presence and positive energy brought a synergy to the team that saw him become the entrenched heart and soul of the side. Injury robbed the team of Wade’s on-field presence during Term 4 and he was sorely missed. I look forward to seeing him back in 2017.

Kyle Lamb: Colours Kyle played a few games before missing the 4th term so as to travel to Australia on exchange. He showed enough with bat in hand (including a maiden ton during Cape Schools’ Cricket Week) to suggest that he has the potential to develop into a gritty number 3. The door is ajar: it will be up to Kyle to force his way in care of upping the ante with regards working that much harder on improving his game.

Matthew de Villiers: Colours Matthew is a talented ballplayer but was unable to command a regular place in the starting XI in the limited opportunities that came his way. He needs to learn to play a lot straighter but he has the necessary talent to develop into a very good cricketer.

Brent Johnson: Colours Brent came into the team for Cape Schools’ Cricket Week and played the 4th term when Dom Coetzer was injured. Brent needs to work on his consistency with both bat and gloves but he is certainly a talented (and confident) young man with the necessary time on his side to leave his mark as a Wynberg 1st XI cricketer. I suspect that Brent’s future success will be determined by his own desire to make it to the top as a cricketer.

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Ebrahiem Samaai Ebi played the final term after Dollman’s injury. He strikes the ball well but appears destined to be an inconsistent performer until he realises the importance of shot selection.


2nd XI Back row: (L –R): Bonga Makaka, Ebrahiem Samaai, Tristan Cooke, Timothy Grills, Zakee Badrudeen, Dylan Lamb, Ahmad Booley Front row (L –R): Jaryd Philp, Brent Johnson, Mr Michael Engelbrecht, Maahir Eksteen (Captain), Mr Bernard Loots, Matthew Petersen, Chigozie Iwegbuna

2nd XI Coaches: Messrs Bernard Loots and Michael Engelbrecht Captain: Maahir Eksteen Team: Jason Alexander, Nishaat Alley, Zakee Badrudeen, Dominic Coetzer, Tristan Cooke, Matthew de Villiers, Timothy Grills, Jordan Hancock-Wilken, Ubaid Hartley, Chase Hermanus, Liam Hermanus, Chigozie Iwegbuna, Brent Johnson, Bonga Makaka, Matthew Mingo, Nazeem Noor, Matthew Petersen, Jaryd Philp, Ebrahiem Samaai, Daiyaan Solomons, Kadan Witbooi Played

Won

Lost

Drew

Lost

18

12

4

1

1

The coaching staff of Loots and Engelbrecht, were able to preside over a fairly successful season where the tale of the tape reads: P 18 W 12 L4 D1 and Tied 1. The tied match vs Grey High is as good a place to start as any. The result – although avoidable – was a fitting end to a wonderful day’s cricket and came about due to a combination of nerves amongst the tail end batsmen as well as some dodgy maths. Needing

1 to win with 3 balls left to spare, one would have hoped that the boys would bide their time in getting the single. It was not to be – a run out bringing down the curtain on a pulsating game. The first half of the season saw us lose our final match vs SACS. This put a real damper on things as a demolition of Bishops and a thrilling comeback vs Rondebosch had raised hopes of a triple crown. The SACS celebrations at the end said it all. In fact, 2016 saw us firing blanks against SACS. We were only able to secure a draw in the final fixture, thus not being able to secure a second bite at a triple crown. However, doubles over Bishops and RBHS were satisfying enough. The young team that ended the season was forged on a most enjoyable Stayers Tour to Mossel Bay, Riversdale and Oudtshoorn in September, where they won 3 of the 4 games against 1st XI opposition. The lessons learned on tour were massive and the team showed a subsequent ability to win matches that seemed gone. So it will be with interest that one eyes the 2017 season. M. Engelbrecht

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3rd XI/U17A Coach: Mr J Ronaldson Captain: Khaalid Saliem Team: (5 matches or more) Jason Alexander, Luca Alexander, Adam Helmbold, Liam Hermanus, Jesse Kriel, Dylan Munro, Nazeem Noor, Caleb Philander, Zubair Rylands, Liam Verhoog, Kadan Witbooi Played

Won

Lost

Drew

12

9

3

0

What a thoroughly enjoyable season of cricket! This team showed their true colours during an undefeated fourth term with sparkling performances against Stellenberg, Bishops and SACS. Unfortunately, our Rondebosch fixture was cancelled due to heavy spring rain, denying us potential revenge for our narrow loss to them in February and the chance of a fourth term Triple Crown. Our first term campaign included six victories, a second narrow loss (to Bishops) and a disappointing performance against Paarl Boys’ High School. Although there was a good team

spirit and a reasonable work ethic evident during practice sessions, the team battled to settle initially, mainly due to us having to use 18 players in the nine fixtures played. Khaalid Salim and Zubair Rylands ably led the side during the season and Cedric Landers performed well with the bat, compiling an average of 43.6 runs per innings. Salim was our most effective bowler, taking 20 wickets at an average of 11.05 runs per wicket  –  fine contributions and commitment from both players. Our batting effort was well supported by Adam Helmbold, Liam Hermanus, Liam Verhoog and Jesse Kriel. Our bowling department was boosted through the workman-like performances of Kadan ‘Duckles’ Witbooi, Zubair Rylands and Caleb ‘Vern’ Philander. It has been most satisfying to witness the growth and development of this group of enthusiastic young cricketers. I wish them all the best for the summer of 2017 and, in anticipation, congratulate those who will be promoted to the 2nd XI in January as just reward for their commitment and memorable achievements this season. John Ronaldson

U17A Cricket Team Back row (L – R): Liam Hermanus, Tyler van Rensburg, Nazeem Noor, Liam Verhoog, Caleb Philander Front row (L – R): Dylan Munro, Zubair Rylands, Mr John Ronaldson (Coach), Khaalid Saliem (Captain), Mr Roland Rudd, Jason Alexander, Cedric Landers

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4th XI

6th /7th XI

Coach: Mr Estian Van Der Merwe Captain: Zubair Daniels Team: Matthew Alford, Nishaat Alley, Sebastian Balman, Ahmad Booley, Jesse Kriel, Thaakir Hartley, Ilyaas Manan, Parvez Naidoo, Jonathan Petersen, Daiyaan Solomons, Justin Sproul, Michael-John Taft Played

Won

Lost

Drew

11

7

3

1

Coaches: Messrs Cliff Hull and Pieter Smith Captains: Oliver Bing; Thomas Bing Team: Oliver Bing, Thomas Bing, David Bresick, Dale De Kock, Tashreeq Ebrahim, Daniel Egan-Fowler, Nathan Joseph, Cameron Mackintosh, Michael Mackintosh, Hayden Nicholson, Harshik Narshi, Jaden Peterson, Daniel Prevost, Jason Ravell, Mujahid Sadien, Aquil Sookoo, William Theunissen, Thandile Tinzi, Khanya Tshiki, Devon Westwood, Sikelela Zelanga

5th XI

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

12

5

7

0

Coach: Mr Zayd Hendricks Captain: Dilivio Van Wyk Team: Aiden Bredeveldt, Keagan Edwards, BevanGouws, Jaden Hoedemaker, Waleed Khan, Clint Munien, Sebastian Nel, Tashreeq Parker, Jason Ravell, Michael-John Taft, Deen Van Eeden Played

Won

Lost

Drew

11

4

7

0

U19C vs SACS Back: Luca Alexander, Jesse Kriel, Mr John Ronaldson (Coach), Liam Verhoog, Liam Hermanus, Khaalid Saliem Front: Zubair Rylands, Adam Helmbold, Cedric Landers, Tim Grills, Caleb Philander, Kaden Witbooi

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Under 15 U15A Team Coaches: Messrs Anton Grobler and Christopher Moore Captain: Raees Carr Team: Imran Abdul, Zaid Anthony, Bevan Coveley, Tebogo Faas, Daiyaan Hendricks, Damian Isaacs, Craig Jeffery, Niyaaz Johnson, Ndiphiwe Mentoor, Dominic Miles, Imtiyaaz Samaai, Cameron Tanner (VC) Played

Won

Lost

Drew

NR

26

13

7

5

1

The year started fairly well with a reasonably successful tour to Somerset College. With only one loss to RBHS and a good win vs St Stithian’s, we looked forward to an exciting season. Our bubble soon burst with a loss against the physically superior Paarl Gym and we were again inspired by a one-run victory against Bishops off the last ball under lights. This pretty much summed up the season, with us having numerous ups and downs and holding onto a few draws to save face. The biggest disappointment for me was the

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fact that we failed to embrace the mind-set to stand up to Rondebosch as equals. This has only one result every time – lose! Two memorable moments included the match against Grey College at the Grey High Festival in Port Elizabeth. We had a tremendous fight-back to lose in the last over. The last match of the season vs SACS was most enjoyable as the batting, fielding and bowling dominated on the day and this sealed the season in a positive fashion. My sincerest thanks to Shaun Hewett for his immaculate administration over the years and his massive passion for the game – he will be sorely missed. Thank you too to the parents for the way in which they supported the side and for the fantastic teas they provided, the ground-staff who provided quality wickets for every home fixture and my co-coach, Mr Moore, who has been a fantastic support and a great liaison between players-coaches-parents at all times throughout the year. A. Grobler


U15A Team Back (L – R): Ndiphiwe Mentoor, Niyaaz Johnson, Tebogo Faas, Damian Isaacs, Dominic Miles, Ra’eez Maidien, Craig Jeffery, Zaid Anthony Front: Imtiyaaz Samaai, Imran Abdul, Mr Anton Grobler (Coach), Raees Carr (Captain), Mr Christopher Moore (Coach), Cameron Tanner, Daiyaan Hendricks

Awards • Hofmeyer Cup for the Best All Rounder (not in the 1st XI): Raees Carr • The Clark Trophy for the Most Improved Cricketer: Bevan Coveley • Junior Blues: Raees Carr, Tebogo Faas Craig Jeffery, Cameron Tanner Raees Carr (left) Best All Rounder, Bevan Coveley (Most Improved Cricketer)

Keeper Cameron Tanner on form vs Grey High School. Photo: Nick Tanner

U15A vs Bishops. Photo: Nick Tanner

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U15B Team

U15C Team

Coach: Mr Warren Grobler Captain: Devon Pretorius Team: Reece Brice, Matthew Dickson, Fayyaz Ebrahim, Joshua Florence, Nicholas Goodwin, Lutho Gwadiso, Matthew Harris, Matthew James, Ra’eez Maidien, Finn Massari, Ndiphiwe Mentoor, Siyabulela Plaatjie, Imtiyaaz Samaai

Coach: Mr Peter Morris Captain: Henry Knight Team: Liam Berry, Mikaeel Bham, Matthew Danker, Matthew Dickson, Matthew Harris, Luke Janson, Jarred Johnson, Caleb Lawrence, Wandile Notshe, Ma’roof Paleker, Thakier Salie, Fouché Swanepoel, Nicholas Tredinnick, Joshua Florence

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

11

9

2

0

10

8

2

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* Grand slam winners

U15D Team Coaches: Messrs Riccardo van Niekerk & Nipho Madwe Captain: Ben van Huyssteen/ Yaseen Dhansay Team: Cole Bailey, Travis Berry, Shoaib Chand, Jared GrittersDoublet, Jason Harrison, Luka Maric, Izak McDowell, Haaroun Mohamed, Kavish Narshi, Yaseen Samodien, Nicholas Tredinnick, Caleb Valerga   U15D Team

Back row (L – R): Mr Riccardo van Niekerk, Travis Berry, Haroun Mohammad, Yaseen Dhansay (capt.), Caleb Valergo, Jason Harrison Middle row: Shoaib Chand, Imtiaaz Amardien Front row (L – R): Jared Gritters, Kavish Narshi, Nicolas Tredinnick, Cole Bailey

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Under 14 U14A Coaches: Messrs Shaun Hewett and Mouton Joubert Captain: Zayd Noor Team: Alexander Borodin-Sleigh, Jaden Brotherton, Hishaam Lagadien, Liam Lawrence, Thaakir Luckan; Tristan Perez, Yaseen Sadien, Simon Schultz, Jared Southgate, Michael van Schalkwyk, Sebastian Volans Also Played: Daniel Hayes, Yusuf Kathrada, Vaughan Rademeyer Played

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9

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3

2

The year in review No Wynberg cricket side should ever be remotely satisfied with a season that yielded a win percentage the wrong side of 40%. This unwanted – and unheralded – statistic will, however, ultimately have to define the 2016 14A cricket team. Disappointing, too, was the fact that the year’s highlights were reserved for the initial months of the campaign and – uncharacteristic of Wynberg – the side’s

performances appeared to regress with the finish line in sight. Let it be documented that there were times during the course of the year when the team mixed it with the best in the division. Bishops and Grey High School were soundly beaten in January to launch the season in impressive fashion. Term 1 saw the team register draws against Rondebosch, Affies and Paarl Boys’. The latter two were undoubtedly the most complete performances of the year in which the boys had quality opposition rocking (without delivering the knock-out blow), care of a Lagadien five-for (v Affies) and a wholly dominant 200+ partnership between Perez and Southgate in Paarl. Noor, too, came to the party with a belligerent 49-run ball century v Stellenberg (this time the opposition was not let off the hook). The Hilton tour in September/October had its moments too, that – had a half-chance or two been grabbed – could have sent the season in a different direction. As it was, the boys were on the wrong side of a narrow one-wicket defeat to Maritzburg and denied by the weather when Westville appeared to be struggling at 99/5 in

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U14A Cricket Team Back row (L – R): Thaakir Luckan, Michael van Schalkwyk, Daniel Hayes, Sebastian Volans, Simon Schultz, Jaden Brotherton, Yaseen Sadien, Liam Lawrence Front row (L – R): Hishaam Lagadien, Jared Southgate, Mr Mouton Joubert, Zayd Noor (Captain), Mr Shaun Hewett, Tristan Perez, Yusuf Kathrada

pursuit of Wynberg’s 213. In the final analysis though, these thoroughly impressive displays were too frequently interspersed with insipid ones (read Paul Roos, SACS x 2 and Rondebosch in Term 4) in which the team appeared to play without heart and soul. This lack of consistency made it tough to build momentum and create the oh-so infectious winning culture. Most telling perhaps with regards a summation of the season’s up-and-down performances, was the final match of the year v Paarl Boys’ on Silverhurst B. Wynberg appeared lethargic in the field and was at the mercy of the visitor’s declaration which duly came with 260 on the board. Wynberg – in reply – was simply magnificent and raced to 203/3 with a required run-rate of three and shell-socked opponents struggling to accept the defeat that appeared to be staring them in the face. Cue a silly shot or two; a needless run-out; the fall of the final seven wickets for the addition of just 35 runs and a Wynberg defeat snatched from the jaws of victory. I said to the boys in the post-match debrief that this was a side that had forgotten how to win. I stand by that comment.

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So, where to from here for the U14A cricket side of 2016? All is anything but lost with regards the four years of high school cricket that the boys have ahead of them. There were more than enough occasions and moments during the course of the preceding months where I watched in awe as raw talent came to the fore. I can but assume – with a degree of confidence – that the members of the team require more than a year of high school cricket to realise this undoubted potential. And that’s fine, time is on their side. Further cause for optimism is that the boys trained hard, led the way with regards attendance at Friday Nets and, in Zayd Noor, have a captain who appears born for the role. The sub-par results of 2016 may yet yield some form of dividends if the members of the U14A cricket side emerge tougher and more battle-hardened cricketers in the years ahead as a consequence of the setbacks – both personally and collectively – that have characterised their introduction to senior school cricket. I hope that this proves to be the case.  S. Hewett


U14A Statistics: 2016 Name (# of innings)

Runs (Balls) {Strike rate} [Singles]

Borodin-Sleigh (3)

17 (40) {42.5} [5]

Brotherton (9)

28 (82) {34.1} [4]

Hayes (11)

90 (222) {40.5} [30]

Lagadien (11)

59 (131) {45} [13]

Lawrence (16)

218 (375) {58.1} [67]

Luckan (12)

109 (224) {48.7} [46]

Noor (22)

339 (430) {78.8} [86]

Perez (22)

634 (519) {122.2} [108]

Rademeyer (5)

39 (100) {39} [12]

N/Os

1

3

2

H/S (Opposition)

13* {RBHS}

8 {Grey HS}

23* {RBHS}

6

19* {Bishops}

3

50 [Westville] 50: 1

2

52 {Pinelands} 50: 1

3

4

102* {Stellenberg} 100: 1 152* {Paarl Boys’} 100: 2 50: 2 12 [NCS]

Ave.

H/Os

8.5

Bowled: 2 LBW: Caught: R/O & S:

4.7

Bowled: 3 LBW: Caught: 3 R/O & S:

10

Bowled: 5 LBW: Caught: 3 R/O & S: 1

1 Catches: 4

Bowled: 1 LBW: 1 Caught: 3 R/O & S:

35 Catches: 9

11.8

16.8

Bowled: LBW: 2 Caught: 8 R/O & S:3

10.9

Bowled: 2 LBW: 3 Caught: 3 R/O & S: 2

17.8

Bowled: 3 LBW: 5 Caught: 7 R/O & S: 4

35.2

Bowled: 3 LBW: 1 Caught: 12 R/O & S: 2

7.8

Bowled: 1 LBW: 1 Caught: 1 R/O & S: 2

Wkts

5 Catches: 1

22 Catches: 5

2 Catches: 4

19 Catches: 3

14 Catches: 10

O/B (Runs) /Average/ {RPO} [SR]

B/B

37 (122) /24.4/ {3.3} [44.4]

6–0–24–3 {NCS}

100 (331) /15/ {3.3} [27.3]

6–1–18–3 {SACS}

19 (69) /69/ {3.6} [114]

2–1–1–1 {Pinelands}

191 (514) /14.7/ {2.7} [32.7]

15–2–45–5 {Affies} 5 wkts: 1

24 (76) /38/ {3.2} [72]

2–1–4–1 {Paarl Boys’}

154 (529) /27.8/ {3.4} [48.6]

10–3–28–5 {Stellenberg} 5 wkts: 1

70 (228) /16.3/ {3.3} [30]

5.3–3–3–5 {Bellville} 5 wkts: 1

Catches: 12 Stumpings: 4

Catches: 2

1 (11) /NA/ {11} [NA] continued on the next page …

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Name (# of innings)

Runs (Balls) {Strike rate} [Singles]

Sadien (13)

242 (343) {70.6} [86]

Schultz (17)

398 (711) {56} [130]

Southgate (22)

514 (659) {78} [123]

Van Schalkwyk (15)

299 (641) {46.6} [96]

Volans (23)

422 (526) {80.2} [88]

N/Os

4

H/S (Opposition)

54 [Westville] 50: 1

3

73 [SACS] 50: 2

2

83* {Paarl Boys’} 50: 4

1

1

87 {Paarl Boys’} 50: 1

68 {Stellenberg} 50: 2

Ave.

H/Os

26.9

Bowled: 3 LBW: Caught: 5 R/O & S:1

28.4

Bowled: 4 LBW: 3 Caught: 7 R/O & S:

25.7

Bowled: 2 LBW: 3 Caught: 12 R/O & S: 3

21.4

Bowled: 1 LBW: 2 Caught: 7 R/O & S: 4

19.2

Bowled: 8 LBW: Caught: 12 R/O & S: 2

The U14A cricket side on tour in Howick Falls in the KZN Midlands Standing: Zayd Noor, Yusuf Kathrada, Thaakir Luckan, Liam Lawrence, Jaden Brotherton, Sebastian Volans, Hishaam Lagadien, Yaseen Sadien, Michael van Schalkwyk, Jared Southgate Kneeling (L – R): Daniel Hayes, Tristan Perez, Simon Schultz

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Wkts

3 Catches: 2

20 Catches: 7

19 Catches: 12

2 Catches: 6

Catches: 5

O/B (Runs) /Average/ {RPO} [SR]

B/B

27 (96) /32/ {3.6} [54]

5–1–17–2 {Pinelands}

108 (302) /15.1/ {2.8} [32.4]

8–1–18–3 {Maritzburg}

142 (430) /22.6/ {3} [44.8]

5–2–10–3 {Pinelands}

6 (25) /12.5/ {4.2} [18]

1–0–4–1 {Hilton}

5 (16) /NA/ {3.2} [NA]

Alex Borodin-Sleigh, winner of the Gary Bricknell Trophy for the Most Promising Spinner


U14B Coach: Mr Peter Murison Captain: M. Scott Team: Alexander Borodin-Sleigh, Adam Budge, Tristan Burnell, Luke Erasmus, Wafeeq Francis, Noel Glintenkamp, Daniel Hayes; Yusuf Kathrada, Liam Lawrence; Sisonke Madikana, Muzammil Paleker, Vaughan Rademeyer, Yaseen Sadien, Nicholas Swart, Michael van Schalkwyk, Daniel Wainwright Played

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8

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U14 Centurions (L – R): Tristan Burnell (119 n/o for U14B vs SACS); Zayd Noor (102 n/o for U14A vs Stellenberg), Tristan Perez (112 n/o for U14A vs Newlands Cricket) School)

U14C Coaches: Mr K. Collins (Term 1) and Mr K. Richardson (Term 4) Captain: Ethan Rezelman Team: Zachary Adriaanse, Adam Budge, Uzayr Chilwan, Jayden Dickson, Ethan Gouws, Reyaaz Martin, Matthew Morton, Daniel Osler, Luke Palos, Ross Petersen, Nicholas Swart, Seth Wagner, Mika Wyngaard Played

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11

5

6

0

0

Congratulations to (L – R): Tristan Perez, Simon Schultz and Jared Southgate on being selected to an invitational Cricket Team to tour Malaysia

U14D/E Coach: Jochem Steenbergen (Term 1); Mr Peter van Schalkwyk and Calum Walsh (Term 2) Captain: Riccardo Ferreira Players: Tayyeb Abrahams, Zachary Adriaanse, Tyler Allan, Noah Bennett, Kyle Bleksley, Uzayr Chilwan, Callen Croyle, Kito de Lima, Joseph Dudley, Ronin Henry, Mu’aaz Kasker, Erik Knol, Akha Kombora, Reece Mullholland, Khaka Nyiba, Daniel Osler, Aaron Philander, Ayoub Rawoot, Kamvalethu Sabela, Juan Sargeant, Liyema Sondlo, Kian van Rensburg, Seth Wagner, Byron Wiesner Played

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7

10

0

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U14B vs U14C on Silverhurst B

U14C vs RBHS

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Cross Country

Full Team Run

Master-in-charge: Mr Anthony Sparrow We had a great Cross Country season this year. We took part in all of the Southern Zone League races with Oliver Kopp, Michael Dickson, Matthew Deglon, Spencer Luck, Luke Meyer, Timothy Meyer and Seth Meyer consistently placing in the top 10 for each race. For the first time in over 20 years, one of our boys made it into the Western Province team for Cross Country – Oliver Kopp. He was also awarded Honours for Cross Country by the school, which is a rare achievement. Well done to him. His hard work paid off. Our fixture against Grey High School is always a highlight and was again this year. We travelled to Grey this year and for the first time that I can recall, our visit consisted of two fixtures instead of the usual one. The boys ran well and recorded the following results:

Relay

This run took the format of a normal League Cross Country Race with the team having the least points, according to their tallied positions, winning. It was a 6 km course and our results were as follows: 1st team Won by 1 Point 2nd team Won by 8 Points 3rd team Lost by 4 Points Well done to all of the Cross Country boys for an overall successful run against Grey. We now look forward to another successful season in 2017 when we hope to improve even more.

Inter-House Cross Country Littlewood House were the overall winners of this event by a large margin. De Waal and Wellington dominated the top two positions in both the senior and junior categories.

Results

The relay was a four man team relay with each runner running a 2.3 km lap.

Seniors 1. Oliver Kopp – Wellington House 2. Spencer Luck – De Waal House 3. Zachery Preyser – De Villiers House

Our results were as follows: 1st team Lost by 30 Seconds 2nd team Won by 2 Minutes 3rd team Won by 10 Seconds

Juniors 1. Timothy Meyer – De Waal House 2. Luke Meyer – Wellington House 3. Zachary Adriaanse – Lorie House

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De Villiers

5

De Waal

8

Littlewood

1

Lorie

2

McNaughton

4

Rhodes

7

Van Riebeeck

3

Wellington

6

Inter-House Cross Country winners (Senior) (L – R): Oliver Kopp (1st), Spencer Luck (2nd) and Zachery Preyser (3rd)

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Cross Country Team 2016 Back Row: Caleb Lawrence, Luke Erasmus, Luke Meyer, Seth Meyer, Dylan Adams, Dawud Ally, Jonathan Owen Middle Row: Michael Dickson, Gregory Postings, Matthew Deglon, Mark Opedun, Thomas Faustmann, Zach Preyser Front Row: Spencer Luck, Vincent Warrin, Oliver Kopp, Mr Anthony Sparrow, James Dawson, Gabriel Chames, Kristopher Kruger Seated in front: Timothy Meyer

Wynberg takes on Grey High in PE

James Dawson (left) and Oliver Kopp in action

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Cycling Cycling at Wynberg lost some momentum after the departure of Conrad Botha at the end of 2015. Nonetheless, a large number of Wynberg boys completed the 109-kilometre Cape Town Cycle Tour on 6 March. The first three Wynberg boys to cross the finising line were: (1) Dániyal Matthews [2h40] (2) Byron Munton [2h56] (3) Nicholas James [3h03]. This year, Dániyal Matthews rode in the Junior category (17 years) for the first time and is to be congratulated on producing the following outstanding results: • 13 – 14 February 2016 – SA Road Champs – KwaZulu-Natal – 4th Overall as a 1st year Junior. • 29 February to 4 March 2016 – Dániyal took part in his first multi day stage race, the 5 Day Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. He finished 48th in an ELITE field of professional riders, out of 84 starters and 64 finishers. 3rd place podium finish in the Junior Men competition. A solid result for a 1st year Junior in his 1st pro stage race. • 6 March 2016 – Cape Town Cycle Tour (Argus) – 109 km – Time: 02:40:25 Position: 76/28755, Gender Position: 74/22630, Start Group: $

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• Group Position: 76/142, Age Position: 3/364, 3rd Junior Overall. • 11  –  12 March – Western Province Track Cycling Champs, Bellville Velodrome. Dániyal won 4 medals in the Junior Men age category: 2 gold medals – 3000 m Individual Pursuit and the 15 km Points Race; 1 silver medal for the 10 km Scratch Race; and 1 bronze medal for the Elimination Race. • 24 April – Won the ITU World Triathlon Series (Schools Challenge) as part of the Wynberg Boys team at the V&A Waterfront. • May 2016 – Dániyal was selected to represent South Africa in a Junior Men Tour of Europe. The squad selected for the 2016 European tour comprised 8 Juniors. Dániyal achieved a 6th place which is an outstanding achievement. Byron Munton has also performed very well. Earlier this year, he came 2nd in the 30 km time trial (U18 category) at the Western Cape road and time trial championships. He achieved a time of 43,58 mins and an average speed of 41 km/h, which is most impressive. Later in the year, he was placed 29th overall in the Oyster Festival race and was amongst the top 10 performers in a recent 100 km race.

Byron Munton (left) on the winner’s podium at the Western Cape road and time trial championships

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WBHS: 1st Team Golf 2016 Back: Michael Mackintosh; Nathan van der Westhuyzen, Sebastian Balman, Cameron Mackintosh Front row: Justin Sproul (Captain), Mr Julian Vincent, Adam Helmbold

Golf Master-in-charge: Mr Julian Vincent On the whole, Wynberg golf had a stronger year than last year. The second team comprised predominantly junior golfers who were exposed to competition for the first time. The boys nevertheless showed plenty of enthusiasm and Justin Sproul, Player of the willingness to learn, despite Year, WBHS Matchplay Champion & best Record being frequently up against in the 1st Team far more experienced opposition. They had some good performances, but struggled to produce consistent results. I am positive that they will return next season as better players. The first team showed plenty of promise this year. They started exceptionally well in the first half of the season and were sitting third in the

league standings. A highlight in this part of the season would have been to beat SACS, Rondebosch and Bishops to win the Triple Crown. Sadly, however, the boys were unable to maintain the same rhythm in the second half of the season and undid a lot of their hard work. There were a number of good individual wins over the season and some close games which could have gone either way. Justin Sproul finished the year with the best win rate, playing at number 1 in the team. This was a notable achievement as he came up against some strong opponents.

Cape Schools’ Week Golf Festival The 1st team took part in this annual festival which was held during the first weekend of the June/July holidays in St Francis Bay. Four rounds of golf were played over three days at the St Francis Links Golf Estate and the St Francis Golf Club respectively. The boys were blessed to have exceptional weather over the three days, although the wind made for challenging conditions at times. A match was made up of

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(L – R): Justin Sproul and Nathan van der Westhuyzen at Humewood Golf Course, PE, with their Grey High School counterparts

6 singles games and 3 foursomes games to make a total of 9 possible points. Although the results were not in our favour, losing to Grey High School, Selborne College and Nico Malan, the experience gained playing on Links courses was invaluable. Justin Sproul and Sebastian Balman were our stand out players for the weekend as they managed to gain the most points against some strong players. The festival was a huge learning experience for the team as some of the boys were exposed to some tough Links-style golf courses for the first time. Thank you to all the boys for their persistence and their interest in learning.

1st Team Manager: Julian Vincent Captain: Justin Sproul Team: Adam Helmbold, Sebastian Balman, Michael Mackintosh, Cameron Mackintosh, Nathan van der Westhuyzen

Sebastian Balman and Justin Sproul at Cape Schools’Week

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5

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2nd Team Team: Mika Ekström, Jamie Aremband, Aidan Mulholland, James Maggott, Timothy Gills, Euan McLean, Liam Main, Uzayr Monier

Adam Helmbold and that all-important putt

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Hockey Overview Patron: Mr Chris Hyland Master-in-charge: Mr Warren Grobler High Performance Coach: Mr Paul Revington Professional Coach: Mr Devin Stanton Wynberg Boys’ High is a school with a very strong hockey tradition. It is a school that prides itself on producing not only excellent hockey players, but also in leading the way in terms of innovation in school sport. 2016 was no different. One way in which we have implemented this innovation is through the strength and conditioning training of our hockey players. All A team players train in the school gym, working on their functional strength and power, thereby equipping them with the physical strength needed for them to push their physical boundaries while doing skills training on the Astro. It must be said that the boys have needed to be in peak physical conditioning to be able to endure Mr Revington’s training sessions! There is no doubt that the boys were often pushed to

their limits, and this is where they develop the most, both physically and mentally. Landi Cilliers has been an integral part of this training and it is largely due to her efforts in the gym that we have had so few muscular injuries this season. This off-season training has also assisted them to perform at a level that warranted their selection into the various Western Province teams. With two U14, ten U16, and nine U19 Wynberg boys selected into the Western Province teams, Wynberg was certainly very well represented at the respective Provincial tournaments, and I congratulate each one of these boys on their selection. It was also great to see the WP U16A team return victorious from their tournament. A special mention also needs to go to Che February for his inclusion in the SA U18 team, Callen Heynes and Wade Dollman in the SA U17 team, as well as Brent Johnson and Tevin Petersen in the SA U16 team. 2017 was also a special year for Wynberg Hockey as we had the privilege of hosting the prestigious U19 Nomads Hockey Festival. The festival was, as it always is, well-contested, with

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some of the top hockey schools from around the country in attendance. It was a fantastic opportunity for Wynberg to exhibit the facilities that we have on offer, and all the teams in attendance left well-pleased that they had the opportunity to partake in an event of such high standard. Some of the highlights of the 2016 season include the following: The First team winning the U19 League competition, the U16A team being crowned the U16 KO champions and the U19C, U19D, U16A, U16D and U14C teams winning the Triple Crown. These are all special achievements and my compliments go out to each of these teams. This year we were again in partnership with Princess Hockey and Sportways Coaching. We, at Wynberg, are extremely grateful for the relationship that we have with Sportways, developing contacts with some of the top hockey minds in world hockey, and sharing ideas and concepts with these coaches is invaluable to the success of Wynberg hockey and South African hockey. Long may this relationship continue. I truly believe that Wynberg hockey is in a very good place at the moment. This is, in large part, due to the fact that we have such dedicated boys who are always eager to set foot onto the Astro. In 2016, we had enough players to field five U19 teams, six U16 teams (while still filling four Internal League teams), and five U14 teams. This is fantastic and I hope to see the hockey numbers continue to grow as Wynberg continues to grow as a hockey school. The second contributor to the success of hockey at Wynberg is the quality of coaching staff, and I believe we are very fortunate in this department. With Mr Revington leading the way in high performance, Mr Stanton providing constant feedback to all coaches, and

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a well-qualified coaching staff, the boys must be forever grateful for the feedback that they receive from their coaches. I have seen a change in the ‘culture’ of hockey at Wynberg this year, with boys developing an enjoyment for testing their limits to reach their true potential. This makes me excited to see what may be as the 2017 hockey season draws nearer. Warren Grobler

WP and SA representatives WP U18A: Wade Dollman, Che February, Callen Heynes, Chase Lourens and Liam Madison

WP U18B: Abenathi Botha, Taahir Isaacs, Michael Madison and Lutho Mlunguza

WP U16A: Luca Alexander, Liam Hermanus, Brent Johnson, Tevin Petersen, Ethan Robbertze

WP U16B: Tristan Cooke, Francois Kaiser, Caleb Kruger, Matthew Mingo and Michael-John Taft

WP U14A: Nick de Jager and Tristan Perez

SA U18A: Che February

SA U17A: Callen Heynes, Wade Dollman

SA U16A: Brent Johnson, Tevin Petersen


WP Representatives From left (Back): Francois Kaiser, Caleb Kruger, Ethan Robbertze, Tevin Petersen, Tristan Cooke, Brent Johnson From left (Front): Michael-John Taft, Luca Alexander, Matthew Mingo, Liam Hermanus

1st XI High performance coach: Mr Paul Revington Hockey professional: Mr Devin Stanton Trainer: Landi Cilliers Captain: Che February Team: Liam Madison (GK), Matthew Alford, Abenathi Botha, Tristan Cooke, Wade Dollman, Callen Heynes, Brent Johnson, Jesse Kriel, Caleb Kruger, Chase Lourens, Michael Madison (V/C), Grant Martin, Tevin Petersen, Ethan Robbertze, Daiyaan Solomons, Ryan Sproul Played

Won

Lost

Drew

35

25

7

3

The Wynberg Boys’ First Hockey season started off very well as we tested the players for the first time with an off season programme that started in November 2015 until the end of the 4th term. The players were so dedicated that they attended training sessions on Christmas Eve as well as New Year’s Eve. For us as coaching staff we now

knew we had the right type of hockey players for the 2016 season ahead. The 2016 season started off with a tour to Johannesburg to play in the St Stithians Standard Bank Hockey Festival. This was the first test for the team, as this was the opening set of fixtures for the season. We knew that if we trusted in our pre-season preparations we would do well in this festival. We had some fantastic games where we really dominated our opposition and also some very tough games. The St Stithians game, which we won 2 – 1, was particularly difficult but the boys showed a true never-give-up-attitude. Unfortunately we did, however, let ourselves down in the last game of the festival with a loss to St Andrews due to potentially having too much mental focus on other things and not the current job at hand – the match. The mental side of the game for this talented group of players proved to be a thorn in their sides throughout the year. We arrived back in Cape Town and played a warm up game against Bishops as preparation

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U19A Hockey Team Back row: Ethan Robbertze, Tevin Petersen, Daiyaan Solomons Middle row: Caleb Kruger, Jesse Kriel, Grant Martin, Matthew Alford, Liam Madison, Tristan Cooke, Chase Lourens, Callen Heynes Front row: Abenathi Botha, Landi Cilliers (Trainer), Che February (Captain), Devin Stanton (Coach), Michael Madison (Vice-captain), Paul Revington (High Performance Coach), Wade Dollman Seated: Ryan Sproul

towards the school league starting the very next week. The first half of season started off poorly with a loss to Rondebosch, but as a team we were able to pick ourselves up quickly and go on to play fantastic hockey and be unbeaten in the W.P. Schools League until the end of the first part of the season. We also played in the Nomads Hockey Festival that was hosted by Wynberg Boys’ High. There we played 5 games, winning two, drawing two and losing one. The highlights for the first half of the season were victories against the following teams: Paul Roos (H), Bishops (A), SACS (A), KES (Nomads). These were all tough games and this team achieved the above results by being disciplined in their defensive and offensive principles together with the correct mindset. The second half of the season started with the Spur Cape Town International Festival. The boys made it to the final which we ended up losing 0 – 3 to Paul Roos, in a tightly contested

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final, in which the score line didn’t quite reflect the closeness of the match. We then began our school league and this is where I believed this group of players would be challenged physically and mentally as they would now come back from their Inter Provincial Tours and go back into the ways of the Wynberg Hockey Culture that was created earlier in the season. We unfortunately struggled to find that culture and cohesion throughout the second half of the season and this led to us losing soft games to Rondebosch, Bishops and SACS (in the Semi-Final of the W.P Knock Out competition). We did, however, beat SACS in our final game of season at home and this was an amazing performance by the boys as we were in a difficult place mentally but knew we had to rise to the occasion and end the season off well. This result also helped us win the W.P. Boys Hockey School League at the end of the season and for this team that was a fantastic achievement.


As I said previously, the 2016 Wynberg First Hockey Team was one filled with talent, and they came close to being a real force to be reckoned with. What I feel let them down was their mental focus throughout the season. I challenge the players who are staying behind to improve on this side of the game so that they may become well-rounded hockey players. “A skilled player with the right mental state is a player with NO limits”. Just imagine a team of 15 players with that attitude … In conclusion, I would like to thank Che (Captain) and Mike (Vice Captain) for leading this team throughout the season. The two of them worked really well together as a unit. A big thank you also needs to go to Paul Revington, the Wynberg High Performance Hockey Coach, for the many hours he spent with me on the training pitch, as well as the countless extra hours of video analysis he put in while everyone else was asleep. I think the players too, would be grateful for his persistent drive to get the best out of them, by challenging them… all the time! 1st XI Coach – Devin Stanton

First XI Player Profiles

training); his PCD “understanding of key personnel in opposition” must continue to improve. He is the boss in these situations! Don’t ask for permission to train and prepare – just do it!

Chase Lourens: Defender. Blues Chase had a stellar season for Wynberg. His Strengths included game understanding in terms of Positioning as a Sweeper; timing of tackles and knowing what tackles to make and when; foundation Passing, receiving in build up situations and general dispossession skills were all very strong. For Chase to make a big impact again in 2017 his next level of improvements will need to include: Ball Protection/Leg Protection! Too many steals against! The VALUE he places on increasing his physical strength; conditioning and agility. Aerial Throwing. Look how quickly he improved his aerial receiving with FOCUS during training! Communication and movement around the Defensive Circle. Chase must truly believe in his ability now!

Ethan Robbertze: Defender. Colours Liam Madison: Goalkeeper. Blues Liam had a good season for Wynberg. His Strengths included an improvement in areas such as his reflex saves; his angle saves (positioning); his footwork and speed to close down and his mindset has improved – definitely got more positive in his outlook toward the game (this helps significantly). Areas to improve before 2017 will include his PCD “glove save” and “glove dive”; his flexibility (stretching) and general physical strength (gym

Ethan played according to his strengths and this singular focus worked for him. His Strengths included the timing of tackles; Tight Marking and discipline when marking. When he has played “simple” – he has had very good performances! The discipline not to over-complicate his game has been very valuable. He has also been physically powerful and strong. In the 3rd Term he lost his way a bit as he lost mental focus and his love for defending. This must be his biggest strength – his true love

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for defending! To make an impact again in 2017 he must improve his Composure and poise on the ball when opposition players are surrounding him; his accuracy when distributing the ball and the ability to throw and receive high balls.

Caleb Kruger: Defender. Colours Caleb was another Grade 10 who did exceptionally well adjusting to the increased level of U19A Hockey. He has set a very high standard as his base level. This is a good thing! His Strengths included the timing of Tackle and knowing when and what Tackle Technique to use; a good game understanding, good technical foundation skills and his ballCarrying (2v1) ability very strong. There is still lots to improve on in the off-season: The physical side to his game – he must VALUE this area of his game more! Especially the aerobic and anaerobic ability. The 3D nature of his game when carrying the ball. Aerial throwing and Change of Pace; and he must help his two CB’s more and stop ballwatching and be more proactive in his positioning. He has a bright future ahead of him.

Tevin Petersen: Defender. Colours Tevin performed consistently for the majority of the season. He has a bright future ahead of him as a Grade 10 player and has set a very high base standard. His Strengths included physical strength, mobility and speed! He is a very Powerful Player! Good foundation passing and receiving skills (generally receiving Forward) and also when in Low Body position. Great tenacity and character – he loves to defend and is resilient! He is Versatile in terms of playing

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position and can play anywhere. His BallCarrying (2v1) ability very strong. To become a complete player he must now improve his 3D nature of his game when carrying the ball; his quality of Goal scoring techniques – Finesse versus Brute Power; and his quality of aerial receiving (softer hands and arms).

Jesse Kriel: Defender Jesse forced his way into the First Team by way of consistent performance in the 2nd Team. His Strengths include really strong and consistent Build Up technique skills; the Timing of tackle and knowing when and what Tackle to use; and a relaxed character and personality that allowed him to maintain composure and poise under pressure. His game intelligence is very good. Although he has improved physically – he must VALUE his performances in this key area. He is naturally physically imposing – but his footwork, aerobic and anaerobic ability must keep improving. His current strengths (composure, foundation skills) can become a weakness when he starts to struggle physically. Well done on a good first season in the First Team.

Callen Heynes: Midfield. Blues When I watch Callen I can’t help but see Tobias Hauke from Germany! Close quarter skill on the ball, vision and a defensive appreciation for hockey skills and game intelligence. The moment HE sees this comparison consistently he will become like Hauke! Technical foundation passing and


receiving skills very strong. A full range of these skills. A solid (2v1) Ball-Carrying ability. A General defensive mindset and ability to make a tackle and when to tackle – is very good. He uses leg protection and an inside pull off the inside leg which is an elite skill! To become a complete player he must improve his goalscoring techniques; his defensive pressing once losing the ball as a Team; and his 3D skills when taking the ball into a crowded space. Well done on a very good season!

Wade Dollman: Midfield. Blues Wade really showed class and power in 2016! He was great in attack (he scored many PC and field goals) and he was a defensive strength at right midfield. His strengths include a change of pace coupled with skill to go with it (2v1 ball-carrying ability); steal and shave techniques contributing toward a team counter attack; an “attacking personality” and he gets excited to play and to score – an Australian personality with German techniques. He has a Drag Flick technique. To become a true quality player Wade needs to value the conditioning side of his game more. Aerobic and anaerobic levels must keep improving with age like an Australian. Wade can also use his body more to protect the ball and disguise where he wants to travel with the ball. He was selected for South Africa U17.

and the coaching staff were proud of him for doing this. His personal strengths included foundation passing, receiving and general ballcarrying positions – when “in the zone” he has been fantastic! Physically he was very imposing on the field – fast and powerful, and could run all day! His Drag Flick got more and more consistent in regard to his technical execution and therefore he scored more goals and was more reliable. He gets lazy with his (receiving) indicators or sometimes is hesitant to want to receive in the midfield box. This must improve with age. I really hope that Michael continues to play hockey after school – this will be his next life challenge!

Abenathi Botha: Forward. Colours Abe had a satisfactory first season for the First Team. He has set himself a quality base to work off for 2017. His strengths included “Quick Hands” and developing his “Left to Right” pull on a rapid basis; quality steal and shave defensives techniques and Flat Tackle. This led to a lot of Counter Attacks. Reliable Push Pass and receiving ( front and reverse) and ball-carrying technique (2v1). To move onto another level of play in 2017 he would need to improve the consistency of reverse stick pass, shot and control of both movements; the consistency of forehand hit, pass and shot; ball protection and shielding; and getting his eyes up quicker on the ball to make better decisions.

Michael Madison: Midfield. Blues

Che February: Midfield. Honours

Michael can be very pleased with his final season at Wynberg. He came through a number of personal challenges

Che can be extremely proud of what he and the Wynberg First Team have achieved in 2016. He has set training

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standards that will remain in place for many years to come. His strengths included being natural to the game of hockey – he can do anything! As an example he played CM as a CF/ Forward and helped the Team while others developed at this level. He has a change of pace (and raw speed!) and elimination skills! Often mixed with 3D skills. He possesses a range of goalscoring skills and techniques; and has an array of PCA skills (a fast injection; can Flick on Goal; and can slip flick on goal!). To become a truly great player for South Africa he must learn (under pressure) to move “right” with the ball and change his rythym when carrying the ball ( fast-slow-fast); he must learn to “look up” and connect with Team mates in build up and counter attack phases of games. The higher he goes the more “principles” and “structure” these phases will be played to. Well done on another successful season personally – Che was selected for the SA Schools U19A Team for the second season in a row.

Grant Martin: Forward. Blues When Grant arrived at the pitch on fire – he was beautiful to watch! When he was a bit off he was not so pretty! To elevate his game in 2017 he must improve his consistency of performance (7/10). It will happen! Grants strengths included a great change of pace – a superb player to have when “in flow” and when counter attacking. When “in the zone” and operating “in low body position” – he has wonderful ability to reverse press and steal/shave; lead late into space and receive and arc; apply defensive pressure and squeeze opposition defensively; and score and create goals and play one and two-touch hockey. To

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improve he needs to focus on one particular thing – and especially in tight games – and that is his left to Right Pull/Drag of the ball in open play. Carrying the ball right more! Grant is a natural athlete and I am excited about what he will provide our Team with in 2017!

Tristan Cooke: Forward. Colours “Cookie” was a real find! He scored some great goals and set up some key goals in big games. His strengths included 3D skills and lovely “soft” (natural) hands and receiving skills; beautiful ball-carrying position (2v1); he seems to have “time on the ball” – a trait of a high quality player. He is calm inside the attacking circle (skills and tactics); when concentrating – he is very good defensively and can create multiple turnovers and counter attack opportunities. To improve for 2017 he must play at a higher intensity for longer and improve his concentration for longer. This will come with age BUT must improve without relying on coaching staff. It was a real pleasure having Cookie in our Team in 2016!

Matthew Alford: Forward. Colours Matthew had a fantastic season for Wynberg! He came of age and played with maturity which we knew he was capable of. His strengths included being in a Low Body Position and being able to steal and shave and create turnovers in counter defense; Post-Up; receive and arc over his left shoulder and accelerate; Produce multiple goal scoring techniques on target; Use 3D skills on the baseline and inside the circle to great effect. His general


ball-carrying technique and foundation passing and receiving have been improved so much since 2015. I really hope that Matthew plays hockey after school! He loves the game and hockey needs good guys like Matthew to carry on playing the game. Thanks for a good season Alfie!

Brent Johnson: Forward. Brent was managed so well by the three coaches in the U16A and First Team and as a result made his debut for the U19A Team at just the right time in 2016. He matured so much in this season and we are all looking forward to a good 2017. His strengths included Foundation passing, receiving and elimination skills – very good; his change of pace (2v1 ballcarrying ability) is very good; His steal and shave techniques (reverse pressing); and the fact that he likes scoring goals is a real bonus to the Team. He too is a “natural” to the game of hockey. He has a strong desire to be a team player!

This sometimes might not be visible, because he tries too hard to make an impact, but he is very determined to succeed on the field. The one area he must improve on is Moving more to the RIGHT and connecting with his Team mates more – in both Teams he played for. He must get his “eyes up” more to be able to do this. Well done on a great season at Wynberg!

U19B Coach: Mr Bas de van der Scheuren Manager: Ms Laura-Jo Diedericks Captain: Lutho Mlunguza Team: Taahir Isaacs (GK), Jaiden Allen, Ross Ansley, Aslam Bezuidenhout, Jordan Heynes, Ronan Irish, Jesse Kriel, St. John Land, Zolani Ngqakayi, Daniel Petersen, Daiyaan Solomons, Justin Sproul, Ryan Sproul, Karl Vermeulen Played

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U19B Hockey Team First Row: Daiyaan Solomons, Ryan Sproul Second Row: Aslam Bezuidenhout, Lutho Mlunguzo, Jordan Heynes, Jaiden Allen, Zolani Ngqakayi, Ross Ansley Back Row: Bas de van der Scheuren, Daryn Bright, Ronan Irish, Jesse Kriel, Taahir Isaacs, Justin Sproul, Daniel Petersen

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U19C* Coach: Mr Olu Ncukana Manager: Mrs Mandy Colman Captain: Jaryd Philp Team: Devon Westwood (GK), Daryn Bright, Storme Conradie, Brett Davids, James Dawson, Caiphus Dlamini, Francis Forbay, Tim Gertzen, Ronan Irish, St. John Land, Cedric Landers, Reece Oosthuizen, Cole Rooy, Zubair Rylands, Brandon Taylor Played

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*Triple Crown Winners – Term 2

U19C on the defensive

U19D*

U19E

Coach: Ms Cayleigh Huggett Captain: Cameron Samuel Team: Rivaldo Alves (GK), Nawaaz Cassiem, Christopher Farquhar, Cheyne Haupt, Adam Helmbold, Michael Jones, Joshua Kritzinger, Matthew Lewis, Spencer Luck, Riaz Orrie, Daniel Paulsen, Cassie Robbertze, Ziyaad Samsodien, Cameron Samuel

Coach: Ken Kabongo Manager: Ms Jocelyn de Mink Captain: Jonan Bowers Team: Dale de Kock (GK), Tajudien Badroodien, Thomas Bing, Keagan Cay, Kyle Doxey, Dylan Farred, Nicholas Geere, Myles Hodkin, Nathan Joseph, Xola Mngeni, Dean Moult, Aidan Mulholland, Hayden Nicholson, Logan Ross, Joshua Sweetman, William Theunissen, Zubair Walele, Tristan Wood

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U19D Hockey Team Top (L – R): Joshua Kritzinger, Michael Jones, Adam Helmbold, Nawaaz Cassiem, Ms Cayleigh Huggett, Riaz Orrie, Daniel Paulsen, Cassie Robertze, Cheyne Haupt Bottom (L – R): Spencer Luck, Cameron Samuel, Matthew Lewis, Ziyaad Samsodien, Rivaldo Alves, Chris Farquhar

U19E Hockey Team for the Grey Weekend Back Row: Mrs Jocelyn De Mink, Jared Wilson, Aidan Mulholland, Joshua Sweetman, Xola Mngeni, William Theunessin, Nathan Joseph, Tyrone Stocken, Myles Hodkin, Daniel Prytz, Dean Moult, Hayden Nicholson, Tristan Wood. Front Row: Keagan Kay, Thomas Bing, Nawaaz Cassiem, Matthew Lewis, Jonan Bowers, Dylan Farred, Tajudien Badrudien On the grass: Dale De Kock

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Under 16 Hockey

U16C

U16A* Coach: Mr Warren Grobler Captain: Luca Alexander Team: Michael-John Taft (GK), Matteo Ballerini, Liam Hermanus, Matthew Jansen, Luke Janson, Brent Johnson, Francois Kaiser, Bonga Makaka, Matthew Mingo, Kian Petersen, Liam Roelofse, Cameron Slade, Adrian Taylor, Sibusiso Vilakazi Played

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U16B Coach: Mr Mouton Joubert Captain: Riaz Paleker Team: Jamie Sampson (GK), Imran Abdul, Colin Clancy, Jean-Paul Demblon, Matthew Harris, Matthew Jansen, Luke Janson, Caleb Lawrence, Junior Makohliso, Thakier Salie, Malcolm Scarrott, Cameron Slade, Albert Venter

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Coach: Mr Dylan Grobler Manager: Ms Melanie Wentworth Captain: Tristan Wigley Team: Michael Frieslaar (GK), Bevan Coveley, Skumbuzo De La Hunt, Gabriel Flint, Matthew Fortuin, Jethro Johnston, Caleb Lawrence, Reece Leverzencie, Jared Moses, Nazeem Noor, Imtiyaaz Samaai, Malcolm Scarrott, Matthew Thompson

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Coach: Mr Zayd Hendricks Captain: Jared Moses Team: Henry Knight (GK), Arjun Dayar, Skumbuzo de la Hunt, Fayyaz Ebrahim, Kevin Harris, Jason Harrison, Jarred Johnson, Dominic Miles, Nazeem Noor, Justin Powell, Daniel Skea, Imtiyaaz Samaai, Cameron Tanner Played

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U16A Hockey Team Back row: Luke Janson, Brent Johnson, Cameron Slade, Sibusiso Vilakazi Middle row: Francois Kaiser, Matteo Ballerini, Matthew Mingo, Adrian Taylor, Tom Stevenson, Daniel Kassapian, Bonga Makaka Front row (L – R): Kian Petersen, Michael-John Taft, Luca Alexander (Captain), Mr Warren Grobler (Coach), Liam Hermanus, Matthew Jansen, Liam Roelofse

U16B Team talk with Coach Mouton

Half time for the U16Cs

U16D Hockey Team Standing: Daniel Skea, Mr Zayd Hendricks, Dominic Miles, Ma’Roof Palekar, Kevin Harris, Justin Powell, Arjun Dayar, Nazeem Noor Kneeling (L – R): Fayyaz Ebrahim, Cameron Tanner, Bevan Gouws, Imtiyaaz Samaai, Aidan Bredekamp, Jason Harrison Front: Henry Knight

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U16E

U16G

Coach: Michael Harebottle Manager: Mr Rob MacLean Captain: Yaseen Dhansay Team: Gyeong-Tae Bang, Andrew Brink, Tebogo Faas, Hishaam Lodewyk, Murray Macdonald, Kavish Narshi, Dillon Sibanda, Seth Scheepers, Altaaf Wentzel

Coach: Ms Jo-Anne Deysel Manager: Mr Rob MacLean Team: Josiah Wicks (GK), Luke Altmann, Wesley Grenfell, Daniel Harrison, Michael Hill, James Mitchell, Rameez Parker, Trentin Petersen, Joseph Tulloch, Ben van Huyssteen, Caleb Vincent

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U16F Coach: Ms Jo-Anne Deysel Manager: Mr Rob MacLean Captain: Sebastian Powell Team: Jason Uhuaba (GK), Joshua Bawden, Caeden Bredeveldt, Diamante Dlamini, Coleridge Faraday, Brooklyn Fry, Daanyaal Pearce, Thakier Salie, Oscar Sifumba, Dylan Wiesner Played

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U16F vs RBHS

U16E Team Back (from left): Michael Harebottle (Coach), Murray Macdonald, Lu-ayy Salie, Dillon Sibanda, Yaseen Dhansay, Siya Plaatjie White shirt (in the middle): Luke Altmann Front (from left): Tebogo Faas, Altaaf Wentzel, Kavish Narshi, Hishaam Lodewyk, GT Bang Lying down: Daniel Grace

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U14A Hockey Team Back row: Michael van Schalkwyk, Kamvalethu Sabela, Mika Scott Middle row: Daniel Hayes, Tristan Burnell, Sebastian Volans, Adam Budge, Tristan Perez, Daniel Wainwright Front row (L – R): Aaron Philander, Simon Schultz, Mr Anton Grobler (Coach), Nick de Jager (Captain), Landi Cilliers (Trainer), Jayden Dickson, Tyrell Mungul

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Under 14 Hockey U14A Coach: Mr Anton Grobler Captain: Nick de Jager Team: Jayden Dickson (GK), Jaden Brotherton, Adam Budge, Tristan Burnell, Daniel Hayes, Tyrell Mungul, Tristan Perez, Aaron Philander, Simon Schultz, Mika Scott, Michael van Schalkwyk, Sebastian Volans, Daniel Wainwright Played

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The U14A Team at Maritzburg College during their tour to KZN Back row/middle row (left to right): Reyaaz Martin, Adam Budge, Kamva Sabela, Tristan Burnell, Seth Wagner, Nick De Jager, Tyrell Mungul, Daniel Wainwright, Mika Scott, Joshua Lawrence Front row (left to right): Jayden Dickson, Aaron Philander, Sebastian Volans

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U14B Coach: Mr John Ronaldson Manager: Mr Christoffel Goosen Team: Keenan Collison (GK), Tyler Allan, Jaden Brotherton, Uzayr Chilwan, Luke Erasmus, Cian Kennedy, Joshua Lawrence, Reyaaz Martin, Tyrell Mungul, Kamvalethu Sabela, Jordan Sasman, Mikhail Vallie, Seth Wagner, Ethan Welby-Solomon Played

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U14B

U14C * Coaches: Messrs. Shaun Hewett & Aslam Bezuidenhout Captain: Yusuf Kathrada Team: Noah Bennett, Alexander Borodin-Sleigh, Caleb Engel, Adrian Giddey, Cian Kennedy, Adrian Krantz, Dylan Lamb, Sisonke Madikana, Ethan Nadauld, Ross Petersen, Justin Pollock, Ziyaad Solomons, Seth Wagner Played

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U14D Coach: Mr Migyle Stevens Manager: Mr Christoffel Goosen Captain: Amilcar Mtombeni Team: Sebastian De Klerk (GK), Christopher Cresswell, Callum Glowacki, Ethan Gouws, Montgomery Hawkins, Azhar Kadwa, Mu’aaz Kasker, Bhavir Kooverjee, Kamren Moodley, Thulani Nqakala, Romain Soula, Michael Taylor, Antony Veck, Ricardo Whittaker Played

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Coach Hewett give the U14C Team a pep talk

U14E Coach: Mr Luthando Ndlela Team: Sebastian De Klerk (GK), Orion Barker, Caleb Brown, Christopher Cresswell, Tomas Cupido, Ikraam Daniels, Josh Henry, Ryan McBain, Akash Parbhoo, Romain Soula, Jacob Trupp, Byron Wiesner Played

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U14D on the defensive

U14E Team Back (from left): Tomas Cupido, Luthando Ndlela (Coach), Christopher Cresswell, Ryan McBain, Orion Barker, Akash Parbhoo, Byron Wiesner Front (from left): Caleb Brown, Jake Trupp, Ikraam Daniels, Romain Soula Lying: Sebastian de Klerk

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Rugby Patron: Mr Dave Stewart Master-in-charge: Mr Michael Engelbrecht

Overview The 175th year of Wynberg Boys’ High will not go down in history as one that was defined by rugby results. While this report will elucidate the many highlights that did occur, there is no doubt that a season is perceived (rightly or wrongly) as being only as good as the 1st XV performances. Craig Childs stuck to his task in the face of many challenges and seemed poised to end the season on a high, but was ultimately scuppered by good performances by Rondebosch and SACS on the final two Saturdays. The season ended on an aesthetic high with Supersport cameras capturing the beauty of the Cape in general and the Hawthornden in particular under clear, blue skies for the Classic Clash. The match had been pushed back from June to 24 August to coincide with the culmination of the 175th Founders’ week celebrations. While the 1st XV lost 20 – 31 after leading 17 – 10 at half time,

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Keen rugby men, Wynberg’s Patron of Rugby, Dave Stewart, with the Headmaster

there was delight for the U15A, U16A and U14B teams who won the Triple Crown. The real kudos however, went to Cliff Hull and his U16C side who were the first team to win the Headmaster’s Grand Slam since Justin van Winkel’s first XV of 2014. Results aside, rugby


was played with as much enthusiasm and as frequently (if not more so) than at any stage in the school’s 175 year history. A total of 255 rugby matches were played by 19 Wynberg teams. These included fixtures against as many as eight international school and club sides from the UK and South Korea. In every instance, the matches were officiated by at least one Wynberg learner and, in most cases, three learners (referee and two touch judges) as the Wynberg Referees’ Society made further strides under Mike Leresche to become trendsetters in this area. The role that Wynberg’s referees play and the effect that they have had on refereeing numbers in Cape Town was no more evident than at the Standard Bank Wynberg Festival in April. A total of 1 300 players from all over the country played a total of 64 rugby matches over two days – all under the officiation of young, up and coming schoolboy officials. As the sun sets on 2016, one cannot help but speculate on the upcoming season. Justin van Winkel will return to centre stage as the 1st XV coach. Craig Childs will have his first full season as Director of Rugby and Wynberg will enter their first season without the services of Gus Leslie in more than 12 years. Much of Wynberg rugby success over the years can be attributed to Gus and the school owes him a great debt of gratitude. We will be poorer too for the departure of Peter Murison who will no doubt cross our paths one day with St John’s College. We look forward to welcoming Grey High School in 2017 and naturally we will once again rely on the staunch support of Wynberg parents and boys as we tackle another 14 rounds of battle against old rivals – in search of triple crowns, grand slams and more. One thing is certain – Wynberg boys will always rise to the challenge. M. Engelbrecht

Tribute: Angus (Gus) Leslie “Gus” has been associated with Wynberg rugby for over a decade, having coached age-group teams since 2005. Having played both hockey and rugby at Gus Leslie school, Gus went on to become a schoolteacher and to coach both of these sports at first team level. Eventually he left teaching to run a variety of businesses and, in 2005, volunteered his services to Wynberg and coached a number of A teams in conjunction with current Wynberg teaching staff. His first team was the U16A team of 2005 which included a promising schoolboy by the name of Craig Childs. Craig went on to play first team and in later years returned to Wynberg as Gus’ assistant coach. After working with Gus for six years Craig was appointed as Wynberg’s Director of Rugby in 2015. Gus brought to Wynberg something which had been lacking: all-year-round preparation. He embarked on a programme of pre-season conditioning in order to prepare boys properly for the rigours of a full rugby season, sometimes consisting of 25 matches. No stranger to hard work, Gus trained hard with “his boys”, often transporting them early in the morning to training sessions. He gave of his time, his finances and his expertise in working with his teams. Many of the boys trusted and depended on him, seeing him as a true father figure. Gus was a genuine schoolmaster and tolerated no nonsense. He was strict and consistent in his approach to all boys, ensuring that they saw themselves as equals in a wellfunctioning team. He took the brave step of not

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allowing a third of the First XV to play the opening match of the season (against Rondebosch, 2012) because they had broken their curfew, letting down the team. This was a valuable lesson to all and set the scene for a great revival in Wynberg rugby. In 2009 the first team he coached lost only 5 matches, three of them by fewer than seven points. In that year they beat Paarl Gymnasium, away, for the first time in decades. Gus returned to first team duties in 2012 having coached that group of boys through their junior years for the preceding two years. Wynberg recorded their best season ever – 17 wins out of 21 matches! They beat all three Cape Town boys’ schools twice (at home and away) and beat Grey PE (in Port Elizabeth) for the first time ever! In 2012 Wynberg was ranked in the Top 20 of the SA Schools Rugby rankings. Gus had over three years established the spirit and camaraderie needed, and the self-belief required to emerge victorious in many hard-fought battles. The school magazine of that year pays tribute to Gus, stating: “A highly professional and dedicated coaching staff oversaw the inclusion of a goaldriven work ethic that has stood the squad in good stead in many close encounters.” The following year the first team beat Grey PE again and many of the formidable Boland

sides were now seen by Wynberg sides in a different light. Gus had created hope where before there had been despair. In 2013 the Old Boys Union bestowed on him their highest honour by making him a Life Member of the Union. Gus’ career at Wynberg covers two periods with 2009 being the start of the success he had been working towards. The statistics for these two periods are: P

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64

59

4

50

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98

32

1

75

Sadly, the 2016 season went horribly wrong. The same chemistry with the team was lacking and boys lost their self-belief after a few early losses. By mutual agreement the school management and Gus agreed to part ways in the school’s 175th year in the best interests of the boys. Craig Childs was asked to finish off the season alone. It was a frustrating end for a man who had given all he had to give over so many years. Gus has enriched the lives of hundreds of schoolboys and given many of them a fresh, positive outlook on life. He equipped them with life skills and taught them far more than just how to play rugby. Wynberg will still reap the rewards of his efforts for many years to come. L. Moser

Gus Leslie (back row, far right) with the U19A side at the Saint’s Easter Festival 2016

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WBHS: 1st XV 2016 Back row: Inga Halu, Keegan Maart, Adeeb Isaacs, Ryan Biscombe, Siyamthanda Nombakuse, Matthew Doyle Middle row: Ross Verney, Cameron Bowes, Warren Edwards (Assistant Coach), Alex Goldstein (Scrum Coach), Callum Steyn, Christian Colborne, Dian Fourie Front row: Yanga Ngcayisa, Labib Kannemeyer, Sean Lucas (Conditioning Coach), Romario Henriques, Stephen Mathew (Captain), Christiaan Botha, Craig Childs (Head Coach) Dominic Coetzer, Gary Porter (Lineout Coach), Gideon Boshoff

1st XV Coaching Team: Craig Childs (coach) Warren Edwards (assistant coach) Sean Lucas (conditioning coach) Alex Goldstein (scrum coach) Gary Porter (lineout coach) Gus Leslie (coach) Michael Sullivan (coach) Devin Trull (coach) Captain: Stephen Mathew Team: (Forwards) Romario Henriques, Christiaan Botha, Adeeb Isaacs, Gideon Boshoff, Yanga Ngcayisa, Cameron Bowes, Callum Steyn, Stephen Mathew, Inga Halu, Keegan Maart, Michael Scholtz, Richard Atherton, Nicolas Witte (Backs) Matthew Doyle, Labib Kannemeyer, Dominic Coetzer, Christian Colborne, Siyamthanda Nombakuse, Ryan Biscombe, Ross Verney, Dian Fourie, Daniel Jamieson, Abdul Armien, Ubaid Hartley, Maxwell Jewell Played

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9.5/20 × 100 = 47.5%

Lessons learnt, challenges overcome and victories won Individual gym sessions, team gym sessions, extra running and fitness sessions, skills sessions, team training sessions, kicking sessions, training in the holiday, training in the mornings, team

events and braais, countless video sessions and strategy meetings – the boys of 2016 left no stone unturned and can go down as the team that overcame many challenges and difficulties to end off the season producing some fantastic performances. In the end we are measured by our results and without this there would be no real success or failure. The Wynberg 1st XV had a mixed bag of results this season. We did not manage to find a consistent groove in which we were able to play our game. Despite this, the boys stayed true to each other and played some outstanding rugby throughout the season. They recorded great wins over Westville, St John’s College, Bishops and Boland Landbou to mention but a few. The beauty of sport is that no matter what the outcome on the playing field, lessons can always be learnt. The boys definitely ended the season far more prepared as rugby players but more importantly as people and young men who grew and developed through the many lessons we learnt as individuals and as a team. We learnt that hard work didn’t always pay off; we learnt

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that as much as we wanted to win and succeed, so did our opposition. We learnt that simply pulling a blue and white hooped jersey over your head didn’t make you worthy of its honour; we learnt that giving everything and failing was better than not trying at all and we learnt that Supera Moras meant more to us than we thought.

The saying “it’s tough at the top” is remarkably true when thinking about the WP Super A league. The boys are measured against the best of the best each and every week and stood tall to the challenge. The 1st XV of 2016 can be proud of how they remained true to their commitment to each other.  C. Childs

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Name

Grade

1st XV Caps 2015

1st XV Caps 2016

Total 1st XV Caps

1

Dominic Coetzer

12

21

20

41

2

Labib Kannemeyer

12

21

19

40

3

Dian Fourie

12

19

7

26

4

Stephen Mathew

12

17

19

36

5

Yanga Ngcayisa

12

19

16

35

6

Gideon Boshoff

12

21

19

40

7

Adeeb Isaacs

12

21

19

40

8

Romario Henriques

12

20

16

36

9

Christiaan Botha

12

15

16

31

10

Michael Scholtz

12

13

10

23

11

Callum Steyn

12

17

20

37

13

Keegan Maart

12

4

17

21

15

Mathew Doyle

11

2

19

21

16

Richard Atherton

12

0

9

9

17

Abdul Armien

12

0

14

14

18

Ross Verney

11

0

9

9

19

Inga Halu

10

0

20

20

20

Cameron Bowes

11

0

20

20

21

Christian Colborne

11

0

20

20

22

Siya Nombakuse

10

0

20

20

25

Ryan Biscombe

11

0

15

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Wynberg’s most capped 1st XI player 2016, and Sportsman of the Year, Dominic Coetzer

Labib Kannemeyer received Honours for rugby this year

Wynberg welcomes its team onto the field for the Classic Clash© against SACS

Schools’ Rugby Day: Yanga Ngcayisa exits the tunnel at the iconic Newlands Ground

Dian Fourie (left), Labib Kannemeyer and Inga Halu

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Player Profiles

Yanga Ngcayisa: Lock (Colours) Romario Henriques: Prop (Colours)

Marie played a huge role in the 1st XV for two years. He is well known for his scrummaging and work-like attitude. Marie has embraced the modern game and conditioned himself into an 80 minute prop.

Christiaan Botha: Hooker (Colours) The hooker of a team is the backbone that holds a rugby team together. Chris was immense in his scrum and lineout work throughout his two seasons as a 1st V player. Strong with ball in hand and abrasive when defending, Chris’s competitive attitude made him always deliver his best.

Yanga is a team man and a great leader on and off the field. Yanga carried ball superbly and was always a threat with ball in hand. He grew immensely as a player this year and solidified his position at lock for most games this season.

Cameron Bowes: Flank (Colours) Cameron played lock, flank and 8th man this season. He played in every fixture this year and made his name as a strong lineout option and a dangerous ball carrier. Cameron will thrive next year in his final year of schoolboy rugby.

Callum Steyn: Flank (Colours) Adeeb Isaacs: Prop (Colours) Adeeb played at all three positions in the front row. He grew into a more fixed role at tight head prop and matured into a strong scrummager. He added plenty of value on the park, carrying ball and bringing energy on defence.

Gideon Boshoff: Lock (Colours) Gideon was a leader and a big enforcer in the pack. Gideon owned the number 4 position for two full seasons. He ran the lineouts, carried ball and hit ruck. Gideon is a great team man and someone who always emptied his tank on the field. 194

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Callum is an incredible athlete. He tackled, carried ball and jumped in lineouts superbly. He brought pace and physicality to the game which made him a great option at flank. Callum played his best rugby in his last few games where he developed into a devastating ball carrier.

Stephen Mathew: 8th man (Blues) Captain Steve. Steve captained the team for 4 years. Steve grew from strength to strength in this role. He was a rock in the pack who brought massive intensity and energy to what we did. Steve led from the front in attitude and love for his team mates.


Mathew Doyle: Scrumhalf (Colours) Matt was a warrior at scrumhalf this season. He played in all twenty games at scrumhalf. Matt gave his all every time he stepped onto the field. He has an exciting year ahead of him in 2017 as a senior player in the 1st XV.

Dominic Coetzer: Flyhalf (Blues) Dom played in all 41 1st XV fixtures for the past two seasons. He has developed into a real general at flyhalf. He delivered a strong kicking, running and defensive game from the number ten position. He loved to take the ball to the line and keep opposition defenders guessing.

Siya Nombakuse: Wing (Colours) Siya started the season slowly and grew into a serious danger to opposition defence. He ran superb lines from the wing and was watertight in defence. Siya is in grade 10 this year which means he will be playing for two more seasons on the Hawthornden.

Ryan Biscombe: Centre (Colours) Ryan made his debut with 4 games played this season. He took his opportunity and secured the number thirteen jersey for the remainder of the season. Ryan brought great intensity to our defence and carried ball well.

Dian Fourie: Wing (Colours) Dian had no luck with injury this season and sadly missed the bulk of our games. He was sorely missed for his leadership and dangerous running lines.

Labib Kannemeyer: Fullback (Honours) Labib is an unbelievable rugby talent. He made such an impact every time he was called upon to either make a try-saving tackle or a mouth-watering counter attack. He played mostly at fullback this season and also had some time as a scrumhalf. Both positions are superbly suited to his ability.

Inga Halu: Flank/Hooker (Colours) Christian Colborne: Centre (Colours) Big strong and fast, Chis made his mark this season in the number twelve jersey. He scored a number of tries through good footwork and physicality in the carry. Chris made countless hits in the midfield and manged to play in every fixture this season.

Inga was a utility forward this season. He made his mark from game number one, scoring a great try at Newlands. He was big and strong in both attack and defence and has two more seasons to play on the Hawthornden, which is certainly an exciting prospect.

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Ross Verney: Wing (Colours) Ross played a great role out wide this season. He sadly had to have a shoulder operation mid-season and was not able to continue. Ross was confident with ball in hand and communicated superbly on the field.

Nicolas Witte Nic was a great addition in the front row. He played off the bench in most cases, getting some experience against tough opposition. Nic has two more years to play on the Hawthornden, and will no doubt mature into a superb prop.

Daniel Jamieson: Centre Dan was another player who was plagued with injury. He played in the early games this season and was a force with ball in hand.

Richard Atherton Richard brought huge physicality to the pack. Coming off the bench as a hooker or flank, he always made an impact.

Abdul Armien: Fullback and Wing (Colours) Lightning out wide, Abdul was a handful with ball in hand. With his great footwork and skills, he often left a defender wondering what happened.

The Blues vs Tygerberg

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2nd XV: Blues Coach: Mr Simon Askew Assistant Coach: Mr Shaun Garbers Captain: Jonathan Petersen Team: Stephen Adamo, Nishaat Alley, Umar Anthony, Richard Atherton, Mustapha Bey, Oliver Bing, Ryan Biscombe, David Botha, Michael Brown, Jackie Dikeni, Anthony Ducroq, Ross Engelbrecht, Ethan Hains, Ubaid Hartley, Maxwell Jewell, Matthew Kievits, Troy Kotze, Kallen Lentz, Keegan Maart, Micheil MacDonald, Temba Mettler, David Mills, Ayanda Mkhonto, Anda Mlungu, James Muller, Mthandazo Mweli, Siyamthanda Nombakuse, Michael Rousseau, Garron Tiger, Thandile Tinzi, Khanya Tshiki, Abubakr van der Schyff, Imran Waggie, Nicholas Witte Played

Won

Lost

Drew

15

3

11

1


3rd XV: Colts

5th Team

Coach: Mr Adam van Willingh Captain: Temba Mettler Team: Stephen Adamo, Ashley Bennett, Ayanda Beyile, David Botha, Michael Brown, James Cox, Anthony Ducroq, Austin Ford, Taine Hackett, Kallen Lentz, David Mills, Ayanda Mkhonto, Anda Mlungu, Yaseen Orrie, Michael Rousseau, Rudolf Stam, Garron Tiger, Khanya Tshiki, Abubakr van der Schyff, Kim Verburg, Imran Waggie, Dylan Wannenberg

Coach: Mr Bernardus Loots Captain: Jethro Goodill Team: Bobby Berridge, Felipe Brosou Bonahora, Shane Burrow, Graeme Droskie, Daniel Egan-Fowler, Dylan Long, Thiyagan Marimuthu, Aidan McLaughlin, Aiden Petersen, Aiden Reynolds, Justin Sproul, Rayneildo Swanson, Dylan van der Spuy, Deen van Eeden Reserves: Kaden Maasch, Richard Maile, Joshua Meyer, La’eeq Swart

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

17

3

13

1

16

2

14

0

6th Team 4th Team Coach: Mr William Solomon Captain: Brandon Eadie Team: Ayanda Beyile, Tristan Coetzee, Damon Cox, Timothy Deschamps, Gareth Edwards, Austin Ford, Robin Lindup, James Maile, Warona Mbothwe, David Mills, Parvez Naidoo, Taine Newmark, Yaseen Orrie, Torrance Phiri, Matthew Radford, Mogamad Sasman, Rudolf Stam, Daniel Vaughan, Dylan Wannenberg

Coach: Mr Stefan Potgieter Captain: Hishaam Dada Team: Brandon Benjamin, Cameron Bishop, Shaneal Cruywagen, Joshua De Reuck, Damian Duncan, Dane Heidmann, Jaden Hoedemaker, Stefan Langenhoven, Tristan Langridge, Shaun Nabo, Sebastian Nel, Michael-John Redelinghuys, Nhlanhla Tshingilane, Kelvin Van Hoff Reserves: Nicholas Houston-McMillan, Aaron Lewis, Tristan Moore

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

14

6

8

0

10

2

8

0

The 5th Team vs Bishops

The 6th Team

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Under 16 Overall results for U16 Teams

Played

Won

Lost

Drawn

% WINS

U16A

16

11

4

1

71.88

U16B

14

7

7

0

50.00

U16C

14

10

4

0

71.43

U16D

3

1

2

0

33.33

U16A Coaches: Messrs Justin van Winkel, Alan Gerber, Alex Goldstein, Ali Mulholland, Keagan Timm. Captain: Mika Schubert Team: Jason Alexander, Liam Beattie, Allen Chambers, Rorke Dean-Smith, Matthew De Villiers, Saeed Fakier, Chase Hermanus, Ben Helman, Kyle Lamb, Llayne Lawrence, Liam Lotz, Luke Marais, Tyler McClure, Nathan Moore, Dylan Munro, James Pearse, Caleb Philander, Jarrod Price, Khaalid Saliem, Raven Smith (VC), Jarryd Turner, DiLivio van Wyk, Jarrod Whitson, Kadan Witbooi, Luthando Woji

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Won

Lost

Drew

16

11

4

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If players and coaches are on different pages with regard to their passion for the game, the evidence will be clear for everyone to see on a Saturday morning. Mr Gerber’s and my passion for the game was mirrored by our boys throughout the entire season and they reciprocated positively and enthusiastically to a physically demanding and time-consuming year. Our boys are friends and enjoy one another’s company. They would rather spend time hurting and laughing together, as they did at our pre-season camp in Llandudno, than wasting time alone in front of the TV. They learnt to hurt during the pre-season and realised that their bodies could do significantly more than they ever imagined, often being pushed to their limits by our conditioning trainer, Ali Mulholland, a young man who lives his life by setting the example. He never expected our team to do anything that he wouldn’t do himself. We were under no illusions about what it would take to make our U16 season land. We needed our players and coaches to be excited at every session and we were very fortunate to have


WBHS U16A Rugby TEAM 4th row: Allen Chambers, Luthando Woji, Tyler McClure, Nathan Moore, Kyle Lamb, Matthew de Villiers, Jason Alexander 3rd row: Kadan Witbooi, James Pearse, Rorke Dean-Smith, Jarryd Turner, Saeed Fakier, Dylan Munro, Jarrod Price, Caleb Philander 2nd row: Liam Lotz, Jarrod Whitson, Liam Beattie, Khaalid Saliem, Luke Marais, Llayne Lawrence, Kamva Mgwali, Ben Helman Front row (L – R): Chase Hermanus, Ali Mulholland (Conditioning Trainer), Raven Smith, Alan Gerber (Coach), Mika Schubert (Captain), Justin van Winkel (Coach), DiLivio van Wyk, Alex Goldstein (Coach), Jamie Aremband (Manager)

two respected Old Boys join our team. Keagan, our trainer, contributed plenty of wisdom and good advice to many of our boys, as he slowly earned their trust, never imposing himself and always being kind and patient – he is a rare young man. Alex took the scrumming baton over from Digby and meticulously analysed our forwards and the packs that we would be facing. As they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and he took a committed pack and turned them into a mature, stable unit who unsettled the opposition at scrum time and laid a platform for our backs to launch. We knew that our boys were very capable after setting the bar high the previous season, and as we reflect on 2016, it is very clear to see why they managed to achieve a triple crown and down some of our big rivals along the N1. The boys were statistically better at scrums, lineouts, kick-offs, defence and kicking compared to 2015. Our entire

coaching staff made significant contributions including Slab, Eric, Craig, Tilly, Chris and Arky. I  must also thank Gus and Mike for their unwavering support throughout the season. Mr Gerber continued to drive the handling skills of all our players. Our backs especially went from strength to strength and became confident and competent on attack and ruthless on defence. Their decision-making abilities were fast and accurate which was evident as they spear-headed the 7’s team to the SACS 7’s title, under the guidance of our Old Boy and Blitzbok, Dylan Sage. This group of boys is passionate, committed and humble. They play for one another and will follow their skipper to war. They can all look back and be very proud of their efforts and achievements in 2016.  J van Winkel

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U16B

U16B Team

Coaches: Ms Tilly Kunz, Mr Christopher Moore Captain: Jarrod Whitson Team: Tanweer Absalom, Tawqeer Absalom, Liam Beattie, Allen Chambers, Rorke Dean-Smith, Matthew De Villiers, Anele Dyan, Ben Helman, Matthew Kelly, Llayne Lawrence, Nathan Moore, Kamva Ngwali, Ayrton Pask, Caleb Philander, Jason Ravell, Khaalid Saliem, Kadan Witbooi Played

Won

Lost

Drew

14

7

7

0

U16C Coach: Mr Cliff Hull Captain: Keagan Marx (Term 2); Mujahid Sadien (Term 3) Team: Tanweer Absalom, Tawqeer Absalom, Nicholas Cable, Rainier Deglon, Mika’il Dollie, Thaakir Hartley, Cameron Hayes, Nur Jaffer, Simba Makapela, Ngonidzashe Mauye, Michael Mercer, Taariq Meredith, Joshua Mitchell, Tristan Nicholson, In Su Park, Tristan Philander, Tristan Rainbow, Ryan Samuels, Josh Schippers, Dylan Wasserfall, Joshua Wentzel

U16C

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

14

10

4

0

U16D Chase Hermanus looking cool under pressure

A total onslaught for Jarrod Price

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Coach: Messrs Rodney Inglis and Mo Galant Captain: Lance Christians Team: Uzo Agubata, Nizar Ruiz De Castro, Thomas Faustmann, Ethan Fellies, Husain Jaffer, Ijaaz Luckan, Simba Makapela, Jayden Manoek (VC), Taariq Meredith, Sihle Ngxalambiso, Lifa Nqubelani, Nik Rushovich, Ryan Samuels, Jared Sansom, Tristan Schonfeldt, Lisakhanya Sifumba, Mauritz Stellmacher, James Thompson, Joshua Valerga Played

Won

Lost

Drew

3

1

2

0


Under 15 Overall Results

Played

Won

Lost

Drawn

% WINS

U15A

20

8

12

0

40

U15B

14

6

8

0

43

U15C

12

3

11

U15D

10

1

9

25 0

10

U15A Coaches: Mr Peter Murison, Mr Nicholas Scott, Ms Landi Cilliers and Mr Craig Childs Captain: Reza Grever Squad: Marzuq Allen, Storm Allen-Shepherd, Mikaeel Bham, Reece Brice, Tariro Chamba, Matthew Damonze, Tauliep Esau, Cormac Faul, Daiyaan Hendricks, Timothy Hoenson, Damian Isaacs, Matthew James, Arin Long, Rethabile Louw, Phillip Mouton, Wandile Notshe, Justin O’Connor, Devon Pretorius, Ben Schaffer and Daniel Spogter. Played

Won

Lost

Drew

20

8

12

0

The buzzword in South African education for 2016 was Grit. Conferences around the country and talks throughout the educational world highlighted it as the new defining characteristic for success in school; for successful learners and what we should be fostering in our boys. All those experts would be well advised to meet this group of young men for living examples of what they are looking for. Defined as “passion and perseverance for long term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out. Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years … working hard to make your future goal a reality. Grit is understanding the marathon, the end goal and the journey … knowing it is about meaning and real success, not winning the sprint.” Nine matches were lost by three points or less, including Grey PE, Paarl Gym and Boland Landbou. Two games were lost in the last movement. A triple crown won with three wins to end the season. Yet none of those are ‘the story’ of this team. The story of this team is the story of a group of boys who stayed the course

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U15A Rugby Team Back row: Devon Pretorius, Storm Allen-Shepherd, Marzuq Allen Middle Row: Ben Schaffer, Daniel Spogter, Timothy Hoenson, Phillip Mouton, Damian Isaacs, Tariro Chamba, Justin O’Connor, Matthew James Front Row: Tauliep Esau, Reece Brice, Ms Landi Cilliers, Reza Grever (Captain), Mr Peter Murison, Rethabile Louw, Mr Nicholas Scott, Cormac Faul, Matthew Damonze Floor: Daiyaan Hendricks, Wandile Notshe, Arin Long

and improved. Their story is the story of boys who grew as a team and as individual players. It is a story I am very proud to have witnessed. Focusing on key skills and principles, this team managed to improve and reinvent themselves during the year – a task not always easy! Every week their understanding grew and their skillset flourished. From late 2015 until the final weekend of August 2016, the boys worked consistently in the gym, on the field and in the classroom – in the early hours and the late. As did their coaches. Our thanks go to Nic Scott (OW 2014), Landi Cilliers and Craig Childs (OW 2006) for their consistent and wonderful support for the boys. Win or lose, each week they matched the boys’ energy and stayed the course. I’m not sure I’ll ever forget doing skills at 5am on the Hawthornden with only car lights shining the

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way – that is almost certainly the training which gave us the edge against SACS on the misty morning of the final day of the season! My congratulations and thanks, too, go to the leadership team of Grever, Brice, Faul, Damonze and Louw. It is an uncomfortable position to put oneself in – they wore the tough times more than any – and yet they worked relentlessly and humbly for the cause and grew as young men in front of my eyes. A final thank you to Mr Bassett and his B side squad – many of whom played key parts for the A side during the year. They were the pace-setters early in the year and there is no doubt that a successful B side breeds a successful A side. My thanks to both the coaches and the boys for working throughout the season, allowing the A side to be pushed every week.


U15B Rugby Team Back Row: Joshua Biddlecombe, Nicholas Treddinnick, Daniel Spogter, Phillip Mouton, Matthew Perrin, Joshua Kruger, Campbell Egan-Fowler, Sibongokuhle Rooiland Front Row: Danyaal Marlie, Arin Long, Matthew James, George Kaseya (Captain), Mr Joshua Bassett, Joshua Florence (VC), Adam Barnard, Abel Tadokera, Brandon Gentz

U15B

U15C

Coach: Mr Joshua Bassett Captain: George Kaseya Team: Adam Barnard, Mikaeel Bham, Josh Biddlecombe, Campbell Egan-Fowler, Joshua Florence (VC), Brandon Gentz, Damian Isaacs, Matthew James, Joshua Kruger, Arin Long, Danyaal Marlie, Phillip Mouton, Justin O’Connor, Matthew Perrin, Kuhle Rooiland, Jack Rutherford, Daniel Spogter, Abel Tadokera, Nicholas Tredinnick

Coach: Mr Estian van der Merwe Captain: Joel Abrahams Team:  Zaid Anthony, Adam Aspeling, Mathew BroughamCook, Raees Carr, Rhyse Doolings, Inga Feni, Storm Griffith, Keanu Jackson, Niyaaz Johnson, Cole McLeod, Phiwe Mentoor, Haaroun Mohamed, Christopher Moolman, Jed Mouton, Zayd Salie, Lathi Siko, Joshua Thomas, Ryan Thompson, Connor Wernich

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

14

6

8

0

12

3

9

0

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U15C Team

U15D Coach: Mr Pieter Smith Captain: Fouche Swanepoel Team: Imtiyaaz Amardien, Devon Andrews, Connor Appollis, Joshua Correia, Tashreeq Davids, Yas’aa Davids, Cullen de Villiers, Rhyse Doolings, Zuhair Edwards, Luke Hubbard, Uyanda Jalamba, Enrique Kanyemba, James Knox, Lutho Gwadiso, Tristian Mann, Reece McMinn, Jordan Minter, Jed Mouton, Kyler Rienderhoff, Yaseen Samodien, Ryan Thompson, Kai van Heerden, Frank Viljoen, Imad-Al-Din Marques, Connor Wernich

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Drew

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1

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Under 14 Overall results

Played

Won

Lost

Drawn

% WINS

U14A

19

9

10

0

47

U14B

14

8

6

0

57

U14C

13

1

12

U14D

10

1

9

0

10

U14E

4

0

4

0

0

8

U14A Coaches: Messrs Peter van Schalkwyk, Dylan Frylinck, Craig Childs Captain: Wafeeq Francis Team: Zachary Adriaanse, Luke George, Noel Glintenkamp, Daniel Hayes, Daniel Judge, Hishaam Lagadien, Liam Lawrence, Zayd Louw, Hlanga Mabele, Mihlali Mgope, Zayd Noor, Cashel O’Brien, Luke Palos, Tristan Perez, Daniel Preyser, Vaughan Rademeyer, Yaseen Sadien, Brandon Snoek, Kasper Ter Burg, Michael van Schalkwyk, Kieran Witbooi Played

Won

Lost

Drew

19

9

10

0

The results do not do this team justice. The team played with massive commitment and determination. As a team we were hugely outweighed by every single team we played against. We had no big players and up front we were often outweighed by 20 to 30 kg per man. But this never allowed them to become despondent and they never allowed the opponents to dominate them physically. In fact, our strength was probably our physicality, particularly on defence. Defensively this was a team that played for each other. The opposition found it very difficult to score tries against us. They were confident in their defensive structures and all 15 were willing to tackle and their technique improved with every game. On attack, we were a team of fairly skilful athletes, but unfortunately had no big ball carriers to get us over the advantage line. We therefore had to play well as a team to score tries and we had to work really hard to look after the ball. Nevertheless, we scored some really good tries.

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WBHS: U14A Rugby Team 2016 Standing back row: Brandon Snoek, Yaseen Sadien, Vaughan Rademeyer, Daniel Hayes, Kieran Witbooi Standing middle row: Zayd Louw, Kasper Ter Burg, Luke George, Cashel O’Brien, Zachary Adriaanse, Daniel Judge Seated front row: Liam Lawrence, Noel Glintenkamp, Mr C Childs, Wafeeq Francis (Captain), Mr P van Schalkwyk, Zayd Noor, Hlanga Mabele Front: Michael van Schalkwyk Absent: Daniel Preyser

Our lowest moment of the season was against Selborne, but it was right in the beginning of the season and we hadn’t learnt to play for each other yet. We were also poor in one of the early season games against Paarl Boys’, but after that we were never guilty of giving less than 100% and as a coach I could never fault them on their commitment. The narrow losses against SACS and Bishops were disappointing, but probably justified given the big size discrepancy between the teams. The highlights of the season were the two victories against Rondebosch, scoring some great tries in both matches, the very gutsy and hard fought victory against Maritzburg College at the Wynberg Rugby Festival and the great rugby we played to beat Boland Landbou. The victory over Bishops in the semi-final of the SACS Sevens after being three tries to one down characterised the guts and determination that this team showed every week.

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I predict that this team will become one of the great Wynberg sides. When they catch up with their opponents in size, they will be a very difficult team to beat.

U14B Coach: Mr Adolf Groenewald Captain: Liam Lawrence Team: Furqan Booley, Ben Boulle, Tyron Crowie, Keanu Gelderblom, Luke George, Hishaam Lagadien, Theolan Marimuthu, Mihlali Mgope, Luke Palos (VC), Tristan Perez, Rudolph Pretorius, Aidan Saffier, Juan Sargeant, Mikhail Vallie. Reserves: Zachary Adriaanse, Joe Dudley, Declan Furnish, Uzair Khan, Ryan Marle, Cashel O’Brien, Dylan Payne, Ayoub Rawoot, Nicholas Swart, Kasper Ter Burg Played

Won

Lost

Drew

14

8

6

0


U14C Coach: Mr Neil Eddy Captain: Uzair Khan/ Daniel Osler Team: Joss Bader, Seth Carstens, Callen Croyle, Joshua de Kock, Daniel Denton, Declan Furnish, Junaid Gydien, Luke Heath, Matthew Kieswetter, Marko Maric, Ryan Marle, Muzammil Paleker, Ayoub Rawoot, Aidan Saffier, Nicholas Swart, Thomas Tattersall, Caleb Vogt Played

Won

Lost

Drew

13

1

12

0

U14B

U14D & E Coach: Mr Robert Smith Captain: Abdul-Azeez Marthinus (U14D); Ethan Piper (U14E) Teams: Tayyeb Abrahams, Zayd Abrahams, Isa Ahmed, Kyle Bleksley, Matthew Bowden, Connor Byrne, Rameez Davids, Joshua De Kock, Marc Droskie, Kyle Du Plessis, Jared Godfrey, Ronin Henry, Ewan James, Ameer Janodien, Jared Jutzen, Joshua Kierman, Erik Knol, Akha Kombora, Lenrique Lodewyk, Kegan Mcintyre, Jake Mills, Matthew Morton, Thulani Nqakala, Lonwabo Ntjana, Khaka Nyiba, Muzammil Paleker, Ethan Rezelman, Zain Sonday, Liyema Sondlo, Caleb Van Staden, Jordyn West, Karl Wichman, Mika Wyngaard

U14C

U14D Played

Won

Lost

Drew

10

1

9

0

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

4

0

4

0

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Wynberg vs SACS Derby 27 August 2016 This year’s Derby provided an added highlight in the form of a challenge match between the Old Boys of both schools. It was a hard-fought game which saw Wynberg lead 12 – 0 at the final whistle.

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Wynberg Boys’ High School Rugby Referees’ Society (WBHSRRS) Master-in-charge: Mr Mike Leresche This Society was awarded Honours for having brought the most honour to the school 2016 was the greatest year yet for WBHSRRS, the culmination of the three previous years of hard work by all concerned. It all came together in a most impressive fashion this season: a group of referees with an upper section who officiated at levels not before achieved by Wynberg boys, a mid-section who provided an excellent service refereeing every week the less-glamorous – but just as vital – B teams, and the enthusiastic group of youngsters in pink shirts whose presence around the ground every time rugby was played, led to an atmosphere of calm control

and competence. Indeed, the latter description has applied to all levels of Wynberg Rugby refereeing this year. In total I made almost 1 000 appointments during the 2016 season: matches to referee, assistant referee and festival games: ten-a-side and sevens. The main area of involvement lay in Wynberg’s own home matches: the regular visits to Hawthornden and Silverhurst by our three main rivals from the peninsula, Bishops, Rondebosch and SACS, then our opponents from the Boland and elsewhere in Cape Town. WP appoints the 1st XV referee, but Wynberg covered many – and often, nearly all – of the remainder of the games, with a pair of AR’s on duty at every (or almost every), match. At peak flow, the society handled 15 of 18 home games. On Saturdays, the lads committed to at least 3, (sometimes 4 or 5), hours of appointments per morning, carefully planned

Wynberg Boys’ High School Rugby Referees Society 2016 Standing (L – R): Vaughan Rademeyer, Reece Mulholland, Luka Maric, Byron Kingwill, Dean Geldenhuys, Matthew Dickson, Ethan Rezelman, Ahmad Booley Seated (L – R): Jordan Pastor, Rogan Wiget-Beattie, Daryn van Heerden, Mr Mike Leresche, Tristan Moore, Marco Lloyd, Sebastian Balman In front: Daniel Osler Absent: Inga Feni

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around their rugby-playing obligations as many of them had those too. Overseas’ touring-teams visiting Wynberg were all controlled by the society this year. Then, the Wynberg Rugby Festival provided significant exposure and opportunities: four fields over two days from 8am until dark. The senior boys refereed U14A games all the way up to 2nd tier V matches, whilst the up-and-coming 1st  youngsters carried the flags and sometimes the “field ears”. Most of the lads had at least 5 appointments each day. The younger guys had many opportunities over the year with the Junior Schools. As our reputation has widened and grown, so have the requests for our services. Wynberg were regulars at home games of Wynberg Junior, Laërskool Simon van der Stel, and Somerset House whilst running festivals and tournaments at Fish Hoek Primary, Kronendal, Wynberg and Sweet Valley … and more requests still received. Our top three referees: Daryn van Heerden, Tristan Moore and Rogan Wiget-Beattie, all having regularly handled our own U16A and 2nd XV’s, were invited by WP to officiate at the International Independent Schools’ Festival in July at Bishops. This resulted in appointments to handle a 1st XV game each (Michaelhouse, St Alban’s, Kearsney) and to run AR for the likes of Rasta Rasivenge at the event’s signature finale between Bishops and Eton College. To cap a fine year, the same three lads were selected by Western Province to accompany the WP Manager of Referees on a trip to Mauritius in October. There, they worked as a team: instructing and training new referees, and then they officiated at an International Sevens Tournament (teams from Africa and overseas), handling games throughout the event and then various of the finals’ matches. It was a superb

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reward for what they achieved as referees and their performances fully justified their selection. This link on SA Referees’ website has more details of this trip: http://www.sareferees.co.za/ News/schools-refs-in-mauritius/2830780/ To end our season, we held the much anticipated annual WBHSRRS Dinner in the Bill Bowden Pavilion with Messrs de Waal (Headmaster) and Engelbrecht (i/c Rugby) plus several Wynberg coaches as guests. Special guests were Mr Ben Theron from Western Province and Mnr. Jacques Pratt from Laërskool Simon van der Stel. All MC duties, reports, speeches and thanks were done by the senior boys. The boys attended with their parents and the costs were reduced by contributions from schools we did so much work for during the year: Kirstenhof, Somerset House, Wynberg Boys’ High School all assisted, whilst Simon van der Stel donated a trophy. Guest speaker was Rasta Rasivenge who spoke with passion and enthusiasm of how he’d got into refereeing in Gauteng before making the switch to Sevens’ where he has made such a name for himself in the HSBC World Circuit. He spoke of the challenges, rewards, the setbacks and the successes involved in refereeing at the high level he does. Rasta had made the effort to get to know the Wynberg boys who worked with him at Bishops and elsewhere. He was articulate, humble and sincere and given his delightful sense of humour, he was a great success as a guest speaker. At the dinner, Mnr. Jacques Pratt presented for the first time a trophy he donated to our society to the most promising junior referee, won this year by Vaughan Rademeyer. Ben Theron presented Western Province Trophies, both huge shields, for WP Junior Referee of the Year and WP Most Improved


Referee to Daryn and Tristan, both of whom were re-presented the shields at the WP Gala Presentation Dinner they attended later in October in Stellenbosch, with their parents. School awards: all the boys were awarded Service Certificates which, while not doing justice to the time they put into their officiating, are clear acknowledgements from the school to them of what they do.

2016 Colours Awards were made as follows: Colours: Sebastian Balman, Ahmad Booley, Marco Lloyd, Blues went to Rogan Wiget-Beattie and Honours to Tristan Moore and Daryn van Heerden. Finally, at Valedictory 2016, Wynberg’s annual Honours Award to the group/organisation having brought the most honour to the school

was deservedly won by WBHSRRS. Well done to everyone who made it happen. We now say “au revoir” to Daryn and Tristan and note that 2017 will involve some rebuilding. There are a host of pink-shirts (see the photo) who made their first official steps on the park with a whistle at the sevens’ tournaments at the year-end. They now will want to move up the ladder and with effort, they certainly will. The “big three” of 2016 have shown the way. Note: The founder of this Society, Mike Leresche, played top rugby as a two-metre lock in Zimbabwe in his day, coached schoolboy rugby and began his training as a referee at the Mashonaland Rugby Referees’ Society in Harare. He has refereed visiting international sides in Zimbabwe, at Craven Week and Currie Cup B in South Africa. He has also refereed in Namibia, the UK, Canada and the USA.

Standing (L – R): Tristan Moore, Mr Mike Leresche, Daryn van Heerden, at the WP Annual Awards Dinner

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Sailing

Achievements

Wynberg Sailing is run by the boys themselves from the Imperial Yacht Club in Lakeside. Transport to the venue is provided by the school whilst the yacht club very kindly makes its fleet of training boats available for the boys to either practice or train in. Training is provided by Wynberg boys Calvin Gibbs and Dylan Long, both of whom are qualified sailing instructors who have been actively teaching sailing to youth at various clubs in and around Cape Town. Calvin and Dylan are ranked as the top Under 19 sailors in South Africa. The school’s sailing team is fortunate to have access to such a depth of skills and to boys who are so passionate about teaching and growing the sport. School sailing coaching is most active in the first and second terms which is the height of the sailing season, but there are also very popular winter programmes available during the June/July holidays and third term at the Imperial Yacht Club in which the boys also participate. The fourth term is mostly taken up with exams which does not provide too much opportunity to sail during the week, but club sailing events continue and boys are invited to Imperial Yacht Club on Sunday mornings to participate in these fun events.

Southern Charter SAS WC Inter-schools held at Imperial Yacht Club. Wynberg won this event for the third successive year, holding off SACS in what proved to be a close contest. Congratulations to Wynberg’s team: Dylan and Arin Long, Calvin and Lee Gibbs, Nicholas Faraday, Matthew Thorburn and Murray MacDonald. Arin Long and Dylan Long earned individual top honours in the Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial classes respectively too, while the Calvin Gibbs-Dylan Long partnership won the Laser Radial team competition. • The Western Cape Championships  is held each year during one of the weekends in the Easter holidays at an offshore venue, typically Saldanha, False Bay, or Mossel Bay. This 4 day event is challenging with some of the U19 classes, such as the Laser, competing with adult sailors making racing challenging and also raising the level to that of competitive adult sailing. Results 2016 – U19 Dabchick: Matthew Thorburn 5th. U19 Laser Radial: Calvin Gibbs 1st, Dylan Long 2nd. U19 420: Nicholas Faraday 2nd.

Winners of the Southern Charter SAS Western Cape Inter-schools championship: (L – R): Dylan Long, Nicholas Faraday, Arin Long, Lee Gibbs, Matthew Thorburn, Calvin Gibbs

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• The U19 and U16 Youth Nationals 2016  is the highest level at which a youth sailor can compete in South Africa. This year it was held in December at the Theewaters Dam. Congratulations to the following boys on their outstanding results in the classes indicated: 1. U19 Dabchick Fleet: Matthew Thorburn, 6th. 2. Laser 4.7 Fleet: Arin Long, 1st.

3. Laser Radial Fleet: Calvin Gibbs, 1st, Dylan Long, 3rd. 4. Open Course 2 Fleet: Nic Faraday, 4th. The Imperial Yacht Club’s support of school sailing is greatly appreciated and we look forward to more boys taking the opportunity to learn to sail and take part in events. Sailing offers the boys a sport in which they can participate at many levels and also qualify as a sailing instructor to teach others this healthy and challenging past time.

Calvin Gibbs looking very relaxed

Murray MacDonald

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Lee Gibbs looking very much in control


Soccer Master-in-charge: Mr Gordon Taylor In our 175th anniversary year, Wynberg Soccer has continued to grow in leaps and bounds … three teams (U15, U17, U19), three coaches, three juniors chosen to go to Barcelona; a designated soccer pitch, a new first team strip, derby matches against Rondebosch, Bishops, and Paul Roos; two first team tours (as first time participants at the Nelson Mandela Memorial University tournament and a second invitation to the Nedbank Challenge Cup at Grey College, Bloemfontein), participation in the KIA Cup tournament at Bergvliet High, and a record number of matches played by our first team. There is no doubt that the quality of the teams and the talent on display in our schools league is extremely high and every match played, without exception, is a real challenge. If we are to be competitive outside of our league, we need to

step things up a notch or two. We have some exceptionally talented soccer players at Wynberg, and as more boys are able to participate at the U15 level and filter up to the U17 and U19 age groups, it goes without saying that our performances at the first team level will continue to improve and that Wynberg will become a force to be reckoned with amongst the local high schools. Much credit goes to our coaches- First team, Mr Roland Rudd; U17 team Mr Simon de Waal; U15 team Mr Stephen Fouche. A huge amount of time and effort has been invested in our boys, not only on the training pitch, but also during motivational talks during Wednesday lunch breaks and in informal match sessions held on Sunday afternoons. We are grateful also to our ground staff who have kept our pitch in immaculate shape throughout the season.

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WBHS: 1st Team Soccer 3 row: Lutho Mlunguza (VC), Ntsika Simayile, Tyler Mentoor, Timothy Harris 2nd row: Bevan Sasman, Kyle Pluke, Francis Forbay, Matthew Dirks, Luke Fouten, Matthew Fortuin Front row: Chigozie Iwegbuna, Regan Harebottle, Monwabisi Dikeni (Captain), Mr Roland Rudd (Coach), Reece Thomas, Zubair Daniels, Ross Merckel rd

1st Team Coach: Mr Roland Rudd Captain: Monwabisi Dikeni Team: Lutho Mlunguza (VC), Zubair Daniels, Matthew Dirks, Francis Forbay, Matthew Fortuin, Luke Fouten, Regan Harebottle, Timothy Harris, Chigozie Iwegbuna, Tyler Mentoor, Ross Merckel, Kyle Pluke, Bevan Sasman, Ntsika Simayile, Reece Thomas The 1st team soccer travelled to Bloemfontein to take part in the Nedbank Soccer Challenge. We always knew the competition was going to be tough having ended last at the tournament in 2015. The team was made up of a combination of Youth and Experience based on the availability of players not involved with Cricket. We ended up taking five U15 players along for development

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purposes. The squad consisted of 18 players with 3 goal keepers on tour. All players were afforded game time and the team performed well given the challenges faced around selection of the team. We ended 18th out of 20 which is the best we have ever done at the tournament. It is also worthwhile noting that we probably found ourselves in the toughest pool with 3 teams all progressing through to the quarter finals and one team ending up in the final. The tour certainly was an eye opener for the boys as to the quality of football being played around the country. Lutho Mlunguza, Jackie Dikeni and Henry Knight were selected for a Barcelona touring team that will compete next year April/May


WBHS U17A Soccer Team 2016 Back row: Seth English-Roelf, Dylan Munro, Henry Knight, Jaden Hoedemaker, Tashreeq Parker, Matthew Petersen Front row: Thakier Salie, Jarred Johnson, Ebrahiem Samaai, Mr Simon de Waal, Jaden Peterson, Oscar Sifumba, Liam Verhoog Inset: Racine Diarra

WBHS U15A Soccer Team 2016 Back row: Matthew Damonze, Ndiphiwe Mentoor, Timothy Meyer, Luke Hubbard, Devon Andrews, Adrian Van Dam, Travis Berry, Zaid Anthony Front row: Uyanda Jalamba, Cole Bailey, Niyaaz Johnson, Mr Stephen Fouche (Coach), Siyabulela Plaatjie, Thakier Salie, Joel Abrahams Absent: Nicholas Tredinnick, Damian Isaacs, Jeff Sonamzi, Inga Feni, Joshua Florence

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against 123 other schools. It was interesting to note the level of interest from SAFA, who sent their U17 National coach as well as other scouts to recruit players. It is clear that there is recognition on the part of SAFA that players are being lost in the system. The talent that was on show was of the best I have seen at school boy level. If only our National squads are able to retain these players going forward as opposed to losing them to clubs overseas.

Results COMPETITION LEAGUE SQUAD

14

4

8

2

26

27

NEDBANK SQUAD*

11

3

7

1

14

30

NMMU SQUAD

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3

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5

* Players selected for the Nedbank Challenge Cup tournament at Grey College, Bloemfontein, played six tournament matches and five warm up matches against local competition.

Wynberg put on a fine show at the KIA Cup Tournament held at Bergvliet High

A formidable-looking Lutho Mlunguza, Siya Plaatjie, Reganâ&#x20AC;ŻHarebottle, Jackie Dikeni

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Squash Teacher-in-charge: Mrs Geraldine van der Westhuizen Coaches: Miss Laura Diedericks (U19C and U19D), Mr Warren Lawrence (U19A and U19B), Mr John Ross Malloch (1st team and U15A), Mr Sean Schwager (U15C and U15D), Mr Julian Taylor (1st team), Mrs Geraldine van der Westhuizen (U15A and U15B), Mr Lionel White (Development squash) Wynberg Squash has had a mixed bag of results this season. There was one team of 5 players entered in the Super League, three teams of 4 players entered in the U19 leagues and three teams of 4 players entered in the U15 leagues. At the Super League level, the matches played were extremely tough and a number of matches were often lost by a close margin. The five boys played with immense determination, always ensuring that they gave of their best in every match. The U19A and U19C teams who played in the B and D leagues respectively, were extremely successful this season, winning all their games. A similar pattern was shown by the U19B team who lost only two games in the C league. Many of these boys were junior players in the previous

year and have performed extremely well in their first year of senior squash. The U15A team showed a huge improvement on last season’s results where they suffered major defeats. This season they played with absolute determination and commitment which resulted in them winning 6 out of the 10 league matches played. The U15B and C teams struggled a little this season due, in many instances, to illness which meant that we could not always field our strongest teams. However, those who stepped in when needed played with much gusto and this has resulted in good development of their squash game, which bodes well for next season. All in all, the league fixtures have shown promising results in many cases and we look forward to the 2017 season.

St Stithians Squash Festival This year, our top six U19 players entered the St Stithians squash festival for the first time. This took place over the Easter weekend and our team performed exceptionally well by winning

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5 out of 6 of their matches. The team was made up of the following players: 1. Dale Honeyman 2. Matthew Lambrick 3. Nathan Van der Westhuyzen 4. Martin Killick 5. Maverick Pearson 6. Cameron Slade The results were as follows: vs Grey Bloemfontein

Lost 13 – 12

vs Kingswood

Won 19 – 11

vs Botswana

Won 20 – 4

vs St Stithians

Won 18 – 9

vs Northcliff

Won 24 – 0

vs Invitational team

Won 20 – 4

Well done to these boys on being such excellent squash ambassadors for Wynberg.

Grey P.E Tour This year, an U19 and an U16 team travelled to Port Elizabeth to take on a very strong squash school – Grey P.E. The matches were of an extremely high standard and our boys were certainly pushed to their limit. A special mention must be made of a newcomer in grade 8, Christopher Cresswell who played in the number 1 position for Wynberg’s U16 team. He played with such determination and completely exemplified the true meaning of Supera Moras. Every boy had to raise the level of his game, resulting in some very close finishes. The results were as follows: U19: Lost 4 – 19 U16: Lost 8 – 14

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Stayers’ Squash Festival In October, we entered a team of six players to compete in the Stayers’ Squash Festival which is open to non-matric players only. Our team consisted of the following players: 1. Nathan van der Westhuyzen 2. Matthew Lambrick 3. Cameron Slade 4. Riaz Orrie 5. Xiangyiming Kong 6. Ethan Fellies What a tough weekend of matches this proved to be, particularly for the newcomers at numbers 3, 4, 5 and 6. Our top two players gave exceptional performances, winning many of their games against extremely tough opposition. The overall results were as follows: vs St Johns

Lost 1 – 5

vs Michaelhouse

Lost 2 – 4

vs Maritzburg

Lost 2 – 4

vs Pretoria Boys

Lost 1 – 5

vs Grey PE

Lost 0 – 6

vs Grey College

Drew in games 10 – 10 but lost on points

WP Schools Squash Wynberg once again had good representation in the WP teams this season, particularly in the U19 A team. U19A: Nathan van der Westhuyzen  (#3) U19A: Dale Honeyman (#4) U19A: Matthew Lambrick (#5) U14A: Christopher Cresswell (#3) Our top two U19 players and our top U15 player are extremely dedicated squash players. They participated in a number of tournaments and produced outstanding results:


Nathan van der Westhuyzen: WPCC Open (U19) – 1st WP Open (U19) – 2nd Bloemfontein Open (U19) – 19th SA Closed (U19) – 15th WP Closed (U19) – 2nd Paarl Open – 3rd Jesters U23 – 6th

Matthew Lambrick: SA Closed (U19) – 20th Paarl Open (U19) – 5th Boland Open (U19) – 2nd WPCC Open (U19) – 2nd

Christopher Cresswell: Boland Open (U14) – 4th WP Closed (U14) – 3rd Strand Open (U14) – 3rd Paarl Open (U14) – 1st Well done to these outstanding and dedicated squash players. Nathan and Matthew will be in matric next year, but fortunately for us, they will be available to play.

Although the 2016 season has come to an end, training will start again in the first term of 2017 for the 1st and U15A teams. This is to ensure that the boys are fit and ready to meet the challenges of the league fixtures which will start in the second term. We would like to see all the teams working together, attending all the practices and matches and supporting each other throughout the season. A bonded team who can rely on each other for support is the key to a successful season. Thank you to all the coaches for their many hours of dedicated work on the squash courts, at the various fixtures and festivals and for accompanying boys on their tours.

Teams and Results U19 Super League: Captain: Dale Honeyman Team: Dale Honeyman, Martin Killick, Matthew Lambrick, Maverick Pearson, Nathan van der Westhuyzen Played

Won

Lost

17

9

8

Squash Awards

U19 A/B

Blues: Dale Honeyman, Matthew Lambrick, Nathan van der Westhuyzen Colours: Martin Killick, Maverick Pearson Junior Blues: Christopher Cresswell Senior Champion: Nathan van der Westhuyzen Junior Champion: Christopher Cresswell Gregg Hammond Memorial Trophy for the most improved player: Ewan Taylor and Nathan Wylie.

Squad: Sasha Amor, Zakee Badrudeen, Sean Cheney, Ethan Fellies, Xiangyiming Kong, Riaz Orrie, Ewan Taylor, Justin Wylie, Nathan Wylie

U19C/D squad Squad: Aidan Bailey, Liam Didcott, Ryan Gedult, D.L Kennedy, Waseem Mohamed, Matthew Samuels Team

Played

Won

Lost

U19A

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7

0

U19B

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8

2

U19C

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Squash 1st Team Back Row (L – R): Martin Killick, Maverick Pearson Front Row (L – R): Dale Honeyman, Mr Julian Taylor, Nathan Van der Westhuyzen, John Ross Malloch (Coach), Matthew Lambrick

Squash U15A Team Back Row (L to R): Lutho Gwadiso Front Row (L to R): Tatun Stevens, Mrs Geraldine van der Westhuizen, Christopher Cresswell, John Ross Malloch (Coach), Kurt McDaniel

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U19 Development Squad

U15C/D Squad

Aadam Abrahams, Matthew Almano, Omar Anbeh, Liam Beardwood, Travis Berry, Cody Bessick, James Bowden, Matthew Cassells, Joshua Daniels, Sebastian De Klerk, Joshua Edwards, Kyle Foster, Dean Geldenhuys, Jesse Hiebner, Shuaib Jacobs, Marco Lloyd, Martin Lotter, Ilyaas Manan, Dante Marinus, Waseem Mohamed, Yusuf Mohamed, Connor Munro, Christian Nothling, Jonothan O’ Callaghan, Daniel Park, Tashreeq Parker, Zubair Rylands, Matthew Semple, Andrew Skippers, Siya Sineke, Matthew van den Berg, Dylan Wiesner

Squad: Wesley Grenfell, Seth Griffin-Wintle, Shadley Harck, Jared Jutzen, Jordan Pastor, Ethan Rezelman

U15A/B

Team

Played

Won

Lost

U15A

10

6

4

U15B

10

2

8

U15C

9

5

4

U15 Development Squad Wesley Grenfell, Jared Jutzen, Matthew Morton, Juan Sargeant, Nicholas Swart, Ricardo Whittaker

Squad: Christopher Cresswell, Matthew Danker, Rhyse Doolings, Nicholas Goodwin, Lutho Gwadiso, Byron Kingwill, Kurt McDaniel, Liam Mitchell, Tatun Stevens

Senior Champion: Nathan vd Westhuyzen

Junior Champion: Christopher Cresswell

Most improved players: Ewan Taylor and Nathan Wylie

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Surfing Master-in-charge: Mr Justin van Winkel The Wynberg wave riders had another exciting surf year scoring some epic waves along the coastline, all the way from Elands to Betty’s Bay. The Friday surfs were driven by Michael Jones, our passionate and always stoked body boarder. Both Michael and our stand out surfer, Ben van Huyssteen, always set the example in the classroom, achieving exemplary academic results on top of their surfing accomplishments. Our boys continued their good run of form in the annual Grey derby, beating their hosts in a hotly contested competition in three foot surf, but the highlight was once again our annual pilgrimage to the windy, wild and rugged west coast town of Elands Bay. The waves fired for three consecutive days – it was paradise! Francois Taljaard found his passion for the waves after a long layoff from illness, and along with fellow matrics Daniel Vaughan and Ross Ansley, they shredded the long left hand point break like seasoned

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campaigners. These boys have joined us on every trip over their high school careers and have grown into confident young men with direction in life. During the mid-year break, our youngsters, Ben van Huyssteen and Matthew Perrin, were up early and paddling out into double overhead waves which they ripped like the skilful and determined young surfers that they are. Their fathers also arrived and showed us that maturity does not have to slow you down in the water. It was awesome to witness 15 year old boys spending time with their dads, sharing a passion and having a wonderful while doing so. Mr Cary, from Wynberg Boys’ Junior School, joined us once again making sure that no food went to waste and that our boys were safe in the water. My colleague, Mr Josh Bassett, is a passionate waterman and was the charger of the trip. He combines his geographical knowledge and life experience into a tidy bundle. He has significant insight into all things surfing and has a sound moral base which the boys thoroughly enjoyed.

Body Boarder, Michael Jones


Swimming Manager: Ms Jocelyn De Mink Captain: James Muller The Team: U19: Jonan Bowers, Anthony Ducroq, Timothy Harris, Sameer Isaacs, Matthew Kievits, James Muller, Brandon Taylor; U16: Tanweer Absalom, Luke Altmann, Caleb Gibson, Michael Mercer, Timothy Meyer, Adrian Taylor; U14: Furqan Booley, Junaid Gydien, Uzair Khan, Joshua Thomas, Jordyn West It has been an exciting and challenging season for the Wynberg swimmers. We bade farewell to James Muller, former captain, and welcomed the new captain, Brandon Taylor. Brandon has been a passionate and committed member of the swimming team, and the team will no doubt flourish under his leadership. We also welcomed Tevin Petersen to the team in the capacity of comanager. He has already proved his worth with his excellent record-keeping skills and ability to keep the “juniors” in check. Congratulations to Caleb Gibson (Grade 10) who excelled at the WP Jack Currie Swimming Championships held in February. He returned with golds for the 50 m Freestyle and 100 m Backstroke; silvers in the 100 m Freestyle and Breaststroke and a bronze medal for his efforts in the 50 m Breaststroke. The team has performed really well this season, often under very strained circumstances, by placing in the top 4 consistently this year. I am pleased with the team spirit and the sense of camaraderie evident at the three inter-school

galas we participated in this term. I look forward to a great swimming season in 2017.

Inter-House Gala Results De Villiers

211

2

De Waal

169

5

Littlewood

248

1

Lorie

143

7

McNaughton

123

8

Rhodes

197

3

Van Riebeeck

152

6

Wellington

188

4

Beautiful weather, fantastic spirit and a number of excellent performances characterised our annual inter-house gala on 23 February. Littlewood edged past De Villiers and Rhodes to claim the honours. This was a happy coincidence for our honoured guest, Old Boy Theodore Yach, who was delighted to present the trophy to the Head of his old House.

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Age group winners

WP Representatives

U14: Jordyn West (Wellington); U16: Adrian Taylor (Littlewood); U19: Jonan Bowers (De Waal).

WP U16 – Adrian Taylor WP U14 – Timothy Meyer

Records 1. U14 50 m Backstroke – won by Christopher Cresswell in a time of 30.70 (previous record 31.40 set by Matthew Bowers in 2009). 2. U16 50 m freestyle – won by Adrian Taylor in a time of 25.76 (previous record 26.01 set by Matthew Bowers in 2010). The traditional staff, matrics and Old Boys’ relay was particularly entertaining this year, in that Wynberg Boys’ Junior School was invited to enter a team and included two lady members of staff. They certainly attracted a great deal of interest. The Old Boys’ entered a strong team in the form of Ian Melliar (1978), Theodore Yach (1976), Nick Molyneux (2004) and Julian Vincent (2005). Both Theodore and Nick won the Under 19 Swimming Trophy in their final year at school and along with Ian, went on to represent South Africa at Water Polo. Julian has represented WP at the sport. It was fitting that Mr de Waal chose the Swimming Gala as the event at which to announce the launch of the Aquatics Centre project. This is a joint undertaking by both boys’ schools to build a state of the art indoor aquatics centre at the high school, which will include a dedicated water polo pool for use by both schools. Our existing pool, built in 1957, can no longer meet the demand for pool time, and does not, in any event, meet the specifications for a water polo pool. Theodore Yach very kindly nominated this project as one of six beneficiaries of funds raised through his Century Robben Island Crossing in March 2016. Details of this event appear in the Events section of this magazine.

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New records were set by Christopher Cresswell (Left) and Adrian Taylor

WP Colours were awarded to Timothy Meyer (U14) and Adrian Taylor (U16)

Mr Yach presents the coveted winning House trophy to Head Prefect of Littlewood, Daniel Egan-Fowler

WBJS TEAM (L – R): Samantha Wood, Jenna Chang, Cedric Poleman (Headmaster WBJS), Shelley Faullman, Brandon Cary


Swimming Team Back row: Timothy Meyer, Junaid Gydien, Michael Mercer, Adrian Taylor, Liam Mitchell, Caleb Gibson Front row: Uzair Khan, Anthony Ducroq, James Muller (Captain), Ms Jocelyn De Mink, Jonan Bowers, Brandon Taylor, Furqan Booley

U14 Champion: Jordyn West 1st place winners: Back row: Daniel Judge, Hishaam Lagadien, Furqan Booley, Christopher Cresswell, Mr Theodore Yach Front row (L – R): Imraan Swart, Uzayr Chilwan, Jordyn West

U16 Champion: Adrian Taylor 1st Place winners: Back row: Jethro Johnston, Thomas Faustmann, Luke Altmann, Caleb Gibson, Jordan Herbert, Joshua Biddlecombe, Adrian Taylor, Mr Theodore Yach Middle row: Ethan Watt, Nicholas Bell Front row (L – R): Tanweer Absalom, Timothy Meyer, Reece Brice, Sasha Amor, Ethan Robbertze

U19 Champion: Jonan Bowers

SACS Relay Gala

1st Place winners: Back row: Stefan Langenhoven, Anthony Ducroq, James Muller, Che February, Jonan Bowers, Michael Brown, Mr Theodore Yach, David Mills Front: Timothy Harris, Dane Heidmann, Taine Hackett, Matthew Kievits, Brandon Taylor

Back row: Junaid Gydien, Uzair Khan, Sameer Isaacs, Brandon Taylor, Anthony Ducroq, Mrs Jocelyn De Mink Front row (L – R): Furqaan Booley, Timothy Meyer, Jordyn West, Caleb Gibson

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Tennis Master-in-charge: Mr Simon Askew Professional Coach: Mr Tim Armstrong Coaches/Managers: Ms Laura Diedericks, Mrs Prisci Naidoo, Mr Ben Thompson, Mr Shaun Garbers, Ms Lauren Cleophas, Mr Calum Scott, Mr Calum Walsh Wynberg Tennis improved as the year progressed, strengthened as usual by talented Grade 8 boys challenging other players and climbing their way through the ranks. We have eight teams playing in the league and another seven teams which play internal league. All these boys are provided with an opportunity to develop their tennis skills and climb the rankings as the year progresses. In the first term, the top three teams, under the guidance of professional coach Tim Armstrong, were put through their paces and tested as they competed against the top players in the Western Cape. We had a combination of youth and experience, which proved challenging. The results were not always favourable, but the

development of the players is imperative in strengthening tennis at Wynberg. The loss of matrics in Term 4 tested the depth of tennis at Wynberg, but at the same time, gave new boys an opportunity to play league games. We have competed well against the top schools in the southern suburbs and although not always winning, our players have gained valuable experience and enjoyed every match.

Boland Landbou Tennis Festival For the second successive year, Wynberg was invited to participate in this festival which is held in October in Paarl. Our team comprised Jaden Peterson, Grant Leslie, Nizar Ruiz de Castro, Riaz Orrie, Jared Godfrey, Chase Lourens, Lance Christians and Michael Jones. The team faced strong opposition and succeeded in winning only one of their four matches, but nonetheless found it to be a very valuable experience and a welcome opportunity to play against teams that are not in the southern suburbs league.

WBHS Team: Boland Landbou Tennis Festival Back: Jared Godfrey, Riaz Orrie, Chase Lourens, Grant Leslie, Michael Jones, Lance Christians, Nizar Ruiz de Castro Seated (L – R): Mr Simon Askew, Jaden Peterson, Mr Stefan Potgieter

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Results:

3rd Team

Won 1 – Breadasdorp High School Lost 3 – Marlow, Durbanville High School, Boland Landbou

Played

Won

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Drew

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6

6

0

Team: Nizar De Ruiz Castro, Liam Roelofse, Keagan Marx, Albert Venter

A special thank you to Mr Armstrong for his consistent contribution to Wynberg tennis. It is an honour to have a pro coach of his calibre on the team. A final thank you to the tennis staff at Wynberg who sacrifice hours of their time to be at tennis practices, travel with teams to matches and go on tours which rarely receive the recognition they deserve. I look forward to welcoming the new grade eights to the 2017 tennis season.

Teams 1st Team Played

Won

Lost

Drew

16

4

12

0

Team: Jaden Peterson (C), Daryn Bright, Chase Lourens, Tatun Stevens

2nd Team

4th Team Played

Won

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Drew

12

6

6

0

Team: Grant Leslie, Cameron Slade, Adrian van Dam, Skumbuzo De La Hunt

5th Team Played

Won

Lost

Drew

12

4

8

0

Team: Taine Newmark, Ryan Biscombe, Gabriel Flint, Jarrod Whitson

6th Team Played

Won

Lost

Drew

12

3

9

0

Team: Tristan Wigley, Euan McLean, Joaquin Brosou Bonahora, Adam Barnard

7th Team Played

Won

Lost

Drew

10

2

8

0

Team: Thaakir Toefy, Torrance Phiri, Alexander Stempels, Michael Hill

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

12

5

7

0

Team: Michael Jones, Jared Godfrey, Lance Christians, Riaz Orrie, Martin Killick

8th Team Played

Won

Lost

Drew

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4

6

0

Team: Romain Soula, Daniel Skea, Dylan Lamb, Rivaldo Alves

Seated (L – R): Tatun Stevens, Jaden Peterson, Mr Simon Askew, Daryn Bright (Captain), Chase Lourens Standing: Michael Jones

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Water Polo Master-in-charge: Mr Robert MacLean This was a tough year for Wynberg Water Polo, with not a lot of successes recorded by our ‘A’ teams, although there were good results in the U19C, D and E teams. However, a season for a sports code should not only be viewed from the point of view of how well the ‘A’ teams did because there were 7 other teams that were fielded on a weekly basis in the 1st and 4th terms and so much water polo was played. 2016 was also the 10th year that the school hosted the Ian Melliar Cup U15 Water Polo Tournament and as has become the norm with this tournament, it was another resounding success. But this makes it seem that it was an easy undertaking – it was not! The LOC, again well lead by a combination of Jeanette Muller, Roland Rudd, Julian Vincent and Alice Cudworth, pulled out all the stops and praise was heaped upon them (rightfully so) for the tremendous success that it was. This team just made it look very easy, such is their experience and competence and as always, they were ably

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backed by the WBHS Support Staff – Jeremy Peterson, Eugene Marinus, Colin Minnies and Sera Matthews. Special thanks go to WBHS parent Rod Westwood for again sponsoring this tournament through Speck Pumps, without which input it would not have been the success that it was, notwithstanding the amazing LOC that put things together. For the record, 20 teams took part with the SACS U15 team winning the tournament, Bishops was 2nd and Grey PE 3rd. Affies (Afrikaans Hoër from Pretoria) won the Keith Richardson Sportsmanship Trophy. Other tournaments participated in and hugely enjoyed by players were the KES (JHB) U19 tournament, the Grey High School (PE) U15A, the Dave Pitcairn U14A at Reddam (Tokai), the Rondebosch U14A and the Oakhill School Knysna Chukka Tournament, played in the Waterfront at Knysna, WBHS being represented for the 3rd year now by a combined U19B/C/D team, this being a so-called ‘B’ league tournament.


The school, players and their parents owe a great debt of thanks to the coaches and managers of these various teams for the huge amount of extra work they put in, at home in the school pool as well as away from Cape Town – not to mention the heavy administration load that accompanies any tour party. WPSWPA ran a number of courses during the year – refereeing and tabling – and because they were hosted here at WBHS, many of our players took the opportunity to grow their knowledge of the game to their and the schools benefit. As WPSWPA is committed to continue with such courses (and most probably will hold them at WBHS because of the school’s central position), this bodes well for the running of the sport here. In early December, 2015, the SA Schools National Age Group (Interprovincial) Water Polo Tournament was held in Cape Town and WBHS was chosen as the venue to host the U14 Boys games. Using a competent WBHS table crew and with the school’s support staff making sure that the venue and the water were always exceptionally clean, the school drew heaps of praise from both the SA Schools Water Polo Executive Chairman, Steven La Marque ( from KZN) and the WPSWPA Chairman, Doug Schooling, for the efficient, smooth running of that section of the Championships. Through the season ( for home matches) and at the Melliar Cup as well as at the SA Schools Championships, the Water Polo Tuck Shop was efficiently run by Mrs. Deirdre Hackett and her band of helpers, they being Wynberg Water Polo players’ Moms and Dads. Deirdre’s small group plays a vital part in the water polo season and this not just in re-victualling players and spectators, but in extending the famed hospitality that Wynberg is for known far and wide.

The school owes a big vote of thanks to the Support Staff who keep the pool in the good shape that we are all used to. Whilst Jeremy Petersen is our ‘Go-to’ man at the school for all things to do with maintenance and repairs and he deserves our thanks, the ‘man-on-the-pooldeck’ is Eugene Marinus and to him, the pool users of WBHS owe a huge debt of gratitude. Looking after a pool of a million or so litres of water that handles an enormous amount of ‘traffic’ is no easy feat under normal situations. Throw in a couple of burst pipes under the concrete paving and a few power failures along the way and it is an enormous (physical) job to handle, carrying with it a serious responsibility. That he does this so efficiently and without fuss, notwithstanding the other support work that he has around the school on any given day, is a measure of the man he is. Thank you Eugene – you are a superstar.

Provincial representatives from WBHS to the SA Schools National Championships, Durban, December 2016: W.P. U14A – Imraan Swart W.P. U14B – Uzair Khan W.P. U15B – Joshua Biddlecombe W.P. U16A – Tanweer Absalom W.P. U16B – Tawqeer Absalom, Ayaad Bailey

South Western Districts: U16  –  Taariq Meredith, Lu-ayy Salie, Jarryd Turner

WBHS Water Polo awards, 2016: Outstanding Player – Michael Kievits Most Promising Player – Liam Madison Most Dedicated Player – Jethro Johnson Congratulations to all these players.

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What of the future? Plans are well underway for the building of a new, large (Olympic-sized) water polo pool and the taking on of a Professional Water Polo coach. Coupled with the wonderful strides that are being made by the Wynberg Water Polo Academy and the fact that the sport is now well recognized in the Junior school, the future of water polo at Wynberg has a decidedly positive look about it. Sure, it will be some years before a new pool is in place, but it shows the commitment of the school and the Old Boys Union to the sport. The WOB Water Polo club is also growing with a number of top class WOBs leaving other clubs to return to their

Old Boy Ian Melliar congratulates SACS on winning the 2016 Melliar Cup

Keith Richardson congratulates Affies on winning the Richardson Trophy for Sportsmanship

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‘Alma Mater’ to take them into the WP Senior 1st league. This allied with a growing number of Wynberg schoolboy players who are turning out and training and playing with and for the WOB Club, should result in a big improvement in the standard of our players. So, whilst the results of this season (2016) have not been the greatest, the future of water polo here at WBHS is very positive. R. MacLean

1st Team Coach: Mr Julian Vincent Captain: Cameron Samuel Players: Michael Kievits, Daniel Vaughan, Michael Madison, Cameron Samuel, Stephen Mathew, Jonan Bowers, James Muller, Matthew Lewis, Liam Madison, Taine Hackett, Matthew Kievits, Stephen Adamo, David Mills Played

Won

Lost

Drew

30

3

26

1

It was always going to be a tough season for the first team. Even though the majority of the players were Matrics, not many of them had the necessary experience to handle the speed and physically demanding nature of the water polo played in the Western Province “A” league. Needless to say, the start of the season was a huge learning curve for many of the players. A number of them managed to step up to the plate, and should be congratulated for having done so. The season kicked off with the Western Province league, which is regarded as the toughest school Water Polo league in the country. There were no wins recorded from the five league fixtures and hence Wynberg did not get through to the semi-finals/finals of the WP Championship  – the Mazinter Cup. However, there were some very


WBHS: 1st Team Water Polo Back: Stephen Adamo, Michael Madison, Liam Madison, Taine Hackett, Michael Kievits Front: Matthew Lewis, Jonan Bowers, Cameron Samuel (Captain), Mr Julian Vincent, Stephen Mathew, Daniel Vaughan, James Muller

good performances where the players were able to push strong opposition teams right until the final whistle. The team showed plenty of character throughout this part of the season, and although they went into all the games as underdogs, they definitely showed a never give up attitude which they can be proud of. The team also toured to Johannesburg in the beginning of March for the annual KES tournament. It was the first time that Wynberg has played in this event, which includes the top teams in the country. Once again all the players stood up and played with heart, but unfortunately, managed to win only one game (against Maritzburg College), although there were a few narrow losses. In the latter half of the year (3rd/4th term), and with one or two team members injured going into the SACS tournament in September, it was always going to be a tough ask, especially having been drawn in “the pool of death”. There were some nail-biting games, with gutsy performances

against top teams at the tournament. Only one win against Parktown was recorded. With a few of the Matrics pulling out of the team at the start of the fourth term, the focus shifted from the pool to the final exams leaving the team scrambling to find younger players to fill their spots. It was extremely disappointing for this to happen. The school had put so much time and resources into working with these players, only to have it fail at the final stretch. However, it did give an opportunity for a few younger players such as David Mills, Ewin Michael, Bradley Schrick, Ayaad Bailey, Sasha Amor, Jethro Johnson and Josh Biddlecombe to gain some experience at first team level. Congratulations to them for the way they rose to the occasion. It is interesting to note that our three wins in 2016 were against teams from outside the Western Province, which illustrates the high level needed to compete in the local league. Many of the current crop of senior players will be

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back next season, more experienced and stronger, ready to show off their skills. I want to thank all the players for the effort they put in throughout the year. A special mention, too, to those Matrics who stuck it out and played until the end: Michael Kievits, Matthew Lewis, Daniel Vaughan, Michael Madison and Jonan Bowers. J. Vincent

U19C Coach: Mr Rob MacLean Captain: Ross Engelbrecht Players: Abdul Allie, Michael Brown, Matthew Cassells, Sean Cheney, Thomas Faustmann, Liam Fellowes, Calvin Gibbs, Dane Heidmann, Taariq Meredith, Justin Powell, Lu-ayy Salie, Bradley Schrick, Matthew Thorburn, Jarryd Turner, Daryn van Heerden

U19B Coaches: Messrs Justin van Winkel and Brandon Cary-Ramsay Captain: Various Players: Tanweer Absalom, Tawqeer Absalom, Stephen Adamo, Sacha Amor, Matthew Doyle, Anthony Ducroq, Ethan Hains, Dylan Long, Kaden Maasch, Micheil MacDonald, Joshua Marinovic, Ewin Michael, James Pearse Played

Won

Lost

Drew

10

2

8

0

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

10

7

2

1

The U19Cs of 2016 were a very successful team – the record shows that they played 10 matches, won 7, drew 1 and lost 2. Statistically, this is a 70% success rate which is not to be sneezed at. As any coach or player knows, a ‘winning’ team is a happy team and so it was with the 19C team of this year. Players were expected to get

U19B Water Polo Team Standing: Tanweer Absalom, Matthew Doyle, Joshua Marinovic, Mr Cary-Ramsay, Mr van Winkel, Ethan Hains, Kaden Maasch, Stephen Mathew, Anthony Ducroq, Ewin Michael Crouching: Tawqeer Absalom, Stephen Adamo, James Pearse, Dylan Long, Photo: © Deon Lewis.

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themselves fit for the season – the coach following the old adage of … ‘you don’t play water polo to get fit, you get fit to play water polo’ … and whilst this was patently not the case at the start of the 1st and 4th terms (!), early morning swimset sessions in the 1st and 4th terms made some inroads into this lack of fitness, allowing most afternoon sessions (3/week) to focus on skills coaching (passing, shooting, extra-man scenarios etc) and game situations. Naturally, being the U19C team, the pressure to win that is placed on any ‘A’ team was not there and this team was a pleasure to coach and work with. This was seen in the final few games of the season when I as coach made no calls during actual playing time – communication was left up to the players in the water, this leading to them having to work out what was required of them to perform. After all, a coach’s place is to motivate his/her team – not to tell them how to play during a game. The team was also fortunate to have a ‘guest player’ for the final couple of games, Michael Kievits, the 19A team ‘keeper, who joined the C team as a field player, bringing with him his playing experience which helped the team raise themselves even more. A good number of this year’s U19C players will be challenging for higher honours in the 2017 season and to those who will be leaving the school, it is sincerely hoped that the enjoyment that they had during the 2016 season will convince them to seek out a senior team/club to continue their playing of this exciting game. If this is so, look no further than to the Wynberg Old Boy’s Water Polo Club that trains at the school on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. R. MacLean

U19D Coaches: Messrs Rob MacLean and Julian Vincent Captain: Gareth Edwards Players: Matteo Ballerini, Matthew Bell, Christopher Farquhar, Shuaib Jacobs, Llayne Lawrence, Reece le Roux, Murray MacDonald, Richard Maile, Luke Marais, Michael Mercer, Thomas McNulty, Aiden Petersen, Tristan Rainbow, Ethan Robbertze, Jarryd Turner, Rogan Wiget-Beattie Played

Won

Lost

Drew

9

5

2

2

Played 9, won 5, drew 2, lost 2, giving them a statistical success result of 55.55% for the year. The 19D’s of 2016 benefitted from the manner in which much of the coaching was run (see the report on the 19C) team and in particular during the many practice games that were played whereby the two teams were ‘mixed’ up to create a strength vs strength scenario in game situations. This helped raise the level of the ‘D’ players, they having to ‘play-up’ to the level of the ‘C’ team and with it came the extremely pleasant camaraderie that bonded the players of these teams together making the 3 sessions per week (excluding the morning swim-sets!), pleasant affairs for all parties – coaches and players alike. This will be to the benefit of next year’s 2017 U19C team as many of the ‘D’ players will fill the places vacated by those who are leaving (Grade 12’s) and those on promotion which bodes well.

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U19E Coach: Mr Nicholas Vlok Captain: Tristan Moore Players: Thomas Beardwood, Quaid Biani, Matteo Ballerini, Rorke Dean-Smith, Nicholas Geere, Ben Helman, Myles Hodkin, Shuaib Jacobs, Joshua Kritzinger, Llayne Lawrence, Murray MacDonald, Michael Mercer, Connor Munro, La’eeq Swart, James Thompson, Jarryd Turner, Conrad Vermeulen

Some of the members of the U19C Team

Played

Won

Lost

Drew

9

7

1

1

The U19E side has played exceptionally well in the first and 4th terms. Many of the boys playing in the team could easily be playing for the 4ths or possibly even the 3rds. However the vast majority of them simply want to play polo for the fun of it. The best part of the season was the fact that the team won every match in the first term, even beating Bishops (away). Not only did they win most of their matches this year, they had fun while doing it which is a great accomplishment for a coach. I am very grateful that both Jarryd Turner and Tristan Moore stepped up and led the team in both practices and matches. They have been both fun and infuriating to coach due to their motivation to play polo and their need to have fun. I have enjoyed coaching this team and would gladly coach it again.

U19D

The results of the U19E team are as follows: 1st term: Beat Bishops 7 – 6, Beat Rondebosch 6 – 1, Beat Somerset College 2nd side 12 – 0, Beat Paul Roos 10 – 2, Beat SACS 9 – 1

A nail-biting game for Mr Vlok and some of his U19E Team

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4th term: Drew Bosch 3 – 3, Beat Paul Roos 6 – 3, Beat Bishops 8 – 2, Lost SACS 3 – 4 Played 9, Won 7, drew 1, lost 1. Satistics = a 77.7% win rate.


Under 15 U15A Coach: Mr Steve Heldzingen Captain: Josh Biddlecombe Players: Ryan Bell (GK), Storm Allen-Shepherd, Luke Altmann, Brandon Gentz, Lee Gibbs, Jethro Johnson, Arin Long, Justin O’ Connor, Trentin Petersen, Jack Rutherford, Daniel Spogter, Imraan Swart, Connor Wernich 2016 was a good year for the U15’s in what they’ve achieved and how far they’ve come. It’s been a year where I’ve seen an U15 team really bond and it’s been a pleasure to be part of. We (the team) all learnt a lot about training a goalie from scratch and put in some really hard graft on defence to try and ease the transition for a field player making the move to “the Cage”. Our first quarter saw a shaky start with 2 league games and then straight up to Grey High in PE for our tour. We had some near losses that could’ve gone either way and gave some of the “big fish” a decent enough fright. From there they have learnt to “close out” the games that they’re only slightly ahead in.

This led to a better showing at Melliar Cup than the years before with a 13th place ahead of Paul Roos and just behind Reddam. The gaps have definitely closed between this team and the others in our local league and I think it will have a positive impact on Wynberg Water Polo. A good indication of this was our results against Paul Roos, going from 1 – 6 down in the 1st term to a 3 – 3 draw at the Melliar Cup and ending the 4th term with a 10 – 5 win. I feel confident sending this team to be split up amongst the senior sides knowing that they’re ready for most of the things senior polo might throw at them. And lastly, big congratulations to Josh Biddlecombe and Imraan Swart for their representation at WP level. I hope the end of year tour to Durban goes well and that you learn from it. To those that just missed the cut, and I mean just missed it, better luck next year, there’s always WP U16.

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WBHS U15A Water Polo Team Back row: Imraan Swart, Trentin Petersen, Luke Altmann, Justin O’Connor, Jack Rutherford, Brandon Gentz, Arin Long Front row: Connor Wernich, Ryan Bell, Joshua Biddlecombe (Captain), Steve Heldzingen (Coach), Jethro Johnston, Daniel Spogter, Lee Gibbs

U15A 2016 Results Win

Loss

Draw

GF

GA

GD

10

16

1

131

179

– 48

U15B Coach: Mr. Stuart Vlok Captain: Various Players: Storm Allen-Shepherd, Cullen de Villiers, Stephen McCallum, Kurt McDaniel, Liam Mitchell, Justin O’Connor, Kyler Rienderhoff, Jack Rutherford, Kai van Heerden, Ben van Huyssteen, Frank Viljoen Played

Won

Lost

Drew

Not provided

Not provided

Not provided

Not provided

The first term saw a slow disappointing start to the U15B team with a loss to Bishops but they improved throughout the season with wins against Paul Roos, Westerford and Rondebosch. This team has great potential and have come a long way. There are a number of players who show true grit such as Storm and Justin. It must

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be noted that Frank Viljoen and Kai van Heerden have greatly improved their skills in the pool which earned them a spot in the starting seven. While there is still always room for improvement I am proud of the effort the boys put in and the attitude that they have shown in victory and in defeat. They exemplify the Wynberg spirit of Supera Moras and bring in their own unique flavour as well. GO U15B!!

U15C Coaches: Ms Cayleigh Huggett and Mr Ciaran Brindley Captain: Various Players: Joshua Bawden, Marcus Cohen, Joshua Correia, Rhyse Doolings, Seth Griffin-Wintle, Imad Marques, CJ Moolman, Joseph Tulloch, Jaydin van Ryneveld, Altaaf Wentzel Played

Won

Lost

Drew

Not provided

Not provided

Not provided

Not provided

This season was a challenging season for the U15C’s, they being a relatively inexperienced


water polo team. Their first few matches put them up against very challenging opponents such as Bishops, Rondebosch and SACS, who are known for their depth of talent. Even though we went down to these teams, the boys never showed a defeatist attitude and were always in great spirits before, during and after games. They never blamed anyone in the team and functioned as an incredible support group for each other. We slowly but surely worked on our goal deficit throughout the season, beginning with a 2 – 9

(playing with 4 B team players) and ending the season with a 1 – 5 loss. Particular mention should be made of Liam Mitchell and Kyler Rienderhoff, who most weeks played for both the B and C team, because of lack of players. The most improved player in the team was Joshua Bawden, who began the season as a very weak swimmer and ended being one of our play makers. The most consistent player and the player who showed the most talent throughout the season was the goalie, Altaaf Wentzel.

U15 players

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Under 14 U14A Coaches: Messrs Joshua Bassett and Mark Timlin Captain: Noel Glintenkamp Players: Furqan Booley, Christopher Cresswell, Sebastian de Klerk, Junaid Gydien, Uzair Khan, Matthew Kieswetter, Marko Maric, Ethan Nadauld, Thomas Tattersall, Michael Taylor, Jordyn West, Karl Wichman Played

Won

Lost

Drew

30

4

26

0

The first half of the 2016 season was always going to be a challenging for this group of young water polo players. Many of them had little or no experience with the sport prior to their arrival at Wynberg Boys’ High School and were thrown into the WP schools league, arguably the toughest in the country. For them, it was literally ‘sink or swim’. This group however were never overwhelmed by any opposition and even though the results may not show it, this side was never satisfied losing, even to sides who were far superior to them. Their character and ability to play for each

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other saw them develop into a team that by the end of the season had the ability to play good water polo. It has been a real joy to watch this group of young men mature over the last year and I wish them all of the best for the rest of their water polo careers. They will continue to grow as individuals and as a team because of their desire to play for each other and the high level expectation they have set for themselves.

U14B Coaches: Messrs Adolf Groenewald, Brandon Wood, Travis Theron Captain: Rudolph Pretorius Players: Tomas Cupido, Joshua Kierman, Matthew Kieswetter, Kegan McIntyre, Kamren Moodley, Luke Palos, Rudolph Pretorius, Aidan Saffier, Brandon Snoek, Romain Soula, Joshua Thomas, Jake Trupp, Jordyn West Played

Won

Lost

Drew

12

0

12

0


WBHS U14A Water Polo Team 2016 Back Row: Ethan Nadauld, Michael Taylor, Christopher Cresswell, Jordyn West, Matthew Kieswetter Front Row: Thomas Tattersall, Junaid Gydien, Noel Glintenkamp, Mr Joshua Bassett, Uzair Khan, Furqan Booley, Karl Wichman Absent: Marko Maric

The U14 B Water Polo team of 2016 has shown true Wynberg character. They gave 100% in every game even though they were out matched in most of their games. They always played in the true spirit of the game and even though we did not win a match, they have improved from the start of the first term. I wish them well for next year, and I hope they keep their positive attitude towards the game.

The Wynberg Water Polo Academy The Wynberg water polo Academy was formed eight years ago with a view to improving the skills level of boys expecting to attend Wynberg Boy’s High School the following year or to attract boys from other schools who are not exposed to the sport. In due course we opened our academy to girls as well and have found that many of the girls attending the Tuesday and Thursday evenings are planning to attend our sister school. In this way, Water Polo at both schools has benefitted. Eight years on, the Academy has grown from a handful of youngsters to being one of the most popular water polo academies in the Southern suburbs. We now average some 50 boys and girls at every training session.

In 2015, Quinton Green, an Old Boy and academy coach, started a Development Tournament in partnership with the Wynberg Old Boys’ Water Polo Club. The tournament was aimed at giving our players exposure to real ‘game-time’ and growing the sport in the process by having teams with equally limited game experience, play against each other. In 2016, the Wynberg Water Polo Academy entered two teams (boys and girls), who benefitted from the much-needed game time. This tournament is now part of the Academy setup and will be hosted biannually (1st and 4th terms). Eleven of the boys in the current WBHS U19A started their water polo ‘careers’ with the academy. Six of them have represented Western Province in the different age group levels and two are still under 15). Thanks to everyone involved. Academy Coaches – Mr Chris Pearse (WOB), Mr Quinton Green (WOB), Mr Bryan Punt (WOB), Mr Roland Rudd (Staff ).

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Grey College U14

Wins

St Alban’s 3 – 7

Pearson 2 – 7

Dave Pitcairn U14

WP Inv 5 – 7 Maritzbg 5 – 3 Alex Rd 4 – 5

4 – 8 3 – 4 6 – 8 4 – 9 9 – 3 8 – 2

U19B 4 – 9 9 – 3 9 – 3 4 – 10 2 – 11 1 – 2

Woodridge 6 – 2 SACS 1 – 13

Reddam 6 – 11 Bishops 3 – 9 Graeme 4 – 3

5 – 12

2 – 15 7 – 8 3 – 5 1 – 12

1 – 13 6 – 10 7 – 12

U19A 5 – 8

Grey B 7 – 3 W’ford 7 – 5

U15A Grey (PE)

U19 Chukka – Knysna

KES U19 tournament

SACS U19 Nite Series

Tournaments

Bosch PRG Bishops SACS Westerford Reddam

Term 4

Bishops SomCol PRG SACS Bosch Redd/W’f Clifton Invitation

Term 1

Water Polo results 2016

N/wood 1 – 8

Pearson 4 – 7 Pearson 2 – 10

SACS 3 – 12 Hilton 6 – 7 Grey 2nds 4 – 6

St. John’s 3 – 7

Stirling 4 – 6 Redd (Bfv) 3 – 13

Woodridge 1 – 4

Bishops 5 – 9

0 – 5 9 – 3 2 – 2 3 – 4

7 – 1 2 – 1 4 – 4 10 – 0

14 – 2 6 – 6 2 – 6 8 – 1

4 – 3 11 – 4 9 – 2 4 – 6 15 – 0

U19D 4 – 3

U19C 4 – 3

DHS 11 – 1

Glenridge 2 – 5 Redd B 2 – 8

Pinelands 1 – 2

Bosch 4 – 15

3 – 3 6 – 3 8 – 2

Selborne 4 – 10 Redd U13A 0 – 13

Camps Bay 1 – 4

w/o 4 – 6 2 – 12

U19F 1 – 7

Hudson Pk 9 – 0 Redd A 0 – 18

Oakhill 2 – 3

3 – 11 10 – 5 3 – 9 1 – 16 15 – 1 6 – 5

1 – 6 0 – 13 0 – 15 2 – 5 2 – 9

U15A 1 – 19

Results – WBHS scores 1st. U19E 6 – 1 12 – 0 10 – 2 7 – 1 7 – 6

Alex Rd 7 – 3

2 – 4 3 – 5 0 – 7 6 – 2 8 – 0

4 – 2 0 – 11 5 – 4 6 – 2

U15B 2 – 10

2 – 13 1 – 10 2 – 15 2 – 17

2 – 8 1 – 11 2 – 8 1 – 5

U15C 0 – 9

0 – 14 1 – 11 1 – 12 1 – 7 7 – 5 1 – 16

U14A 1 – 19 4 – 2 2 – 9 0 – 17 0 – 21 3 – 13

0 – 10 3 – 7 4 – 6 4 – 6 1 – 7 2 – 10

1 – 9 1 – 10 2 – 23 2 – 14

U14B 2 – 9


Sports Awards and Trophies SPORT

COLOURS

BLUES

HONOURS

Athletics

Tyler McClure

Oliver Kopp, Matthew Deglon, Ruben Fourie, Aiden Reynolds, Bevan Sasman, Raven Smith

Basketball

Sean Cheney, Robin Lindup, Grant Kantor, Ayanda Beyile, Michael Dickson, Mark Opedun, Michael Rousseau

Gideon Boshoff, Warona Mbothwe, St John Land, Mika Schubert

Cricket

Tristan Coetzee, Dominic Coetzer, Mika Ekström, Grant Martin Kyle Pluke, Umar Anthony, Chase Hermanus, Riaz Paleker, Wade Dollman, Matthew de Villiers, Brent Johnson, Kyle Lamb

Josh Breed, Karl Vermeulen

Cross Country

Matthew Deglon, Spencer Luck

Oliver Kopp

First Aid

Damian Duncan, Daniel Prevost

Cameron Bishop, Cameron Slade, Devon Westwood

Golf

Sebastian Balman, Adam Helmbold, Cameron Mackintosh, Michael Mackintosh, Nathan van der Westhuyzen

Justin Sproul

Hockey

Matthew Alford, Abenathi Botha, Tristan Cooke, Caleb Kruger, Tevin Petersen, Ethan Robbertze, Ryan Sproul

Wade Dollman, Callen Heynes, Chase Lourens, Liam Madison, Michael Madison, Grant Martin

Hockey Umpiring

Caiphus Dlamini, Liam Hermanus, Ethan Robbertze, Cameron Slade

Brandon Taylor, Devon Westwood

Rugby

Abdul Armien, Ryan Biscombe, Gideon Boshoff, Christiaan Botha, Cameron Bowes, Christian Colborne, Matthew Doyle, Dian Fourie, Inga Halu, Romario Henriques, Adeeb Isaacs, Keegan Maart, Yanga Ngcayisa, Siyamthanda Nombakuse, Callum Steyn, Ross Verney

Stephen Mathew, Dominic Coetzer

Labib Kannemeyer

Rugby Refereeing

Sebastian Balman, Ahmad Booley, Marco Lloyd

Rogan Wiget-Beattie

Tristan Moore, Daryn van Heerden

Soccer

Zubair Daniels, Jackie Dikeni, Francis Forbay, Matthew Fortuin, Luke Fouten, Regan Harebottle, Timothy Harris, Chigozie Iwegbuna, Tyler Mentoor, Ross Merckel, Lutho Mlunguza, Simayile Ntsiki, Daniel Paulsen, Kyle Pluke, Phindile Ralarala, Bevan Sasman, Reece Thomas

Che February

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SPORT

COLOURS

BLUES

Squash

Martin Killick, Maverick Pearson

Dale Honeyman, Matthew Lambrick, Nathan van der Westhuyzen

Swimming

Brandon Taylor

Jonan Bowers

Tennis

Daryn Bright, Chase Lourens

Jaden Peterson

Water Polo

Jonan Bowers, Michael Kievits, Matthew Lewis, Michael Madison, James Muller, Cameron Samuel, Daniel Vaughan, Taine Hackett, Liam Madison, Matthew Kievits

HONOURS

Adrian Taylor

Trophies

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Athletics

Oliver Kopp

Neville Riley Trophy for the Most Outstanding Athlete

Basketball

Matthew Jansen

Scott and Hamish Heida Trophy for Basketball – Passion and Commitment

Cricket

Bevan Coveley Mika Ekström Raees Carr Alex Borodin-Sleigh Mika Ekström Karl Vermeulen Riaz Paleker Josh Breed Josh Breed Josh Breed Tristan Coetzee Josh Breed Karl Vermeulen

The Clark Trophy for the Most Improved Cricketer The Bing Family Cup for Sportsmanship Hofmeyer Cup for the Best All Rounder (not in 1st XI) Gary Bricknell Cup for the Most Promising Spinner Martin Stovold Cup for Best Fielder in 1st XI Powell family Cup for Best batsman in the 1st XI Bridgens Family Cup for Most Promising Cricketer in the 1st XI Weitsz family Cup for best Bowler in 1st XI Upton Family Cup for the best All Rounder in the 1st XI Jacques Kallis Trophy for Outstanding Cricketer of the Year Goles Family Cup for Stand Out Performance by a 1st XI Cricketer 5 And 50 Cup for bowling 50 50 Cup for batting

Cross Country

Oliver Kopp Dawud Alley

The Grant Lewis Trophy for Cross Country Runner of the Year The Brian Botha Trophy for Perseverance & Application in Cross Country

Cycling

Dàniyal Matthews

Andrew van Zyl Trophy for the Fastest Time in the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Golf

Justin Sproul

Golf Player of the Year WBHS Golf – Best Record in 1st Team WBHS Golf Match Play Champion

Hockey

Wade Dollman Jayden Dickson JP Demblon Tevin Petersen Che February Sebastian Volans Brent Johnson Devon Westwood U16A Team

Murphy Cup for Effort & Sportsmanship (Voted by Players) Paul Revington Trophy for the Best U14 Hockey Player Richard Hamburger Trophy for the Most Passionate U16 Hockey Player Constantia Hockey Club Trophy for the Most Improved 1st XI Player Constantia Hockey Club Trophy for Achievement Nicholas Pattenden Trophy for the Most Enthusiastic Hockey Player Craig Sieben Trophy for the Best U16 Player Bromberger/Clark Shield for Contribution to Hockey Vic De Mink Trophy for the Most Successful Hockey Team

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Rugby

Noel Glintenkamp

Azriel Fine Cup for the Most Improved U14 Rugby Player

Matthew Damonze

WBHS Shield for the Most Improved U15 Rugby Player

Nathan Moore & Kyle Lamb

De Villiers Wahl Cup for the Most Improved U16 Rugby Player

Cameron Bowes

Sidman Family Cup for the Most Improved U19 Rugby Player

Siyamthanda Nombakuse

Michael Botha Trophy for the Most Outstanding New Player in the 1st XV

U14B

WBHS Shield for the Best Junior Rugby Team

U16A

Denis Fagan Cup for the Best Senior Rugby Team

Stephen Mathew

Badenhorst Family Cup for Exceptional Leadership as a 1st XV Player

Romario Henriques

Frank Duk Cup for Outstanding Sportsmanship in Rugby

Callum Steyn

KJ Pretorius Cup for the Most Improved 1st XV Player

Gideon Boshoff

Vincent Polden Cup for the Most Consistent Performer in the 1st XV

Yanga Ngcayisa

RP Conellan Trophy for Loyalty and Team Spirit in Rugby

Tristan Moore & Daryn van Heerden

Daryl Sims Trophy for Contribution to Rugby

Dominic Coetzer

Players’ Player Trophy as voted for by the 1st XV

Squash

Christopher Cresswell Nathan vd Westhuyzen Ewan Taylor & Nathan Wylie

Junior Squash Champion Senior Squash Champion Gregg Hammond Trophy for the Most Improved Squash Player

Tennis

Jared Godfrey Tatun Stevens Jaden Peterson Chase Lourens Jaden Peterson Tatun Stevens

Junior Tennis Champion (U14) MacLeod Memorial Trophy for the Most Improved Tennis Player Harold Louw Trophy – Tennis Singles Champion The Richard Hamburger Trophy for the Most passionate Tennis Player Larry Venter Memorial Trophy – Tennis Doubles Champions Larry Venter Memorial Trophy – Tennis Doubles Champions

Water Polo

Liam Madison Michael Kievits Jethro Johnson Che February Dominic Coetzer

Viking Trophy for Most Improved Water Polo Player Dr Neil Barnard Trophy for the Most Outstanding Water Polo Player Wayne Stanford Trophy for the Most Dedicated Water Polo Player Old Boys’ Award for the Best Sporting Achievement of the Year Casper Cup for Sportsman of the Year

Junior Blues Athletics

Zachary Adriaanse, Nick De Jager, Daniel Judge, Dillon Sibanda

Basketball

Nicholas Cable, Matthew Jansen, Liam Lotz, TJ Wright

Cricket

Raees Carr – U15, Tebogo Faas – U15, Craig Jeffery – U15, Cameron Tanner – U15

Hockey

Tristan Burnell – U14, Nick De Jager – U14 Jayden Dickson – U14, Francois Kaiser – U15 Sibusiso Vilakazi – U15, Luca Alexander – U16 Liam Hermanus – U16, Brent Johnson – U16 Matthew Mingo – U16, Michael-John Taft – U16

Hockey Umpire

Michael Hill, Matthew James, Ma’roof Palekar, Tom Pfeiffer, Liam Roelofse

Rugby

Zachary Adriaanse – U14, Daniel Judge – U14, Hlanga Mabele – U14, Reece Brice – U15, Matthew Damonze – U15, Cormac Faul – U15, Rethabile Louw – U15, Saeed Fakier – U16, Jarrod Price – U16, Mika Schubert – U16, Raven Smith – U16, Di Livio van Wyk – U16, Luthando Woji – U16

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Soccer

Joel Abrahams, Matthew Damonze, Henry Knight, Siya Plaatjie, Adrian van Dam

Squash

Christopher Cresswell

Swimming

Timothy Meyer

Tennis

Jared Godfrey, Tatun Stevens

Water Polo

Joshua Biddlecombe, Jethro Johnson, Imraan Swart

Swimming: Adrian Taylor

Rugby: Labib Kannemeyer

Rugby Refereeing: Tristan Moore

Rugby Refereeing: Daryn van Heerden

Cross Country: Oliver Kopp

Cricket: Karl Vermeulen

Cricket: Josh Breed

Hockey: Che February

Cricket: Riaz Paleker Most promising 1st XI cricketer

Hockey: Devon Westwood Contribution to Hockey

Rugby: Siya Nombakuse Water Polo: Michael Kievits Most outstanding new 1st XI player Most outstanding player

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Tennis: Jared Godfrey (L) & Jaden Peterson

Squash: Chris Cresswell & Nathan vd Westhuyzen

Basketball: Matthew Jansen Passion & Commitment

Sportsman of the year: Dominic Coetzer

Cross Country: Dawud Alley Perseverance & Commitment

Best Sporting Achievement of the Year: Che February

Other sporting highlights Baseball

Gymnastics

Nicholas Tredinnick and Connor Wernich were selected for WP U/15A baseball.

• Adrian van Dam came 2nd in mini tramoline gymnastics when representing South Africa at the Africa games (Region 5). • James Philbrick came 2nd in the individual competition in Pretoria and South Africa won Team Gold.

Basketball Thomas Wright has been selected for a High Performance Basketball programme by the Western Cape.

Biathlon On 17 February, Adrian Taylor came 2nd in the Boys U17 Biathlon at the WP Biathlon Championships. On 25 March, Luke Altmann, Adrian Taylor and Brandon Taylor represented WP at the SA Biathlon Championships in Bloemfontein. Luke came 22nd overall.

Ice Hockey Kyle Ruiters was selected for the under 20 Western Province Ice Hockey team.

Karate • Karate World Championships: Josh de Reuck received bronze in his age category. • At the same championships, Daniel Judge defended his title as the KSI Karate World

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Champion in his division. He qualified into the Western Cape Karate All Styles (Olympic Style) Team and in early 2017, he will compete in a national selection tournament/trial. • Renzo Da Mata achieved a black belt in Karate. • Dylan Wiesner earned a fourth place bronze medal at the Shotokan SA Regional (Western Cape) Kumite (Sparring/fighting) competition held on 16 April in Caledon. Dylan Wiesner

Life Saving • Jordyn West was selected into the 2016 Western Province Life Saving Team. • Jordan Minter was selected into the Western Cape Life Saving team. • Connor Wernich qualified as a Junior Lifesaver and will be taking part in the Cape Champs. Competition in Mossel Bay in January 2017.

Swimming • Caleb Gibson won a silver medal for 50 m Breaststroke in the SA levels 1 Regional Age Group Championships. • Tim Meyer won Gold for the 100 m breaststroke at the WP League 2 Gala held at UWC.

Triathlon WBHS won the World Triathlon Series (Sprint Distance) for the 2nd year running at the V & A Waterfront. The team comprised Dániyal Matthews – Grade 11 (cycling), Jonan Bowers – Grade 12 (swimming) and Oliver Kopp  – Grade 12 (running).

Daniel Judge (left)

Quad Biking In November, Seth Griffin-Wintle won the Western Cape Off-Road Club Championship for Junior Open Quad Bikes.

Seth Griffin-Wintle with his impressive trophy for Quad Biking

Wynberg’s 175 flag arriving in Rio with Matthew Bell

Sailing Matthew Bell crewed aboard the JML Rotary Scout during the Cape to Rio Yacht Race in January. The crossing took 21 days, arriving in Rio de Janeiro on 22 January. Dániyal Matthews, Jonan Bowers and Oliver Kopp relaxing after winning the World Triathlon Series

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De Villiers House Head

Mr Mike Engelbrecht

House Prefect Christiaan Botha

Mr Eddy’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: J van Ryneveld, J O’Connor, C De Villiers, G Boshoff, S Adamo Fourth row: N Witte, A Venter, K Van Hoff, T Stocken, I Carlie, V Warrin Third row: C Iwegbuna, T Spolander, A Allie, E Taylor

Second row: Mr N Eddy, J Lawrence, Z Sonday, T Chigona, J Uhuaba Front row: T Burke, R Martin, N Simayile, K Petersen, M Danker

Ms Naidoo’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: W Mbothwe, R Veteran, K Mgwali, A Brice Fourth row: R Brice, J Sproul, Ms P Naidoo, C Botha, N Tshingilane, M Dollie Third row: C Tanner, N Noor, M Sardine, A Beyile, P Mentoor, T Badroodien

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Second row: E James, R Oosthuizen, J Dudley Front row: C Glowacki, L Gwadiso, A Abrahams, K Reeves


Mrs Spammer’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: T Newmark, D Vaughan, Z Edwards, T Cooke Fourth row: J Johnston, B Sasman, Z Preyser, M Dirks, B Eadie, D Geldenhuys Third row: S Nel, D Marlie, I Park, D Farred, Mrs R Spammer

Second row: A Dyan, E Fellies, N Joseph, I Samaai, J Sasman, D Payne, A Rawoot Front row: T De Kock, C Bailey Absent: S Griffin-Wintle

Mr J Taylor’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: N Moore, T Moore, M Radford, J Muller, S Lancaster, R Henriques Fourth row: M Killick, J Kriel, K Harris, M Taylor, B Taylor, C Farquhar Third row: C Gibson, R Grever, I Luckan, J Abrahams, J Johnston

Second row: R Irish, E Piper, J Rutherford (with Smaug), Mr J Taylor, D Judge, N Bennett Front row: B van Huyssteen, D Lamb, K Wichman, K Gelderblom, K Foster, M Gie Absent: M Lewis, E Kanyemba

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De Waal House Head

Mrs Geraldine van der Westhuizen

House Prefects

Timothy Gertzen & Che February

Mrs Colman’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: F Forbay, J Bowers, T Stanley, D Prytz Fourth row: C Faraday, L Marais, J Pastor, J Beaver, J Florence, W Theunissen Third row: Z Badrudeen, J Marinovic, Mrs M Colman, T Kotze, C McLeod

Second row: M Van Harten, D Harrison, T Cupido, I Enous, A Budge Front row: J Mouton, J Trupp, N Thornton, R Pretorius

Ms Diedericks’ Tutor Group

Fourth row: T Mann,N vd Westhuyzen, T Gertzen, R Thomas, M Page, G Leslie, M Deglon Third row: J Ferreira, K Cay, L Mitchell, K Nyiba, R Ansley, M Hills Williams

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Second row: T Abrahams, M Allen, T Absalom, Ms Diedericks, M Taft, R Deglon, C February Front row: N De Jager, A Stromin, Y Ramklass, T Absalom, A Barnard, M Mgope


Mr A Groenewald’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: C Smit, S Wimmers, D Prevost Fourth row: K Livermore, D Coetzer, D Wannenberg, T Deschamps, T Hackett Third row: E Knol, T Mentoor, M Schubert, S Lawson, L Christians

Second row: S Harck, L Palos, I Abdul, J Schippers, R Louw Front row: J Correia, K Bleksley, J Jutzen, Mr A Groenewald, L Lodewyk, M Salie

Mr Bassett’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: L Lawrence, C Allen, P Issa, M Semple, G Hillier Fourth row: M Jones, I Jaffer Third row: J van Wyk, L Woji, D Spogter, I Manan, Y Orrie, H Kiewietz, G Haralambous

Second row: U Agubata, N Semple, L van Wyk, S De La Hunt, N Jaffer Front row: A Harris, C Kennedy, Mr J Bassett, Y Dhansay, A Marais Inset: A Boettger

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Littlewood House Head

Mr Roland Rudd

House Prefect

Daniel Egan-Fowler

Mr M Joubert’s Tutor Group

Fourth row: D Jacobs, T Philander, H Knight, C Evans Third row: A Kombora, D Munro, C Kruger, T Petersen, A Diarra, F Swanepoel

Second row: S Plaatjie, L Hermanus, R Verney, Mr M Joubert, M Madison, R Doolings, E Gouws Front row: W Helfrich, L Sandlo, H Mabele, B Fry, D Dlamini, I McDowell

Mr S Potgieter’s Tutor Group

Fourth row: Y Ngcayisa, C Wernich, T Wright, K Vermeulen, S Zelanga Third row: S Nombakuse, C Slade, S Makapela, G Martin, J Valerga, R Stam

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Second row: M Redelinghuys, K Tshiki, S Vilakazi, Mr S Potgieter, K Ter Burg, Z Ngqakayi, L Siko Front row: C Valerga, R Whittaker, S Madikana, A Veck, N Swart


Mr Botha/Mr Revington Tutor Group

Fourth row: M Mercer, D Pretorius, C Hayes, B Smith, T Rainbow, Adrian Taylor, Brandon Taylor Third row: B Schaffer, A Omar, C Munro, M Mweli, M Kievits, M Kievits, O Sifumba

Second row: W Notshe, B Makaka, K McIntyre, Mr P Revington, L Mynhardt, A Bezuidenhout, T Wigley, J Southgate Front row: B Snoek, T Nqakala, A Mtombeni, R Sproul, L Mlunguza

Mr A Sparrow’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: Q Biani, K Verburg, E Harris, Mr A Sparrow Fourth row: T Faas, S Beattie, J Dawson, D Egan-Fowler, J Goodill, L Madison Third row: S Dudley, J Kritzinger, C Egan-Fowler, M Dickson

Second row: J Demblon, N Bell, M Doidge, I Halu, T Berry, J Bader Front row: D Cox, A Borodin-Sleigh, J de Kock, T Coetzee, P Ralarala, R Davids, S de Klerk

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Littlewood’s Annual Prize Giving and Christmas Party This year’s event took place on 11 November in the Fish Bowl and proved particularly memorable in that it was not only the children’s faces that lit up with excitement. Back at the hostel, a fire had started in a storage unit adjacent to the kitchen wing which resulted in an early end to the Prize Giving. Fortunately, Fire and Rescue Services were able to put out the fire before any structural damage to the building was incurred and there were no injuries.

Superintendent’s Address Tonight we come together to celebrate being a family, – brothers from different mothers. For Christmas dinner this year, I thought we would do something different. A while back Rivaldo Alves and the Service Committee of WBHS initiated a Service Drive for Santa Shoebox, whereby each house was expected to make up a shoebox, and this would then be sent off to the Santa Shoebox foundation. As an aside I remember as a child, my mother would make up a box of items (like we do for Santa Shoebox but long before Santa Shoebox), and we would write a letter to the child who would be receiving this box, and we would hope to hear back. Putting the little box of goodies together was such a phenomenal experience, and I remember my mother impressing on me the importance of being grateful for what we

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had, be it a lot or a little, and the importance of working to improve the lives of others. Wynberg creates a unique environment for boys to get involved in Service and the Service of others. If you take one thing from this evening, it is the importance of giving joyfully and working to improve the lives of others. So back to the Santa Shoebox project for 2016. I can remember how inspired I felt when I heard that the Service committee had identified this project, while at the same time thinking surely WBHS can do better than 8 boxes. It was then, in the spur of the moment, that this Service drive for Littlewood was born. After a brief conversation with one or two masters I decided that Christmas dinner was such a good fit with the concept of Santa shoebox. I made contact with Santa Shoebox, and having missed the deadline for drop off for Cape Town, was informed we could work towards the Paarl/Wellington drop off (which we do tomorrow). I expected a couple of shoeboxes at the most. I also figured having acquired the services of Mr Sparrow, who had proved his tutor group irrespective of house, to be the king of the Easter Egg Drive, we stood a chance of at least matching the 8 boxes the school was making. It was only then, after the initial email sent out to Littlewood families on 13 October that I realised how generously Littlewood families would give. Off the bat I had a parent donate 36 boxes, and another parent donate 20 boxes. 56 to start off ! They happened to be parents in Mr Joubert’s tutor group! Could it be – would the Sparrow tutor group be dethroned? At the same time I received an email back from Lara at Santa Shoebox who sent me the names of 90 Children from two orphanages – 38 from Cape Town and 52 from Paarl/Wellington. I remember looking at


The Santa Shoeboxes collected by the Littlewood family brought joy to 204 children

The favourite guest of Littlewood small fry

these names and being filled with such a sense of sadness, knowing that in another life, at any given time, it could have been me or even been one of my own kids – or even one of you. All through this project, it has weighed heavily on my heart. Santa shoebox aims to bring joy to

100 000 kids. Take a moment to imagine this total. To help you with scale – Imagine Wynberg, RBHS, Bishops, SACS, Grey PE, Paul Roos, Paarl Boys, Grey College, Maritzburg College, Pretoria Boys’ High and Selborne altogether – now take that number of boys, multiplied by 10.

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Mr & Mrs Rudd pose with Littlewood’s Matrics of 2016

As the weeks rolled on, I received numerous emails from parents enquiring how we were going with the project, where they could help, and often sharing reasons as to why they chose to get involved. Some did it in memory of having lost a loved one over the course of the year. Others, who had had the privilege of gaining the custody of a child of their own, remembered those still left behind in orphanages and donated the same number of boxes as the age of their child. Is that not special? I remember talking to Mr Sparrow and revising our set targets weekly. With the last boxes coming in today, we ended the Service Drive with 204 boxes. It has been such a pleasure to be involved with this service drive and with all of you who have contributed so meaningfully.  Roland Rudd The special guest for the evening was Mrs Lynda Blake, the Santa Shoebox Coordinator for Cape Town, who thanked the boys and their parents for their generosity and also thanked Service Prefect 2017, Rivaldo Alves, for motivating the hostel boys to join the project. The boxes were donated to a needy school. “To receive a present is so “alien” to them and to have so many things

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for themselves was just almost beyond belief. Once they opened the boxes, the chatter, and excitement on their faces was a real joy”. A worthy project and a pertinent reminder of the need for all of us to work towards improving the lives of others.

Littlewood Awards Long Service Awards Eddy May Flossie Mapoe 

15 Years 20 years

The Steven Trophy Awarded to the best all round grade 8 Simon Schultz


Littlewood Floating Trophy

Superintendent’s Cup

Awarded to the boarder showing the greatest all round contribution  Grant Martin

Awarded to the boarder who is an example in every way  Khanya Tshiki

Littlewood Achievement Award

Victor Ludorum

Awarded to the boarder with the most significant achievement  Tevin Petersen,  SA U16 Hockey

Awarded to the boarder who has displayed leadership and participated at the highest level (most house points)  Daniel Egan-Fowler

Academic of the year Awarded to the boarder who has achieved outstanding academic grades  Kamvalethu Sabela

The top Littlewood academic, Kamvalethu Sabela (2nd on the left in the khaki shorts) with some of his Littlewood brothers

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Lorie House Head

Mr Peter Murison

House Prefect Liam Didcott

Mr W Grobler’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: L Hill, Z Aploon, J Wylie, L Didcott, T Mettler Fourth row: C Nothling, J Sweetman, J Daniels, C Heynes, A Lewis Third row: J Heynes, J Manoek, D Westwood, M Fortuin, L Roelofse, A Reynolds

Second row: L Pulford, I Marques, K Narshi, Mr W Grobler, T Sweetman, M Harris, R Da Mata Front row: J Kierman, Z Louw, C Croyle, L Maric, B Coveley, E Welby-Solomon

Ms Hugget’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: D van Eeden, M Scholtz, C Bowes Fourth row: K Goertz, S Mathew, J Powell, T Toefy Third row: L Watson, M Hill, Joshua Stevens, N Cassiem, J Petersen, Z Adriaanse

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Second row: L Main, E Nadauld, Miss C Huggett, E McLean, Alex Stempels, J Gardiner Front row: J Johnson, I Daniels, J Moses, A Saffier, L Heath, M Bassadien


Mr Loots’ Tutor Group

Fourth row: I Feni, J Kruger, P Mouton, N Wylie, S Balman, T Meredith, Y Samsodien Third row: T van Rensburg, J Kruger, F Kaiser, L Janson, M Dickson, M Opedun

Second row: L Ross, C Bessick, R Atherton, Mr B Loots, L Adams, K Ruiters, H Narshi, W Dollman Front row: K van Rensburg, J Allen, R Parker, I Amardien, J Dickson, M Maric

Mrs Swart’s Tutor Group

Fourth row: L Fouton, Z Rylands, L Joseph, A Bailey, T McClure, R Engelbrecht, R Lindup, P Vermeulen Third row: L Salie, N Cable, A Petersen, M Brougham-Cook, T Petersen, J Maggott

Second row: B Cannoo, D Adams, Mrs K Swart, L Erasmus, J Harry Front row: H Jaffer, R Paleker, L Ntjana, M Morton, A van Dam, C Lawrence, U Khan Absent: B Boulle, T Crowie, K Witbooi

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McNaughton House Head

Mr Julian Vincent

House Prefect Maverick Pearson

Mr Askew’s Tutor Group

Fourth row: K Maart, R Harebottle, D Botha, G Edwards Third row: A Giddey, L Gibbs, J Cox, A van der Schyff, M Sasman Second row: R Leverzencie, R Maidien, Mr S Askew, M Wentzel, A Mlungu, J Seboa

Front row: A Marthinus, R Soula, T Coutts, G Damons, I Ahmed, T Mungul

Mr Hendrick’s Tutor Group

Fourth row: K McDaniel, Z Monier, R Fourie, J Philp, K Africa Third row: C Bredeveldt, N James, Mr Z Hendricks, L Nqubelani, S Burrow, J Fredericks Second row: T Marimuthu, J Sansom, S Carstens, J Brosou Bonahora, E Watt, T Stevens 262

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Front row: G Kantor, C Jeffery, D Andrews, A Kadwa, U Gire, Y Kathrada Absent: R Biscombe, T Davids, D Fourie, J Peterson, I Waggie


Mr van der Merwe’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: M Mingo, J Petersen, N Dada, T Isaacs Fourth row: R Store, A Bailey, E Michael, K van der Bijl, D Tromp Third row: J Owen, M Perrin, E Pearson, A Parbhoo

Second row: J Sampson, G Kaseya, M Kieswetter, C Cresswell First Row: R Samuels, S Fakier, Mr E van der Merwe, S Volans, J Godfrey

Ms Wentworth’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: D Sibanda, K Castagnini, J Bowden, T Chambo Fourth row: D Spinas, A Dayar, S Isaacs, L Lotz Third row: L George, P Naidoo, G Chames, T Merckel, M Jewell, B Schrick Second row: R Harnekar, J Wicks, Mrs M Wentworth, J Makohliso, K Du Plessis

Front row: T Marimuthu, H Mohamed, L Lawrence, Z Abrahams, D Hayes Absent: J Edwards and D Kennedy

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Rhodes House Head

Mr Ricardo van Niekerk

House Prefect

Daryn van Heerden

Mr Biggs’ Tutor Group

Fourth row: R Bell, R Tolsma, I Khan, A Bennett, M Alford, A Isaacs, D Moult Third row: A Mulholland, C Haupt, N Rushovich, Mr J Biggs, T Schonfeldt, C Engel, K Rooiland

Second row: K Manshon, A Wentzel, J Minter, T Hartley, L Majiet, R McBain Front row: D van Wyk, R Petersen, M Kasker, A Schippers, S Chand Absent: U Hartley, A Helmbold, J Cheney, J Alexander, A Armien

Mr Creed’s Tutor Group

Fourth row: B Gouws, M Bell, S McCallum, S Cheney, I Ebrahim, W Grenfell Third row: C Jacobs, K Koopman, J Williams, M Palekar, J Biddlecombe Second row: J Dikeni, T Parker, M Vallie, Mr B Creed, M Paleker, L Fellowes, S Scheepers 264

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Front row: K Edwards, S Amor, R Mulholland, A Krantz, N Mauye, B Gibbons Absent: S English-Roelf, A Majiet, B Munton, F Taljaard, J Thompson


Mr Hewett’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: E Robbertze, D Miles, M Ekström, K Maasch, K Pluke Fourth row: C Robbertze, E Samaai, U Anthony, M Rousseau, M James, J Herbert Third row: V Rademeyer, J Breed, M De Villiers, K Marx, T Faustmann

Second row: W Francis, L Alexander, Mr S Hewett, J Gydien First row: R Carr, Z Anthony, B Kooverjee, D Skea Absent: B Buchanan, Z Samsodien, C Steyn

Mrs Wilson’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: K Doxey, J Maile, A McLaughlin, J Wickham, J Snyders Fourth row: K van Heerden, R Maile, A Daniels, G Coetzee Third row: B Gentz, C Rooy, B Kingwill, D van Heerden, M Lambrick, D Minter, A Chambers

Second row: J Harrison, K Collison, Mrs J Wilson, J O’Callaghan, J Mitchell Front row: T Allen, J Mitchell, G Flint, K Veary, C Byrne, G Randall Absent: C Brown and S Conradie

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Van Riebeeck House Head

Mr Justin van Winkel

House Prefect Oliver Bing

Mr Goosen’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: D Alexander, D De Kock, N Geere, C Vermeulen, C Faul, J Fearon Fourth row: F Isaacs, Z Daniels, Mr C Goosen, R Wiget-Beattie, J Whitson, C Appollis Third row: J Hoedemaker, C Vincent, C Moolman, C Pollock

Second row: C Philander, M Almano, D Petersen, M van Schalkwyk, M Bey Front row: A Tadokera, S Sineke, M Hawkins, J Sargeant, O Bing, Z Noor

Mr A. Grobler’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: D Mills, A Sookoo, D van der Spuy, B Helman Fourth row: R Smith, S Jacobs, K Rienderhoff, M Scarrott, S Griffith Third row: C Hermanus, C MacIntosh, R Orrie, Mr A Grobler, N Glintenkamp, C Lourens 266

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Second row: S Allen-Shepherd, Q Seegers, A Philander, I Toefy, Z Walele, Y Davids, M Lloyd Front row: T Esau, U Monier, S Wagner, J Brotherton, N Goodwin, M Thompson


Ms Mhlomi’s Tutor Group

Fourth row: T Nicholson, J Wilson, A Ducroq, H Nicholson Third row: T Burnell, D Wiesner, B Berridge, A Mizen, D Ally, R Alves Second row: D Marinus, A Bredenkamp, M Price, J Aremband, B Wiesner, R Marle, M MacIntosh

First row: D Osler, M Damonze, Ms B Mhlomi, D Furnish, M Wyngaard, D Wasserfall

Mr Smith’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: K Lamb, N Johnson, J Hiebner, M Hodkin Fourth row: T Grills, R Amodio, T Bing, N Houston-McMillan Third row: D Solomons, R Dean-Smith, Mr P Smith, D Honeyman, M Williams, J Hill

Second row: F Ebrahim, S Ross, A Mia, Z Solomons Front row: Z Salie, D Pearce, Z Carstens, J Tulloch, M Ranchod

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Wellington House Head Mr Cliff Hull

House Prefect Daryn Bright

Ms De Mink’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: J West, D Long, F Viljoen, D Bright, A Ford, S Land Fourth row: T Kwak, G Tiger, M Thorburn, G Droskie, M Frieslaar Third row: B Davids, D Park, A Brink, Mrs J De Mink, D Bresick, M Samuels

Second row: S Powell, K Moodley, M Jansen, M Beckett, A Long Front row: E Rezelman, J Henry, J Gritters-Doublet

Mr Galant’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: M Buckingham, T Langridge, J Waltman, M Cassells, S Ngxalambiso, W Mohamed Fourth row: M Droskie, T Hoenson, R Le Roux, D Duncan, S Meyer Third row: M Cohen, O Kopp, Mr M Galant, M Lotter, J Meyer, N Alley 268

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Second row: T Phiri, H Lodewyk, L Meyer, D Hendricks, J Moodley, W Khan Front row: R Gedult, C van Staden, A Janodien


Mr Moore’s Tutor Group

Fourth row: G Postings, C Bishops, L Beardwood, L Berry, L Swart, K Kruger Third row: T Beardwood, R McMinn, S Nabo, J Cedrass, U Chilwan, M Ballerini

Second row: L Hubbard, A Booley, J Wentzel, I Swart, H Lagadien, L Kannemeyer Front row: U Jalamba, A Aspeling, Mr C Moore, A Gool, L Le Roux

Ms Zeeman’s Tutor Group

Fifth row: D Paulsen, T Ebrahim, D Isaacs, A Saunders Fourth row: L Verhoog, J Pearse, F Massari, J De Reuck, D Heidmann Third row: J Knox, S Dantu, Miss M Zeeman, J Oncker, L Altmann Second row: R Thompson, J Price, N Ruiz De Castro, M van den Berg, J Ravell

Front row: A Smailovic, M Doyle, K Carneiro De Lima, T Harris, O Barker Absent: C Colborne, J Powell, D Jamieson, J Turner

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Inter-House Rankings 2016

DV

DW

LI

LO

MN

RH

VR

WE

Academics

36

24

6

54

18

30

42

12

Advert

7

2

4

3

6

9

1

5

Athletics

15

9

21

12

18

6

3

27

Basketball

18

8

8

13

6

8

8

5

Chess

3

2

6

9

4

5

7

1

Cricket

9

5

15

5

10

11

14

5

Cross Country

12

3

27

21

6

9

15

18

Gala

21

12

27

6

3

18

9

15

Hockey

9

11

18

14

2

5

10

10

Plays

6

12

10

18

14

8

2

4

Trivial Pursuit

2

6

8

5

3

1

4

8

Relays

7

12

18

3

10

3

7

14

Singing

9

21

27

6

15

18

12

3

Soccer

6

12

17

6

11

10

4

9

Squash

2

9

7

3

5

6

4

1

Tennis

7

7

2

5

9

5

2

2

Touch Rugby

10

8

4

6

8

8

15

15

Waterpolo

10

7

15

10

3

13

4

12

Wynberg Mile

2

9

6

5

3

1

4

7

Lip Sinking

2

5

6

9

5

7

1

3

GK Quiz

2

18

8

11

14

6

4

11

Maths

8

18

4

14

10

12

2

6

Total

203

220

264

238

183

199

174

193

4

3

1

2

7

5

8

6

PLACEMENT

Last year, Littlewood won the Friedlander Shield with De Waal 2nd and Lorie 3rd. This year, Littlewood once again won the Shield but with Lorie placed 2nd and De Waal 3rd. Littlewood was under pressure for much of the year as Lorie edged ever closer to knocking them out of top spot.

Littlewood’s Head Prefect, Daniel Egan-Fowler, with the coveted Friedlander Shield

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2017 Gap Year and 2016 Grade 10 Exchanges School

Grade

Outgoing

Incoming

George Watson (Scot)

12

Calum Walsh

Michael Madison

Hutchins (Aus)

12

Rathkeale (NZ)

12

Conor Harrison

Cassie Robbertze

Canberra (Aus)

12

Justin Sproul

Laar en Berg (Neth)

12

Thijs Kelder

Daniel Egan-Fowler

Canberra (Aus)

10

Rafae Jafri, Lachlan Junk-Gibson

Kyle lamb, Luke van Wyk

Rathkeale (NZ)

10

Angus Yeats

Cole Faraday

Barker College (Aus)

10

Northlands (Arg)

10

Mateo Massarani, Anthony Vesprini, Andrea Mortilla

Matthew Bell, Matthew Deglon. Riaz Orrie

Doon (India)

10

Aditya Verma

Sebastian Balman

Derryfield (USA)

10

Nate Kelsey

Graeme Droskie

Queens College (UK)

9

Fiveways (UK)

9

Matthew Mingo, Luca Alexander Gregor Leckie, Corry Payne, Ben Hale, Tom Johnson, Rhodri Walters

Ben Schaffer, Cormac Faul, Daniel Spogter, Matthew James, Reece Brice.

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Grade 8 Grade 8 Head

Grade 8 Prefect

Ms Melanie Wentworth

James Dawson

Induction Week

Grade 8 Camp

The Grade 8s started their year off the day before the official term started on 13 January, to give them a chance to acquaint themselves with the school and to meet their teachers, peers, House Prefects and staff.

The camp began on Friday 15 January with an orientation programme that included a range of team-building activities. The boys built a raft to transport their House mates across the pool, tackled a series of obstacle courses as part of a fitness challenge and ran around the school to find the answers to a quiz. Included in the programme was an historic tour of Wynberg and its surrounds by the Headmaster.

‘Buddy Braai’

A bit of relaxation

On Friday evening, the boys enjoyed fun activities on the Hawthornden followed by a braai at the Bill Bowden with their Grade 12 buddies, House Prefects and staff. It was late in the evening before the boys retired to their campsite on the field.

The De Villiers Dam Hike On Saturday 16 January, the boys woke up bright and early, though not very fresh, as some had slept for only a few hours, and set off with their matric buddies, Tutors and House Heads on the hike up Table Mountain to De Villiers Dam. The hike, not for the faint-hearted, took them up Nursery Ravine, and onto the jeep track. It was an extremely hot day, but with their Grade 12

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The Grade 8s with their Matric buddies

buddies encouraging them all the way, all the boys completed the hike and could proudly ring the school’s bell to signify the official start of their career at Wynberg. They will not ring the bell again until their Valedictory Ceremony when they leave the school.

disagree with Ms Wentworth’s sentiments that “The Wynberg spirit, the brotherhood, the camaraderie, the bonds – the things that cannot be taught … makes a Wynberg boy a blessed boy”.

The Blazer Ceremony On 22 January, the boys were officially inducted into the Wynberg family by receiving their blazers from their Grade 12 buddy at a Blazer Ceremony held in front of their parents. They also received a certificate that indicated their commitment and dedication to the Wynberg Brand. It was a pleasure to see all the Grade 8s transformed from nervous little boys in white shirts to smiling young men walking confidently down the corridors, clearly proud to be wearing the Wynberg badge. The event concluded with the matrics and Grade 8s lining the tuckshop steps and performing resounding renditions of the school song and school cheers, much to the delight of the assembled audience. Few would

The post-Blazer Ceremony fun

My first week at Wynberg Boys’ High School By Marko Maric, Grade 8 I would like to share one of the most inspiring and probably one of the most fun weeks of my life – my first week at Wynberg Boys’ High. My brother was a

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Mr de Waal demonstrates the tradition of doffing one’s hat when entering the Memorial gates as a mark of respect to Wynberg’s fallen.

Grade 9 pupil of Wynberg Boys’ High and I was told countless stories of what awaited me. Now, I would become a part of those stories – I felt so ready, so excited, part of something so much bigger than myself but most importantly – I was ready to make my own stories – to pass onto my little brother one day of course! I was to begin with a warm welcome by both my tutor and my matric buddy who would look after me on my incredible trek onto Table Mountain and also to show me not only how to trek but the Wynberg way. From the beginning I felt as though I was in good hands and all my previous fears of making a fool of myself or not living up to what was expected of me, melted away. The climb in itself was epic – it was hard on the body but I also saw that Wynberg High was a school truly there to provide an excellent mindset from the time that you stepped through the Memorial Gates. The teachers were exceptional to me – just from my first couple of lessons in that week. Each teacher gave the students a warm welcome but warned us that this was high school and that

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we would have to answer our own problems. However, they were there with us, to guide us, into becoming men, Wynberg men. What stood out for me and what I carried with me during that first week was how truly grateful I was to be part of the tradition of this great institution. The history, the passion, the dedication, the pride – these are things that cannot be taught or shown, it is a feeling … well for me that is how I felt, how I feel. I looked to the guy next to me and knew that we were part of a journey. I think I must have grown five feet taller that week. And to be honest, every day that I am here, part of this family, I grow a bit taller – especially in pride.

Grandparents’ Day On Thursday 29 September, Wynberg held its 6th annual Grandparent’s Day. We celebrate the day to recognise the contribution that grandparents make and to encourage our boys to spend quality time with them. It also gives boys the opportunity to give their grandparents a tour and show them why they are so proud of their school.


Thanks to Feedem Pitseng, the hall was beautifully decorated in pink and white, with a fabulous spread on each table for our guests. Each Grade 8 class put on a performance in the form of a song, followed by a speech by a representative from each class on various aspects of life at Wynberg. Additional entertainment was provided by the Vocal Ensemble and Grade 12 Steel Band. The latter was a particularly huge hit, with many a grandparent taking to the dance floor. The Q & A session also proved to be popular, with some grandparents sharing very entertaining stories from their time at school ‘back in the day’. In his address to the visiting Grandparents, Grade 8 pupil Zach Adriaanse summed up his

feelings about what Wynberg means to him as follows: “To me it means giving your best when it comes to your school work or the way you behave and apply yourself in class. Not only academically, but also in service when you serve others and don’t expect anything in return; no badges or prizes but just that self-satisfaction when helping someone … Wynberg Boys’ High School is not just a school where you come just to learn, but it’s a family, a brotherhood, it’s a home that boys come to every day. Wynberg is a family that truly lives up to its motto of Supera Moras, never give up.”

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Grade 9 Grade 9 Head

Mrs Prisci Naidoo

Grade 9 Camp Master-in-charge: Mr Stefan Potgieter Staff: Mrs Catherine Kelly, Ms Bulelwa Mhlomi, Mr Chris Moore, Ms Cayleigh Huggett and Mr Zayd Hendricks This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s camp was once again held at the Back to Basics Camp in Grabouw. Patience was the first thing to be tested as one of the three buses broke down on the way, but fortunately, it was soon back on the road. As soon as the boys arrived, the camp facilitators got them into the swing of things and

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Grade 9 Prefect Tristan Moore

kicked off the programme with games focused on team work and coordination. The next few hours where filled with exciting new challenges which tested team coordination, fitness, speed, strength and sheer will. Records were set on some of the time trials and the boys soon realized that most of these challenges would not be won by individual talent; to do well they would have to work as a team. It was great to see some of the boys subjecting themselves to completely new experiences on the camp, such as climbing 30 feet into the air attached to a harness, or crawling their way through an obstacle course.


Entertainment was the order of the night, as all were treated to pranks, games, dancing and singing. The next day started with rain but this did not stop anyone from completing all the challenges, the acme of which was the ‘Berlin wall.’ The prefects and teachers also tried their hand at this challenge. The aim of this exercise was to demonstrate that the winning team would be the one that worked together the most efficiently and effectively in getting all their team members over the wall. The evening ended with some strategy games and a night hike with a twist. The next morning everyone was roped in to make easy work of packing up the camp. All in all it was an enjoyable experience for all who attended and most definitely an experience the Grade 9 boys will remember for a long time.

Fathers & Sons Dinner Our annual Fathers & Sons dinner, which was held on 30 August in the Clegg Hall, was particularly well attended. The MC for the evening was David Mills, Mr Keith Richardson the in-coming 2017 Head Prefect. The Grade 9 Prefect, Tristan Moore, welcomed our guests and Deputy Head Prefect, Dian Fourie, introduced the guest speaker, Mr Keith Richardson.

In his speech entitled “Sharks and crocodiles,” Mr Richardson outlined the myriad problems facing the Principals and teachers working in schools populated mainly by children from dysfunctional families and living within communities beset with poverty, unemployment and associated social problems. In doing so, he highlighted how fortunate Wynberg boys are in comparison. Attending a quality school like Wynberg and having parents who care for them and support them, already provides them with a solid foundation for life. Nonetheless, many sharks and crocodiles lie in wait for teenage boys as they cross the bridge to manhood, such as alcohol, drugs, sex, unsupervised internet, clubs, unsupervised parties, car licences, and even their friends. “Taken on their own”, said Mr Richardson, “there is nothing wrong with those sharks and crocodiles, but as 15 year old boys, you have to treat them respectfully and carefully otherwise you will get chewed up. The reality is that the only person who can really help you as you cross over this bridge is someone who has been there before and knows all about those sharks and crocodiles – your Dad”. Mr Richardson pointed out that the prime role model of Manhood for every boy is his father. He will watch how his Dad handles the sharks and the crocodiles and the day-to-day issues and follow his example. “You do not even have to speak about it – he will do it subconsciously.” It is

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therefore vital that fathers role model, by their actions, the values that the boys’ mothers tried to inculcate in them in their boyhood years. • Want him to handle race relations in a mature fashion? How do you speak to the folk at traffic lights? • Want him to handle alcohol in a mature fashion? What is the example you set at dinner parties at home? • Want him to treat women properly? How do you respect your wife? • Want him to have manners and show appreciation? How do you handle the little things which are done for you around the house? Mr Richardson pointed out that fathers should simultaneously show their sons that the bridge to manhood has railings which are there for his own safety. Inevitably, teenage boys will test these railings and he suggested that fathers therefore have their own second set of railings well back from the edge. “When he tests those inner railings, it is thus not the end of the world, but there must be consequences in place because the alternative of slipping through those outer

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railings are not worth contemplating. Those sharks and crocodiles are unforgiving. Those of us who have run schools for any length of time will never forget the hospital beds we have stood alongside or the funeral services we have attended.” Acknowledging that parents cannot keep their sons on a leash, Mr Richardson said that older males walk a tight line in educating their younger counterparts to find out about the sharks and crocodiles in a way that does not end tragically. Fathers must recognize that they are their sons’ vision of a Real Man. A father’s most important role in life, he said, is to give Lessons of Manhood to ensure that his son crosses the bridge of Adolescence safely so that when he becomes a father, he can pass on what it means to be a Real Man. “Unfortunately, there are not many good examples around at the moment – not in Government, not on our TV screens, not in business and certainly not on our township streets. So the pressure is now on you – the current fathers. And on you – the fathers to be in years to come. Our society desperately needs Real Men.”

An important night out for dads & lads Photo: Chris Merrington


Grade 10 Grade 10 Head

Mr Anthony Sparrow

Grade 10 Prefect Connor Jacobs

Grade 10 Camp Week

Grade 10 Cederberg Challenge

During camp week the Grade 10s did a beach clean-up at Muizenburg beach. This has become an annual event which sees the boys removing up to 100 bags of rubbish from the beach. They also all completed their first aid level 1 certificate or their level 2 and 3. This puts the school in the great position of having every boy in Grade 10, 11 and 12 having completed at least their first aid level one.

The Grade 10’s Cederberg Challenge was indeed a challenging time for all! For 12 days the boys battled fatigue, 40 degree plus temperatures, hiked over 100 km of rough terrain with an 18kg bag on their backs. They coped with thunder storms and spiders. They cooked their own meals and ate strange foods; they slept rough under the stars with no toilets or showers and entertainment was strictly do-it-yourself without technology. Added to which, they felled pine trees to build something for people they had never met.

The annual clean-up of Muizenberg Beach

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Sunscreen, hats, water – Mr Grobler’s group is good to go

This year’s Grade 10s surprised in many ways. For the first time in the four years that the camp has been run, every boy who started the hike completed it. They covered more terrain and spent longer in the Cederberg than boys from previous years. In addition, they undertook a nature conservation project for Cape Nature which involved building ten braai areas and constructing ten shade areas made out of tar poles and tent fabric. The pathway down to the river 10 m away was cleaned up and they built a large step with hand-rails to make it easy for people to get in and out of the water. This project was handed over to the community of Algeria who are going to hire out the shade spots and braai areas to day campers and use the money to uplift their small community.

The fires are lit, it’s time to relax

And so to sleep …

Mr Bassett and his group kitted up for the hike

The site before the boys started working

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Digging holes for the shade areas

Clearing a path down to the river

Half lapping poles

Construction in progress

The site when the job was done

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Grade 11 Grade 11 Head

Grade 11 Prefect

Mr Simon Askew

Yanga Ngcayisa

Masters: Adolf Groenewald, Warren Grobler, Estian van der Merwe, Roland Rudd, Justin van Winkle On the 28th and 29th of September, the Grade 11 students took part in a two-day leadership and team building camp just outside Worcester. The camp was split into two sets of activities taking a day each. The boys were divided into two groups, one of which paddled down the Breede River as a group and spent the day white water rafting, whilst the other was based at the camp with the boys being put through their paces building rafts, climbing over walls as a team, completing the high ropes course, navigating through a maze and playing paintball. The next day the teams swopped activity. The objective of the camp was for the boys to be put into situations where they needed to depend on each other to complete tasks and to unite the grade as a group before they lead the school in 2017. This camp provided the ideal opportunity for them to get to know every member in their grade and bond. Thank you to the Bundi Adventure staff as well as the Wynberg staff who gave up their time over the two days.

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Special Events


Founders’ Week: 22 – 27 August 2016 Our 175 Founders’ Week was packed with events which were all very well supported. They included the Old Boys versus the school at Hockey, Chess and Debating, an Old Boys’ Art Exhibition, the Old Boys’ Gala Banquet in the Clegg Hall, the three-night run of the 175 Acorn to An Oak Tree Musical Celebration, the Flag Raising Ceremony at the Boys’ Junior School, the High School’s Founders’ Day Service and the traditional derby of winter sports against SACS.

Mr de Waal thanked all those who had helped plan, organise, support and ultimately Celebrate our Wynberg Schools during Founders’ Week, and indicated his pleasure at welcoming so many Class Reunion groups back home to Wynberg, along with Old Boys who so enthusiastically supported the 175 Gala Dinner and our events throughout the week.

The Old Boys vs the school at Chess

Debating teams (L – R): Siya Sineke, Joshua Daniels, Vincent Warrin, Michael Cheney, Guy Bowden & Chris Moore

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Founders’ Day: 26 August 2016 The service began with the unveiling of the flags, with the school’s Pipes and Drums playing stirring music as the flag bearers made their way into an overflowing Clegg Hall. The SA flag was carried by Dian Fourie (Representative Council of Learners), Matric student Martin Killick carried the School flag and Almero Prinsloo (Head Prefect 2015) carried the Old Boys’ flag. The Chairman of the Governing Body, Mr Glen Cassells, gave the welcome which was followed by the Headmaster’s address. Kieran Adams, a Grade 7 pupil at WBJS, read the lesson whereafter Wynberg Old Boy (1941 – 1943), Maj Gen Philip Pretorius CSSA, SD, SM, MMM (Rtd), read the prayer for the Wynberg Old Boys who have fallen in wars. The haunting poem In Flanders Fields by Dr John McCrae was read in English by Nicholas Moss, in Afrikaans by Caiphus Dlamini and in isiXhosa by Tristan Coetzee. Gideon Boshoff, the Head Prefect of 2016, read out the names of Wynberg’s fallen and matric student, Richard Atherton and Thandizo Chigona sounded the Last Post and Reveille. Wreaths were laid by the Headmaster and

Our guests, Old Boys (L – R): Maj Gen Pretorius, Mr Andrew Feinstein & Mr Sakhi Gqeba with Mr Jan de Waal & Mr Rodney Inglis

Thandizo Chigona (left) & Richard Atherton sound the Last Post & Reveille

current Head Prefect of WBHS, the Headmaster of WBJS and Sakhi Gqeba, a former Head Prefect of WBHS, on behalf of the Old Boys’ Union.

Wynberg Pipe and Drums at the wreath-laying ceremony

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WBHS stalwarts at the Flag Raising Ceremony at WBJS (L – R): Mr Kobus Blom, Mr Keith Richardson, Mr Jan de Waal, Mr Bruce Probyn and Mr Larry Moser

how he had uncovered evidence of corruption and resigned from parliament when the ANC refused to launch an investigation into his claims. He explained how Wynberg’s teaching had helped him with his ultimate decision to expose the corruption. “I was taught to think for myself and to be true to the values and ethics this school had taught me,” he said, highlighting the positive influence of the Four Pillars on his personal development.

Headmaster’s Address

The Old Boys’ Gala Banquet

Matric student Che February provided the historical perspective in his moving speech about his uncle, Basil February, a popular pupil at Trafalgar High School, who became a freedom fighter in the political struggle of South Africa. The McNaughton Address was given by Old Boy, Mr Andrew Feinstein (1981), who travelled from the UK for the purpose. Mr Feinstein, a former MP and author, is currently the Executive Director of Corruption Watch UK. He said the values that he had learned at Wynberg were influential in his decision to expose the corruption he discovered while working in government and serving under Nelson Mandela. He recalled how Madiba would remind the parliamentarians that their role was to serve and not to enrich themselves. Mr Feinstein described

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What a pleasure it is to welcome you all to this very special Founders’ Day Ceremony which forms part of our proud school’s 175th anniversary celebrations. It is wonderful to have so many of you joining us today. If you are chronicler (a person who has an interest in anniversaries and dates), this ceremony falls at a very special time. 2016 is the 100th anniversary of Delville Wood where seven of the twenty Wynberg men who fought were killed. This is our 50th Founders’ Day Ceremony and also the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of Apartheid and a Wynberg Old Boy. It is the 40th anniversary of the Soweto student uprisings, which was the beginning of the end of race-based education in South Africa. It is also the 25th anniversary of the opening of our school to all races. The past two years have been very interesting and trying for the educational institutions in our country, especially tertiary institutions. There have been all sorts of challenges, not only the fee structures, but also of the traditions and cultures of these institutions. There has also been pressure to change the names of the buildings of these


institutions and even to rename the institutions themselves. I believe it is only a matter of time before similar pressure is brought to bear on many of our schools. The most recent developments at SACS last week illustrate my point. In such a climate, the question may rightly be asked what the relevance is of a Founders’ Day Ceremony at which those who have fallen, in what can easily be termed Eurocentric or First World conflicts, are remembered. In our 175th book “Brothers in an Endless Chain”, in the section on transformation, these questions are also raised. My response is that I consider this ceremony to be as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. I say this because I don’t see this ceremony in a national or international context but rather within the context of this school. The members of the Wynberg community who were fortunate enough to survive these wars made a solemn promise to their comrades, who had died in combat, never to forget them and this is what we

are doing today. We are honouring the incredible bravery and sacrifice made by young men from this school who went to war, many no older than our senior boys sitting here today. In today’s ceremony we also include for the first time, the names of another five Wynberg men who died in combat. Their names were discovered during the research done for the 175 book. They are from World War 1, WA Carstens, JH McNight and RA Leak. From the Rand Rebellion, WA Kirsten and from World War 2, P Vervat. But Founders’ Day is more than a memorial service. It is also a way of celebrating everyone who has made a contribution to Wynberg over our 175 year existence. This includes Wynberg Boys, their parents, teaching and support staff, community members and other benefactors. They are both male and female, people from all walks of life and of every colour and creed. Their contributions have all been significant and we honour them all today.”  J de Waal

Editor’s Note: Maj Gen Pretorius is a Trustee of the War Museum in Johannesburg and the Delville Wood Museum in France. Keith Richardson contacted him about laying a wreath for Wynberg Old Boys who lost their lives in Delville Wood and on 10 July 2016, Mr Barry Jessop, a member of the Governing Body, represented Wynberg at the memorial service in France.

On Founders’ Day I think of … By Che February The importance of today, Founders’ Day, is as a day of remembrance not only for remembering the day Wynberg Boys’ High opened as an academic institute. It is also a day for remembering the lives of boys, men, ladies, irrespective of race, who fought for the bigger picture of life, be it in the form of a World War or our Liberation Struggle. We are all thankful for their sacrifice and today we all remember those who lost their lives as well as those who are still with us and who are able to this day sit amongst us all.

Che February (left) with Mr Andrew Feinstein Photo: ©Terry February

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The Freedom Fighter who never made it home Basil Paul February was many things – fighter, scholar, athlete, friend, son, brother and uncle. It is as this last that I am told and learn about him, as my uncle. It is as the first that he died, under the Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) name of Paul Petersen, the selfless caring person who gave his life for the struggle to liberate South Africa and for his comrades. Basil matriculated from Trafalgar High School in 1960 with five distinctions. His time there is a catalogue of success. He chaired the Cultural Society. He was a prefect in his final year. He captained the school’s athletics team. I always associate Basil with books. I am told he spent a considerable amount of time reading, despite his hectic life. His teachers, who thought very highly of him, of course encouraged this. It is also reflected in his report cards, which show that he was academically outstanding. No surprise either that he was chairman of the Cultural Society, a forum for debate – there was nothing that the contrarian in Basil loved more than a good debate. He was known for some dazzling arguments during political debates. Perhaps a measure of the strength of Basil’s relationship with Trafalgar and his teachers is that his relationship with his teachers endured

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long after he’d left the school and entered the University of Cape Town – and even during the difficult time of his political activity. It was during this time that he met that other struggle stalwart, Dullah Omar, who would later represent him as a lawyer. Basil himself had wanted to study law but was turned down by the apartheid authorities. Undeterred, he entered UCT as a medical student. UCT is where Basil got heavily involved in politics, especially political discussions and debates. Word spread and the apartheid Special Branch security forces started hunting the coloured terrorist. All these facets of his life didn’t mean that he had no time for his family. My Dad remembers him as a caring person for whom nothing was beneath his attention. That may explain why he was so popular. Basil had very little regard for material possessions. In fact he would readily give away possessions to the needy. He literally gave his clothes away on occasions. As a student Basil suffered considerable political harassment, including two 90-day detention orders. Due to continuous harassment by the Special Branch security forces on the family and himself, Basil was forced to leave South Africa. He finally

Basil’s brother and Che’s father, Mr Terry February with his wife Colette


clandestinely left South Africa in 1964 to join Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the military wing of the ANC in exile. During this time, Basil changed his name to Paul Petersen to cover his identity. Paul being his Dad’s name and Petersen being his mother’s maiden surname. Basil left Cape Town without saying goodbye to anyone, not even his family, as he feared his plans would be exposed. He was subsequently mustered into the MK Luthuli Detachment. In August 1967 he was involved in a firefight with the combined South African/Rhodesian forces inside the then Rhodesia (Zimbabwe today). Basil fought bravely and was killed when his ammunition ran out. When Basil was killed, his body was hung from a helicopter and flown around in the Wankie Game Reserve to show the local villagers what would happen to them if they tried to assist the ANC terrorist who fought the Apartheid government. My Uncle Basil’s family was notified about his death in such a derogatory way. There was a knock on the front door, Basil’s Mom, my Grandmother, opened the door to find an Apartheid Special Branch security officer by the name of Spyker van Wyk standing there with a smirk on his face. All he said was “Ek is hier om vir jou to sê ons het jou vark doodgeskiet”. Translated into English, “I am here to tell you that we shot and killed your pig,” referring to Basil as the pig, and he spat in her face and walked off. The newspaper headlines the following morning read “Cape Town Terrorist Killed in Rhodesia”.

A measure of the high regard in which Basil was held at his old school, Trafalgar High, is that when his English teacher heard about his expupil’s death and the manner in which he had died, he wrote a poem for him. It is entitled: In Man Lies All His Revolution. In conclusion, I was asked what it means to me to be able to attend a school like Wynberg Boys’ High. The question was posed because this school was a whites only school. I am a born free and it feels normal to me. I have no clue what it feels like to attend a school only for people of one race during the apartheid years. It is because of Freedom Fighters like my Uncle Basil who freed me and millions of others from the apartheid system’s brutality and pain. I am grateful to those who fought for equality and freedom so that I can attend a school like Wynberg Boys’ High School. I see Wynberg Boys as a school whose doors are open for learning, with diversity in cultures and freedom. This school is a shining example that shows that those who fought for freedom and sacrificed their lives have not done so in vain. Basil February, a son of two, a brother to three, a freedom fighter to thousands and a hero to many. Today I remember my Uncle Basil February and all those who put up a brave fight for the freedom we enjoy and a better South Africa. We at Wynberg Boys’ High School salute you all. Supera Moras

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175 Celebrations The theme of the 175 celebrations was to acknowledge the past, celebrate the present and embrace the future. It also provided the opportunity to engage with Old Boys, parents and supporters to renew friendships and unify the Wynberg family and broader community. The celebrations were centred round a Launch Week in February and Founders’ Week in August and a few additional events during the year.

The 175 commemorative tie, worn here by the Headmaster (right) and Chairman of the Governing Body of WBHS

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175 Blessing Service – Saturday 30 January Wynberg Boys’ Junior School hosted an intimate and moving early morning service to launch the Schools’ 175th anniversary year officially. The Heads of Justin van Winkel the four Wynberg Campus Schools were joined by representatives from the Wynberg Old Boys’ Union, the Boys’ High and Junior Schools and people who had been involved in the planning of the celebrations. After a welcome by WBJS Headmaster, Mr Cedric Poleman, the guests were treated to short addresses by WBJS Grade 7 pupil, Keiron Adams and by Mr Justin van Winkel, WBHS teacher and former Head Boy, who spoke proudly of the environment and ethos of the schools that nurture the qualities of a ‘Wynberg Man’ and his role in society. A Scottish Blessing, read by Ms Dee Cawcutt of Wynberg Girls’ Junior School (a nod to Wynberg’s first Headmaster, Mr John McNaughton’s Scottish roots), was followed by


the emotive, “I am an African”, read by Mrs Shirley Harding of Wynberg Girls’ High. The choice of the Boys’ Junior School Old Hall for the service is significant in the history of the Wynberg Boys’ Schools. Built in 1892, the hall is the oldest part of the Wynberg Boys’ campus. It was part of the then, new site development to accommodate the school’s increasing enrolment  –  from its humble beginnings in Glebe Cottage and then the soon outgrown Bryndewyn building in Aliwal Road. When the High School relocated to its current premises in 1981, the Boys’ Junior School expanded into the High School’s old buildings.

The beautiful old school hall, built in 1892

Mr Poleman plants the tree with a little help from his friends from the High School

A Milkwood tree was planted in the Junior School Quad by Mr Poleman, Mr Jan de Waal (WBHS Headmaster), Keiron Adams and Mr van Winkel as a symbolic reminder that the Wynberg schools are firmly rooted in Cape history and alive with the prospect of new growth.

Extract of the Speech by Keiron Adams Today I stand before you, given the honour to talk about something as special as Wynberg. Wynberg Boys, aah… Keiron Adams when I hear that name I get a feeling of happiness, a feeling of belonging, a feeling that I am part of an extremely powerful bond, an understanding that I am part of an endless chain. From sports field to classroom, when you are around others like you, you get that feeling of unity, that feeling that when you fall down, your fellow brother will always be there to pick you up and help you find your feet again. Whether it is a boy or a teacher, someone will always be there to help. What makes Wynberg unique is that we have a liveable motto, a motto that has the ability to inspire you, Supera Moras! It is a motivation on its own and has contributed immensely to the development of all Wynberg boys and men. Wynberg is rich in tradition and good values, from the simple act of warming a mother’s heart with a simple “good morning ‘Ma’am’ to the heroics of standing on the frontline of the battlefield, sacrificing your life. These values and traditions belong to us and we must ensure we pass it on to the next generation of Wynberg men. So, in the 175th celebration of Wynberg’s extremely rich history, I would like for us to reflect on the good and the bad, embrace it, learn from it

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and become even greater ambassadors of the Supera Moras brand, and more importantly, contributing citizens of this beautiful country!

Six-a-Side Cricket – Sunday 31 January 2016 The Wynberg Boys’ schools took great pleasure in hosting old school rivals and friends in a six-aside festival and mini cricket carnival at PPC Newlands. With a strong Old Boys’ presence in the six-aside teams, the event presented a unique opportunity for the schools’ 1st XI players to meet and compete with the likes of Alan Dawson ( former WP & SA ODI for SACS) and Dave Callaghan ( former EP and SA, for Grey High) on the hallowed Newlands ground, while battling it out for the ‘Sixes’ honours gold medals. In keen competition under a sweltering summer sun, teams from SACS, Rondebosch, Bishops, Grey PE, Paul Roos, Paarl Boys, Newlands Cricket High School and hosts, Wynberg, entertained their Old Boys and the spectators on the stands throughout the day. A powerful innings by the ‘boys from Bishops’, enabled them to see off the hosts in the finals. It was a great day of cricket action!

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During the lunch break, Wynberg Boys’ Junior School hosted a frenzy of Mini Cricket with guest schools Grove, Sweet Valley, Kirstenhof, Khayelitsha Cricket Club and Rondebosch filling the field with future cricket stars, enthusiastically supported by friends and family.

Street Parade and Flag Raising Ceremony – Monday 1 February Waterloo Green was chosen as the starting point of the parade as it lies across the road from Glebe Cottage, the birthplace of the Wynberg Boys’ schools. Well-known historian and author, Dr Helen Robinson, gave a short address about the early years of Wynberg, whereafter the party of staff and boys from both Wynberg’s Junior and High Schools formed up in Houses. Led by the newly established pipe band, the parade proceeded along a route that encompassed the remaining three sites that the schools have occupied: Brynderwyn in Aliwal Road and the sites of the present Junior and High schools. Cheered on by the Wynberg Girls, the boys made their way to WBJS, where they were addressed by Mr Cedric Poleman (Headmaster of the Boys’ Junior School) and Mr Tony Steward, Old Boy and WBJS teacher.


On entering the Memorial Gates at the High School, House flags were dipped as a mark of respect to Wynberg’s fallen before the parade marched onto the Hawthornden field. Grade 8 boys and their Matric buddies formed the number 175 on the field whilst Grade 9 – 11 boys sat on the banks. A special ceremony then began with a performance by the Pipe Band, followed by a thrilling parachute landing by Timothy Hutchings in order to deliver the 175 flag to Grade 9 pupil, Alex Boettger, who in turn handed it to long-standing staff member, Mr Jeremy Petersen, to hoist. Mr Jan De Waal welcomed guests and thereafter the Head Boy, Gideon Boshoff, made a pledge on behalf of the boys to uphold the standards and values that the school has held dear for 175 years. The Ward Councillor for Wynberg, Liz Brunette, congratulated the schools on their 175th anniversary on behalf of the Mayor of Cape Town and the proceedings ended with a rousing rendition of the school song by some 1 300 boys.

The assembly point: Waterloo Green

The 175 Flag is delivered by skydiver Tim Hutchings

WBHS Pipes and Drums arrive at the Memorial Gates

Alex Boettger, assisted by Tim Gertzen, hand the 175 Flag to Mr Petersen

WBJS Headmaster and teacher Mr Steward at the head of the Rhodes House contingent

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Concert Band Boutique Evening – Wednesday 3 February

Wellington House led by Daryn Bright

A short stopover at WBJS

This was a thrilling collaborative musical effort by the Wynberg Boys’ High and Junior Schools and Old Boys. The concert, the first in a series of boutique music concerts scheduled for 2016, was hosted by the Junior School and featured both Old Boys and current students in a spectacle of keenly crafted individual and group performances. The Wynberg Junior School Concert Band, under the baton of Justin Wardle and the Wynberg Boys’ High School Concert Band, led by director Peter Catzavelos, both gave very polished performances of two pieces each. Solo performances were provided by some of Wynberg’s most outstanding Old Boy musicians, namely Shaun Moir (Tuba), Kevin Kim (Piano), Richard Moir (Bassoon), Ché Charles (Clarinet), Micaiah Christopher (Clarinet), Nicholas Haralambous (Piano) and Joshua Louis (Violin). Ms Sandra Kettle-Loubser, accompanied the six soloists. A combined Junior and High School Concert Band concluded the evening with three pieces. It was a joy to see that Wynberg’s long-standing record of musical excellence remains intact.

Littlewood march onto the Hawthornden

Littlewood Reunion – Friday 5 February

The 175 formation on the field

Littlewood Old Boys came ‘home’ to Littlewood House in a celebration of Wynberg’s 175th anniversary year to be greeted by the garden festooned with bunting and Wynberg 175 Flags, a bedouin tent covering the hospitality area on the lawns and a five star evening meal served in the traditional boarders’ fashion – self-service through the kitchens in the old dining room. With tours around the hostel conducted by current Littlewood Men, Old Boys were taken on a trip down memory lane from mid-afternoon

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and treated to tea and cake with former WBHS Headmaster, Mr Keith Richardson. For those who arrived in the early evening, refreshments on the lawns provided by the Parents’ Organising Committee and the Hostel Staff provided some relief from the summer heat and, under the tents to the sound of ‘old school retro music’, old friends soon grouped to catch up and reminisce. Stories abounded and were transferred to the dining room at the traditional ringing of the supper bell, where Old Boys across generations stood and proudly related stories, to raucous laughter, that they’d kept ‘well-hidden’ from the housemasters of their day. The much-repeated refrain throughout the evening was ‘as much as Littlewood has changed, so it remains the same home-from-home I remember so well’.

The cake that says it all

Cedric Poleman (L) and Jan de Waal with Col. Crook (Rtd) in front of the illustration the Colonel did decades ago to welcome Littlewood men back from WWII

Good times

The combined WBHS, WBJS and Old Boys’ Concert Band

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175 Book and Walkway Launch – Wednesday 16 February The launch of the book, Brothers in an Endless Chain, written by Mr Neil Veitch to commemorate the 175 years of the school’s existence, was a most important occasion. Mr Neil Veitch, the author of The Jowell Quad and Fish Brothers In An Endless Chain Bowl were packed with parents, Old Boys ( from as long ago as 1938 and through to 2015), supporters and dignitaries. Head Boys from across the generations shared common memories and laughter and one could almost touch the joyful atmosphere. In his address, Neil Veitch pointed out that ‘Brothers in an Endless Chain‘ is a big book – all 348 pages of it – and one which his friend Clyde Broster had referred to as a coffee table, not a coffee table book! Neil’s association with Wynberg goes back almost 60 years as his cousin attended the school. In his view, Wynberg has the grandest of all sites of all the traditional boys’ schools; it also has the largest suburban catchment area of the schools, the broadest spread of clientele and, like the other three boys’ schools, has produced at least its share of the most distinguished sporting, business, academic and literary figures of our times. In closing, Neil indicated that “Wynberg’s position and its success as an educational institution today is undisputed – it helps maintain this Province’s leadership position amongst South African schools. We have every reason to be proud of the school in this its 175th year of existence”. Keith Richardson, who initiated the project and saw it through to completion, said that having already written the histories of Rondebosch, SACS and Queens, Neil was the

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obvious choice to pen Wynberg’s 175 book. He added that the success of the book lies in Neil’s skilful adherence to the tenet that History is foremost about people and why they do things. “The title says it all: Brothers in an Endless Chain. The cover backs it up – it vibrates with the energy of boys. People with their triumphs, endeavours, challenges pour out of every page of this book. This is a real history book in the Martin Booth sense of the word – it is about people. This book has not been culled from past magazines or previous authors but primarily from recollections and reflections of hundreds of Teachers, Old Boys, Parents and Pupils.” Acknowledging that schools are a reflection of the society in which they operate, Neil has included all the challenges the school has faced during its long history and the controversy surrounding them. Included in the evening’s programme was the presentation of books to some of the past Headmasters, Staff and Old Boys who represent our ‘Heritage Generation’. Books were donated by the Fine family for distribution to all Grade 12 and Grade 7 students. High School Service Prefect, Jonan Bowers and Andrew Fortune in Grade 7 at the Boys’ Junior School accepted the books on their behalf from Nic and Derrick Fine. Music from the High School Choir and Old Boys, Joshua Louis and David Franke, and teacher, Julian Taylor, completed the evening. It was a wonderful opportunity for people with links to Wynberg to enjoy one another’s company. By contrast, as a lead up to the Book Launch, the Walkway plaques were revealed in a gentle ceremony attended by 60 of the Old Boys and families who have bought plaques. Architect, Oliver Dods, spoke of the journey thus far as the plaques were unveiled by Gideon Boshoff and Dian Fourie, the High School Head Boy and


Deputy. For many it was a poignant experience to see themselves and their families presented in this everlasting way – the plaques lining the Walkway in honour of their time at the school and all it has meant to them. Along this paved path from the Memorial Gate to the spectators’ embankment are granite plaques engraved with the names of Wynberg men and families that have a link to the school. Benches and an indigenous garden line the route and the view across the rugby field with False Bay in the distance is quite splendid.

Mr de Waal presents a copy of the 175 book to Old Boy nonagenarian, Fritz Johl. Sadly, Mr Johl passed away later in the year.

Mr Richardson presents books to (L – R): Tony & Neil Thomson whose father Doug wrote the first history of Wynberg in 1961, and Roger Goodwin who wrote A School Reflects for the school’s 150th anniversary.

The plaques are unveiled by Gideon Boshoff (left) and Dian Fourie, aided by Rivaldo Alves

(L – R): Cecil Jowell, Dave Stewart, Anne Jowell, Pippa Richardson and Neil Jowell

The commemorative plaques

The walkway runs above the Hawthornden

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Steel Band Boutique Concert – Thursday 17 March 2016

Jazz Band Boutique Concert – Thursday 14 April

The ever-popular Steel Bands charmed the audience with their infectious enthusiasm and eclectic repertoire of local, Latino and contemporary pop music, all beautifully arranged by Band Director, Keenan Oliphant. The concert showcased the steel bands from Grade 8 through to the senior band and included a surprise performance with the Old Boys joining the senior band on stage and playing a number of pieces – proving they have not lost their touch on the pans!

The Jazz Boutique Concert was at the same time an intimate affair and a brazen showcase of Wynberg Music’s finest with some welcome friends. Blake Hellaby’s programme took the enthusiastic audience on a journey through standards, heady improvisations and exacting technical brilliance. Old Boys, who are deep into their specialised studies, stood tall as fabulous testaments to their lessons at Wynberg and the current school musicians are no slouches either. From the Grade 8s (who held their own) to the Grade 12s (who duelled with style) to Old Boys, ( fresh out of matric) and semi-professionals (who are onto something great), they all delivered with a sense of spontaneous enjoyment. When Hellaby joined the performers, he was the quintessential jazz pianist – instinctive, collaborative and strong – a profound reassurance for those wondering if their son’s music education is in the hands of someone who ‘knows his stuff ’. It was a compelling celebration of talent and certainly a night to remember. Wynberg Old Boys performing were: Paul Botes, David Franke, Alex Johnson, Jesse Julies, Jesse Meintjes, Matthew October, Keenan Oliphant, Luke Otto and Mat Windsor. School Musicians were: Richard Atherton, Thandizo Chigona, Joshua de Reuck, Owen Franke, Kevin Harris, Milo Hills Williams, Zayd Louw, Tyler Mentoor, Jed Petersen, Gareth Randall, Cole Rooy, Siya Sineke, Trent Stanley, Alexander Stempels, Richard Tolsma and Jaide Williams. Thanks to special guests: Peter Catzavelos, Sean Sanby and Julian Taylor.

The beginners

The experts

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Mr de Waal thanks the Vocal Ensemble, Old Boys and Mr Botha for a wonderful evening of entertainment

Vocal Boutique Evening – Thursday 19 May The fourth and final Wynberg 175 Boutique Concert was held in the Clegg Hall, where the current Wynberg vocalists were joined by talented past pupils. The concert surpassed all expectations with some beautiful solos by current Wynberg boys and Old Boys – Marco Titus (who is in his 4th year studying opera at UCT), Glen Hartmann, Jesse Julies and Keenan Oliphant singing the unforgettable, Mr Cellophane. Some of the Old Boys sang duets and the current Vocal Ensemble was outstanding as was the Chamber Choir and the full Choir. The past pupils participated in their droves and with very little rehearsing. With obvious enjoyment and passion, they recreated memorable songs from past school concerts. Much of the success of the evening can be attributed to Wynberg’s Head of Music, Brian Botha, who, in his tenure at Wynberg Boys’ High, trained every one of the singers performing. His skilful choice of songs and unique arrangements ensured a wonderfully entertaining night out for our guests.

Drama Boutique Evenings – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 19 – 23 April The Drama Boutique evenings presented Our Country’s Good, the acclaimed 1988 play by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed superbly by Old Boy, Keenan Oliphant and featuring the talents of the boys and girls from our Wynberg Acting Association. In his review, Wynberg’s Master in Charge of History, Mr Shaun Hewett, wrote, “I knew next to nothing about ‘Our Country’s Good’ when taking my seat in the Nussbaum Theatre for the show’s opening night on Tuesday. I left – two hours later – thoroughly intrigued by a script and wholly impressed by a cast of Wynberg boys and girls that had delivered a slick, professional and entirely thoughtprovoking production”. [Read more about this production in the Culture section of this magazine.]

The superbly staged play, Our Country’s Good

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From an Acorn to an Oak Tree – Monday 22 August to Wednesday 24 August

200 singers plus a combined WBHS/WBJS/WOBU Orchestra took part in this outstanding production

The combined choir and orchestra

The Old Boys team up to sing Circle of Life (L – R): Keenan Oliphant, Stephen Jubber, Thandekile Maboee, Jan de Waal Jnr. and Jesse Julies

This musical production, conceptualised and directed by Old Boy, Keenan Oliphant, was a massive undertaking by the Music Departments of both Boys’ Schools. For several weeks, the music teachers trained and rehearsed the combined orchestra, choirs, soloists and Old Boys to present a polished and highly memorable musical journey through the school’s 175 year history. This production comprised a miscellany of some of the most popular songs from shows, famous films and contemporary music, all combining to outline the successive eras through which the Wynberg Schools have passed – touching on the war periods, happier times of peace and sport and the final emergence of the school into the 21st century. Ingeniously designed to illustrate each era of the schools’ history, projected and animated images on the screens were supported by the Choir, the Vocal Ensemble and massed Orchestra and provided tantalizing glimpses of Wynberg past and present. With musicians and singers – both Old Boys and current pupils from the Junior and High Schools, this was a wonderful musical tribute to the school’s 175 year journey. The music teachers Keenan Oliphant, Peter Catzavelos, Brian Botha,  Megan Spencer-Jones, Reghardt Kuhn and Conrad van Breda, together with the performers, excelled themselves.

Exhibition of the Art of Wynberg Old Boys – Tuesday 11 October to Saturday 15 October

Keenan Oliphant leads present students (L – R): Allen Chambers, Gareth Randall, Abenathi Botha, Kevin Harris and James Dawson in the haunting Bui Doi from Miss Saigon

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The following Old Boy artists presented a collection of outstanding work in an intimate heritage setting at Kaplan House: Jock Schoeman (1945), Cameron Richards (2005), Ra-ees Saiet (2010), Rameez Dollie (2012), Stephen Howard-Tripp (2012), Buhle Nkalashe (2013), Ethan Fisher (2014), Robin


Schnetler (2014), Jason Adams (2015), Kino Hogan (2015) and Andrew Jones (2015). A photograph taken at the Art Exhibition, of 2016 Matric pupils with Old Boy, Jock Schoeman (Class of 1945, who gave ‘Sunday Services’ at Littlewood every week for 21 years), represents 70 years of Brothers and captures a moment on our Littlewood time-line.

Unveiling of the Frieze – Saturday 5 November The beautiful Bronze Frieze made by Jason Adams, Kino Hogan, Andrew Jones, Cassie Robbertze, David Bressick and Ryan Gedult was unveiled at an intimate gathering in the Clegg Hall foyer. Visual Art teachers, Mrs Mandy Colman and Ms Laura Diedericks thanked renowned international sculptor, Jean Doyle and her son, Anton (1986) for their substantial tutorship of technical brilliance. The idea of a 175 bronze frieze was begun two years ago by the Art Society, under the leadership of Cassie Robbertze, a passionate sculptor himself. Cassie spearheaded the project by contacting Jean Doyle for advice with his work. She is a Cape Town sculptor of international repute and her connection with Wynberg goes back a long way. She, herself, is a Wynberg Girls’ High Old Girl ( Jean Pearce), her son, Anton Doyle attended Wynberg and her grandson, Matthew, is currently a pupil at the school. It was through this contact that the idea of a frieze was born, to be executed by a team of pupils who would be tutored and guided by Ms Doyle. She has given her time and technical input generously. With the brief to ‘make it Wynberg’ from Mr Richardson, the hard work began. The Visual Art teachers, Mrs Colman and Ms Diedericks, selected a team consisting of three Grade 12 pupils – Jason Adams, Kino Hogan and Andrew Jones, two

Grade 11 pupils – Cassie Robbertze and David Bressick and a Grade 10 pupil, Ryan Gedult. This privileged team of young men gave many hours of their time – sacrificing precious break time and weekends during the December/January holiday to complete the relief which encapsulates the Four Pillars of Wynberg. The process is a long and complicated one which culminated in the pouring at Ms Doyles’ Diep River foundry. Rowan Algie had the pleasure of unveiling the completed frieze, which is now on display in the hall foyer.

Old Boy artists (L – R): Kino Hogan, Andrew Jones, Jock Schoeman, Jason Adams, Ethan Fisher, Robin Schnetler

Mr & Mrs Algie

Unveiling of the 175 Frieze (L – R): Jason Adams, Kino Hogan, Andrew Jones, Mrs Jean Doyle, Anton Doyle, Cassie Robbertze, David Bressick, Ryan Gedult

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Final Salute on Saturday 5 November

The Wynberg Tartan

In a special ceremony in the Jowell Quad, the Final Salute to our 175th year was given. Parents and well-wishers gathered for tea and treats provided by the ever attentive mothers in the Ladies Association. Everyone was thanked for their help, commitment and support during this magnificent 175th year. A White Stinkwood tree was set ready for planting and the contents of a time capsule were displayed. This capsule would be planted at yearend. The contents include the 2016 school magazine and the following items, to be opened during the school’s 200th anniversary celebrations in 25 years’ time: a private letter to himself written by each matric pupil, to be opened at his 25th matric reunion; the 2016 Matric Tie and Valedictory Programme; the named Matric group photograph; newspapers from the week of 1 – 5 November; pamphlets showing prices of technology and computer consumables in the week of 1 – 5 November; the 175 Flag and a pizza take-away menu.

The idea of a Pipes and Drums Band for Wynberg was born in Knysna in March 2014 following a chance meeting by the then Headmaster, Keith Richardson, and Peter Mouton, a piper with the Knysna Pipe Band. In typical Richardson fashion, experts in the form of Peter Mouton, Gareth Rudolph and Kevi Levin were press-ganged into training the boys, with the instruction to have them ready by February 2016 to lead the 175 parade through the streets of Wynberg. Pipes and drums were duly ordered from Scotland and kilt maker and tartan expert, Will Carter from Stagshorn Scottish Outfitters, was tasked with designing a signature tartan for Wynberg. He chose the ancient McNaughton tartan as a starting point and added in the basic colours of the Houses and badge of Wynberg. According to Will, one of the fascinating elements he was able to build into this striking tartan is that there are exactly 175 threads between the centres of each sett on the weft of the cloth. “This supports the integrity and legitimacy of the design and its value in a commemorative context,” he said. The cloth was woven by Scotland’s largest tartan mill and arrived in South Africa in December 2014. This unique tartan has been recorded with the Register of Scottish Tartans to protect its exclusive patterning and right of use. The tartan was officially presented to the school at a special assembly held on 27 January 2016. The vision of having a Pipe band lead the 175 parade had been realised.

Contents of a time capsule to be opened at Wynberg’s 200th anniversary

The 175 co-ordinator, Mrs Ann Coltham (far right), addresses the crowd at the Final Salute to Wynberg’s 175th year

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Introducing McNaughty

The Wynberg Tartan

(L – R): Mr Peter Mouton (Pipe trainer), Dian Fourie, Mr Will Carter (Tartan designer), Ethan Robbertze, Mr Gareth Rudolph (Pipe Band Instructor)

Mr Carter kitting out Ethan Robbertze (left) and Dian Fourie

McNaughty is the Wynberg 175 ‘Care Bear’: a wonderful initiative to raise funds for our night school CWESI (Constantia Wynberg Education Sharing Initiative) while supporting entrepreneurial ladies in Westlake. The ladies manufacture the teddies in a church hall, using scraps from our Wynberg Tartan. Each teddy is 100% unique in that each piece of tartan is cut differently and is hand made with a personalised Meet McNaughty tag by each creator.

Wynberg Family World Kitchen – Celebrating 175 Years of Excellence and Cultural Diversity This cookbook was produced by Carol Ramsay, Lynne Tolsma, Julie Farquhar and Ann Coltham – all Wynberg mothers – in celebration of family meals and the kind of food that Wynberg Men enjoy. Among the recipes collected from parents and Old Boys are lively photographs of boys at school, comments and quotes. Some recipes are adventurous, some The 175 Cookbook are familiar and their wide variety reflects the rich culture and diversity of this remarkable school in its Anniversary Year.

Ethan and Dian demonstrate the uniform of the Wynberg Pipe and Drum Band

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Matric Dance The Matric Dance took place on 26 April with the celebrants being bused from the school to Suikerbossie where they were welcomed by Jan and Anne de Waal. A balmy evening, enhanced by a spectacular sunset over Llandudno, made for a magical setting. Once the formalities were over, the dance floor was opened and the celebrations began in earnest.

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Valedictory The matric class celebrated their five years of high school with a fitting ending on their Valedictory Day. An early breakfast was enjoyed by all with speeches from the Guest Speaker, Riaan O’Neill House Prefects that recalled the victories of their houses through the years. Many of the Old Boys’ Union committee helped to welcome the youngest old boys at the Tie Ceremony during which boys gave a letter of thanks to their mothers and received their ties from their fathers. Many tears were shed during the Valedictory ceremony. Deputy Head Prefect of the matrics’ Grade 8 year, Riaan O’Neill, gave some wonderful memories of them, saying how proud he was of the young men that had now emerged. This group was particularly lucky to have two Headmasters to lead them out of the Clegg Hall and into the world – Mr Richardson had welcomed them into their Grade 8 year and Mr de Waal bade them farewell and good luck from the school as they left. The poignant final

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tolling of the bell by each young man marked his transition from pupil to Old Boy.

Extracts from the Speech of the Head Prefect, Gideon Boshoff Today is a day we say goodbye to the place most of us have been attending almost every day for 5 years. Well almost every day if you ignore our grade’s absentee list. We are Gideon Boshoff standing on the edge of a cliff, and this cliff represents our past at Wynberg. We peer off the edge down into the abyss that is our future and now we must all take a leap of faith into this future, not knowing where we might land or end up. I remember back in grade 8 we were all asked to look at this day and present an oral about how we see ourselves at the end of high school when we are – as Coetzee says – ‘fully-grown’ matrics. Maybe some of you can remember this oral and what you said. I remember as a fourteen year old boy I was a bit


School’s out!

of a big dreamer and I presented my goals to the class saying I want to leave high school with a 90% average, I want to play first team rugby by Grade 12, hopefully make the 1st basketball team in grade 11, and maybe even become a prefect. It was all big dreams for a grade 8 who was never a prefect in primary school, was playing U14C rugby at the time, and had only just started basketball for the first time in his life. I was reminded of this memory yesterday when I was being asked a series of questions by Michael Klein – the Old Boy who is in the process of making a documentary about Wynberg – and he asked me what my biggest achievement at high school is. This is quite a major question and it was tough to think of a single achievement to choose as my best. But after giving it some thought my answer to his question was probably the same answer almost all of you would have given; my answer was the man I am today. I believe that is the biggest achievement of all of

you sitting here as well. I am sure that if the fourteen year old you could see you now he would be proud of you, so I hope that you can sit here today and say that your biggest achievement is yourself. The next question I was asked was what my greatest memory from high school is, and to be honest I really couldn’t think of a single moment. Which one memory do I see as my greatest memory? I thought about all the good moments I’ve had here and the one thing I remembered from each one was the people I spent it with. I realized that when we look back one day at our time at high school our memories won’t come from the building or the fields or even the lunch we ate at breaks, it will always be the people and all the times you shared with them and I am glad I got to share my time at high school with all of you. After being asked about my greatest memory I was asked which memory I would choose to

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forget at Wynberg. This was another tough one and some of you might have one or two that jump to mind, but I sat there and thought of all the bad times and mistakes I had made and I realised, you know, I actually wouldn’t want to forget a single thing. The bad times that we’ve gone through is part of what made us the person we are today; our greatest achievement. Every mistake you made and every low point taught you a lesson and made you stronger as a person and if I forgot those memories I would not be where I am today. I want to point out how sometimes in life you learn more from losing than from winning. Do not regret the mistakes you’ve made at high school because every time something went wrong you learnt from it and grew stronger from it. I want all of you to accept the mistakes you’ve

made at high school and actually be grateful for them so you can all walk out this hall today, like me, and say “I have no regrets”. Now it is time for our family to part ways but we will never be forgotten. As I said our memories won’t be on some honours board, trophy or certificate, but in the memories of those sitting here today. Don’t leave here asking yourself if you were the best because that really doesn’t matter. I’m probably not the best Headboy Wynberg has ever seen and this is probably not the best speech Wynberg has ever heard, but those things don’t bother me because I feel privileged to be delivering a speech as Headboy to the best bunch guys I have ever met. I am so proud to go around telling people that I am from Wynberg and that I am friends with all of you because you guys are what made my time at high school so great.

Farewell to Mr & Mrs de Waal

Farewell to Mr & Mrs Richardson

Motherly comfort is always welcome

Matrics Dabbing, Wynberg style!

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Valedictory Prize Giving Academic Prizes Subject Distinctions: (80% or more for a subject) Keegan Africa (EGD), Dylan Alexander (EGD), Ross Ansley (EGD), Joshua Beaver (Information Technology), Mustapha Bey (Afrikaans), David Bresick (Visual Arts), Felipe Brosou Bonahora (Visual Arts), Braden Cannoo (English), Nawaaz Cassiem (Afrikaans), Brandon Eadie (Visual Arts), Mika EkstrĂśm (Afrikaans), Nicholas Faraday (EGD), Dylan Farred (EGD), Kano Goertz (EGD), Chigozie Iwegbuna (Visual Arts), Kyung Kim (EGD), Matthew Lewis (Afrikaans), Cameron Mackintosh (History), Michael Madison (EGD), Stephen Mathew (EGD), Tristan Moore (EGD), Yaseen Orrie (Afrikaans), Quinlan Seegers (EGD), Brendon Smith (EGD), Reece Thomas (Afrikaans), Richard Tolsma (EGD), Daryn Van Heerden (Afrikaans), Liam Watson (EGD), and Jaide Williams (Visual Arts).

Merit certificates: (70% average or better) Matthew Almano, Thandizo Chigona, Romario Henriques, Connor Jacobs, Michael Kievits, Daniel Paulsen, Daniel Prytz, and Ilyaas Toefy

Merit Certificates and Subject Distinctions Matthew Alford (EGD, Geography), AbdulQayyoom Allie (Mathematics, EGD, Life Sciences), Zayd Aploon (Afrikaans, Economics), Brandon Benjamin (Afrikaans, History, Oliver Bing (EGD, Life Sciences), Thomas Bing (EGD, Information Technology), Christiaan

Botha (Afrikaans, Mathematics, EGD, Information Technology, Physical Sciences), Sean Cheney (Mathematics, Accounting, History, Physical Sciences), James Dawson (Mathematics, History), Damian Duncan (EGD), Pierre Issa (English, Mathematics, Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Visual Arts), Nathan Joseph (EGD, Life Sciences), Ismail Khan (Afrikaans, Physical Sciences), Kaeb Koopman (EGD), Stefan Langenhoven (Afrikaans, Mathematics, History, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences), Robin Lindup (Mathematics, Information Technology, Physical Sciences), Michael Mackintosh (Economics), Temba Mettler (EGD), Zafar Monier (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences), Maverick Pearson (English, Mathematics, EGD, Information Technology, Physical Sciences), Daniel Prevost (Geography), Matthew Radford (EGD, Life Sciences), Matthew Samuels (Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences), Caleb Smit (Mathematics, EGD, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences), Jamie Snyders (Mathematics, EGD, Physical Sciences, Visual Arts), Daiyaan Solomons (Mathematics, EGD, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences), Justin Sproul (EGD), Joshua Stevens (History, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences), Garron Tiger (EGD, Life Sciences), Dylan Tromp (History), Zubair Walele (Life Sciences), Jared Wilson (EGD, Geography), Tristan Wood (Mathematics, EGD, Information Technology, Physical Sciences), and Justin Wylie (Information Technology).

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Subject Prizes: (1st in Subject in Grade 12) and/or Merit Cerificates and/or Subject Distinctions Templeton Prize for Music; Merit certificate; Distinctions in Afrikaans, Mathematics, EGD, Music, and Physical Sciences  Gideon Boshoff WE Bowden Prize for Mathematics; Subject Prizes AP Mathematics and EGD; Merit certificate; Distinctions in Afrikaans, Mathematics, Accounting, EGD, and Physical Sciences Daryn Bright Subject Prize in Economics; Merit certificate; Distinctions in Economics, and Life Sciences  Joshua De Reuck DF Marais Prize for Afrikaans; Merit certificate; Distinctions in Afrikaans, Mathematics, EGD, Information Technology, and Physical Sciences  Dian Fourie

EGD, History, and Physical Sciences with an aggregate average of 87,5%  Liam Didcott Second in Grade 12; Alf Morris Prize for Geography; Merit certificate; Distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Accounting, Geography, and Physical Sciences with an aggregate average of 87,7%  Martin Killick First in Grade 12; Martin Cleveland Trophy for Dux of the school; FG Thorp Prize for Physical Sciences; Subject Prize in Accounting; Merit certificate; Distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Accounting, Geography, History, and Physical Sciences with an aggregate average of 88,6% Nicholas Moss

RM Friedlander Prize for English; Merit certificate; Distinctions in English, Economics, and History Tim Gertzen Subject Prize in Life Sciences; Merit certificate; Distinctions in Afrikaans, History, and Life Sciences Luc Hill Subject Prize in Visual Arts; Merit certificate; Distinctions in History, Information Technology, and Visual Arts Cassie Robbertze Subject Prize in isiXhosa; Merit certificate; Distinctions in Mathematics, Accounting, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences  Nhlanhla Tshingilane

Grade Prizes, Subject Prizes, Subject Distinctions and Merit Certificates Third in Grade 12; Eric Tasker Prize for History; Subject Prize in Life Orientation; Merit certificate; Distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Mathematics,

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Top 3 in Grade 12 (L – R): Nicholas Moss (1st in grade, winner of the Old Boys’ Award, the PwC Award and of the English Writers’ Competition); Martin Killick (2nd in grade and winner of the Vincent Granger Memorial Prize); and Liam Didcott (3rd in grade, winner of the Wiegman Cup)

Special Prizes and Awards 1. English Writers’ Competition (Senior)  Nicholas Moss 2. Best Speaker’s Prize (Senior)  Timothy Gertzen 3. Bevan Prize For English Reading (Senior)  Nathan Wylie 4. Epworth Music Society Prize – for Service to Music  Siyawabuka Sineke. Siya was involved in every single music activity that Wynberg offers. He is a member of the Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Concert Band,


Steel Band and Jazz band. He has just been appointed the Cultural Prefect for 2017 which is recognition of his involvement, loyalty and continued support to service in the field of music. 5. Price Waterhouse Cooper Award – for the highest marks in Accounting and Mathematics – with 95% for Mathematics and 93% for Accounting Nicholas Moss 6. Mark Schäfer Trophy For Multilingualism – with 79% for English and 93% for Afrikaans, plus the ability to speak both languages fluently  Dian Fourie 7. Bob Adshade Memorial Trophy – for the best Art Portfolio of the year (voted for by the matric artists) Pierre Issa 8. Ryno Greenwall Prize – Awarded for the best History Project. For producing a thorough and original research assignment that demonstrated an outstanding knowledge and understanding of the intricacies of the work conducted by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) during the 1990s. The wholly professional nature of all aspects of the submission was second to none.  Timothy Gertzen 9. Stephen Doidge Business Award – this year’s recipient has very good reasoning skills and is able to present a valid argument on almost any topic. Very diligent, he constantly sets higher standards for himself. An exceptional essay writer, he is superbly well equipped to enter tertiary education next year. (Economics 92%).  Joshua de Reuck 10. Vincent Granger Memorial Prize – Awarded for excellent performance in the National SA Maths Olympiad. This year’s winner made it through to the final round of the competition.  Martin Killick

11. Caxton Prize – Awarded for Outstanding Effort  Khanya Tshiki 12. Old Boys’ Award – Awarded to the Top Pupil in Grade 12 Nicholas Moss 13. Ariel Fine Bursary – For study at a tertiary institution next year  Sikelela Zelanga 14. Thorp/Rankin Award – For study at a tertiary institution next year  Luc Hill 15. Vernon Carmichael Bursaries, William Clegg Bursaries, Kaplan/Kushlik Scholarship, Bill Lennox Scholarships, Mathew Family Bursary –  Joshua Arendse, Sean Cheney,  Keenan Thomas, Reece Thomas 16. Supera Moras Awards: Silver Awards:  Daryn Bright, Dian Fourie Gold Awards: Gideon Boshoff, Sean Cheney,  Maverick Pearson 17. Fanie Labuschagne Prize (Awarded for service to debating) – For the last four to five years, Cassie has distinguished himself by his involvement in the Wynberg Boys’ High Debating Society. By his diligent and skilled participation, he has raised awareness of debating at the school and has broadened its reach to external competition in addition to the inter-schools’ league. We honour him today with the Debating Society Award.  Cassie Robbertze 18. Neville Blackbeard Trophy (Awarded for School Spirit) – Mr Warren Grobler’s Tutor Group. Mr Grobler’s tutor group is a warm, fun and efficient machine. The group is always involved in all house activities and leads the way in most house initiatives – contributing hugely to Lorie’s success this year. This energy is fostered by a bunch of self-made rules and expectations – including no devices used in tutor period and serious dedication to achieving “No DT days.” The

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boys know and value each other – an example set by the tutor and senior boys throughout the year. Ultimately tutor groups are the foundations of our House system – they provide a ‘home-like’ environment for boys, led by a member of staff with whom they have a worthwhile relationship. Mr Grobler’s tutor group gets the balance right between meeting expectations and having a caring environment. The venue just feels like a ‘Lorie’ room with pictures, ‘house rules’ and motivation all around. 19. Life Membership of Old Boys’ Union – Awarded by the school to the Head Prefect  Gideon Boshoff 20. Rotary Good Fellowship Award – To the pupil who has displayed outstanding ability during the year in promoting healthy goodwill and fair play among his fellows. American author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind but not weak; be thoughtful but not lazy; be humble but not timid; be proud but not arrogant; have humour but without folly.” This year’s award is made to a Wynberg leader who, through his actions and interactions with his peers and fellow students, has shown sincerity, camaraderie and great care for individuals. Heavily involved in a range of activities within the school, this year’s winner has the fighting spirit of a true champion and the grace of a wise sage. Strong, kind, thoughtful, humble, proud and humorous are all words which sit so well around his shoulders. In his various roles this year, it has been the manner in which he has engaged with other boys, particularly the younger ones, which has made him stand out. He has taken the time

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to get to know boys of all ages, shown a genuine interest in their lives, promoted good spirit throughout the school, and done so with a mature understanding of goodwill and fair play Oliver Bing 21. Friedlander Memorial Award – For diligence and service to the school – For his many years serving as a member and leader of the Sound and Lighting crew: through meetings, events, plays, musicals, concerts, presentations, LO days, etc.  Caiphus Dlamini 22. Wade Bertram Award – Awarded to a boy in matric who by means of his example, his caring and his leadership, has promoted an activity in the school which has enhanced the name and spirit of the school. Voted for by the matric body.  Caiphus Dlamini 23. David Heidmann Prize – For courage and determination in the face of great adversity. This year’s recipient suffered a serious disability in grade 11 and had to repeat the year, entering grade 12 with a different year-group, but has persevered.  Daniel Prytz 24. Casper Cup – Sportsman of the Year – Dominic Coetzer. He played 1st XI Cricket for two years, he is a top order batsman and can also keep wicket, receiving colours for cricket. He is also the 1st XV flyhalf, a very skilful player and an outstanding kicker of the ball, being awarded Blues for Rugby. 25. Old boys’ Award – For the best sporting achievement of the year – Che February. In both his grade 11 and matric year he was selected to the SA Schools U18 Hockey team that this year played a test match against Australia. 26. Wynberg Old Girls’ Cup and Bunty Joubert Award – Awarded for community service – Jonan Bowers: as Service Prefect


he has spearheaded many projects involving groups of Wynberg boys who served the wider community, such as Christmas Service drive, the Kite Festival, Uncle Paul’s Christmas party, Rock of Ages concert, Tenterden Place of Safety Christmas party, marshalling at the Two Oceans Marathon, the Funny Festival, Sisanda Fundaytion Service Project with children from Capricorn Park Primary school, and One-to one fair for the handicapped. 27. Pippa Richardson Award – Awarded for service to the school community. (This is the first year that we are making this award – the award is sponsored by the Ladies Association who wanted to leave something that would honour Mrs Richardson for her many years of unstinting service to so many Wynberg boys and their families.) The first recipient of this award is Gideon Boshoff: he has singlehandedly started an initiative to “Green” the school. He formed a committee which met regularly and has begun to change the mindset of the normal Wynberg boy so that we all think sustainability now. This project has been given a firm base – so much so that we have created a Prefect Portfolio for it so that it can be taken to the next level and remain an important part of our daily life. 28. Honours Award – Awarded to the pupil or pupils for outstanding performances which have brought honour to the school. This year the award is shared by two groups: the Pipe Band and the Rugby Referees. Over the past two years, the Pipe Band has grown rapidly and has established a name for itself in Cape Town’s piping community. This year being the 175th Birthday celebration of the School, has given the pipe band amazing opportunities and has put the band in the limelight. A few of their major performances

are: Wynberg Boys’ Junior School Winter Sports Festival, Wynberg Boy’s High School Production “From an Acorn to an Oak Tree”, Wynberg Old Boys’ Union Dinner, Wynberg Boys’ High School Highland Festival. This year they hosted a magnificent Highland Festival in which all the pipe band members competed with courage and honour. The Wynberg Rugby Referees Society has been in existence for three years, and comprises over 20 referees. They render a fantastic service to schools by officiating at festivals and derby fixtures. Each referee commits as much as 8 hours per week in the execution of his duties. The society has done much to cover Wynberg Boys’ High School in glory. The behaviour, demeanour, dress and officiating skills of the boys has been of immeasurable value in marketing the school and highlighting all that the school stands for in terms of professionalism and dedication. 29. Friedlander Shield – To the winning House for 2016. 8th – Van Riebeeck with 174 points 7th – McNaughton with 183 points 6th – Wellington with 193 points 5th – Rhodes with 199 points 4th – De Villiers with 203 points 3rd – De Waal with 220 points 2nd – Lorie with 238 points 1st – Littlewood with 264 points 30. Wiegman Cup – To the most outstanding Silver Badge Prefect – voted for by the Prefects. While Gold badges are awarded for recognition by the school, the Wiegman Cup is awarded to an individual who, through his support and loyalty to the prefect body, has exemplified all the characteristics which we have come to expect of young leaders at Wynberg Boys’ High School.  Liam Didcott

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31. Andrew Feinstein Cup – To the best all-rounder in Grade 12 (Academic, Sport, Cultural, Service): Gideon Boshoff. Academically he is 5th in the grade with 6 distinctions; on the sports field he represents the First Basketball team in summer and the first rugby team in winter; culturally he is an excellent guitarist and headed the Green Committee which has made huge inroads in

Dian Fourie, winner of the Mark Pierre Issa: Bob Adshade Schäfer Trophy for Multilingualism Memorial Trophy for the Best Art Portfolio

Khanya Tshiki: Caxton Prize for Outstanding effort

Sikelela Zelanga: Ariel Fine Bursary)

Oliver Bing: Rotary Good Fellowship Award

Caiphus Dlamini: Friedlander Memorial and Wade Bertram awards

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the way we think about sustainability. Finally, in the service pillar he has been an outstanding Head Prefect in addition to being involved in various service projects such as Beach Clean-ups and ushering at school functions. 32. Abelsohn Cup – To the Grade 12 pupil who has done the most for the School in 2016.  Gideon Boshoff

Joshua de Reuck, winner of the Tim Gertzen: Ryno Greenwall Prize for History and Best Speaker’s Stephen Doidge Business Award Prize (Senior)

Luc Hill: Thorp/Rankin Award

Daniel Prytz: David Heidmann Prize

Cassie Robbertze, winner of the Fanie Labuschagne Prize for Debating

Jonan Bowers: Wynberg Old Girls’ Union Cup and Bunty Joubert Award for Service


Gideon Boshoff: 5th in the grade, winner of the Abelsohn Cup, Andrew Feinstein Cup and Pippa Richardson Award. Awarded Life membership of the Old Boys’ Union

Honours were awarded to the Pipe Band (represented by Dian Fourie far left) and to the Rugby Referees Society (represented by Tristan Moore and Daryn van Heerden

Supera Moras awards were made to (L – R): Daryn Bright, Gideon Boshoff, Sean Cheney, Dian Fourie and Maverick Pearson

Liam Didcott: Wiegman Cup

OLD FAITHFULS OF 2016 3rd row: Daniel Paulsen, Chigozie Iwegbuna, Reece le Roux, Jed Petersen, Jaide Williams, Daiyaan Solomons 2nd row: Jonan Bowers, Austin Ford, Temba Mettler, Liam Beardwood, Daryn van Heerden, Sean Cheney, Timothy Deschamps, Hadley Kiewietz 1st row: Nicholas Moss, Matthew Lewis, Ziyaad Samsodien, Connor Jacobs, Nawaaz Cassiem, Kyle Doxey, Thandizo Chigona, Luc Hill, Aquil Sookoo

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Grey Weekend On 13 May 2016, both Wynberg Boys’ Schools travelled to Grey High School, Port Elizabeth, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Wynberg/ Grey Derby Weekend. As usual, the weekend proved to be a feast of sporting and cultural activities, with the added bonus of additional hockey and rugby fixtures against Pearson and our 1st soccer side participating in a two-day charity soccer tournament hosted by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Results

Cross Country Four-man relay (2,3 km lap each) 1st team Lost by 30 Seconds 2nd team Won by 2 Minutes 3rd team Won by 10 Seconds Full Team Run (6 km course) 1st team Won by 1 Point 2nd team Won by 8 Points 3rd team Lost by 4 Points

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Fishing (winner determined by total weight of fish caught) Won by Grey. (Grey’s No. 1 caught two sharks)

Golf WBHS lost 0 – 12

Hockey 1st

Drew

0 – 0

2nd

Won

4 – 3

3rd

Won

2 – 1

4th

Drew

1 – 1

5th

Won

3 – 2

U16A

Drew

1 – 1

U16B

Lost

1 – 5

U16C

Drew

0 – 0

U16D

Won

1 – 0

U16E

Won

3 – 1

U14A

Lost

2 – 4

U14B

Lost

0 – 1

U14C

Lost

0 – 2

U14D

Lost

1 – 3


Rugby

Culture

U19A

Lost

7 – 24

U15A

Lost

5 – 7

U19B

Lost

22 – 53

U15B

Lost

5 – 36

U19C

Lost

5 – 42

U15C

Lost

0 – 11

U19D

Lost

0 – 33

U15D

Lost

0 – 70

U19E

Lost

5 – 12

U14A

Lost

13 – 15

U19F

Won 24 – 17

U14B

Lost

0 – 15

U16A

Lost

20 – 31

U14C

Lost

0 – 33

U16B

Lost

19 – 26

U14D

Lost

7 – 43

U16C

Won

19 – 5

U14E

Lost

0 – 71

U16D

Lost

7 – 26

Squash U16: Lost 12 – 8 U19: Lost 18 – 4

Chess 1st team vs Grey A – won 4½ – 1½

Debating Seniors Lost Juniors Won

NMMU Soccer Tournament 1st team vs Akadia Park 0 – 0, vs Santor 0 – 1, vs Linkside 0 – 1 vs Bethelsdorp 0 – 2. 4 games: Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 3. U17A vs Ed – U – College 1 – 0, vs Victoria Park 0 – 3, vs Morningside 0 – 2, vs Chapman 0 – 1 vs Pearson 1 – 1. 5 games: Won 1, Drew 2, Lost 3

Surfing Seniors – WBHS 40 – Grey 40.4 Juniors – WBHS 40 – Grey 38.5 Best junior surfer – Ben van Huyssteen from WBHS. Overall result – WBHS 80 points – Grey 68.5 points = WYNBERG WIN.

Wynberg takes the 175 to Grey

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World Challenge Borneo A group of seven Wynberg boys and four boys from Kearsney College spent 16 days on a lifechanging trip to Borneo during their June/July holidays. They were accompanied by WBHS teacher Mr Warren Grobler and an Expedition Leader from World Challenge. The trip includes three phases: A Community Project, a Trek through the jungle and some Rest & Relaxation in between. The community project on this trip found us working at a sun bear conservation centre. Our work included building a pathway through a section of the jungle which would be used to relocate sun bears for rehabilitation processes. The boys found the work incredibly fulfilling (but also very difficult). It helped that we could take breaks and look at the sun bears, elephants, orangutans and various other animals that were around. From there we moved onto the next phase of the trip – the Trek. Unfortunately, an injury to one of Kearsney boys resulted in he and

Mr Grobler missing the trek, but those boys who did do it, enjoyed the time spent in the jungle, although some of them were not too happy with the presence of leeches and the discomfort of sleeping in hammocks. Once the Trek was over, the boys knew that the most relaxing part of the trip, the R&R was ahead of them. They started off by going ziplining and white water rafting and the following day were fortunate enough to go Scuba diving. The boys absolutely loved this part of the trip, and rightly so, as the small islands off the coast that we visited were incredible. World Challenge is a very apt name for these expeditions, because the boys quickly realize how much of a challenge it is. By the time they returned they were excited to see their parents again and get back to the comfort of their homes, but they returned with a new outlook on life. Mr Warren Grobler

Job done – a path for use by a centre that rehabilitates sun bears

A beautiful spot for scuba diving

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A heritage Blue Plaque award is made to Wynberg Boys’ High School At a ceremony on 16th February this year, a heritage Blue Plaque was unveiled at Wynberg Boys’ High. Awarded on account of the school’s special contribution The Blue Plaque award historically to education, Wynberg was proud to accept the plaque from the Simon Van der Stel Foundation – one of a few which have been awarded in the second year since the inception of the heritage plaques. Ms Sigi Howse, Director of the Centre for Conservation Education, gave a short address, outlining the history of the awards before inviting Dr Helen Robinson and Mrs Ansie Kent, representing the Van der Stel Foundation, to assist with the unveiling of the plaque. Mr Jan de Waal, Headmaster of Wynberg Boys’ High, indicated his pleasure at the school’s receiving the award, suggesting it was a confirmation of the high standards which are maintained at the school.

Mr Jim Goodacre is Honoured In 1984, Mr Goodacre, a former Deputy Headmaster of Wynberg Boys’ Junior School, wrote the words to our School Song and Desmond Wiehahn composed the melody. It was sung in public for the first time at the official opening of the ‘new’ Junior School Complex, former home to Wynberg Boys’ High. The phrase ‘brothers in an endless chain’ has been the cornerstone of Wynberg’s ethos ever since. At the Old Boys’ 175 Gala Banquet in August, Mr Goodacre was awarded Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his contribution to Wynberg and at the final assembly of our 175 year, the Men of Wynberg also paid tribute to him with a rousing rendition of the School Song.

Mr Goodacre with Jan de Waal (left) and Chairman of the Old Boys’ Union, Steve Doidge

Attending the ceremony (L – R): Mr Neil Veitch, Ms Sigi Howse, Mrs Ansie Kent, Mrs Helen Robinson and Mr Jan de Waal

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Wynberg’s Fire Shortly after midnight on Thursday, 4th August, a fire broke out in the C block of the school, destroying the top storey and causing water damage to the rest of the C block and adjacent D Block. The fire was caused by an electrical fault. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. The school was swamped with offers of help and support from parents, Old Boys, other schools and the wider community, which was most humbling. Notwithstanding having 18 classrooms out of commission and a forensic inspection and cleanup operation in progress, the school re-opened on 10th August to ensure that the academic programme would not be adversely affected. A ‘platoon system’ was instituted whereby junior grades would have classes in the morning and sport in the afternoon, and seniors sport in the morning and classes until 17h00 in the afternoon. It was not long before all-but the four classes on the top floor of Block C had been cleaned up and put back into operation and the damaged roof replaced. Unfortunately, refurbishment of the destroyed classes was delayed by Matric finals in the Clegg Hall, end of year exams for all grades and the early closing of the school at the request of the WCED to accommodate Matric marking. It is hoped that new, innovative classrooms will emerge from the ashes of the four destroyed classrooms by 28 February 2017. In the interim, four air-conditioned, temporary pre-fab. classrooms have been erected in the back carpark.

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Mr de Waal surveys the damage. Photo: ©Terry February Photography.

Cecil Malan shows proof that Shakespeare is eternal


Erratum: Founders’ Week 2015 (This event was inadvertently omitted from Wynberg’s 2015 magazine) Founders’ Week is one of the most significant events in the life of the school and this year was no exception. In addition to the formal commemorative ceremony, a number of Old Boys returned to the campus to share in the week-long celebrations which included a number of Old Boy reunions, the annual Old Boys’ Dinner, the SACS Derby, the Nussbaum Concert and the Old Boys versus the School contests at hockey, chess and debating.

Founders’ Day The formal Founders’ Day ceremony is a particularly moving event which encapsulates symbolically the spirit and ethos of Wynberg so well. The unveiling of the flags of South Africa, the Wynberg Old Boys’ Union and the school signify that we are a proudly South African school, rooted in the past – with brotherhood as a cornerstone – yet relevant in the present. Head Prefect Almero Prinsloo Including a number of lays a wreath at the Memorial cultures and religious Gates in honour of Wynberg’s fallen traditions in the service reflects our celebration of diversity whilst the sounding of the Last Post followed by the Reveille calls upon us to both honour those who have gone before and respond to the challenges of the present. In his address, Mr Richardson made reference to these important tasks but also highlighted the

need to “… build up our boys so that they can go out into the world as quality young men who will strive to make the world a better place. Today we stand together as Wynberg Men in order to thank The Headmaster, our Founders and to Mr Richardson reaffirm our belief in the purpose of this school. Churchill once said that he was a great admirer of tradition. The further you can look back with pride, the further you can look forward. Today, we commit ourselves to healing the divisions of the past and to making this school a beacon amongst schools. By doing this, we will contribute to building our country into the special place we all want it to be”. To assess Wynberg’s progress along this path, two Wynberg Matrics, Aidan Seboa and Lutho Langeni addressed the audience on what transformation at Wynberg means to them. After Head Prefect Almero Prinsloo had read out the name of every Wynberg Man killed in action, Richard Atherton played the haunting Last Post followed by the rousing Reveille on the trumpet. The congregation sang the hymn Abide with me whilst wreaths were laid on behalf of Wynberg Boys’ High and Junior Schools as well as the Wynberg Old Boys’ Union. The John McNaughton address was delivered by Wynberg Old Boy, Mr Michael Lewis who is Chairman of both the Foschini Group and the

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Oceana Investment Corporation. His two interesting stories related to ‘two patched trousers’, provided considerable food for thought. This year, the newly created Wynberg Pipe Band provided an added dimension to the event, the haunting strains of the pipes adding to the gravitas of the occasion.

The John McNaughton Address by Mr Michael Lewis Chairman of the board of Governors, Mr Glen Cassells, everyone assembled here today and in particular you, the boys – tomorrow’s leaders. Today is a great Mr Michael Lewis celebration of an amazing 174 year legacy. I am thrilled to be back here at Wynberg and thank you for inviting me. I am delighted that my son Jonathan is with me today. Growing up he heard many stories about Wynberg from my father and me including the incredible fact that my father and I had three teachers in common – Miss Lacey and Mr Lorie in the junior school and Mr Tasker in the high school. And now he can see it all for himself. Over the last 174 years, which have witnessed so much, war and peace, boom and bust, repression and liberation, this school has not only survived, but prospered and produced young men who have brought honour to their school and their country in many different endeavours. Some at a world class standard. Why has Wynberg produced such people and prospered to become the great school that it is? My father came here in 1928, had a very successful life and business career and he once said; ‘A great institution exists not because it is

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big or long established but because there are people in it who live it, sleep it, dream it and build great future plans for it.’ People – that’s the key to it all. And Wynberg has been blessed with and has attracted some great people over many years. They brought with them ethics and values and then ingrained them to such a degree and with such consistency that they have become part of what can be called the school’s institutional memory. What we are observing today is a reminder that we are all, but especially you, the young men of the future, heirs to this very special legacy. I now want to acknowledge Keith Richardson for his magnificent contribution to this school. Keith came to Wynberg when I was in standard 9 in 1975. The school and country were very different then and through his vision and energy, contemporary Wynberg has truly become a 21st Century school of international quality. Significantly, he saw it through the postapartheid period with all of its profound implications. I do not think it an over statement to say that the Wynberg we see today is in large part due to his determination to first imagine, and then to create Wynberg for a new country and a new era. And as if all of this weren’t enough, as Keith often reminds me, he “Shoe-horned” me through Latin in matric which I assure you was no mean feat! I know there will be other occasions when Keith’s contribution will be acknowledged and celebrated but I take this opportunity on behalf of all present today to say thank you to him. Older people, like me, have essentially one responsibility – to share with younger people what they have so far learnt about life in the hope that it will be of some use to them. I say ‘so far’ because we never stop learning. I want to share two brief stories with you.


At Wynberg, my father was either captain or vice captain of the first rugby and cricket teams – an honour he shared with his great friend Issy Fine. They were joint head boys and joint Victors Ludorum. He went on to become a successful business leader, family man and benefactor. Above all he was both loved and respected by all who knew him. I once asked him if he could single out anything in particular required to lead a successful life. Of course there are multiple factors he said, including integrity, hard work, being able to empathise with and understand people, and being able to motivate them. But if he had to single out one thing in particular he said it would be the need for confidence. By confidence he meant an unshakeable belief in oneself, a confidence capable of sustaining us through difficult times. And propelling us forward in good. The voice in our head that says ‘I can do this!’ Although, some people have a natural confidence and self-belief, mostly it has to be developed and I am sure that there are people in this hall who have experienced doubt of one kind or another at some point. During his early years, my father felt a great sense of insecurity and even inferiority. His formative years in the 1920s and 1930s were difficult financially for his parents who were themselves recent refugees. He had two older brothers – the oldest of whom shone with brilliance and got an A for Latin in matric (I somehow missed those genes). He was forced to wear hand me down school trousers and when they got to him they were often threadbare requiring to be patched by his mother. When he told her he felt embarrassed to wear patched trousers, she told him not to be and that while he may not have the best pair of trousers, he certainly had the best patch. These factors

generated in him a sense of inadequacy. This is what is written in his biography: ‘He struggled to find a sense of self, feeling awkward with himself. His first years at school were unsatisfactory. He didn’t particularly like being at school and he was an indifferent scholar.’ In describing the turning point in his young life, the book goes on to say that ‘Stanley seldom received pocket money and this meant that he was unable to join his friends at the cinema on Saturday afternoons. Unperturbed, he would instead go to the Wynberg Sports Club, where he was to find not only his entertainment, but also himself.’ Sport became his passion and vehicle to self expression and confidence. That trouser patch drove his determination to prove to himself and others that he had worth. He nourished his talent with practice and effort and when success came he understood the hard work was worth it. His teachers here at Wynberg responded with recognition and encouragement. His confidence soared and he was on his way. (Incidentally, if you want to learn more about the important role that practice plays in achieving success, read a book called ‘Outliers’ by Malcom Gladwell. It’s fascinating and fun.) Here’s the second story – It’s the story of my patched trousers. A sense of insecurity accompanied me through most of my high school years because I wasn’t very good at sport. Apart from my father’s sporting abilities, my sisters and cousins were also very accomplished, some at provincial level. I imagined that my father was mortified that his son couldn’t bowl or bat or catch. Whatever he may have felt, he never showed it, but in my head I was a disappointment. Wynberg in the 1970s put a huge premium on being good at sport. In all honesty, it was sometimes a lonely place to be. Although I put a brave face on it, this insecurity

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negatively impacted many things I did. My parents gradually recognised this and helped me to find things I could enjoy. My mother introduced me to theatre and literature and my father sparked my interest in business and took me to meetings with him as much as he could. This did wonders for me. Probably because of the political environment in South Africa at the time I also developed a fascination with politics, which I cultivated with reading and lively debate at home and school. And I became politically active too. As these interests grew I began feeling better about myself. At school there were certain key teachers who helped me find my way. John Baxter was the game changer. Against his better judgement, he encouraged me to take a role in Richard III that was clearly above my acting ability. But he helped me to succeed in the role and that built my confidence enormously. There were other teachers, including Keith, who extended an encouraging hand and I gradually realised that I was having my essence recognised and I was forming relationships based upon this. Being made a prefect was a big boost and as my life and then my career in business unfolded, it was the confidence that began building in standard 9 and 10 that enabled me to lead the businesses and philanthropic organisations that I do today. If these stories resonate, I hope you take encouragement from them. It is important to remember that how we start is not how we end. Large, small and sometimes obscure things can undermine our confidence, so as individuals we need to be very conscious of our insecurities and try to overcome them by finding something, anything, that makes us feel better about ourselves. Left unresolved, they hold us back. If you are fortunate, your family can help but as

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these stories show – what happens at school really matters. And any school or teacher worth their salt should recognise that they have a crucial role to play. Now let me share with you some thoughts about the future and some ideas on how to navigate it. Despite their complexity, we live in thrilling times. The opportunities have never been greater given the global reach of the breathtaking technologies that have been unleashed by the digital revolution. How cool is it to be young at a time when start-up businesses can rapidly make obsolete, giant, long established ones? Right now, as we know, there is a young man from Pretoria – Elon Musk – taking on the great car companies of the world. If you ever get a chance to go in a Tesla you will see why the established car companies should be worried – it’s awesome! As you consider your futures in this rapidly changing world keep in mind some things that will never change, whatever you do. They are: the need for fulfilment, the role of conscience and the need for both courage and action. I believe that being fulfilled is an important source of happiness and is the ultimate measure by which we should judge our career choices and indeed our lives. Fulfilment comes from a sense that we are involved in things larger than ourselves. Personal achievement becomes fulfilment when we touch the lives of others. Remember the famous biblical quote: ‘if I am not for myself, who will be for me; but if I am only for myself, who am I?’ Because I am in business, let me use it as an example to describe more fully what I mean by fulfilment. Making money, which is so often assumed to be the main motivation behind business, will not provide fulfilment for it speaks only about what we have, not what we are. To


find fulfilment in business or anything else, we need to think more broadly and search our souls with questions like: What will I enjoy? Does the fate of others interest me? Do I want to make a difference? If you can find positive answers to these questions and others like it, the chances of a successful outcome to your careers and lives will be massively increased. And in the words of Warren Buffett, you will be able to “tap dance to work.” Of course, each career path provides the opportunity for fulfilment in different ways. For someone like me who chose business, fulfilment has come from creating jobs, training people, providing opportunities for creative expression through individual effort and teamwork, earning a fair profit, and paying taxes on that profit. In South Africa, which is plagued by high unemployment, this is particularly gratifying. Of course, good business produces profit, and so it should. But it is what we do with that profit that counts. And that depends entirely on us, for it has no conscience of its own. I believe it was Anton Rupert who once said “money is what money does – like a rope it can be used to save or hang someone.” This brings us to conscience, the development of which is a key factor. For with it our choices have meaning and without it our work, which consumes so much of the limited time we have on this planet, will only be about what we earn (important of course) but nothing more. Perhaps the best example of what I am saying is something called ‘The Giving Pledge’, established by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, which asks people to give away most of their wealth to charity. The Gates Foundation has already saved 6 million lives through its malaria

and other health initiatives – imagine how fulfilling that is. Of course we can’t all be like them, but I hope my message is clear and I promise you that touching the lives of others however you do it, is the greatest high you will ever have. I want to say something about action – engagement with life, but to do so we need to return briefly to the concept of confidence. As confidence builds it becomes courage. Courage is not the absence of fear but a willingness to act despite fear. We need courage so that we can contemplate failure – for whatever we choose to do with our lives, great or small, the prospect of failure exists. Don’t let the fear of failure paralyze you and don’t use it as a reason to sit on the side lines. Just try, take risks and get involved. It’s what ‘Supera Moras’ really means. There is nothing ordinary about this school. It is special and you have earned your place here. That makes you special too. And this country needs young people like you to make a difference. Like it or not, this is the responsibility that history has placed upon your shoulders. The very future of this country depends upon you and your generation meeting this challenge. Nelson Mandela’s legacy demands nothing less. With this in mind, I offer one final quote. It hangs in the board room in my office, all my colleagues are familiar with it and it was spoken by America’s 26th President – Theodore Roosevelt. I hope it inspires you to action, the way it does me. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do

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the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Finally, I pray that Wynberg goes from strength to strength as it has done for 174 years. I thank you for this great honour and wish you all God’s speed for the future.

What transformation at Wynberg means to me by Aidan Seboa Essentially transform means to change something beyond its previous design. Now after 1994, transformation has become a buzzword in South Africa. Today it is Aidan Seboa used to refer to racial transformation across the South African social spectrum. The legacy of apartheid has left South Africans with very dire consequences, with many believing that transformation in the racial dimension would solve such problems. These problems, however, all relate to one aspect of South African society – the lack of proper education. Therefore, South Africa needs to undergo an educational transformation before it can strive to solve any of these consequences. As a born-free student I can say I am not as observant to changes in society as my elders, but one thing I can assure you is that Wynberg is truly a miraculous school, which seemingly changed, much like society, whilst keeping its traditions of the past.

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In a modern day Wynberg, diversity is the heart and soul of the school. You see, Wynberg and its students seemingly do not adhere to the discriminations and hostilities of the past. Students have accepted the culture of the new generations, they accept each other for who they are, rather than what they are. These generations of Wynberg men are, in my opinion, more bonded as students, than students from other schools, as their sense of understanding diversity strengthens their sense of fraternity. Now what has actually changed at Wynberg over the years you ask? Some boys would say the introduction of tablets. Others would say teachers. Some would say tuckshop inflation and others would say a certain Communications Prefect’s haircut. But in all, the one thing that truly has changed is the availability of opportunities. No matter what any Wynberg boy says, Wynberg does have a variety of opportunities for Wynberg boys to partake in. These opportunities help them express themselves and give them the chance to have an enjoyable schooling career. Some people, however, see Wynberg in a more negative light. They believe that the traditions of Wynberg hinders it from fully transforming into a modern school. To some, such traditions are obscurities of the past which hold no significance in the modern world. I, however, strongly believe that without such traditions, the legacy of Wynberg would not survive the test of time. Now I’m not talking about the small irritations we, as Wynberg boys, feel at school, such as limited cell phone usage, the occasional beard shave and the terror we feel, a day before school, when we realise the barber gave us a 1 on the sides. But rather, I am speaking about the celebration of our heritage, the support we give


our first teams on game-day and the fact that we wear a school uniform as a sense of brotherhood. These traditions of Wynberg rather strengthen our diversity. The same sense of unity that existed amongst past Wynberg boys in Delville Wood and on the desert plains of El Alamein, exists amongst the Wynberg boys of today, as we support our fellow brothers conquer the opposition on the sports field, listen to our musicians win Eisteddfods and as we try to help each other survive another PE lesson with Mr McLean. Wynberg also has an amazing way of transforming Wynberg boys as well. We enter the school anxious and confused, then we progress into manhood at Wynberg, in a sense a personal transformation. This long, guided journey into manhood ends with the development of more proactive and responsible Wynberg boys, seemingly beating back the legacy of apartheid and producing outstanding citizens of the new and free South Africa. Wynberg has seen some transformation, as the Latin word suggests, it has transcended the confines of its previous model and has become a

school of the new South Africa. Wynberg’s traditions along with its transformations has caused it to exist between both the values of the past and the optimism of the future. And so Wynberg, as a school, moves forward, reaching out towards the aspirations of the future, whilst looking back and remembering its long history and great traditions, dwelling in the present … and taking every step to that future day-by-day.

Comment by Professor Keith Gottschalk (Class of 1963) – University of the Western Cape As a political scientist / historian, I thought it imaginative rainbowism for WBHS to choose a white learner to read the Xhosa prayer, preceded by a Xhosa learner to read the Afrikaans prayer, followed by a Muslim learner reading his prayer to the overwhelmingly Christian audience – & the main speaker a Jewish boy! All very under stated. But this is deft, preemptive sidestepping of any stereotyping, & projecting the South Africa we all aspire to.

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The Century Crossing & Swim-a-Thon This year’s annual fundraiser took the form of a Swim-a-Thon held on 17 March. An aquatic theme was chosen to mark the launch of the phased re-development of our swimming and water polo facilities and to also show support for legendary open water swimmer and Wynberg Old Boy Theodore Yach, who chose Wynberg Boys as one of the six beneficiaries of funds raised by his 100th Robben Island swim. The aim of the Swim-a-Thon was for the boys to swim the equivalent distance that Theodore would be swimming during his Century Crossing. This translated to roughly 300 laps of the school’s pool. Five teams of boys plus a staff team accepted the challenge and each team swam the 7.5 kms in a relay format. The event – which took two hours to complete – was great fun. The Matric team literally jumped through hoops to

get the job done, whilst Mrs Colman took to the water on a lilo, pulled by willing boys. The inevitable happened towards the end of her lap, as the lilo began tipping and she ended up in the pool, clothes and all! A total of R82,000 was raised from the Swim-a-Thon.

The Century Crossing On 22 March, Theodore Yach successfully completed his 100th crossing from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in a time of 3.17 hours. He was accompanied in the water over the gruelling 10,4  km route by six other swimmers plus Wynberg teacher, Peter Catzavelos, as skipper of the support boat. Theodore’s 100 crossings mark the first time in the history of the sport that anyone has completed 100 open water swims from point A to point B.

Theodore Yach is congratulated by fellow Old Boys Chris Merrington, Ian Melliar, Bruce Salt, Matthew Gie (Grade 9), Steven Kah, Theodore Yach and Brad Bing and Isma-eel Dollie (representing Wynberg Boys’ Junior)

Mr Groenewald takes the plunge via a hoop at the Swim-a-Thon

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Mrs Colman facing the inevitable


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Wynberg Boys' High School Magazine 2016  

The annual WBHS Magazine, this 2016 edition in celebration of the Wynberg Boys' Schools 175th Celebrations #SuperaMoras

Wynberg Boys' High School Magazine 2016  

The annual WBHS Magazine, this 2016 edition in celebration of the Wynberg Boys' Schools 175th Celebrations #SuperaMoras

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