By: Wynberg Boys' High School  11-11-2011

• House-building. This is an annual project undertaken exclusively by Grade 8 learners and involves fund-raising in the first instance (by way of an Entrepreneur’s Day), to finance and then build a house for a family in a disadvantaged community. We have done this for nine consecutive years, firstly with Habitat for Humanity and this year with the Niall Mellon Township Trust.
• Sandwiches and soup are made regularly for the local Night Shelter.
• Boys also host a stall at the “One to One Fair” for the physically challenged at the Good Hope Centre every year.
• The Chaeli Foundation is one of our “adopted” charities.
• Boys marshal at the Two Oceans Marathon every year.
• The boys undertake quarterly Service Drives to collect Easter eggs, food, clothing, blankets, books and children’s toys for distribution to orphanages, old age homes, refugees and the homeless.
• They also work at “Tears” in Kommetjie and “Darg” in Hout Bay, caring for abused animals.
• From time to time groups of boys tackle projects such painting and refurbishing classrooms or crèches, holding a sports day for disadvantaged children, or hosting a concert for the elderly.
• Interact links with the Wynberg Rotaract and Rotary clubs, and is a thriving Society. Boys get involved in numerous activities, mainly at week-ends and during the holidays. Every year a large number of boys volunteer their services at the Uncle Paul’s Christmas parties at Groot Constantia, which are very popular with Capetonians. Rotaract are the organisers and all profits are for charity.

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Every year, the third year and Honours student teams in the Department of Information Systems at UCT, develop unique software solutions for real-life businesses. The main aim of these projects is to expose students to the rigours of developing information systems and managing projects. This tea is traditionally a gift to the Matrics from the Grade 11 mothers and we would like to continue this tradition.



PREFECTS’ INDUCTION Kevin Musikanth, Old Boy, returned to his old school to be keynote speaker at the annual Prefects’ Induction. In a thought-provoking speech he urged the incoming prefects to take every opportunity to learn the lessons of leadership. It is essential that every boy has filled in his projected study times on this.


Weekly Planners

18:00 – Parents’ Budget meeting in Fish Bowl Wed 2 November. Provincial & National moderation of Physical Science. 07:00 – New Teachers Training (Final Exams Ed. Golf Regional Finals at King David Golf Club. Announcement of 2012 School Prefects. WEEKLY PLANNER Mon 31 October. Gr 12 marks to Ed.



The morning of the 170th Founders’ Day Ceremony dawned cloudy and overcast which dismayed all the boys who knew that the occasion was being used for an historic photograph of the entire school with Table Mountain in the background. The rain held off long enough to allow the moment to be captured and the school.


Prefects 2012

Nick Martin – Head PrefectRiaan O’Neil – Deputy Head PrefectJP Jacobs – De Villiers HouseMatthew Craythorne – De Waal HouseJustin Scott – Littlewood HouseLuke Romyn – Lorie HouseMatthew McWilliams – McNaughton HouseCuan Stephenson – Rhodes HouseMathieu Windsor – Van Riebeeck HouseStephen Howard Tripp – Wellington House.


Richard Levi – Proteas Cricketer

After an illustrious school career, where he has a number of ‘century trees’ planted around the Jacques Kallis Oval, this talented 23 year old cricketer has gone on to score piles of runs for the Cape Cobras. Richard Levi was announced in the South African T20 Squad to take on the Australians at Newlands on October 13th. Wynberg will be out in force at Newlands to support one of their favourite sons.