Sobering reflection on horrors of the past at Holocaust Museum.

Immersion in the horrors of the Holocaust and the courage of survivors at the Holocaust Museum provokes sobering thoughts in our Grade 11 Learners. The grade 11 history outing to the Holocaust Museum on Wednesday 18 October 2017 was an unforgettable experience. Our tour guides introduced us to the museum by showing us a short film on […]

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Spotted! Why our history students are the luckiest in the world!

Ms Hudson and Ms Wills are seen at the Tshisimani Colloquium for History teachers which took place on Friday 29 September. Dr Katy Turton and Erin Hudson from @wynghs tell us their thoughts on our colloquium for history teachers that took place this past Friday. pic.twitter.com/wn3arAT2Ck — Tshisimani (@Tshisimani) October 3, 2017

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Mirroring History with our Grade Eights

This term, the Grade 8 students had to research and build a model of any topic that they study in History this year. This could be anything from the Mineral Revolution in South Africa to World War 1. We had fantastic models this year, which the girls clearly put a lot of effort into. Attached […]

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✊? ♀️Thinking about National Women’s Day

This day, 61 years ago 20,000 women staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act. For us it is a day that represents courage, strength, solidarity and the voice of South African women that refused to be silent. Today we are reminded of […]

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Relearning our History – a fascinating and inspiring workshop!

SOUTHERN AFRICAN HISTORY FROM 1750 – 2017 Mancala Day was a vibrant and exciting way to tackle and introduce the topic of Southern Africa history. The original and engaging introduction not only caught our attention, but held it for longer than any other history lesson ever could. Our minds never drifted and we were constantly […]

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A frank report by Emma Press on the Grade 8 Social Sciences trip to Simonstown

On the 18th and 19th of April the Grade 8’s went on their Social Sciences outing to Simons Town. You could feel the excitement building as we prepared to leave the school grounds. It was bound to be an interesting day. Upon departure, we were split into two groups, dividing the grades. We took 3 […]

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Much food for thought at the District Six Museum…

The grade 9 Social Sciences outing took place on 28 March and was an extremely thought-provoking and profoundly moving day. It started off at the District Six Museum where we went to listen to stories from people who were forcibly removed from District Six. The experience moves beyond any static display and is aimed at […]

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A Wynberg wish for Women’s Day

Wishing all Wynberg Women, and those associated with the school, the courage, strength and pursuit of social justice associated with Women’s Day.

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On August 9th, 2016, posted in: Achievement, Culture, Featured, FemSoc, History by

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Listen to our weekly podcast – in response to Dr Ramphele

Listen to our latest podcast: in discussion with Rebekah Nathan in this week’s podcast are Zolisa Kapa, Alice Basset and Skye Simpson. They were discussing some of the responses to conversations enjoyed with Dr Mamphela Ramphele’s at Wynberg Girls’ High on Tuesday 26 July.  

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Inspired to action by Dr Mamphela Ramphele

Today Wynberg Girls’ High School was fortunate to have as a guest speaker Dr Mamphela Ramphele.  She spoke to a number of groups at the school, as well as the whole school in an assembly. Addressing the whole school, she spoke about civic duty and pride as an African/South African, encouraging the “leaders of today […]

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