Not so elementary as we steel ourselves in the finals in Minquiz 2017!

On Thursday, the 18 May three of our Wynberg matrics went over to our brother school to compete in the annual Minquiz. This mathematics and science Olympiad, sponsored by Mintek, is a nation-wide competition in which 3 matrics from various high schools all over the country compete. The first round of the Olympiad, the provincial […]

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A high five to our 2016 Grade Nines and their teachers

A high five to our 2016 Grade Nines and their teachers. On Saturday 18 February, Deputy Principal, Ms Melissa McCarthy and Ms Jackie Kunze received an award for “Overall excellence in Academic Performance” in the Grade 9 Maths and Language systemic tests on behalf of the school. Wynberg was ranked 3rd in the district – […]

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Wynberg Mathematicians do not disappoint …

On Monday 19 September, there were a number of maths awards presented to various girls from grades 8, 9, 10 and 11. The awards ranged from the UCT Mathematics Olympiad to the Western Province Mathematics Team announcements. Many girls were awarded merit certificates for achieving in the UCT Mathematics Olympiad, an annual mathematics competition for […]

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Code-breakers and doughnuts go very well together!

On the 2 August several teams of girls took to Wynberg Boys’ High School to take part in their annual Math competition. With over 50 teams of students from all over Cape Town, the night was filled with exciting energy and friendly competition. Not only were our WGHS girls competing against the other schools, but […]

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Giddy amazement at the joy of problem-solving … in Maths?

The 10th of June was a chilly, overcast day and after writing my mathematics exam I was feeling particularly weary – in no mood for an escape-room game, I thought. However, these feelings quickly evaporated upon the jolt of what can only be described as the most swift, absorbing and nerve-racking 60 minutes of my life. […]

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UCT Maths Competition 2016

On Thursday evening, thousands of high school students, including several Wynberg girls, gathered at the University of Cape Town campus to compete in the annual Maths Competition. Many of our girls take part, without fail, every single year, owing to its promising to be a fun experience. This year certainly did not disappoint. It is […]

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2015 Grades 8-11 Prize Giving – Academic Awards

Congratulations to the following achievers who were awarded the Special Academic Prizes at the 2015 Grade 8-11 Prize Giving

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Memories of Minquiz 2015

While there are countless Maths Olympiads and competitions in which to participate, it is far less common to write such a paper for Physics. Thus, when Nicole Wentzel, Layla Omar and Ashleigh Thompson were given the opportunity to participate in Minquiz, a quiz featuring physics questions for grade 12 learners, it was met with much […]

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Reflections on the UCT Maths Competition 2015

The time of the year when rejoicing for Maths Enthusiasts has come around once again. On the 16 April, 8500 students filled up UCT for the UCT Maths Competition, and a huge group of 75 learners, consisting of Grade 8s to 12s from Wynberg Girls’ High School, eagerly anticipated the evening’s events. This year was different […]

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NASA visits Wynberg Girls’ High

Wynberg Girls’ High School was privileged to have a presentation by 2 representatives from NASA. While one would be forgiven for feeling rather intimidated with the presence of these great minds in the school hall, the conversation was aimed at the girls, who were also invited to ask questions on pretty much anything relating to NASA […]

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