You’re officially part of us: welcome to our Grade Eights

On 23 January our Grade Eights were formally welcomed to the school as Wynberg girls.  The ceremony is a rite of passage affirming their role in the school, their houses and their tutor group. Parents are invited to witness this significant moment. In welcoming, them, Chloë Johnson, Chair of the RCL, reminded them that being […]

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Pokemon challenge with Wellesley

Catch “Pokemon” Each house required two participants to enter the challenge. The pair from each house started in the hall where they were reminded of the instructions before the game could start. The pair from each house needed to find their own specific Pokemon (they were labeled with the name of their house) if a pair […]

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And the winner of the House Trophy in Term 2 is…

There is always a great deal of excitement at the end of a term when the holidays beckon, and the term’s work for the houses is assessed. Always in descending order, the positions of the houses is announced, and there is a close examination of the positions of the flags mounted on either side of […]

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Moves from the physical to the intellectual – Kirsten’s spelling challenge

The Kirsten house challenge took place on Friday during break and took the form of a spelling competition. There were 8 candidates (one from each house). The challenge was carefully graded to increase the levels of difficulty as competitors challenged each other. It seemed particularly fitting to us that our Academic Head, Mr Burrell should be invited […]

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What floats your boat? A Constantia Challenge

The “Build a boat that floats” challenge took place on Tuesday the 15 March during long break on the Sacred Grass in the Wellington Quad. Each house was given a plastic sleeve with set materials to build a boat. The objective was to make sure that they could build a boat in the designated time and […]

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Don’t Worry Be Yoncé – Silverlea House Challenge

The houses began working on musical performances of any form (e.g. poetry, singing, dancing, acting etc.) to represent what the musical icon and singer Beyoncé embodies and what she stand for: confidence and empowerment of women. A jam packed hall filled with a buzzing adrenaline-pumping atmosphere greeted the performers as each of our eight houses took to the […]

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Grade 8 Pledge Ceremony – January 2016

On 26 January our Grade Eights were formally welcomed to the school as Wynberg girls.  The ceremony is a rite of passage affirming their role in the school, their houses and their tutor group. Parents are invited to witness this significant moment. In welcoming, them Zolisa Kapa, Chair of the RCL, reminded them that of […]

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Interhouse Sport

The term ended on a high of interhouse hockey and netball games… Unsually, instead of lessons continuing on the last day of school, a series of interhouse hockey and netball games were scheduled. Staff and students streamed out to the astroturf as they supported their teams. Although it was misty and cold, this did little […]

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Announcement of 2016 Wynberg Girls’ High School Leaders

For weeks, the Grade Elevens have been on tenterhooks as they waited for the announcement of Leaders in 2016 having survived the decisions of whether or not to put themselves forward for any position, and then which position and then the job applications, interviews and speeches… but when they received letters on the 26 August […]

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The Inter House Singing Competition

The Annual Interhouse Singing Competition took place on Thursday 25 June. What an incredible experience it was. Although there had been much stress as the houses prepared for the competition, from the perspective of the staff, it was wonderful. Prior to the event, when wandering around the school at breaks, the  staff on duty found […]

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