Service

  • Introduction
  • Introduction

    An awareness of the importance of community involvement and service is encouraged at Wynberg. Groups of students in the schools are given opportunities to exercise their entrepreneurial skills in exploring creative uses of recyclable materials, and they are encouraged to nurture their environment. We run an active, on-going recycling programmes and local charitable organisations benefit through the fundraising generated by the students.

    The value of service is emphasised by the formation of care groups, who visit old-age homes, have assisted in the building of houses for the under privileged, the painting of an orphanage and donating blood.

    We also foster awareness among our students of the privileges that they experience at the Wynberg schools. In this light, groups of students are involved in programmes with less well-resourced schools. At the request of these schools our students have become involved in educational tutoring programmes, in generating educational materials and in providing daily sandwiches and goods for the soup kitchens run at less-privileged schools. These schemes have been identified and requested by the schools themselves.

    An integral part of the extra curricular programme includes a number of service orientated societies: these include Interact, the Technical Team, the Environmental Society, a team of qualified First Aid students, the Web Committee, Internet Monitors and Network Operating Team.

    While it is our intention to teach our students the importance of making a valuable contribution to society, we believe that the benefits of programmes of outreach are immeasurable not only in teaching us important values, but also in enabling us to develop communication and organisational skills.

  • News from the Service Pillar
  • Colours Policy

  • Colours and Half-colours are assessed and awarded annually.

    Candidates are to be rated on involvement and impact, school contribution and number of years in the service assessed out of 10, 5 and 5 respectively.

    19 or higher:           Protea Award         – Braiding of blazer. Gold pocket badge replacement

    16, 17, 18                  Full Colours              – Braiding of blazer

    14, 15                        Half Colours             – Braiding on sleeve of blazer

    A) INVOLVEMENT AND IMPACT SCALE

    3 Is involved in a service club within school hours
    4 Is involved in more than one service activity within school hours
    5 Is involved in more than one service activity within and after school hours
    6 Is a leader in a service club or society who meets the expectations of the role. Most hours are completed at school.
    7 Is a leader in a service club or society who has exceeded the expectations of the role and initiated new projects.

    OR

    Is a leader in service club who has met the expectations of the role.

    AND

    Has dedicated many hours both in and outside of school hours in service to the school. Always puts service above self.

    8 Is a leader in a service club who has exceeded the expectations of the role

    AND

    has actively increased participation in the relevant activity

    OR

    Has built on and improved the legacy of the activity

    OR

    Has initiated and/or been the driving force behind improvements in the way the relevant activity is run

    9 A service leader who has far exceeded the expectations of the role and demonstrated great initiative

    AND

    Has successfully implemented and been the driving force behind a high impact new project or initiative.

    OR

    Has achieved external recognition in the form of recognised award.

    10 A service leader who has far exceeded the expectations of the role and demonstrated great initiative

    AND

    Has successfully implemented and been the driving force behind a new project or idea that will leave a legacy

    OR

    Has achieved recognition by an external body at a national level or higher

     

    B) SCHOOL CONTRIBUTION SCALE

    3 100% attendance of meetings and projects (allowing for legitimate   excuses)

    Pupil’s contribution limited to participation and commitment to meetings and projects.

    Good behaviour, positive role within the society

    Helpful, friendly and an asset to the society

    4 100% attendance of meetings and projects (allowing for legitimate excuses)

    All qualities described above

    Pupil’s contribution as defined above generally exceeds expectations of teacher in charge

    5 100% attendance of arranged team practices legitimate illness excuses)

    Integrity and service beyond question

    Places needs of society above personal needs

    Meets all commitments- this includes attending meetings, ticking off lists, being punctual etc

    Shows exceptional initiative (organizes team-builders/fundraisers/sponsorship etc)

    Encourages and takes an interest in junior members, always setting a perfect example in her attitude and behaviour

    Assists pupils and staff beyond the call of duty- this might include administrative duties, extra hours and taking the initiative to offer her services

    Exhibits positive leadership and respectful behaviour to all

    A positive, constructive influence in the society fostering participation and pride in the activity and school.

     

    C) NUMBER OF YEARS IN THE SERVICE

    1 1 years involvement in service at Wynberg Girls’ High School.
    2 2 years involvement in service at Wynberg Girls’ High School.
    3 3 years involvement in service at Wynberg Girls’ High School.
    4 4 years involvement in service at Wynberg Girls’ High School.
    5 5 years involvement in service at Wynberg Girls’ High School.