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OUR SCHOOL
A Beacon of Comprehensive Education and Character Development
Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders
 

At Wynberg Boys’ High School we understand that the experience boys receive at school will determine the men they can become. We believe that a thorough and well-rounded education is paramount in providing all students with the foundations they will build upon for the remainder of their lives. This is why we place importance on all four pillars of Wynberg excellence, academic, sport, service, and culture. Life at Wynberg Boys’ High School is rich, varied, exciting, and enormously rewarding. 

ABOUT US
a strong foundation
 

At Wynberg Boys’ High School we understand that the experience boys receive at school will determine the men they are capable of becoming. We believe that a thorough and well-rounded education is paramount in providing all students with the foundations they will build upon for the remainder of their lives.

This is why we place importance on all four pillars of Wynberg excellence, academic, sport, service and culture. Life at Wynberg Boys’ High School is rich, varied, exciting, and enormously rewarding.

history and philosophy
a rich heritage
 

On the 1st July 1841, John McNaughton opened the doors of his new school, the ‘Established School at Wynberg’ in Glebe Cottage. Newly arrived from Scotland, he found himself teaching in a single room with 65 pupils.

In terms of the Government policy of the day, it was specifically laid down that there was to be no prejudice in terms of colour, creed or gender. It was also reported that the young Headmaster soon made a name for himself insisting on good grooming.

Academics
a pillar of education

Our rigorous academic programmes ensure that all students are equipped with the tools and knowledge they need to become effective and influential members of our society. Our holistic approach recognises the roles of all stakeholders in the academic journey; students, parents and staff to ensure that Wynberg students are fully supported to achieve academic excellence.

the four pillars

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A Pillar of culture

Wynberg Boys High School offers a diverse range of cultural activities that enrich students’ educational experience and foster creativity, collaboration, and self-expression. These activities provide students with opportunities to explore their interests, develop new skills, and form meaningful connections with peers.

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A Pillar of Athleticism

Sport has always played a significant role in the life of the Wynberg Boy. We offer and encourage competitive sport at Wynberg, understanding the importance of Sport in development, from camaraderie to team sports to individual development and excellence, the lessons learnt from sport and competition are foundational for life. Our world class facilities and coaching ensure that all boys are given every opportunity to excel.

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A Pillar of Humanity

Wynberg Boys’ High School prioritises service, both in the school and to the wider community, understanding the importance of enshrining in all students the need to give back. Boys are encouraged at all times to consider how they can contribute, both in the context of day-to-day school life and in the world. We actively facilitate the development of all students in this way and offer several qualifications and opportunities to allow them to further themselves in this manner.

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Fostering Comprehensive Development
facilities
 

Our 35 hectare campus is set on Wynberg Hill below the eastern buttress of Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town. Our academic facilities boast modern, state-of-the-art classrooms with fully equipped science laboratories, two state-of-the-art computer centres, a library and media centre, an Engineering & Design Faculty, and various technology rooms. Wynberg’s proud sporting achievements are enabled by our world-class sporting facilities including a fully equipped gymnasium, a heated swimming pool, two hockey astros, four squash courts – two glass-backed, four tennis courts, four basketball courts, a mountain bike track, an outdoor gym, and various sports pavilions.

The campus further includes a coffee shop, a boarding house for 110 students, a 1000-seater Hall, a 160-seater auditorium and music centre, outdoor amphitheatre, museum, staff accommodation, numerous well-cared-for fields, and a cafeteria – all embraced securely in the heart of the historic Wynberg greenbelt in close proximity to Wynberg Boys’ Junior and the Wynberg Girls’ High & Junior Schools.

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