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The Four Pillars

Our Four Pillars
A Beacon of Comprehensive Education and Character Development
the wynberg way

Established in 1841, Wynberg Boys’ High School stands as a beacon of tradition and innovation in South African education. As a modern, forward-thinking institution, we are passionate about embracing new opportunities within teaching and learning, while also preserving the essence of our rich heritage. Located in the suburb of Wynberg, Cape Town, we are a public English medium all-boys school, renowned as one of the best academic schools in the region.

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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.

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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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mission statement

Wynberg Boys’ High School is committed to providing opportunities for its students to pursue excellence in all aspects of education, encompassing academic, cultural, and pastoral areas. The school’s mission is to facilitate a nurturing environment that allows students to thrive in their individual pursuits, fostering their potential and equipping them with the skills and values needed to contribute positively to society. The school’s vision ensures that it continues to lead the way in academic, pastoral, and cultural spheres, shaping future leaders through a transformative experience known as “Becoming a Wynberg Man”.

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