Wynberg Boys' High School

Wynberg Boys' High School

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Wynberg Boys' High School is a public school for boys in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

It was founded in 1841 and is the second oldest school in South Africa. It had humble beginnings in Glebe Cottage under first Headmaster John McNaughton and changed site three times before moving onto its present site on Wynberg Hill in 1980. Today over 800 boys are taught by approximately 50 teachers.

School activities at Wynberg are founded on four pillars namely: Academics, Sport, Service and Culture. The school has excelled in all four of these areas and has subsequently produced well-rounded pupils capable of entering a wide variety of careers.

History

In 1841 John McNaughton re-opened the doors of the future Wynberg Boys' High School in Glebe Cottage to sixteen pupils. Initially co-educational, this school made no distinction in respect of colour or creed.

John McNaughton was eventually granted an assistant to help him run his school, while the current headmaster, Keith Richardson, has nearly 50 full time and part time teachers to help him in the task of educating hundreds of young men.

Proud of its traditions and confident in its role of producing worthy future South African citizens, the school reacting to a burgeoning demand, has moved three times over the years until it eventually found a splendid home in 1980 on the top of the Wynberg Hill - a mere kilometre away from its original home, Glebe Cottage. Plato's...
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