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Student Life

We create a genuine sense of community by fostering relationships across the grades within the House and Tutor Group systems, and the extra curricular programmes.

Relationships are also fostered within the Grades through the Academic Curriculum. At Wynberg we encourage involvement, pride and school spirit. We offer personalised attention. We listen. We debate. We push you to expand your horizons. We believe in gaining a broad foundation of knowledge about the wider world.


While the school is organised into House Tutor Groups to foster relationships across the school, and to enable staff to identify and understand problems and achievements quickly, most of the academic time is spent with the grade. A number of grade-specific issues arise, and there is a particular focus in each grade:

Grade 8                                              Belonging – getting to know your school and your peers
Grade 9                                              Establishing and recognising boundaries
Grade 10                                           Looking at Leadership
Grade 11                                              Leading the School
Grade 12                                            Preparing for Tertiary Education and the working world


Fun, Friendships and Keen Competition in Our Houses

Through our house and tutor group systems the spirit of our school can be found: the development of keen and imaginative competition in the form of house challenges; the developing of rich and enduring relationships over a number of years in their tutor groups and the building of a strong sense of identity and pride in their house – all in the interests of fun – are part of that spirit.

Our school is divided into 8 vibrant houses, each under a senior teacher (the House Coordinator) who is responsible for and takes a keen interest in approximately 120 learners. In addition to the class tutor, each tutor group is led by a Matric Leader whose personality and skills are particularly suited to the support and inspiration needed to create a sense of belonging, to instil pride and encourage school spirit.

Azima House

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Amaqua House

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iKhala House

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Ferraria House

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Mowana House

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Jackalberry House

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Marula House

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Aristea House

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Extraordinary leadership
opportunities for exceptional
young women

We immerse our learners in experiences that prepare them for leadership in a challenging and changing world. There is in each grade a programme uniquely designed to prepare our young women for inspirational and courageous leadership. In the senior years of their schooling, it’s the real McCoy. A dynamic and rigorous learner leadership programme takes place.

Answerable to each other and to their school, they develop a six-week project tailored to their particular interests, concerns and talents. It is running with these project-based experiences in leadership that there is exponential growth. By the time our Grade 12 our student leaders are appointed, they have shown that they have the talents and the vision to assume responsibility of a portfolio.

Hostel Waterloo House

The experiences in hostel are skills learnt for life. Learners will develop a significant number of invaluable personal, social and leadership skills.

Supervised study on a daily basis.

All meals are provided including school lunch.

There are organised, supervised outings for the termly boarders.

The weekly boarders have the option to be collected after school on a Friday and to be dropped off on Sunday evening by 8pm or by 7.30am on a Monday morning.

The girls who board become independent, mature young women.
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