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Review of “The Tempest” by Keith Millar

For their first production of the year Westville Boys High School’s Drama Department has crafted a rumbustious, very credible and enjoyable version of William Shakespeare’s great tale of revenge and reconciliation, The Tempest. The director of the production, Luke Holder, who is charge of Cultural Affairs at the School and who is responsible for the school’s […]

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Records tumble as WBHS wins the Inter Provincial Gala for the 11th consecutive year

Westville continued their winning streak in the pool this weekend, being crowned champions in the Inter-Provincial gala held at the School on Friday night, taking St Benedicts down 12-9 in the Water Polo pool on Saturday, and then having 3 Westville Boys in the Midmar Mile Men’s race top 20, Dante Nortje placed 14th, Connor […]

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WBHS presents “The Tempest”

Brimming with magic and romance, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest plays in the Roy Couzens Theatre at Westville Boys’ High School February 12 through February 16, 2018. One of Shakespeare’s last and greatest works, The Tempest is part fairy tale, part romance and nothing but pure magic. From the crash of the opening storm, to the […]

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Westville celebrate a great weekend in the pool

  Westville Boys’ High School had a successful weekend in aquatics, winning the Alan Burt Gala for the 11th consecutive year, beating Kearsney’s 1st Water Polo team 9-1 and topping it with pupil Teague Loelly being called up to the SA U17 Schools’ Water Polo team. The 52nd running of the Alan Burt gala was […]

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WBHS U16A Basketball dominate at Michaelhouse Tournament

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Upcoming Events

“The Tempest” at WBHS

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Information Evenings for 2019

  The Information Evenings for Grade 8 2019 will be taking place on Monday 19 February and Tuesday 20 February at 17h30 in the MPC.

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Westville Old Boys’ Association Golf Day

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Westville Old Boys’ Reunion 2018 – Save the date

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Archived News

Emirates Dubai International Rugby 7’s Tournament 2017

The Westville Boys’ High School’s rugby 7’s team travelling to Dubai as the Westville Gryphons started their campaign on day one against the Barbarian team from Mauritius. In the first match, the boys where really fired up and scored 6 tries in the first game and conceding one try in the second half. Tries in […]

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Matric Speech Night 2017

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Toastmasters Leadership Programme at WBHS

“The world needs leaders.  Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single […]

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WBHS’s team wins the inaugural CFO competition

Recently, two teams from Westville Boys’ High School entered the inaugural Charter Quest Junior CFO Case Study competition held in Sandton, Johannesburg. After initially developing a set of answers around a case study presented to the teams in March, and advancing through a step-wise process of elimination throughout the year, Team DAKY (Deelan Vanmari, Arman […]

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WBHS 1st Football Team win the prestigious Grey College Tournament

Congratulations the WBHS 1st Football Team who won the Nedbank Grey College Football Tournament for 2017! This tournament is the top school boy tournament in South Africa with 20 of the top Football schools taking part.    WBHS is extremely proud of Nicholas Booysen who was named as the Defender of the Tournament; Ismail Zuma, the […]

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Great end to third term sports fixtures!

Westville wrapped up their third term sport on a high this weekend, with no losses in any teams in Water Polo, Football, Golf and Softball. The 1st Softball Team, in particular, celebrated their third season in a row undefeated. The 1st Football team lost only one game this term, ending their season with an emphatic […]

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Westville 1st Team Football in tense game against Kearsney

Westville dominated the opening exchanges in their game against Highway competitors, Kearsney College.  Against the run of play in the 14th minute Kearsney opened the scoring with a well executed counter attack and Westville’s attacking corner was well cleared by the Kearsney defence, falling to the Kearsney midfielder, who ran with the ball before pushing […]

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Football vs St Charles

Westville hosted St Charles on Saturday and the visiting team dominated the opening exchanges with quick intricate play.  Westville stepped up to the challenge and by the 16th minute, the home team’s left wing, Dave Bartholomew, opened the scoring with an absolute screamer with a flick over the St Charles defender’s head and then hammering […]

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Encouraging start to Rugby 7’s Season

The Westville U17 Sevens team got off to a good start at the Crawford La Lucia event this weekend, ending the 2-day event undefeated. However, due to the vagaries of the structure of the tournament and a 14-14 draw against Kearsney in the first pool game, the Westville boys ended up in the Plate event, […]

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Westville wins KZN Inter-Schools Golf Championships for third consecutive year

Durban Country Club played host venue to the 2018 KZN Inter Schools Golf Championships on Sunday and Monday, 30 and 31 July. After 36 holes of medal golf, the individual champion was Chris Woollam from Hilton 143, 2nd Luke Mayo from Clifton on 145 and Jono Broomhead from Westville, 3rd on a score of 147. […]

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Academic Tour 2017

On the morning of 27 July,  52 enthusiastic boys, accompanied by 4 staff members, headed off to Gauteng. Our first port of call was the Ditsong Military Museum. The boys were blown away by the military equipment from the two World Wars – as well as the Boer War – that were on display. Weapons […]

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WBHS pupils excel in Hockey

Ethan Matkovich (Left) (Grade 9) Josh Davies (Right) (Grade 10) and have both been selected for the SA U16 High Performance Squad for 2017 after the National U16 Boys Hockey Tournament were they represented KZN. They are both currently at a National Hockey Camp in Pretoria. Also, congratulations to WBHS Grade 12 pupil, Max Teversham […]

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Craig Blewett captivates at WLSA Conference with “Activated Classroom”

Dr Craig Blewett, current parent and WBHS Old Boy, and senior lecturer on I.T. at UKZN, captivated his audience at the World Leading Schools Association Conference this week. Representatives of the world’s top schools found it refreshing that an I.T. expert such as Craig acknowledges that the use of I.T. in our classrooms is doomed […]

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Westville wins Highway Derby

In a very evenly keeled KZN 1st XV rugby season, where no single team dominated and each of the major teams had ecstatic wins, and some disappointing losses, Westville ended the season on a euphoric high. In a classic Saturday clash in front of thousands of spectators, Westville and Kearsney locked horns in a match […]

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Westville Old Boy, Mickey Arthur, the winning coach in ICC Champions Trophy

The Pakistan national cricket team, coached by Westville Old Boy, Mickey Arthur, won the ICC Champions Trophy this weekend, comprehensively beating India in the final.  This was the first global 50-over title for Pakistan since they won the ICC World Cup in 1992. Mickey, who matriculated from Westville in 1985, has been the coach of […]

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Historic day for Westville Boys’ High School on DHS Founders Day

In an unprecedented weekend, Westville won every fixture against DHS, both on the rugby field, and on the astro turf. What made the hockey scores remarkable was that Westville scored 39 unanswered goals in the 5 matches, with the 1st team trouncing their Durban rivals 9-0. The 1st team rugby halted the DHS winning streak, […]

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Top academic pupils congratulated by Old Boys

The recent Old Boys Reunion took place earlier this month and as part of the reunion, the Old Boys were invited to join the school at assembly.  During the assembly, the academic results from Phase 1 were announced by the Headmaster and leaders from the various years were asked to present the awards to the […]

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Review of WBHS’s “Little Shop of Horrors”

WBHS’s production of the show is absolutely out of the top drawer. (Review by Keith Millar) The Westville Boys High School’s Drama Department has once again nailed it. This time with their vibrant production of the hit horror comedy rock musical from the 1980’s, Little Shop of Horrors. Under the direction of the inimitable Luke Holder, […]

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Another great sporting weekend for Westville Boys’ High School

Despite the inclement weather over the past weekend, a dampener was certainly not placed on Westville’s results against Hilton. Westville won 14 out of the 19 rugby fixtures, narrowly losing the first XV clash 6-3 in a match that can best be described as a mud-bath. The U16A and U15A enjoyed convincing wins, romping home […]

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Good sport performances against Jeppe

WBHS always values its fixtures against Jeppe. This time, it was Jeppe’s Rugby, Tennis, Squash and Chess teams turn to travel from Johannesburg. On the day, Jeppe took the honours in Hockey, with WBHS taking the honours in n the other sports. The overall results were: Rugby Hockey Tennis Squash Chess Played 20 15 1 […]

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