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WBHS pupils selected for SA High Performance Hockey Squad

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.

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WBHS pupil, David Weber impresses at the WLSA Conference

David Weber (Grade 11) was invited to deliver the ‘Student Spotlight’ speech at the World Leading Schools (WLSA) Principals Conference in Shanghai this week. This followed his selection as the WLSA Best Delegate at the 2016 Student Conference last year. David presented insightful perspectives on the essential characteristics required of leaders in the 21st century. […]

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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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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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Tough set of fixtures vs Glenwood

Rugby and Hockey fixtures against Glenwood are always eagerly anticipated events. The overall results for the weekend (11 & 23 April) were: Rugby Hockey Played 22 12 Won by WBHS 11 10 Drawn 1 2 Lost 10 0 The WBHS Hockey teams continue to impress with their style of Hockey, being undefeated on the day. […]

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WBHS hosts National Schools Golf Competition at Sun City

Today WBHS takes to the greens at Sun City as the hosts of the Sun City WBHS Championships. This is the second year the event takes place – Westville won the inaugural event in 2016, as well as the Individual event (Garrett Field). 21 top Schools from South Africa and Zimbabwe are competing over the […]

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Westville 1st XV produces good win against Northwood in the rain

As the 1st XV team ran out onto the field, the rain started coming down, which levelled the playing fields. The game started well for Westville and from the  kick-off, the ball was gathered cleanly, and with very good inter-passing between forwards and backs, saw lock Deon Slabbert scoring in the first 30 seconds of […]

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WBHS’s Rorke Lilford performing at USA’s Carnegie Hall

Grade 12 pupil, Rorke Lilford,  will be travelling to New York with the KZN Youth Wind Band to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the New York Wind Band Festival (10 – 16 March). This is a fantastic achievement and a magnificent opportunity to play with some of the great musicians of the world, […]

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Westville dominate cricketing day against Glenwood

Westville’s 1st X1 outplayed visitors Glenwood to claim a convincing victory.  Westville’s 1st team led the way on a cricketing day in which the results were overwhelming in Westville’s favour. They won eighteen with Glenwood winning only two of the twenty games played. WESTVILLE 1st XI SCORE CONVINCING VICTORY OVER GLENWOOD Westville lost the toss […]

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WBHS Golfers win the KZN Nomads Golf Champs

On Monday 27 February 2017 the WBHS Golf Team, along with 23 teams from schools across Kwa Zulu Natal, competed in the annual KZN Nomads 2017 Golf Champs at Royal Durban Golf Club. After Round 1, Hilton College were in the lead by 4 shots over rivals Westville.  Westville produced some fantastic afternoon golf with […]

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Message from the Headmaster regarding the passing of Bryn Magree

We are deeply saddened to report the loss of one of our Grade 11 pupils, Bryn Magree. He passed away early this morning at 3.00 am. Bryn suffered a brain aneurysm at a gym in the Westville Shopping Centre late yesterday afternoon. Doctors have confirmed that Bryn’s aneurysm had remained dormant for many years, could […]

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Dirkie Strydom takes over as 1st XV Rugby Coach

WBHS is pleased to announce the appointment of Dirkie Strydom as Rugby 1st Team Head Coach with effect from the 2017 season. Attached to this position, is his role as Director of Rugby Coaching in which his main function will be coaching the coaches. Dirkie has an impressive pedigree resulting from his 13 years as […]

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Pro Meritis for Joshua Dannhauser

The Pro Meritis Award is the highest accolade granted to a pupil, and is not awarded very often. Joshua Dannhauser received this award following his selection for the SA Men’s Swimming team which competed in the All-Africa Games this year. He won three medals at that event: one Gold medal in the 4x200m Relay, and […]

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Pro Meritis Award to Old Boy, Stephen van Coller

Westville Old Boy, Stephen van Coller recently returned to WBHS as the Guest of Honour at the annual Matric Speech Night and Bell Ringing Ceremony. Stephen was granted a WBHS Old Boys’ Pro Meritis Award for his roles in the global corporate and investment world. Stephen has earned the highest reputation as a business giant […]

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Matric 2016 Speech Night

Westville Boys’ High School was proud to welcome Old Boy, Stephen van Coller (1983) as the Guest of Honour at the recent Matric Speech Night and Bell Ringing Ceremony. Stephen has made his mark in the financial services industry in South Africa and currently serves as the Vice President for Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions for […]

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WBHS wins U15 section of the Top 10 Water polo Tournament

Westville U15 Water polo team had a fantastic weekend in the pool. The boys kicked off the KZN water polo tournament with a convincing win over Michaelhouse beating them 15- 1.   They continued to dominate their pool beating DHS 14- 0, Hilton 6-1 and Maritzburg College 12-1 ending up top of  their  pool and qualifying […]

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Joshua Dannhauser selected for SA Mens Swimming Team

Joshua Dannhauser is the latest Westville boy to be selected for the SA Men’s Swimming team participating in the All Africa CANA Games. He excelled at this event, winning Bronze medals in the 800m and 1500m Freestyle events; and a Gold medal in the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay. He returns to school later this […]

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David Weber wins Grade 10 Best Speaker Competition

David Weber has been named as winner of the Grade 10 Best Speaker Competition. In his excellent presentation he addressed the ad hoc approach and negative attitude to the world around us and made a plea for individuals to change their self-centred attitudes to ensure a better future for all. The competition is an initiative […]

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Grade 9 Leadership Camp

As part of the WBHS Leadership Programme, the Grade 9 boys embarked on a 3 day hike in the Umkomaas Valley hosted by Roselands Adventure Centre.  230 Grade 9 pupils and 10 brave staff members hiked 40km over 3 days. The theme on day 1 was “Choices vs Consequence.”  The boys were split into groups […]

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WBHS Debaters have made history!

Nicholas Herd, Sasa Dlamini and Reagan Naidoo, started in 2012 as a young and inexperienced Grade 8 Debating Team. Inspired and dedicated they went on to win the Durban Coastal Debating League (DCDL) at the end of that season. They continued as the Junior Debating Team in 2013. They progressed through to the quarter finals. […]

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WBHS U19A Softball team win KZN League for second consecutive year

Westville’s Under 19A Softball team finished off another unbeaten season in style last Friday night. Conditions on the night were appalling with the rain bucketing down at times and the first game against St Henry’s having to be called short towards the end of the third frame,  with the current champions way in front. The […]

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Review: “The Time of your Life – an 80’s extravaganza!”

Friday, August 19, 2016 THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE A glorious, spectacular, and quirky kaleidoscope of colour, sparkle, music, lycra, youthful energy, zeal, personality and talent. (Review by Keith Millar) No matter how extravagantly I praise Westville Boys High School’s astonishing production, I would still do it an injustice. But let me try, anyway. The […]

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