AREA Awards 2015Congratulations to our 368 boys who were acknowledged for their contribution to All-Round Excellence at WBHS for 2015.

Pictured above are the top Academic pupils in each Grade with our Guest of Honour and Old Boy, Physicist Dr Adrian Tiplady.

Gareth Beavan – Excellence in Academics and Sport 1st in Grade 8

Jarrod Stapes – Excellence in Academics 1st in

Grade 9 Rorke Lilford – Academic, Cultural and Service Excellence 1st in Grade 10

Sriram Maharaj – Excellence in Academics and Service 1st in Grade 11

Old Boy, Dr Adrian Tiplady receiving his Pro Meritis Award from Headmaster, Mr Trevor Hall at the All Round Excellence Awards Ceremony

Old Boy, Dr Adrian Tiplady receiving his Pro Meritis Award from Headmaster, Mr Trevor Hall at the All Round Excellence Awards Ceremony

We were privileged to welcome Dr Adrian Tiplady, old boy of 1996, to WBHS last week as Guest of Honour at the All-Round Excellence (ARE) awards. He also used the opportunity to do a special presentation to certain Grade 11 classes. At the ARE event, he delivered a most entertaining speech, which was relevant to all our boys.

Dr Tiplady received an Old Boys Pro Meritis award in honour of his contribution to the national and international community, and his reputation as a world leader in his field. He is responsible for key scientific, technical and strategic analysis, advice and implementation for hosting of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa. He was responsible for preparation of South Africa’s bid to host the SKA, and works with government and non-government entities to ensure technical, regulatory and administrative readiness.

Follow the link to a copy of the Headmaster’s speech SPEECH BY HEADMASTER ALL ROUND EXCELLENCE 2015¬†and a copy of Dr Adrian Tiplady’s speech Adrian Tiplady Speech 3 Dec 2015