Celebrating the #Griffins of 2022

A massive congratulations to our Matric Class of 2022 on their incredible NSC results. We celebrate another year of success with our boys achieving a pass rate of 92.3%, with a total of 159 bachelor passes, setting the stage for a bright and purposeful future for our boys.

Mr Leslie Chain, the director of academics at WBHS, says the class of 2022 has shown great perseverance and dedication, achieving 1.5 ‘A’ symbols per learner. Although their foundational years for the FET phase were disrupted by COVID, lockdowns (Grade 10 & Grade 11), as well as the KZN riots and floods, the class of 2022 have taken the Griffin value of ‘Resilience’ to heart and have shown their commitment to academic excellence. “Sixty percent of all symbols achieved were a ‘C’ symbol or higher,” Chain says.

Fudail Mohamed Yunus


7 Distinctions

Nashveer Naidoo


7 Distinctions

Jurgens Roestorf


6 Distinctions

Umar Kharwa


8 Distinctions

Troye Swan


8 Distinctions

Syed Nadvi


7 Distinctions

Shivaar Ramdsudh


7 Distinctions

Peter Gait


7 Distinctions

Muhammed Fakey


7 Distinctions

Cameron Askew


6 Distinctions

Avikaar Ramraj


7 Distinctions

Top Distinctions

8 Distinctions


1. Umar Kharwa (Eng, Afr, Math*, LO, Geo, Life Sci, Phy Sci*, IT)

2. Troye Swan (Eng, Afr, Math*, LO, Geo, Phy Sci*, V Art*, Music*)


7 Distinctions

1. Nashveer Naidoo (Eng, Afr*, Math*, LO*, EGD*, Life Sci*, Phy Sci*)

2. Fundail Yunus (Eng, Afr, Math*, LO*, Acc*, Life Sci, Phy Sci*)

3. Avikaar Ramraj (Eng, Afr*, Math, LO*, Acc*, Life Sci*, Phy Sci)

4. Peter Gait (Eng, Afr, Math*, LO, Acc*, Life Sci, Phy Sci*)

5. Muhammad Fakey (Eng, Afr, Math*, LO*, EGD, Life Sci*, Phy Sci)

6. Syed Nadvi (Eng, Math*, LO*, EGD*, Life Sci, Phy Sci, IT*)

7. Shivaar Ramsudh (Eng, Afr, Math*, LO*, Geo*, Life Sci, Phy Sci)

8. Kyle Walker (Eng, Afr, Math*, LO, Acc, Life Sci, Phy Sci)

9. Nathan Sims (Eng, Afr, Math, LO, Acc, Life Sci, Phy Sci)

10. Zaid Kajee (Eng, Afr, Math, LO, Acc*, Life Sci, Phy Sci)






6 Distinctions

1. Jurgens Roestorf (Afr*, Math*, LO, Acc*, Life Sci, Phy Sci)

2. Cameron Askew (Eng*, Math, LO*, Geo*, Life Sci*, Phy Sci)

3. Matthew Bott (Eng, Afr, Math, LO*, Geo*, Life Sci, Phy Sci)

4. Shikaar Ramphal (Afr, Math*, LO, Acc*, Geo, Phy Sci)

5. Adrian de Jager (Eng, Math*, LO*, EGD, Life Sci, Phy Sci)

6. Alexander Weber (Eng, Afr*, Math, Acc, Life Sci, IT)

7. Amr Dukandar (Eng, Afr, Math, LO, Acc, Life Sci)

8. Joshua Balfour (Eng, Afr, Math, LO*, Acc, Life Sci)

9. Muhammed Lockhat (Eng, Afr, Math, LO, Acc, Life Sci)


5 Distinctions

1. Keenan Mcleod (Eng, Math*, LO, Geo, Life Sci)

2. Kiran Allopi (Eng, Afr, LO, EGD*, Life Sci)

3. Max Davidson (Eng, Math*, Acc, Geo, Life Sci)

4. Zechariah Bischoff (Math, LO, Acc*, Life Sci, Phy Sci)

5. Saurav Doorgapershad (ENg, Afr, Math, LO*, Geo)

6. Conrad Mitchell (Math*, LO, EGD, Geo, Phy Sci)

7. Muhammad Dockrat (Eng, LO, Acc*, Bus, Hist)

8. Kaelai Rooplal (Afr, Math, LO, Phy Sci, VA)


A distinction is an A symbol (mark of 80% and up)
An *asterisk denotes a mark of 90% and higher

Subjects: Accounting (Acc), Afrikaans (Afr), Business Studies (Bus) Drama, Economics (Eco), English (Eng), Engineering Graphics & Design (EGD), French, Further Studies Mathematics, formerly known as AP Maths (FMath), Geography (Geo), History (His), Information Technology (IT), isiZulu First Additional Language (isiZulu FAL), Life Orientation (LO), Life Science (Life Sci), Mathematics (Math), Mathematical Literacy (Maths Lit), Music, Physical Science (Phy Sci), Visual Art (VA).


“Our Griffins have done well this year and are reaping the rewards from their hard work sown over many years,” says headmaster Graham Steele.


We also celebrate our staff in the following departments who achieved 100% pass rate:


Dramatic Arts


Engineering, Graphics & Design:



Information Technology

Life Orientation

Math Literacy

Visual Arts

We wish the class of 2022 every success in the future, it was an honour serving with you in this important chapter in your life and we encourage each of you to not shrink from your purpose in your future endeavours. We look forward to celebrating with you as an old boy on the side of Bowden’s field or in the audience at the Roy Cousens Theatre.