The Matric Speech Night and Prize-Giving was held on Thursday 12 October 2017 in the Multi-Purpose Centre.

Guest of Honour, Craig Coombe, who was head boy of 1988, delivered an inspiring speech on overcoming obstacles and the importance of resilience and surrounding oneself with positive people; Deputy Head Boy Jonty Ross spoke on connecting the dots from his first experience of the School in Grade 8; Head Boy Sheldon Veldsman thanked the Matrics, teachers and parents for their support; while Headmaster Trevor Hall spoke on averting unnecessary.

Guest of Honour and Old Boy, Craig Coombe

Deputy Head Boy, Jonathan Ross, delivering his speech.

The full list of prize winners are as follows:

Dux of the school – 2017 Daiman Somerville
Proxime Accessit – 2017 Rorke Lilford
Subject Prizes: Top learner in ……
Accounting Muhammad Jhavary
Afrikaans First Additional Language Peter Vermeulen
Dramatic Arts Carrick Keating
Business Studies Jason Mottram
Engineering Graphics and Design Daiman Somerville
English Home Language Muhammad Jhavary
Geography Jonathan Ross
History Jason Mottram
IsiZulu First Additional Language  A Ntanjana & B. Makhanya
Life Sciences Daiman Somerville
Mathematics Shaun Van Rensburg
Maths Literacy

AP Maths

Austin Marchand

Rorke Lilford

Physical Science Daiman Somerville
Visual Arts Michael Comins
English and Mathematics Award Muhammad Jhavary
Life Orientation Daiman Somerville
Other Awards:
WBHS Scholarship Award – 2017 Nqaba Mancotywa
Choir Masters Award Mvelo Maphumulo
Walton Scroll for Dramatics Carrick Keating
Westville Protection Services -1st Aid Nqaba Mancotywa
Old Boys – Service Award Tahil Padia
Rotary Service to the community Byron Labuscagne
Walton Cup – Service to the School Bathethwa Mthethwa
Lions – Denis Hamilton Award Altruistic Samir Koovarjee
Leadership through Service Keegan Mills
Governing Body Chairperson’s award Murray Clark
Gerald Sweidan Award Bathethwa Mthethwa
Lester-Hall Cup – Good Fellowship Mason du Plessis
Silver Jubilee – Sportsman of the Year Reece Nyland
Mickey Arthur – Sporting Excellence Max Teversham & Thembo Makhanya
Headmaster’s Award – 2017 Sheldon Veldsman
Creative Spirit Award Mason du Plessis
Incepto Ne Desistam Awards:


Category One: Honours award in Sport and achieved at least 70% aggregate (Half Colours) in Academics. David Bartholomew


Carl Jairaj


Gareth Lillywhite


Aden Parker


Max Teversham
Service Excellence Certificates:
Honours:    Zane Ford – cultural

Honours:    Aaron Foster – Sport service / Environmental

Honours:    Mluleki Hlongwane – Sport service / PR / Photography / IT

Honours:    Samir Koovarjee – Academic support / Interact / SAPS

Honours:    Byron Labuscagne – Academic Support / Interact

Honours:    Keegan Mills – Interact / Sport service / PR

Honours:    Bathethwa Mthetwa- Interact / Cultural / IT

Honours:    Warren Ronald- Interact / Sport Service / PR


Cultural Excellence Certificates:
Honours:    Murray Clark  Dramatics

Honours:    Kevin Dyer  Dramatics

Honours:    Carrick Keating  Dramatics

Honours:    Rorke Lilford  Music

Honours:    Mvelo Maphumulo  Dramatics


Sporting Excellence Certificates:
Honours:    Jordan Atkin Softball

Honours:    David Bartholomew Football

Honours:    Nicholas Booysen Football

Honours:    Brogan Boulle Rugby

Honours:    Brendan Brooks Softball

Honours:    Keagan de Castro Hockey & Indoor Hockey

Honours:    Gustav du Rand Rugby

Honours:    Alec du Toit Badminton

Honours:    Tim Hayward Golf

Honours:    Carl Jairaj Cricket

Honours:    Tyron Jonker Athletics

Honours:    Daniel Lagesse Waterpolo

Honours:    Gareth Lillywhite waterpolo

Honours:    Jaryd Lombard Athletics / Rugby

Honours:    Thembokwakhe Makhanya – Tennis

Honours:    Reece Nyland – Football / Softball

Honours:    Aden Parker – Waterpolo

Honours:    Courtney Rodgers Softball

Honours:    Jordan Schwartz Football

Honours:    Max Teversham Hockey / Indoor Hockey

Honours:    Sheldon Veldsman Rugby

 Academic Excellence Certificates:

Honours:    Navidul Islam  89%

Honours:    Muhammad Jhavery  91%

Honours:    Rorke Lilford  91%

Honours:    Jonathan Ross  90%

Honours:    Daiman Somerville  92%

Honours:    Shaun Van Rensburg  89%