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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 15:58

The Internet and Device Acceptable Use Policy

Recently, all pupils, parents and staff received a copy of the new Internet and Device Acceptable Use Policy (A.U.P.).  Some pupils expressed certain reservations about the content of the policy, worried that the School may now ‘Big Brother’ their devices and use thereof.  In Assembly last week...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 15:55

SOCIETIES LAUNCH 2017

On Tuesday 31st January, the smell of pizza was in the air and Woolworths ready-made meal containers were in the bins. It could only mean one thing: a late-night rehearsal.Tuesday’s rehearsal was a bit of a shambles with the fifty-five-minute show taking an agonising three hours for one run through. All the...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 15:49

Matric Barn Dance

The final year at Westerford is marked with many moments that are the final steps in the journey of high school.  One of these events is the Matric Barn Dance; it was held last Thursday and turned out to be an  evening that bubbled with laughter and the creation of warm memories.The Matrics,dressed in somewhat subdued...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 15:44

RIVONIA TRIALIST VISITS WESTERFORD

Dr Andrew Mlangeni’s Assembly Address

Directly after his address to the senior pupils on Friday the 27th of January, Dr Andrew Mlangeni, one of the three remaining 1963 Rivonia trialists who led the struggle against Apartheid, was invited to address the whole School at the Friday assembly.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 15:39

CYCLATHON 2017 A HUGE SUCCESS!

On Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January 2017, Habitat for Humanity held its annual Cyclathon at the V&A Waterfront. Despite the weather-forecast being grim, Cyclathon 2017 pulled through and was a massive success. An astonishing amount  of over R80 000 was raised over the weekend.


The BRIC...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 15:31

GSI & HCA GREENPOP TALK: WATER CONSERVATION

Due to low rainfall and high temperatures, water levels in Cape Town are frightfully low. We have reached Level Three Water Restrictions as a means to ensure that minimal water is wasted in this time of dire need. However, due to continued low rainfall and...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 07:52

EXCELLENT WESTERFORD MATRIC RESULTS

Once again Westerford has maintained its standard of excellence by achieving a 100% pass- rate and a 99% Bachelor’s pass rate.  Our school has been listed in the provincial “Top- Performing Schools” list for yet another academic year.  We are proud that we are one of the few schools that...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 07:50

 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY OLD WESTERFORDIAN CRICKETER 

OW, Farhaan Behardien, apparently nicknamed ‘Fudgie’, has recently made Westerford and the rest of the Western Cape exceedingly proud.

Farhaan is a South African international cricketer who plays ODIs and T20s. On 10 January 2017, he was appointed as the T20 captain for...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 07:47

Back 2 Basics

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed from their first few days back at school, the 2017 prefect body embarked on a journey to take them to their first prefect pit stop of the year – the coveted Prefects’ Camp.

Spirits were high as the twenty-four strong unit headed to the distant lands of Grabouw to Back 2 Basics – a camp...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 13:08

HCA General Knowledge Quiz

As the year draws to a close, many of Westerford’s events have been keeping  Westerfordians busy. From JRR Tolkein's birthplace to Manchester United's manager, the HCA  general knowledge quiz had it all. Westerfordians may not be doing school work at this time of year but it doesn't mean that they aren't...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:49

To go along with their “Nutrition” theme of the month, Garb hosted a diet talk by Matric Westerfordian, Olivia de Villiers. Olivia spoke about her passion for health and sustainable living. She also showed her blog ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ (www.oliviadevilliers.co.za) which features her research about sugar and lots of yummy, original sugar and wheat-free recipes, as...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:48

As part of HCA’s controversy theme, the society hosted Father Christopher Clohessy to talk on the issue of religious fundamentalism. Father Clohessy is a Catholic priest, expert in Arabic-Islamic studies and highly thought-provoking theologian.  An expert on the three Abrahamic religions, he was well placed to speak on the violent past and present of the religions. He...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:43

On Wednesday, 18 March 2015, the First Quarterly Music Concert was held in the Noel Taylor Hall. The hall was packed with the members of the prefect body, spirit portfolio, teachers, scholars and parents. They were treated to two pieces by the large orchestra, including the famous ‘The Rose’ and the ‘March of the Meistersingers’. After this, the audience listened to...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:42

On Monday the 16th of March at 6:30 p.m., the Westerford Library Committee organised the launch of Joanne Fedler’s new book; Love In the Time of Contempt. The atmosphere in Westerford’s Noel-Taylor Hall was buzzing with the assortment of parents of teenagers from a range of schools. However, due to the Fedler’s request, no teenagers were allowed to attend...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:57

Interact is holding a two week sock drive from Monday the 16th of March until Friday the 27th of March.  The aim of the drive is to either collect pairs of new, long, grey socks or to bring R20 towards buying new socks.  These donations will be going to...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:55

Since the beginning of the term the Westerford water polo teams have trained very hard and played many matches. Every year the teams look forward to the big annual Knockout competition which takes place at the Newlands Swimming pool. This year the event was held on Wednesday 11 March with many schools from Cape Town and the Boland participating. The Westerford...

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 13:32

On Thursday 23 October, English Society held their annual English Football event.  Four teams of five competed. Two teams were chosen at random and pitted against each other; the winners then played each other in a final round.

In the first game there were some spectacular goals. The next match was much tighter, but nothing can compare to the final round. In the first half neither...

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 13:27

The recent October holiday was a very exciting and successful one for Westerford’s first waterpolo teams. The Girls’ First Team participated in the Reddam House Girls’ U19 Waterpolo Tournament during the beginning part of the holiday. They won 7 of their 8 games, beating Herschel 12-0 in the quarter-final and winning the semi-final against St Mary’s, Waverly, 12-5....

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 18:15

Three Westerfordians, namely, Sajaad Ahmed, Ruby Versfeld and Ryan Broodryk were invited to Pretoria over the 7-11 July after placing in the top 100 for the National Science (Life Science or Physical Science) Olympiad.

Sajaad and Ruby  were placed 17th and 41st respectively in the Life Science category while Ryan Broodryk came 41st in Physical...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 18:08

On Thursday, 31 July 2014, the SCC/CCC EXCO hosted a Society EXPO in the Southern Centre. All the schools’ clubs/societies were requested to create a poster and bring other items which they placed on tables around the venue to promote their societies to the pupils and encourage them to sign up for the committees in the approaching cultural year.

This helped learners to know...