Walvis Bay Private High School
Back row from left to right: Danelle Dreyer, Lawrence Cummings, Nelio Sardinha, Ernst Visser, Brendan Britten, Rudi Pieters, Corné Agenbag, Edwin Breitenbach, Bianka Burger, Rodelio Lewis, Arauna Liebenberg, Lourista van Vreden Front row from left to right: Marcia Gomes, Demi Kannemeyer, Aleta Botha, Damian Sardinha, Jané Louw, Laraine Brink, Anica Profitt, Heinz Breitenbach
A Full Year Celebrated by WBPHS
Compiled by: Danelle Dreyer, Nelio Sardinha, Lourista Van Vreden, Heinz Breitenbach, Demi Kannemeyer
This year the Walvis Bay Private High School Prefects ran several successful projects and activities. Here are some of their highlights throughout the year.
Always Time to Add a Bit of Culture
WBPHS culture is phenomenally awe-inspiring and spontaneous! Our actors, actresses, artists, singers, rockers, painters, directors, composers and all-around ground breakers are devoted and determined to add a noteworthy and enthusiastic flavour, feel and some extraordinary experiences to every “Walvisbaaier’s” life!
Sit back, relax and buckle-up, because WPBHS’s culture vultures are going to rock your world!
We have our very own Astra Week every year, which honours our students’ many diverse talents!
Musicals, comedies and more outstanding dramas!
A choir of angels!
Our own WBPHS newspaper...Die Orakel!
Let’s not forget our striking dancers, painters and photographers!
ROOMYSKINDERS! Yes, the famous, world-renown and legendary ATKV group is located at our lively school!
Roses are red, violets are blue...we have poets, and we know it!
The cool-cats and jazzy musicians of our school really know how to hold a tone...
Need some help in a political matter? Lawyers becoming too expensive? Don’t fret! Our debaters are free, professional and a real hoot!
Teens for Christ is our special group in school that you can always look to for direction...
And last but not least- the WBPHS Glee club! We sing, we dance and not to brag, but we seriously need a TV show!
Since the start of our duty, we were busy with the new Grade Eights. We began with a Grade Seven day where the Grade Sevens were introduced to the school. The new Grade Eights had a “Guppie” concert and dance during their orientation period.
Throughout the year we were responsible for all the new learners in our school and the anti-bullying campaign. We also ran a Big Brother / Big Sister program, where children were assigned to older learners that are positive role models. All birthdays were announced by us every Monday morning during assembly.
The prefects of WBPHS organised a Christmas charity project with the help of our learners. During the 2012 December school holiday we delivered 207 gifts to many charitable institutions, such as the old age homes in Walvis Bay (Huis Palms, and Kuisebmond Old Age Home), the Walvis Bay Prison and the state hospital. It was a great experience, and absolute pleasure seeing the faces of joy!
Our school also took part in the Bear a Blanket Project by the Jonathan Jacobs Organisation, along with other competing schools in Walvis Bay. We collected over 80 blankets from the learners of our school! It was a huge success as our school won the competition for donating the most blankets towards charity.
On 12 June the prefects had a pizza day at the Jonah Home. Thereafter we decided to celebrate each child’s birthday at the Jonah home. We would have a group of prefects take gifts and cupcakes through to the children whenever there was a birthday. The Jonah Home Birthday Project is done throughout the year and was handed over to the new prefects of WBPHS 2014 to continue with. Having spent so much time at the Jonah Home, it was truly an honour and a heart-warming experience being with the children.