Window on Wembley

2017-01-18 06:01
Wembley College pupils donate their school shoes for charity.

Wembley College pupils donate their school shoes for charity.

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ON 28 November last year, the Wembley College family came together to support the Greytown Feeding Scheme. Mr Aheer, who leads this initiative, came to our school to receive our donation to the cause. A variety of canned goods and other non-perishable were handed over to Mr Aheer to help those less fortunate in their time of need. We encourage the Greytown community to support Mr Aheer, his team and this worthy cause.

We are excited to report back on the cricket at Wembley College. We were privileged to have fielded eight teams throughout the school this year - Grade 1, Grade 2, U9, U11, U13A, U13B, U15 and Opens.
Our aim is to build the cricket at Wembley College by focusing more on constructive development of our players from entry level.

If we are able to hone the required skills in every player to reach their full potential, then the overall picture automatically looks much healthier.

We also had the privilege of playing against strong opposition in the senior primary during our fourth term of this year. Two of these schools were Pelham and Cowan House.

The high school teams will have their work cut out for them in the first term of 2017 as they face quality teams such as Kearsney fourth and U15D, Maritzburg College fifth and U15E and St Charles third and U15C. These tough opponents mean that the bar has been raised for the Wembley boys.

A highlight for the Open and U15 boys will be the tour up to Kimberly in February where they will face a strong cricket school, Northern Cape High School, in three matches.

Four of the coaches have completed their level 1 cricket course, which means that in 2017 we will field five qualified cricket coaches. This will undoubtedly have a great positive impact on our teams. Our aim is to follow exactly the same coaching techniques from Grade 1 through to Form 6 ensuring that each coach is responsible for the required development at their respective age group level. If there is a plan, we will play with more purpose. The future of Wembley cricket is looking bright.

Wembley College pupils have taken a step in the right direction! At last year's prize-giving ceremony, our pupils stepped out of their shoes to give to those less fortunate than themselves.

The donated shoes have been gathered and distributed to a variety of charities. We thank every pupil who participated in this initiative and would like to encourage the Greytown community to support this drive to help provide school shoes to those children who are in need.

Tribute to Brian Corbishley

It was with great sadness that we heard about the passing of Brian Corbishley on 7th January 2017. Twenty years ago he made the momentous decision to start Wembley College in Greytown. The school has been nurtured gently and carefully by both him and his wife Dot. He has always had the interests of the children as his primary focus, combined with a commitment to providing internationally-recognised education in Greytown. The campus itself is testament to this with its beautiful facilities. He has spent hours and hours of his time planning, building and thinking up myriads of ways of making Wembley the school that it has become.

The management and staff of the school are determined to carry on his legacy and continue to grow and develop many of his dreams. We are gutted by the news of his death because he was to be an integral part of our 20 year celebrations this year. He would have been eighty years old in April and it was to be a year of milestones!

On behalf of the College, we would like to pass our sincere condolences to Dot, Karen, Duane, Michael, Pauline, Barbara, Colin and their families who have lost a visionary husband, father and grandfather. We are blessed with many memories of this remarkable man who will go down in the history books as a Greytown legend and a true gentleman.

A well-attended memorial service was held at Wembley College on Saturday, 14 January and it was a fitting farewell for his family, friends, colleagues and scholars. The weather was perfect and the mood was one of celebration, for a life well lived. Hamba kahle.

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