Wandre came to King Edward VII School from Monument Primary. He was experiencing problems at home and becoming a boarder worked well for him. His marks improved and he began to enjoy going to school. His mother has since moved closer to the school and he lives at home now.
Wandre is a hockey goalkeeper and he is a particularly good one. The Boden Cup final was a tightly contested affair against Jeppe. There were many heroes in the King Edward team, but the goalkeeper should be singled out. It ended in a penalty shootout and it was Wandre’s thwarting of Jeppe’s final attempt that sealed it for his team. The save was against a good friend of his. They played for South Gauteng together – which made the victory that much sweeter.
Wandre loves playing hockey. He takes it very seriously and attends specialised goalkeeping coaching every week. Their under-14A team did very well and although there is no under-15 age group most of his team moved up to under-16B and it was basically the previous year’s under-14A team that won the Boden. The KES under-16Bs had a great season and have become a tight unit and are close friends. Wandre really enjoys playing for the team.
Wandre is acutely aware of the opportunities he has been given through the Tag Foundation. He feels extremely fortunate to be attending a school like KES and he does not want to waste any opportunities presented to him.