Tuesday, December 15, 2009

top 15 academic achievers dec 2009

GRADE 8
1. Ankia Visser
2. Andrea Colombo
3. Katryn Byrnes
4. Luke Cassar
5. Mayhew Steyn
6. Waleed Isaacs
7. Fatima Ellemdeen
8. Mikaela Liltved
9. Keanu Liltved
10. Tarn Greyling
10. Laura Pereira
12. Mark Bright
12. D J Whittaker
14. Nicole Horn
15. Haanim Daniels

GRADE 9
1. Jessica Burger
2. Amy Burger
3. Joel Berman
4. Danielle van Duyn
5. Tomas Bruce-Chwatt
6. Robin-Sue Nicholas
7. Rudolph de Girardier
8. Luke van der Spuy
9. Nicholas Ngcobo
10. Sol Engvall
11. Keaton Harris
11. Aaqib Simons
13. Ismial Latief
14. Lucia Schlemmer
15. Desiree Kubheka

GRADE 10
1. Tim Schumann
2. Imran Mazema
3. Nicholas Rous
4. Jerome Tangocci
5. Anthony Cook
6. Jenna Ashcroft
7. Esti Robbertze
8. Alex McGregor
9. Adam Karp
10. Georgia Brisco
11. Miles Hamilton
12. Cherisse Morris
13. Mumtaaz Emeran
14. Taylor Jackson
15. Ruben de Giraradier

GRADE 11
1. Nicola Soekoe
2. Nabeel Sima
3. Julia Cassar
4. Lisa Duvenage
5. Kenya Addison
6. Ya’eesh Holliday
7. Hannah Massey
8. Lani Wilson
8. Anri Robbertze
10. Margot Davies
10. Chelsea Mijlof
12. Mikaila Garces
13. Jason Dionysopoulos
14. Jonathan Clarke
15. Peter van Staden

As One We Grow

ISSUE 6 NOVEMBER 2009 Dear Past Pupils and Friends of Camps Bay Schools

As we approach the end of the year, we are delighted to report that 2009 has been a wonderful and exciting year for the Camps Bay Schools. The weekly Principal meetings have been productive in working together to strategise the growth and development of the Camps Bay Schools. In 2010, the three schools will be entrusted with the education of over 1220 young people from Pre-Reception to Grade 12. All three schools have enjoyed jam-packed calendars of exciting events and activities ranging from cultural concerts to sports events to social functions which contribute to the spirit of school life.

This term, a very special assembly was held at the Preparatory School for 21 current Matric pupils who started their schooling careers at the Prep School. This was an opportunity to wish the Matrics well for their final school exams, to thank them for being good role models and for their loyalty to the Camps Bay Schools.



The combined Camps Bay Schools’ Pub & Quiz evening was held on Friday, 6 November 2009 and the evening, attended by staff, families and past pupils was filled with laughter and fun.



Reflecting on the year, so much has happened at our schools. One of the highlights of the year was the combined Camps Bay Schools’ Variety Show, with staff participation, which played out to packed houses. The programme of the evenings was shared between talented High School pupils and the staff of the three Camps Bay Schools. Judging by the applause as well as the very positive comments everybody enjoyed an evening of family entertainment.



On Saturday, 28 February 2009, we hosted our 10, 20, 25 & 30 year reunions. A very successful evening was enjoyed by all who attended. The planning for the 2010 reunions will start early next year. Kindly contact Vivienne Ashcroft for further details on 082 466 8261.
The Camps Bay Preparatory School held a very successful Art Auction and the Grade 2 parents arranged a wonderful funfilled farewell function, a Family Barn Dance held on 3 December 2009, in the Camps Bay Primary School hall, the Primary School organised a “Duck-a-Thon” and the High School organised a Bling Dinner Dance Auction, featuring Top Comedian, Alan Committie and world renowned Auctioneer, Joff van Reenen. A fantastic evening was enjoyed by all.




The prefects of 2009 would like to introduce a Camps Bay High School Past Pupil jersey and would appreciate any feedback as to whether past pupils would be interested in purchasing a jersey at R200. Kindly email your feedback to Vivienne Ashcroft on campsbayschools@gmail.com.

We, as the Camps Bay Schools, look forward to the exciting year of 2010. We invite all past pupils and friends of the Camps Bay Schools to visit the schools and to participate in the events and functions that take place on the three campuses. “As one we will grow” and continue to “strive for the highest”.

Prep Campus: 021 438 8075
Primary Campus: 021 438 1503
High Campus: 021 438 1507
www.campsbayschools.co.za

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

celebration 2009 prize winners

GRADE 8 PRIZE WINNERS

Prizes in individual Learning Areas
Arts and Culture (shared): Nicholas Claassens
Mathematics: Dominic Seeber
Xhosa: Asongezwa Sitwebile
Life Orientation: Kelsey Brown
Technology and Economic Management Sciences, Mayhew Steyn
Arts & Culture (shared), Natural Sciences (shared) and Social Sciences, Andrea Colombo
Natural Sciences (shared), English and Afrikaans, Ankia Visser

Prizes for Academic Endeavour are awarded to candidates who show a work ethic that is truly worthy of praise:
Mark Bright, Waamiq Adams, Martine Davids, Fatima Ellemdeen, Tarn Greyling, Abdulladhif Hussein, Keanu Liltved, Mikaela Liltved, Laura Pereira

Prizes for the Top 5 Positions in the Grade.
(over 3 terms)
In 5th position, with an average of 82,2%, Luke Cassar
In 4th position, with an average of 82,7%, Kathryn Byrnes
In 3rd position, with an averge of 83,1%, Mayhew Steyn
In 2nd position, with an average of 85,9%, Andrea Colombo
In 1st position, with an average of 86,2%, Ankia Visser


GRADE 9 PRIZE WINNERS


Prizes in individual Learning Areas
Arts and Culture: Robin-Sue Nicholas
Life Orientation: Denham Preen
Afrikaans: Keaton Harris
Xhosa: Agnes Dlilanga
Economic Management Sciences: Saskia Schuldig
Mathematics, Joel Berman
English and Social Sciences, Tomas Bruce-Chwatt
Technology (shared) and Natural Sciences, Jessica Burger
Technology (shared), Danielle van Duyn

Prizes for Academic Endeavour are awarded to candidates who display a work ethic that is to be admired.
Carlvin Gomba, Jehaan Booley, Nandipha Breakfast, Danielle van Zyl, Githan Coopoo, Agnes Dlilanga, Saskia Schuldig

Prizes for the Top 5 Positions in the Grade.
(over 3 terms)
In 5th position, with an average of 81,85%, Joel Berman
In 4th position, with an average of 81,95, Tomas Bruce-Chwatt
In 3rd position, with an average of 83,8%, Amy Burger
In 2nd position, with an average of 85,7%, Jessica Burger
In 1st position,with an average of 87%, Danielle van Duyn


GRADE 10 PRIZE WINNERS

Prizes in individual Subjects
Accounting (shared): Miles Hamilton
Computer Applications Technology (Shared): Taylor Jackson and Steven Tupper
Mathematical Literacy and Xhosa: Nikiwe Sigcu
Geography: Konrad Komorowitz
Consumer Studies: Lameez Glossop
Afrikaans: Alice de Waal
Business Studies: Jade du Preeze
Life Sciences, Economics and Dramatic Arts: Alex McGregor
English and Life Orientation: Georgia Brisco
Visual Arts: Esti Robbertze
Science (shared), Accounting (shared) and Mathematics: Imran Mazema
Music: Nicholas Rous
Science (shared): Jerome Tangocci
History: Jenna Ashcroft

The following pupils all receive prizes for Academic Endeavour. They have all worked exceptionally hard this year.
Mumtaaz Emeran
Laeeq Adams
Tanita Boswell
Ruben De Girardier
Junaid Cassiem

Prizes for Academic Excellence are awarded to candidates who maintained an average of 80% throughout the year.
Anthony Cook
Alex Mc Gregor
Georgia Brisco
Adam Karp
Esti Robbertze
Cherisse Morris

Prizes for the Top 5 Positions in the Grade.
(over 3 terms)
In 5th position, with an average of 83,6%, Tim Schumann
In 4th position, with an average of 84,4%, Imran Mazema
In 3rd position, with an average of 85,3%, Nicholas Rous
In 2nd position, with an average of 85,5%, Jerome Tangocci
In 1st position, with an average of 86,5%, Jenna Ashcroft


GRADE 11 PRIZE WINNERS

Prizes in individual Subjects
Business Studies (shared): Aniqah Isaacs
Geography: Daniel Colombo
Computer Applications Technology: William Roberths
Mathematical Literacy: Courtney Clarke
Music: Jason Dionysopoulos
Consumer Studies: Amber Barson
History and Visual Arts and a shared prize for Dramatic Arts: Hannah Massey
Xhosa: Pinky Sibindi
Accounting: Kenya Addison
Afrikaans: Lisa Duvenage
Business Studies (shared) and Economics: Julia Cassar
Mathematics: Nabeel Sima
Dramatic Arts (shared), Life Orientation, English, Science and Life Sciences: Nicola Soekoe

Prizes for Academic Endeavour are awarded to the following pupils. These pupils are all very dedicated and exceptionally hard-working and are a fine example to others.
Nieyyaaz Mohammed, Leila Osato, Jarryd Perrang, Savannah Stuart, Gabi Goldberg, Margot Davies, Greg Turner, Pinky Sibindi

Prizes for Academic Excellence are awarded to candidates who maintained an average of 80% throughout the year.
Chelsea Mijlof, Ya’eesh Holliday, Mikaila Garces

Prizes for the Top 5 Positions in the Grade.
(over 3 terms)
In 5th position, with an average of 80,8%, Kenya Addison
In 5th position, with an average of 81,3%, Lisa Duvenage
In 5th position, with an average of 82,3%, Julia Cassar
In 5th position, with an average of 84,3%, Nabeel Sima
In 5th position, with an average of 86,2 %, Nicola Soekoe


GRADE 12 PRIZE WINNERS

Prizes in individual Subjects
Mathematical Literacy: Jason Smuts
Music: Mfundo Manana
Afrikaans: Christiaan Els
Dramatic Arts: Anson Fehr
Xhosa: Masivuye Sithole

Prizes for Academic Endeavour are awarded to the following pupils. We are very proud of these exceptionally hard-working and dedicated learners.
Munawar Ahmed, Monique Leggett, Catherine Denning, Nicolas van Zyl, Mischka von Stein, Jessica Cramb, Siminikiwe Dyusha, Masivuye Sithole


Special Prize Winners

Irene Ford Trophy for progress in Xhosa in Gr 12:
Safika Skweyiya

Academic Progress in Grade 12: (shared award this year)
Miriam Manda
Nathan Maqavana

Victor Holloway Memorial Trophy for Art Appreciation
Taryn Esterhuizen

Joanne Duggan Trophy for the Best Art Practical (shared award this year)
Michaela de Pinna
Artur Bromfield

Winnie Thomson Trophy for the Best Creative Writer (shared award this year)
Ashleigh Hewitson
Kirsten Templar


Academic Merit is awarded to candidates who achieved from 75% to 79% in the June and September Exams.

Academic Colours is awarded to candidates who obtained from 80% to 84% in the June and September Exams.

Academic Honours is awarded to candidates who obtained 85% and more in the June and September Exams.

Academic Merit Cheyenne Parker

10th in Grade (tie) Emma Sullivan
Academic Merit and 10th in Grade (tie) and the prize for Information Technology Russel Daries
Academic Merit and 9th in Grade Richard Robbins
Academic Merit and 8th in Grade Nikhil Hutheram
Academic Colours and 7th in Grade, and subject prizes for Accounting and Economics and the Coopers and Lybrand Award for the best achievement in Mathematics and Accounting (shared) James Ashcroft
Academic Colours and 6th in Grade and the subject prizes for Business Studies and Life Orientation Nicholas Kottler
Academic Colours and 5th in Grade and the Coopers and Lybrand Award for the best achievement in Mathematics and Accounting (shared) Kate MacKay
Academic Colours and 4th in Grade and the subject prize for Geography Lauren Green


Top three Academics in Grade 12
(over 3 terms)

In 3rd position, Academic Colours and subject prize for History, with an average of 84,3%, Kirsty Veitch

In 2nd position, Academic Honours and subject prizes for Life Sciences (shared), with an average of 84,9%, Chevon Griffiths

In 1st position, Academic Honours and subject prizes for Life Sciences (Shared), Science, Visual Arts, Consumer Studies, English and the Alice Jenner Cup for English, Mathematics and the Mary Jenner Cup for Mathematics, with an average of 88,1%, Danica Davies

Thursday, November 12, 2009

greenpoint cricket academy


Calling all junior cricketers! Green Point Cricket practices started in October.
Practices U6 – U9
– Mondays 16:00 – 17:30
Practices U10 – U13
– Fridays 15:30 – 17:30
Practices U15 – U19
– Wednesdays 17h30 – 19h00

Coaches include the Cobra’s fielding coach, the Western Province U19 coach as well as coaches who have international coaching experience.
Registration Day: Registration for the coming season will be held at the Green Point CPUT Cricket Club on the 5th October 2009 from 17:00 to 18:30. Only registered players will be eligible to attend practices. A 50% deposit (membership fees) upon registration. For more information or to register via email please contact James Bosenberg at jamesbosenberg@hotmail.com or phone 072 627 4661 or visit www.greenpointcput.co.za. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul;
if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty, even when it’s not pretty, every day, and if you can source your own live from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”

It doesn’t interest me know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up, after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest who you know or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

From The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
XO
Anne-Marie Wessels

The Colours - You're Simply The Best

VALEDICTORY MATRICS 2009

YOU’RE SIMPLY THE BEST




When I came to CBHS, I planned to stay for 4 months….it’s been 4 years and 2 months now….and one of the reasons is this Matric class of 2009 and more specific, my beloved Orange House …

YOU’RE SIMPLY THE BEST



I want to show you how to start living through your heart….and by doing that you will discover the true beautiful, amazing and special BEST person you really are. Our six house colours represent our life’s energy systems fueling our lives. This colourful journey will take you to a joyful life in your own skin.

RED: R stands for REALITY


The only real thing, is THIS MOMENT. What you experience right now is your only reality. Any thought or pain from the past is just a MEMORY and any thought or worry about the future is just IMAGINATION. So, make the best of this moment and feel joy!

ORANGE: O stands for ON GUARD

This is about the physical pleasures of the flesh…and the damage you can cause to your body, mind, emotions and your soul by what you smoke, drink and do. You are in control of this one body: make sure you love it and nurture it, it is only your responsibility.

YELLOW : Y stands for YES…for that GUT feeling.

Your gut feeling is your first experience of the real, true you, telling you what to do. This is your intuition speaking from your soul.

GREEN: G stands for GO for your HEART’s passion.

Passion is another voice from the real you, telling you what you truly love and what path you should follow and what you should be busy with. When you start to live from your heart you will start to experience there is more to you than just your body and your brain – there is a soul.

BLUE : B stands for the BRAIN.

Thoughts are based on one of two emotions – fear or love. Any negative thought or behaviour is based on fear- so make sure you think from your heart, the centre of LOVE. You will start to think about yourself and life in a different way, not according to other people’s conditioning.

PURPLE: P stands for PERFECT

You are already perfect! On this road you will discover that perfect soul inside you. You will find your special purpose through which you can passionately participate in this process called life.
When you discover who you really are you can feel joy in this moment…even if there is a storm, struggles or severe pain around you.

May God bless each and every one of you on this colourful road ahead of you.

I LOVE YOU!

Anne-Marie Wessels
Tutor Teacher


View the GALLERY on Flickr:


Monday, November 9, 2009

presidents award dinner



The Presidents Awards Dinner, for bronze and silver level award recipients, was held on the 15th of October 2009. Chevon Griffiths, Mikaila Garces and Nicola Soekoe attended the dinner with the accompaniment of Miss Dawn Pieters.

After an introduction by Kim Storey, the head of presidents awards in the Western Cape, starters were served. The Camps Bay pupils began to share their experiences with the other pupils at their table from different schools. After starters and a musical performance, we were addressed by Cape Town’s deputy mayor, on the impotance of projects like Presidents Awards for the youth of today. Nicola Soekoe was one of four students who gave a speech discussing their experiences during Presidents Awards. Nicola spoke about the lifesaving course she completed to become a lifeguard and the highlights of doing lifesaving. The very inspiring speeches were followed by the presentation of Awards. Julia Cassar in absentia and Mikaila Garces received bronze awards, and both Nicola Soekoe and Chevon Griffiths received silver awards.



We then enjoyed the main meal and chatted amongst the pupils at our table. A brilliant dance performance and an encouraging speech followed and the evening then ended in desert. Overall the evening was very inspiring. We heard stories of pupils from underprivileged school who used Presidents Awards to give them a goal in life, others had completed the most amazing community service projects which both saddened and brought joy to our hearts.


Camps Bay High School’s prize recipients left there motivated to complete gold level and to use Presidents Awards as a medium to encourage the youth to make a difference in their community.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

russel daries - valedictory speech 2009

Memories!!!..Matric Class of 2009...memories, remember the days we had together. Memories...reminisce on our days. Memories of days of laughter and moments of sadness.


Remembering our first steps through the school corridors, wearing our school uniform with pride, putting the school badge on our chest will evoke feeling and emotions of courage, passion and bravery no obstacle could withstand. We united under one banner, and all fought for a common goal, a goal of perfection.

Since those baby-steps of grade 8, to the moon walking ways of grade 10, and now the giant strides of Matric. We have developed, adapted and changed over the past 5 years.

Camps Bay High School has taught us many lessons, no other school could have given us the gift of life, this school has. Making us meet such a diverse and special group of people in our lifetime.

We as a grade have had a common understanding, a belief, a happiness. What Word???.....A SPIRIT!!! No textbook could teach, no maths equation could solve and no encyclopaedia could classify. Every single one of us has contributed to the Matric class of 2009, making us who we are today.

We were the best in our own right; we put service before self and lifted each other high on our own shoulder to new levels.

We never could have obtained so many objectives without some influential people for the Matric class of 2009.

Teachers like Mr Cunliffe, the best secret keeper, with those familiar words, “I promise, I will take it to may grave.” Ms Mobsby’s constant wailing in every accounting lesson. Mr Tucker trying to impress the Matric girls by doing pull-ups on any available door. Mr Becker and Mr Cottle still walking around thinking that they are bigger than Jeremy. Finally Mr Baker, those wise words, “Hey hey boy, you’ve got no backbone.”

This dynamic energy then boils over to our pupils, especially the Matrics. The A.N.C’s constant toting and striking at the radio booth. The local fishwives and their “toothless” arguments. Kennedy, Prince and Charlotte still not quiet understand what really happens in a maths lesson. Dexter’s African mating call can be heard throughout the school corridors, "Bambizile Masivuye,Shiniwam Shiniwam Shiniwam…”. The Haubrich’s number one hit single,”HAUBRICK…. HAUBRICK. HOW MANY BRICKS COULD A HAUBRICK BRICK IF A HAUBRICK COULD BRICK BRICKS?????”. S.K, Max and Gino’s murmuring comments of Okay, Excellent, CheerZZZ, Options-Send and I respect that has always supplied us with an endless source of comic relief…but anyways.



What next Matrics? What next awaits us? What will remain? What will be left behind? Then what? When all the lights are turned off, our spotlights are dimmed and our day has finally come to an end and the doors of the Matric class of 2009 has closed. When the corridors are cleared out, our voices grow softer, our face disappear. What will remain? What will be left behind?
Our legacy of love, never let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough, that you can’t achieve what you want to achieve. You have the ability to make the impossible, possible and turn the dream into the reality.

In the words of Bob Marley, “We emancipated ourselves from mental slavery.” We turned our inadequacy, into power beyond measure. We made the doubters, believers. The sceptics into the faithful and the critics, well they could taste the success in our kudu pudding.

As we close the doors of our high school career, and open doors to a new universe, today I want you to walk tall, with your heads held high and love in your heart. You have carved you name in history, you have left your legacy, you are legends!!!!

Russel Daries
Head Prefect 2009

russel daries - celebration speech 2009


Good Evening Mr and Mrs Cassar, Mr and Mrs De Korte, teachers, parents, honoured guests and pupils of Camps Bay High.

Yet another year has come and gone. Minute by minute, Hour by Hour, Day by Day, from one celebration to the next, our year of 2009 has flown by leaving us with but a trail of memories we will long cherish.

Looking back on the year of 2009, it has really been worth every minute. The goals we achieved and the success we obtained was remarkable.

In the cultural sphere of school life..Or “Culture Vultures” as Mr Cawood would say. We characterized the dramatic arts world with a host of gr10, 11 and 12 performances in various competitions and came out on top. Cleoratius’s award for the most outstanding actor at the St. Joseph’s Grammar School Competition. Alex McGregor’s performances in dance and our very own Marimba Band recording their 13 track CD, due for release soon. Nicky Andrews’s magic tricks making him the most impressive magician and earning him an all access pass to perform with some of the best magicians in the world in Las Vegas. Pity he still can’t make Mr Tucker disappear…..

The Interhouse Choir Competition with yellow house’s smooth sounds of walking on sunshine and the infamous Purple house performance of Y.M.C.A led by their own village person….VIWE!!!, will keep us laughing for many years.

The Interhouse Plays with Matthew and Londiwe’s passionate love affair and Anson’s solo stripping stint will keep a shocking reminder of memories not wanted.

In the academic sphere, the hunt for the Top 10 Badge has heated up over the past few months. I’m not sure if it’s been Mr Tucker’s motivational History Lessons or Mr Cottle’s strenuous gym lessons but something has our learner’s brains working overtime. Our pupils competed in various Maths, Science and English Olympiads to name but a few.

Then to the sports field. The battles fought by our sportsmen and sportswomen, week in and week out truly exemplified our commitment and pride in Camps Bay High School. Events such as the Interschool's Athletics and the Newlands Gala remind me of Prince and Sobantu stepping out with nothing but a drum in hand and taking on Rondebosch Boys in a dance-off and …..thankfully coming out on top. The Westerford Derby, they thought we weren’t good enough, that we didn’t deserve to be in the same league, that we didn’t deserve to be on the same field but in true Camps Bay spirit, we pulled it out of the hat and won. The Derby was amazing; we won twice as many games. Highlighting our remarkable improvement, the support was unbelievable. Yet again the 1st XV Rugby boys showed their dominance over Westerford. The past pupils day was amazing as we earned the respect of our seniors.

Spirit at Camps Bay High School has been an important factor in the politics of our diverse school. The introduction of “Earnie” THE KUDU as our new school mascot has been one of the biggest moments in the history of our school. Through the help of the R.C.L and the Prefects, the mascot and Kudu Park were made possible. “Earnie” has brought that X-factor to our school spirit, making us shout even louder at any school event.
Although we have achieved so much this year, we have also had to endure a great amount of personal loss through the passing of Mr Henry Robbins, Mr Neville Jenneke and many more. They are in a better place, watching over us and guiding us along the path of life we must all walk. We will celebrate their lives.

Proverbs 3:2, “For the length of days and life long and peace they will add to you, Let no mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will safely walk in your way, and your foot shall not stumble.”

Many people that visit our school, admire our view and our spectacular surroundings, but fail to notice the real treasure of Camps Bay High School- THE PUPILS. Without these funny, diverse, happy-go-lucky and free spirited students our school would cease to exist. Everyday among this lively student body is like a learning curb, never a dull-moment for all students to strive for the highest.

We have our disagreements for sure, our bad times and our good times but it has been our bad times that have made the good time so…..go0o0o0o0d.

To the eccentric and buoyant staff, Camps Bay High School would not be half the school without you. Everyday you spend helping each pupil, shaping us into something better. Those extra hours spent at home and in the classroom you put in is something no amount of money could ever repay, but the happiness of a child, that is truly…. priceless…..

To the maintenance team, Mr Van Heerden and your team, you may not always receive the recognition you deserve, but I thank you.

To my father and my sister. Thank you for loving, caring and supporting me. Father, everyday you pay testament to the fact that single parents are the strongest people on this planet, although it takes an entire village to raise a child.

To our Deputies Richie and Tofiq and the prefect body of 2009, thank you for realizing our dream. A dream of a place where we made ourselves believe that we were worth more, that we could do more, that we could achieve more. This year I have learned so much from you guys, and hopefully you could have learned at least half as much from me. Lastly I thank god for blessing the prefects of 2009 and Camps Bay with such a prosperous year.

Our message to the prefect of 2010, being at Camps Bay High School, What have you learned? Children learn what they live.

“If a child lives with encouragement. He learns confidence.
If a child lives with fairness. He learns justice.
If a child lives with security. He learns to have faith.
And if a child lives with acceptance and friends. He learns to find love in this world.”

We have that love at out school. The kind of love that surpasses all understanding that touches us from the top of our heads to the bottom of our souls. Now that is the love that makes us truly Camps Bay. Altissmis Nitor. Strive for the Highest Forever more.

Russel Daries
Head Prefect 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

CBHS Valedictory Day - Oct '09

The 2009 Camps Bay High School matrics bade the school farewell on Friday, 23 October 2009 at a very sad Valedictory Service. The matrics start their Final Exams shortly and the staff, parents and pupils wished them good luck for the future.

View the rest of the pictures in the gallery ‹‹here››.

Above: A valedictory service was held to say goodbye to the 2009 matrics.


Above: The new Head Prefect, Nicola Soekoe was
congratulated by the outgoing Head Prefect,
Russel Daries.


Above: Traditionally each year, an arch is formed
leading the matrics out of the building.




Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CBHS Poetry: "The Invitation" - Oct '09

Mrs Annemarie Wessels read this poem at the end of her talk to the matric class of 2009 on Valedictory Day.

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer ~

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CBHS Interact Society Walk-A-Thon - Oct '09



12 Hour Walkathon on the Camps Bay High School Field

Date: Saturday, 31 October 2009
Time: 09h00 - 21h00
Entrance Fee: R10-00 per adult, children under 12 free!

Come and enjoy a day of live bands, food stalls, games and competitions as pupils of the High School Interact Society raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
For further details, please phone the school on 021-438-1507.

The idea behind the Walk-a-thon is to allow the students to go out and find people to sponsor them per lap, and then each student will walk around the High School’s field as many times as possible during the 12 hour event. Each time they walk around the field, their sponsor’s bill increases to the value that they were willing to sponsor.

There will be food stalls (student stalls, house stalls, Dario's, Vida e Cafe) game stalls, and loads of entertainment to keep the whole family entertained!

Entertainment includes:
Honest Politicians
Pink Shorts
CBHS Senior & Junior Marimba band
CBPS Steelband
Dancing crews
Magician

and much more...

The rugby final will be shown on the big screen in the Seminar room. No worries, guys!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

CBHS Prefects - Oct '10

Congratulations to our Prefects of 2010:

Nicola Soekoe (Head Prefect)
Julia Cassar (Deputy Head)
Ya’eesh Holliday (Deputy Head)
Ishaarah Arnold
Daniel Colombo
Margot Davies
Jason Dionysopoulos
Lisa Duvenage
Ike Forsythe
Gabi Goldberg
Tatiana Inocentes
Kelli Leibbrandt
Melissa Malan
Chelsea Mijlof
Naomi Mnyamana
Benji Mokhine
Jarryd Perrang
Nicholas Preen
Melissa Raath
Arshad Shaboodien
Pinky Sibindi
Nabeel Sima
Greg Turner
Lani Wilson

Friday, October 16, 2009

CBHS News From Our RCL - Oct '09

Some updates from our RCL blog:

The fourth term is off to a busy start with summer sports starting and the matrics only 3 weeks away from writing their final exams. Gook luck to all of you.

The RCL has compiled all the results of the tuck shop survey, now presenting it to our governors and hoping for a new and improved tuck shop at the beginning of next year – clearly shown by the results, i.e. that one is desperately needed... ‹‹read more here››

Thursday, October 15, 2009

CBHS Celebration - Oct '09

Camps Bay High School held its annual Celebration Evening on the 14th of October. It was a fantastic evening, all celebrating a year of so much achievement of so many talented young pupils. Amongst these were the next awards:



HONOURS AWARDS - 2009

To collect their blazers with the honours braiding

CULTURE:
Marimba Band :
Artur BROMFIELD
Prince CHIRWA
Asanda MONA
Jeffrey SIKENJANA

SPORT:
Swimming:
Tatiana INOCENTES
Kelli LEIBBRANDT

ACADEMIC:
Honours:
Chevon GRIFFITHS
Danica DAVIES

INDIVIDUAL TROPHIES AND AWARDS 2009

SPECIAL PRIZEWINNERS

Gerald Gordon Trophy: for General Knowledge (Junior)
Jerome TANGOCCI

Colin Eglin Trophy: for General Knowledge (Senior)
James ASHCROFT

Barret-Smith/Hofmeyr Library Trophy : for diligent Senior Reader
Safika SKWEYIYA

CENTENNIAL TROPHY: for NUMERACY
Nicholas KOTTLER
James ASHCROFT

CERTIFICATE: for the Most Active Society on campus
Interact Society

RUSSELL KAPLAN TROPHY: for Social Awareness
Nicola SOEKOE

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS:
The President’s awards, which is an internationally recognized individual development program for young people, is the most prestigious award that can be given to a South African teenager. The certificates, signed by Madiba and Prince Phillip, are awarded to those participants who have completed stringent requirements in 4 categories, namely: service to the community, skills and interest, adventurous journey, and physical recreation.


Bronze:
Julia CASSAR
Mikaila GARCES
Nicola SOEKOE

Silver:
Chevon GRIFFITHS
Nicola SOEKOE

PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS:

Lions Service Trophy (Junior): Outstanding Service to the School
Matthew HARVEY

Lions Shield (Senior): Outstanding service to the School
Prince CHIRWA

The Junior Honour Trophy (donated by the Watson Family): Junior learner who Best displays Qualities of CBHS
Danielle VAN DUYN &
Luke VAN DER SPUY

1961 Matric Honour Trophy: To the pupil who best displays the Qualities of the Camps Bay Matric Class of 2009
(voted by Matric class)
Russel DARIES

Anneli Human Award: Joy for Living (Carpe Diem)
(voted by Matric Class)
Jessie HARDING-GOODMAN

Stephen Gordon Trophy: for Special Endeavour
Nathan MAQAVANA

ACADEMIC HONOURS:

Achieving over 80% in the June and September exams.
Gush Dux Trophy and the George Hedges Award: for the matric pupil who gained the highest marks in the June and September examinations
Danica DAVIES

1976 Matric Trophy: for Scholastic and Sporting Achievement
Danica DAVIES

Richard Stuttaford Trophy: for the Best All-Rounder
Nicholas KOTTLER

Envoy Merit Trophy: for Outstanding Contribution to School Life
Richard ROBBINS

1989 Matric Trophy: for Outstanding Leadership and Role Model
Russel DARIES

Broll Interhouse Trophy: for the Winning House
Orange

Klerck Trophy for Deputy Head Prefect:
Tofiq MOOSA

Sacks Trophy for Deputy Head Prefect:
Richard ROBBINS

Principals Trophy for Head Prefect:
Russel DARIES



View the gallery of photos ‹‹here››

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

CBHS Sport and Cultural Awards Dinner - 6 Oct '09

Camps Bay High School held its annual Sports and Cultural Awards Dinner on 6 October 2009. The event was held at the Suikerbossie Restaurant in Hout Bay.

Above: A fantastic evening was enjoyed by parents, staff and pupils at the Suikerbossie Restaurant.

Above: Danica Davies (Grade 12 pupil) was awarded the Sportswoman of the Year award. Seen here with the guestspeaker, Mr Duncan Woods, Captain of the South African Waterpolo Team.

Above: Harry Hodson (Grade 12 pupil) was awarded the Sportsman of the Year award. Seen receiving his prize from Mr Duncan Woods.

Photos by Kiri Roussopoulos.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

CBHS "Exploding Your Potential" Workshop - Sept '09

The current Grade 10's were treated to a special workshop for three days - "Exploding Your Potential", run by Cape Youth Care. The course makes students aware of the barriers that have prevented them from becoming the very best that they can be. The course also gives techniques to raise self-esteem, to improve self-image and to turn hopes and dreams into reality.

View the photo gallery on Flickr ‹‹here››




CBHS Principal is Thoroughly Spoiled on his Birthday! - 21 sept '09

Mr David de Korte, Principal of Camps Bay High School, a keen surfer at Glen Beach, had been surfing the winter swells at Muizenberg corner. To catch these smaller waves he had been using an old 1960 Safari long board. This was a great board in 1960, but after all these years it had become very waterlogged and heavy. The parents who had seen this board in action at Muizenberg decided it really was a museum piece and resolved to see him riding a new state-of-the-art long board. So they got together and presented him with a new light weight board on his birthday, 21 September 2009. David de Korte is eternally grateful to the sea-loving Vikings in his parent body, who generously gave him this great birthday gift.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

CBHS Julia Cassar Receives SA Colours in Karate - Sept '09

Julia Cassar, a Grade 11 Camps Bay High School pupil, received her South African colours for All Style Karate. She will be representing South Africa at the Commonwealth Karate Championships to be held in October in Pretoria.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

CBHS Rapewise Talks About Mixit, Facebook, Chat Rooms - Sept '09

On Monday, 7 September 2009, we were so privileged to have Dr John Buswell from RapeWise to talk to our Primary and High School learners, the staff from all three schools as well as our Camps Bay Schools’ parent body. Although the content of his four different talks overlapped, he addressed crucial issues with each of the four audiences in such an informative manner that he left us all realizing how important a disciplined approach to all the wonderful technology that we have available to us, is.



Wednesday, September 2, 2009

CBHS Successful Past Pupils Day - Aug '09

PAST PUPILS SPORTS DAY
Our Past Pupils Day on Saturday 30 Aug 2009 turned out to be a great success. It was so good to see all our past pupils back and share with them what they have done with their lives. We competed in all the sports codes, and the winner was good sportsmanship and good fun. As usual at these occasion, there was, a fair bit of good-natured banter between the past pupils and their old teachers who were ‘reffing’ the games. The morning ended with everyone watching the Springboks beat Australia on the big screen in the Seminar Room.

MATRIC PRACTICE EXAMS
The Matrics have started writing and so we are all trying to be quiet around the exam venues. This is their final practice exam before they start writing next month. Even though its two months away in real time, they will be starting towards the end of October and we are now in September; hence ‘next month’. We wish them every success possible.

MIXIT, FACEBOOK, TEENAGE PARTIES, NEW SEXUAL OFFENCE LAWS etc.
We have an organization who specialize in talking to schools and parents on these topics. We as the Camps Bay Schools have invited them to come down and address our schools on Monday 7th September. They will talk to all the High School pupils from 11:00 – 12:00, then to the staff from 15:00 – 16:00 and finally you the parents from 19:00 to 21:00 in the High School Hall. I have attended their presentation and found it most helpful and informative. This convinced me to bring them down from Johannesburg to our schools. I strongly encourage you are parents to come along and hear what they have to say.
Kindly RSVP Vivienne Ashcroft on 082-466-8261 or e-mail her on campsbayschools@gmail.com by Monday morning, 7th September 2009.

ALL PARENTS INVITED
Parent Meeting to be addressed by presenters from RAPEWISE on the topic of Mixit, Facebook, Teenage Parties etc.
7th September
19h00 – 21h00
Camps Bay High School Hall

Yours sincerely

DAVID DE KORTE
PRINCIPAL

Friday, August 28, 2009

CBHS Past Pupils Sports Day - 29 Aug '09

The  Past Pupils Sports Day takes place on Saturday 29th August 2009.
The following sports matches will be played:

Hockey
Netball
Rugby

Monday, August 17, 2009

CBHS Newsletter 7 - Aug '09


Dear Parents

This years Matric Dance at the Rotunda Ball Room turned out every bit as magical as expected. Mrs Wessels, Mr Jenneke and their team of Grade 12 Tutors managed to transform the venue into an ‘Ice Palace’. The stage became an Ice Cave, and backdrop to numerous group photographs. The high-domed ceiling of the ball room had white drapes running from the floor to the chandelier. With well planned lighting, the venue looked incredible. A nice new touch this year was the addition of a message book for each Grade 12. This allowed them to write expressions of friendship to each other in the course of the evening. Russell Daries gave an inspiring address to the Matric Class of 2009. This Grade 12 group have a great class spirit, which was evident throughout the evening. The DJ could not believe it when the entire grade got on the floor to do a line dance. This was truly an evening where memories were made.

ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK
Alcohol Awareness week saw our pupils engage with their tutors and Life Orientation teachers in discussing the dangers of alcohol abuse. The week was launched by Kim Brand, who told her story in Assembly. She was driving home with her boyfriend behind the wheel. They had both been drinking. He lost control of the car, and in the crash she lost her eyesight. There were many questions that the pupils put to her in Assembly. She answered them all with humour and honesty. The new Minister of Education, Donald Grant, came to the Assembly to support this initiative. We had a wrecked car on its roof in front of the school to raise awareness for the week. We painted the car with ‘blackboard’ paint, and pupils wrote sayings around alcohol awareness on the car. These included:
• This is not how you want the party to end
• Your life can change in an instant
• One drink too many
• Alcohol can turn your life upside down
• This can be a life sentence

GOVERNING BODY
The first meeting of the new governors was held earlier this month. It gives me great pleasure to announce the following parents who will be serving you as governors for the next 3 years.
Eddy Cassar - Chairman
Eugene Malan - Treasurer
Alma Horn - Communications
Colin Harvey - Buildings & Grounds
Ardi Hagglund - Discipline
Michelle Harvey - Special Projects
Simone Segal - Parent Liaison
Sandi Britzz - Fundraising (Co-opted)

The pupil representatives are Russell Daries and Charlotte Saunders. The staff representatives are Louis Mostert and Ettie Cronje (Academic Staff) and Victor van Heerden (Support staff). The Principal is automatically a member of the Governing Body. This is a great group, and I am sure they will continue to build on the good work of the previous governors

SPORT

RUGBY
U19 vs Groote Schuur lost 3 – 5
U15 vs Groote Schuur won 12 - 0

CROSS-COUNTRY
We ran a cross country race a week ago. The weather was fantastic and the route through the Glen and around the school must rate as one of the best courses in the Cape. Congratulations to all pupils for their excellent performance.
All cross country results can be viewed ‹‹here››
DANICA DAVIES also came 17th in the Interschool’s Cross Country held at Rondebosch.

NETBALL

The U16A netball team played Oude Molen yesterday and WON 15 – 3. The girls played extremely well. Well done!!

BOYS HOCKEY
CBHS beat Elkanah House 2 – 1. Jason Smuts scored both goals. Well done!
Well done on another victory!! 1 – 0 vs Tygerberg. Goal scored by combined effort of Matthew Harvey and Selan Twentyman-Jones.

SOCCER
Week ending 31st July
All soccer results can be viewed ‹‹here››

KARATE
Julia Cassar became SA Karate Champion – girls U18 Funekoshi Karate last weekend at the SA National Champs. Julia has been awarded SA Colours and well be included in the SA team for the Commonwealth Karate Games to be held in October. Congratulations Julia!

Congratulations to Benji Kokhine, who will be representing South Africa at the 5th Karate Goju Kai World Championships from 23rd – 25th October 2009 in Bellville.

SWINE FLU
A tremendous amount of hype has developed around this strain of flu. It seems as if every school has a few pupils who have contracted this flu. At Camps Bay High we have one confirmed case. He has been sick but has recently returned to school completely well. The WCED has issued a circular on this, and I will include some of their information below:

How does the flu virus spread?
Influenza viruses are very infectious. It is almost impossible to stop influenza viruses, whether seasonal or pandemic, from spreading from person to person mainly through coughing or sneezing by infected people. Touching surfaces such as counters and doorknobs with influenza viruses on them can also infect people and afterwards their mouth, nose or eyes. This is why handwashing helps. However influenza viruses are very infectious and all precautions can only decrease, but not eliminate, risk.

How can the spread be limited?
You can reduce the risk of getting or spreading influenza by taking standard precautions:
• Wash your hands or clean them with alcohol-based hand rubs frequently, especially after you cough or sneeze and before you eat.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a clean tissue when you cough or sneeze, and throw the tissue in a rubbish bin immediately after you have used it.
• Alternatively, cough and sneeze into your sleeve.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, as you could infect yourself that way.
• Limit close (1 to 2 meter) contact with people who are sick with flu.
• If you get sick, stay at home and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Symptoms of an influenza like illness:
These are the same for pandemic and seasonal influenza. Typical symptoms include a sudden onset of high fever, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, body aches, chills, tiredness, and lack of appetite. Some of those affected have reported nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

BAYSIDE SCHOOL
We were very sad to learn that Bayside Christian School in Hout Bay is closing at the end of August. The school has over the years offered a very nurturing faith-based school experience to its pupils. We have offered some of the pupils place at Camps Bay and hope that they will be happy here.

PAST PUPILS SPORTS DAY
Saturday 29th August
Hockey
Netball
Rugby

This is a wonderful sporting day always enjoyed by all. Please support.

At Camps Bay High we like to try new ways of really doing things. Some times this is not necessary, like the recent Afrikaans camp. The Grade 12’s benefited tremendously from their intensive Afrikaans weekend in Elgin under the leadership of Mr Cawood and his team. On Friday we did do something new, when the Grade 8s’ and 9’s were assessed for their Life Orientation mark on an outdoor ‘Ultimate Survival’ course. This was a new and novel way of evaluating pupils while they were having fun solving problems. Well done to Ms Herbert and her team of Grade 11 group leaders.

Looking ahead this week, we have some of our Grade 11 Science pupils going to display their research projects at the MTN Science centre. We wish them all the best. On Saturday 29th August we have our past pupils day. This is usually a wonderful opportunity for our past pupils to catch up with each other and their old school. If you know anyone who wants to play, please contact Mr Becker at the school. Otherwise simply come along and enjoy the occasion.

On Saturday we have a few of our pupils playing in the Beau Soleil Gala Concert in the City Hall. Good luck to Lisa Duvenage, Eric de Korte, Mfundo Manana and Ruben de Girardier.

The academic focus is this terms number one priority. The test and assignment programme is to be followed carefully and can help you at home to keep track of your child’s work.

Yours sincerely

DAVID DE KORTE
PRINCIPAL

Friday, August 14, 2009

CBHS Sports Results - Aug '09

NETBALL

The U16A netball team played Oude Molen yesterday and WON 15 - 3.
The girls played extremely well. Well done!!
 
BOYS HOCKEY

CBHS beat Elkanah House 2 - 1. Jason Smuts scored both goals.
Well done!
 
CROSS-COUNTRY

U14/15 Junior Boys: 4kms
1st Nicolas Ngcobo 18.21
2nd Gift Mngomezulu 18.24
3rd Kyle Phillips 18.55

U19 Boys 8kms
1st Elvin Kanyere 37.07
2nd Zolani Lucas 39.06
3rd Russell Daries 39.48

Junior Girls 4kms
1st Claudia Erasmus 28.18
2nd Jona Kaniki 28.19
3rd Khanyisa Siwendu

Senior Girls 6kms
1st Danica Davies 33.34
2nd Lani Wilson 35.45
3rd Charlotte Saunders 37.11
 
SOCCER
Week ending 31st July

Boys U15
vs Star International lost 3 - 1
Goalscorer - Dylan Meek

Boys U19
vs Pinelands High drew 2 - 2
Goalscorer - Marvin du Preez (2)

Boys U17A
vs Thandokulu won 5 - 0

Girls U15
vs St Cyprians won 2 - 0
Goalscorers: Kassandra Veldtman and Tatum Blanchford

Girls U19A
vs St Cyprians won 3 - 0
Goalscorers: Aqueelah Samules (2) and Tasa-Lee Harrison

Girls U19B
vs Trafalgar Won 7 - 0
Goalscorers: Dalecha Van Wyngaard (2), Tasa-Lee Harrison (2), Wendy Mvinjela, Kassandra Veldtman, Thandokazi Beja
 
KARATE

Julia Cassar became SA Karate Champion - Girls U18 Funekoshi Karate last
weekend at the SA National Champs. Julia has been awarded SA Colours
and will be included in the SA team for the Commonwealth Karate Games
to be held in October. Congratulations Julia!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

CBHS Newsletter 6 - Jul '09

Dear Parents

We start this term with the highlight of the Matric’s year; their Matric Dance. This year the dance moves back to the Rotunda Ball Room in Camps Bay. We are looking forward to a wonderful evening with the theme ‘The Ice Palace’. The Grade Heads, Mr Jenneke and Mrs Wessels along with the Tutors are creating a royal court in the ballroom. The weather looks good for Saturday, and all the preparation are in hand. I wish all the Matrics all the best for the Dance.

On Monday we start a week of "Awareness of the Dangers of Alcohol". We will have a guest speaker in the Monday and Friday Assemblies. All Tutor classes and Life Orientation classes will focus on the topic.

OUR ARTISTS

In the holidays 4 of our Senior Artists were awarded prizes in the Chaeli Foundation Art Competition. In the Grade 10 – 12 Art Section – Danica Davies came 2nd and Taryn Esterhuizen came 1st . The High School Sculpture section saw Camps Bay again take 1st and 2nd place, with Michaela de Pinna in 2nd place and Artur Bromfield in 1st place. Congratulations to these four very talented pupils and to Mrs Myburgh their teacher.

CAMPS BAY FLOPPIES FINISH IN A BLAZE OF GLORY

Dawn Eugster (a past parent) and her large group of friends staged two nights of Camps Bay Floppies. As part of her birthday celebration, she decided to stage this well known Camps Bay comedy extravaganza to raise money for two worthy causes. The first night raised money through Hamiltons Rugby Club for Bruce Little (an ex CBHS pupil who works at Hamiltons Rugby Club) who lost his leg through diabetes and has no medical aid. The second nights proceeds went towards the Interactive White Board Project at Camps Bay High School. We at the school are very grateful to Dawn and her team for their generosity. A big thank you to Soli Philander who was the compare for both evenings.

INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS

We are so pleased to be able to announce that we bought 3 new Interactive White Boards for the teachers to use in their classrooms. It came as such a pleasant surprise when we learned that an anonymous donor had given us an extra board. This brings the total number of whiteboards at the school to five (we installed our first one last year). This is such a wonderful teaching aid. We will arrange for all parents to see these boards at our next parent evening. We are aiming to give each subject department a board. So far we have covered English, Afrikaans, Maths, Biology and Commerce.

WORK EXPERIENCE

We ended the 2nd term with all our Grade 11 pupils spending 3 days on their job shadow programme. Here they spent time ‘shadowing’ people in jobs that they may do when they leave school. This is a great opportunity to get first hand experience of a particular job. Often this either cements a pupils career choice, or puts them off. I have had only good reports on how the Grade 11’s conducted themselves.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Grade 10 pupils spent the last week of the 2nd term serving our community in many ways. This involved helping at schools, old-age homes, animal rescue shelters and many other activities. One group of boys spent their time helping at the Sea Point Police Station and during their time were responsible for giving a thief a fright, causing him to drop the stolen TV he was carrying in order to run away. The boys then recovered the stolen item. A group of pupils also helped Camps Bay Watch by going door to door to distribute leaflets for them.

AFRIKAANS MATRIC CAMP

On the 31st August our Matric pupils who take Afrikaans will be going on a revision camp to Mizpah in Grabouw. Every year Mr Cawood and Ms Cronje arrange this and have found it very beneficial to the pupils.

Link
THE THREE CAMPS BAY SCHOOLS CROSS-COUNTRY

This will be held on Friday 7th August. The High School will start at 13h15 and all parents/family/friends are invited to come and support the pupils. Nearer the time we will be sending more information.

AMBASSADORS OF HOPE COMPETITION

‘Former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annon congratulated Gabi Goldberg and Naomi Mnyamnana (Grade 11) whose ‘pay it forward’ idea scooped the top prize on how to improve Africa during the Ambassadors of Hope Competition.’ (Atlantic Sun Thursday June 18 2009). We are very proud of these 2 pupils and this achievement. Gabi and Naomi describe their proposal: “We started a project that would go into communities and educate and equip people on how to grow their own vegetables and teach them about nutrition. Their duty would be to teach another family what they had learned, and so on. On a larger scale we can get schools to plant vegetable gardens where the children will learn how to do it. The children in turn go into their communities and share what they have learned”.

ACADEMIC RESULTS TERM 2

A list of our TOP 15 students in all the Grades for Term 2 can be viewed ‹‹here››. Well done to all!

SPORT

KARATE
Shaquille Williams (Grade 8) has obtained his black belt in karate.
He has been training since Grade 1 (2002) (at Sea Point Primary).
Shaquille we are very proud of you.

SA NATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS COMPETITION
Jefferson Lan competed in the Martial Arts Competition in Johannesburg and won 3 gold medals – well done to Jefferson.

The Sporting fixtures for this term were handed to all pupils today and will be uploaded here soon.

Please read the note from our bursar on the outstanding school fees ‹‹here››.

Yours sincerely

DAVID DE KORTE
PRINCIPAL

Thursday, July 23, 2009

CBHS School Fees - Jul '09

Camps Bay High School runs on a very carefully devised budget to cover the overheads in salaries and maintenance. The school also runs a ‘zero balance budget’ which means that by the end of  December there is no profit left as start up capital for the following year.

We are now halfway through this year and some parents have made no effort to apply for a reduction in school fees and have also not paid. This leaves us no alternative but to hand those debts to our collection agencies, casting an unpleasant and embarrassing shadow on your child’s schooling.

However, a big thank you to the vast majority of parents who have paid their school fees on time and in full.

Susie Denning
Assistant Bursar

Friday, July 10, 2009

CBHS Pupils Distribute Leaflets for Camps Bay Neighbourhood Watch- Jul '09

Great news; a team of four young lads and a girl (all from Camps Bay High School) have done a really great job and managed to drop off our Public Meeting Announcement flyers at postboxes along all the remaining streets in the Village, as well as Clifton Road, Kloof Road, the apartments by the High School, Glen Beach, Victoria Road as far as Link and even the whole of Geneva Drive. Many thanks to Mile Hamilton, Jean Malan, Kyle Horn, Tim Schumann and Nicole Horn! Here they are enjoying well-deserved pizzas afterwards.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

CBHS Top Fifteen - 2nd Term - Jun '09

List of our TOP 15 students in all the Grades for the Second Term of 2009. Well done to all!

GRADE 8
1. Visser Ankia
2. Colombo Andrea
3. Desportes Laura
4. Cassar Luke
5. Steyn Mayhew
6. Byrnes Kathryn
7. Ellemdeen Fatima
8. Isaacs Waleed
8. Daniels Haanim
10. Bright Mark
10. Pereira Laura
12. Liltved Keanu
13. Thenon Pierre
14. Whittaker D J
15. Horn Nicole

GRADE 9
1. Van Duyn Danielle
2. Burger Jessica
3. Burger Amy
4. Bruce-Chwatt Tomas
5. Nicholas Robin-Sue
6. Berman Joel
7. De Girardier Rudolph
8. Van der Spuy Luke
9. Harris Keaton
10. Ngcobo Nicholas
11. Schuldig Saskia
12. Jones Lyandra
13. Hagglund Stephen
14. Engvall Sol
15. Mayou Georgia

GRADE 10
1. Desportes Claire
2. Ashcroft Jenna
3. Rous Nicholas
4. Mazema Imran
5. Tangocci Jerome
6. Schumann Tim
7. Cook Anthony
8. McGregor Alex
9. Karp Adam
10. Brisco Georgia
11. Morris Cherisse
12. Robbertze Esti
13. De Girardier Ruben
14. Hamilton Miles
15. Du Preez Jade

GRADE 11
1. Soekoe Nicola
2. Sima Nabeel
3. Addison Kenya
4. Duvenage Lisa
5. Cassar Julia
6. Mijlof Chelsea
7. Southgate Ebrahim
8. Garces Mikaila
9. Holliday Ya’eesh
10. Davies Margot
10. Massey Hannah
12. Wilson Lani
13. Clarke Jonathan
14. Van Staden Peter
15. Clarke Courtney

GRADE 12
1. Davies Danica
2. Griffiths Chevon
3. Veitch Kirsty
3. Green Lauren
5. Mackay Kate
6. Kottler Nicholas
7. Hutheram Nikhil
8. Ashcroft James
9. Robbins Richard
10. Daries Russel
11. Parker Cheyenne
12. Denning Catherine
13. Sullivan Emma
14. Sithole Masivuye
15. Van Zyl Nicolas

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CBHS Newsletter 5 - Jun '09

Cape Town has been in the icy grip of winter, while our pupils have been in the process of writing their first formal exams of the year. Included with the report are some helpful hints from the Life Orientation Department on how to ‘debrief’ your child when discussing their report. I would strongly encourage you to take the time to do this.

It was a shock to everyone when the National Department of Education decided to unilaterally raise the passing requirements in Grade 8 and Grade 9. You may have followed the efforts of the Western Cape Education Department to have this postponed to next year. Sadly, the National Department cracked the whip and we had to implement with immediate effect.



The new pass requirements in Grades 8 and 9 are:
English above 50%
Mathematics above 40%
Two other learning areas above 50%
Two other learning areas above 40%

These new pass levels have dramatically increased our number of pupils who do not pass these exams. After having a good look at the Grade 8 and 9 results, most pupils failing, need to simply pass either Maths or English to ensure an overall pass. We will be working very hard to ensure this happens by the end of the next term.

Many pupils failing English in Grade 8 had not done all their class work and this had caused their marks to drop. We will again be sending out the term planner and test and assignment programme. Can you please help us help your children to get all their work in during the term.

FOUNDERS DAY ASSEMBLY (22 MAY)

We enjoyed a wonderful Founders Day Assembly.



The guest speaker was Bernard Schafer, a well-known community figure and past pupil of the school.



He shared some amusing anecdotes of his time at the school. After this, past pupils from all the Camps Bay Schools enjoyed a cup of tea with the staff in the Seminar Room.

SOIREÉ: Camps Bay Schools Concert



The Camps Bay Schools staff and senior pupils entertained all with their delightful Soireè. Under the overall management of William Cawood and Mia Martens the evening came together. A highlight of the evening that will be remembered for all time was the primary school’s ‘ABBA number’, that ended with Stuart Collier being carried aloft by his staff.



The finale was the three principals doing a song and dance number. The money raised over the two performances is used to pay for the design and layout of our school magazines at the end of the year.



2009 UCT MATHEMATICS COMPETITION PRIZE GIVING

On Wednesday 27th May Jerome Tangocci was awarded and Individual Award at the UCT Mathematics prizegiving. Well done, Jerome – who was the only Camps Bay High pupil to receive and award.

~~~ASSEMBLY 27 TH JULY 2009~~~
You are cordially invited to attend Assembly on 27th July to launch our
ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK

SPORT

The words of a true sportsman, Rafael Nadal :
" I lost. It's not a tragedy, I had to lose one day. I must accept my defeats with the same level of calm that I accept my victories."

CROSS-COUNTRY
These are the results of the Southern Zone and Table Bay Cross Country 2009 results of League 4 m held on 13th May 2009 at Jan van Riebeeck Sportsfield.

Girls U19 6km
Danica Davies 3rd

Boys U14 4km
Gift Mngomezulu 3rd
Martin Sufiyan 5th
Abdul Hussein 7th

I wish you all well for the holidays next term starts with the Matric Dance on Saturday 25th July. We will be going to the Rotunda for this prestigious gala event.

The third term starts on the 20th July. We will be starting a new timetable with DAY 1.

Yours sincerely

DAVID DE KORTE
PRINCIPAL

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