Wednesday, May 5, 2010

newsletter may 2010

5 MAY 2010

Dear Parents

Great excitement gripped the school last Friday, when we held our special ‘Camps Bay Schools’ Assembly to create our own excitement around the Soccer World Cup. The three Camps Bay Schools gathered in our closed quad and launched our World Cup lucky draw. Special guests at the Assembly included Craig Hepburn from the African Brothers Soccer Academy, Leanne Burton, Head of Marketing Cape Town Tourism and Roger Links, the WP 2010 Ambassador. Each guest shared with the schools why they thought we should be excited about the WorldCup coming to South Africa and Cape Town. At this moment we unveiled our banner welcoming visitors to Cape Town and Camps Bay and pledging our support for Bafana Bafana. Each school has since then had a similar banner erected on the outside fence. The Assembly included a skit from the three Principals, the Marimba Band and a display of the Diski Dance (the official World Cup Dance). We ended the Assembly with everyone standing and singing the World Cup Song. The atmosphere was fantastic and the vibe created incredible. The hall rocked with over 1 000 voices led by our prefects.

After Assembly we went onto our field and formed a shape of a man kicking a soccer ball under 2010. A picture of this taken by the renowned Argus photographer Andrew Ingram from Norman Pelman’s helicopter appeared in the Argus on Wednesday afternoon.

The World Cup Competition was started on Monday when each pupil chose their favourite team and were issued with a special badge. For the rest of the term pupils will wear supporters clothes on Fridays, and pay R2 for this privilege. All the money raised will be divided between the African Brothers Soccer Academy and the child who chose the winning World Cup team. The winning pupil will be drawn in a lucky draw and win R1 000. The only exception on ‘World Cup’ Friday will be next Friday 14th May when we will wear full uniform for our Founders Day Assembly.

Dane van Zyl, a past pupil of Camps Bay High who passed away two weeks ago. He was the victim of a botched robbery in which he was stabbed to death. The memorial service was on Tuesday 4th May. A group of staff and Prefects attended the service. We also remembered Dane in our Monday assembly, where Mr Cawood read his citation from Celebration 2007. Dane was a wonderful pupil, hard working, polite and respectful. Even though he was quiet, his peers recognised his strength of character and elected him a Prefect. He also played first team hockey. We have nothing but fond memories of Dane.

Tomorrow we travel to Westerford for an annual Derby Day. The school was fired up in Assembly by the Prefects and first team players in each sporting discipline. We are looking forward to a great day of sport. The school has a bus transporting supporters that leaves Camps Bay at 8.30am.

We start exams on Monday 17th May. Each pupil has an exam timetable. On the back each teacher has listed the work that will be examined in their subject. The Grade 8 and 9’s will receive a booklet next week with helpful exam writing tips prepared by Mrs Cronje.

Well done to Keaton Harris who has been placed 4th in the world in the Junior Division of Stamp collection. He has been awarded what is called Verneil Status (between silver and gold). We are very proud of his achievement

All the teams played Edgemead on Saturday. The scores:
U14 lost 0 – 22
U15 lost 10 – 17
U17 won 20 – 0
U19 lost 11 – 14

The U14’s played in a very spirited game but lost 0 – 5 against OudeMolen Technical College. This was followed by the first team beating OudeMolen 4 – 1.

The U16 soccer team played Zonnebloem Nest on Thursday 29th April and drew their match 2 – 2. Goal scorers: Lubabalo Nkonjane and Giovanni Sampie. Well done to all

The 1st team played Gardens Commercial on 22nd April and won 5 – 0.
The 2nd team played Queenspark and won 4 – 2.
On 30th April the 1st team played Harold Cressy and won 6 – 1. Goal scorers were Fabienne (2), Keren (2), Tasia-Lee (1) and Marcelle (1).
Well done girls!

The following is an extract from the University
“We would like to thank you for the ties which this university is able to have with your school, and trust that they will only be further strengthened by the passage of time.
Thank you too for the quality of the students who come to us from your school”.

A list of the pupils who qualified:
S Duvenage BA (Humanities)
M Pretorius BSc (Sport Science)
E Robbins BSc (Sport Science)
G Williams BComm (Financial Accounting)
Congratulations to all these pupils who are now qualified.

Yours Sincerely

D De Korte

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