Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CBHS Newsletter 6 - Jun '11

Dear Parents

The exams have finished and all the marks are in, For the Grade 8’s this was their first real High School exam. Most pupils have performed well, but there are a few who will need to put in a lot of work between now and the end of the year. I am sure you will find the teachers’ comments most useful in deciding how to respond to your child’s results. We have noted that many juniors seemed unable to focus their efforts on going over the work, so they wasted time and didn’t study when they had the chance. Hopefully self-discipline will increase with maturity.

Included in this newsletter is the term calendar for the 3rd term. You will notice that our parent meetings start with Grades 8 – 11 on Wed 20th July and Grade 12’s on Thurs 21st July. The big event at the start of next term is the Matric Dance on 23rd July.

Other big dates in the term are:
20th August: Sport Derby Day against Groote Schuur High
26th & 27th August: School Play
3rd September: Past Pupil sport matches
10th September: Grade 11 Fashion Show
16 – 18th September: Grade 9 Camp

The term ends with the Grade 11’s going on their “work experience” while the Grade 10’s do their community service project.

As per the flyers sent to parents, the Camps Bay Schools have decided to partner with BIZPARENTS. We want to encourage you to join the website: www.bizparents.co.za. Biz parents is an innovative web based directory for parents of schools to advertise and showcase their services and businesses to one another. At the same time it will generate income for our school by donating a percentage of the monthly advertising fees back to the school. The aim of the website is to encourage networking amongst parents.
For further details, please contact Mellony O'Dowd on 084-581-6164.

World Challenge 2012
In June 2012 we will be going to Ethiopia for a 16 day adventure. The expedition includes a social project at a local school and an orienteering programme. Pupils are empowered to plan and fund raise for their own expedition. Grade 9 and 10 pupils have already been invited to apply for this exciting opportunity. On Wednesday 3rd August we will be having an information evening for pupils and parents at 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet the World Challenge organisers and ask questions. All are welcome to attend.
For more information contact Ms le Chat by email on alechat@campsbayhigh.co.za

Textbook Deposits
It appears that my last communication on the issue of text book deposits was a little unclear. Let me try again. In the past we had a list of required books which the parents bought, and at the end of the year sold as second hand books to the next year’s children. The school held no stock and so had no responsibility for books. All this has changed in the last few years with the Education Department issuing some of the books. These books are expected to last for 5 years and so we need to collect the books at the end of every year and issue them the following year to the next Grade. To ensure the return of the books we asked for a deposit of R100. However with the cost of textbooks now exceeding R100, children who lose their books are quite happy to forfeit their deposit instead of replacing the book. Therefore we agreed to raise the deposit to R200, hence the request for an additional R100. I hope that this clears up any confusion,

Our Grade 10’s returned tired from their adventure camp in the mountains above Elgin. It appears all went well except for the hike that was rained out. The Grade 11 leadership camp in Ceres was very successful. The full programme kept everyone busy and the pupils were exhausted on their return.

I hope you enjoy a well-earned rest over the holidays.


No comments:

Post a Comment