Wednesday, January 27, 2010

waterpolo boys camp

The senior boys waterpolo team went on a training ("staaldraad") camp to Onrus Rivier on the first weekend of the term. With there not being a swimming pool in Onrus, Mr. Cottle had to do his very specialist "staaldraad" swimming coaching in the Hawston swimming pool. With this being a public pool all swimming training had to be done before 10h00 everyday, which meant that everyone had to rise quite early. After a surf in the afternoons after lunch there was hectic training on the beach at the Onrus lagoon.

The fruits of such an intense weekend of training has paid off and the first team beat Pinelands today with a score of 8 - 2. Junior team won there first match ever played by 6 - 2.

Congratulations for Mr. Cottle for coaching and than you to Mr. Becker for driving and Mr. Cawood for coordinating and cooking and inspiring.

Friday, January 15, 2010

CBHS Commencing Newsletter 1 - Jan '10

Dear Parents

Welcome back to the start of a new school year. We are excited about the school programme that stretches out for 2010. Your children have been allocated to most of their classes and work has begun. There are skills they need to master and content they need to understand and remember in all their subjects and learning areas. On this mighty task we have made a start. Pupils will be getting homework from today.

We have issued each child in the school with a Camps Bay Homework Diary. In this diary there is place for you to send a message to the school.

We had 97 Matrics who wrote the final exam. I was so proud of my pupils and staff when I found we had a 100% pass rate. I am including the top 15 Matrics results for your interest. Danica Davies, our top achiever, scored an average of 87,3%. She achieved over 90% for Maths and Life Sciences, and over 80% for the rest of her subjects. Out of our 97 pupils we attained 100 subject distinctions (A’s). A further great achievement was getting the four weakest pupils to pass. We had four pupils who failed in June, and through hard work on the part of their teachers they managed to pass. Well over 60% of the class qualified to go to University, with 28% of the pupils averaging a B and above. Well done to all on these great results.

View the photos ‹‹ here ››

Danica Davies 87,28%
Chevon Griffiths 83,57%
Nikhil Hutheram 82,57%
Lauren Green 81,8%
Kirsty Veitch 81,57%
Nicholas Kottler 80,7%
Masivuye Sithole 78%
Russel Daries 77,5%
James Ashcroft 77%
Kate MacKay 76,5%
Richard Robbins 76,4%
Emma Sullivan 74,8%
Cheyenne Parker 74%
Jessica Cramb 73%
Nicolas van Zyl 72,4%
Artur Bromfield 72,4%

We welcome six new teachers this year:
Mr Thomas Reisenberger
Ms Alexa Le Chat
Ms Kelly Brooker
Ms Brionne Ricketts
Ms Delitha Snyman
Ms Emma Wakelin

We are very fortunate to have the services of a wonderful group of teachers. There are 41 teachers. Our enrolment for 2010 is 650 pupils. This works out at a class size of 15 in theory. However, in reality we have class sizes averaging 25.

View the photos of all staff ‹‹ here ››

We will again be asking parents to respect our wish to keep the driveway open for half-an-hour before and half-an-hour after school. At this time our children are walking in this area, and it is unsafe if parents drive through. Please drop and meet your children at the 2 parking areas we have above and below the school. Thank you for your help in this regard. We expect the prefects to enforce this in the mornings at the motor gate.

We are focusing on three big ideas for this year:

1. Camps Bay really goes GREEN
We will be investigating ways of raising our environmental awareness. This will be more than just recycling. In all our subjects we will be creating material that focuses on these issues. We will also be planting a school vegetable garden.

2. Proudly Camps Bay
The Prefects and RCL will continue to grow the ideas around what it means to be ‘Proudly Camps Bay’. This will include War Cries and organizing supporters for our different sporting and cultural events.

3. Regular and Rigorous Work
We will continue to find ways of getting our pupils to work every day. This will involve setting homework tasks and monitoring work closely. We are also committed to teaching at a standard and level of difficulty that stretches our pupils academically.


15th January to 17th January 2010 in Onrus.

22nd January – 24th January 2010 - Ceres

13th February 2010 in the school hall. Please watch this space for further details.

All our Grade 8's will be going to Hermanus on 29th January (Friday) to Sunday 31st January 2010.

Please note the new times for the Clothing Shop:
Monday: 13h00 – 17h30
Tuesday to Friday: 13h00 to 15h30

My staff and I are excited about the year that lies ahead. My hope is that your child enthusiastically embraces the adventure we are on in 2010.

Yours sincerely


CBHS Soccer World Cup Guidelines - Jan '10

The purpose of this document is to create awareness around probable business travel restrictions during the Soccer World Cup to be held June - July 2010. Although the official World Cup is 11 June - 11 July 2010, the period between March and July 2010 will be an exceptionally busy period with the pre- and post- arrangements that will have a huge impact on business travel. The grid below indicates the magnitude of the disruption to business travel over this period which includes other major events beside the FIFA World cup.

School Holidays
27 March - 11 April, 26 April
10 June - 11 July

Cape Argus 14-Mar
Comrades 30-May
Cape Epic 21 - 28 March
Two Oceans 03-Apr
Durban July 03-Jul
Grahams Town Festival 20 June - 08 July

2010 World Cup
11 June - 11 July

Public Holidays
Human Rights day 21-Mar
Public Holiday 22-Mar
Good Friday 02-Apr
Family Day 05-Apr
Freedom Day 27-Apr
Workers Day 01-May
Youth Day 16-Jun

Around 2010 World Cup
Media Groups Arrive 25 April and depart two weeks after final
Supporters arrive Around 6 June until departure after post tours
FIFA Family arrive Around 01 May until 2 weeks after final

Overview of what is to be expected during the World Cup:

1. Volume of Travellers expected
The World Cup is approximately 15 times bigger than the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The media contingent that will attend is estimated at 30 000. Business travel is disrupted purely due to the volume of supporters. All indications are that approximately 220 000 long haul visitors will attend, 180 000 visitors from Africa and an average of 150 000 local supporters. On any match day it is envisaged that 100 000 travellers will need to use a travel commodity i.e. flight or road / rail transportation.

An additional 2 000 busses have been imported (overload on road transport) to carry these supporters. It is predicted that supporters will watch their team play every 3 or 4 days. When their teams are not playing, supporters will frequent the Fan Parks or embark on tours within the city of their choice.

2. Fan Parks
Fan Parks are situated in central areas so that general public can watch all the games. Entrance to the Fan Parks is free and it is expected that these Fan Parks will attract a lot of visitors. In Germany 2006 one Fan Park attracted 500 000 spectators to watch one game. To avoid large transport infrastructure expense, training venues will also double as public viewing sites.

Fan Parks in the Western Cape
The Grand Parade
Somerset West Road
Bellville Velodrome
Nomzamo Yethu (Hout Bay)

Training Facilities in the Western Cape
Newlands Rugby Ground
UCT Rugby Ground
UWC Soccer Field
Bellville Rugby Ground
Stellenbosch Rugby Ground
Athlone Stadium

Fan Parks in Johannesburg (list to be updated)
Mary Fitzgerald Square in the Newton precinct
Fan Parks in Soweto are to be expected.
Innes-Free Park in Sandton,
Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown

Fan Parks in Durban (list to be updated)
The Durban Beach Front has been earmarked as one of Durban’s preferred sites for one or more Fan Parks during 2010.

3. Flights
To date no airline has released any prices or strategies for the World Cup period.
On pre and post match-days flights into and out of the venue cities will be overbooked. Due to the sheer volume of travellers, huge delays can be expected.
World Cup teams will use charter aircrafts and plan to use 2nd tier airports however their supporters will use the general airports. These airports will focus on scheduled international and domestic flights.

4. Accommodation
All the major hotel brands within South Africa have contracted with MATCH at a pre-defined room rate and therefore the normal Corporate rates will not be available during this period.
According to FIFA there is an approximate shortfall of 18 000 rooms for the World Cup. This supply and demand scenario allows B&B’s / Guesthouses to offer rooms at a premium.

5. Car Rental
It is most likely that all car rental companies will go on “stop-sale” for the period of the World Cup and rental cars will be scarce.

6. Road Closures
It is indicated that there will be limited access and in some instances complete road closures in the areas surrounding the stadium and fan parks. This will make it difficult for travellers to move freely between offsite meetings.

7. Critical Date
The next critical date for the WC2010 is the 4th December 2009 when the Pool draw is completed. This draw will indicate where the teams will be based and where their supporters will be spending most of their time.

8. Fixtures
The match schedule will be updated after the draw on the 4th December 2009. Games will be played at: 13h30, 16h00 and 20h30. Travellers need to allow for traffic congestion both at the stadium and the Fan Parks. It is advisable to allow 2hrs lead time if travelling to / from these areas.

Recommendations for travel during this period
1. Do not travel during these periods unless it is critical to travel.
2. Plan your trip well in advance, changes to a ticket over this period will be extremely difficult and very expensive.
3. Try to make appointments at a location that is in the opposite direction of a stadium / fan park..
4. Take flights during the times of when the games are being played. Games start at 13h30.
5. Allow for a minimum of 2 hours to get to the airport in Cape Town and possibly 3 hours for Johannesburg.
6. The congestion on the roads both to and from the Airports is going to be chaotic – plan for delays.
7. Parking at the airport will be virtually impossible and it is advisable to get someone to drop / collect you from the airports.
8. Transfer companies will be busy with tourists and will also be very expensive.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Matric 2009 Results

Dear All

I trust you are all well and managing to stick to that list of new years resolutions. I wish you all the best for 2010.

I am delighted to be able to inform you that we have 100% Matric pass rate. This is the first time in my 8 years at Camps Bay. We have 6 A’s from a class of 97 pupils, with 21 B’s and 35 C’s. Our top pupil scored 87,28%. I am so proud of my staff and the class of 2009. All their hard work paid of. Our best performing subject is drama with a class average of 77.5%. All the subject averages were above 50%. Our overall average as a school is 63.5%.

Thanks you for your part in this success.

Warm regards


Friday, January 1, 2010

CBHS Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop at Camps Bay High School is managed by Mrs Sally Preen. Our shop has a variety of branded items on sale.

Uniform Shop Hours:
Mondays: 07:30 - 14:00 (7:30 am - 2 pm)
Tuesdays: 12:00 - 17:00 (12:00 pm - 5 pm)
Wednesdays: 07:30 - 14:00 (7:30 am - 2 pm)
Thursdays: 12:00 - 17:00 (12:00 pm - 5 pm)
Friday: Closed

Price List:
Click here to download a PDF file of the latest Price List of items on sale.