Monday, August 23, 2010

cbhs plays noises off

Two fantastic evenings of theatre were experienced at Camps Bay High School when the well known comedy "Noises Off" was staged on Friday and Saturday evening, 13 & 14 August 2010. The play explored the comedy behind putting on a production and all the backstage dramas. The play proved that there is no business like show business for great comedy. Well done to the cast and thank you to Ms Lindy Kawalsky for an excellent production.

Back: Daniel Luckhoff-Wessels, Cleo Raatus, Melissa Malan, Adam Karp, Nicholas Preen and Megan Davies
Front: Georgia Brisco, Ike Forsyth and Alex McGregor

Ike Forsyth and Nicholas Preen

Megan Davies and Melissa Malan

past pupils sports day

Camps Bay High School hosted the annual Past Pupil Sports Day on Saturday, 21 August 2010. The morning kicked off with a soccer match against past pupils, followed by Hockey, Netball and Rugby matches. The weather played along and the morning was enjoyed by all parents, pupils, past pupils (some who matriculated 20 years ago!) who attended. The morning ended with a light lunch served in the seminar room.

newsletter august 2010


Dear Parents

The Western Cape branch of the South African Principal’s Association hosted their National Conference in the Convention Centre at the end of last week. One of the speakers that really challenged the 800 delegates from all 9 Provinces was Prof Brian O’Connell. Professor O’Connell is the Vice Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape. He challenged us to stop ‘dreaming’ that things would get better in South Africa just because we are South Africans. This culture that we as a nation are special and would succeed merely on this culture he called exceptionalism. The challenge is to work and work very hard. Brian asked repeatedly why we thought we could do things without actually doing them. To illustrate this he shoed a number of pictures of the world map, where he digitally altered the shape of the countries depending according to various criteria. When he introduced the criteria’s of new patents registered, a number of library books read, Africa virtually disappeared while China, India and Japan grew out of all proportion to their normal size. To the principals present this was a call to action. The only hope for our future is to equip all our pupils with the knowledge and skills to compete in the global economy. The delegates were amused when he noted that we need a new mind-set for success, this includes not always saying what is government doing, and having a lot less than 21 children,

The Grade 11 Fashion Show on the 3rd and 4th September was fantastic. The theme was real and surreal, and all the groups developed creative ways of exploring this. Ms Martens and her teacher team included a massive group of Grade 11’s in the show. We were enthralled by their presentation and the evening was a great success.

On Monday 13th September, we held our Assembly next to our new pool. The water is in and the pool looks stunning. At Assembly I informed the pupils of how we came to re-doing the pool, what it entailed and how we would be utilizing. It. It also mentioned our dreams for the future to heat and cover the pool. A more immediate plan for 2011 is to put some permanent stands against the bank. To end the Assembly Mr Cottle and I had some rivalry around who should have the right to get into the pool first. We then surprised everyone by simply diving in then and there. On Tuesday we held our first boys waterpolo practice. However, the water temperature kept the practice fairly short. A big thanks must go to Colin Harvey, the Governor who has managed this project from start to finish.

The Matrics are coming to the end of their Prelims. These exams have gone very well, and we are hoping that they have all achieved the results they deserve. The Matrics will get their reports on the last day of term (Thursday 23rd September at 11am)

We widh our Grade 11 pupils well as they go to Paarl for the Grade 11 Leadership Camp next week (Monday 20th – Wednesday 21st September. Over these 3 days they will be given many varied experiences in working as a team and leading their teams in various tasks.

(16h30 – 18h30)

The reports will be handed out a a Parent Meeting on WEDNESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER. The meeting will start at 16h30 with a 20 minute genrezl meeting from 16h30 to 16h50. After this time the reports will be handed out and then there will be an opportunity to meet with the teachers. The meeting will end at 18h30. To allow the Jewish parents and teachers to get home in time for supper and the stat of Succot.

We will be working in all classes up to and including Wednesday 22nd September. These will be nborma school days. On Thursday the 23rd Setpember we will have a sports’s programme and movie programme for the pupils and will end school at 11am.

Yours sincerely


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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

science expo

There was great excitement amongst the Grade 11 Science and Biology pupils who, on Wednesday, 4 August 2010 displayed their hard work in the Seminar Rooms at the High School. They will be judged on their work by the teachers of the two Departments and then those chosen will be displaying their projects at the MTN Science Centre on 18 August 2010. Three of the Camps Bay High School teachers have been chosen to be judges at the Science Centre, Mr Rashaad Magiet, Mr Brynn Taylor and Mrs Jane Hotchkiss. Well done to all the pupils for their hard work.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

afrikaans matric camp 2010

The Grade 12 Afrikaans pupils and teachers left on Friday, 30 July 2010 on the Afrikaans Camp. The Camp was held at Mispah near Grabouw and the weekend was spent doing just Afrikaans in preparation for their exams coming up in September and for their final exams. Thank you to the Afrikaans Department for arranging this most successful camp.

camps bay schools go green

The week from 26 - 30 July, the pupils and teachers at the Camps Bay Schools have been a little greener than usual. As part of RAK Week (Random Acts of Kindness), besides collecting for various charities and being kind to fellow pupils and colleagues, the schools promoted the ‘Green Skin Initiative’.
Basically they looked at what makes us the same, and how we can celebrate difference rather than fear it. To close the week on Friday, 30 July 2010, everyone was encouraged to wear green and put on green face paint.
At the High School, pupils and teachers dipped their hands into green paint and made their mark on a wall in the school grounds. The pupils were also addressed by Jean-Marie Nkurunziza of Unite as One, an organisation which stands united for safety and justice. Pupils were also encouraged to sign the anti-xenophobia campaign with Unite as One.