Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CBHS Invites Past Pupils Back - Nov '11

It was a weekend of reunions at Camps Bay High School on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November 2011.

On Friday night, the 1971 matriculants enjoyed a small cocktail party in the seminar room, followed by a walk around their old school.

The full set of photos of the 1971 Matrics Reunion can be viewed on Flickr, please click here.

The full set of photos of the 1981/1991/2001 Matrics Reunion can be viewed on the Flickr website; please click here.

Above: A group of 1971 matrics sitting back in their old classroom:
Back: Vivienne Ashcroft (Marketing/PR for the Camps Bay Schools);
Back from left: Megan O'Donnell (nee Robinson), Brent Young, Jo Webber (nee Eva);
Front from left: Zena Potash, Stephen Levetan, Brenda Bloch, Nicky Goodall (nee Collins)

On Saturday evening, the 10-, 20- and 30-year Class Reunions took place:

Above: The 1981 group of Matrics

Above: The 1991 group of Matrics

Above: The 2001 group of Matrics

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CBHS Newsletter 12 - Nov '11

Dear Parents

Exams for all pupils start tomorrow, the 16th November. During the exams and for the rest of the term, the school day will end at 13h00, except for the last day of the term, the 9th December, when school will close at 11h00.

On this day all pupils will be issued with their final reports. A reminder that the WCED expects children to be at school every day during the exams. If you keep your child at home on a non-writing day, this is at your discretion. If they do come to school, there will be a venue for supervised study.

All textbooks that were issued by the school must be returned on the day that the exam is written. If the textbook is lost, then the pupil must either replace the book themselves, or pay the school to replace the book. Having a full set of books is vital for starting next year. If the book is damaged, please see if you can repair it at home before returning it.

For the first time this year we will be having two book sales:
• one on the 28th November 2011 from 11h00 to 15h00 (new books only);
• the day before school starts - 10th January 2012 from 09h00 to 16h00.
Please feel free to choose any of the above dates.

Exams finish on the 2nd December 2011. On Monday 5th December, pupils will have a chance to check the marking and adding of marks on their exam scripts. Here they will ensure that all questions have been marked, and that all marks add up to the total that appears on the front of the paper. This is just another check to ensure that the marks are correct and correctly recorded.

The last week of term, running from Tuesday 6th December to Friday 9th December is Camps Bay High Spectrum Week. This is a week of fun outdoor activities, organised and run by the prefects under the supervision of the teachers.

Even though there is no formal work at this time, this week is a great way to end the year together. Roll-call will be taken every day and this is regarded as a school week.


Wednesday 24th November 2011
at 17h30

A budget has been drawn up and will be proposed at this meeting by Eugene Malan, the treasurer. The school fee to support this budget is R22150 per year. This is an 8% increase from the fees of 2011. In comparison to other similar schools, this is among the lowest increases. The range is from a high of 12,5% down to 6,5%. The fee at the school with a 6.5% increase for 2012 will be at R26420.

We believe this budget will allow us to maintain and grow the excellent educational experience we are able to offer our pupils.




Please contact Karen Judge on landline: 021-438-1611 or on cellphone: 082-468-6044

I am a qualified and experienced English/Afrikaans teacher and previously I taught in Cape Town at Boston and Rosebank House Colleges, SACS and Queen's Park High School. Fourteen years on the international circuit followed and I am now based in Cape Town as a freelance writer, editor and private tutor. My website, www.annetownsend.co.za, has all my contact details. I am happy to teach all ages.

Meryl Hutchison
Private lessons with qualified teacher.
Phone: 021-790-2892
Cellphone: 084-803-7809

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Camps Bay Business Forum will have a charity dinner at The Bay Hotel on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 to raise funds to employ a dedicated social worker for the Camps Bay area and for more security.
The event will feature top local performing artists, special item auction and a prize draw. It includes a three course dinner with complimentary wine. Book tickets for this event at a cost of R1000-00 each. Please call Alison or Debbie at 021-422-1418 or e-mail on events@rainbowcpt.co.za

Drumming Lessons with Tim King
I am a 22-year-old Mechanical Engineering Honours student at UCT and have been playing drums for 10 years and teaching for five.
I teach my students a combination of what they want to learn and the stuff that is crucial to their musical development. In time I also teach all my students how to read music.
I like my lessons to be fun and interactive, and if students have certain songs, grooves or techniques they wish to learn, I am more than happy to teach them in following lessons. I have also had a lot of live experience and am able to give useful insights to any aspiring rock stars.
I will also be teaching through the holidays.
Cost: R100-00 / 45 minutes
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Monday, November 14, 2011

CBHS Bids Farewell to Kiri Roussopoulos & Margie Fisher - Nov '11

On Saturday, 12 November 2011, the staff of Camps Bay High School bad farewell to two of their staff members who between them have served the school for 68 years. They are both retiring.
Kiri Roussopoulos has been a member of staff at Camps Bay High School for 31 years. He was the Head of Music, taught Mathematics and Music and is also the school photographer.

Margie Fisher is part of the support team. She has been the in-house caterer for many functions and has provided some of the most delicious meals during the 37 years she has been at the school.

To view the complete set of photos of the Farewell Dinner on Flickr, please click here

Above: Kiri Roussopoulos pictured with his wife, Mrs Nancy Roussopoulos, who is the Principal at the Camps Bay Preparatory School

Above: Margie Fisher sharing some stories with her family, the staff and friends

Above: Kiri enjoying the evening with a number of the teachers who have also served the school for many years. From left: Eban Tucker, Kiri Roussopoulos, Louis Mostert (Deputy Principal), Ted Baker and William Cawood

Friday, November 11, 2011

CBHS Swimathon Fundraiser - 5 Nov '11

On Saturday, 5 November 2011, the waterpolo and swimming teams of CBHS arranged a fundraiser Swimathon. The morning was enjoyed by all who participated and the funds raised will be used for an electronic score board and for the purchase of 30-second stop clocks.

To see all the photos of this event on Flickr, please click here.

Above: A number of the pupils joined in the fun

Above: Mr Dean Cottle, an educator and sports coach, participated in the swim

Above: Mr David de Korte, CBHS School Principal, also participated

Photographs by Kiri Roussopoulos.