Saturday, March 31, 2012

CBHS School Governing Body - Mar '12

School Governing Body for March 2012 through to 2014:

Chairman: Eddy Cassar
Vice Chair: Suzi Joubert
Treasurer: Brian Williams
Discipline: Hajir Solomons
Special Projects: Michele Harvey
Buildings & Grounds: Colin Harvey
Parent Liaison: Simoné Segal

Other Members:
Ashraf Abrahams
Vivienne Ashcroft
Lynette Olivier
Ingrid van Diemen

Staff Representatives:
Louis Mostert
Ettie Cronje
Victor van Heerden

Luke Cassar
Robin Taylor

Friday, March 30, 2012

CBHS Girls' 1st Hockey Tournament in George - Mar '12

The Camps Bay High Girls' First Hockey team left for George on 23 March 2012 to participate in the annual York High Tournament. A great weekend of hockey was enjoyed by all who went on the tour. Thank you to Ms Janet Thomson, the side's hockey coach and manageress.

To see more photos of this event on the Camps Bay High School's photo site on Flickr, please click here.

Above: The Camps Bay High Girls' 1st Hockey Team

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CBHS Camps Bay Schools Bring Easter Cheer 2/2 - Mar '12

The three Camps Bay Schools spent the last week of the term handing out Easter eggs to charities and schools. Thousands of Easter eggs were collected by the pupils and families of the schools.

Photographs by Vivienne Ashcroft.

Above: Pupils hand out Easter Eggs at Oranjekloof Moravian School in Hout Bay.

Above: Pupils hand out Easter Eggs at Disa Primary School in Hout Bay.

CBHS Boys' Hockey Tournament in George - Mar '12

The CBHS Boys' First Hockey Team left on 23 March 2012 for George to partipate in the York High School hockey tournament.

They played seven games against various schools. They drew two games and lost the rest. They returned on 26 March, having enjoyed the sportsmanship and competitions over the three days.

To see more photos of this event, taken by Sandy Parker, on the Camps Bay High School photo site on Flickr, please click here.

Above: The Boys' First Hockey Team also found time for a visit to an ostrich farm.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

CBHS Camps Bay Schools Bring Easter Cheer 1/2 - Mar '12

Camps Bay Schools brought some "early" Easter cheer to the Camps Bay Police Station, by delivering Easter Eggs to the station on Tuesday 20 March 2012, just before the schools break up for the Easter holidays on Friday, 23 March 2012.

Above, left to right: Constable N C Ratazayo, Warrant Officer P G J Myburgh, Constable N P Tshumsila, Vivienne Ashcroft (Marketing/PR Camps Bay Schools) and Nina Sardo (Admin Assistant from the Camps Bay Preparatory School)

Photograph by Michael Hagglund.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

CBHS Newsletter 3 - Mar '12

Dear Parents

School Governing Body Elections:
I am pleased to announce that the Governing Body elections were successful. We were concerned about being able to get the required 152 voters to qualify as a quorum (15% of all parents). By holding the elections over a whole day we were able to do this. Thank you to all the parents who came in at varying times during the day to cast their vote. The elected governors have met and voted on office bearers.

Let me now introduce to you your Governors for 2012 through to 2014:
Chairman: Eddy Cassar
Vice Chair: Suzi Joubert
Treasurer: Brian Williams
Discipline: Hajir Solomons
Special Projects: Michele Harvey
Buildings & Grounds: Colin Harvey
Parent Liaison: Simoné Segal

Elections were also conducted for Staff and Pupil Representatives on the Governing Body, and they are as follows:

Staff Representatives:
Louis Mostert, Ettie Cronje and Victor van Heerden

Luke van der Spuy and Matthew Harvey.

The Governing Body meets on an average of once a month, but usually are at school involved in their portfolios on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. We have really benefitted from the hard work of the governors to date, and they deserve a big thanks from every parent.

Fun Day:
James House will be hosting a Fun Day to celebrate their 25th anniversary on 17 March. Entrance is R20-00 for adults and R10-00 for children. The day includes music, face-painting and food. Please support this event.

Dance Showcase:

Above: The Dance pupils in action!

On 8 March we were treated to a Dance Showcase by the Dance Department. This is the first year we have a Matric dance class, and this event allowed them to choreograph a dance for their exam. The second part of the evening was a ‘festival’ of dance, as over 70 pupils came on stage and entertained the audience with an array of dance styles and genres. Well done to Ms Le Chat for growing Dance at Camps Bay High. To see more photos of this event, please click here.

The Three Camps Bay Schools' Cultural Evening:
Facets of dance, drama and music.
Please diarise these dates NOW!!
Friday & Saturday, 18 & 19 May 2012.
Come and experience an evening of talent across the three schools.
The Camps Bay Staff will also be performing!

AFS Exchange:

AFS is looking for students to go on exchange and, or, to host exchange students. It is not like Rotary where if a student goes abroad, the family must host. At the moment, there are a few European students who are looking for host families for two months (August - September). Find out more on their website:

Would you be interested or perhaps know of anyone who would? If so, Mandy Botsis at e-mail: can provide you with more information.

American Cultural Exchange:
On Saturday 10th March 2012, thirty-two pupils and five staff members travelled to West Hartford in Connecticut to visit two High Schools: Hall and Conard. This is the second part of the American Exchange Programme. Three weeks ago we hosted them at our school, in our homes and in our city. I will accompany the group, and after the exchange, I will travel to Philadelphia to attend a Principal’s Conference. While I am away, the school will be in the capable hands of Mr Louis Mostert.


Newlands Swimming Gala:

Above: School spirit very much in evidence at the Swimming Gala at Newlands Pool!

The swimming season closed with the traditional Newlands Swimming Gala on Tuesday, 6 March 2012. It was a great opportunity for our swimmers to compete in an evening gala in a 50m pool. We fared well, coming fifth out of ten competing schools. However, when it came to school spirit, we were leaders on the day. Our Prefects and supporters sang and cheered for our team all through the event. We seem to be setting new standards for ‘school spirit'.
To see more photos of this event, please click here.

National Ice Skater:
We have learned that one of our new pupils in Grade Eight is a National Ice Skater. In 2010 he represented South African in Korea at an International Skating event. Congratulations to Matthew Samuels on this achievement.

Closing of Summer Sports Season:

Above: The Boys' First Rugby Team scrum down at Hopefield

The summer season has drawn to a close, and the winter codes have started practising. The Boys’ First Hockey side has started playing evening pre-season matches on ‘astro’ at Hartleyvale, and the Boys First Rugby side started the season by participating in a tournament at Hopefield on Saturday 10th March. To see photos of the Hopefield event, please click here.

End of Term Reports:
The reports for the First Term can be collected at school on the 22nd March 2012 at 17h30. There will be an opportunity to meet the teachers as well.

Yours sincerely



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Tel: 021-461-9968

cbhs pupil wins study bursary - mar '12

On 23 March 2012, Ninah Hendricks (a Grade 12 pupil at Camps Bay High School) entered into the Second Round of the Nedbank Essay Writing Competition. Ninah had to present her essay entitled "The Western Cape and its Growth Spurt - Where Did It Go?" The topic of the essay was to focus on the economy of the Western Cape, with references to the nation as a whole. During this presentation, Ninah not only had to present her oral to Treasury and the Western Cape Education Department, but she also had to undergo questioning on her essay and on the socio-economic issues facing South Africa.

Above, left to right: Mr Brenton Cunliffe and Ninah Hendricks of Camps Bay High School

The next day Ninah, her parents and Mr Brenton Cunliffe were invited to dine at the Westin Hotel located within the Cape Town International Convention Centre to find out the results of the presentation. Ninah and the 17 other finalists, including their accompanying parents and teachers, were also joined by the Minister of Tourism and Economic Development and Minister of Education, along with the executive members of both the National Treasury and Nedbank. Each of the 17 essay-writing finalists received a certificate and cash prize depending on their essay quality. It was after this that the 12 bursary recipients were announced; the winners would win a bursary to the value of between R75 000 and R85 000 to study at a South African university of their choice. This bursary would be for studying degrees within the Mathematics, Economics or Accounting Faculties, for a minimum of three years.

Ninah was one of the 12 bursary recipients and says she was greatly humbled by the whole experience. She would like to thank Mr Brenton Cunliffe for bringing her attention to this competition and for having mentored her throughout the experience. Ninah would also like to thank Nedbank and the National Treasury for creating this platform for her to study further and pursue her dream of becoming a chartered accountant.

cbhs rugby & netball vs victory park - mar '12

On Friday, 23 March 2012, the First teams of Rugby and Netball of Camps Bay High School played matches against a visiting side from Victoria Park, Port Elizabeth. The Netball team lost their match 0 - 32, and well done our Rugby team, who won their match 12 - 8.

Above: The Camps Bay High First Rugby Team run out onto the field.

Above: The Camps Bay High School's First Netball team in action against the Victory Park team.

To see more pictures of this event, on the Camps Bay High School photo site on Flickr, please click here.

CBHS Events Calendar - 2nd Term '12

The Second Term events calendar for 2012 is extracted below. Please click ‹‹here›› to download a PDF of the 2012 Second Term events calendar.

Friday, March 23, 2012

cbhs top fifteen students - 1st term '12

Here are the Top Fifteen Camps Bay High students, per grade, for the First Term of 2012:


1. Brittz Kylie 86.22%
2. Steyn Tobie 85%
3. Bassier Ubayd 82.67%
4. Van der Spuy Oscar 80.78%
5. Cook Jemma 80.33%
6. Pearce Ashleigh 78.78%
7. Stoffels Caitlin 78.44%
7. Mgogoshe Asemahle 78.44%
9. Dollimore Lola 77.56%
10. Viljoen Anja 77%
11. Southgate Thamir 76.89%
12. Shaboodien Sara 76.22%
13. Glover Jenna 75.56%
13. Knott Vicky 75.56%
13. Fanti Siphosethu 75.56%


1. Liltved Allegra 93.78%
2. Glover Kelly 92.11%
3. Way Jessica 88.67%
4. Fagan Hannah 88.00%
5. Gadeyne Zoe 85.89%
6. Sujee Laylah 83.89%
7. Jones Katelyn 83.67%
8. Tchalov Anna 82.56%
9. Abramson Alexia 81.44%
10. Mohamed La’eeqoh 81.33%
11. Dean James 79.56%
12. Jackson Connor 78.78%
13. Hulme Isabella 78.22%
13. Davids Sara 78.22%
13. Matthee Tameron 78.22%


1. Geyser Bevan 89.86%
2. Green Alison 89%
3. Florence Gabi 85%
4. Van Rensburg Kiyan 84.29%
5. Brittz Natan 83.57%
6. Beimel Maxine 81.71%
7. Geyser Cullam 80.86%
8. De Bruin Oliver 80.57%
9. Florence Shannon 80.43%
10. Kao Michelle 79.57%
11. Greyling Maya 78.71%
11. Fehr Fabio 78.71%
13. Shapiro Guinevere 78.29%
13. Portocarero Marie-Helene 78.29%
15. Schumann Sarah 78.14%


1. Jacobsen Danielle 88.86%
2. Colombo Andrea 88.14%
3. Visser Ankia 87.29%
4. Byrnes Kathryn 84.86%
5. Ellemdeen Fatima 83.29%
5. Horn Nicole 83.29%
7. Steyn Mayhew 83.14%
8. Sitwebile Asongezwa 82.29%
9. Inocentes Miguel 81.86%
10. Osner Samantha 81.43%
11. Gulwa Kanya 80.14%
12. Isaacs Waleed 79%
13. Mvandaba Mvelisi 78.86%
14. Cassar Luke 77.86%
15. Liltved Keanu 77.57%


1. Van de Laar Kieron 89.29%
2. De Girardier Rudolph 88.57%
3. Mohamed Fatima 86.86%
4. Jones Lyandra 83.86%
5. Burger Amy 82.71%
6. Burger Jessica 81.86%
7. Vaisanen Rebekka 81.57%
8. Hagglund Stephen 81.43%
9. Abayomi Sapphira 80.29%
10. Hendricks Ninah 80%
11. Coopoo Githan 79.86%
12. Bruce-Chwatt Tomas 79.29%
13. Laires Samantha 78.71%
14. Ngcobo Nicholas 78.57%
15. Nicholas Robin-Sue 78%

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CBHS Hopefield Derby - 19 Mar '12

On Monday, 19 March 2012, the Camps Bay High School rugby, netball and hockey teams participated in the annual Sports Derby against Hopefield (played at Hopefield). An afternoon of great sport and sportsmanship was enjoyed.

Above: The CBHS Rugby team (on RHS) scrum down against the Hopefield team.

Photographs by Simone Segall.

To see more of these photographs on the Camps Bay High School photo site on Flickr, please click here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CBHS Boasts Two HIP2B² Champions - Mar '12

Camps Bay High School is very proud of Miles Ritchie and Kiyan van Rensburg who were amongst the eclectic group of passionate young minds made up of techies, artists and athletes that have recently been appointed to spread the word that maths, science and technology are cool.

The HIP2B² Champions represent a rousing melting pot of communities and cultures, and have been selected for both their passion for their studies as well as for their strong communication skills.

Formerly known as Brand Ambassadors, the HIP2B² Champions of 2012 also usher in a new title, which better reflects their role as ‘champions’ of this important public mission to inspire behaviour changes among learners, so that they continue their studies of Maths and Science through Matric.

Above: Miles Ritchie and Kiyan van Rensburg

Friday, March 9, 2012

cbhs hosts an evening of dance - mar '12

On Thursday, 8 March 2012, the Camps Bay High School Dance pupils showcased their talents at a special Dance evening. The evening which included Ballet, African Dance, Contemporary Dance and Hiphop was enjoyed by all who attended.

Photographs by Kiri Roussopoulos.

cbhs dance showcase - mar '12

Camps Bay High School dancers displayed their dancing talents on Thursday, 8 March 2012.

An evening of Contemporary Dance, African Dance, Ballet and Hip Hop was enjoyed by all who attended the evening.

To see the complete set of photos on the Camps Bay High School photo site on Flickr, please click here.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CBHS Inter-Schools Swimming Gala at Newlands - Mar '12

On Tuesday, 6 March 2012, Camps Bay High School Swimmers participated in the annual inter-schools gala at Newlands Swimming Pool.

Camps Bay High achieved 5th position out of ten participating schools. Our pupils demonstrated amazing spirit on the evening.

Well done to all swimmers and supporters!

Photographs by Sarah Schumann.

To see more photos of this event on the Camps Bay High School photo site on Flickr, please click here.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

CBHS Interact Organises a Day of Fun - 3 Mar '12

On Saturday, 3 March 2012, the Interact Society of Camps Bay High
School hosted a morning of fun for children from James House in Hout
Bay and Nazareth House. The children enjoyed a slippery slide,
facepainting, games and party packs.

Above: Children from James House & Nazareth House on the field at Camps Bay High

Above: Face painting was the order of the day...

Friday, March 2, 2012

cbhs literary figures - 1 mar '12

Camps Bay High School celebrated World Book Day on 1 March 2012 by dressing up as their favourite Book Characters!

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly...) - reading!

To see more pictures on the Camps Bay High School photo site on Flickr, please click here.