Thursday, June 28, 2012

CBHS New Zealand Rugby U-20's at Kudu Park - Jun '12

There was great excitement when the New Zealand Under 20 Rugby Team practised at Camps Bay High School's very own Kudu Park, prior to the final match against the South African Under 20 team.

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

Friday, June 22, 2012

CBHS Grade 11 Leadership Camp - Jun '12

The Grade 11 Leadership Camp was held at Wortelgat, near Stanford, from 19 - 21 June 2012. The event proved to be a great teambuilding event and provided a good platform for highlighting the qualities of leadership.

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

CBHS Newsletter 5 - May '12

Dear Parents

As you look at your child’s school report, I hope that you will discuss with them what you think of their efforts this term. So many of our pupils have worked really hard and do need to be commended for this. I know there is always room for improvement, but we also need to recognise when a pupil has given their best. The comments from their subject teachers will help you gain insights into their performance, ability, conduct and application in each subject.

The My School Card:
If you do not already have a MY SCHOOL CARD then would you please get one and in doing so support our school financially every time you shop at a MY SCHOOL affiliated shop.
There are two ways you can do this:
1. Apply online at – click on the ‘get a My School card’ and fill out the online application.
2. Apply using the application form that is included with your child’s report. Send it back to the school next term and we will do the rest.

Thank you for your support in this regard.

Subject Changes:
The Grade 10 and Grade 11 learners will not be allowed to make any further subject changes after 20 July 2012. Also, no further subject changes will be allowed to happen. This is a directive from the Education Department.

English Olympiad:
We were delighted to learn that Andrea Colombo in Grade 11 has been placed in the top 15 in the country in the 2012 English Olympiad. She, along with the other 14 pupils from around the country have been invited to attend a Gala Function in Grahamstown. Here, the actual places of the top 15 English Olympians will be announced. We will be holding thumbs for her!

Third Term Calendar:
The Third Term calendar is enclosed for your information. One of the many highlights of the term will be the staging of the musical Fame (on 23 to 25 July). I would encourage all families to make every effort to see this school production.

Matric Matters:
Matrics and Matric parents are reminded of three important dates:

Matric Pupil and Parents meeting: 
All matrics are asked to attend the ‘Last Lap’ meeting on 18 July at 5 pm. After a 30-minute meeting, there will be an opportunity to meet the teachers and discuss the Second Term report; 

The Matric Dance:
The venue is the Kelvin Grove in Newlands, and the function is to be held on 1 September 2012.

Matric Prelims:
The ‘mock matric’ exams start on the 4 September 2012. There is a lot of work to cover before this date and so all matrics must ensure that they start early enough in their preparation.

Holiday Tours:
We wish our U19 Soccer pupils who are going on tour to Bloemfontein all of the very best;
Also, our 1st Rugby Team who will be going to East London on tour, we wish you every success;
The Grade 12 Drama Class will be travelling up to Grahamstown for the Festival, and so we trust they have a very worthwhile experience.

A big thanks to the Academic Staff who have put in a massive effort this term to ensure that all the work was covered thoroughly. A big thanks to all the Teachers for all that they do to make the whole educational experience at Camps Bay High so rich and complete.

I hope you all, parents, pupils and staff, enjoy a well-earned rest.

Yours sincerely



The Car Guard Problem:
As you probably very aware, the Camps Bay Community Police Forum has been in talks with the City as well as various Law Enforcement agencies since 2006 regarding our less-than-satisfactory situation regarding illegal, ill-disciplined and often violent/criminal informal car guards that continue to harass the public and enforce parking fees along the Camps Bay strip as well as up the adjacent side roads.

Besides the current actual cost to parkers, the hidden and resulting total cost to the residents, visitors and businesses in terms of bad experiences, grime and litter, the cost of crime incidents, bad publicity and poor image for the area as a whole continue to have their effect on Camps Bay as a sought-after destination.

Having considered and tried a multitude of different proposals/solutions - none of which have borne meaningful long-term results - we initiated and attended various meetings with the City to discuss and understand their official Kerbside Management Policies, as well as their proposed Pay-for-Parking solution.

In addition, the Camps Bay Community Police Forum have been instrumental in engaging and managing a total public area Road Safety Project, which has been rolling out over the past five years in accordance with priorities and budget requirements.

There will be a Public Information Meeting being hosted by the Camps Bay Community Police Forum at the Rotunda on Tuesday 29 May 2012 at 7 pm to discuss and give feedback on the above matters as well as other related issues.

Bernard Schäfer: 083-300-3380
Head of Operations: Camps Bay Watch,
Vice-Chair: Camps Bay Community Police Forum,
Head: Community Safety & Security - Camps Bay CSI. 

Special Havianas Now For Sale!
Supporters of Camps Bay Schools have been offered our very own branded Havaianas. Havaianas (also known as "flip-flops") are made in Brazil and produced from a secret rubber recipe.
They are known for their extreme marshmallow comfort, durability, non-slip characteristics, non-absorbent qualities (therefore odour-free) and fashionable style.
We are offering them to you in either Black or White for just R120-00 a pair.
If you are interested, please come to the Camps Bay Schools Clothing Shop at Camps Bay High School to order and verify your size.

Available: Weekdays 16h00 – 18h00
Weekends on arrangement
Fee: R200-00 per hour for one lesson
R600-00 (four x 1 hour) lessons
Payable in advance
Contact: Dr Linda Stephens for details
Cell: 082-772-5051

Come join in a group mat class for a FREE first time trial.
Visit for further details, or contact Inge on 074-877-7387 to book your slot.

Matric Dance Dresses, Cocktail Wear and Bridal Wear
At Molteno Creations, we specialise in individually designed and tailored occasion wear. With many years of experience, Rose will ensure that you have your moment to shine in your very own Molteno Creation. Dresses include a three year free alteration service. At Molteno, we are able to work with varying budgets, so for a quotation don't hesitate to set up an appointment. For an opportunity to get your dress free of charge visit or or contact Rose via:
Cellphone: 083-462-7354.

MATHS TUITION Grades 8-12:
Private tuition offered by qualified teacher in Hout Bay.
Phone Meryl on 084-803-7809 or 021-790-2892

Name: Marie de Kock
Tel: 021-465-2509
Cell: 073-244-8200
Stellenbosch University: B.A. (1960),
B.A.-honours (1962), M.A. (1990),
University of South Africa: H.E.D. (1977),
B. Ed. (1979)

Please contact Karen Judge on 021-438-1611 or 082-468-6044.

Eliminate Easter Buns! Book three or more sessions during April or May and pay only R200-00 per session (normal price R250-00)! Based in Vredehoek.
Call for more information on:
Cell: 083-280-3085 or e-mail:

European qualified and internationally accredited instructors - Piano, Violin, Guitar & Singing & Drama/Musical Theatre . All ages welcome. Beginner & advanced levels (Trinity & Royal College of Music exams) Music private lessons allow for one-on-one instruction which includes performance, notation, theory, and technique. In addition. Group lessons allow friends, siblings and classmates to experience the fun and joy of singing and playing music together in Camps Bay.
For more info contact 079-846-2079 or 076-889-2290 or e-mail:


Qualified Intermediate and Senior Phase (Grades Four to Nine) teacher offering private tutoring in all subjects, including Afrikaans, at R150-00 per hour in the Atlantic Seaboard Area.
Kindly contact me on 079-301-6224, or e-mail me at for further information.

Please phone Anne Townsend for more info:
Cellphone: 072-390-3842
Tel: 021-461-9968

FOR SALE:Columbus Electric Guitar and Amplifier (unused gift) – 6 string guitar (strung for left-handed use, but can be re-strung for right-handed. Johnson Warrior – standard amp. Includes free guitar strap and free instrument cable. Price: R1500-00. Please e-mail me at: or phone 082-369-5988


Company books, Tax Returns or anything else related.
Phone Cyril on 083-675-5309

Now open cnr Main & Ellis Rd, Sea Point
Oils, acrylics, canvases, brushes, pencils, craft paint, accessories.
Contact : Steven on 072-120-1222

Mr Grobler (teacher at Camps Bay High), his wife and grandson are looking for a two-bedroomed accommodation in reasonable proximity to the School. Please contact Mr Grobler on 076-949-4777 should you know of anything suitable.

You are invited to join the team for a complimentary cuo of coffee, and to learn more about the emergency medical service offered to you in Camps Bay, Bakoven and Clifton. The base in Camps Bay Drive is now a year old and we wish to thank the community for supporting us in achieving this goal.
WHEN: Sunday, 10 June 2012
WHERE: Victoria Road, Camps Bay (near Camps Bay Tidal Pool)
TIME: 09h00 to 12h00
Enquiries :
Leigh Goldschmidt - 072-447-1600
Barbara Tangocci - 082-651-9941

Two friendly cats looking for a loving home. George and Abby are both four years old, have spent their lives together and we would like them to remain together. Abby is ginger and white and George is black and white. If you are interested, please contact Karen Lightbody on 082-550-2940

Please contact Nicole on 083-377-9248 or via e-mail on for more information re workshops in the June/July Holiday break for children from the ages of four years of age upwards.

Three-for-Two for Professional Spray Tanning. Get three of your friends together and you only pay for two! (Just R500-00, usually R750-00)
Manicure and Pedicure combo for just R250-00 (usually R320-00)
Contact Mel at Beyond Beauty, on cellphone: 079-654-9292, or the Salon at 021-790-3900

Saturday, June 2, 2012

CBHS USA Tour 2013 - March/April 2013

BOOK NOW for the forthcoming CBHS TOUR to the USA in 2013!

DATES: 30 March 2013 TO 10 April 2013 (DURING OUR HOLIDAYS)

COST: R18 000 – R20 000 (depending on the exchange rate)
(Included is the Airline ticket which is approximately R11 500, and the visa which costs R1 100, insurance and visitor’s sight-seeing costs in Cape Town).

SUPERVISION: Mr L Mostert, Ms K Mobsby and Ms J Morgan

TOUR SIZE: ± 25 pupils

INTRODUCTION: Following on from a very successful and enjoyable USA tour this year, we are really excited to be able to offer another group of pupils the opportunity to experience American hospitality. We also have a wonderful itinerary and visit many well-known tourist attractions.

Two nights hotel accommodation in New York –Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Times Square, Ellis Island, show on Broadway, Central Park, Tenement Museum, Chinatown / Little Italy, Bus Tour, 9 -11 Memorial visit, Circle Line Cruise, Rockefeller Centre, Shopping on Fifth Avenue.

Hartford – Pequot Museum and Stonington Harbour, Boston – Fenway Park, Baseball game, Cambridge/ Harvard, Freedom Trail walk. Tour of Hartford- Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Tour of Parliament/Senate, Newport (Rhode Island) – tour of mansions, Great Gatsby House and church where JFK got married.

Entertainment chosen by host family – braai’s, dinners and many other special activities. Skiing in snow if conditions permit.
(subject to confirmation by our USA hosts)

ARRANGEMENTS:We will have to make the first deposit by 7 June 2012 reserving our airplane seats.
A R5 000 deposit is thus needed by Tuesday, 5 June 2012 for us to secure our provisional booking.

Ms Kirsten Mobsby
Mr Louis Mostert
Ms Jessica Morgan