Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CBHS Newsletter 5 - Apr '13

Dear Parents,

We are in the third week of the Second Term and all school activities are well under way. There is one change to the calendar and that is the Westerford Derby which has been moved to 4 May 2013. This is a full morning of sport which will be hosted by us this year. Can I encourage you to come and support Camps Bay from 08h00 to 13h00.

Book Day - 24 April:

The school celebrated Book Day with most of the teachers dressing up as characters from well-known books. The pupils then had to guess who they were. We allowed them to use their phones to Google the answers. There were many characters who even some of the teachers did not know. In the end it promoted books and the love of reading.


If you look carefully at the front of the school you may notice a very slight difference in the colour of the window frames. We have had all the windows replaced by the WCED, as well as all the green panels that were broken.

The plumbing project continues in front of the school, but the internal work is complete. The contractors are presently re-surfacing the two quads (inside and outside areas). We still plan to build two new classrooms and a cultural centre and are waiting for the WCED to approve the project, even though we will have to pay for it.

Pupil Achievements:

I would like to congratulate the following pupils on their great achievements:

  • Sipho Pokolo who will travel to Mumbai, India in December 2013 to compete in the 6th Karate-do Goju Kai World championships;
  • Kiyan van Rensburg who in March was awarded his Springbok Scout badge. This is the highest Award you can get as a Scout;
  • Oscar Armstrong competed in Egypt in the African Continent Kiteboard Racing Championship and achieved a Silver medal. This improved his world ranking status to 6th in the world;
  • Brode Gleeson took part in the West Coast Body Boarding Classic and came 1st in the Junior category;
  • Luke Kitchin competed in the West Coast Body Boarding Classic and was placed second in the Junior Category. He also competed in the Cape Classic, being placed 2nd in the juniors and 7th in the Pro division;
  • Sky Beveridge swam in the Level 2 Swimming Championships held at the University of the Western Cape. He came home with 4 gold and 1 silver medal;
  • Matthew Samuels travelled to Manila in the Philippines to compete in the International (Ice) Skating World Development Trophy. He came home with a gold medal for his top performance.

Academic Programme:

The pressure is on to be well prepared for the exams that lie ahead at the end of this term. We start writing in just four weeks’ time and so every moment needs to be well spent. Could  you discuss ways that you as a family can work to help your child to produce their very best performance? Some ideas might include:

  •  Looking at the family commitments and programme to ensure there is enough time to study;
  • Deciding on a study time when the family will help the child to be disciplined and get down to work;
  • Any help in organising and planning a study timetable;
  • A change in travel arrangements to allow your child to attend the free extra lessons that are offered in some subjects after school;
  • Any specific needs your child may have regarding their academic preparation.


Dear Parents

The Afrikaans department has decided that we would like to make use of electronic facilities and therefore we have created our own website (KAMPSBAAI KOEL IN AFRIKAANS) which has been operational from Monday 15 April 2013. On the website you and your child will be able to see what is happening in the Afrikaans Department in every Grade. Worksheets, exam papers information etc will be placed on the website on a weekly basis. If you need to know more Google the heading and follow the links.


Ettie Cronje

and colleagues in the Afrikaans Department

Rock Concert!
Camps Bay Primary School will host a Rock Concert on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 at 18h00 at the school. Do not miss this evening of Rock by the Camps Bay Primary and High School bands, including past pupils.
Tickets are R20-00 (pupils) R40-00 (adults).
Family special : R100-00 for 2 adults and 2 pupils.
Refreshments will be on sale.
For tickets please call 021-438-1503.

CBHS Drama Department Fundraiser:
Book your tickets now for "Defending the Caveman" (Alan Committee stars in the perfect "date-comedy" that explains why men refuse to ask for directions and why women need so much cupboard space!)

The show is on Thursday, 18 July 2013 at the Theatre on the Bay.
Tickets are R160-00 each. Book your tickets with Lindy Kawalsky on 083-324-6405.

Wednesday 1 May 2013 is a Public Holiday.

The children will be writing their English Paper 3 exam on Thursday 2 May and their Afrikaans Paper 3 on Friday 3 May 2013.
If your child is away from school we need a Doctors Certificate otherwise a zero mark will be given.REMINDER
4 MAY 2013
08h00 – 13h00



Congratulations to the chess team who won their first Interschools Competition against St Georges Grammar    4 -2 !


Played Bernadine Heights and lost 1 – 3 (U19);
U16 lost 0 – 1

Played Canons Creek:
U19 lost 0 - 1

U14 hockey girls won 1 – 0 against Monument Park


Played Rangers RFC

U14 – lost 5 – 12
Daniel Saltou Man of the Match

U15 – lost 5 – 15
Mzukisi Madlingozi

U16 – Lost 0 – 20
Tristan Lerena outstanding play

U19 – Drew 29 - 29


The Boys came 5th at the Surfing Competition at Long Beach


Mr D. de Korte

Do you want to host a German Exchange Student?

We have a German exchange student from July 2013 to May 2014. He is a fifteen-year-old boy who will need four host families (one per term) to make it through the year.

Host families will be paid for board and lodging. 
If you want to help or just ask a question please e-mail me (Mr David de Korte) at dekorte@campsbayhigh.co.za, or Sheryll Cosslett at scosslett@campsbayhigh.co.za.


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

Private Tuition in English & Afrikaans:
Please contact Anne Townsend on 021-461-9968 or 072-390-3842 or visit www.annetownsend.co.za


Professional Maintenance & Services
All those little things you just don’t have time to do!
Free quotes and guaranteed workmanship.
Please call: Charles on 021-674-1763 or 082-468-4198 or Howard on 072-600-9575

Phuket Restaurant:

We do Thai and Sushi cuisine, and have a special at the moment: 24-piece sushi for just R129-00.
Shop 205, Promenade Building, Victoria Road, Camps Bay.
Tel: 021-437-1617

Studio D’Arte:
Music & Drama – piano, violin, guitar, singing etc – ALL ages welcome.
Please call 079-846-2079 for more info or e-mail: studio.d.arte.capetown@gmail.com

Vanessa’s Party Emporium
We are a small party shop based in Sea Point. We cater for all your party needs. We specialize in a wide variety of themes for parties. Our main focus is on costume hire for adults and kids. We have a selection of party accessories for any occasion, hats, wigs, and exquisite masks, as well as a wide selection of foil and latex balloons. Our helium balloons will make all your party stress float away.
Trading hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:30-17:30; Sat: 9:00-15:00; Closed Public Holidays
Contact us on:
Tel: 021-434-3862
Web: www.vanessaspartyemporium.co.za
E-mail: Vanessa@vanessaspartyemporium.co.za

Substance Abuse Counsellor. Hout Bay.
Beverley Sheer (SACAP. Dip. Psych / Couns Comm) Offering screening (assessment of use, misuse or abuse of substances). Individual treatment plans. Brief Intervention/ Harm minimisation. Family Counselling. Motivational Therapy. Relapse Prevention.
Private. Confidential. Caring.
Telephone: 082-963-9378

Four Seasons Covers:
Need to protect your outdoor furniture? Custom-made covers to protect against the elements of wind, rain, dust & rust.
Website: www.covers.wozaonline.co.za
Contact Gina on 074-143-9330 for an obligation free quote and measure-up.

Tutoring in Afrikaans:

Qualified teacher (BEd Hons) available for Afrikaans Tutoring of High School students.
Please contact: Philip Pretorius at gielabalducci83@gmail.com.com or at philip.pretorius@iesmail.com

Nutritional Dog Food:
NO colourants, chemicals!! Priced from R30-00 (2 kg) to R250-00 (25 kg).
FREE delivery to your doorstep. Any dog can eat it - young or old.
Call Anton/Norma on 078-560-1963
E-mail us on: maxmunchiescpt@gmail.com

Horse Riding Lessons:
Available in Hout Bay. Small, private yard offering lovely horses, private lessons or small groups. Children and adults; beginner to advanced. Leasing, out-rides and lessons on your own horse also available. Contact Jo for more info on 083-570-8770 or e-mail: altamirastud@hotmail.com

Albert offers private lessons at your home. Beginner to advanced, classical, contemporary, theory, etc.
Call 083-451-6969 or e-mail: ajdebuys@yahoo.com

Immaculate Garden Flat To Let:
One double bedroom , lounge / kitchenette, bathroom with shower to rent immediately for one person, non smoker, no pets. Private entrance, parking bay behind remote security gate. Fully alarmed and burglar-barred. Fully furnished and equipped. Freshly painted, TV, DSTV, DVD player. Flat serviced and garden cared for fortnightly .
Own linen, towels to be supplied by renter, no laundry on site. Within walking distance of the Waterfront. MyCity bus stop nearby. References and ID to be provided by all applicants. Rental inclusive of electricity, water, DSTV etc.

Contact 083-701-8430 for further info.


NGWENYA LODGE (www.ngwenya.co.za)
River frontage - 6 sleeper (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + sleeper couch in lounge)
Available from 6th - 13 July 2012
R15000-00 for the week
Contact Kathy on 082-559-6763 for further details

Monday, April 29, 2013

CBHS Scouting Upton Shield - 28 Apr '13

Some of the Grade 8 students at Camps Bay High School participated in a Scouting competition held on Sunday, 28 April 2013, with outstanding results. The competition, called UPTON SHIELD started in 1950 and is a Provincial (Western) Cape Junior Hiking competition which takes place annually for a whole day.

Teams four members between ages of 11 and 14½ years old lead by a patrol leader hike on their own for a distance of about eight kilometres, with check points en route whereby they have to submit various activities that they must do along the way. Each year, this competition is held at various venues such as Table Mountain, Silvermine, Kalk Bay, Rhodes Memorial, etc. with this year's 2013 event being held at Fish Hoek with a total of 58 teams (232 scouts). 

1st Camps Bay Scouts Group entered two teams:

Patrol Leader:    Kyle Valadas
Team:                   Scott Robinson, Daniel Amann & Sacha Hodgkinson
Result:                 Fourth place


Patrol Leader:    Jordan Bysshe
Team:                   Joshua-Sky Hodgkinson, Oliver Gosnett and Mpho Meti
Result:                 9th place

CBHS Easter Egg Drive at Camps Bay Schools - Apr '13

As part of the Easter Egg drive at the Camps Bay Schools, Camps Bay High School pupils also handed out Easter Eggs at the Sunflower Creche.  There were many happy faces to receive their treats!

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CBHS World Book Day - 23 Apr '13

The Camps Bay High School staff celebrated Shakespeare's birthday (World Book Day) on 23 April 2013 by dressing up as characters of books. Great spirit was shown when the pupils had to guess who they were dressed up as during the Cultural slot.

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

CBHS Academic Assembly - 22 April '13

On Monday, 22 April 2013, the top academics at Camps Bay High School were honoured during an Assembly. The top ten students in each grade were presented with a badge and encouraged to keep up their excellent work.

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

CBHS Soccer Fixtures for Terms 2 & 3 - April to September '13

Extracted below is the Camps Bay High School Soccer Fixtures timetable for April to September (i.e. Second- and Third Terms) of 2013. A detailed explanation of the dates and days these soccer matches take place is provided, and whether the fixture is to be played at home or away.

Practice days are Mondays for all boys and Fridays for all girls.

To download a high-resolution printable PDF from the Camps Bay High School's document resource on Google Drive, click ‹‹here››.

Mr Kevin Jenneke

CBHS Tests & Assignments Calendars - 2nd Term 2013

The Tests and Asssignments Calendars for the Second Term of 2013 at Camps Bay High School have been extracted below for each Grade. To download a high resolution printable PDF file from the Camps Bay High School document store on Google Drive, please click on the appropriate link below:

For Grade 8, click ‹‹here››.

For Grade 9, click ‹‹here››.

For Grade 10, click ‹‹here››.


For Grade 11, click ‹‹here››.

For Grade 12, click ‹‹here››.

Friday, April 12, 2013

CBHS Comedian Kev Orkian - Apr '13

Camps Bay High School pupils and staff were delighted to be entertained by Kev Orkian who is from the UK.

Kev is respected as one of the world’s top comedy pianists. He started his career in the early nineties with major roles in London's West End, in the musicals "Fame", "Buddy Holly", "Me and My Girl", "Happy Days" and "Boogie Nights". He tours the world performing his one-man show in the concert halls of Las Vegas, London, the UAE and Europe.

He returns to the city in June for the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival.

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

Thursday, April 11, 2013

CBHS Sports Fixtures Calendar 2nd Term - Apr '13

The Sports Fixtures Calendar for the Second Term of 2013 at Camps Bay High School is extracted below.

To download a High Resolution PDF file for printing, from Google Drive, click ‹‹here››.

Monday, April 8, 2013

CBHS Winter Sports Programme - 2nd & 3rd Terms '13

The Winter Sports Programme for the Second and Third Terms Terms of 2013 at Camps Bay High School is extracted below. To see the original high-resolution PDF file on Google Drive , please click ‹‹here››

Sunday, April 7, 2013

CBHS Camps Bay Ratepayers & Residents Public Meeting - 15 April '13

CBRRA (Camps Bay Ratepayers & Residents Association) will hold a Public Meeting at 19h30 - 21h00, on Monday, 15 April 2013 at The Rotunda, The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay.

Issues to be addressed will be:
  • The beachfront upgrade;
  • Dogs on the beach;
  • Municipal Rates;
  • The future of the Green Point Stadium, 
There will also be an address by Cllrs Beverley Schafer and Marga Haywood. CBRRA will also have members available from 5pm to assist with any issues regarding your rates.

Get involved in your community! Make a difference and please attend this very important meeting.

The meeting is open to everyone (teachers, parents and pupils) from Camps Bay Schools.