Monday, November 4, 2013

CBHS Newsletter 21 - Nov '13

Dear Parents


With regard to the changes in Term and Holiday dates, I am really sad to have to inform you that the WCED has now thought about the changes we and most schools in the area requested and have said "no" to them. We incorrectly assumed that the "yes" Westerford received would be a "yes" for all schools. At the time I believe the WCED planned to do this. However, now on reflection they appear to have changed their minds. The 2014 school terms will have to follow the national term dates.

Parents who have planned family holidays around the dates we issued earlier must still proceed. The four days in the middle of all the long weekends that would have made up a 17 day holiday will now be school time. We will assist children who are away at this time to catch up on work they have missed.

The dates for 2014 are:

Term 1:  15 January - 28 March
Term 2:  7 April - 7 June
Term 3:  21 July - 3 October
Term 4:  13 October - 10 December

Grade 8 & 9 Music Recital:

On Thursday evening, 31 October 2013, we were treated to an hour of music by the Grade Eight- and Nine music pupils. The performers entertained us with an array of instruments from saxophone, clarinet, piano, trumpet, violin to a full rock band with drums and electric guitars. We were also treated to great vocal performances. A big thanks to Ms Martens and Mr Cawood and the part-time music teachers for making this possible.

School Exams:

All pupils start writing exams on Wednesday, 6 November 2013. Every effort has been made to create a balanced exam timetable, that allows each pupil to perform at their very best. Can you please encourage them to keep studying for the entire exam session, and provide the necessary structure and support that your child needs.

Some suggestion are:
• Discuss with your child their exam timetable and study plan
• Help them stay focused by managing TV and computer gaming time
• Keep the family structure of meals, getting up and going to bed times
• Remember to ask each day how the exam went.

We have to meet with the Inspector to approve our results on the 3 December 2013, and will then be able to issue reports on the 4 December, which is the last day of school for the pupils.


The Budget for 2014 will be presented to the parents at a meeting on the 21 November 2013 at 18h00 in the School Hall. All parents are invited to come and be part of approving the Budget for 2014, and consequently the school fees for 2014.

Two weeks before the 21 November, parents are invited to ask the school for a copy of the proposed Budget.


The three Camps Bay Schools will be hosting the traditional Pub & Quiz Evening on Friday, 8 November 2013 at 19h00 in Ardis at Camps Bay High School. These evenings have always proven to be great fun. 
Book your table NOW! Tables of six members per team at  R100-00 per person (includes a hamburger and chips).  There will also be a cash bar.
Contact Vivienne Ashcroft via cell-phone on 082-466-8261 or via e-mail on


The U14 Cricket team played vs Reddam this week and lost the match by 8 wickets.
The 1st Team Cricket played against Reddam this week and well done to Reddam who won by 5 wickets.

Well done to the Girls' 1st Tennis team who beat St Cyprians 6 - 0 on 22 October 2013.

Well done to the Boys' 1st Waterpolo team who beat Bridgehouse on 23 October 2013. The score was 7-6.

The U14 and U16 Girls' Basketball teams played vs Herzlia on 24 October 2013. The U14's drew 10-10 and the U16's lost 4-20.

Well done to the Swimming team who participated in a gala at Jan van Riebeeck High on 24 October 2013. CBHS won the gala.

Yours sincerely




Extra Science Lessons:
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.

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

Afrikaans Tuition:
Qualified teacher (BEd Hons) available for Afrikaans Tutoring of High School students.
Please contact: Philip Pretorius via e-mail at: or

Learning Style Program:
Grade Seven to Tertiary Level.
Individual profiling unique to each student.
Reduce exam stress - improve academic results.
Play to your strengths - learn how to learn.
Remember important information - focus!
Contact: 083-460-7816

Janet Dobie - Fashion Designer:
Matric Dance:
I am a fashion designer working from St Johns Road, Sea Point and wanting to avail my services for the Matric Dance on the 19th August.
For a rough indication of price it would be R1750-00 excl. fabric and R2250-00 incl. Fabric @ R50-00 /metre.
My contact details: 021-433-0017 / 071-687-1072

“Own a Camps Bay Property?"
We urgently need rental properties for qualified and corporate clients.
Contact  me - Susann Smith - at Smith Anderson Realty on 079-164-7692

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