Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CBHS Newsletter 4 - May '09

As I watched the Interhouse plays I was again reminded just how talented our pupils are. The six plays we were treated to on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May were all written and produced by our pupils. The theme was ‘time’ and each house interpreted this differently. Congratulations to Blue House for their win. However, I felt all houses did exceptionally well.

The weather on our Derby Day was fantastic. In fact the day was perfect in every way. Our teams competed across 4 sporting disciplines against Westerford. A highlight was when our 1st Rugby Team narrowly beat Westerford in the dying moments of the game. All the matches were played in the right spirit. These were the final results:

U19 Lost 0 – 4
U16 Drew 2 – 2

U19A Lost 0 – 2
U16 Lost 0 – 7

U19A Lost 6 – 21
U19B Lost 5 – 19
U16A Lost 4 - 24
U16B Lost 5 – 25
U14A Lost 7 – 9
U14B Won 12 – 10

U19A Won 24 – 20
U16 Lost 0 – 7
U15 Lost 0 – 31
U14 Won 19 – 11


1st team played against South Peninsula and won 4 – 0
U15 played Bishops A and lost 4 – 0

Soccer (Boys)
U15 vs Pinelands Lost 2 – 1
(Goalscorer: Gift Mngomezulu)
U17A vs Cape Town High won 4 – 1
U17B vs St Georges won 6 – 0
(Goalscorers: Xolani Jelemsi, Sakhile Bulo (2), Tim Schumann (2)
U17B vs Gardens lost 3 – 2
(Goalscorer: Benji Mopkhini (2)

Soccer (Girls)
U15 vs Thandokulu and won 2 – 0
U19A vs Gardens and drew 2 – 2
(Goalscorers: Dalecha Van Wyngaard, Tasia-Lee Harrison)

Well done to all the pupils who participated in the Southern Zone and Table Bay Cross Country League held at Camps Bay High on 24th April 2009. We received the following:
“Thanks to Camps Bay High for hosting the first league event of the season.
A special thanks to Mr Tucker for taking the initiative in this regard. Well done to the smiling faces of staff and learner officials who offered their valuable time to make the day a success”
A special congratulations to Danica Davies who came 1st in the 6km race in 35.16 minutes.

On 3rd April, Mr Cottle, Mr Becker and the Rugby boys left early in the morning with a long drive ahead to Graaff Reinet. We arrived late afternoon and went straight into practicing. While eating supper we got to meet the other players who were nearly double our size except for Ya’eesh (Bompie).
Our first game was against Winterburg and we went down 24 – 11 due to very bad refereeing. Saturday night was all action with the main event being the sokkie (Afrikaans disco). Sunday was a relaxing day with the team having a nice braai at the pool. Luckily Mr Cottle was on life-guard duty, otherwise SK would have drowned after landing face first in a double front flip dive. Monday we played our second game, the team woke up early to train and prepare for the match.
Our next opponents were Port Alfred and we won the match 18 – 5 playing an exciting and memorable game of rugby. With our boys packed and ready to go, we were on our way home with a very successful rugby tour behind us.
Player of the Tour was Benji Mokhini who played brilliantly in both games. Nicholas van Zyl was Man of the Match against Port Alfred, playing with an ankle injury.
We would like to thank our coach Mr Cottle and the Manager Mr Becker for a very memorable and successful rugby tour.

Nicholas Kottler

Congratulations to Ariana Abaroa for achieving the highest award in Scouting. She completed all the tests and met all the requirements needed to be awarded her Springbok Scouting Badge. This is a great achievement and we are proud of her.

Our Marimba Band took part in the ‘Artscape Marimba Festival’ over the weekend. They performed well and had the distinction of being the only group that performed their own original compositions.

CLUB 2000
The first draw of our Club 2000 Fundraising Competition took place on Friday. Congratulations to the following winners.
N Way R1,000
M Samson R25
G Davies R25
C Maree R25
S Cosslett R25

We will hold a draw every month. If you want to participate @ R50 per month please contact Susie Denning at school on 021-438-1507.

The RCL website is fully up and running. This exciting new concept will keep you updated with all the projects the RCL are busy with as well as up and coming events in the school and other happenings you should be aware of. There is a comment strip, so please feel free to do so on the website.
The website is found on:

Just scroll down a page and click on RCL.

Notice of the Camps Bay High School Governing Body elections will be held on 25th June 2009 at 5:30pm in the school hall.

Every year we take a day closest to the day the school opened and commemorate our ‘Founders Day’. We will do this on Friday 22nd May @ 10am. You are all most welcome to come to this Assembly. We will be addressed by Bernard Schäfer, well know community leader and former Camps Bay High pupil. After Assembly you are invited to join us for tea in the Seminar Room.

Watch your teachers and friends on stage!
When: 22 & 23 May 2009
Where: Camps Bay High
Time: 19h00
Cost: R20 pupils/R30 Adults (Fri)
R60 - includes snacks (Sat)
Cash Bar/refreshments on sale
BOOK NOW – Loretta @ 021-438-1507 OR Alison Templar – 021-438-2659 for a table on the Saturday night.

As a fundraiser we are selling tickets to the “Funny Festival” at the Baxter @ R100 each – to buy tickets please phone Loretta Brigden on 021-438-1507.

Back for 2 nights only after being in retirement for 7 years. Can they do it? Well, come judge for yourselves?
Date: 26th & 27th June 2009
Time: 19h00/19h30 start 20h00
Dress: Casual
Cost: R100 pp
Bring: Eats/Drinks/Ice/glasses
Venue: Camps Bay High School

Proceeds to CBHS Project. A tin of something in aid of the Homeless would be much appreciated. For Bookings please phone Sheryll Cosslett @ 021-438-1507 or scosslett@campsbayhigh.co.za – tables of 8 would be appreciated.

Congratulations to Julia Cassar, who has been elected onto the Junior Town Council. An added honour is that she has been appointed Head of their Finance Portfolio.

The mid-year exams start on 1st June 2009. Can you help your child to begin preparing for the exams. A good start would be to draw up a study timetable together, that is realistic.

Yours sincerely


Sunday, May 3, 2009

CBHS Inter-house Plays - May '09

This week the Camps Bay High School Inter-house Plays are being held at Camps Bay High School. Two nights of brilliant productions will be presented by the school's pupils at the school hall. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm and
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Come to support your house while enjoying some really good performances.
Bring along the family and your friends.
Entry is Free.