Friday, March 26, 2010

grade 10 & 11 work experience



Here is the plan, as promised
· Get work experience/community service form – from your LO teacher. If you do not get one in time from your LO teacher, pick one up from MRS. BRIGDEN.
· Decide where you’d like to go for your work experience/ community service – print outs are available in the library and secretaries office for you to check out possible placements.
· Contact the places you’d like to work-shadow at.

1) GET ALL DETAILS YOU NEED – ie: address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address and the name of the person who you will be in contact with.
2) Remember you’ll need to give us a rough idea of what you plan to do at your place of work.
3) You need to make sure you complete a MINIMUM of 15 hours work experience over 3 days – fill out how many hours you plan to complete on which days. Your dates will be changed from the 7th - 9th of June.

· Write down the names of the other people who will be going with you to your place of work. Remember to provide their house colour.
· Fill out the form COMPLETELY; make sure all your details are correct.
· Forms to be handed in by Friday 16 APRIL 2010 – PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF THE 2ND TERM.

· Have Fun!!!

Melanie Levin

Download the forms here:
Remember: Deadline for handing in forms: 16 April 2010
GR10 Community Outreach Form
GR10 Community Outreach List
GR11 Work Experience Form
GR11 Work Experience List

Thursday, March 25, 2010

CBHS Newsletter 3 - 24 Mar '10

Dear Parents

This end-of-term newsletter accompanies your child’s first term report. This has been an eleven-week term; which is one week longer than usual. We have noticed that our pupils have become weary towards the end of the term, and are in need of a holiday. I encourage you to ensure that they rest well over the two week break.

The report in your possession is a fair reflection of your child’s progress and performance this term. The teachers' comments are to give you an insight into each subject, and your child’s attitude and application behind the mark they attained. For one child, 60% may be a very good result, while for another, 60% may reflect under-achievement.

All subjects have a term mark. A host of activities and assessments have contributed to this result. These are called CASS components and stand for Cumulative Assessment Tasks. The kind of tasks that are possible are: Homework assignments, projects, investigations, tests, group work, worksheets, orals, practicals etc. Some of the teacher comments have attributed a low result to work that has not been handed in. We have a number of strategies to get all the work in. However, if a child is determined not to do the work, or is very lazy and consistently absent, it can be nearly impossible to get the work done.

The parent/teacher meetings are for you to follow-up on any questions you may have arising from your child’s report.

Goodbye to Claude
Many parents will have met Claude, our on-site after hours building manager. Claude has lived on the property for 4 years and given valuable service to the school. He originates from DRC, and has always planned to return home. At the end of last year his family returned home to the DRC, and he will be joining them at the end of March. We are sad to see him go, and very thankful for the excellent job he has done of securing the school building and helping visitors to the school. He has been a very present ‘face’ of the school to all the people who use our facilities after hours. We wish him well on his return home.

Hopefield Derby
On 23rd March 2010, 120 pupils and 12 teachers took the long hot drive up the West Coast to the little town of Hopefield. Report ‹‹here››.

Camps Bay Schools' 2010 Soccer Initiative
The three Camps Bay Schools are very excited to advise that we are planning an exciting programme to participate in the excitement of the pending 2010 World Cup. The objective of this programme is to create a memorable year, encourage all three schools to get involved, to share in the enthusiasm, and educators will extend education into the classrooms.

During the month of May, we have declared Football Fridays, when pupils can come to school in casual clothes in the colour of their team they will be supporting for the World Cup. A competition will be also be run where learners will be given the opportunity to predict the winning team. At the beginning of the 3rd term all the learners with the correct prediction will be invited to a function and a draw will be held. The monies collected for the casual days will be split between a number of names drawn and the African Brothers Football Academy.

The three schools will be launching the soccer initiative at a special assembly which will be held in the Camps Bay High School Quad on Friday, 30 April 2010 at 12h00. All parents are warmly welcome to attend the function and join us for tea afterwards.

Holiday Sports Tours
The 1st XV Rugby Team will be going on a tour to Graaf Reinett in the holidays. The First Hockey Boys will be driving to George for their pre-season tour. We with them both well.

Have a good holiday.

Yours sincerely



Notes4Notes Rock/Blues Concert at the Primary School
Diarise Thursday, 25 March 2010 (night before school closes).
Time: 18h30 for 19h00
Price: Adults R50-00, Pupils R20-00
Featured together with main attraction Albert Frost (a brilliant Rock/Blues guitarist) will be :
Honest Politicians, a Camps Bay High School band
Permanent, featuring Joshua Samson.
Various budding musicians from Luke Rycroft's School of Rock.
To book, phone 021-438-1503.

Well done to our TOP 15 in Term 1. View the list ‹‹here››

top 15 academic achievers mar 10

TOP 15 TERM 1 2010


1. Beimel Maxine 85.11%
1. Green Alison 85.11%
2. Geyser Cullam 83.89%
3. Stuart India 81.22%
4. Greyling Maya 79.67%
5. Mazema Ilham 79.33%
6. Van Rensburg Kiyan 78.44%
7. Landsberg Jessica 77%
8. Smith Chanelle 76.67%
9. Geyser Bevan 76.56%
10. Brittz Natan 76.44%
11. Shapiro Guinevere 75.22%
12. Ransome Natalie 75.11%
13. Basadien Faakirah 74.44%
14. Arendse Nicole 74.22%


1. Colomobo Andrea 86.56%
2. Steyn Mayhew 85%
3. Visser Ankia 84.89%
4. Horn Nicole 81.56%
5. Byrnes Kathryn 80.56%
6. Isaacs Waleed 79.56%
7. Osner Samantha 78.56%
8. Claassens Nicholas 78.22%
9. Ellemdeen Fatima 78.11%
10. Cassar Luke 76.56%
11. Greyling Tarn 75.78%
11. Liltved Mikaela 75.78%
13. Liltved Keanu 75.67%
14. Daniels Haanim 74.89%
15. Inocentes Miguel 74.56%


1. Berman Joel 87.29%
2. Burger Amy 85.29%
3. Burger Jessica 84.86%
4. Vaisanen Rebekka 83.57%
5. Ngcobo Nicholas 83.29%
6. Van Duyn Danielle 82%
7. Nicholas Robin-Sue 80.71%
8. Bruce-Chwatt Tomas 80.57%
9. Kubheka Desiree 80.43%
10. Simons Aaqib 80.14%
11. Latief Ismail 78.71%
12. Van de Laar Kieron 78.14%
13. Schlemmer Lucia 77.86%
14. Coopoo Githan 77.71%
15. Schuldig Saskia 77.14%


1. De Girardier Ruben 88.71%
2. McGregor Alex 88%
3. Karp Adam 87.29%
4. Schumann Tim 86.14%
5. Brisco Georgia 85.57%
6. Robbertze Esti 85%
7. Tangocci Jerome 83%
8. Morris Cherisse 82%
9. Mazema Imran 81.57%
10. Hamilton Miles 81.14%
10. Glass Madison 81/14%
12. Du Preez Jade 80.86%
12. Emeran Mumtaaz 80.86%
14. Cook Anthony 80.57%
15. Ashcroft Jenna 80.29%
15. Rous Nicholas 80.29%


1. Robbertze Anri 86.14%
2. Addison Kenya 85.57%
3. Soekoe Nicola 83.43%
3. Pace Mikki 83.43%
5. Cassar Julia 83.14%
5. Duvenage Lisa 83.14%
7. Massey Hannah 83%
8. Mijlof Chelsea 82.43%
8. Van Staden Peter 82.43%
10. Sima Nabeel 81.57%
11. Wilson Lani 81.43%
12. Osato Leila 80.43%
13. Garces Mikaila 79.86%
14. Hoveka Inessa 79.29%
15 Goldberg Gabi 78.71%

CBHS Hopefield WInter Sports Day - 23 Mar '10

For over 20 years Camps Bay High School kicks off their winter sports codes with a sports day against Hopefield High School. On 23 March 2010, 120 pupils and 12 teachers took the long hot drive up the West Coast to the little town of Hopefield. One year we travel to them and the next they visit us in Cape Town. We competed in rugby, girl’s hockey, netball and boy’s soccer. A group of Camps Bay High School supporters kept the spirit high with singing from the stands. It was a wonderful afternoon of sport and excitement.

The results saw us losing the first and U14 rugby matches, with the U16’s drawing. We drew the hockey 0 – 0 and won the soccer 9 – 0. The netball was one-way traffic, with Hopfield dominating all the games. After a snack we climbed on our buses and headed home. A wonderful time was had by everyone.

Above: Camps Bay High School 2010 Rugby 1st XV at Hopefield

Above: Camps Bay High School 2010 Soccer 1st XI at Hopefield

Friday, March 19, 2010

oscar visits cbhs

Oscar and his owner, Joanne Lefson, visited Camps Bay High School on Friday, 19 March 2010 to report back on their journey around the world, the World Woof Tour. Oscar, whom Joannae adopted from the SPCA, won Mutt of the Year in 2004 and Joanne planned this trip to draw attention to the fact that there are wonderful dogs like Oscar obtainable at animal shelters.

Pic attached Oscar pictured on Joanne's lap, Belinda de Vries, an educator at Camps Bay High School, with a number of the Camps Bay High School pupils.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

CBHS Newsletter 2 - Mar '10

Dear Parents

The teenage years are a period where pupils transition from being children to adults. As teenagers learn new skills and grow in confidence, they become more assertive. As they are learning these skills, they need to learn when and how to promote or defend their point of view or position. Learning these new skills must not be seen to replace or detract from other complimentary skills. The skill I would like to highlight is that of recognizing when a person is in authority over you, and being obedient to their reasonable requests. Obedience is simply doing what you are asked to do. In discussing this with the school during Assembly, I asked for the pupils to be obedient in four specific ways.

These are:
To be obedient immediately.
This means to carry out an instruction now and not at some later time.
To be obedient cheerfully.
This means to do the task with the right positive spirit.
To be obedient unconditionally.
To do the job without trying to negotiate less work or a better deal.
To be obedient by completing the instruction.
This is to do the task thoroughly.

As we discussed it we recognized this was difficult to get right in every situation. However, it is important for our children to set the bar high when it comes to being obedient. The teachers were reflecting on how much time could be saved in each lesson if the children were obedient in the ways I have outlined. It may be helpful to discuss these ideas on obedience with your child at home.


Our U19 Cricket team played against Chester House who batted first and scored 188 runs for 7 wickets. Kyle Horn took 4 wickets for 45 runs and Dylan Meek got 2 wickets for 24 runs. Camps Bay then chased a huge victory target. Anthony Cook who got 41 runs, Zaheer Ebrahim got 37 runs and Ibrahim Southgate on 36 runs were the top run scorers. Well done on an excellent performance to all the cricket boys! Camps Bay won by four wickets.

Waterpolo Tour Girls
The 1st team Water Polo girls left Camps Bay on Thursday the 18th of February for the annual Alexander Road High School Girls’ Water Polo Tournament. Read more about the tour ‹‹here››.

Surfing Camp Elands Bay

The annual surfing camp took place over the weekend of the 26th to 28th February. This was an extremely hot weekend with temperatures in the high 30’s and touching 41°C on occasions. Fortunately there were waves and so a lot of time was spent surfing in the icy west-coast water. Mr Baker, Mr O’Reilly and Mr de Korte took a group of 20 surfers and body boarders on this epic trip. Over the weekend most of the group had clocked 6 surfing sessions from early morning till after sunset. Camps Bay dominated Elands reef, Elands outers and YoYo’s. We returned on Sunday afternoon with sunburn, wetsuit rash, sore arms and many happy memories of great rides.SHAVE-A-THON
Bryn O’Reilly organized a shave-a-thon to raise awareness and money for cancer. Along with a number of pupils who stepped up and shaved their heads, Mr O’Reilly, Ms Parker, Mr Taylor, Mr Cawood and Mrs Wessels also took the number 1 cut. There are few families that have not been touched in some way by cancer. Raising awareness amongst pupils is vital.

On 23rd March 2010 we will be traveling to Hopefield with our Netball, Rugby, Soccer and Hockey teams to play our annual Derby matches. This will be the first time we compete against Hopefield in soccer and hockey, which is a welcome addition to our afternoon sport.


This week at Camps Bay, we have been tackling the very real and serious issue of teenage-pregnancy. As a build-up to this week, the learners participated in a sexual health survey, asking questions around their sexual health, behaviour and attitudes. Various activities took place at school during the week. Speakers were invited from Rape Crisis and Pregnancy Help Center to address learners on the importance of keeping safe and the repercussions of falling pregnant at a young age. Life Orientation classes were packed with videos about self-respect, cartoons relating to teen pregnancy, and a presentation by Ms Levin and Ms Richfield on the results of the survey as well as HIV awareness. We hope that this week has been a success, and that more teenagers have come to think seriously about teenage-pregnancy.

With 2 weeks to go to the end of term we are in the process of putting the term reports together. Parents of Grade 8 – 11 pupils can collect the reports on 24th March 2010 @ 5:30pm. There will be a presentation from 5:30 to 6pm, after which the reports will be handed out and you can meet the teachers. Grade 12’s can collect their reports on 25th March at 5:30pm. There will also be an opportunity to meet the teachers.

The WCED (Department of Education) has finally completed all the rankings for the 2009 Matric results. We were delighted to learn that 4 of our pupils were placed in the TOP 10 in the Province for certain subjects.

Congratulations to:
Danica Davies (3rd in the Province for Consumer Studies)
Cheyze Mannie (10th in the Province for Drama)
Masivuyo Sithole (2nd in the Province for isiXhosa First Additional language)
Nikhil Hutheran (1st in the Province in Business Studies)

May I please encourage you to make a point of collecting your child’s report on the days indicated.

Yours sincerely



Monday 22nd March: Human Rights day – school closed

Tuesday 23rd March: Hopefield Derby in Hopefield

Wednesday 24th March: Maths Olympiad at UCT

Wednesday 24th March: Grade 8 – 11 Parent Meeting to collect reports & speak to the teachers

Thursday 25th March: Grade 12 Parent Meeting to collect reports and speak to teachers

Friday 26th March: School closes at 11h00

Monday 12th April: School re-opens for Term 2

Friday, March 12, 2010

lifestyle choices week 8-12 march

CBHS Lifestyle Choices Week and Pregnancy Week 8-12 March 2010. Feedback on survey given in assembly today. Various guestspeakers/discussions will take place this week. Staff and pupils shaved their heads for National Cancer Awareness Week too.

More photos on Flickr ‹‹ here ››

Thursday, March 11, 2010

waterpolo girls tour

The 1st team Water Polo girls left Camps Bay on Thursday the 18th of February for the annual Alexander Road High School Girls’ Water Polo Tournament. We arrived in Port Elizabeth on Thursday evening after a few regular stops and a break at our favourite stop: Jeffery’s Bay.

We had an early start with the first games being played at 7:20 on Friday morning. The team played four games on Friday – we won 2 of our games and lost 2 the other 2.

On Saturday morning we were again up early and played our first game at 8:00. We played a total of five games of which we also won two and lost three. The opposition were much harder than we had experienced in the past and having played schools like Alex Road’s Turtles; Kingswood High School; Collegiate High School; Hudson Park High and Hudson Colts; Kingsridge High School; Pearson High School and St Dominic Priory.

The girls played great water polo and learnt a lot from having played such strong and competent opposition. They held their own against stronger opposition and dominated their lesser opposition.

The girls had lots of fun too: they went to movies and played in water balls at the Boardwalk opposite our accommodation. They played as a team and gelled well out of the pool too.

Thank you to Miss Morgan for her assistance on tour – her help was invaluable and greatly appreciated.

To the matrics – congratulations on a wonderful season; water polo won’t be the same without all your bubbly personalities. Lastly, thank you to Tatiana Inocentes (Captain) and Lani Wilson (Vice-captain) for all their help on tour and this season.

Janet Thomson

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

cbhs' own rock band

Nicky, Rous and Jason took the first steps in creating Forefront by jamming together in their early years of high school. Taylor joined in 2009 when he found his feet in Camps Bay after many years in deepest darkest Africa. The band discovered an amazing chemistry between the members and quickly formed a bond that was impossible to separate even through many hardships. The band performed together under several different names and eventually found a name and formula that made them the group they are today.

camps bay schools donate to cbc medics

The three Camps Bay Schools expressed their gratitude to the Camps Bay Community Medics for assisting at various events on the three campuses. Seen in the photograph Back. Mrs Nancy Roussopoulos (Principal of the Preparatory School), Mr David de Korte (Principal of the High School) Front, Mrs Leigh Goldschmidt (fundraiser for the Camps Bay Community Medics) accepting the donation from Mr Stuart Collier (Principal of the Primary School).