Monday, February 27, 2012

CBH Notice of SGB Elections - Mar '12

21st February 2012

Dear Parents

Notification of Camps Bay High School Governing Body elections on Tuesday 6th March 2012, from 07h00 to 19h00

For the first time ever, we are allowed to run a ‘full day’ election. The election of Governors for Camps Bay High will therefore be on the 6th March 2012 from 07h00 to 19h00. You will be able to come and vote in the morning, when you drop your child at school, or when you fetch them at the end of the day. Both parents can vote at any time during this day.

A reminder that the Governing Body is made up of seven elected parents, two elected teachers, elected support staff, two RCL members and the Principal. The seven parents have to have children at the school in 2012, and also meet some other less stringent requirements’ which include, being sane, having no criminal record and not being an unrehabilitated insolvent. ‘Parent‘ is not necessarily the ‘biological’ parent and can include a person who has custody or is responsible for a pupil at Camps Bay.


If you want to stand for election or want to nominate someone else to stand, please e-mail me for a nomination form ( The parent who is nominated will have to agree to accept this nomination before we are able to place their name on the ballot form.

In the week of the 27th February, we will send out a list of candidates with a brief resumé. Then on the 6th March you can come to school and cast your vote. We need at least 15% of voters to vote, in order to have a quorum.

The Governing Body plays a vital role in the management and policy making of the school. We have benefitted from a very hard working and competent group of parents over the last three years and are confident that those elected for the next three years will continue the excellent work.

Please could you diarise the date and come and vote on the 6th March 2012.

David de Korte
Camps Bay High School

Thursday, February 23, 2012

CBHS Grade 8 Open Day - Feb '12

The Grade 8 Open Day took place on Wednesday, 22 February 2012. All the current Grade 7's from Camps Bay High School's feeder schools attended the event. After an informative talk in the School Hall, the pupils and parents were taken on a tour of the school.

Above: The Grade 7's and their parents are addressed in the School Hall

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CBHS Inter-Schools Athletics - Feb '12

Once again, Camps Bay High School hosted the Inter-Schools Athletics meeting on Tuesday 21 February 2012. A total of seven schools participated, with Fairmont being placed 1st, Bosmansdam coming 2nd and Camps Bay High coming 3rd.

To see the complete set of photos on the Camps Bay High School photo site on Flickr, please click here.

CBHS Inter-Schools Cross-Country - Feb '12

Camps Bay High School hosted an Inter-Schools Cross Country meeting on 21 February 2012. A number of schools attended and the event, which was a 6 km race through the Big Glen, was enjoyed by all who participated.

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

Monday, February 20, 2012

CBHS Girls' 1st Waterpolo Team Tours Port Elizabeth - Feb '12

The Camps Bay High School Girls' 1st Waterpolo team went on tour to Port Elizabeth from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th February 2012. A number of matches were played, with the team losing and winning some. Thank you to Ms Janet Thomson who was the teacher in charge.

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

Saturday, February 18, 2012

CBHS USA Cultural Exchange Students at Assembly - Feb '12

An assembly to welcome USA pupils and staff was held on Friday, 17 February 2012. This forms part of a cultural exchange programme between West Hartford Schools in Connecticut USA, and Camps Bay High School in Cape Town.

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

CBHS Valentine's Day Ball - 17 Feb '12

The traditional Valentine's Day Ball at Camps Bay High School was held on Friday, 17 February 2011. An evening of fun and dancing was enjoyed by all who attended.

For more photos of this event on the Flickr photo site, please click here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CBHS Inter-House Swimming Gala - 14 Feb '12

The Camps Bay High School inter-house swimming gala was held on Tuesday 14 February 2012. The event was won by Orange House and ended with the traditional "Big Splash" when all the current matrics jumped into the pool!

To see more photos of this event on the Flickr photo site, please click here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CBHS Prefects' Assembly - 13 Feb '12

The Prefects at Camps Bay High School held their Prefects Assembly on Monday, 13 February 2012. The highlight of the Assembly was a set of impersonations of staff members (see below)!

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

Monday, February 13, 2012

CBHS Newsletter 2 - Feb '12

Dear Parents

The first big whole school event of the year was the Interhouse Athletics last week. This was a wonderful occasion to create school spirit and allow our pupils to compete in their houses. The day started with the houses leading down in a procession to the field, followed by an opening ‘skit’ from their cheerleaders and house captains. This was both amusing, entertaining and inspiring. The final winner of the Spirit Cup was Red House. On the field, we had about 80% of the pupils participating in the events of the day. At the end we enjoyed a thrilling finish with the relay teams competing in front of the packed stands. When the dust had settled and the points were tabled, Orange House came out on top with the most points of the day.

Above: The houses of Camps Bay High assembled on the sports field

A special mention goes to the pupils who as individuals scored the most points. This year they are:
Victrix Ludorum Junior: Lola Dollimore
Victrix Ludorum Senior: Shashonna Rudnick
Victor Ludorum Junior: Chad Cloete
Victor Ludorum Senior: Mark Bright

Congratulations to all the pupils who took part to make this a memorable event.

To see the photos taken at this event, please click here.

As part of their induction programme, 137 new Grade 8’s and 17 teachers and all the Prefects trekked out to Wellington on the weekend of 27 – 29 January for their camp. The programme was run by the prefects, and from all accounts it was a very enjoyable weekend. The obstacle course was both challenging and fun. Even Ms Bele and Mr de Korte managed to complete the course with minimal injuries. A highlight of the weekend was the night-hike or what has now been referred to as the ‘scary walk’. Over the weekend there were both fun and serious moments. On the serious side Mr Mostert addressed their academic goals and Mr de Korte spoke about our school values.

To see the photos taken at the Grade 8 Camp on Flickr, please click here.

Each grade has an opportunity to vote for two representatives who sit on the RCL (Representative Council of Learners). The newly elected RCL went to Yzerfontein over the last weekend to plan their programme for the year. They have a ‘big event’ planned which we will hear about in due course. The RCL members have two representatives on the Governing Body, and so they are able to make an input at the highest level in the school.

To see the photos taken at the RCL Camp at Yzerfontein, please click here.

The RCL for 2012 are:

Sipho Pokolo
MzukIsi (Zukki) Madlingozi
Oscar van der Spuy

Connor Jackson
Jessica Way
Hannah Fagan

Jessica Landsberg
Lolwethu Gubu
Sesona Zengetwa

Luke Cassar
Shaquille Williams
Kirsten McGregor

Ryan Frewen
Luke van der Spuy
Kyla Ackerman
Matthew Harvey

Every year the local police visit the school with the dog-unit to do a class search. This is part of their community awareness project. Last week they came to Camps Bay High School and searched a Grade 8 class. I am pleased to report that all the pupils were ‘clean’. As part of the exercise, the officer in charge also spoke to the pupils and explained what they were doing. The highlight of the visit for the class was that a ‘sniffer’ dog which came to search for drugs was a very friendly and a cute Jack Russell.

On Wednesday we sent out top athletes off to compete in the Zonal Athletics Competition. Here they got an opportunity to compete against other schools in our district. I am pleased to report that we won the competition against schools like Rhodes High. In fact we won convincingly, with 198 points ahead of our closest competition. The teachers who accompanied our athletes commented on the commitment, spirit and Camps Bay ‘go for it’ attitude that prevailed.

The Boys' First Waterpolo Team left early on Thursday morning for Knysna, where they are participating in the first co-ed schools boys waterpolo tournament. Dean Cottle has high hopes for our teams performance against similar schools. This team started their season with a strong win against Herzlia last week.

Herewith, the email sent out from Dominic Seeber’s gymnastics club to confirm his selection for the U18 Junior Olympics Men's Artistic Gymnastics team selection. This is the official South Africa Gymnastic's Federation Team, i.e. officially a Protea selection. He went to Pretoria on 9th and 10th of December for the National Trials, and of the 9 pre-selected gymnasts, he made the team of five members to represent SA.

Dominic will be competing at the All Africa International competition in April this year, the dates still to be confirmed. He will be training exceptionally hard for this period Jan/Feb and March, and let's hold thumbs for him.

WGWP is actively promoting the game of golf amongst girls as they will be the future of Western Province Ladies Golf. Talented and committed players have been identified and have been invited to play in a prestigious WP event on Monday 6th February at Durbanville Golf Course.
Mpho Bangiso has been chosen to play in this event. The competition will be good preparation for the girls as they prepare for the S.A Junior Nationals in the June school holidays.

The academic programme for the year is now fully underway. The term assessments are happening with most subjects having completed at least one and sometimes two assessments that will go towards the term mark. We are trying to monitor the use of the homework diary by all pupils. Can you also check up on this from the home-side. We have a group of regular late-comers that are disrupting the start of the day. Can you please assist your child to get to school on time. Today there were 35 pupils late.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from the principal of Herzlia Middle School thanking pupils who helped one of their workers who had an accident and needed first-aid. Our pupils were at the school for a Waterpolo match and happened to be first on the scene. They were very caring and helpful, and this really impressed the office staff at the school. It is nice to hear that our pupils are living out the ‘Camps Bay Way’ in their everyday conduct, even when the school is not watching. Well done to Kyle Phillips and Kate van Heerden.




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CBHS Grade 12 Biology Camp - Feb '12

From 10 to 12 February 2012, the Grade 12 Biology pupils of Camps Bay High School were taken on a camp at Wortelgat by the Life Sciences teachers.

The aim of the camp was to cover course content on Evolution and practical work on Natural Selection.

To see more photographs by Charm Hector on the Camps Bay High School photosite on Flickr, please click here.

Above: Staff and students pose for a group shot in front of
the magnificent backdrop of mountains near Hermanus.

CBHS Forthcoming Reunions for 1982, 1992 & 2002

Calling all 1982, 1992 and 2002 matrics - your reunion will take place on Saturday, 24 November 2012 at Camps Bay High School.

For further details, kindly contact Vivienne Ashcroft on 021-438-1507 or e-mail her on for further details.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

CBHS Rocking Future Roadshow - Feb '12

On Wednesday, 8 February 2012, the Rocking Future Road Show visited Camps Bay High School. The programme formed part of the Guidance Counselling Department and the matrics were exposed to information from a number of tertiary educational institutions.

To see more photos of this event on Flickr, please click here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CBHS Prefects Visit the Prep School - Feb '12

The Camps Bay Preparatory School pupils - from Reception Grade through to Grade Two - were very excited when the Prefects of Camps Bay High School visited them in Assembly on Monday, 6 February 2012. The Prefects prepared a number of skits for the little ones all around the concept of "respect".

Above: The prefects with a number of the Preparatory School pupils.
At the back on the left is
Mrs Nancy Roussopoulos (Principal of the
Preparatory School) and in front of her is
Ms Kirsten Mobsby
who is the Head of Prefects at the High School.

Monday, February 6, 2012

CBS RCL Camp Yzerfontein - Feb '12

The Camps Bay High School's RCL (Representative Council of Learners) Camp took place from 3 - 5 February 2012 at Yzerfontein. A weekend, filled with planning and team-building, was enjoyed by all the RCL representatives.

Each Grade has two representatives and the RCL body is also represented on the school's Governing body.

To see more photographs of the RCL Camp (by Brenton Cunliffe) can be seen on the Camps Bay High School photo site on Flickr, please click here.

Above: Packing the CBHS bus for the journey...

CBHS Boys' 1st Team Waterpolo Tour Knysna - Feb '12

The Boys 1st Waterpolo team recently participated in a tournament in Knysna, from 2 to 5 February 2012.

The team performed excellently and was unbeaten! Well done to all the players on their outstanding performance!

To see the full set of photographs of this event (taken by Dean Cottle) on the Camps Bay High School photo site on Flickr, click here.

Above: Winners all! They have good reason to smile!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CBHS Inter-House Athletics Day - 1 Feb '12

On Wednesday, 1st February 2012, the pupils and staff enjoyed the Inter-House Athletics Day on the Camps Bay High School sports field.

Orange House came out tops, followed by Red.

To see the complete set of 216 photos on the Flickr photosite, taken by Kiri Roussopoulos, please click here.

CBHS Holocaust Workshop - Feb '12

On Wednesday, 1 February 2012, the History pupils at Camps Bay High School were addressed by a survivor of the Holocaust, Mr Egon Sonnensheim. This talk, which formed part of the syllabus, made a significant impression on who attended.

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

Above: Mr Egon Sonnensheim addresses the students at the workshop