Monday, August 31, 2015

CBHS Grade 12 Prelim Exams Timetable - 31 Aug '15

The preliminary examinations timetable for Grade Twelve's at Camps Bay High School is extracted below.

For a PDF file, click ‹‹here››.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

CBHS Groote Schuur Derby - 29 Aug '15

On Saturday, 29 August 2015, the annual winter sports Derby took place at Groote Schuur High School. A great morning of the winter sporting codes was enjoyed by all.

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

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CBHS Grade 8 Games Evening - 28 Aug '15

On Friday evening, 28 August 2015, the Camps Bay High School Prefects held a highly successful Games Evening for the 2015 Grade 8's. An evening of great fun, food and socialising was enjoyed by all!

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

CBHS Groote Schuur Derby Timetable - 28 Aug 15

The timetable for tomorrow's Sport Derby match against Groote Schuur High, to be played at Groote Schuur High, is extracted below. The events begin at 08h00 on Saturday 29 August 2015.

For a PDF file click ‹‹here››.

CBHS Newsletter 24 of 28 Aug '15

The 24th Camps Bay High School Newsletter, of 28 August 2015, is extracted below. 

Download it as a PDF file ‹‹here››.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CBHS Grade 11 Fashion Show - 4 & 5 Sep '15

The annual Camps Bay High School Grade Eleven Fashion Show is coming!
4th & 5th September 2015, at 18h30 for 19h00.
Book your tickets now! Single ticket: R50-00, Double Ticket: R80-00

CBHS Past Pupils Sports Day Timetable - 5 Sep '15

Here is the timetable of the Past Pupils Sports Day that will take place on Saturday 5 September.

For a PDF file of this timetable, click ‹‹here››.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CBHS Taylor Jackson Addresses Assembly - Aug '15

Camps Bay High School's Head Boy of 2011, Mr Taylor Jackson, recently visited our school. He made a presentation in Assembly on his pending trip with Michaela Mycroft (Chaeli) up Mount Kilimanjaro. A team will be accompanying Chaeli (who has Cerebral Palsy) in a custom fitted "mountain" wheelchair.

We wish him a safe trip and we encourage you to follow the team on:

The Chaeli Campaign's website is well worth visiting here:

You can see more photos of the Assembly on the CBHS Flickr photo site ‹‹here››.

CBHS RAK Week Sandwiches - Aug '15

As part of Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK), the Interact Society made hundreds of sandwiches which were handed to The Haven and various other charities.

This photo also appears on the CBHS Flickr photo site ‹‹here››.

Monday, August 24, 2015

CBHS Video of Scout Jamboree in Japan - Aug '15

Three of our pupils Jordan Bysshe, Daniel Amann and Kyle Valadas recently returned from the International World Scout Jamboree held in Japan.

In this video clip, Jordan Bysshe is interviewed on SABC 2.  It was an amazing experience for the boys and well done to our Camps Bay High School pupils 

The video can be downloaded from the CBHS Flickr site ‹‹here››.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

CBHS Flowers at Postberg Reserve - 23 Aug '15

More photos on the Camps Bay High School Flickr photo site ‹‹here››.

CBHS Hannah Fagan Essay - 23 Aug '15

Camps Bay High School is extremely proud of Hannah Fagan whose essay is being published in the 2015 edition of English Alive. The launch of the edition will be taking place on 2 September 2015.

We reproduce Hannah's essay below:
A Woman’s Place

They wanted to speak about the cartoon. The president had not done as much as she would have liked during her first three months in office, but she couldn’t help thinking she’d done some things worth discussing. The opening of negotiations with the dictator of a small Eastern country. The removal of the last troops from another Eastern country in which her predecessor had started a half-hearted war. But it seemed the public were far more interested in a certain cartoon which had gone “viral”, and been sent to her so many times by friends and foes alike that she was sick of it.

It was a crude, sexual joke, and disappointingly from a cartoonist whose work she usually found witty. She was used to seeing herself in a hand-drawn dominatrix outfit by now. The first time,  in a college newspaper, it had made her cry angry tears, but at this stage in her life she only wished she looked that good in fishnets. This time, though, the cartoonist had thrown in her husband, as a cowering Uncle Sam (his name was Sam, so it was funny, see?) on a leash. And it was this that caused Jessica Brinkett to comment.

“I would like to start by saying I take no offence at the depiction of myself in the cartoon, or any such cartoon. A public figure such as myself is of course going to be satirized, and so might as well accept the fact, and maintain a sense of humour. However,” and here the journalists lifted their heads, so that it seemed the room took an inward breath, “I do take offence at the depiction of my husband, Samuel Brinkett. My husband is a successful academic in his own right, and that he shies away from politics is, I think, to his credit. Yet there has been a general assumption made from the start of my campaign, that because he is married to a strong woman”- she should not have said strong, she should have said powerful. Strong sounded self-promoting; powerful was an undisputed fact – “he must be a weak man. This is further accentuated by the fact that the role of a president’s partner up until now has been to stand in his shadow, support him from behind, smile and wave. No one has questioned this role when the partner was a woman , but America seems uncomfortable with a first husband, and so deem him weak. They are wrong on two counts. My husband is not weak, and he does not stand behind me, but beside me”.

Watching his wife on the television in his hotel room, he didn’t listen to the words, he’d known what she was going to say. They would accuse her of mixing politics with the personal. They’d be right: Jessica never had known where to draw the line. The cameras were not kind to her. He could see the skin of her once-lovely throat was starting form folds beneath her chin. Sam Brinkett turned away from his wife in front of him to the firm, smooth body of the woman beside him.

It came out, eventually. Everything does. Not for the first time, Jessica Brinkett wished her country could separate the personal lives of its presidents from their policies. Had she been having an affair she would have been seen as dishonest and cunning. But to be cheated on was to be naïve, pitiable, a national joke. Her people knew it was better to dupe than be duped.

They stand waiting before the press conference. He looks at her with eyes that can never be sorry enough. “What do I do?” He says.

“You smile and wave,” she answers, “and you stand behind me”.

Hannah Fagan,
Camps Bay High School

Saturday, August 22, 2015

CBHS Cultural Evening - 21 Aug '15

On Friday, 21 August 2015, Camps Bay High School hosted the Cultural Evening in the hall. A great evening was enjoyed by all the schools that attended.

More photos of this event on the CBHS Flickr site are ‹‹here››.

Friday, August 21, 2015

CBHS Newsletter 23 of 21 Aug '15

The 23rd Camps Bay High School Newsletter, of 21 August 2015, is extracted below.

Download it as a PDF file ‹‹here››.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

CBHS Spur Presentation - Aug '15

Camps Bay pupils were recently involved in a shadow shift at the Sea Point Spur.  We were delighted to receive R3 405-32 as part of the shift.  This amount will be handed to the family of Kwekwe Ngethu, who sadly lost his life in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay.

This photo is also available on the CBHS Flickr photo site ‹‹here››.

CBHS The Rainbow Team - Aug '15

The Rainbow Team (affiliated with Camps Bay Football Club and coached by Anees Abbas) recently returned from the Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden, where the team was chosen to represent South Africa in the opening ceremony in front of approx. 60 000 people. In all, over 40 000 players in 1,750+ teams from 70+ countries competed, making it the largest youth football competition in the world.

Amongst the sixteen boys in The Rainbow Team squad were a number of underprivileged boys from Khayelitsha, IY & Salt River whose costs were borne by a variety of Swedish and RSA sponsors. There were four boys from Camps Bay High School – Alex Da Silva, Siphesihle Songanga, Lucas Aggouras & Luka Augoustides.

In The Rainbow Team’s age group (Boys' 14 years) there were over 250 teams. In the first round (round robin). The Rainbow Team’s record of winning one, drawing one & loosing one match was good enough to qualify for the knock-out stage in second place in their group. In the second round they went out on penalties after a tight 0-0 draw. In addition the team won two further friendlies on the tour, one in Stockholm before the tournament and one in Gothenburg after the tournament. Our team was chosen to represent South Africa in the opening ceremony (some 58 000 spectators).

Well done to our Camps Bay High School participants!

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CBHS Forthcoming Past Pupils Sports Day - 5 Sept '15

The annual Camps Bay High School's Past Pupils' Sports Day will be hosted at the school on Saturday, 5 September 2015, from 08h00. A great day of fun and winter sports is anticipated.

For further details, please e-mail Vivienne Ashcroft at

Monday, August 17, 2015

CBHS Interact Society Activities Video - Aug '15

The Interact Society at Camps Bay High School has been busy throughout the year with various community upliftment activities.

A video of these is on the CBHS Flickr site ‹‹here››. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

CBHS Newsletter 22 of 14 Aug '15

The 22nd Camps Bay High School Newsletter, of 14 August 2015, is extracted below. 
Download it as a PDF file ‹‹here››.

Friday, August 14, 2015

CBHS Matric Dance Invitations Video - Aug '15

The Camps Bay High School Matrics were treated to a special event in the Cultural Centre where they were handed their invitations to the Matric Ball, which takes place on 29 September 2015.

A video of this event is on the CBHS Flickr site ‹‹here››.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

CBHS Kim Beimel & Green Pop Zambia Initiative Video - Aug '15

Kim Beimel, one of our Grade Ten pupils at Camps Bay High School, recently attended the Green Pop environmental initiative in Zambia. The initiative included planting trees, painting walls and spending time with the community.

A video of this event is on the CBHS Flickr site ‹‹here››.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

CBHS Music Camp at Franschhoek - Aug '15

The Camps Bay High School Grades 10 - 12 Music pupils recently attended a music camp in Franschhoek. A weekend of fun and music appreciation was enjoyed by all.

A video of this event can be seen on YouTube  ‹‹here››.

Alternatively, it can be downloaded (as an MP4 format video, file size 11.8 Mb) from the CBHS photo / video site on Flickr ‹‹here››.

CBHS Surfing Camp at Elands Bay - Aug '15

Each year, the Camps Bay High School boys embark on a surfing camp. This year they went to Elands Bay and a fantastic time was had by all.

A video of this event can be seen on YouTube  ‹‹here››.

Alternatively, it can be downloaded (as an MP4 format video, size 14.9 Mb) from the CBHS photo / video site on Flickr ‹‹here››.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

CBHS Science Expo - Aug '15

Thank you to the Grade 11 Science and Biology pupils who treated our School to a number of creative and innovative projects. Congratulations to those pupils who have been selected to represent Camps Bay High School at the forthcoming Regional Science Expo.

See more photos of this event on our Flickr photo site  ‹‹here››.