Camps Bay High School
first day of the 2010 school year.
When the bell rang at 8am pupils went into assembly, after which they attended meetings for each of their grades. With the admin and break out of the way, it was down to the business of learning.
Discipline started early, with the school’s discipline heads laying down the law.
At the first assembly, principal David de Korte said the school had achieved a 100 percent pass rate for the first time in a number of years with four pupils who had failed the term in both June and September also getting through the finals.
De Korte said the school had set itself three goals for the year – growing the concept of being “proudly Camps Bay”, going green and increasing its focus on regular and rigorous work.
Challenges for the school would be the World Cup five-week holiday in June, after which teachers might find it difficult to get pupils back into the swing of things, and the effects that the recession had on parents’ ability to pay school fees.