2017 has seen the introduction of basic sewing skills being taught by Mrs Amiena Adams Pastor, director of “I Deserve It”, a non profit company. I Deserve It offers a variety of skills courses to help upskill, mentor and coach entrepreneurs within their businesses. The purpose of this initiative is to impart life skills to learners who can continue to endeavor building entrepreneurial opportunities.
Coordinator ~ Mrs T. Kagee - Solomons
Class Teacher Love
As part of their extramural responsibilities, teachers have one afternoon per week dedicated to supporting learners. This may take the form of informal tutoring, pastoral care meetings, group meeting to connect with different learners in ways the classroom would normally not allow, lifts home to get to know learners' contexts and to be able to meet family members, neighbours etc.
The English Olympiad is a wonderful opportunity open to all learners from grade 10 to 12, in the first term of each year. Students taking part meet for a weekly session where we dive into all things literature - poems, short stories, play extracts and so on - and discuss themes, writing styles and techniques. The olympiad itself is a three-hour paper of creative responses to the works studied. Students who excel in this exam could be awarded prize money and/or scholarships towards university study.
Coordinators ~ English Department
Physical Science Olympiads
GET Phase (Grade 8 &9)
National Science Olympiad for Grades 8-9 SAASTA (South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement), NRF (National Research Foundation), Harmony
FET Phase (Grades 10 - 12)
CHS participates in the following Mathematics Olympiads through the course of the year:
- South African Mathematics Olympiad
- UCT Mathematics Competition
- Living Mathematics Olympiad
- Norman Henshilwood Mathematics Competition
- WBHS Mathematics Competition
Read to Rise
Read to Rise is a NGO which aims to promote youth literacy in South Africa's under-resourced schools, by distributing reading books and having interactive lessons with children of these schools. One of our students volunteered at this NGO and initiated this idea as an extramural at CHS.
The learners volunteer one hour every week to help cover books and make the posters for the team at Read to Rise to distribute to the various schools.
Homework and IT sessions
Maths tutoring is offered to those matrics and grade 9s in critical need in the first term. This tutoring is provided by qualified teachers.
Tutoring for other grades begins later in the year in a range of formats.
Coordinator ~ Mrs L Lowry
Physical Science tutoring
Physical Science tutoring is offered at Claremont High School as part of the Maths, Science and Technology initiative of the Department of Basic Education.
Coordinator ~ Ms A Coetzer
Afrikaans extra lessons
Coordinator ~ Ms S Rhode