CBC’s U17 waterpolo put on a fine show at the Collins Cup in Harare this weekend, going through to a thrilling semi final match against eventual cup winners, Falcon.
At the final whistle, the top three line-up out of the seven schools competing was first place Falcon, second place St John’s and CBC third.
Meanwhile CBC U17 and First Team player, Tayne Mitchell, brought the team distinction by being named Player of the Tournament. Certainly a player, and a team, to watch!
A visitor to CBC would have been forgiven for thinking yesterday’s First Team basketball match against Falcon was a compulsory…but, in fact, the crowd of college boys who cheered the Angels on in a thrilling battle against perennial rivals, Falcon, were all there voluntarily.
And their support did not go unrewarded as the Angels emerged victorious, handing their devoted supporters a 23-15 win.
It is always a remarkable thing to behold a club, institution or society grow in leaps and bounds, said Michael Lupepe, President of the CBC Toastmasters’ Club.
The club, which has for many years been seen as CBC’s cornerstone of etiquette, moral high ground and social intellect, last week reached yet another milestone since its revival in 2013 when it hosted its first joint meeting with Dominican Convent Toastmasters Society, making massive inroads towards establishing a closer relationship with its sister society.
CBC held its Junior Schools Cricket Tournament on Saturday, with eight schools from around the country, as well as Musikili Primary School from Zambia, attending.
Sponsors, Old Mutual, went all out once again to make it a memorable event for the mainly Grade Seven cricketers, and after a full day of competitive cricket, Reps were declared the Cup Winners, with Petra Junior School taking away the Plate.
Waterpolo does not get much better than the final played between CBC and Falcon’s First Teams for the Hart Trophy at the CBC pool this Saturday, the closely-matched teams treating spectators to a nail-biting encounter played down to the wire with Falcon scoring the deciding goal in, literally, the dying moments of the game.
Last week the CBC Scripture Union gathered to launch its theme for 2016: “Let God Lead the Way.”
Gracing the occasion with their presence were special guests from Scripture Union in the US, Aubrey Fite and Bethany White, as well as Ntando Msiya who is a former SU president.
This year’s Academic Excellence Awards at CBC was a historic occasion, with a record-breaking 41 academic colours awarded for achievement at IGCSE, AS and A Level.
The awards ceremony, the brainchild of late headmaster, Mr D.I. Thomson, to recognise and reward academic achievement was, fitting, held in the Quad recently dedicated to him.
The U15As had an extremely successful outing in The Invitational Waterpolo Tournament held at Falcon last week, finishing a close second to Harare school, Hellenics, in a nail biting final.
The team convincingly won all its games in Pool B to go on the qualify for a place in the semi-finals.
The College has created a Five Year Strategic Plan which will guide it to be the best it can be in terms of academic results as well as sporting and cultural activities.
The launch ceremony was held at the Resource Centre on Thursday, January 7, where members of the Board of Governors officially adopted and handed over the document to the Headmaster, Mr Kizito Muhomba, who will oversee the implementation of the Plan.
On January 19, 2016, Form One parents, together with their sons, attended the Form One Information Day, offering them a chance to meet with teachers to discuss subjects and requirements.
The teaching faculty took time to address parents, with representatives from each department announcing the books required for their courses and other relevant information. French teacher, Mrs A. Nyabezi, advised parents to encourage their children to enjoy the subject.
The CBC angels ended a difficult day’s basketball at the Petra Invitational on a high note, by beating a strong Nkulumane team which had, until the encounter, been undefeated in the tournament..
The tournament, featuring 12 schools, was the Angels’ second challenge of the season and the young team initially had trouble finding their footing, losing their matches against Falcon and St John’s.