March the 23rd is International Water Day. In recognition of the day, the school hosted Miss Devine Moyo an Edmund Rice associate who gave a presentation on how we can help conserve water, a precious resource that we have been blessed with. At the end of her speech, the school watched a video of Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’ which addresses human effects on the environment such as deforestation and overfishing of the oceans.
This year’s Cross Country Competition was off to a great start. The weather was cool and ideal for the long and exacting race. Starts for the different age groups were staggered to three. The U14 and U15 boys were off first, later followed by the U16 and U17 age groups while the U18 and U20 boys set off last.
The 2017 CBC Inter-house Athletics began with a brand new event- the 4x400m added on to the various track and field events. The determination of the athletes and cheers of support from spectators in this event set the tone for the day.
The Inter-house Standards were held on the afternoon of Thursday 2 March marking the beginning of a 3 day athletics fest which culminated in the Inter-house Athletics on Saturday the 4th of March.
CBC’s Basketball team, the Angels, together with school teams from other districts took part in the Bulawayo province top schools tournament hosted by Eveline High school over the weekend.
Throughout the two-day tournament, the Angels showed a lot of depth and character as they went unbeaten from the group stages right up to the semi finals.
Members of the athletics team some of whom had very limited time to train due to other sports commitments put up a scintillating performance at the Imbizo District Inter schools competitions held at White City stadium on 13-14th February. The team led by seniors; Ryan Wilson and Tinashe Famba (captains), Chadd Zaloumis (vice-captain) as well as Jordan Edwards (head boy) dominated both the field and track events and brought home a lion’s share of the medals on offer.
Zimbabwe Swimmers and Water polo players selected from all over the country all came together to form a strong Team Zim which faced 13 other countries in the 15th edition of the CANA Zone IV Games held at the Bulawayo pool over the exeat weekend. The countries involved were: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Mauritius, Seychelles, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania and Madagascar.
The CBC Debate team were this weekend crowned as the champions of ATS High Schools Senior Debate Tournament which saw 20 teams taking part. The teams debated interesting motions such as, ‘We support the fees must fall movement,’ and ‘This house regrets Valentine’s Day’ among others.
CBC Sharks, coached by Old Boy, Matt Accorsi, put on a sterling performance in a highly contested weekend of waterpolo that, in the end, saw the St John’s Rams lift the Arthur Gower Trophy. Six schools, being CBC, Falcon, St John’s, St George’s, Peterhouse and Hellenic took part in this round robin tournament held at the City Pool, in Bulawayo. This competition served as a test run for the up and coming CANA Zone IV Waterpolo Championships which will be held at the same venue in 2 weeks time. Spectators were treated to some first class displays of waterpolo by the country’s top school boy teams whose spirit and determination meant every game was a real challenge.
While the Arthur Gower Trophy waterpolo games were being played at the Bulawayo pool, another big event was taking place at the swimming pool – the Matland Champs Swimming Gala.
CBC swimmers taking part at this gala were:
This morning (3 February 2017) the school was honoured to be addressed by Old Boy, Anastasi Karasava. Anastasi attended CBC from 2002- 2007 and was Head boy as well as rugby captain in his final year. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town and has since lived in the UK, South Africa, China, Hong Kong and Greece.
The 2017 Academic Excellence Assembly was held recently in the D. I. Thomson Quad. This was to honour and celebrate boys who excelled in the 2016 Cambridge IGCSE and AS Level examinations. Ministry of Education officials, heads from neighbouring schools and parents of the award recipients joined the college for this momentous occasion.
A total of 12 cricket teams,Whitestone, Centenary, Carmel, REPS, Midlands Christian School, Petra, Kyle, St Thomas, Masiyephambili as well as Victoria Falls and Musikili who came all the way from Zambia, converged at CBC to battle it out in the u14 T20 cricket festival this past weekend.
CBC Waterpolo team, the Sharks gave a world class performance at the Zwart trophy tournament held at St John’s College in Harare this weekend.