While the CBC U15s, U16s, U17s Rugby teams were on tour at Grootvlei in Pretoria, 5 of their U16 players were selected into the team which will go on tour to Ireland in September.
CBC’s Junior Rugby teams (U15, U16s, U17) together with their CBC coaches, are on tour in Grootvlei, South africa. News updates from the Media club correspondent, Amiel Jackson, who travelled with the team indicate that the teams are doing very well and the boys are having fun. Training and coaching sessions are conducted by Blue Bulls coaches and the boys are also taken for team building exercises.
The CBC Debate and Public Speaking Club travelled to Harare to take part in the Hellenic Academy International Tournament and once again emerged as winners of the tournament.
The National Benchmark Test is a “Readiness Test” which must be written by all students applying for University in South Africa.
Candidates from Zimbabwe are at a disadvantage in that the test is based on the syllabus for the South African Matric.
CBC will be offering a short course in the April/May holidays which will :-
The CBC Chess Tournament which had been a self – supporting annual event all along has got a new sponsor and will be known as the “Equate Africa Chess Tournament” when it takes place on the 1st of April 2017.
The headline sponsor Equate Africa is an independent African property and construction consultancy providing managed solutions for clients investing in infrastructure, property and construction across the continent. One of its founding Directors is Nhlanhla Mtobi an old boy of the college. A multi – disciplinary sportsman in his school days, Mtobi represented the college at first team level in Rugby, Tennis and Soccer. He was selected as a Lower Six prefect and went on to become house captain for Patricians in his final year.
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.