Our Approach to Education
Cornwall Hill College’s educational philosophy entails the creation of a solid foundation for its pupils by providing ample opportunities and exceptional facilities for them to excel in academic, sporting and cultural spheres, while still retaining traditional values of honesty, integrity, compassion and responsibility. Click here for more information.
Youth Olympic Games
We share in the pride of the Gardiner family at the achievements of their daughter, Gr 9 pupil Shannon Gardiner, who qualified for the Youth Olympic Games. An event that promotes the Olympic spirit, the YOG combines sporting excellence with educational and cultural aspects in a unique way. The event aims to enhance sporting awareness among young people, to promote a healthy lifestyle and to deepen mutual understanding by providing a platform for interaction and exchange.
Shannon was chosen by The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) after competing at the 12th African Championships last March, receiving 2nd place overall and taking home the Silver medal. Shannon had to wait for SASCOC (South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee) to publicly announce Team South Africa 2014 in mid-July. Shannon will be leaving on the 11th of August with YOG Team SA and her lifelong coach, Nina Ervedosa (a new Cornwall parent) after four weeks of intensive Olympic training.
The Opening Ceremony for the Youth Olympic Games, of which swimmer Chad le Clos will be an Ambassador, takes place in Nanjing, China on Saturday the 16th of August. Shannon will fly the SA flag, and that of CHC, when she competes on 26 & 27 August against seventeen other international rhythmic gymnasts. The picture of Shannon in action was placed (without her knowledge) in the World of Gymnastics Magazine No 72 – June 2014 as part of an editorial for Youth Olympic Games 2014! A lovely surprise! We are hoping to see Shannon on screen as the games are set to be televised. We wish Shannon well for this exciting opportunity to represent South Africa.
Photo Credit: Shannon Gardiner (RSA) © South African SportsPicture Agency
U13 A Cricket
During the recent Mid-Term break and the week leading up to it the U13A Cricket side toured the United Kingdom. The U13 UK Cricket Tour has become an annual event on the Preparatory School’s Cricket calendar and proves not only very valuable in preparing the boys for the upcoming season but is also a lifelong memory for all the players.
The U13A and U12A Cricket sides played in a 10 Over Cricket Festival hosted by CHC at the school on Saturday 26 July. There were six teams participating on the day, including our own U12A and U13A sides. The Final of the competition saw CHC U12A and CHC U13A playing each other, with the U13A team winning Gold. The U12A received Silver and Laerskool Danie Malan received the Bronze.