Matrics of 2016 make us proud

Cannons Creek Independent School is very proud of the Class of 2016 who once again achieved a 100% pass rate. The school has had  a 100% pass rate since it was founded in 1997. 81% of the school’s matriculants obtained a Bachelor’s Endorsement and 19% of the class achieved Diploma passes. Four of the 21 Matric pupils achieved A aggregates.

Top Achievers

Nadia ArendNadia Arend who plans to study Medicine at UCT is Dux of School with 7As and an aggregate of 88.86%. Matthew FallonSecond is Matthew Fallon who achieved 6As and an aggregate of 87.1%. He intends studying Electromechanical Engineering at UCT
Matthew ArcherMatthew Archer also achieved 6As and an aggregate of 86.43%. Matthew plans to do Medicine at WitsKimberlyn Greenwood. Another top achiever is Kimberlyn Greenwood who achieved 6A’s  and an aggregate of 81.9% but is still undecided about her future plans.

The Principal, Mr Mike van Haght, said that he was very happy with the results - the class of 21 Matric pupils accumulated 48 distinctions among them.  The pupils’ families and teachers are also to be commended for their hard work, dedication and support.


Welcome to Cannons Creek

Cannons Creek Independent School is a safe, community school with a Christian ethos, staffed by passionate professionals who endeavour to produce confident, trustworthy young people. In 1997, a group of like-minded individuals got together with one common goal, to establish a school with small classes and to achieve the highest scholastic standards. Teachers were appointed who would rival their peers in the dynamic field of education. Through the staff’s determination and hard work, supported by the parents and School trustees, the School has provided a platform for learners to be prepared for a combination of an excellent all-round education and life skills. Celebrating Cannons Creek’s 20th Anniversary in February, the School is proud to have achieved these goals.

From the desk of the Founder Principal Carol Booth (formerly Barhouch)

The concept of an intimate school with small classes where children could experience the fun side of education whilst still doing the syllabus with lateral teaching came into being with the founding of Cannons Creek. The teachers were carefully selected to ensure that they would teach using the ethos of the school –encouraging and fostering each child’s potential and strength, and respecting each child’s individuality. As much as possible, education had to be taught using hands-on experiences, which children remember more readily. Formal teaching would then follow and pupils would learn various studying methods ending in tests and examinations. The concept was to take the ‘fear’ out of being educated and to put “fun” back into the classroom.

I am proud to say that we have managed this with teachers being given the freedom to teach, using all sorts of tools and methodologies resulting in the children having fun. The emphasis is placed on praising pupils’ work and effort, rather than concentrating on weaknesses.  The concept of responsibility is encouraged. Respect for each other has been a focal point and this has worked well with each pupil learning how to fit in, not only with the classroom work ethic, but also being taught to manage their time well in preparation for entering High School and later, the business world.

The other value that Cannons Creek has embraced is that of honesty, and we are proud to say that our history reflects that this can be taught. We have also embraced all the aspects of what makes a rounded child and so have included Academics, as well as Arts and Sports in the educational process.

Quite simply, our pupils are proof that we have all the necessary ingredients; in that not only have they achieved here at Cannons Creek, but once they have completed their school career with us they have been very successful later in life.

From the desk of the High School Founder Principal Mike van Haght

The success of Cannons Creek is due to a healthy combination of Christian-based values, our co-educational approach, excellent teaching and a family-like spirit. Pupils look forward to coming to school in the mornings because Cannons Creek is a place of belonging, of security, of happiness - and a place where young people are challenged to attain their full potential. At Cannons Creek we believe that every pupil is an individual with special talents that need to be discovered, explored and developed.  We achieve this via a number of approaches.  Firstly, we offer a wide range of subjects, taught by experienced teachers in small class groups.  Secondly, pupils are encouraged to participate and compete in a diverse selection of sport played at a competitive level.  Thirdly we offer a broad mix of cultural and service activities that should cater for the tastes of all. Numerous opportunities exist for pupils to excel in all areas.  That is the essence of Cannons Creek - opportunities to excel - opportunities that would possibly not present themselves as readily in a large school.  At Cannons Creek no one goes unnoticed.

Pupils who attend Cannons Creek will be afforded every opportunity to make a success of their lives through the absorption of sound values and outstanding skills.  Our pupils understand that while it is not possible for everyone to be the best, it is essential to do your best.  We hope that you will consider Cannons Creek as a serious option for your child’s education. 

The Primary School
Exterior of PS
The High School and Cultural Centre
Exterior of HS and Cultural Centre

                                       Cannons Creek Mission Statement:

 Cannons Creek Independent School is a safe community school with a Christian ethos, staffed by passionate professionals who endeavour to educate confident, trustworthy individuals who are encouraged to reach their full potential.

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