Matric Valedictory and Head Prefects

On 15 October the school held its Matric Valedictory where many awards were given and the pupils' achievements recognised. The Dux of the School for 2015 is Jonathan Jones and the recipient of the Principal's award is Olwethu Dikiso.

Jonathan Jones, Mr van Haght, Olwethu Dikiso

The Prefects and Head Prefects  for 2016 were also announced and the Head Boy is Matthew Archer and Head Girls is Nadia Arend.

Matthew Archer, Mr van Haght, Nadia Arend

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. Having celebrated Cannons Creek’s 18th Anniversary, 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. 

                                       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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Special Achievers 2015

Junior Scout Cub of 2015

Steven de Villiers received the award for Junior Cub of the year 2015 at the First Pinelands Scout Group where he has been attending Cubs once per week since the beginning of this year. In the photograph is Steven with his certificate and the book prize he received. We are very proud of him on his achievement!

Steven de Villiers

WP Representatives in the Primary and the High Schools

We are so proud of our WP representatives for 2015!

Primary School:

WP Reps - PS

Front Row (Sitting): Felix Melunsky - WP Chess, Kate Opperman - WP Zonal Tennis and WP Biathlon

Second Row (Kneeling): Noah Melunsky - WP Chess, Jason de Villiers - WP Chess, Charlotte Wolfson - WP Zonal Softball, Mercedes March - WP Zonal Softball, Manisha Desai - WP Netball

Back Row (Standing): Coach Katelynn - WP Action Hockey, Siya Sekhosana - WP Water Polo, Hannah Tregellas - WP Water Polo, Ayrton du Plooy - WP Zonal Hockey, Dylan Leonard - WP Zonal Hockey, Nikki Stodel, WP Zonal Hockey, Nkosi Lukhele - WP Zonal Hockey, Coach Tim - WP Zonal Hockey Referefee.

High School:

HS National and Provincial Sports Reps

Back row: Simon Short - WP Zonals Cross Country ,Reece Sheldon – WP Waterpolo  Farouk Mayman – WP Waterpolo, Danai Narker – WP Waterpolo, Aidan Fitzgerald – WP Zonal Hockey, Calvin Hammond – WP Hockey, Nina Dearham - Softball U17 Cape Town Schools Region

Front row: Lea Marmarellis –WP Zonal Hockey and WP Waterpolo, Tatum-Leigh Petersen - SA Synchronised Swimming, Micheala de Wet – WP Waterpolo, Huda Abrahams - WP Swimming, Luke Carter – WP Zonal Hockey, Emma Titus – WP Zonal Softball, Moletlo Somo- WP Zonal Hockey .

PS Sport Stars! October 2015

A big congratulations to Dylan Leonard who was chosen to be part of the U13 Sharks team to take part in the PSI National Indoor Hockey Tournament in Durban in Dec. We are very proud of Dylan for this achievement. It is the second Nationals team he has made this year. He is also still only U12. Well done Dylan.

Three of our pupils recently attended the WP South Zone Tennis Trials. Well done to Mercedes March and Kevin Breeds who made it to the final round of the trials. A special Congratulations to Kate Opperman who was selected for the U10 South Girls team. This is a huge achievement for Kate who is still only U9. She was also chosen for the WP Biathlon Team.

Noah and Felix Melunsky, as well as Jason de Villiers have all been selected for Western Province colours for chess this year, and have been invited to compete in the SAJCC (South African Junior Chess Championships) representing WP in the under 12 team event.

Tennis star

HS WP Waterpolo Reps

High School pupils Michaela de Wet, Farouk Mayman, and Reece Sheldon have been chosen for the WP Schools U14 Waterpolo Team! Congratulations to them!

Micheala de WetFarouk MaymanReece Sheldon

U11 Netball Star!

Netball was only introduced at Cannons Creek in 2014 and so we are very proud of our first ever WP netball star Manisha Desai.

Manisha Desai

Zonal Hockey stars!

Ayrton du Plooy, Aidan Fitzgerald, Nkosi Lukhele, Dylan Leonard, Luke Carter, Nikki Stodel, Lea Marmarellis were all awarded Southern Zonal colours. Dylan Leonard made the Southern Zonal team. He took part in the U13 Regional Inter-Zonal tournament during the school holidays. This tournament was held in George from 29 June - 1 July, where he helped his team win Gold!

U13 Zonal Hockey 2015

U16 WP Hockey Achievers

Calvin Hammond and Moletlo Somo played for the Western Province U16 Boys and Girls Disa Hockey Teams respectively in an inter-provincial tournament during the holidays. Both the Western Province boys U16 and the girls U16 teams won GOLD. Well done Calvin and Moletlo!

Rythmic Gymnasts at Cannons

Cannons Creekers representing the Rhythmic Gymnastics Club of Pinelands, Abigail Goldstein (received Gold) and Caitlin Groves (received Bronze) after competing in the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition held at the South Peninsula Gymnastics Competition on 12 and 13 June 2015.  Both girls are Level 2.They were reportedly so super – worked hard, stayed focused and smiled all the way through tough competition and displayed such incredible sportsmanship. Congratulations girls!

Ballerina at Cannons Creek

had a solo recently for her ballet Eisteddfod, she was awarded the highest award which is a Diploma  and which means she is through to the finals!

Jamie Clarke ballerina

Tegan Gibaud (Gr 8) danced in her first ballroom dancing competition on 1 March at the Muizenberg Civic Centre.  She and her partner, Dale, came first in their section (Junior 2, Level 2).  Well done Tegan!  Tegan is on the right of the photo below.

Tegan Gibaud

Our swimming star, Huda Abrahams (Gr 11), once again did us proud at the Jack Currie Championships.  Huda won 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.

We had another pupil competing in the Jack Currie Championships who also did us proud.  Daniel Redelinghuys (Gr 10) made the finals in all 8 events that he entered into and got a medal for each race.  He won 1 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals. 

Huda AbrahamsDaniel Redelinghuys

Congratulations to Abigail Goldstein, Nawaal Harris and Caitlin Groves who received various awards from theDynamic Rhythmic Gymnastics Club. Abigail received a trophy for Exemplary Gymnast and Nawaal received a trophy for Most Dedicated Gymnast. Caitlin was awarded an Certificate of  Excellence.


Noah and Felix Melunsky participated in the SAJCC (South African Junior Chess Championship) 2014 that was held in Kimberley in January 2015. Noah played for the Western Province under 12 team, and they were awarded the trophy for 2nd place (B section). Felix played for the Western Province under 10 team, and they received the trophy for 3rd place. The SAJCC is the highlight of the year for junior chess players, with around 2 000 players competing, representing their provinces in teams of 10 players. It was a lot of hard work for the boys but also a lot of fun!

Noah and FelixSAJCC Kimberley

Congratulations to all our stars!


Open Days 2016


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To reach Cannons Creek, take the Pinelands turn off from the N2 (either Exit 10B from the airport or Exit 9 from the city) and travel down Forest Drive. Shortly after the traffic lights at the BP Service Station, turn right into The Crescent (second road to the right from the BP). Travel down The Crescent and when you see the school buildings on the left take that road left and then turn into Nursery Way. If travelling from Howards Centre turn left into The Crescent (directional sign on Forest Drive). In both instances you will find Cannons Creek on the left about 500m down the road.

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