Cannons Creek Independent School welcomes new Primary School Principal - Mrs Tracy Wahl

Mrs Tracy Wahl

Cannons Creek’s Primary School has a new person at the helm: Mrs Tracy Wahl.

 Tracy who is a born and bred Capetonian, says that she had always wanted to be a teacher and as a little girl organised all her dolls and other children into a “school”, and then taught them! Tracy’s basic teacher training was done at the Cape Town College of Education in the Foundation Phase. This was followed by an HDE in Pre-Primary Education at Barkly House.

Tracy who lives out her passion for teaching, started her teaching career at Table View Primary School in 1987. During the 13 years that Tracy taught in the Foundation Phase there, she met her husband Llewellyn, who was also a teacher at Table View Primary School at the time. The couple has been happily married for 30 years and Tracy and Llewellyn have two sons. Llewellyn a former Deputy Principal, is now retired from teaching.

 In 2000 Tracy joined the staff of Parklands College where she taught in the Foundation Phase and was promoted to HOD: Foundation Phase in 2006.  After her promotion to Deputy Principal in 2010 she taught Afrikaans FAL in Grades 4, 5 and 6 and a was also a full-time Grade 5 and 6 class teacher.  She joined the staff of Cannons Creek in 2014 as Deputy Principal and Grade 6 class teacher, and says that she feels that the four-year “learnership” under now retired Founder Principal of Cannons Creek Carol Booth, was invaluable and will make the transition into being Principal smoother.

 Tracy’s interests are centred on sport and the outdoors: she has always been a keen sportswoman and has completed several half-marathons. She also played netball competitively both outdoor and indoor, until her mid-forties. Tracy is a qualified Swimming, Athletics and Netball Coach and she has been involved in these disciplines at all the schools where she has taught. Tracy established Netball as a sports code at Cannons Creek.

 Tracy and Llewellyn also enjoy camping and travelling. In her spare time Tracy enjoys reading and staying abreast of the latest developments in education.

 Tracy’s vision for Cannons Creek Primary is very much in keeping with the ethos and vision put in place by Carol Booth. Tracy’s focus for this year is developing a Growth mindset in the staff; moving away from a Fixed mindset. This will also enable them to help each child develop to his/her optimal ability. To this end Tracy is introducing several programmes aimed at enhancing the established systems at Cannons Creek.

 Tracy pays tribute to Carol Booth, Founder Principal of Cannons Creek and says that she feels privileged to have been chosen to take over the mantle as Carol’s successor.

 We wish Tracy all the very best as she starts her first year as Principal of Cannons Creek Primary School.

Matric Achievers 2017

Cannons Creek is very proud of the Class of 2017!  Once again we achieved a 100% pass rate. The Bachelor pass rate was 97,3% i.e. 36 of our 37 pupils.

Out top achievers are Jenna Jones (92,3%) with 7 distinctions - all of them over 90%;  Ammaara Mowzer (90,4%) - 7 distinctions - five of them over 90%;  Katelyn Coss (85,9%) - 5 distinctions; Simon Short (83,4%) - 5 distinctions;  Kyu-Hun Lee (82,3%) - 6 distinctions;  Tosheeth Desai (80,4%) - 4 distinctions and Ethan McCrorie - (80,1%) - 3 distinctions.

Cannons Creek was awarded a special certificate of merit for being the 14th top school in the province, no mean feat! We wish all our matrics the very best for the future.

Class of 2017
Jenna JonesAmmaara MowzerKatelyn CossSimon Short
Kyu-Hun LeeTosheeth DesaiEthan McCrorie

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 21st Anniversary in February, the School is proud to have achieved these goals.

From the desk of the Primary School Principal Mrs Tracy Wahl

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 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.

School Tours

Tours are conducted by the School Marketer Helene Steenfeldt-Kristensen on Wednesdays at 09h30 during term time. Should you be interested in being included on a tour please email her on: marketing@cannonscreek.co.za to make a booking. Thank you.

Cannons Creek Fun Run 2018

Please join us on Tuesday 27 March for our annual Fun Run! Our entry form with information is in the fragment below for you to download. We request that you bring your own drinking water please. Thank you.

Primary School Open Day 2018High School Open Day flyer

HS Scholarship Exam for 2019

Cannons Creek High School Play

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