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Home News Lilyfontein Newsletter 3.5: 15 August 2017

Lilyfontein Newsletter 3.5: 15 August 2017

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25 August 2017

Dear Parents

Please take note of the following:

School Times Friday, 1 September 2017
Please be advised that school will close at 12:10 next week Friday to accommodate our Adventure Race preparations. Buses will therefore leave school at 12:15. Kindly make the necessary arrangements.
 
REMINDER
High School Class and Sport Photographs will be taken on Tuesday, 29 August 2017. Please ensure that your child is neat and tidy and has the correct dress for photographs. All High School learners MUST attend school in formal uniform on Tuesday, 29 August.
 
Absenteeism
According to the SA Schools’ Act, 3 p 6(a) & (b), compulsory attendance by law must be ensured by parents.  If this cannot be done due to illness, a doctor’s certificate is required.  If by lack of transport or other, an appeal showing attempts to solve the problem must be lodged with the school.  Failing this, the parents will be held liable according to Part 6 of the Compulsory School Attendance Section of the SA Schools’ Act.
 
(a) Any parent who, without just cause and after a written notice from the Head of Department, fails to comply with subsection (1), is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months; or
(b)Any other person who, without just cause, prevents a learner who is subject to compulsory attendance from attending a school, is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months.

 
Please take note of (b) above, as schools are expected to closely monitor learner attendance.  

East London Primary School Eisteddfod Results
Congratulations to the learners on their achievements at the East London Primary School Eisteddfod on exhibition at Belgravia Art
School until 28 August. Lilyfontein learners achieved the following:
- 7 double golds
- 19 golds
- 16 Silvers
- 12 Bronzes
- 2 certificates
To see the full results navigate to this link

Procedure when contacting educators
When you need to contact an educator, please observe the following procedures:
• Please phone the school to make an appointment with the relevant educator.
• Discuss the problem, find a way forward and determine a time when educator / parent will meet for feedback on the application of decisions.
• Unless in an extreme emergency, please avoid contacting the educators at home.
• Please avoid making contact with educators while they are actually busy coaching or supervising learners.
Parents are requested to execute the courtesy of making appointments through the front office to see teachers and not go directly to the classrooms, again for the purpose of the safety of all on campus.
 
Interact Council Announced at Induction Dinner
Congratulations to the following learners on their positions on the Interact Council:
President: Matthew Barnard
Vice-President: Jordan Ekron
Secretary: Jaydee Nicholson
Treasurer: Melissa Hayward
Portfolio holders: Nicola Swart, Courtney Hayward, Cameron Mitchell, Mattheus van der Walt and Curtis Kleinhans
We wish them good luck for the year ahead and thank Megan Swart and her outgoing council for their hard work.
 
Gratitude Assembly: 25 August 2017
Thank you to all learners and parents for their contributions to the Gratitude Assembly Thank You Hampers. The Lilyfontein Family once again demonstrates its generosity!
 
Sunflower Day: 15 September
Buy a Tope for R25 from Pick n Pay or online from Zando and help us give the hope of life to patients suffering from blood disorders such as Leukemia. We will photograph our learners wearing the topes in unusual ways on Friday, 15 September and submit them for a competition in which we could win up to R20 000,00. Get together with your class reps and let's get creative! There are prizes for the school with the biggest percentage of their learners that wear a tope on that day so please do your part to help Lilyfontein School's fundraising effort.
 
Adventure Race: Entries & Spectator ticket sales close on Monday
The grade 1-3 race is full. Many parents were unfortunately disappointed, please do not leave it to the last minute to enter your teams for the other categories. Entries close at midnight on Monday 28 August. Remember, only people with access tickets to the Jikeleza Festival will be able to get to the start, finish and prize givings of the Adventure Race. All participants can order 2 discounted tickets via www.roag.co.za
For more information on registration, briefing and start times visit our website.
Looking forward to adventuring with you on 1-2 September!



NEWS
Congratulations to Damian Sansom for being selected for the Border U12 Rugby Squad that will be travelling to Riversdale at the end of September.

7-a-side Rugby Fixtures: 26 Aug 2017
Please download the fixtures list at this link. 

7-a-side Netball Fixtures: Saturday, 26 August 2017
Please download the fixtures from this link. 

RESULTS
HOCKEY
Boys
U16 vs Hudson Drew 1-1
Girls
1st
- vs Cambridge 1st Lost 0-6
- vs Hudson 2nd drew 0-0
2nd
- vs Cambridge 2nd Drew 1-1
-vs Hudson 3rd won 3-0
U16 vs Cambridge Lost 1-2
U10 Festival at Cambridge - Won 3 matches lost 1
U7 Festival at Gonubie
- vs Gonubie A lost 0-3
- vs Grens lost 0-2
- vs Gonubie B lost 0-1

RUGBY
vs Nahoon
- 13 Lost 05-31
- U11 Won 39-05
- U9 Lost 26-35

NETBALL
- U14 vs EL Science College Lost 2-5
- U11 vs Nahoon Won 9-1
- U10 vs Nahoon Lost 4-12

EQUESTRIAN

Congratulations to the following riders:
- Michaela Martin was selected for the Eastern Cape South African National Equestrian School Association Team.
- Rachel Keen was placed first in the two events she entered in the South African Show Jumping National Competition.
- Keira Davis participated in the BEC Spring Show on the 19-21 August . She achieved the following results:
2nd place : EQP3, Equitation, 90cm Pony Rider Intermediate Test 9
1st place : 1.52, Show Jumping, Graded Pony Rider 90cm
1st place : PS5, Working Riding, Graded Pony Rider 80cm
 
 
Yours faithfully
MR N ELS
Principal

Outgoing President of Lilyfontein’s Interact Club Megan Swart hands the reins to the new President, Matthew Barnard, at a special Induction Dinner


2017/08/25
  Library/Gr 10 Cake Sale
  Primary Tennis vs Grens (H)

2017/08/26
  7-a-Side Rugby/Netball Tournament (H)

2017/08/29
  Netball U11 vs Grens (A)
  Hockey Boys U9 at Stirling
  HS Class & Sport Photographs
  Netball U9 vs St Johns Rd (H)
  Hockey Boys U13 vs St Johns (H)
  Netball U10 vs Grens (A)

2017/08/30
  PS Rugby vs Grens (A)
  Hockey Girls U9 at Stirling
  Hockey Girls U11 vs Gonubie (H)
  Hockey Girls U13 vs Stirling (H)

2017/09/01
  Adventure Race 
  PP Spring Day
  Art/Paddling Cake Sale
  SACEE Language Challenge Gr 1-11
  Primary Tennis vs George Randall (H)

2017/09/02
  Cross Country EC XC Champs at Alfred Nzo
    - All Ages

2017/09/04
  Primary Sport & All Cultural Photographs

2017/09/05
  Netball U10 vs Hudson (H)
  Hockey Boys U10 vs Berlin (A)
  Netball U11 vs Hudson (H)
  Grade 5 Camp

2017/09/06
  PS Rugby vs Kuswag (A)
  Hockey Girls U10 vs Crewe (A)
  Computer Olympiad (Round 2)

2017/09/07
  Netball U12 vs Kidds Beach (H)
  Grade 9 Adventure Day
  Netball U13 vs George Randell (H)

2017/09/08
  Drummies Cake Sale
  Primary Tennis vs Stutterheim (H)

2017/09/09
  Cross Country ASA SC Camps at
     Potchefstroom - All ages
  Interact Mother & Daughter Tea
  Cricket 1st & U15 vs Grens

2017/09/12
  Grade 6 Adventure Day
  Netball U9 vs Masakhe (H)

2017/09/15
  Gr 1 Adventure Day
  Gr 7 Market Day
  Sunflower Day

2017/09/16
  Guitar Tea
  Cricket 1st & U15 vs Northern Region

2017/09/19
  PP Concert Photos
  Gr 7N & 7M Adventure Day

2017/09/20
  PP Dress Rehearsal

2017/09/21
  PP Concert

2017/09/22
  Eco/Equestrian Cake Sale

2017/09/23
  Cricket 1st & U15 vs Mdantsane

2017/09/25  HERITAGE DAY

2017/09/28
  Cricket U13 Co-ed Festival in East London

2017/09/29  SCHOOL CLOSES

2017/09/29
  Adventure - SA Champs

2017/09/30
   Cross Country SA Champs in Kimberley - All
    Ages


FP = Foundation Phase
IP = Intermediate Phase
HS = High School