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Home News Lilyfontein Newsletter 4.7: 24 November 2017

Lilyfontein Newsletter 4.7: 24 November 2017

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24 November 2017

Dear Parents

Please take note of the following:

Foundation Phase Concert
Thank you to Mrs King and the Foundation Phase team for an amazing year-end concert. Special thanks to Mr and Mrs Dengler, Mrs Beukman, Mrs Smit, Mrs Odendaal, Mrs Malherbe, Mr Gerber, Mrs Stanton and her PTA, Mrs Hill, Mrs Greyvenstein and Mrs Scholfield for their support throughout the preparation and performances. Thank you to the Guild Theatre for the use of their props.Thanks to parents of both the performers and the choir for your support and finally thank you to all of the learners that took part with such enthusiasm.

Grade 9 Hike
Good luck to the Adventure Team and the Grade 9's as they hike and camp their way from Kei Mouth to Bonza Bay. They leave today and return to school on Tuesday.

Christmas Gifts for Hope School
Thank you to all parents and staff who supported the Christmas present collection for Hope School. The Interact team will be hosting a Christmas party for the children today.

Subject Changes Gr 10, 11 & 12 - 2018
Learners who have been promoted to Gr10, 11 &12 for 2018 are advised that subject changes need to be effected as follows:
Gr 12 - In exceptional cases, a learner may change 1 additional subject for Gr 12, after the release of his/her Gr 11 end of year results provided the learner applies before 15 Dec 2017 for Gr 12 of 2018. The applications MUST reach the school BEFORE 5 December 2017.
Gr 11 - A learner may change 2 subjects in Gr 11. This is subject to the approval of the principal of the school where the learner is registered. Applications need to be submitted in the new academic year BEFORE end of March.
Gr 10 - A learner may change a minimum of two subjects in Grade 10 subject to the approval of the principal of the school where the learner is registered. Applications for the new academic year must be made no later than the end of the first week of the new academic year, otherwise, only after the end of the 2nd term and before the start of the 3rd term.

The following documents MUST BE furnished for subject changes for each grade:
(i) A letter of motivation from the parent or guardian of the learner.
(ii) A letter of motivation from the learner.

Carols Evening
Please join our intermediate and foundation phase choirs, marimba bands and individual singers for an evening of Carols on Friday, 24 November from 18:00 - 19:30 in the school hall. There will be no charge for this event. Please join us for this celebration of Christmas.

Grade 8-12 Book and Stationery Lists 2018
Please download the book and stationery lists for grades 8-12 from this link. Please ensure that your child/ren are fully prepared for the first day of next year

Grade 1-7 Book and Stationery Lists
Please download book and stationery lists for grade 1-7 for 2018 from the school website at the following link:

Intermediate Phase Prize Giving (Grade 4-7)
Parents, friends and family are invited to our Intermediate Phase Prize Giving. Please take note of the details below:

  • Date: Thursday, 30 November 2017
  • Venue : School Hall
  • Time : 18:30 (Tea will be served from 18:00 in the hall foyer)
  • Dress : Grade 7's : Formal summer uniform
  • Grade 4 - 6 : Neat summer uniform

We regret no small children may attend. Younger siblings need to be in school uniform and will be required to remain seated throughout the prize giving.
Attendance for all prize winners on the evening, is compulsory.
Prize Giving practice will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Prize winners need to attend practice in order to receive their prize on the evening. Please support us in this regard.
Prize winners to meet on the netball courts no later than 18:00.

From the Finance Office
* Please note debit orders for Grade 0 - 7 are February to December and Grade 8 - 12 are January to December.
* Debit orders for High School will be loaded by 6 December 2017.
* Pupils leaving Lilyfontein at the end of the year - if you have not yet notified us, please do so by sending an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as we having waiting lists for our grades.

Important Message from the Sports Department
The school would like to put a new procedure in place for signing up for sport in 2018.
Learners are required to indicate on the form at this link, before the end of this year, which Summer and Winter sport they will be
participating in next year. The timetables can be found on our website at this link. This will give the sport department an indication of how many teams will be entered into the different leagues.
Parents are reminded of our policy of learners participating in at least two afternoons of extra-mural activities per week. Please note, once the learner has chosen a sport, they will have to commit to it for the full year.
Please help the school make your child’s school sporting experience a memorable one.
Yours in Sport, Mr Sofute

Hockey Player Selected for Provincial Team
Congratulations to Melissa Hayward on being chosen to be part of the Grahamstown Rhino’s Provincial PSI Indoor Hockey Team. They will be competing at the National competition in Cape Town from 11 – 15 December.

Sibulele Kentane Selected for SA National Drum Majorettes Team
Congratulations to Sibulele Kentane, her parents and coaches on her selection to the SAMCA National Majorette Team for 2018! Her selection is testimony to her talent, fitness, character and above all her hard work and attitude. Sibulele is the only majorette to be selected from the Eastern Cape and the first primary school majorette in the Eastern Cape to have ever achieved this level of recognition. We wish her well for the 2018 International World Championships in Cape Town, South Africa.

Runner Recognised by his Club
Congratulations to Aiden Young who received an award from Oxford Striders Running Club for being their best performing male athlete in the junior category (U21) for 2017.

Congratulations to Emily Reed (Grade R) who competed in the Guppy Gala on Saturday against all schools and came first in
breaststroke and freestyle.

Yours faithfully

Four of the cast of 94 actors and 51 singers who appeared in the Foundation Phase Play

  Grade 9 Exams End
  Lilyfontein Carols' Evening
  Interact - Hope School Christmas Party
  Grade 4-7 Exams End
  Gr 3 Afrikaans FAL Common Test
  Grade 9 Hike

  Cricket U10B vs Dale (A) CANCELLED

  New Grade 1 Parent Meeting

  Interact - Langham House Visit
  Cricket U11 vs Selborne (A)

  Intermediate Phase Prize Giving
  FP Prize Giving

  Fun Dam Gala FP
  Grade R Graduation
  Camp Bush Pig Gr 4-6

  Tsitsikama Hike


  Fun Dam Gala IP

  PP Christmas Party

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

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