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Lilyfontein Newsletter 1.1 : 19 January 2018

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19 January 2018

Dear Parents

Welcome from the Principal
I would like to welcome each family to Lilyfontein School this year. A special word of welcome to our new families. I trust that your association with our school will be a happy one.
In particular, I wish to welcome the following staff members: Mr Ansley (Adventure Learnership); Mrs Beukman (Grade R and Pre-Primary HOD); Ms Bezuidenhout (Intermediate Phase Learnership); Ms Elson (English High School); Ms Moodlay (Sport Department); Ms Reynolds (Foundation Phase Learnership); Mr Smith (Sport Department); Mrs Smith (Adventure Department); Mr Terblanche (Grade 7); Mr Van Der Ham (Afrikaans High School); Mrs Van Wyk (Adventure Department); Mrs Van Tonder (Bursar). 
We also welcome the following substitute teachers – Mrs Johnston (Grade 0); Ms Van Aardt (Grade 2) and Mr Daniels (Geography)

Medical Administration at School 2018
Please see letter at this link as well as the reply slip. Kindly return the reply slip to school.

Speed Point Card Facility
The school now has a speed point facility available in the office and school shop for credit and debit card payments.

Parent Information Evening
Please see invitation to this vital event for all parents on 23 January at this link

Parent Skills
Which skills or services are you able to offer to the school? Please complete the reply slip at this link and send it back to school with your child.

School Times

School starts each day at 07:30 for all Grades R – 12 pupils.
From next week, end of school times are as follows, Monday – Friday:

  • Grade 0 & Grade R - 12:00
  • Grade 1 – 12:10 until 26 January and 13:10 from 29 January 2018
  • Grade 2 & Grade 3 – 13:20
  • Grade 4 – Grade 12 - 14:10

Bus Times are as follows:

  • Mondays – Thursdays : 16:10
  • Fridays - 14:15 (For all pupils – Grade 0 – Grade 12)

Children not fetched by 16:30 will be sent up to the hostel (See Safety Regulations letter).

Matric Results
We are very proud of our class of 2017 whose results were as follows: 100% pass rate and 28 A’s. Congratulations to them all! Particular mention must be made of Gandhi Jafta who achieved 6 distinctions!

Staff News

  • Congratulations to Ms King (Grade 1) who got married during the holidays and is now Mrs Human.
  • Mrs Wood (Grade 10) is still off school recuperating

Parent Involvement
At the start of this year, I appeal to all parents to involve themselves in the activities of the school. We need your help and support in all our fundraising ventures in order to maintain the high standard in our school to which our children have become accustomed and for which our school is renowned. Your involvement at school is critical to maintaining good relations and your contribution to the progress and development of our school is highly valued.
There are a range of activities throughout the year in which we would like to see you involved. You will receive a list of these shortly eg.Tomato Trot – 3 February.

Parent/School/Learner Co-Operation

In order for us as a learning institution to provide quality education, we would like to ensure that we manage a safe, healthy and focused context for our parents, educators and learners.
We appeal to you as parents and primary educators of your children, to uphold our school’s Code of Conduct, Dress Code and academic expectations. In this way we can ensure a collaborative and co-operative learning experience for all our learners. Conflicting standards and levels of discipline between home and school are confusing and self-destructive. Let us ensure that we are all on the same educational page.

Safety & Security
19 January 2018
Please read this very important letter at this link

My School Ongoing Frundraising
MY SCHOOL is a programme that donates a portion of your spending with specific shops to a cause of your choice AT NO COST TO YOU. We are asking ALL parents, grannies, grandpas, family friends, etc to get a MY SCHOOL card to help with fundraising for the school. Apply at this link or request a form from Jenny Rawstron at the school office. Check out more details and find participating stores at www.myschool.co.za

Make sure you Know What's Happening
The D6 School Communicator is an integrated communications solution that allows the school to communicate with parents using a variety of tools: mobile, desktop, email, sms and web. No matter where you are, if you’re on D6, we'll make sure you get the message. Download the D6 School Communicator to your laptop, PC or mobile phone from this link
If you experience problems, please contact D6 directly on 021 880 0185, or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  http://www.school-communicator.com/downloads/school

Tomato Trot : Volunteers
Please join us to help maximize this fund-raising opportunity for our school and our learners. We need over 100 volunteers on the day for registration, marshalling, water tables, food and beer tents, and entertainment. Your child brought home a bright yellow reply slip this week. If not, you can download it at this link. PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS REPLY SLIP BY MONDAY, 22 JANUARY 2018.
We will attempt to allocate jobs as soon as possible after the 22 January. Thank you in advance for your support.

Tomato Trot : Entries
19 January 2018
The BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle is Lilyfontein School’s biggest fundraiser. As such we request EVERY SINGLE learner, grade 3-12 (Grade 1& 2 are welcome) to take part in one event at the Tomato Trot & Cycle on 3 February. All the race information and entry details are on the entry form at this link. In addition there is a special CASH only, 5km ONLY entry point on Friday 26 January at school – please note that this is AFTER the early entry fees expire on Monday 22 January so a late entry fee is payable.

Foundation Phase
Please take note of the following:
• Children dropped in Foundation Phase before 7:15 are unsupervised and may NOT use any playground apparatus until the teacher is on duty after 7:15.
• Foundation Phase learners remaining at school after 14:30 must be enrolled at Julie Ekron’s Aftercare; an aftercare fee will be charged.
• Foundation Phase learners must wait in Foundation Phase area. They may not leave the Foundation Phase area to wait for lifts or to wait with older siblings.

School Shop
19 January 2018
Please note that our school shop is open Mondays to Thursdays 7.30 – 8.00.

There are a number of pupils who still do not have their stationery packs. Please ensure that you purchase these from Maclear Stationers as a matter of extreme urgency.

Term Planner
Unfortunately, we are still awaiting fixtures for our Term Planner. These will be sent out as soon as we receive them. Please check dates already received on our D6 calendar.

Prayer Group
All are welcome to join the Lilyfontein Prayer Group each Friday morning at 7.30 in the Hostel.

Vehicles / Motorbikes
19 January 2018
Any students who bring vehicles/motorbikes onto campus need to ensure that:

  • Permission and communication with the school has been done.
  • The school has your licence number and vehicle registration numbers recorded.
  • The school has a copy of your driver’s licence.
  • You have been interviewed by Mr Els.

Please note that should your child be absent from school a letter is to be sent in to the office. Should your child be absent for 3 or more days in a row, a Doctor’s Certificate needs to be sent to school. Our computer programme automatically issues a demerit if your child’s name is entered as absent without a letter. Parents are requested to please support us in this matter. The DoE has ruled that any learner absent for 25% of the year, will not be allowed to write examinations due to the lack of class time.

Inclement Weather Days
Please note that our buses will always run at the set times irrespective of inclement weather days. This is in order for the indoor activities to continue as normal.

ID Documents
The Department of Education has requested schools to ask parents to ensure that learners apply for ID documents as an ID document is essential for registration for external examinations at the end of Grade 11 and for Grade 12.

Grade 12 Parent Invite
The Grade 12 parents cordially invite all Grade 8 parents and all new High School parents to a bring-and-braai at the school on Friday, 26 January 2018 at 18:00 on the netball courts. Bring your own basket with cutlery, crockery, glasses drinks and meat. Rolls and salads will be provided. Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mrs Victor, our receptionist, will be leaving us at the end of February. This position will be advertised in the Daily Dispatch on Monday, 22 January. The details are as follows:
The following Governing Body Post will exist from 12 February 2018. Duties will include switchboard and strong Admin skills. Preference will be given to experience in a school environment with knowledge of SASAMS. Please email a 2 page CV and references to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The closing date is 25 January 2018.

Yours faithfully

  1st cricket vs Northern Region (A)

  Parent Information Session

  High School Parents' Social

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

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