At Lilyfontein the emphasis is on developing the whole child and preparing learners to become rightful citizens of the country. Lilyfontein School provides the Grade 9 learners in the GET-Phase with the opportunity to complete aptitude tests to provide the learner with additional support in making his or her subject choices for Grade 10. This service is offered free of charge. A qualified Psychometrist administers the tests and provides feedback during the Subject Choice evening. The academic programme of the FET-Phase focusses on future career choices that best suit each learner; therefore, the subject choice for Grade 10 include subjects that will allow for further study in sciences, commerce and vocational areas such as the Hospitality industry. Balanced with a strong, competitive sporting programme, a unique Adventure-based programme and the cultural activities offered by the school, learners are not only able to discover their talents in the various fields, but also able to achieve all round success. Grade 10-12 learners do the following subjects:
Compulsory subjects: English HL, Afrikaans or Xhosa FAL, Life Orientation, Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.
Electives – Select one subject from each of the groups:
(Group 1) Physical Science, Geography or Business Studies
(Group 2) Life Sciences, Computer Applications Technology or Hospitality Studies
(Group 3) Accounting, Engineering Graphics & Design or Tourism
Geography is offered as an eighth additional subject.
The extra-mural programme runs from 14:30 to 16:00 daily. Learners are required to participate in a one summer and one winter sport and be part of a physical activity for a minimum of two days per week. The school motto, “Your Adventure starts here” is indicative of Lilyfontein’s aim to provide learners a unique opportunity in education.
Each grade participates in a week-long camp and 2 adventure days per year, where challenging activities are set and completed. Giving learners the opportunity to take learning beyond the classroom, equips them with vital skills for the future such as the ability to overcome fears, perseverance, communication, problem solving, teamwork and many more. Adventure sport and adventure pursuits, combined with sport (tennis, hockey, rugby, swimming, paddling, MTB cycling, drum majorettes and netball) epitomises the school’s encouragement of a healthy lifestyle amongst the learners.
Interact teaches learners about service above self, whilst other clubs and societies (debating, art, music, table tennis and first aid) enable further growth and development. The school ethos includes a green lifestyle and much focus is placed on recycling and environmental care. Furthermore, learners from Grade 8-12 get the opportunity to serve on various committees, such as the RCL, Senior Leaders Council, media committee, eco-committee, academic committee and sport committee.
School starts promptly at 7:30 and ends at 14:10 each day. The weekly routine is set with the High School assembled daily (except Tuesdays) to greet, congratulate and make announcements that pertain to the learners for the day. After this, learners have a 10-minute register lesson followed by the academic programme for the day.
Tuesday mornings, before school, all learners who participate in the Otter Challenge meet at the school dam at 6:00am. Assessments include Controlled tests, written every Tuesday, and two examinations, written mid-year and end of year. As a young High School, new traditions are also added annually.
At Lilyfontein an open and co-operative relationship between parents and staff is encouraged. It thus is imperative that the school has up to date and correct contact details. As an eco-friendly school the preferred method of communication is the D6-communicator which is used for all notices regarding information pertaining to each phase or any other sector within the school. Alerts inform parents of more urgent information.
If learners are absent or parents require a meeting with a teacher, parents are requested to please e-mail the front office and CC in the relevant teacher. Communication from school regarding concerns over learners are done through e-mail or a telephone call directly to the parent.
Follow the steps below to install the D6 School Communicator:
Go to www.school-communicator.com/download.php
There is no after-care available nor necessary for the High School students.
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