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Who are we?

Lilyfontein School provides an academic programme that is balanced with a strong and competitive sporting programme and enhanced with unique adventure leadership and environmental programmes which are incorporated into our everyday curriculum.

Academics:  100% matric pass rate since 2008
Adventure:   Unique adventure leadership and environmental programmes
Sport:   Competitive Sports Programme
Arts and Culture
Music, Art & Culture:  Individual and group displays and performances
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Eco School:   Learners understand, value and protect the environment
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Interact:   Interact and EarlyAct encourage 'Service Before Self'












  • Academic Results
  • Foundation Phase (Gr 1-3)
  • Intermediate Phase (Gr 4-6)
  • Senior Phase (GET: Gr 7-9)
  • FET Phase (Gr 10-12)

Since 2001 Lilyfontein has also made its mark as one of the leading academic High Schools in East London. Each year, we maintain the 100% pass rate set by our 2008 Grade 12’s

Lilyfontein School is one of only 2 schools in the East London District to have achieved a 100% pass rate for this length of time.

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Each year has brought its own highlights.

  • Grant Swan achieved 7 distictions in the 2008 Matric finals
  • Maxine Diemer was the top achiever in the Border region in the 2009 finals 
  • Peter Morrissey achieved 8 distictions in 2010
  • Hilanco Jordaan achieved 6 distinctions in 2014
  • Sebastian Schultz achieved 8 distinctions in 2015
  • Courtney Crew achieved 7 distinctions and Kellan Lehy achieved 6 in 2016
  • Gandhi Jafta achieved 6 distrinctions in 2017 Read More

 The foundation phase of learning is key and at Lilyfontein we include academics, a wide variety of extra mural sports and the Adventure Programme to ensure a sound basis for growth

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The subjects taught in the Intermediate Phase are standard in all Government schools however, Lilyfontein School includes Adventure and Adventure Sport in our Life Orientation program

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Specialist High School teachers and small classes allow for individual attention and ensure academics of the highest standard

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Diligence, Determination and Drive

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AR18 save the date

It's Lilyfontein Adventure Race time again! Service your bike, get those running shoes out and start training. This year's event romises to be a real challenge! Put the date in your diary and join our facebook group to keep up to date with the latest information. Once again the Lilyfontein Adventure Race is the provincial qualifying race for the SA Schools Adventure Racing Championships.

Get your takkies out and dust off your bike - it's time to start training for the Adventure Race.

Entries will open soon!


Like our facebook group to keep up to date with the latest information.

The race includes teams of four in the following categories: Corporate, Corpoprate Duo (2 people), Corporate Crocs, Corporate crocs duo (2 people), Family/fun, U19, U15, U13, Grade 4&5 and Grade 1-3. Each team must include at least one member of the opposite gender. Teams will be running, cyclng and completing various adventure based challenges along the routes. 


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DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: Could include beach, single track, gravel, trail, and bush. Features could include: coastline and immediate interior, ocean views.

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  • This is the provincial qualifying race for the SA Schools Adventure Racing Championships. 
  • All teams must consist of 4 members of which at least one member must be of the opposite gender.
  • Corporate Duo and Corporate Crocs Duo consist of 2 team members of any gender.
  • There is a maximum of 40 teams per category. 

PRIZES / PRIZE MONEY: Over R10 000 of prize money to be won.

GOODIE BAGS: First 450 people to enter and pay will receive Goodie Bags

T-SHIRTS: Race shirts will go out to the first 450 entrants.

MEDALS: There will be trophy/medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams in each category.

FOOD / BEVERAGES: Food will be available on Friday evening during briefings/registration and on Saturday until lunch time.

U13, U15 and U19 teams sleeping at the venue must ensure that they bring a healthy, filling breakfast from home.
•    Supper will be served on Friday night from 17:00 – 19:30

  •  Menu : Vetkoek and Mince R30:00

    Please order your food online when you enter the race


  • Tea / coffee will be available at the start from 04:30 – 09:00

  • A tuck shop food tent will be available from 10:00 – 16:00

ACCOMMODATION:  All school teams (U13, U15 & U19) are required to camp on Friday 7 September – Camping fees are included in entry fees for these categories. A team manager is also required to camp with each team. All other participants and supporters are asked to support the accommodation venues on the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route – see http://www.wildcoastjikeleza.co.za/en/ for details.


All participants are to bring an original, signed Lilyfontein Adventure Race Indemnity Form to registration. Download the Indemnity form HERE! 

NO INDEMNITY= NO RACE. All School teams (U13, U15 & U19) are to provide a copy of ID at registration.


Registration is open from 14:30 on Friday 7 September and closes 15 minutes before each race briefing. Corporate & Corporate Duo Race Briefing times will be confirmed.

Attendance at the briefing is compulsory. Immediately after the briefing ALL U13, U15 & U19 SCHOOL TEAMS are to remain together.  Except Grade 1-3 and Grade 4-5 they will receive their briefing on Saturday.

No parents will be allowed access to the teams after the briefing has started until the end of the race.


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Competitors will be informed about the minimum equipment requirements.


Grade 1-5:  Starts 11:00 – 12:00pm

U19, U15, U13 and Family/Fun, Corporate, Corporate Duo, Corporate Crocs, And Corporate Crocs Duo:  Starts 16:00 – 16:30pm