Pre-Primary news

  • 11 January 2019

    Dear Parents
     
    This is the first newsletter of the year and it contains some very important information with regard to the start of the new academic year. Please take note of the following.



    WELCOME 

    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:
    Ms Klopper (Gr.0) 
    Ms Richter (Gr.R)
    Ms Connellan (Gr.3 – Temporary)
    Mr Van Nieting (Music) 
    Ms Botes (Pre-Primary Learnership)
    Ms Hiscock (Foundation Phase Learnership)


    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 – 12:00 until 18 January and 13:10 from 21 January 2019
    Grade 2 & Grade 3 – 13:20
    Grade 4 – Grade 12 - 14:10
    Children not fetched by 16:30 will be sent up to the hostel
    (See Safety and Security letter).


    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.

    MATRIC RESULTS:Class of 2018
    We are very proud of our class of 2018 whose results were as follows:
    100% pass rate, 100% bachelor pass and 48 Subject Distinctions. Congratulations to them all! Particular mention must be made of John-George Weschta who received 7 Subject Distinctions; Christianne Whitward and Téo Jordaan who both received 6 Subject Distinctions each.

    PARENT MEETING 2019:Meet and Greet invitation

    ALL PARENTS are requested to join Mr Els, the Staff, School Governing Body and the PTA for the 2019 Parent Information Session.
    DATE: Monday, 14 January 2019
    TIME: 17:30 for 18:00
    PLACE: Lilyfontein School Hall
    Please click here for more information


    STAFF NEWS

    Mrs Wood is still off school recuperating, but will be assisting with our Grade 12 Geography 8th subject learners.

    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.


    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 – 2 February, please return reply slips to class teachers by Monday & Tuesday next week.

    LETTER TO PARENTS:
    Safety & Security 2019
    Please read through the letter to familiarise yourself with our Safety & Security policy.
    Safety and Security 

    LILYFONTEIN
    LICENSE DISCS: 
     Available at Reception
    Please support this campaign and initiative to improve security on our campus.  We request that all parents/guardians or drivers collecting and dropping learners off at school purchase a disc at a cost of R50. Your support is appreciated.



    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    Finance Office Request
    The Finance Department requests that people use the correct reference when making payments to the school as this will assist us with the correct allocation of funds. For those who have made payments i.e.annual payments please can they forward their proof of payments to the finance office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We appreciate your support in this matter.

    ATTENTION PARENTS:Finance
    Please find the following important finance related documents

    Lilyfontein: 2019 Fee Structure
    Debit orders 2019 
    CLICK HERE



    TOMATO TROT – 2 FEBRUARY 2019: 
    Have you entered?
    Enter online: www.roag.co.za 
    Enter instore: Sportsmans Warehouse 
    Entry form: Entry Form
    Follow and like our Facebook Page:  Click here
    Please save the date and make every effort to be involved. If you are not taking part in the running or cycling, we would appreciate your help with marshalling, food and beer tents. This is the year’s major fundraiser for the school. Let’s all work together to make our school even better! Look out for the reply slip.

    BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle: Volunteer Reply Slips

    Please click on the link and complete the volunteer slip for the BUCO Trot 2 February 2019. We request the help of each and every family member. All reply slips to be returned to class teachers by Monday 14 January.
    Together we are stronger!
    Reply Slip






    PTA FIRST MEETING OF 2019:17 January 2019

    Dear Parents the PTA will be hosting their first meeting of 2019
    DATE: Thursday 17 January
    TIME: 17:30-18:30
    VENUE: Staff Room
    WHY:Together we are stronger
    Please attend




    MESSAGE TO LILYFONTEIN FAMILY:  Keep being the change!
    Our 2018 Eco Schools Portfolio has been awarded with a Decade Green Flag Award for 2018. What an amazing 13-year Eco schools journey, we have had.  Well done to all the educators, staff and families that have contributed to this success.
     



    TERM PLANNER
    We are still awaiting fixtures dates, please check dates already received on our D6 calendar as this is continuously kept up to date.

    TUCK SHOP:Lilybites menu 2019

    Lilybites would like to welcome everyone back to school for a fantastic 2019. Please click on link below to see what we have on offer for the learners and staff. Tuck-shop accounts are available on request. Contact Amelia Steyn for more information.
    Menu

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

    VEHICLES/MOTORBIKES
    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.

    ABSENTEEISM
    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.

    ID DOCUMENTS/CARD
    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.

    SCHOOL SHOP
    Please note that our school shop is open Mondays to Thursdays 7.30 – 8.00am

    UNIFORMS

    Please ensure that your child is correctly dressed for school next year.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    • Please ensure that your child returns to school next year with their own natural coloured hair in a neat style. 
    • Our school tracksuit forms part of our winter uniform and tracksuit pants may not be worn without the tracksuit top.
    • Official Lilyfontein socks must be worn with ‘mid-week’ uniform.
    • Only predominantly white tackies with a navy trim are allowed.
    • Any contravention of our dress code will mean a parent being asked to return to school to correct the dress or hair fault.



    MUSIC LESSONS
    Please note that individual music lessons (piano/guitar/recorder) will start on Monday, 14 January.  If your child is starting recorder / guitar lessons, please ensure that they have the instrument and files as requested.

    EXTRA TIME APPLICATION
    Applications need to be early in the new year.  Forms are available from the front office and must include a Scholastic Assessment not older than 3 years.  Please note learners need to re-apply for each phase.

    PRE PRIMARY: Term 1 Newsletter 
    Click here




    SPORT:Starts Monday 14 January 2019

    Please note that all summer sport and extra murals start next week Monday 14 January. All learners are required to sign up for a minimum of 2 days of school sport a week. Please wear the correct sport uniform and ensure you are at practice on time. Refer to sports/extra mural timetables on the D6. High School will sign up for sport on Wednesday with the Sports Department.

    SWIMMING CAPS: Available at the School Shop

    ____________________________________________________________

    Yours faithfully
    MR N ELS
    Principal

    ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES:Get your brand or business seen!
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    First Day back and Lilyfontein school is a buzz of love and laughter.  New friends and old friends and everyone is happy!  WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!
     
    Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

    click here

    Do schools kill creativity?
    - Sir Ken Robinson

     


    2019/01/11
    • Leaders Induction(Junior & Senior)
    • 1st/u/15 Cricket vs Northern Region(TBC)
    • 1st & U/15 Cricket vs N. Region(TBC)
    2019/01/15
    • Gr 4 Adventure Day
    • HS Control Test Series start
    2019/01/16
    • Algie Cup 1st Cricket vs Stirling(A)
    2019/01/17
    • 1st Cricket vs Stirling(H)
    2019/01/18
    • Gr 8 Orientation Camp
    • Drummies Cake Sale
    2019/01/19
    • 1st & U/15 Cricket vs United(TBC)
    2019/01/21
    • B-League Swimming Gala at Hudson
    2019/01/22
    • Gr. 11 Adventure Day
    2019/01/23
    • 1st Cricket vs Hudson Park(H)
    2019/01/24
    • Rendezvous Gr. 3 Sleepover 
    2019/01/25
    • Blood Clinic
    • Gr 11 Cake Sale
    2019/01/26
    • SGB/SMT Workshop
    • 1st & U/15 Cricket vs Stirling(TBC)
    2019/01/30
    • 1st Cricket vs Grens(H)
    2019/01/31
    • Gr 9 Adventure Day
    2019/02/01
    • Tomato Trot Registration
    2019/02/02
    • Tomato Trot

    FP = Foundation Phase
    IP = Intermediate Phase
    HS = High School
  • 18 January 2019

    Dear Parents
     
    We are settling into 2019 nicely, sport and extra murals have started this week.  It is a busy time for us, please take note of all communications in handouts and via our D6 platform and newsletter. Please take note of the following.



    SCHOOL TIMES
    School starts each day at 07:30 for all Grades R – 12 pupils.
    end of school times are as follows:
    Monday – Friday:
    Grade 0 & Grade R - 12:00
    Grade 1 - 13:10 
    Grade 2 & Grade 3 - 13:20
    Grade 4 - Grade 12 - 14:10
    Children not fetched by 16:30 will be sent up to the hostel
    (See Safety and Security letter).


    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.

    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.


    LETTER TO PARENTS:Safety & Security 2019
    Please read through the letter to familiarise yourself with our Safety & Security policy.
    Safety and Security 

    LILYFONTEIN
    LICENSE DISCS: 
     Available at Reception
    Thank you to all parents for the overwhelming support in the purchasing of our security discs. For those that have not yet purchased a disc (R50 each), they are still available from reception.



    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    Finance Office Request
    The Finance Department requests that people use the correct reference when making payments to the school as this will assist us with the correct allocation of funds. For those who have made payments i.e.annual payments please can they forward their proof of payments to the finance office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We appreciate your support in this matter.

    ATTENTION PARENTS:Finance
    Please find the following important finance related documents

    Lilyfontein: 2019 Fee Structure
    Debit orders 2019 
    CLICK HERE



    TOMATO TROT – 2 FEBRUARY 2019: 
    Have you entered?
    Enter online: www.roag.co.za 
    Enter instore: Sportsmans Warehouse 
    Entry form: Entry Form
    Follow and like our Facebook Page:  Click here



    BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle: Enter at BUCO Tomorrow for all the events

    Come and find our table at BUCO Beacon Bay and enter with us!


    BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle: Volunteer Reply Slips

    Thank you to all the parents and families that have submitted their reply slips we are thrilled with the response.  Please note that we will be allocating tasks and responsibilities shortly and someone will be in touch with you.  We appreciate you volunteering and assisting us with our fundraiser.



    PTA FIRST MEETING OF 2019:Held on 17 January 2019

    Thank you for the fantastic turn out for our very first PTA meeting of 2019.  We are delighted to have such an awesome bunch of parents involved this year.  Thank you to those that attended.



    MESSAGE TO LILYFONTEIN FAMILY:  Keep being the change!
    Our 2018 Eco Schools Portfolio has been awarded with a Decade Green Flag Award for 2018. What an amazing 13-year Eco schools journey, we have had.  Well done to all the educators, staff and families that have contributed to this success.
     



    TUCK SHOP:Lilybites menu 2019
    Lilybites would like to welcome everyone back to school for a fantastic 2019. Please click on link below to see what we have on offer for the learners and staff. Tuck-shop accounts are available on request. Contact Amelia Steyn for more information.
    Menu

    VEHICLES/MOTORBIKES
    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.

    ABSENTEEISM
    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.

    ID DOCUMENTS/CARD
    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.

    SCHOOL SHOP
    Please note that our school shop is open Mondays to Thursdays 7.30 – 8.00am



    MUSIC LESSONS
    Please note that individual music lessons (piano/guitar/recorder) started on Monday, 14 January.  If your child is starting recorder / guitar lessons, please ensure that they have the instrument and files as requested.

    EXTRA TIME APPLICATION

    Applications need to be early in the new year.  Forms are available from the front office and must include a Scholastic Assessment not older than 3 years.  Please note learners need to re-apply for each phase.



    RESULTS: Equestrian
    Anagret Swart:
    - Novice Junior Individual Working Riding Champion Kathryn Swan
    - Challenge team working riding – 1st
    - Novice individual show riding – 4th
    - Novice individual working riding – 3rd

    Kara Freitag:
    - 1st Novice Show Pony
    - 2nd Novice Show Riding Pony
    - SA Novice Showing Champion Pony
    - EC Children’s Challenge Team 1st
    - 2nd Open Show Riding Pony
    - Reserve Champion Show Riding Pony
    - 1st Open Show Hunter Pony - Champion Show Hunter Pony
    - 1st under Working Hunter Pony
    - 1st over Working Hunter Pony
    - SA Champion Working Hunter Pony
    - EC Children’s Showing Team 2nd
    - Pony rider 90cm jumping 6th, 7th and 4th places
    - EC Jumping team 1st 90cm
    - 1m jumping 5th place
    - EC jumping Team overall 2nd

    Keira Davies:
    - Pony rider Showjumping 1m 3rd place
    - Eastern Cape Jumping1st place
    - Open pony rider 90 cm Equitation 4th place

    Bridget Venables:
    - 5th Novice Working Hunter
    - 5th 80cm Jumping Championship
    - Team 2nd Intermediate equitation Angling 15 January 2019

    Anya Nash:
    - EC Novice Equitation team - 2nd
    - Junior 90cm Jumping Welcome stakes 7th
    - 90cm 2-phase 6th
    - 90cm Championships 3rd
    - 90cm Accumulator 2nd

    Kirsten Nash:
    - Junior 80cm jumping 2-phase 2nd
    - 80cm Accumulator 1st

    NEWS: Angling 
    Congratulations to Nathan Lentz and Jayson Schenk who have both been selected to represent the Eastern Division Junior Bass Angling Team this season. The team will compete in the SA Junior National Championships to be held on Witbank Dam 28 - 31 March 2019.

    SWIMMING CAPS: Available at the School Shop

    ____________________________________________________________

    Yours faithfully
    MR N ELS
    Principal

    ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES:Get your brand or business seen!
    Click on the links below to see what is on offer at Lilyfontein.  
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    Lilyfontein School Newsletter and Website Advertising Opportunities

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    Everyone is getting so excited about the upcoming BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle.  Learners are training and the Lilyfontein family are buying 5km entries from the PTA.  Thank you Mr. Adams for your full family support.
     
    In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.

    click here

    Bring on the learning revolution! | Sir Ken Robinson
     



    2019/01/18
    • Gr 8 Orientation Camp
    Drummies Cake Sale
    • 2019/01/19
    • 1st & U/15 Cricket vs United(TBC)

    2019/01/21
    • B-League Swimming Gala at Hudson

    2019/01/22
    • Gr. 11 Adventure Day

    2019/01/23
    • 1st Cricket vs Hudson Park(H)

    2019/01/24
    • Rendezvous Gr. 3 Sleepover 

    2019/01/25
    • Blood Clinic
    • Gr 11 Cake Sale

    2019/01/26
    • SGB/SMT Workshop
    • 1st & U/15 Cricket vs Stirling(TBC)

    2019/01/30
    • 1st Cricket vs Grens(H)

    2019/01/31
    • Gr 9 Adventure Day

    2019/02/01
    • Tomato Trot Registration

    2019/02/02
    • Tomato Trot

    FP = Foundation Phase
    IP = Intermediate Phase
    HS = High School
  • 15 March 2019

    Dear Parents,
     
    May you and your families enjoy the holidays and those travelling, travel safely. We wish all our sportsman the best of luck as they compete in the respective tournaments during the holidays.  Please take note of the following.


    SCHOOL OPENS: 2 April
    School will open for the second term on Tuesday, 2 April 2019. We will be going into week 1.

    UNIFORM:Winter Uniform implementation 3 May
    Please note that winter uniform for Grades 7-12 will only be worn from 3 May 2019. Please ensure that your child has a tie, blazer and navy stockings in the case of girls.

    UNIFORM AND HAIR CHECK:
    Please be advised that this will take place on the first day of the new term. Please ensure your child/ren have had their hair cut and that boys have their sideburns trimmed and they are clean shaven. Please also note that no comb-overs, tinted or coloured hair is permitted. The parents of any learner not complying with our Code of Conduct (as agreed to), will be telephoned to collect their child from school to correct this.
     

    REQUEST: Un-allocated payments
    The Finance Department has un-allocated payments due to incorrect or incomplete references. Please could all parents check their school fees statements to verify that all payments made are reflected on the statements. If payments are missing please forward proof of payment to the finance office as soon as possible. Thank you.

    CONTACT DETAILS FOR FINANCE OFFICE: 
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    LETTER TO PARENTS:Hostel Revamp
    The PTA have identified a space to revamp. We are calling on the Lilyfontein family to assist where possible. Please open the letter and contact us should you be in a position to assist us with the revamp. We appreciate your time. Thank you to all those generous families that have donated already to this worthy project.  
    LETTER

    LETTER TO PARENTS: PTA Founders Day Games Day Prep
     
    Attention: Class Reps please take note of letter
    LETTER


    PTA MEETING 2ND TERM:11 April 2019


    MY SCHOOL CARDS:
    Forms and cards

    The PTA has started capturing the data for the my school cards.  These will be delivered to your postal address. Thank you to the parents that have completed the forms.  Once you have received your card please swipe away at the following stores:  CLICK HERE


    SCHOOL SHOP: Open Hours
    Mondays to Thursdays 7.30 – 8.00am



    ACADEMIC INTERVIEWS:High School
    Please note the meetings scheduled for Academic feedback to High School learners and parents.
    Day scholars: Thursday, 4 April at 17:00-19:00
    Hostel pupils: Friday, 5 April at 14:15-15:30
    A ten-minute slot will be available to each parent to meet with the teachers to discuss their child's progress. This will be on a first come, first serve basis and parents will rotate to the different classrooms. Hostel patents are kindly requested to set an appointment through the front office. Learners need to attend the meeting in informal school uniform.


    MATH RESOURCES: 
    Message from our Maths Department No. 5
    We know it's tough to please these maths teachers, but remember, the continuous questioning is because we love you, and want you to push yourself through your comfort zone, into the learning zone, and beyond, because who knows what magic you will discover there.




    INTERHOUSE PLAYS: Navy Wins 
    Well done to all the learners that took part in the Interhouse plays on thursday night.  Congratulations Navy for winning the night.

    GUITAR LESSONS: 8 spaces available

    Guitar lessons available at Lilyfontein for term 2. There are 8 available  places during class time, learners are required to catch up their work. If you would like your child to start term 2 please book your seat today with Mrs Debbie Wiggill contact her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 🎸 Cost per term is R990.




    GLOBAL AWARENESS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE:Join the movement
    Lilyfontein dressed in green for civvies day to stand with Greta Thunberg and the Wessa Schools Programme to action awareness and change regarding climate change.  Our ECO activism is gaining strength.





    SPORT RESOURCE:  Southern Cape Tour - George Sports Fixtures
    Please find attached the fixtures for the Rugby, Netball and Hockey games to be played in George. Please note that the times have been issued by the event organizers and are subject to change at their discretion.
    FIXTURES

    SPORT NEWS: Alert Gum Guards Rugby/Hockey 

    Please note that the wearing of gumguards is compulsory for all rugby and hockey players. Players without a gumguard will not be allowed onto the field of play.

    SPORT NEWS:Hockey Border Trials

    Congratulations to the following girls who made it through to the second round of the Border Hockey Trials
    U18 Girls
    1. Mellisa Hayward
    2. Jaydee Nicholson
    3. Joanna Llyod
    4. Anya Nash 
    5. Jessica Rutherford
    6.Chelsea Kowoski
    7. Lindokhule Faku
    U16 Girls
    1. Kirsten Nash
    2. Bulelwa Kubheka
    3. Stephanie Parker


    SPORT NEWS: Bass Angling

    Congratulations to Nathan Lentz who has qualified in the Eastern Division fish-offs held between Southern Cape, Eastern Province and Border to represent the Eastern Division Junior Bass Angling Team for a 4th consecutive season. Nathan was part of the team which made history by taking top honours at the 2017 championship and then amazingly repeating this feat on the Vaal River Championship in 2018. This was truly a remarkable achievement in Eastern Division Bass Angling history. The team will compete in the South African Junior National Championships to be held on Witbank Dam in Mpumalanga from 28 to 31 March 2019.The team will travel home on 1 April. All the best for the tournament.

    SPORT RESULTS:
    EQUESTRIAN
    Horse of the Year 2019
    Kara Freitag competed in the Horse of the Year 2019 show held in Kyalami in March. This phenomenal young rider earned the following top accolades:
    - 1st part bred welsh show riding - Champion part bred welsh show riding
    - 1st part bred welsh show hunter - Champion part bred welsh show hunter - Supreme ridden welsh show pony Congratulations to Kara on a superb performance.

    RUGBY
    Rugby Border Schools Day
    Lilyfontein 1st vs Mthatha High lost 10 – 17
    U13A Rugby vs Cambridge lost 14 - 17

    SWIMMING
    Well done to the swimmers who took part in this Gala on Monday, 11 of March
    Boys U13
    - Jordyn Marr
    2nd Boys Open 4x50m Individual Medley
    2nd 50m Breaststroke 3rd 50m Butterfly
    Boys U11
    - Daniel Naude
    4th 50m Freestyle
    3rd 50m Butterfly
    - Keegan Marr
    1st 50m Breaststroke
    2nd 50m Backstroke
    2nd 50m Butterfly
    Final Points
    1st Albany District 373 points 
    2nd Amathole District 358 points
    3rd Karoo District 223 points

    Country District Swimming Results BOYS
    Country Districts Swimming Results GIRLS 

    RUNNING

    Aiden Young (Grade 11) ran the Buffs Half Marathon, 21km on 10 March 2019 and was placed 2nd junior in a time of 1.31.32.

    MAJORETTES
    Congratulations to the Lilyfontein Majorettes took part in the Finals of the PNA Ultimate Performer Competition. The athletes took to the stage in true majorette form. The Lilyfontein Majorettes walked away with the following titles:
    - Over all Junior Ultimate Performer
    - Petit & Junior Ultimate Performer
    - Ultimate Petit & Junior Large Group
    - Overall Petit & Junior Group - Ultimate Junior Dancer
    This came with R10 000 cash prize as well as other prizes. We are super proud of our team on their excellent performance. Well done to the long hours of training and the dedication.

    CABBAGE PATCH 
    Congratulations to all the Lilyfontein families for supporting and participating in the KOMGA Cabbage Patch, special mention to the following athletes that achieved podium finishes.
    Cabbage Patch Results 20km MTB race:
    - 1st Alastair Connet Male 56:41.366 (Grade 12)
    - 2nd EJ Mollentze Male 1:00:01.878 (Grade 9)
    Cabbage Patch Results 15km RUN race:
    - 2nd Kirsten Nash Female 1:22:49.576 (Grade 10)
    - 3rd Anya Nash Female 1:23:11.472 (Grade 11)
    - 4th Florence Jackson Female 1:27:43.225 (Educator)

    ATHLETICS
    Eastern Cape Athletics Championships
    A massive congratulations to Megan Emslie in grade 8, on winning a silver medal for finishing second in the girls’ U14 100m, in a personal best time of 12:91, at the Eastern Cape Athletics Championships which was held in Nelson Mandela Bay over the weekend. We are extremely proud of her!

    ___________________________________________________________

    Yours faithfully
    MR N ELS
    Principal

    ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES:Get your brand or business seen!
    Click on the links below to see what is on offer at Lilyfontein.  
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    Intermediate Phase grade 4 learners created bird feeders out of recycling.  Our budding engineers were very proud of their creations.  Let's hope they hang in a tree and the birds can have a home. 
     
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    I share the story of the WHY with you as we are all on this journey together — to help build a world where the vast majority of people wake up inspired, feel safe at work, and return home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled.
     


    2019/03/15
    • SCHOOL CLOSES
    • Interact Easter Egg Hunt : Gr 1-3 

    2019/03/16
    • 1st Girls Hockey, Rugby, Netball Tour to George

    2019/04/02
    • SCHOOL OPENS

    2019/04/04
    • HS Academic Interviews
    2019/04/05
    • HS Hostel Academic
    • Interviews
    • Grade 11 Cake Sale
    2019/04/06
    • World Table Tennis Day
    • Derby vs Port Rex/Beaconhurst @ Port Rex
    2019/04/09
    • HS Control Tests Start
    2019/04/10
    • HS Rugby, Netball & Hockey vs Grens(H)
    • Gr. 4 Camp - Pecan Valley
    • U/13 Rugby Regional Trials
    2019/04/11
    • U/12 Rugby Regional Trials
    2019/04/12
    • HS Award Assembly
    • Gr. 10 Cake Sale
    2019/04/13
    • U/13 Andre Vos Rugby Festival
    2019/04/16
    • Grade 8C Adventure Day
    2019/04/17
    • HS Rugby, Netball & Hockey vs Cambridge (A)
    2019/04/18
    • Grade 8V Adventure Day
    2019/04/19
    • PUBLIC HOLIDAY - Good Friday
    2019/04/22
    • PUBLIC HOLIDAY - Family Day
    FP = Foundation Phase
    IP = Intermediate Phase
    HS = High School
       
  • Term 3

    Welcome back after a lovely winter holiday. Please see below our pre-primary planner for the term. Please diarise these important dates and take note of weekly themes.

    TERM 2 PLANNER

    Fri 27 Jul - Pre-primary Cake Sale
    Fri 03 Aug - Pyjama Day ( children wear pj’s to school)
    Thu 09 Aug - Women’s Day
    Fri 10 Aug - School Holiday
    Fri 17 Aug - (TBC) Wild life Outing
    Mon 27 Aug - Concert photographs taken during school hours
    Wed 29 Aug - Dress rehearsal during school hours
    Thu 30 Aug - Concert night
    Fri 7 Sep - Spring Celebration
    Mon 24 Sep - Heritage Day
    Tue 25 Sep - Traditional food tasting and braai
    Fri 28 Sep - School closes @ 10:15

    WEEKLY THEMES

    17 – 20 July Reptiles and Dinosaurs
    23 – 27 July Reptiles and Dinosaurs
    30 – 03 August Winter
    06 – 10 August Wild animals
    13 – 17 August Wild animals
    20 – 24 August Birds
    27 – 31 August Concert Week
    03 – 07 September Spring & Plants
    10 – 14 September Experiments and Constructions
    17 – 21 September Creepy crawlies (insects and spiders)
    24 – 28 September My Town & South Africa

    "At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling."
    SHANTI

    REMINDER

    • School opens at 7:20
    • Gr R’s start at 7:30 and Gr 0 at 7:45
    • Always pack a change of clothes for your child
    • School attendance on a Wednesday is very important due to concert practice

    Kind regards,
    The Pre-primary Team