28 September 2018
Dear Parents / Guardians,
It has been a very busy term. Thank you to those of you who have been so fully involved in all the events at Lilyfontein. - we have so much to be proud of ....Well done! Have a good break before the final lap of the year! Wishing all our Lilyfontein families a fantastic holiday. For those travelling be safe and for those relaxing enjoy the break. Please take note of the following.
TERM 4: School returns 9 October
- Please note as we ended on week 1, we will start the new term on week 2.
- Our 4th Term Planner will be sent out early next term once all fixture dates have been received. Please check the D6 Calendar for dates already received.
- Sport/Extra Murals will begin on the FIRST day of next term, 9 October 2018.
- Bus times from 9 October will therefore be:
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 16:10
- Fridays - 14:15
- Please ensure that your child takes part in an extra mural and attends all practices and matches (please consult sports timetable and the D6 calendar).
HIGH SCHOOL PRIZEGIVING: 16 October
PTA ELECTIONS: Special Meeting 10 October
Our High School Prize Giving will take place in our School Hall on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 at 18:30.
VALEDICTORY ASSEMBLY: 17 October
The Valedictory assembly will take place in our School Hall on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 10:30.
LILYFONTEIN: Girls Hair
Letter to Parents
PTA ELECTIONS: Special Meeting 10 October
Calling all Lilyfontein mom's and dad's to attend a special meeting to elect the new PTA committee 2019.
When: 10 October
Where: Staff room
Why: Together we are stronger - PTA the hands of our school
BUDGET: Annual Budget meeting notification
Save the date 30 October 18H00 - school hall
ADVENTURE: SA Champs
SA Adventure Racing - Good luck to all our teams participating in the SA Adventure Champs on Saturday, 29 September. Thank you to
Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Smith for accompanying them.
ADVENTURE RACE 2018: All the photo's
please click on the links below
THE TRAVELLING BOOKSHOP: 11-12 October
The Travelling bookshop will be at Lilyfontein on 11-12 October in the school hall. Please support.
DEBATING: The World Scholar's Cup
We wish the Senior team: Adon Parker, Aiden Young and Daniel du Plessis safe travels and success at The World Scholar’s Cup in
Durban during the holidays. The Junior team are also attending this round and we wish Bonolo Ramela, Liyabona Mlungwana and Yonda
Nonyathi safe travels and success.
All piano, guitar and singing lessons will start in the first week of term.
FOUNDATION PHASE: Celebrated Heritage Day learning about Xhosa Culture
ECO: Winners of the Rhino Rap and Poetry Competition
Congratulations to our awesome rap and poetry stars for writing such beautiful poems enjoy the read.
Foundation Phase: Oliver Pascoe, Grade 3
No more poaching
“I woke up in the morning and this is what I saw…I saw a big fat rhino walking right through my door. I’m feeling pretty lucky ‘cause they are very rare, but people are poaching them, everywhere. There’s some folk in China that are buying their horns, they just don’t care that they are breaking the laws. They put it in their medicines, they think it makes them strong, they just don’t know that killing rhinos is wrong…..so back to that rhino that was walking through my door, if the poachers keep up their nonsense, they won’t be there anymore!!!”
Grade 4-6: Logan McLaren, Grade 5
The Rhino Poem
Hey Mr Rhino
How are you?
Oh no, your horn’s gone
What did they do?
They came and chopped it off with a saw
Even though poaching is against the law.
They didn’t even give me some pain pills,
They just took off with the horn
And ran for the hills
Oh, it’s a sin
To try and make medicine
They think my horn is powerful and magic
When it’s actually all very tragic
Don’t worry Mr Rhino, we’ll throw the poachers in jail
And that’s where they’ll stay until they are frail.
Grade 7: Megan Emslie
The amount of rhinos poached has grown
All because of the myths about their horn.
The horn which should be displayed in its natural beauty
Has now been made into human “muti”
Why do we hunt this beautiful creature?
Because of its horn, the main feature?
Their deep brown eyes and silky lashes
But no horn, just knife slashes.
It’s sad to think they could be gone one day
Just because people are willing to pay
To buy rhino horn medicine
Keeping the demand for them.
To stop poaching, we must educate
Because it won’t be too late
Education could stop the use of
We won’t let poaching last.
We won’t let rhinos go
Because we will let the poachers know
Please attend the meeting to ensure we have full representation.
ADVERTISE IN THE LYNX MAGAZINE
We still have advertising space left in our directory. Please contact marketing if you are wanting to advertise in our publication.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Growth Mindset & Inclusion
SPORT NEWS: Summer Sport Timetables
please click on the links below
Sport: Summer Timetable High School
Sport: Summer timetable Primary School
Foundation Phase: Extra Murals Term 4
Please can all parents support and purchase the sport team photo's and
EFT or pay at the Finance office accordingly. We would like to have this done as soon as possible. Your assistance in this regard would be most appreciated.
SPORT RESULTS: Equestrian
Please find the following results from the EC Showjumping and Equitation Champs, held in Grahamstown 22-24 Sept:
SPORT: Well Wishes
- Anya Nash: 1st equitation 90cm, 1st accumulator jumping 90cm, 3rd welcome stakes jumping, and 3rd championship jumping 90cm.
- Kirsten Nash: 2nd jumping 80cm, 2nd championship jumping 80cm, 3rd equitation 80cm.
- Kiera Davis: 2nd overall reserve champion 90cm, 1st welcome stakes jumping 1m, and 1st A2 speed 1m
SPORT NEWS: Swimming Caps
- Wishing our 1st Team Cricket, who will be participating in the Cambridge Festival this weekend all the best of luck and enjoy the festival.
- Wishing our U13 Cricketers, currently playing on tour in Port Elizabeth, all the best of luck and enjoy the tournament.
We will be phasing in the new branded Lilyfontein swimming cap. They will be available from the school shop from tomorrow at a cost of
SPORT NEWS: Lilyfontein is looking for an U15 Cricket Coach
SPORT NEWS: Support our Cricketers
Our Lilyfontein U13 Cricketers are at it again. Fundraising for their overseas tour in 2019. Please support the Dads & Lads 6-a-side cricket festival on Sunday 21 October 9am-5pm. For more information contact 083 659 8899.
MR N ELS
Intermediate Phase: Book Character Dress up Day - 25 September was a great success the learners loved showing off their characters.
#TedTalk Tuesday: This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Jennifer Nacif tells us how to shift manipulation to motivation when it comes to communicating with our children. Jennifer plays the characters of four different children, and in clever fashion, shows us how different personalities require different reactions from parents. The needs of each personality are not only relevant to the children in our lives, but to everyone we encounter, and Jennifer provides easy and actionable ways to motivate and empower those around us.
The secret to motivating your child Jennifer Nacif | TEDxSanDiego
- SA Champs Adventure Race at Helpmekaar.
- SA Schools National Cross Country Champs - All Ages at Bloemfontein
- SCHOOL OPENS
- U15 Cricket vs Merrifield (H)
- U/11A Cricket vs George Randell(A)
- U/13A Cricket vs Hudson(A)
- U/10A Cricket vs Cambridge(H)
- PTA Elections
- U/13C Cricket vs Gonubie(H)
- The Travelling Bookshop
- Blood Clinic
- Awards Assembly
- U/9A Cricket vs Cambridge(A)
- 1st & U/15 Cricket vs Port Rex (TBC)
- U/13 Cricket Girls vs Cambridge(A)
- High School Prize Giving
- U15 Cricket vs EL Science College (H)
- U/11A Cricket vs Cambridge(A)
- U/13A Cricket vs George Randell(H)
- U/10A Cricket vs Stirling(A)
- Camp Bush Baby 1
- U/13C Cricket vs Selborne D(H)
- Pre-Primary Camp Out Evening
- U/9A Cricket vs George Randell (A)
- Dad's & Lads Cricket Tournament (H)
FP = Foundation Phase
IP = Intermediate Phase
HS = High School