Lilyfontein Newsletter 3.11 28 September

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).

Our High School Prize Giving will take place in our School Hall on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 at 18:30.

The Valedictory assembly will take place in our School Hall on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 10:30.

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
Time: 17:30-18:30
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
Click here

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 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
Rhino rap
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… 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 Rhino
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
Rhino keratin.
The horn
So big
So vast
We won’t let poaching last.
We won’t let rhinos go
Because we will let the poachers know
That we
Will stand

PTA ELECTIONS: Special Meeting 10 October
Please attend the meeting to ensure we have full representation.


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

SPORT:  Photo's

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.


Please find the following results from the EC Showjumping and Equitation Champs, held in Grahamstown 22-24 Sept:
  • 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:  Well Wishes
  • 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.
SPORT NEWS: Swimming Caps
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
R50 each.

SPORT NEWS: Lilyfontein is looking for an U15 Cricket Coach
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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.

Yours faithfully

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.

click here

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
  • 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)
  • Valedictory
  • 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)
  • 1st & U/15 Cricket BYE
  • Dad's & Lads  Cricket Tournament (H)

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

  • SPORT RESULTS: 18 April 2018
  • SPORT RESULTS: 05 April 2019
  • SPORT RESULTS: 15 March 2019
  • SPORT RESULTS: 8 March 2019

U13A vs George Randell U13A won 06 – 02
U13A Boys vs Kidd’s Beach won 05 – 02 

U13B vs Gonubie B drew 00 – 00

HOCKEY -  U10 Girls Festival hosted by Clarendon Primary
vs Clarendon B Won 06 - 00
vs Crewe B Won 07 - 01
vs AW Barnes B Won 08 - 00

HOCKEY -  Vs Cambridge High School
1st vs 3rd Lost 00 - 06
1st vs 1st Lost 00 - 02
2nd vs 3rd Lost 01 - 02

U16A vs U16B Won 02 - 00

RUGBY - Vs Cambridge Primary School
U13 drew 07 – 07 
U11 lost 21 – 26

RUGBY - Vs Cambridge High School
1st vs 2nd won 48 – 21 
U15 vs U14A lost 05 – 35

NETBALL - Vs Cambridge High
1st vs 2nd lost 16 - 25
2nd vs 3rd lost 03 - 10 
U15A vs U15A won 14 - 07 
U14A vs U14A lost 00 - 23

Aiden Young, Grade 11V, took part in the Pacers 10km Road Race, on Saturday, 13th April, and came in placed 2nd Junior in a time of 40min 35sec.

Buffalo City Table Tennis Trials The following learners have been selected to represent the Buffalo City Squad:
- Ella Burger U13
- Janica Labuschagne U15
- Caitlyn Krull U15
- Marius Potgieter U13
- Tiaan Potgieter U15

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SPORT 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 APPRECIATION:  Southern Cape Tour - George 
A massive thank you to all the Lilyfontein coaches, parents and sponsors that contributed to the success of the recent Southern Cape Sports Tournament from 17-22 March in George. We as the Sports Department, acknowledge the commitment from coaches and parents and are truly grateful. We also are very appreciative of the generous sponsorship from local businesses and parents. Your continued support is appreciated.


Missing from photograph Johanna Lloyd

Lilyfontein vs Driehoek 0 - 0 (drew)
Lilyfontein vs Die Anker 0 - 0 (drew)
Lilyfontein vs Bothaville 1 - 0 (won)
Lilyfontein vs Pioneer 0 - 1 (lost)
Lilyfontein vs Camps Bay 2 - 0 (won)
Lilyfontein vs Parklands 6 - 0 (won)
Top goal scorer Melissa Hayward with a total of 8 goals. Congratulations to our girls hockey on these excellent results, they played like
The girls played 8 games against some very tough opposition. They won 1 out of the 8 games.
Valuable lessons and fitness was gained.
Lilyfontein vs Brandwag (Benoni) 10 - 31 (lost)
Lilyfontein vs Bothaville (North West) 19 - 32 (lost)
Lilyfontein vs Stella (Stellenbosch) 29 - 14 (won)

SPORT: Letter to Parents PS Rugby Derby Fixtures 2019

SPORT: Letter to Parents HS Rugby Derby Fixtures 2019

SPORTFixtures Vodacom Clarendon park U11 Rugby Festival 4-6 April

SPORT: Fixtures Port Rex T.H.S vs Lilyfontein & Beaconhurst 6 April

SPORT: Fixtures for Andre Vos Festival U13 Rugby 6 April

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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. 

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.

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

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  

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.

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.

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)

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!

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SPORT RESULTS: Grens Festival that took place 1-2 March
Netball 1st Team 
- Vs Mzomhle lost 05 – 10
- Vs Port Rex lost 03 – 15
- Vs Cathcart lost 06 – 16
- Vs Beaconhurst won 21 – 06

Hockey 1st Team 
- Vs Grens won 09 – 00
- Vs Zastron won 02 – 00
- Vs Port Alfred won 02 – 01

Rugby 1st Team 
- Vs Beaconhurst won 14 – 12
- Vs Zastron lost 00 – 12

- Vs Grens A lost 00 – 54
- Vs Marlow B lost 00 – 28

- Vs Voorpos won 12 – 05
- Vs Childs World (Berlin) won 24 – 12
- Vs Port Alfred won 33 – 12 Cricket

13B Lilyfontein vs St Johns Road
St Johns 43 all out. Heath v/d Merwe 5/1.
Lilyfontein 40 all out.
Lilyfontein lost by 3 runs.

U9B Lilyfontein vs Stirling B
Lilyfontein 53 all out.
Stirling 54/4.
Lilyfontein lost by 6 wickets.

Congratulations to the following swimmers that qualified to be part of the Inter Regional gala that takes place at Merrifield on Monday 11 March 2019 - Lea Pederson-Horn - U/9 - Breaststroke
- Seirra Mattheys - U9 - Freestyle and Medley Relay
- Sadi Steyn - U/10 - Backstroke and Medley Relay
- Keegan Marr - U/11 - Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle and Medley Relays
- Daniel Naude - U/11 - Butterfly, Freestyle and Medley Relay
- Jordyn Marr - U13 - Freestyle, Butterfly, Backstroke, Medley Relay

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