Lilyfontein Newsletter 1. 01 11 January 2019

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.


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 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


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

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.

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.

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

 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.

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.

Please find the following important finance related documents

Lilyfontein: 2019 Fee Structure
Debit orders 2019 

Have you entered?
Enter online: 
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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


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

  • 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.

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.

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

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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


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

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

Sport Results

  • SPORT RESULTS: 30 November 2018
  • SPORT RESULTS: 23 November 2018
  • SPORT RESULTS: 9 November 2018
  • SPORT RESULTS: 2 November 2018

SWIMMING: Amathole District Trials
Congratulations to the following Lilyfontein learners who participated in the Amathole District Trials and who got chosen to represent Amathole at Inyati Gala:
- Summer gaylard
- Gemma Miles
- Emily Reed
Grade 3
- Sadi Steyn
- Oliver Pascoe
Grade 4
- Daniel Naude
Grade 6
- Michael Naude

SWIMMING: Aquanova Star Gala
Congratulations to the following podium positions
U9 Boys 
Oliver Pascoe - Silver Backstroke; Bronze Freestyle; Bronze Butterfly
U10 Boys 
Daniel Naude - Gold Freestyle; Gold Backstroke; Gold Breaststroke; Gold Butterfly
Conor Moore - Silver Breaststroke
U12 Boys 
Micheal Naude - Gold Freestyle; Gold Backstroke; Gold Breaststroke; Gold Butterfly


- Aiden Young ran in the Gonubie Coastal Challenge 21km on Saturday 17 November, and was 1st Junior in a time of 1hr31min18sec.
- Aiden Young received received the club award for Male Junior (U21) athlete for the year 2018 at the awards ceremony for Oxford Striders Running Club.

EQUESTRIAN - Christmas Show
Congratulations to all our learners:
Juliet Prioleau:

  • A2 1m - 1st Place
  • A2 1.10m - 1st Place
  • 1m Championship - Champion
  • Junior Novice Working Hunter - Reserve Champion

Kathryn Swan:

  • November junior show champion
  • Junior Reserve Working champion
  • Junior Reserve Working hunter
  • All Novice level

Keira Davis:

  • Child 1m show jumping. 2 x first places
  • Child Open working hunter 90cm 1ST place

Anya Nash:

  • Junior 1st novice equitation.
  • Junior 1st Cub hunter 70cm.

Kirsten Nash:

  • 1st 2phase 80cm,
  • 2nd A2 80cm,
  • 2nd championship 80cm,
  • 2nd Junior equitation welcome,
  • 3rd Cub hunter 70cm

Bridget Venables:

  • 1st A2 80cm,
  • 2nd Pony Rider Novice Show Hunter,
  • 1st Pleasure Pony,
  • Reserve SASA Pony Rider Champion,
  • 1st & Champion Pony Rider Novice Working Hunter,
  • 1st 80cm Championship
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Well done to all the kids that attended the Aquanova Star Gala on Saturday. Podium positions were as follows:
U9 Boys 
Oliver Pascoe - Silver Backstroke; Bronze Freestyle; Bronze Butterfly
U10 Boys 
Daniel Naude - Gold Freestyle; Gold Backstroke; Gold Breaststroke; Gold Butterfly
Conor Moore - Silver Breaststroke
U12 Boys 
Micheal Naude - Gold Freestyle; Gold Backstroke; Gold Breaststroke; Gold Butterfly


- Aiden Young ran in the Gonubie Coastal Challenge 21km on Saturday 17 November, and was 1st Junior in a time of 1hr31min18sec.
- Aiden Young received received the club award for Male Junior (U21) athlete for the year 2018 at the awards ceremony for Oxford Striders Running Club.

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Congratulations to the following riders for being chosen to represent the Eastern Cape at the South African Equitation Champs later this year: We are very proud of our riders and their horses.

- Juliet Prioleau (Grade 12) - Junior intermediate team
- Anya Nash (Grade 10) - Junior novice team
- Bridget Venables (Grade 7) - Pony intermediate team
- Keira Davis (Grade 6) - Pony open team
- Kara Freitag (Grade 6) - Pony intermediate team

U13A vs Gonubie
Lilyfontein 372 all out. Chad Henderson 53, Christopher Ham 79, Jahdiel Chitondwe 58* and Megan Emslie 43.
Gonubie 190 all out.
Lilyfontein won by 182 runs

U11A vs Gonubie
Gonubie 220 all out. Josh Pickering 4/30
Lilyfontein 26 all out.
Lilyfontein lost by 194 runs

U10A vs Gonubie
Lilyfontein 143/2. Heath Vd Merwe 50*
Gonubie 137 all out.
Lilyfontein won by 6 runs

U9A vs Gonubie
Lilyfontein 105 all out. Jack Bosazza 24 & Conor Moore 20
Gonubie 106/4.
Lilyfontein lost by 6 wickets

U9A vs Dale
Lilyfontein 72/8. Blade Mclean 27
Dale 73/7 Blade Mclean 3/11, Corbin Tidbury 2/7
Lilyfontein lost by 3 wickets

U13A vs Stirling
Stirling 159/5.
Lilyfontein 88 all out. Chad Henderson 30
Lilyfontein lost by 70 runs

U10A vs Hudson Park
Lilyfontein 113/3. Jeddyn Lennox 67
Hudson Park 114/3.
Lilyfontein lost by 7 wickets

U13 Girls vs Stirling
Stirling 87/8. Megan Petzer 3/15
Lilyfontein 88/3. Megan Emslie 44*
Lilyfontein won by 7 wickets

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U11A Cricket vs Sakhile
Sakhile 86/9 in 20 overs. Josh Pickering 4/10 in 4 overs.
Lilyfontein 57 all out.
Lilyfontein lost by 29 runs.

U13B vs Stirling D
Lilyfontein 108/5. Jeddyn Lennox 52*, Jahdiel Chitondwe 17*.
Stirling 63 all out. Heath Vd Merwe 4/6, Seth Wiggil 3/9 and John Kretzmann 2/13.
Lilyfontein won by 45 runs

U13 Girs vs Berlin Primary
Berlin 69/8, Megan Emslie 4/10
Lilyfontein 73/0, Megan Emslie 43*
Lilyfontein won by 10 wickets

U13 Boys vs Dale
Dale 86/10, Aidon Tidbury 4/10
Lilyfontein 87/1, Chad Henderson 47*
Lilyfontein won by 9 wickets

U10 Boys vs Dale
Dale 107/6, Sebastian Walker 3/15
Lilyfontein 107/3, Jeddyn Lennox 43*
Lilyfontein won by 7 wickets

Results from Thomas River event 27 October:
- Sabro Atakligan 2nd - 47.2 KM Open
- Kirsten Nash: 1st lady 20km cycle
- Anya Nash: 2nd lady 20km cycle
- Timothy Page: 10th overall in the 20km Thomas River MTB cycle and 1st Sprog (boy).
- Jack Bosazza: 1st boy 5km cycle

Congratulations to Sadi Steyn - who placed 1st in the girls u/9 backstroke at the Amathole Country School’s competition. 

SPORT NEWS: Support our Cricketers
Our Lilyfontein U13 Cricketers are at it again. Fundraising for their overseas tour in 2019. Please support the fun run 3 November at 2 Swans Wedding Farm @ 2pm. For more information please contact 072 431 7758.

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