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Lilyfontein Newsletter 4.9 9 December 2015

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9 December 2015

Dear Parents

This is the final newsletter of the year and it contains some very important information with regard to the start of the new academic year in January 2016.

As a school community, we would like to wish Mrs Potgieter well for the future and we thank her for substituting for Mrs Nass whilst she was on maternity leave.

The start of the new school year for 2016 will be on Wednesday, 13 January 2016.
The school day will begin at 7:30 each day and end at 14:10 Monday to Friday.  Buses will leave each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 16:10 and on Fridays at 14:20.  Sport practices will begin on Monday, 18 January 2016 andwill end at 16:00 on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Buses will leave as follows for the first week of term :
Wednesday to Friday, 13th– 15thJanuary – 14:20

All parents, especially our new parents, are invited to attend an information evening on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 at 18:00 in our School Hall.  After the address in the Hall, parents will go to their child’s classroom to be informed about the expectations for the year.

ALL hostel pupils must arrive at hostel dressed in full school uniform at 16:00 on Tuesday, 12 January 2016. 

ALL hostel fees must be paid on or before the day of your child’s entry into the hostel.  No child will be allowed to stay at the hostel without proof of payment being presented on the day.

Each family will receive one copy of the magazine, early in the new year. 

Learners who have been promoted to Grade 11 and 12 for 2016 are advised that subject changes need to be effected by 20 January 2016 and only one subject change for Grade 12 and two for Grade 11 are allowed by the Department of Education.  A letter from the learner as well as a letter from the parent needs to accompany this request.  Grade 10 for 2016 – these subject changes also need to be made by 20 January 2016 and will be effected internally.  A letter from the parent is required for this.

Applications need to be made by 20 January 2016.  Forms are available from the front office and must include a Scholastic Assessment not older than 3 years.  Please note learners need to reapply every academic year.

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.  No extensions may be worn.  Own hair may be braided.
*  Our school tracksuit forms part of our winter uniform and tracksuit pants may not be worn without the tracksuit top.
*  Boxers may not be worn to school at all.
*  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 our school shop will open on Monday and Tuesday, 11&12 January from 08:00 – 09:00 and then each Monday to Thursday from 7:30 – 8:00.

TEXT BOOKS : GR 8-12 for 2016
Reminder – PLEASE confirm your book order at African Book Connection as a matter of urgency.  As parents, we need to ensure that our children are properly equipped for the start of the new academic year.

Class teachers for 2016 are as follows:
Grade 0 (C) :    Ms Clark     Grade 5 (M)    :  Mr May
Grade 0 (O)  :  MsOelofse     Grade 5 (S)    :  Ms Steyn
Grade R (C) :  MsClassen     Grade 6 (M)   :  Mrs McLaren
Grade R (F) :  Mrs Fisher     Grade 6 (W) :  Mrs Whitfield
Grade 1 (B) :  MrsBezuidenhout    Grade 7 (N)    :  Mrs Nass
Grade 1 (K) :  Mrs King     Grade 7 (L)   :  Mr Lehy
Grade 2 (D) :  Mrs Du Preez    Grade 8 (J) :  Ms Jacobs
Grade 2 (B) :  Mrs Burger     Grade 8 (P) :  MsPitcher
Grade 3 (F) :  MrsFouché     Grade 9 (J) :  Mrs Jacoby
Grade 3 (T) :  Mrs Fry     Grade 9 (B) :  MrsBeetge
Grade 4 (S) :  Mrs Swart     Grade 10 :  Mrs Wood
Grade 4 (G) :  MrGeldenhuys    Grade 11 :  MrsGoosen
Grade 12 :  Mrs Middleton

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking the PTA Committee for all their hard and dedicated work during the past year. 
Please note that there will be a PTA meeting early in the new term (date to be confirmed in the new year) where a new PTA Committee will be elected.  It will be great to welcome ‘new blood’ onto this Committee.  All interested parents are welcome to attend.

Please note that individual music lessons (piano/guitar/recorder) will start on Monday, 18 January.  If your child is starting recorder / guitar lessons, please ensure that they have the instrument and files as requested.

Senior Leaders Induction - will be held on Friday, 15 January 2016 at 09:10. .
Senior Leaders Camp will be held from Friday, 15 January 12:10 to Saturday, 16 January 16:00.Invitations to parents will follow
Junior Leaders Induction - will be held on Friday, 5 February 2016.
Junior Leaders Camp will be held from Friday, 29 January to Saturday, 30 January 2016. Invitations to parents will follow.

The 2016 Junior Leaders need to be at school on Tuesday, 12 January from 8:30 to 12:00 for an important meeting and duties.  They need to be dressed in their informal summer uniform.

Middlecourt Trust is very excited to have started the bulk earthworks and construction of the new Hockey fields.  The new fields will be below the existing Primary school fields. If all goes according to plan, we hope to have these completed by the start of the second term in 2016.

In addition, we have been able to top-dress the Primary school field with topsoil supplied by Andrew Emslie.
Middlecourt Trust is very grateful for the project management skills of Sean Price who has assisted with making it all happen on site.

Colin Davies
Middlecourt Trust

In conclusion, I wish to thank our Lilyfontein staff most sincerely for their hard work throughout the past term.  We are truly fortunate to have such a committed team at this school and I would appeal to you as parents to continue to support them during these most challenging times of change, as we try to uphold positive values at Lilyfontein.  Good luck to our Matrics on their results which ought to be released early January.

We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  For those who are travelling, please travel safely.  Enjoy the holidays!

Thank you.

Yours faithfully

Fri 4 Dec 2015
- Outeniqua Hike (4 Dec - 12 Dec)
- 24hr Cycle (4-5 Dec)
- PP Grade R Graduation

Sat 5 Dec 2015 
- 24hr Cycle (4-5 Dec)

Tue 8 Dec 2015 
- X Factor

Wed 9 Dec 2015
- PP Christmas Party


Tue 12 Jan 2016 
- New Grade 1's

Wed 13 Jan 2016

Sat 23 Jan 2016
- 1st & U15 Cricket vs Mdantsane Venue TBC

Sat 23 Jan 2016
- 1st & U15 Cricket vs Stirling Venue TBC

Tue 26 Jan 2016
- Parents Information Evening

PP = Pre-Primary
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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