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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.



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

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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

Sport Results

  • SPORT RESULTS: 15 February 2019
  • SPORT RESULTS: 8 February 2019
  • SPORT RESULTS: 01 February 2019
  • SPORT RESULTS: 24 January 2018

SPORT NEWS: Cricket
Well done to Chad Henderson who was selected to attend the second round of Provincial Cricket Trials.

SPORT RESULTS: Cricket
1st Lilyfontein vs Stirling
Stirling 99/8. Logan Mcquirk 3/15.
Lilyfontein 97/7. Matthew Niemand 34.
Lilyfontein lost by 1 wicket.

1st Lilyfontein vs Western Region
Lilyfontein 157 all out. Logan McQuirk 91*
Western Region 158/9. Logan McQuirk 5/29.
Lilyfontein lost by 1 wicket.

U15 Lilyfontein vs Western Region.
Lilyfontein 58 all out.
Western Region 59/1.
Lilyfontein lost by 9 wickets.

U15 Lilyfontein vs Western Region 20/20
Lilyfontein 66 all out. Aidan Tidbury 18.
Western Region 70/1.
Lilyfontein lost by 9 wickets.

U13A Lilyfontein vs Stirling B
Lilyfontein 126/5. Chad Henderson 34, Aidan Tidbury 32.
Stirling 114/5.
Lilfyontein won by 12 runs.

U13B Lilyfontein vs Selborne
Selborne 85/8.
Lilyfontein 67/8.
Lilyfontein lost by 18 runs.

U10 Lilyfontein vs Hudson
Lilyfontein 113/9. Corbin Tidbury 42, Blade Mclean 28*.
Hudson 114/1.
Lilyfontein lost by 9 wickets.

U9 Lilyfontein vs Gonubie
Lilyfontein 92/6. Corbin Tidbury 59.
Gonubie 65/5. Conor Smit 2/15.
Lilyfontein won by 27 runs.

SPORT RESULTS: Tennis 
U15 Lilyfontein vs Hudson Park
Lilyfontein won 6-2.

U13A Lilyfontein vs Queens College
Lilyfontein won 4-2.

U13B Lilyfontein vs Queens College
Lilyfontein won 4-2.

SPORT RESULTS: Swimming 
Well done to Michael Naude, Ty Fetting and Daniel Naude for winning Freestyle Relay B-League Open Boys swim at Clarendon.

Congratulations to the following children who competed in the Clarendon Primary B-League gala 11th February:

Daniel Naude, Michael Naude, Julie Saayman, Emily Reed, Lea Pederson-Horn, Yemaya, Melissa Lindstrom, Jessica Lindstrom, Mila Pascoe, Sadie Steyn, Kieryn Fourie, Sierra Mattheys.

SPORT RESULTS: Surfing 
Congratulations to the following Lilyfontein Surfers that competed in the #REEF Summer Series in January and February at Nahoon Beach Break U14 Boys Kyan Lugg 3rd place overall
U14 Girls Lily Mellin 2nd place overall
U10 Girls Crystal Kruger 2nd place overall
U8 Girls Yemaya Kruger 4th place overall

RESULTS: Debating 
Adon Parker, Daniel du Plessis and Aiden Young (A team) debated against Merrifield A on Wednesday,13 February and won their debate.
Adon Parker was Best Speaker. Sethu Jikwa and Iman Mciteka adjudicated.

Unfortunately, our B team: Yonda Nonyathi, Liyabona Mlungwana and Bonolo Ramela, lost their debate against Clarendon B’s, but they gained from the vigorous debate. WELL DONE!

SPORT: Entry Form Merrifield Mile 17 February 2019 
Calling all swimmers to enter the Merrifield Mile there is an event for all ages and swimming levels: Splash, 250 meters, 500 meters, Mile! Click on the link for the entry form.
ENTRY FORM

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SPORT RESULTS: Tomato Trot & Cycle
BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle: 8km CYCLE Results 
BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle: 15km RUN Results 
BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle: 55km CYCLE Results 
BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle: 35km CYCLE Results 
BUCO Tomato Trot & Cycle: 15km CYCLE Results 

Congratulations to the following Lilyfontein learners that received podium finish at the Tomato Trot & Cycle.

15km Male Cycle 
1. Jack Hayman
2. Luke Swinney
3. Hein Weyer

15km Run Male Junior 
1. Aiden Young

 

15km Run Female Junior 
2. Kirsten Nash

8km Cycle Male
1. Baelien Hubert
3. Reece Connellan

 

8km Cycle Female 
1. Ilke King
2. Crystal Kruger
3. Chareese Harnden

SPORT RESULTS: Cricket
U15 Cricket vs Merrifield.
Merrifield 119/8 in 20 overs.
Lilyfontein 111 all out.
Connor Timmins 28, Tiaan Potgieter 24 and Jahdiel Chitondwe 28. Lilyfontein lost by 8 runs.

U13 girls vs Mdantsane.
Lilyfontein 46/6 in 15 overs.
Mdantsane 42/2 in 15 overs. 
Lilyfontein won my 4 runs.

SPORT RESULTS: Swimming
BCA Border Long Course Champs Swimming
Jordyn Marr
- Silver Boys U12 200m Breaststroke
- Bronze Boys U12 50m Breaststroke

Keegan Marr
- Silver Boys U11 200m Freestyle

Congratulations to the following children who competed in the Hudson Park Primary B-League gala 21 January: Daniel Naude, Michael Naude, Julie Saayman, Jamie Bauer, Emily Reed, Lea Pederson Horn, Yemaya, Melissa Lindstrom, Jessica Lindstrom, Mila Pascoe, Sadie Steyn, Keiryn Fourie, Sierra Mattheys.

SPORT: Entry Form Merrifield Mile 17 February 2019 
Calling all swimmers to enter the Merrifield Mile there is an event for all ages and swimming levels: Splash, 250 meters, 500 meters, Mile! Click on the link for the entry form.
ENTRY FORM

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SPORT: Letter to Parents 
Reminder about Sport Policy. Please read attached letter regarding sport at Lilyfontein 

SPORTS NEWS: 
Cycling 
Congratulations to Teo Bosazza and Ej Mollentze for being selected to go to Cape Town for the National XCO MTBike competition as part of the Eastern Cape MTB team. We wish them all the best of luck. 

SPORT RESULTS:
Cycling 
Teo Bosazza came first in the provincial MTB XCO this weekend achieving an awesome ride of 15 km in only 55 mins

Athletics
EL City East Athletics Well done to the following Primary school Athletes who have made it through to the second round of trials:
Girls
- U10 Crystal Kruger 100m
- U12 Tariro Chinamasa 1200m
- U13 Christine Bollard-Davies 1500m
- U13 Liesel-Mari De Jager Shot Put and Shot-Put
- U13 Liyahluma Simelane Javelin
Boys
- U12 Baelien Hubert 1200m & Javelin
- U12 Erik Le Roux High Jump
- U12 Liam Driessel Long Jump
- U13 Luke Randall Javelin
- U13 Timothy Page 1500m

Primary School athletes who qualified for the 3rd round of athletics trials are:
Girls 13y;  Liesl-Mari de Jager- 1st place shot put
Girls 13y;  Liesl-Mari de jager – 1st place discus
Girls 13y;  Liyahluma Simelani – 1st place javelin
Boys 12y;  Erik le Roux – 1st place high jump

Cricket:
- 1st Cricket vs Hudson Park 1st Algie Cup.
Hudson Park won by 143 runs.

- U13A vs Gonubie U13A.
Gonubie won by 6 wickets.
Chad Henderson 76 and 2/16 off 4 overs.

- U11A vs Hudson park U11A
Hudson Park won by 89 runs.
Riley Law 2/21, James Reeves 27

- U10A vs Selborne U10A.
Selborne won by 4 wickets.
Corbin Tidbury 27, Jack Bosazza 2/10 off 4 overs. 

- 1st Team Cricket played against Grens at Lilyfontein.
Lilyfontein -152/8 and Grens made 91/8.
Lilyfonrtein won by 61 runs.
Well done to Nathan Summers who made 44 runs and Logan McQuirk 36.

- U19 Girls Cricket team played their first match against Hudson Park High School.
Lilyfontein won by 100 runs.
Well done to Megan Emslie who managed to score 47 runs and took 5 wickets.

- U15 Boys Cricket played against Greenpoint.
Lilyfontein made 177/7 and Greenpoint 81/6.
Lilyfontein won by 96 runs.
Well done to Tiaan Potgieter 55* and Luke Summer taking 2/15.

- U13 Boys Cricket played against Hudson Park Primary School.
Lilyfontein lost by 54 runs.
Well done to Aya mkhokeli for taking 3/20 and Chad Henderson for making 31 runs.

Tennis:
- U15 Boys Tennis played against Stirling and lost 0-6.
- U13 Boys Tennis played against Gonubie and won 4-2.
- U11 Boys Tennis played against Komga and unfortunately lost the match 2-4.

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RESULTS: Running
Aiden Young, Grade 11, ran the EL Eye Hospital Laser Challenge 10km on 19 January 2019, and was placed 3rd in the male junior category, in a time of 40mins16sec.

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