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Lilyfontein Newsletter 4.9: 10 December 2014

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10 December 2014

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 2015.

FAREWELL
As a school community, we wish Ms Macallister, Mrs Page, Mrs Tidbury, Mrs Smith (Dickinson) and “Aunty” Shirley Kleber a fond farewell as they each pursue their different paths in life. We are going to miss each one of them! 

START OF FIRST TERM
The start of the new school year for 2015 will be on Wednesday, 21 January 2015. 
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 16:05 and on Fridays at 14:20.  Sport practices will begin on Monday, 26 January 2015 and will end at 16:00 on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

PARENT MEETING
All parents, especially our new parents, are invited to attend an information evening on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 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.

HOSTEL PUPILS
ALL hostel pupils must arrive at hostel dressed in full school uniform at 16:00 on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. 

HOSTEL FEES
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.

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

TOMATO TROT – 7 FEBRUARY 2015
Entries are open. Stand a chance to WIN accommodation for 2 people for 2 nights at The Kings Lodge in Hogsback by entering online at www.roag.co.za or alternatively, you can enter at Sportsman’s Warehouse. There will be no cash or EFT entries at school.  Only late entries on Friday 6 February at pre-registration venues will be accepted in cash (at a late entry fee) For more details navigate to www.lilyfontein.co.za and click on the Tomato Trot image.
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 or manning  the entertainment area. 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 on the first day of next term.

GRADE 10-12 SUBJECT CHANGES
Learners who have been promoted to Grade 11 and 12 for 2015 are advised that subject changes need to be effected by 22 January 2015 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 2015 – these subject changes also need to be made by 22 January 2015 and will be effected internally.  A letter from the parent is required for this.

EXTRA TIME APPLICATION
Applications need to be made by 26 January 2015.  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.

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.  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.

SCHOOL SHOP
Please note that our school shop will open on Monday and Tuesday, 19 & 20 January from 08:00 – 09:00 and then each Monday to Thursday from 7:30 – 8:00.

TEXT BOOKS : GR 8-12 for 2015
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.

BUSES
Buses will leave as follows for the first week of term : 
Wednesday to Friday, 21st – 23rd January – 14:20

CLASS TEACHERS : 2015
Class teachers for 2015 are as follows:
Grade 0 (C) :  Ms Clark         Grade 5 (M)    :  Mr May
Grade 0 (O) :  Ms Oelofse     Grade 5 (S)    :  Ms Steyn
Grade R (C) :  Ms Classen    Grade 6 (M)    :  Mrs McLaren
Grade R (F) :  Mrs Fisher      Grade 6 (W)   :  Mrs Whitfield
Grade 1 (B) :  Mrs Bezuidenhout    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 (B)     :  Mrs Beetge
Grade 3 (F) :  Mrs Fouché     Grade 9          :  Mrs Jacoby
Grade 3 (T) :  Mrs Fry            Grade 10        :  Mrs Wood
Grade 4 (S) :  Mrs Swart        Grade 11        :  Mrs Goosen
Grade 4 (G) :  Mr Geldenhuys    Grade 12   :  Mrs Middleton

PTA
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 indicate your interest in being involved on the attached reply slip.

MUSIC LESSONS
Please note that individual music lessons (piano/guitar/recorder) will start on Monday, 26 January.  If your child is starting recorder / guitar lessons, please ensure that they have the instrument and files as requested.

NOTE FROM LILYBITES TUCKSHOP
Lilybites Tuckshop would like to thank everybody for the great support over the past year, and wish you a lovely holiday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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
DR IW GALBRAITH
Principal


CHOC – CHILDREN WITH CANCER.
On behalf of CHOC please convey our thanks to all who were involved in donating DVD’s, puzzles, games, videos and a video recorder to our organisation.  The children have watched the 20 DVD’s that they have over and over, so I am sure they are going to be entertained for many hours watching the new DVD’s and playing games.

BREAD CLIPS 
Thank you so much for all the bread clips!  We have collected 10 000 for the third wheelchair this year!  We also have over 1 000 for next year, so keep eating bread and collecting tags during the holidays.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO GENEROUSLY OVER THE YEAR – GOD BLESS!


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10 Dec Civies Day
School Closes 10:30
15-17 Jan Senior Leader's Camp
19-20 Jan School shop open
20 Jan Gr 8 Orientation
21 Jan School Opens
23-24 Jan Gr 8 Orientation Camp


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