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 2014.
As a school community, we wish Mrs Offord a fantastic retirement and thank her for all she has done for Lilyfontein School. We will miss you, Mrs Offord!
We also say goodbye to Mrs Lara Lloyd and certainly hope we will see you around!
START OF FIRST TERM
The start of the new school year for 2014 will be on Wednesday, 15 January 2014.
The school day will begin at 7:30 each day and end at 14:10 Monday to Thursday and 13:00 on a Friday. Sport practices will begin on Monday, 20 January 2014 and will end at 16:00 on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
All parents, especially our new parents, are invited to attend an information evening on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 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, 14 January 2014.
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.
GRADE 10-12 SUBJECT CHANGES
Learners who have been promoted to Grade 11 and 12 for 2014 are advised that subject changes need to be effected by 20 January 2014 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 2014 – these subject changes also need to be made by 20 January 2014 and will be effected internally. A letter from the parent is required for this.
EXTRA TIME APPLICATION
Applications need to be made by 20 January 2014. 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.
STATIONERY REQUIREMENTS / BOOK PACKS
A Stationery Requirement list for Grade 1 – 12 is enclosed with your child’s report. Book packs for Grade 0 – Grade 7 can be purchased from Maclear Stationers in Balfour Road, Vincent. These will be available from mid December. Please ensure that you request a Lilyfontein book pack and specify the grade. Each learner is to return to school in the new school year with these packs. Any learner who fails to do so will be unable to continue with first day proceedings and will hamper the progress of fellow classmates, as it will prevent teachers from carrying out planned activities. We look forward to your co-operation with regard to this issue. Other stationery requirements are listed in the reports and may be purchased from any supplier.
Please note that our school shop will open on Tuesday, 14 January from 08:30 – 11:00 and then each Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 – 8:30 and Fridays from 12:30 – 13:00.
TEXT BOOKS : GR 8-12 for 2014
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 will leave as follows for the first week of term :
Wednesday, 15th and Thursday 16th January – 14:15
Friday, 17th January – 13:10
CLASS TEACHERS : 2014
Class teachers for 2014 are as follows:
Grade 0 (C) : Ms Clark Grade 5 (M) : Mr May
Grade 0 (T) : Mrs Tidbury 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 : Ms Macallister
Grade 2 (B) : Mrs Burger Grade 9 : Mrs Page
Grade 3 (F) : Mrs Fouché Grade 10 : Mrs Wood
Grade 3 (T) : Mrs Fry Grade 11 : Mrs Goosen
Grade 4 (S) : Mrs Swart Grade 12 : Mrs Jacoby
Grade 4 (G) : Mr Geldenhuys
Mrs Jenny Roets and Ms Emma Rankin will also be providing Remedial opportunity, but this will be at a nominal cost to cover material and subsidise costs. Letters will be sent out early in the 1st term.
Ms Emma Rankin will also be taking over the Permaculture and Art lessons from Mrs Lloyd.
Mrs Flo Jackson will be teaching the Grade R to 7 Computers.
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 individual music lessons (piano/guitar/recorder) will start on Monday, 20 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!
Stacey Underwood, Vernon Kaschula, Megan King and Ashton Drake left for their 6 week stay in Germany. We wish them an enriching experience.
A wonderful time was had by the Interactors and the ‘oldies’ on 2 December. Thank you to all who contributed to the gifts, they were greatly appreciated by the folk at Manor House. A big thank you to Mrs Lloyd and Ms Macallister for helping with transport on the day.
The Little Sparklers at Hope School were overjoyed with their gifts. Thank you to our new Father Christmas – Daneal Steyn!
his delivery will be made on Friday, 6 December.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO GENEROUSLY OVER THE YEAR – GOD BLESS!
Please take note that our Tomato Trot takes place on Saturday, 1 February 2014. Further information will be sent to you in the new year. If you are able, please collect prizes or donations during the holiday period.
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 on the reply slip.
DR IW GALBRAITH
PP = Pre-Primary
FP = Foundation Phase
IP = Intermediate Phase
HS = High School
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