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Lilyfontein Newsletter: 2.12 - 24 June 2016

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24 June 2016

Message from Dr Galbraith
Today I close a significant chapter in my life and wish to express my appreciation to each and every one of you at Lilyfontein for the part you have played in the fulfilling of our vision.  The job is far from complete, but the time has come to hand the educational reins to the next visionaries remembering in the words of John Dewey that… 
“Education is a social process…
  Education is growth…
  Education is not preparation for life…
  It is life itself.”
I hand over the flame of education to you all to make the next chapter happen – remembering in Dr Seus’ words…  ”Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
So go and make it happen for Lilyfontein.  Keep strong.

Academics : Ensuring Sound Foundations for Learning
A reminder to all parents of the importance of taking time to discuss with your children, be they pre-teen or teenagers, the quality of their performance this term. Helping your children take responsibility for their own learning by carrying out your primary teaching role will most probably be the most significant thing you will ever do for your child. This primary role is about teaching, modelling and reinforcing study time, sound routine, time management, times for working, playing or reading at home. Now is the time to assess your results against the real effort you put into your preparation. Time poorly used is time gone…forever!
School Holidays
School will close for the 2nd term on Friday, 24 June and re-open for 3rd term on Monday, 18 July 2016.

  • Grades 1 – 7: These reports will be sent home with your child/ren on Friday, 24 June.
  • Grades 8 – 12: Parents are to collect these reports between 10:30 and 11:00 on Friday, 24 June, in the Art Room. Please note that should you be unable to collect your child’s report, anadult is to be sent with a letter of permission from yourself to collect the report. Thank you for your support in this matter.

Subject Changes
The Grade 10 subject changes need to be submitted to the Department early next term. An application consists of:
• A letter from the learner explaining the reason for changing subjects.
• A letter from the parent indicating that they are aware of the change and that they support the decision.
A Grade 10 learner may change a maximum of two subjects.
Please forward the necessary letters to the school by Friday, 22 July 2016.
High School Academic Interviews
Grade 8 - 12 Academic interviews have been scheduled for Wednesday, 27 July between 5.30 and 7.00 pm. Interviews will be held by appointment only on Friday, 29 July 2016. Kindly advise the front office should you wish to arrange an appointment on the Friday.
Please make use of this opportunity to discuss your child's progress with the relevant staff.

Thank you to all who responded to the request for the dog food for the SPCA.  An amazing amount has been collected and will be delivered to the SPCA.

Buffalo City Art Eisteddfod Results
Congratulations to the learners that placed in the Buffalo City Art Eisteddfod. The full results can be downloaded here

Walter the Rhino
Congratulations to ORANGE house on winning the plastic bag collection for Walter the Rhino!  Orange scored a final 234 points and Navy trailed with 153.  Thank you for getting involved in the recycling endeavour and Walter will be 'released' onto school grounds very soon.  Watch this space!!
ENTRIES ARE OPEN: Adventure Race 2/3 September 2016
Get your takkies out and dust off your bike - entries are open for the Adventure Race.. The race includes teams of four in the following categories: Corporate, Corporate Duo (2 people), Corporate Crocs, Family, U19, U15, U13, Grade 4&5 and Grade 1-3. Each team must include at least one member of the opposite gender. Teams will be running, cyclng and completing various adventure based challenges along the routes. Enter before 12 August to take advantage of the Early bird entry fees. All details at www.liliyfontein.co.za.
Like our facebook page (link below) to keep up to date with the latest information.
Extra Murals
Please note that extra murals for the 3rd term will start on Monday, 18 July 2016 and buses will therefore run as follows:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 16:10 Fridays - 14:15.
Hair Check
Please take note that this will take place on the FIRST day of the new term. Please note that we have a three week long holiday and, therefore, plenty of time for your child/ren to have their hair cut. In the case of boys, sideburns must be trimmed and they must be clean shaven. Please also note that no steps, tinted or coloured hair is permitted. The parents of any learner not complying with our Code of Conduct will be telephoned on the first day back, to collect their child and rectify this problem.
Check Your D6 Groups
If you have not downloaded D6 onto your phone and computer PLEASE DO IT NOW from this link. We want to move to this method of communication with all our parents. If you have, please update your personal preferences so that you are a member of the correct groups - remember your child/ren changed classes in January and are probably doing different extra murals.

MYSCHOOL - Swipe at Woolies and stand in line to win a R50 000 bursary
If you shop at Woollies and don't have a MY SCHOOL card, please get one! If you have a MY SCHOOL card, don't forget to swipe EVERY TIME you go to Woolies. All swipers stand in line to win a R50 000 bursary for their child. The School also stands in line to win R100 000.
Every swipe earns points for the school and an entry into the bursary draw. We are in a small school category so if we put our minds to it, we can win this thing! We have until 24 June to 'outswipe' all the other schools in our category so get swiping! If you don't have a card go to this link and order one or get forms from Mrs Rawstron in the School office.

Good Luck to Travelling Teams
Good luck to the following teams that will be representing Lilyfontein School during the holidays:

  • U13 Rugby and U13 Girls Hockey teams travel to Graff Reinett 24-27 June
  • Drum Majorettes travel to Gauteng for the SA National Championships 3-9 July
  • Jaimee van der Merwe will be playing with the Border U13B hockey team in Knysna

We wish them safe travels.

Girls Sports Uniform
Grade 4 to 12 girls sports uniform is now available in the school shop
- 2nd vs Cambridge Won 1-0
- u16 vs Cambridge u16B Lost 0-1
- u13A vs Stirling Lost 1-3
- u13A vs Komga Won 1-0
- u13B vs Stirling Lost 0-3

- u12 vs Nahoon Laerskool Lost 6-35

- u13 vs Voorpos Won 38-14
- u11 vs Voorpos Lost 15-28

- at Stirling. Anya Nash 1st place

Martial Arts
Congratulations to Liam Squire (Grade 2) who has been selected for the SA Development Side for Traditional Tang Soo Do. He will be participating in the World Martial Arts Games in Johannesburg in October.
Congratulations to the following learners who participated in the SANESA Show at Bathurst 18-19 June 2016
Anya Nash: 1st Competition Jumping 80cm High School, 1st Accumulator Jumping 80cm High School, 1st Dressage Prelim 3 High School, 1st Dressage Prelim 4 High School, 1st Performance Riding High School, 1st Working Riding High School, 2nd Equitation 80cm High School.
Kirsten Nash: 1st Competition Jumping 90cm Primary School, 1st Accumulator Jumping 90cm Primary School, 1st Equitation 90cm Primary School, 1st Working Hunter 80cm Primary School, 1st Working Riding Primary School, 1st Performance Riding Primary School
Mountain Biking
Zachary Swart took part in a National Mountain Biking Cross Country race on 18 June in Bloemfontein and came 18th. Well done!
Yours faithfully

Dr Galbraith looks to his future as he retires from Lilyfontein School today after 14 years of dedicated service.

  Rugby and Girls Hockey  U13 Tour to Union         High School - Graaff-Reinet
   Tuckshop Open


    Photographs - Sport/Cultural/Grade 8

    Primary & High vs Merrifield (Hockey,
Netball, Tennis, Chess) (H)
    Hockey Boys U13 vs Hudson (A)
    Hockey Boys U9 vs AW Barnes (A)
    U10 & U11 Netball vs Grens (A)
    Hockey U11 Boys vs St Johns
      High School Academic Interviews
      Primary Rugby vs Grens (A)     
      Rugby 1st & U15 vs Baysville (A)
      Hockey Girls U11 vs Cranberry (A)
      Hockey Girls U13 vs KHS (A)
      Hockey Girls U9 vs Clarendon (A)
      U12 Netball vs Cambridge (A)
      Grade 5 Adventure Day

      High School Academic Interviews
      Gr 2 Adventure Day
      PP Cake Sale
      Interschools Cross Country at Lilyfontein

      Stutterheim Derby Day (A) 

PP = Pre-Primary
FP = Foundation Phase
IP = Intermediate Phase
HS = High School

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