22 July 2016
A Message from Mr Els – Acting Principal
I would like to welcome everyone back after a well deserved break. I am honoured to be Acting Principal and will endeavour to continue building on the solid platform and structures put in place by Dr Galbraith. I thank him for his vision, passion, dedication and guidance, and wish him a blessed retirement.
Quoting Liverpool Football Club’s slogan “You’ll never Walk Alone” – I have great support for the journey ahead: dedicated teachers, involved parents, a knowledgeable and passionate School Governing Body, and a willing and able admin and support staff. Armed with these, your prayers and grace from up above I am ready to serve.
Introducing the Principal’s awards for Academic Achievement
We would like to commend our learners on their efforts during the June examinations.
A number of learners produced good academic results. Those learners who have shown significant achievement or have made significant improvement are acknowledged by appearing on the Principal’s List which recognises the academic achievements of the Lilyfontein learners in the GET and FET phases (Grade 7- 12). The award winners for Term 2 2016 can be seen here
We urge learners to continue striving for excellence, to make use of the opportunities to receive feedback from educators and to take remedial action sooner rather than later.
Congratulations to the Grade 10’s on the fine achievement of a 100% pass rate in all subjects.
Congratulations to the following learners on their scores at the NMMU Accounting Winter School.
- Kellan Lehy (Grade 12) : 28th out of 541 learners
- Simone Harnden (Grade 12) : 72nd out of 541 learners
- Christene Molnar (Grade 11) : 20th out of 365 learners
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. High School Test Timetable term 3 2016 Please see test timetable here
Public Holiday: 3 August
August 3 has been declared a public Holiday for voting in the municipal elections. School will be closed. Individual & Family Photographs
Please note that these photographs will be sent home with your child this week. Envelopes with photo and money are to be returned to the class teacher no later than Tuesday, 2 August 2016. Drummies Tour
Congratulations to the drummies on their hard work and commitment in preparation for and during the Drummies Nationals. The girls marched in 5 different disciplines, unfortunately narrowly missing selection for any of the finals. Thank you to Mrs Bezuidenhout and her team of helpers as well as the parents for their continued support. Training continues in preparation for their march at the Jikeleza Festival. Lilyfontein Wins R20,000 in MYSCHOOL Competition
Congratulations to Grade 4S - their Eco video showing the water cycle at Lilyfontein School won the MYSCHOOL competition and earned R20,000 for the School. Click on this youtube link
to see the video. 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.
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to keep up to date with the latest information. 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. Sport programme for Saturday 2016 - vs MERRIFIELD AND KOMGA Please see the programme at this link link. RESULTS U13 Tour to Graaff-Reinet (Union High Rugby and Hockey Festival)
- Vs Westering won 29 – 15
- Vs Parsons Hill won 52 – 00
- Vs Clarendon Park won 51 – 00
- Vs Clarendon Park lost 00 – 04
- Vs Volkskool drew 01 – 01
- Vs Collegiate lost 00 – 06
- Vs Union Invit drew 01 – 01
- Vs Erica lost 00 – 02
SA Childrens' Pony Rider Championships
Congratulations to Kara Freitag on achieving the following results at the SA Childrens' Pony Rider Championships in Kyalami:
Member of winning EC Showing Challenge Team (Interprovincial), Member of winning EC Open Showing Team (Interprovincial), 1st Novice Show Pony, 1st Graded Show Pony.
She won the SA Individual Novice Showing Championship.
Congratulations to the following learners who participated in the SANESA Show (Bathurst 18-19)
- 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 SchoolExternal Sports
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.
Zachary Swart took part in a National Mountain Biking Cross Country race on 18 June in Bloemfontein and came 18th.
Pre-Primary learners snuggled up in their pyjamas for a fun day
PP Pyjama Day
PP Cake Sale
Primary vs Merrifield (Hockey, Netball) (H)
Primary Rugby vs Komga (H)
Hockey Boys U13 vs Hudson (A)
Grade 10 Camp
Hockey Boys U9 vs AW Barnes (A)
U10 & U11 Netball vs Grens (A)
Hockey U11 Boys vs St Johns (A)
High School Academic Interviews
Primary Rugby vs Grens (A)
Rugby 1st & U15 vs Baysville (A)
Hockey Girls U11 vs Cranberry (H)
Hockey Girls U13 vs KHS (A)
Hockey Girls U9 vs Clarendon (A)
U12 Netball vs Cambridge (A)
High School Academic Interviews
Interschools Cross Country at Lilyfontein
Hockey Cake Sale
Stutterheim Derby Day (A)
Hockey Boys U13 vs Berlin (A)
U10 & U11 Netball vs President (H)
U9 Netball vs Masakhe (A)
Hockey Boys U10 vs St Johns (A)
PUBLIC HOLIDAY - ELECTION DAY
U12 Netball vs Clarendon (A)
Grade 5 Adventure Day
Gr 2 Adventure Day
Gr 9 Aptitude Tests
Adventure Cake Sale
Tennis Primary in Stutterheim (A)
Rugby 1st & U15 vs Gonubie (A)
NATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
PP = Pre-Primary
FP = Foundation Phase
IP = Intermediate Phase
HS = High School