10 May 2013
Please take note of the following important information:
SAFETY & SECURITY
The subject of Safety Measures at Public Schools has been addressed previously and always requires serious attention to ensure the safety of your children at school. Please take note of the attached letter, in particular the closing of entrances at 07:40 and re-opening at 14:00. Please acknowledgement receipt on the reply slip at the bottom of the letter and return it to school by Monday, 13 May 2013.
Please note that from next year there will no longer be a Grade E (3-4 years) class in the Pre-Primary Department. There will be 2 Grade 0 classes (4-5 years). We have taken this decision as we have 2 Grade R classes and we want to ensure that we have a flow of children from one grade to the next. This will also create continuous learning and integration between the grades. We have negotiated this decision with the SGB and parents affected by this move.
Congratulations to the following learners for achieving top results for the Computer Olympiad Talent Search 2013 at Lilyfontein.
1st in Lilyfontein and in Grade 9 : Joe Roberts
2nd in Lilyfontein : Angus Pietrucci
3rd in Lilyfontein and 1st in Grade 11 : Chad Hoeben
1st in Grade 12 : Luke Harmse
1st in Grade 10 : Sebastian Schultz
Lilyfontein came 28th out of 159 schools across the country.
NAVY vs ORANGE POP-UP SHOP COMPETITION
Come on Orange – Navy is only just ahead of you!
Please remember to send good quality items to school with your child or drop off larger items or larger loads at the storeroom in the new Grade 4-6 class block EVERY FRIDAY 12:30 - 13:30.
LILYFONTEIN FUN RIDE : 15 JUNE 2013
Lilyfontein School will be hosting their annual bike/quad Fun Ride on Saturday, 15 June 2013. There are routes for the extreme riders and for those who want to have a nice ride accompanying their children. The ride will start and finish at Lilyfontein School. There will be a tuck shop, food and beer tent, and a jumping castle to keep the little ones entertained. Riders who enter and send through proof of payment BEFORE 27 May 2013 are assured of receiving the official LONG SLEEVED T-SHIRT in their size. The first 200 riders who enter after the deadline will receive a short sleeved shirt. There will be lucky draws and the SA v Scotland rugby match will be screened in the beer tent at 17h00
Download registration and indemnity forms here.
PAST PUPILS REUNION – FRIDAY, 24 MAY (venue to be confirmed)
Please spread the word to all past pupils, that we will be hosting a get together for all past pupils on Founders’ Day, Friday 24 May at 19:00. Details will follow and will be posted on the Past Pupils Facebook page . If you are a past pupil make sure you befriend the page to receive the latest updates.
PAST PUPILS/PARENTS SPORTS FESTIVAL : Saturday, 25 May
Why not get your sports kit out of the closet and join us for a fun sports festival. Matches will follow the Derby Day against Stutterheim according to the following schedule:
Mixed Hockey: 14:30
Tennis 14:30 – 15:30
Touch rugby: 15:00
Please complete the reply slip and return to school before 17 May to give us an indication of numbers. We will compile teams on the day.
LIBRARY NEWS 10 MAY 2013
The library holdings continue to grow due to the very kind donations of lovely books from our parents. Thank you so much! We look forward to our Founders Day celebrations on Saturday 25 May. Some staff of Bargain Books will be at school for the morning, to sell those fabulous books that have been selected, on the request of your children. We trust that our parents will be generous in purchasing a book (or two) to provide new, exciting books for our avid readers. Remember, we are building our library resources for our future generations as well!
Something to think about. A lot of interest has been aroused in the library, after displaying some of our interesting books on space and the universe. In consultation with our science teacher, Mr Matthewson, we were wondering whether there are any parents who are interested in astronomy, and who have a telescope we could use. We would like to set up a time that would give you and the children the opportunity to discover some of the wonders of space – view the moon and the stars, on one of these clear winter evenings. Please get in touch with me or Mr Matthewson. Thank you!
Annette le Roux
LILYFONTEIN/BEACONHURST DERBY DAY – Saturday, 11 May 2013
Below is the programme for this weekend’s Derby against Beaconhurst. Please make every effort to support our teams. Pupils supporting are to ensure that they are in full school uniform.
Rugby: Bottom Field Top Field
12:00 u/15A (7-a-Side)
12:30 1st Team
Netball: Court A Court B
9:00 u/16 u/11
9:35 u/13 u/9
10:05 1st Team
Hockey: Top Field
11:00 1st Girls
GIRLS SPORT UNIFORM
This is a reminder that payment for the girls sport uniform is due by Friday, 17 May 2013. Thank you to those parents who have already paid.
Derby vs Port Alfred
U9 : Won
U11 : Won
U15 : Won
1st : Lost
U9 vs Komga : Won
U11 vs Komga : Lost
U13 vs Komga : Won
Congratulations to Mihlali Hlanganiso who has been selected to represent the U16 Eastern Cape Netball Squad and will participate in the National Championship in Margate during the June holidays.
U9 vs Port Alfred : Lost
U11 vs Port Alfred : Lost
U13 vs Port Alfred : Lost
U9 Boys : Crewe Primary Festival U9 Girls : Buffalo Flats Festival
vs Crewe : Won vs New Generation : Won
vs Buffalo Flats : Won vs Komga A : Won
vs Komga : Won vs St Johns : Won
vs Komga B : Won
U10A Girls U10B Girls
vs Gonubie : Won vs Komga – Lost
vs Komga : Lost vs Hudson : Lost
vs Hudson : Won vs Stutterheim : Lost
vs Stutterheim : Won
vs Port Alfred vs Aspiranza : Won
U11 Boys : Won
U13B Girls : Won
U15 Girls : Won
1st Girls : Lost
High School Boys vs Port Alfred : Lost
Thank you to those parents willing to act as sport/activity representative. We now only need 6 more!
For those of you that missed our first request: Currently all classes have 1-2 class representatives that assist the teacher whenever there is an outing or a cake sale. The PTA would like to appoint representatives to assist the various coaches/teachers with their cake sales. Please complete the reply slip and send it back to school. Should you have any queries please feel free to contact Jacqueline on 082 37 26 940.
DR IW GALBRAITH