Lilyfontein Newsletter 1. 10 15 March 2019

15 March 2019

Dear Parents,
May you and your families enjoy the holidays and those travelling, travel safely. We wish all our sportsman the best of luck as they compete in the respective tournaments during the holidays.  Please take note of the following.

School will open for the second term on Tuesday, 2 April 2019. We will be going into week 1.

UNIFORM: Winter Uniform implementation 3 May
Please note that winter uniform for Grades 7-12 will only be worn from 3 May 2019. Please ensure that your child has a tie, blazer and navy stockings in the case of girls.

Please be advised that this will take place on the first day of the new term. Please ensure your child/ren have had their hair cut and that boys have their sideburns trimmed and they are clean shaven. Please also note that no comb-overs, tinted or coloured hair is permitted. The parents of any learner not complying with our Code of Conduct (as agreed to), will be telephoned to collect their child from school to correct this.

REQUEST: Un-allocated payments
The Finance Department has un-allocated payments due to incorrect or incomplete references. Please could all parents check their school fees statements to verify that all payments made are reflected on the statements. If payments are missing please forward proof of payment to the finance office as soon as possible. Thank you.

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The PTA have identified a space to revamp. We are calling on the Lilyfontein family to assist where possible. Please open the letter and contact us should you be in a position to assist us with the revamp. We appreciate your time. Thank you to all those generous families that have donated already to this worthy project.  

LETTER TO PARENTS: PTA Founders Day Games Day Prep
Attention: Class Reps please take note of letter

PTA MEETING 2ND TERM: 11 April 2019

Forms and cards

The PTA has started capturing the data for the my school cards.  These will be delivered to your postal address. Thank you to the parents that have completed the forms.  Once you have received your card please swipe away at the following stores:  CLICK HERE

Mondays to Thursdays 7.30 – 8.00am

Please note the meetings scheduled for Academic feedback to High School learners and parents.
Day scholars: Thursday, 4 April at 17:00-19:00
Hostel pupils: Friday, 5 April at 14:15-15:30
A ten-minute slot will be available to each parent to meet with the teachers to discuss their child's progress. This will be on a first come, first serve basis and parents will rotate to the different classrooms. Hostel patents are kindly requested to set an appointment through the front office. Learners need to attend the meeting in informal school uniform.

Message from our Maths Department No. 5
We know it's tough to please these maths teachers, but remember, the continuous questioning is because we love you, and want you to push yourself through your comfort zone, into the learning zone, and beyond, because who knows what magic you will discover there.

Well done to all the learners that took part in the Interhouse plays on thursday night.  Congratulations Navy for winning the night.

GUITAR LESSONS: 8 spaces available

Guitar lessons available at Lilyfontein for term 2. There are 8 available  places during class time, learners are required to catch up their work. If you would like your child to start term 2 please book your seat today with Mrs Debbie Wiggill contact her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 🎸 Cost per term is R990.

Lilyfontein dressed in green for civvies day to stand with Greta Thunberg and the Wessa Schools Programme to action awareness and change regarding climate change.  Our ECO activism is gaining strength.

SPORT RESOURCE:  Southern Cape Tour - George Sports Fixtures
Please find attached the fixtures for the Rugby, Netball and Hockey games to be played in George. Please note that the times have been issued by the event organizers and are subject to change at their discretion.

SPORT NEWS: Alert Gum Guards Rugby/Hockey 

Please note that the wearing of gumguards is compulsory for all rugby and hockey players. Players without a gumguard will not be allowed onto the field of play.

SPORT NEWS: Hockey Border Trials

Congratulations to the following girls who made it through to the second round of the Border Hockey Trials
U18 Girls
1. Mellisa Hayward
2. Jaydee Nicholson
3. Joanna Llyod
4. Anya Nash 
5. Jessica Rutherford
6.Chelsea Kowoski
7. Lindokhule Faku
U16 Girls
1. Kirsten Nash
2. Bulelwa Kubheka
3. Stephanie Parker

SPORT NEWS: Bass Angling

Congratulations to Nathan Lentz who has qualified in the Eastern Division fish-offs held between Southern Cape, Eastern Province and Border to represent the Eastern Division Junior Bass Angling Team for a 4th consecutive season. Nathan was part of the team which made history by taking top honours at the 2017 championship and then amazingly repeating this feat on the Vaal River Championship in 2018. This was truly a remarkable achievement in Eastern Division Bass Angling history. The team will compete in the South African Junior National Championships to be held on Witbank Dam in Mpumalanga from 28 to 31 March 2019.The team will travel home on 1 April. All the best for the tournament.

Horse of the Year 2019
Kara Freitag competed in the Horse of the Year 2019 show held in Kyalami in March. This phenomenal young rider earned the following top accolades:
- 1st part bred welsh show riding - Champion part bred welsh show riding
- 1st part bred welsh show hunter - Champion part bred welsh show hunter - Supreme ridden welsh show pony Congratulations to Kara on a superb performance.

Rugby Border Schools Day
Lilyfontein 1st vs Mthatha High lost 10 – 17
U13A Rugby vs Cambridge lost 14 - 17

Well done to the swimmers who took part in this Gala on Monday, 11 of March
Boys U13
- Jordyn Marr
2nd Boys Open 4x50m Individual Medley
2nd 50m Breaststroke 3rd 50m Butterfly
Boys U11
- Daniel Naude
4th 50m Freestyle
3rd 50m Butterfly
- Keegan Marr
1st 50m Breaststroke
2nd 50m Backstroke
2nd 50m Butterfly
Final Points
1st Albany District 373 points 
2nd Amathole District 358 points
3rd Karoo District 223 points

Country District Swimming Results BOYS
Country Districts Swimming Results GIRLS 


Aiden Young (Grade 11) ran the Buffs Half Marathon, 21km on 10 March 2019 and was placed 2nd junior in a time of 1.31.32.

Congratulations to the Lilyfontein Majorettes took part in the Finals of the PNA Ultimate Performer Competition. The athletes took to the stage in true majorette form. The Lilyfontein Majorettes walked away with the following titles:
- Over all Junior Ultimate Performer
- Petit & Junior Ultimate Performer
- Ultimate Petit & Junior Large Group
- Overall Petit & Junior Group - Ultimate Junior Dancer
This came with R10 000 cash prize as well as other prizes. We are super proud of our team on their excellent performance. Well done to the long hours of training and the dedication.

Congratulations to all the Lilyfontein families for supporting and participating in the KOMGA Cabbage Patch, special mention to the following athletes that achieved podium finishes.
Cabbage Patch Results 20km MTB race:
- 1st Alastair Connet Male 56:41.366 (Grade 12)
- 2nd EJ Mollentze Male 1:00:01.878 (Grade 9)
Cabbage Patch Results 15km RUN race:
- 2nd Kirsten Nash Female 1:22:49.576 (Grade 10)
- 3rd Anya Nash Female 1:23:11.472 (Grade 11)
- 4th Florence Jackson Female 1:27:43.225 (Educator)

Eastern Cape Athletics Championships
A massive congratulations to Megan Emslie in grade 8, on winning a silver medal for finishing second in the girls’ U14 100m, in a personal best time of 12:91, at the Eastern Cape Athletics Championships which was held in Nelson Mandela Bay over the weekend. We are extremely proud of her!


Yours faithfully

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Intermediate Phase grade 4 learners created bird feeders out of recycling.  Our budding engineers were very proud of their creations.  Let's hope they hang in a tree and the birds can have a home. 
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  • Interact Easter Egg Hunt : Gr 1-3 

  • 1st Girls Hockey, Rugby, Netball Tour to George


  • HS Academic Interviews
  • HS Hostel Academic
  • Interviews
  • Grade 11 Cake Sale
  • World Table Tennis Day
  • Derby vs Port Rex/Beaconhurst @ Port Rex
  • HS Control Tests Start
  • HS Rugby, Netball & Hockey vs Grens(H)
  • Gr. 4 Camp - Pecan Valley
  • U/13 Rugby Regional Trials
  • U/12 Rugby Regional Trials
  • HS Award Assembly
  • Gr. 10 Cake Sale
  • U/13 Andre Vos Rugby Festival
  • Grade 8C Adventure Day
  • HS Rugby, Netball & Hockey vs Cambridge (A)
  • Grade 8V Adventure Day
  • PUBLIC HOLIDAY - Good Friday
  • PUBLIC HOLIDAY - Family Day
FP = Foundation Phase
IP = Intermediate Phase
HS = High School