Congratulations to all our girls who participated in very intensive week of Netball fixtures and a special thank you to our parents who braved the cold chill at Holy Rosary.
Whilst we did record some victories, I am not blind to the detail that we did not get right this week with regards to Netball especially. With that in mind, I will be in meetings with the relevant heads to discuss our departure times especially when the schools are not in our close proximity. I am also meeting all Netball coaches and managers to discuss the challenges they are facing so we can find solutions that will enable us to finish our season on a positive note. I believe in ‘Failing Forward’. We can only learn from our mistakes and adapt accordingly to do better in the future.
Below is a notification posted on the school app last week with regards to Netball team selection. Our aim to get our team selection right so that there is minimal movement of players across the teams which is causing anxiety amongst the players.
We are excited with the increase in numbers of players who are attending the weekly practices. The number of teams has increased tremendously and this has caused a challenge with regards to team selections. Exacerbating this challenge is the number of players who are unable to fulfil the fixtures once selected. In order to ensure transparency and consistency; we would like to use the practice times stated below to confirm our teams for each week’s fixtures as of Monday 21st May 2018. Unfortunately, those not present will not be eligible to play.
- Grade 3 Wednesday 14h00 – 14h45
- Grade 4 Monday 14h30 – 15h30
- Grade 5 Tuesday 15h00 – 16h00
- Grade 6 Tuesday 14h30 – 15h30
- Grade 7 Monday 15h30 – 16h30
We trust that this will assist us in managing our numbers and enable our coaches to plan accordingly. We thank you for your support in this regard.
I am also currently looking at our dress code in the sports department and I hope to unveil our new look in the new future. I am grateful to all those parents who have managed to make time to either chat to me in person or via email to highlight their concerns. I do indeed value your input.
Teams will be finalized on Tuesday and will be on the Notice board and APP on
Wednesday 23rd May.
26th May: Holy Rosary
Grade 3(1 & 2) and Grade 4A/B Teams will participate in the Holy Rosary A/B
Festival. The players will all receive their letters regarding the festival on Monday, 21st May.
Hockey trials for all grade 4 – 7 will be held in Physical Education classes next week. Teams will be finalised by Wednesday 6 June 2018.
The updated co-curricular will be posted by Wednesday 30Th May 2018.
SANESA Qualifier 3 – 19th and 20th of May
The Kingsmead Equestrian Prep Team had 11 girls that competed at Kyalami Equestrian Park across a range of disciplines: Francesca Logan, Jade Anderson, Jessica Schroeder, Katherine Papadopoulos, Leeya Motara, Lesedi Moloi, Makhutsi Moloi, Paula Prinsloo, Rania Motara, Taylor Prinsloo and Zuhayra Ebrahim.
Particular congratulations to the following girls for being placed in the top third of their classes (based on size classes) and earning extra points for the Kingsmead Prep Team:
Jade Anderson: 4th in Level 3 Prix Caprilli Test A, riding Galaxy Man and 5th riding Surprise. 1st in Level 3 Prix Caprilli Test B, riding Galaxy Man. 8th in Level 1 Show Jumping Round 1 and 5th in Level 1 Show Jumping Round 2 riding Surprise. 2nd in Level 1 Dressage Test A riding Surprise. 3rd in Level 2 Dressage Test A and 1st in Level 2 Dressage Test B riding Galaxy Man. 1st in Level 1 Performance Riding with Galaxy Man and 5th with Surprise.
Paula Prinsloo: 5th in Level 1 Prix Capilli Test A and 2nd in Level 1 Working Riding riding Nemo.
Rania Motara: 3rd in Level 1 Dressage Test A riding Bedazzled.
Taylor Prinsloo: 4th in Level 0 Show Jumping Round 1 riding Komati.
Zuhayra Ebrahim: 7th in Level 1 Show Jumping Round 2 riding Regents Polo Power.
Well done girls!
Pic caption: Leeya Motara riding Lady, Rania Motara riding Bedazzled and Zuhayra Ebrahim riding Kinsale
Sheillah Denenga – Head of Junior School Sport email@example.com