We have reached the end of another successful term. Thank you to the parents for your ongoing support, the teachers for your commitment to the needs of your students and to the girls for your energy, love of learning and compassion for each other.
I trust that you will all take time this winter break to re-energise in preparation for the final term of 2018. I hope that each student will connect with family, spend time outside, and enjoy reading a good book or two.
I would like to thank our locum teachers who will be leaving us at the end of the term; Mrs Du Toit for teaching Grade 2 and Mr Smit in the Mathematics department. We wish you well for the remainder of the year. I would also like to wish Mrs Teresa Scorgie well as she enjoys the gift of long leave at the start of Term 3.
Girls return to school on Tuesday 4 September in full summer uniform.
Have a blessed and safe holiday.
Kim Lowman – Head of Junior School
Tuesday, 31 July
- 17:30 – 18:30 Grade 4 – 7 Music concert
Thursday, 2 August
- 12:30 Grade 000 – 0 closes
Friday, 3 August
- 09:00 – 10:00 Final Sports Assembly
- 10:00 Junior School closes
- Aftercare will run till 13:00
AWARDS – SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION
The Junior School Equestrian team have had a fantastic year, culminating in winning the trophy for the highest scoring team in their team size category.
A very well done to the girls who have comprised our team this year: Francesca Logan, Jade Anderson, Jessica Schroeder, Katherine Papadopoulos, Leeya Motara, Lesedi Moloi, Makhutsi Moloi, Paula Prinsloo, Rania Motara, Taylor Prinsloo and Zuhayra Ebrahim.
Caption: Paula Prinsloo, Rania Motara, Leeya Motara, Jade Anderson and Francesca Logan accepted the award on behalf of the team
GAUTENG FINALS – 28th and 29th July
A number of girls were selected to represent Johannesburg Central at Gauteng Finals over the weekend. Notable results were:
Jade Anderson: 1st in Level 2 Dressage Test A; 1st in Level 2 Dressage Test B; 1st in Level 1 Performance Riding and 8th in Level 3 Prix Caprilli riding Galaxy Man. 2nd in Level 1 Dressage Test A; 4th in Level 1 Dressage Test B, 4th in Level 1 Show Jumping Round 1 and 4th in Level 1 Show Jumping Round 2 riding Surprise .
Leeya Motara: 5th in Level 3 In Hand Utility with Lady Pegasus.
Makhutsi Moloi: 9th in Level 1 Performance Riding with Copper Creek.
Paula Prinsloo: 7th in Level 6 Equitation and 12th in Level 1 Working Riding with Nemo.
Rania Motara: 2nd in Level 3 In Hand Utility and 7th in Level 1 Dressage Test B with Bedazzled.
Grade 2 Hockey Roedean Festival
Congratulations to our Grade 2 teams who played their first hockey festival this week. A special thank you to Mrs. Cartwright and Coach Bronwyn Mac Donald for coaching and giving our young players a taste of what is to come next season.
Inter house Athletics
On Thursday 26 July 2018 the Junior school travelled to Johannesburg College of Education to participate in our annual Inter House Athletics competition. Much fun was had by all and I commend our athletes for their enthusiasm and spirit throughout the morning. In life it is very easy to participate in activities that come naturally to one. Finding motivation becomes harder when the task at hand requires one to dig deeper to perform. Such tasks require courage. As Mark Twain said “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence”. So to all the athletes who stood at the starting line, hearts racing, knees shaking and tears welling in your eyes; I laud you for your courage. May you continue to give of your best no matter what the task.
Congratulations to all athletes who were placed in their respective events.
Long Jump 60m 100m
1st Ella de Goede Reitumetse Matseke Reitumetse Matseke (NR)
2nd Grace Hefer Isabella Abbate Joy Cilliers
3rd Joy Cilliers Rafaela Bolttler Ella de Goede
Long Jump 80m 150m
1st Priyanka Geness Jade Anderson Jade Anderson (NR)
2nd Mila Smolicz van Breda Kaitlyn Brown Kaitlyn Brown
3rd Kaitlyn Brown Lara Boltt Hannah Schegmann
The first 4 athletes all broke the standing record of 3min 05, 72 sec. set up in 2000.
Hannah Schwegmann Knights 1st 2: 56, 93
Jade Anderson Thanes 2nd 2: 57, 05
Emma Cruickshanks Knights 3rd 2: 57, 79
Mila Smolicz van Breda Knights 4th 2: 98, 34
Long Jump 80m 150m
1st Lucy Davis Lucy Davis Lucy Davis
2nd Khanyisa Papiyana Morgan Easter Francesca Druce
3rd Sarah Florence Francesca Druce Morgan Easter
Long Jump 100m 200m
1st Lucia Sabbioni Tessa Guitierrez-Garcia Tessa (NR) Guitierrez-Garcia (NR)
2nd Tessa Gutierrez-Garcia Lucia Sabbioni Gabriella Dodd
3rd Gabriella Dodd Gabriella Dodd Lucia Sabbioni
Tessa Gutierrez-Garcia (NR)
Long Jump 100m 200m
1st Natalie Morris Natalie Morris (NR) Natalie Morris (NR)
2nd Paula Prinsloo Paula Prinsloo Paula Prinsloo (NR)
3rd Leah Falcon Tasmiyya Bham Jenna Woolley
Term 3A Co-curricular
We are currently finalising the co-curricular schedule. This will be published as soon as it is ready.
We will be holding our Sports assembly on Friday 3 August 2018 to celebrate our sporting achievements of the season. Whilst participation is a very important value at Kingsmead and we encourage our pupils to get involved; we must not forget to celebrate excellence. Our young girls are exposed to many activities throughout the term in line with our vision of Long Term Athletic Development. It is important that we award the pupil who has achieved in their respective discipline as it takes determination, commitment, diligence as well as courage to play at such high levels.
The 2nd term comes to an end and what a term it has been. Our girls have been busy throughout the term and this has only been made possible with the incredible commitment of the staff and coaches. Our passionate coaches give up their time and often family time in the weekends to ensure that our extra mural programme has variety and that our pupils are exposed to different competitions. I would also like to thank the moms who manage our various communication channels. Their support has made our work that much lighter. I would like to also thank Kim Lowman and Rob Pullen for their ongoing support and advice throughout the term. To the sports department and the Kingsmead community who have welcomed me, I am privileged to be part of this family. Here is to many sporting seasons and may we continue to teach the girls about life through sport as Billie Jean King said “ Sport teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose – it teaches your about life”
Sheillah Denenga – Head of Junior School Sport firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTS & MUSIC
Well done to our choir girls who sang so beautifully at our Choir evening at St David’s on the 24th of July. It was a super fun evening and I was so proud of our girls! Thank you to our parents for their incredible support at this event.
Well done to our dancers who performed on Monday 30 July at the Dance Assembly. It is always a joy to see our little dancers perform! Next term, other grades will have a turn.
Tuesday 31 July Grade 4-7 Music Concert
We have had such an enthusiastic sign up for this concert that we will be splitting the concert in two. The Grade 4 & 5 girls will be performing from 17h30 – 18h30, we will then have a quick break and then the Grade 6 & 7 girls will perform from 18h45 – 19h45. We hope to see many of our parents there to support our eager musicians!
Please note that we will no longer print concert programmes but rather post them on the app under Arts & Music.
End of term Assembly on Friday 3 August:
The Orchestra and Grade 4-7 Choir will be performing at this assembly.
Elsabe Fourie – Director of Arts & Music
On Saturday afternoon we held a workshop with our buddies from Rays of Hope. Mrs Schefermann created a number workbook for the children which they completed with the assistance of some of our girls and staff. The children thoroughly enjoyed playing on the equipment in the Foundation Phase.
We gave some of the knitted blankets, books and stationery items to the buddies.
A huge thank you to the girls, teachers and catering staff for giving of their time and supplying refreshments for the buddies.
Our next workshop is scheduled for Saturday, 8th of September.