December was filled with exciting accomplishments and new memories as we prepared to say farewell to a triumphant school year. See our December 2021 highlights below where we were filled with gratitude for our Parent Teacher Association, our students performed incredibly at the South African Schools Diving Championships, and we wished our wonderful Grade 7s all the best as they make the exciting move into high school.
An enormous thank you to our PTA (Parent Teacher Association), including our class representatives and the EXCO. From The Walk of Gratitude for our staff, The Goodwill Day Walk, the Secret Sunset, the Christmas Market and the Grade 7 dinner, you’ve brought smiles to our students, staff and parents, and have truly brought back the spirit of Ubuntu. We appreciate everything you’ve done to keep our community together during a demanding year.
“Guard that good thing which is committed to your charge. Keep it safe, untarnished, happy, free and loyal.” DV Thompson, 1945.
Congratulations to our Grade 7 Class of 2021! As you step into a new journey this year in High School, may you continue to embrace the values of Kingsmead. “Be brave, face uncertainty without fear, act in accordance with your beliefs.” – Franc ha Leal Freedom and Loyalty.
Congratulations to all the Kingsmead divers who participated in the South African Schools Diving Championships hosted in KZN. You have truly showed your Kingsmead courage, what incredible results!
Milan Williams and Maya Rono participated in the 11 years Elite event. Milan placed 3rd and Maya in 1st, Maya is now the SA Schools champion in her age group!
Jada Williams and Grace Hefer participated in the 12 years Elite event. Jada placed 3rd and Grace in 1st, Grace is now the SA Schools champion in her age group!
Ella Watermeyer participated in the 12 years Novice event and placed 2nd.
Anna Eyles participated in the 15 years Elite event and placed 2nd.
Kirsten Botha participated in the 15 years Novice event and came in 1st place. She is now the Novice SA Schools champion in her age group!
Kathrine Jones participated in the 16 years Elite event and came in 3rd place.
We are so proud of you all!
Congratulations to Maya Rono for winning the overall diving trophy in Group D in the South African National Groups Championships which took place in Durban. Maya’s hard work and dedication paid off when she placed 1st in the 3m Platform, as well as the Synchro event. She also placed 2nd in the 1m event. She is now the Group D National Age Groups champion for 2021.
Well done, Maya, we are so proud of you!
While 2021 brought with it many complexities, we are very grateful for all we managed to achieve, as Kingsmead College Executive Head Lisa Palmer shared with the Rosebank Killarney Gazette in the article at the link below.
We wished our Kingsmead families a very Merry Christmas! We hope it was a day filled with hope, joy and peace.