December at Kingsmead was filled with cheer after a year of academic achievements, artistic creativity, sporting excellence and plenty of courage.
Final assemblies, Christmas festivities, prize giving events and celebrations brought an end to a fantastic year.
We are so looking forward to seeing what the 2023 school year will bring. Read our December highlights below.
We warmly invite parents to join us on Tuesday, 7 February 2023 from 15:00-17:00, for the Kingsmead Senior School Open Day.
On Thursday, 9 February 2023 from 08:00 – 10:30, parents are also invited to the Kingsmead Junior School Open Day.
For more information, click below to go to the event pages on Facebook.
Faye was graded in her karate in December, and she was awarded a Brown 3. This is an outstanding achievement for a 10-year-old. She will be working hard towards a Junior Black belt next! Kairah also attended grading for Taekwando and passed. She received an award for outstanding courtesy. Well done girls, keep up the great work.
Our Senior School held two assemblies to end off term 3. The first was the Service, Sport, Art and Music assembly, where our students who took part in these extra-curricular activities received various awards for their participation and achievements throughout the year. The second assembly was the Academic assembly, where our students reminded us that they are well-rounded individuals who flourish in all spheres! We are extremely proud of you all.
Our Kingsmead College Coaches and players flew the Kingsmead College flag high at the 2022 Gauteng Water Polo capping ceremony! We also had two of our players at the Eastern Gauteng capping ceremony. We have a total of 25 provincial players, and three Kingsmead College staff that either coach or manage various age groups. Good luck with the rest of the season, girls!
We held our Junior School final assemblies to celebrate the end of 2022 and all of the wonderful achievements that our students attained last year. Congratulations to all students who received awards!
The ‘Kingfisher’ module aims to mirror the advertising depth, creativity and innovation exemplified in the Loerie Awards.
The module was grounded in a collaboration between English Home Language, Computer Literacy, Music, Economic Management Sciences and Visual Arts. The theme for 2022’s Kingfisher Awards required students to create an advertisement showcasing a selection of Awareness Days. In Computer Literacy, students were given the opportunity to explore the theoretical concepts of Information and Communication Technology. The focus included topics such as hardware and software; networking; the Internet and the World Wide Web; social and ethical issues as well as data representation and storage. In Music, students explored the various aspects of copyright, intellectual property, and the ensuing impact thereof on the entertainment industry. Within their groups, students created an original soundtrack for their Kingfisher advertisement that included background music and Foley effects.
In Economics and Management Sciences, the primary focus fell on the application of the General Ledger as used in advertising companies which encompassed the revision of cost of sales calculations and the double-entry rule from the second term.
And in Visual Arts, students created a storyboard to aid the execution of their advertisement. Students were introduced to international and South African artists who incorporate advertising techniques into their artistic practice – watch the student-made advert for children’s rights below!
In December we held our annual Kingsmead Christmas Market, and what a beautiful day it was. An enormous thank you to our Parent Teacher Association for ensuring that the Christmas Market was a success. We appreciate everything you’ve done to keep our community together. We would also like to thank our entire Kingsmead Community for their continuous support.
We celebrated a very special day as we unveiled the much-anticipated Grade 7 leaver’s gift—a water fountain. It’s a lovely addition to our newly revamped astro. The Grade 7 students have worked tirelessly all year to fundraise for this special gift, and we would like to thank them, their parents, and the entire Kingsmead community.
Our senior and junior students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and all of the fun activities we had planned for them leading up to their last day. They truly deserved such a wonderful and relaxing time, especially since they had just finished their final exams!