July 2022 highlights - Mandela Day

July 2022 Highlights

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July was another wonderful month at Kingsmead College. We opened the new garden at Mornington for our pre-school girls, much to their delight! The Kingsmead equestrian team achieved fantastic results and will be competing in the Gauteng Regional Finals, and our academic achievers made us proud.

It was a month filled with new adventures and new lessons, and our students continued to put their best foot forward, especially this past Mandela Day. Read our July 2022 highlights below.

Our pre-school students were able to experience their new garden at Mornington. We heard squeals of excitement as they enjoyed outdoor play, musical areas, a jungle gym, sandpit and mud kitchens. It even has a river running through it – such a magical place to explore!

We wish huge congratulations to Scarlett Haslam, who participated in the World of Dance Competition and was placed 1st in the Junior Singles category. What an exceptional achievement!

World of dance competition winner Kingsmead College
Equestrian News

The Kingsmead High School Equestrian Team did particularly well this year. Based on their results, the team has qualified to represent the Johannesburg Central Team and will compete at Gauteng Regional Finals due to take place at Kyalami Equestrian Park on the 6th and 7th of August. We are so proud of all of our riders – congratulations girls!

Amy Falcon
A Team – Level 3 Show Jumping 1
A Team – Level 3 Show Jumping 2
A Team – Level 3 Handy Hunter
A Team – Level 3 Working Hunter
B Team – Level 1 Dressage B

Ella Hunt
A Team – Level 4 Show Jumping 1
A Team – Level 5 Working Riding
A Team – Level 7 Working Riding
B Team – Level 2 Dressage A

Mia Byrne
B Team – Level 6 Equitation

Sarah (Storm) Warren
A Team – Level 5 Working Hunter

Rania Motara
A Team – Level 1 Equitation
A Team – Level 2 Dressage A
A Team – Level 2 Dressage B
A Team – Level 3 Working Riding
A Team – Level 5 Performance Riding
B Team – Level 2 Dressage A

Sarah Florence
A Team – Level 2 Dressage A
A Team – Level 2 Dressage B
A Team – Level 3 Prix Caprilli B
A Team – Level 3 Handy Hunter
A Team – Level 3 Working Hunter
A Team – Level 3 Working Riding

The Junior School Equestrian team also did exceptionally well this year. We would like to congratulate them for being selected to represent the Johannesburg Central Team who will be competing at Gauteng Regional Finals.

Congratulations to the following riders:

Katherine Papadoppulos on Going Going Gone (HR):
A Team – Handy Hunter (Level 5),
A Team – Jumping (Level 4)
A Team – Equitation (Level 2)
A Team – Sanesa Prix Caprilli (Level 5)
B Team – B Dressage (Level 3)
B Team – Working Hunter (Level 3)

Hannah Cooke on Karg Sir Firefly (PR):
A Team – Handy Hunter (Level 1)
A Team – Working Riding (Level 3)
A Team – Performance Riding (Level 3)
A Team – Dressage (Level 2)
B Team – Dressage (Level 2)
B Team – Jumping (Level 2)

Mila Hozak on Phaeton Park Potluck (PR):
A Team – Handy Hunter (Level 1)
A Team – Equitation (Level 2)
B Team – Jumping (Level 2)

Geography national finalist Kingsmead College

We have some very exciting news to share. Qaylah Choonara was placed in the top 30 for the South African National Geography Olympiad. She was awarded the prize for ‘Top Sango Learner in the Grade 10 Category’, and she placed 17th overall in the country (this includes learners from Grade 12 and Grade 11).

On behalf of Kingsmead College and the Geography department we would like to congratulate Qaylah on this incredible achievement!

Kingsmead College wished everyone a very special Mandela Day – and what a busy day it was. Our Mandela Day activities involved:

  • Packing 1000 maternity packs for new mothers for The Grace Factory.
  • Buddy reading with Rays of Hope.
  • A make-and-donate event, where our Grade 3-7s made 67 sleeping bags with handmade tags from our Grade 0 students – who also made soup! The sleeping bags were donated with scarves made by our Grade 2s, and sandwiches made by our Grade 3s.

Thank you to the whole Kingsmead community for coming together to make a difference!

The Grade 9 Growth Curriculum module, ‘Made in Africa’, involved collaboration between Geography, Visual Arts, Music and Enrichment. During this module we explored Africa’s unique geographical features and the importance of water on the continent, as well as the value of African masks and the role of music in African societies.

Students created a beautiful design inspired by the different components of the module. This design was transferred over onto lino plates, which were then carved and printed – we think they are quite marvelous! Click below to see the video on our Facebook page.

The Grade 4F class, along with Miss Finch and Miss Rapoo, visited Fight with Insight. This organisation provides boxing classes, a food programme and a safe haven for children in need, in and around the Joburg CBD. The girls had a wonderful time seeing the facilities and learning how to box. They also donated some fruit for children to enjoy when they visit.

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