September was another fantastic month at Kingsmead College. Read some of our September 2022 highlights below where, as we started the third term, we acknowledged the work of the Kingsmead staff, some whom have been with Kingsmead for thirty years! This past month was filled with accolades for our Kingsmead girls – from the equestrian team, to the gymnastics team, to a very special Grade 2 performer. September was also Heritage Month, which provided the perfect opportunity to showcase and learn all about our peers, colleagues and students’ heritage.
We celebrated the start of a new term by giving thanks to the staff who have been part of our Kingsmead family for quite some time. We thank you for your hard work and dedication.
Thank you and congratulations to the following staff for their long service:
Mrs Ashlea Martin
Mr Bethuel Magoba
Mrs Ntswaki Lucy Mothebe
Mr Marubini Samuel Thavhana
Ms Machidi Sara Ramatapa
Miss Sbongile Fakude
Miss Karen Elsa Muller
Mr Malesela Johannes Mabusela
Mr Bhekithemba Den Nyaba
Congratulations to our newly elected heads of school for 2023! We wish you all the best for the coming year, and we look forward to you leading the school with courage.
Left to right: (Outgoing leaders) Emma Tindle, Nazrana Jhavary, Tayyeba Peer. Centre: Ms Palmer. (Incoming leaders) Head Girl: Megan Porter; Deputy Heads: Keratile Maboka and Hannah Daniels.
The Senior School Equestrian Team have had a very successful year, and we are so proud of the team for working to achieving the best results, and winning the trophy in their category. Amy Falcon, Ella Hunt, Rania Motara and Sarah Florence received Gauteng Regional Full Colours. Sarah Florence was also awarded junior Victor Ludorum. Well done girls!
We would also like to congratulate the Kingsmead Junior School riders for being selected to represent Gauteng at the SANESA National Equestrian Championships from 30 September to 4 October 2022.
A Team for Prix Caprilli
B Teams for Dressage, Handy Hunter & Working Riding
C Teams for Jumping (60cm) & Performance Riding
A Team for Handy Hunter
B Team for Equitation
C Teams for Jumping (80cm) & Dressage
B Teams for Equitation & Handy Hunter
Best of luck for the championships!
We saw outstanding achievements for the Kingsmead gymnasts this September!
Iysla Perera took part in the Johannesburg Championships for Gymnastics on 26 August and placed third. She now qualifies to go to Gauteng Champs.
Rorisang Mamathuba received her Senior Gauteng colours and has qualified to represent Gauteng at the 2022 Gym Games.
Congratulations to you both!
Our Grade 2s had a wonderful morning supporting and watching their friend and peer Aliyah Dada perform in the National Children’s Theatre production of Hope the Rhino – written by Taskeen Wadee, who also attended Kingsmead. Congratulations on a brilliant performance Aliyah!
The Grade 10 Geography students had a delicious lesson in which they explored the formation and creation of different rock types. With the aid of of sweets, chocolates, and biscuits the Grade 10s crushed, crunched, dunked, melted (and ate) a variety of sugary treats!
Congratulations to Inés, who competed in two Gauteng Fencing Association school league events over the holidays. She won gold (epee U13) on the 6th of August and silver (epee U13) on the 3rd of September.
We are so proud of Julia Aspoas, in Grade 11, who had a fantastic result in the Maths Olympiad and made it to the top ten in the country. What a fantastic achievement!
This September we held our Senior School Expo at Jan Celliers Laerskool en Pre-Primêr, and a second one at Auckland Park Preparatory School. It was a pleasure to interact with parents and students. Thank you to both schools for inviting us, and to all the parents and students who attended the expos.
To commemorate Heritage Day we held a special assembly where our students and staff members were dressed in their beautiful traditional attire. It was a fantastic opportunity to get to know each other better by sharing our stories, poetry, dance, music, clothes, and food. Our senior choir also kicked off Heritage weekend at The Zone @ Rosebank Mall, where they sang for everyone walking by. Click below to watch them in action.
In September our Earth Sciences Department hosted the Science Cluster meeting, an opportunity for us to encourage our fellow subject specialists from surrounding schools to piece together the fascinating world in which we live. We drew inspiration from the work of various sources, with the goal to delight in our universe and our planet, to ignite and excite our future global citizens about the world of connection-making.