August 2021 highlights

August 2021 highlights

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Women’s Month wasn’t the busiest at Kingsmead College as we were getting some well-deserved rest after the end of term. As always, we came together to offer each other comfort in more difficult times, our students dazzled us with their talents on and off the sports field, had fun while learning and were treated to some yummy food at our End of Term Braai. Find our August 2021 highlights below.

Our Grade 0s shared their beautiful message with us as part of our Kingsmead Hope Community Project. Thank you girls!

Congratulations to Julia Aspoas for representing South Africa at the Indonesia International Mathematics Competition. Julia was one of the four South African participants who achieved individual merit awards and a bronze award. Her team came second in the cumulative scores by one point.

We commend Julia and her team for this incredible achievement!

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Our End of Term Braai and Treats day was an absolute, well, treat for our students! Thank you to the PTA for organising such a successful day.

Today our Mornington Pre-school share their beautiful message with us as part of our Kingsmead Hope Community Project. Thank you Mornington!

We wished our Kingsmead Community a holiday filled with love, peace, hope and happiness.

“Guard that thing which is committed to your change. Keep it safe, untarnished, happy, free and loyal.” – DV Thompson 1944

In the spirit of the Tokyo Olympics Games, our Senior Primary carried out some fun activities during their Maths lessons. They measured steps covered by frisbees and discuses, throwing ‘shot put’ items and doing curling with golf balls. Being outdoors whilst incorporating Maths thinking was enjoyed by all in Grades 5, 6 and 7. They loved playing in teams and had the opportunity to be uniquely creative while celebrating the Tokyo Olympic Games.

August marked the start of Women’s Month and August 9th was Women’s Day. We are proud to work with incredible women who provide care, guidance, knowledge and strength to the Kingsmead students.

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The Kingsmead Junior School Equestrian team participated in the 3rd and final inter-school district qualifier on the 7th and 8th of August and our students came home with fantastic results. Congratulations to the following students on top achievements in their categories:

Jade Anderson riding My Irish Boy:

  • 1st Showjumping 1.10m Level 7, Normal Competition
  • 1st Showjumping 1.10m Level 7, 2-Phase Competition

Francesca Logan riding Equifox Lucy Linden:

  • 1st Showjumping 1.00m Level 6, Normal Competition

Katherine Papadopoulos riding Delti:

  • 1st Handy Hunter Level 3

Mila Hozack riding Potluck:

  • 5th Prix Caprilli Level 1

A special warm welcome and congratulations to Mila Hozack, a newcomer to the Kingsmead equestrian team, who rode her first inter-school competition for Kingsmead Junior School.

The Junior and Senior School Equestrian teams are both having an excellent year so far. Based on their results over the three qualifiers, the following riders have been selected to represent Johannesburg District at Gauteng Finals. Congratulations to the following riders for making the teams. They will be riding in the Gauteng Finals on the 11th and 12th of September.

Amy Falcon
A Team for Handy Hunter
Ella Hunt
A Team for Working Riding
Helena van der Merwe
A Team for Show Jumping 1
A Team for Handy Hunter
B Team for Equitation
B Team for Prix Caprilli
Rania Motara
A Team for Dressage A
A Team for Dressage B
A Team for Equitation
A Team for Performance Riding
A Team for Working Riding
A Team for In Hand Utility
Sarah Florence
A Team for Handy Hunter
B Team for Prix Caprilli

Mia Byrne
B Team for Handy Hunter
Sarah Warren
A Team for Working Hunter
B Team for Working Riding
Jade Anderson
A team Equitation Level 7
A team Showjumping Level 7 SJ15
A team Showjumping Level 7 SJ16
A team Working Hunter Level 7
Francesca Logan
A team Equitation Level 6
A team Showjumping Level 6 SJ13
A team Showjumping Level 6 SJ14
Katherine Papadopoulos
A team Working Hunter Level 3
A team Handy Hunter Level 3
A team Working Riding Level 3
B team Prix Caprilli Level 3

We would like to congratulate Noa van Zalk on her outstanding achievements over the weekend of 28 August 2021. Noa participated in her first Eastern Gauteng Aquatics gala. She did exceptionally well and came home with 6 medals out of her 6 races:

100m Individual Medley First place
50m Breastroke First place
50m Butterfly Second place
100m Freestyle Second place
50m Backstroke Second place
50m Freestyle Second place

Congratulations, Noa!

Noa van Zalk Kingsmead College

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of our friend, teacher, and colleague, Nthabiseng Maseko. Nthabiseng has impacted the lives of many young students within the Junior Primary over the years. Her contribution to the Grade 0 team has been significant during her time spent in the classroom. Her beautiful smile and gentle manner will be sorely missed by all. She is remembered for her passion for teaching, her compassion for others and her commitment to her continued studies towards her teaching qualification.

Nthabiseng passed away on Saturday, 14 August due to illness. The Kingsmead College girls, staff, and parents would like to express our heartfelt condolences to her family during this period of bereavement. We hold her sister, Puseletso and her two children, Lerato and Thabo in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

Nthabiseng Maseko Kingsmead College

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