Kingsmead College team at Spar Hockey challenge-min

July 2023 highlights

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July at Kingsmead College saw the performance of a brilliant school play, as well as academic achievements, interspersed with fantastic accomplishments in hockey, equestrian, and more – showing just how wonderfully versatile our Kingsmead girls are. We watched in admiration as students of all ages supported each other in their various challenges on and off the field, and introduced a brand new sport to our school offering.

We also embodied Nelson Mandela’s message of unity through acts of kindness and service on Mandela Day.

Read our July highlights below.

We’re thrilled to announce that Kingsmead College has added Pickleball to our list of sports offerings. Pickleball is a blend of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, played with paddles and a unique perforated ball. It’s a fast-paced game that is perfect for players of all ages and skill levels, so everyone can join in on the fun. Get ready to serve, volley, and have a great time!

Kingsmead College choir senior school

The second term is always the most exciting one for our Music Department. In May we hosted the Senior School Ensemble Festival, which involved close to 600 students from 13 schools. Then in June, we hosted our annual senior school Masicule Sonke Choir Festival involving hundreds of students over the two evenings. These events are always a reminder of the power of music to bring people together.

Watch a few extracts of our senior choir’s performance below:

The snow turned our campus into a picture-perfect winter postcard and brought smiles to all of our faces. Our students and staff had a blast but it’s not just about the snow itself – it’s about the incredible atmosphere it creates. It’s that special feeling of togetherness, shared smiles, and laughter that unites us during moments like these.

Our Grade 2 students embarked on an adventure of fun and games as they navigated an obstacle course. They worked together with determination and showed heart-warming displays of comradery as they supported one another through the hurdles. Well done Grade 2s!

Nina Evans participated in the annual under-18 Hockey Inter-Provincial Tournament in early July, and was selected for the South Africa under-17 team at the end of the tournament. We are so proud of you for this achievement, Nina!

Kingsmead College Girl smiles in picture

We had so much fun at the Adrenaline Rush Expo, where our Grade 9 students designed and built their own gravity-defying projects. Well done to our incredible Grade 9s for their dedication, hard work, and imagination.

Our Grade 3 hockey players took on the teams from Roedean School and Holy Rosary School at Kingsmead. They displayed impressive teamwork and watching them in action was a delight. Well done to all the players for showing us how much fun hockey can be!

Kingsmead College Hockey_fixture_match

We hosted the under-13 Spar Hockey Challenge and we couldn’t be more proud of our incredible players who showcased their skills on the field. A heartfelt thank you to all the schools that joined us in this exhilarating event, making it a day filled with friendly competition.

The internationally acclaimed opera, “Tosca”, composed by the legendary Puccini, will be gracing the stage in Johannesburg. Presented by the esteemed Cape Town Opera, this production promises to be an unforgettable experience for all.

What makes this event even more special is the inclusion of young talent from our community. We are delighted to announce that Morgan Chen-Heyneke and Phoenix Shi have been selected to join the Children’s Choir featured in the opera. Congratulations Morgan and Phoenix!

Kingsmead College Opera_Morgan_Chen
Kingsmead College Opera Phoenix Shi

On Mandela Day we remembered and celebrated the extraordinary legacy of Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African leader and advocate for peace, equality, and justice. It’s a day that inspires us all to make a positive difference in the world. Here at Kingsmead College, we are incredibly proud to have embraced the true spirit of Mandela Day as we engaged in meaningful acts of kindness and service by creating educational toys with our partner Clothes To Good. The toys were specifically designed to benefit children at various early childhood development centres.

For more on the wonderful initiatives carried out by Kingsmead on Mandela Day, click below:

In July we witnessed the fantastic Grade 7 production. In honour of our school’s 90th birthday, the production theme centred around courage, and our students put on an inspiring show. A special thank you to our amazing teachers who worked tirelessly to make this production a success.

Our Grade 4-7 students participated in the Chatterbox public speaking event hosted at Roedean School. They demonstrated confidence and passion for their chosen topics whilst speaking in front of many people they did not know. They attained nine gold and two silver certificates. Well done, girls!

Congratulations to Julia and Amber Aspoas in Grade 12 for their outstanding achievement in the Mathematics Olympiad! They’ve made it through to Round 3, which is a remarkable accomplishment. They are now among the top 100 senior and junior learners who qualify for the third and final round. We are immensely proud of their achievements.

KC Maths olympiad Kingsmead College
KC maths olympiad 2 Kingsmead College

Congratulations to Ava Jansen van Rensburg who competed in an equestrian competition at her stables and placed first in the dressage test. Keep up the good work, Ava.

KC equestrian Ava Kingsmead College

Congratulations to Madison Botha for competing at the Eastern Gauteng Winter Gala. Madison placed fifth in 200m breaststroke, fourth in 200m free relay and swam personal best times in all her strokes. She placed 7th overall in her age group. Well done, Madison!

KC Winter Gala Madison Kingsmead College

Congratulations to Clara van der Want for finishing the Hermanus Camino during the April holidays. This was a 73 km hike in the Western Cape which is completed over five consecutive days. You showed true courage and perseverance, Clara. Well done!

Congratulations to Lucy Berry for placing 7th at the SANESA Regional Championships in Equitation and Showjumping. Lucy has also been selected to participate in the upcoming National Championships. Well done, Lucy!

Lucy SANESA championship Kingsmead College

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