June at Kingsmead college saw incredible sporting achievements from our students, and we have been inspired by their growth and their sportsmanship. Some of our Junior School students enjoyed their lessons out and about, as they learned through touch, smell and feeling in the Kingsmead grounds. We are also excited to finally announce the winners of the Kingsmead Book Fair Young Writers’ Competition!
Last month we celebrated Father’s Day and Youth Day, and as we enter Mandela Month, we look forward to seeing our students prosper in the spirit of giving, and of course, Kingsmead courage.
Read our June 2022 highlights below.
Congratulations to all our dancers who competed in WLDF’s All That Jazz Competition this Sunday. The results are excellent and testimony of our dancers’ continued efforts, enthusiasm and dedication. Thank you as well to our wonderful teachers, Janelle and Almar, from JOZIDANCE.
Lyrical duo – first place (Jemima Keizan, Thandeka Nzimakwe)
Lyrical group – first place (Scarlett Larsen, Caitlyn Jewel, Taylor Simpson, Thoriso Motshegoa, Aimee Schloss, Nala Mkhize and Lana Motea)
Thoriso Motshegoa – first place
Aimee Schloss – third place
Taylor Simpson – second place
Riley Vance – sixth place. She also qualifies to represent SA in Ireland, Dublin.
Jemima Keizan – second place
Thandeka Nzimakwe – first place
This year marks the 46th anniversary of the 16 June 1976 student uprising in Soweto, when young people protested against the imposition of Afrikaans by the apartheid regime as a medium of instruction. As we celebrated Youth Month and commemorated Youth Day, we also needed to recognise the many challenges young people still face today with access to education and employment opportunities. We as the Kingsmead Community have an incredible opportunity to play a significant role in shaping how current and future generations not only value, but also use the incredible education they get to have today to positively impact our nation.
May we use the opportunity we have to educate to add great value into the lives of the young people we teach each day.
Our community celebrated Youth Day in style during our two assemblies. We had the Senior Primary students and Senior School teachers performing dances from one of South Africa’s iconic movies, Sarafina. 🇿🇦
On 19 June we wished all the fathers and father figures in our Kingsmead community a blessed Father’s Day. Thank you for all you do!
The winners of the Kingsmead Book Fair Young Writers’ Competition 2022 have been announced!
Congratulations to them – and those who have been highly commended. Click below to see the full list of winners.
Congratulations to our Netball 1st Team on their last match as they wrapped up the season. It was a tough season, but we commend them and the coaches on their dedication, spirit and incredible sportsmanship. We are super proud of you!
Congratulations to our U15A netball team, who qualified for playoffs and came third overall! What a brilliant season – well done to the team and their coaches.
Our Senior School First Hockey, Netball, Tennis and Squash teams participated in the ISSF Tournament held at St Mary’s this weekend. It was a fantastic weekend and a beautiful celebration of school sport. Well done to all teams!
Congratulations Rachel Shannon! Rachel has been selected to participate in the World Squash Federation Women’s World Junior Individual Championships taking place from 11-16 August 2022 in Nancy, France. We are so proud of your incredible achievement Rachel!
Congratulations to Aalia Essack who was nominated and won the Sheila Webster Trophy for Best Junior Sportswoman 2021 at the Old Edwardian Club awards evening. We are so proud of your achievement Aalia!
“Watching young people grow and flourish through the process of preparing for and giving a performance is something I’ll never tire of. Those once shy now shine. Those once unsure now certain. Those who knew they could prove they can. The Arts facilitate wonderfully holistic growth.” – Vaughan Fleischflesser.
What a privilege to watch our Junior School students perform on the day before our half term break!
We hope all our Kingsmead families had a wonderful break.