March was Human Rights month. We believe strongly in the right to a quality education in a safe, happy and nurturing environment, and we also believe that our girls have so much to give back. In March, Kingsmead College girls went over-and-above in their acts of service for those who weren’t afforded the same opportunities in life.
March also saw the final performance of our school play, Custodians of Courage, which displayed our school history as well as our talented actresses, musicians and dancers. From the arts all the way to water sports – water polo, diving and swimming – to archery, to violin, our girls continue to show us that hard work and passion brings reward, and we couldn’t be more proud.
Take a look at our March highlights below.
“Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity.” – Mother Teresa
During their engineering project, our Grade 0s used recycled materials to create their own structures! Well done future engineers!
We welcomed Sue Daly from Kids Haven to our second Service @ School: Make a Mac ‘n Cheese. It was a wonderful afternoon, and we made 10 large trays of mac ‘n cheese. With this newly acquired skill, our students can make mac ‘n cheese at home for their families and continue to donate to Kids Haven. We’d like to say a special thank you to Ms Church and Mrs Masetlwa, who made sure the classroom was set up with all the right ingredients.
We were so excited for our Senior School students to start lessons in their beautiful new Maths classrooms – they look incredible! Thank you Q & Co Construction & Design. The very next week, our seniors wrote their maths Olympiads here.
Congratulations to all of our Junior School swimmers who took part in various races at the Inter School Gala. Our swimmers were absolutely spectacular in the water!
A Team – 1st overall
B Team – 4th overall
C Team – 3rd overall
The Kingsmead U15 and 1st water polo teams participated in the Shaun Fuchs U15 Tournament and the Old Petrian’s Water Polo Tournament. Our U15s placed 11th out of 20 schools, which bodes well for the rest of the season. Our 1st team managed to place 9th and win the plate at the Old Petrian’s National Water Polo Tournament, which is a fantastic achievement. Lucy Davis was subsequently selected as a member of the Team of the Tournament due to her spectacular effort in goals.
Congratulations to Morgan Chen-Heyneke, who competed at the Gauteng Target Championships for Archery in February and came first in her category for Barebow u13 girls. Morgan then went on to compete at the 73rd SA National Archery Championships tournament in March and received gold! We are very proud of you, Morgan.
Did you watch Custodians of Courage? The Senior School Major Production formed part of the school’s 90th Birthday celebrations for 2023. The story tells Kingsmead College’s history through the eyes of our founder, and other significant women who shaped our history – as well as from the perspective of new Grade 8s. The script and music were written, composed and shaped for this special event and brought to life by Senior School actors and musicians. It was a beautiful production enjoyed by the community.
Click below for a look back at some behind-the-scenes rehearsal images.
Huge congratulations to all our divers who participated in the Inter-High Diving hosted by Holy Rosary School at St Andrew’s School for Girls. Our divers put in incredible efforts, resulting in the beautiful display below. We are so proud! Kingsmead finished 6th overall with the following individual results:
5th – Grace Hefer
12th – Jada Williams
10th – Lilla Eyles
13th – Sophia Yiallouris
6th – Katharine Jones
15th – Andza Mbelengwa
Inés Bregman successfully auditioned to perform the Andante from the Mozart Flute Concerto in C major, K 315 in the Rand Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Rising Stars’ Youth Concert in June. Well done, Inés, we are so proud of you and look forward to your concert.
Congratulations to Scarlett Haslam for achieving a High Distinction in the Royal Academy of Dance Intermediate Foundation Ballet Examination. We know you must have put on a stunning performance. Well done!
In deepening their understanding of the Habit of Mind, ‘Responding with Wonderment and Awe’, the Grade 000s were given the opportunity to explore the work of the artist Henri Matisse. Through various rotational activities, the girls activated their creativity and natural curiosity with brightly coloured paper, textures and shapes.
It was so great to see all of the Junior School students and their parents having so much fun at the Sneakers and Sprogs dance! Everyone looked like they were having a blast dancing the night away. It was great to see so many happy faces, and we’re so grateful to everyone who came out to show our KCA and PTA support.
Some of our talented divers recently competed in the Junior Club CGA Championships and performed exceptionally well. Congratulations to the following students:
In addition, Maya also qualified for the B group Diving Nationals Trials. Congratulations, girls! We are very proud of you and wish Maya all the best.
The Grade 10 and 11 Geography students spent a very valuable morning engaging with Katy-Lynne Kay and Ntitiseng Moloi from BTE Renewables regarding their solar and wind farms in Kenya and Southern Africa. They spoke all about the role they play in supplying additional power to our grid, the challenges Eskom faces and how they ensure the sustainability of their programmes by reinvesting and working with local communities on a social and environmental level. Thank you for coming to talk to us!
The Grade 12 trophy public speaking team comprising Sameeha Ganghat, Ariella Fenster and Sabrina Peverelle competed at St Teresa’s on 8 March. There were six schools competing that evening and the Kingsmead team were the only team who were awarded an A plus! They were commended for their cohesion as a group and their thought-provoking content. Congratulations!
This month, our Grade 000-00 had a blast during their farmyard visit! From petting adorable animals to feeding them, it was a morning filled with fun and learning.