We are so proud of our Kingsmead girls for another fantastic month! This May was filled with fun and educational events – from Book Week to our annual Kingsmead Book Fair. May also played host to our Kingstock Festival, where our students blew us away with their musical performances.
We congratulated our sports teams on stellar performances and gave plenty of praise to our debate teams, ballet dancers and accomplished drama students. The girls also got to enjoy Coding and Robotics Day, a big hit amongst our enthusiastic future engineers.
Read more about our May highlights below.
Our Senior Students had a blast on Coding and Robotics Day, as they explored the exciting world of technology with interactive workshops on RoboBricks, Machine Learning, Drones 101, Digital Art and Arduino Boom Gate. It was a day of learning, exploring and creating. Here’s to inspiring the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers!
The Grade 4s had a fun-filled introductory lesson to their Big Idea for the second term: ‘The Relationship Between All Things Matter’.
The Phoenix Cup is a New World School Debating Competition in which Kingsmead entered a team. The team included Carla Fuhri, Grace Gilfillan, Leeyah Ismail, and Nubia Nelson, who performed spectacularly. They ended as the second-best team in the competition and were the only team to ensure that the top-ranked team didn’t have a perfect record in the tournament!
Congratulations to our debating team! Shihaam Bux, Liyana Patel, Zahra Mayet, Ariana Akoodie and Hanaan Kana took part in the final preliminary round of the SACEE Debating Championship on Saturday 27 May. This team ranked fourth in the competition, winning five of the six prelim rounds. Consequently, they progressed straight to the quarterfinals which will be later in the term. A truly fantastic achievement!
Our lucky Grade 12 students got to watch a performance of their setwork play, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, by The National Children’s Theatre. The professional cast brought the play to life in Lange Hall and our students were asked to bring a magical item from home, which the actors used as props. After the 80-minute captivating performance, the Grade 12s were given the opportunity to ask the actors questions. Our students loved seeing the transfer of Shakespeare’s words from a page to a stage.
Well done to the Grade 7A team who participated in the St Andrew’s Netball Festival!
Kingsmead College returned to the Festival of Excellence in Dramatic Arts (FEDA) with a bang! The cast and crew put on a modernised, South African adaptation of ‘The Crucible’ which the adjudicators called “inspired and extraordinary”. We are exceptionally proud of our students who worked with passion, professionalism and courage.
The winners of this year’s Kingsmead Book Fair Young Writers’ Competition were announced at the Kingsmead Book Fair in May. We were so excited to receive over 400 entries to the competition from around the country. Congratulations to all the winners and highly commended writers, as well as all the Kingsmead College students who had the courage to enter. To our very own Grade 12 student, Leah Falcon, well done on an amazing story and for winning your age category.