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Our Connection: Issue 10

Dear Kingsmead Community, I hope that you enjoyed your half-term break and that you and your families were able to have some downtime after a ...

Kingsmead Newsletter June 2024

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students, Thank you to all our stakeholders who participated in our OISESA (Office of Independent Schools Evaluations, Southern Africa) quality ...

Our Connection: Issue 9

Dear Kingsmead Community, We come off the back of celebrating two special days this past Sunday, 16 June, Youth Day and Father’s Day. These two ...

Our Connection – Issue 8

Yesterday – Today - Tomorrow We can feel it in the air - Winter has arrived. I recently attended the South African Girls Schools Association, ...

Kingsmead Newsletter May 2024

Dear Kingsmead Community, We are well into the second term of the year and the campus is already so busy. The winter sports are in ...

Our Connection: Issue 7

Dear Kingsmead Community Term 2 is in full swing. There is much excitement surrounding our annual Book Week within the Junior School, as we prepare ...

April 2024 Highlights

Last month was a busy one at Kingsmead College, where our girls continued to embody strength and courage. We saw students work hard for athletic ...

Our Connection: Issue 6

Dear Kingsmead Parents and Guardians, Term 1 – Full of Possibility There are so many reasons to celebrate as we look to the close of ...

Kingsmead Newsletter March 2024

Dear Kingsmead Community, I hope that you enjoyed a blessed and peaceful Easter weekend and that you are ready to tackle the final few days ...

Our Connection: Issue 5

Dear Kingsmead Community, Pause - Wonder This long weekend alongside the Prep Fest hosted at St Stithian's and the lead up to Easter, remind us ...

February 2024 Highlights

In February, the highly anticipated matric dance finally came around. What a magical night it was, made all the more special by the friendships and ...

March 2024 Highlights

There was plenty to celebrate in March, with our students continuing to shine in various fields, showcasing their talent, dedication and courage. We welcomed Kingsmead's ...

Our Connection: Issue 4

Dear Kingsmead Community, It is with a joyful heart that I write to you. This week’s newsletter has come together with so many pockets of ...

Kingsmead Newsletter February 2024

Dear Kingsmead Community, The focus in Chapel these past weeks has been on the power of our words and how our words can be used ...

Our Connection: Issue 3

Dear Kingsmead Community, We are back already from our first half term break for 2024 and trusting that it was restful. As we move into ...

January 2024 Highlights

We welcomed the new year with open arms, ready to face every new opportunity with excitement and to tackle every challenge with courage. Here are ...

Our Connection: Issue 2

Dear Kingsmead Community I hope the start of the year has brought a sense of optimism and renewed energy. I continue to pinch myself and ...

Kingsmead Newsletter January 2024

Dear Kingsmead Community, Our year has started with a bang and there has already been so much to celebrate. Some of the highlights of the ...

Our Connection: Issue 1 2024

Dear Kingsmead Community, Our school year has started off with a delightful ‘bang’ and is in full swing. Welcome to our new staff and new ...

December 2023 Highlights

December at Kingsmead College is a time of celebration, reflection and community. The Kingsmead Christmas market arrived, and we finally unveiled the beautiful Grade 7 ...

November 2023 Highlights

The holiday countdown has officially begun, and our Christmas trees are up! The festivities began back in November, when our Kingsmead girls showed just how ...

Kingsmead Newsletter November 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, The end of the year is upon us and 2023 has passed in a blur. The birthday assembly at the start of ...

Our Connection: Issue 18 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, One of the most significant and special things about school is the opportunity to celebrate at the end of each year through ...

October 2023 highlights

October - what a month! We celebrated our 90th birthday and unveiled our Custodians of Courage sculpture. We couldn't be more proud of our Kingsmead ...

Our Connection: Issue 17 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, Little over a week after the Springboks won the World Cup, again – there is favour in being courageous, we just have ...

Kingsmead Newsletter October 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, I do hope that you enjoyed your half-term break. What a wonderful night it was for our whole country on Saturday night. ...

Our Connection : Issue 16 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, During the course of the last week, we were able to celebrate the Junior Primary Showcases. We would like to thank all ...

Our Connection : Issue 15 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, Celebration Celebrations in abundance at Kingsmead. This week we celebrate our schools 90th birthday. With just more than eight weeks left of ...

Kingsmead Newsletter September 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, Last week we celebrated Kingsmead and our Matrics of 2023 at our annual Speech Evening and it was a most moving event. ...

Our Connection : Issue 14 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, This week’s newsletter was inspired by our assembly on Monday, 18 September, titled: What if everybody did that? Book by Ellen Javernick. ...

South Africa’s Heritage Day: A Celebration of Unity in Diversity

Heritage Day in South Africa, observed annually on the 24th of September, is a national public holiday that celebrates the country's rich and diverse cultural ...

2023 August Highlights

August was a wonderful month at Kingsmead College, which brought incredible achievements from our Kingsmead girls in dancing, swimming, gymnastics and theatre! We celebrated Women's ...

Our Connection : Issue 13 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, Spring is in the air – it is time to grow seeds of success Our third term has started with such JOY! ...

July 2023 highlights

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 ...

Kingsmead Newsletter July 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, This is my final newsletter for the term and what an exceptionally busy and successful term it has been. Some of the ...

Our Connection : Issue 12 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, “Of all the things that I hear most often about Kingsmead – is that it is such a happy place. There is ...

Celebrating Mandela Day: Spreading Joy and Compassion through Acts of Kindness

Mandela Day, observed on July 18th every year, is a day of remembrance and celebration of the incredible legacy of Nelson Mandela, the iconic South ...

Our Connection : Issue 11 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, Finding joy in adversity Early Monday morning brought squeals of delight and laughter as we experienced a few beautifully formed ‘snow-flakes’ dropping ...

Kingsmead Newsletter June 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, I hope that you enjoyed your half term break and that our students were able to have some downtime after a very ...

Our Connection : Issue 10 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, There is always a reason to celebrate! We closed our first academic semester on Friday and hope your half-term break has started ...

May 2023 Highlights

We are so proud of our Kingsmead girls for another fantastic month! This May was filled with fun and educational events - from Book Week ...

Our Connection : Issue 9 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, The heart of storytelling As I reflect on the most successful Book Fair, I want to thank each and every person who ...

Kingsmead Newsletter May 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, May has been a very busy month and it is hard to imagine that we have only been back for the second ...

Our Connection : Issue 8 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, Why Book Week Matters It’s officially Book Week at Kingsmead. Thank you in advance for your support during the Book Week, which ...

Our Connection : Issue 7 2023

 

March 2023 Highlights

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 ...

Kingsmead Newsletter March 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, We have come to the end of a very busy term, and I would like to thank you for your support at ...

Our Connection : Issue 6 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, There are so many reasons to celebrate as we look to the close of our first term. I am reminded of the ...

February 2023 Highlights

February was an exciting month at Kingsmead College! Our girls have been busy participating in various events and activities. One of the highlights was the ...

Our Connection : Issue 5 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, I am sure many conversations are taking place at home regarding the next big disrupter in education – Chat GPT. Artificial intelligence ...

Kingsmead Newsletter February 2023

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students, Half-term has come and gone already and the darker mornings signal that the aquatics season is over and that ...

Our Connection : Issue 4 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, “Let us have wings- wings of courage, far-sightedness, hope and joy, but let us be quite sure that we have roots too. ...

January 2023 highlights

We opened our doors for the start of the new year with excitement, and were thrilled to see the Kingsmead girls reflect that back to ...

Our Connection : Issue 3 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, There is always a reason to celebrate! On 11 February, the United Nations joined all women and girls in celebrating the International ...

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

   

Kingsmead Newsletter January 2023

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, I hope that you have started the year well and I thank you for the support from parents and guardians ...

Our Connection : Issue 2 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, We are now well into the new school year. Thank you to all those who have warmly welcomed our new families and ...

Our Connection : Issue 1 2023

Dear Kingsmead Community, The year has started off so well. We have welcomed new and existing families and staff with warmth and happy smiles, as ...

December 2022 Highlights

 

November 2022 Highlights

In November the Kingsmead girls embodied our value of service by giving back through our school shoe drive and our partnerships with Fight with Insight. ...

Kingsmead Newsletter November 2022

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, We have come to the end of a very successful year, and I would like to take this opportunity to ...

Our Connection: Issue 18 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, One of the most significant and special things about school is the opportunity to celebrate at the end of each year through ...

October 2022 highlights

October brought celebration and festivities as Kingsmead turned 89 years old! Our Kingsmead families also celebrated Yom Kippur and Diwali, the festival of lights. Our ...

Our Connection: Issue 17 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, At the start of 2022, our intentional focus was to begin the year with a positive approach; a movement from the Covid-19 ...

Kingsmead Newsletter October 2022

 

Our Connection : Issue 16 2022

 

September 2022 highlights

September was another fantastic month at Kingsmead College. Read some of our September 2022 highlights below where, as we started the third term, we acknowledged ...

Our Connection: Issue 15 2022

 

Kingsmead Newsletter September 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, This is definitely the season for many events and celebrations. We held our first Speech Evening since 2019, last week and it ...

Our Connection: Issue 14 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community The highlight of our week behind has undoubtedly been our Heritage Day celebrations. What a wonderful opportunity for us to come together ...

August 2022 Highlights

The beginning of August was busy at Kingsmead College, before we enjoyed our school holidays. We celebrated National Women's Day on the 9th, as we ...

Our Connection: Issue 13 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, Our third term has started with such JOY! The warmer weather helps of course, but the true essence of happiness is captured ...

July 2022 Highlights

July was another wonderful month at Kingsmead College. We opened the new garden at Mornington for our pre-school girls, much to their delight! The Kingsmead ...

Kingsmead Newsletter July 2022

 

Our Connection: Issue 12 2022

 

June 2022 Highlights

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 ...

Our Connection: Issue 11 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, Raising a Persistent Child This newsletter reaches you during the final few weeks of winter, as we slowly prepare for our well-deserved ...

Kingsmead Newsletter June 2022

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, I have been so fortunate to be able to travel during the month of June and I have a renewed ...

Our Connection: Issue 10 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, Youth Day is a good opportunity for us to acknowledge the legacy our youth from the past have left and the possibilities ...

May 2022 Highlights

This May was a wonderful month of learning, growing and courage at Kingsmead College. We celebrated the incredible staff at Kingsmead for Worker's Day and ...

Our Connection: Issue 9 2022

 

Kingsmead Newsletter May 2022

 

Our Connection: Issue 8 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, Reflective Practice is central to our learning and teaching approach at Kingsmead. The ability to step back from a situation and objectively ...

April 2022 Highlights

This April we celebrated Freedom Month. We wished our Muslim families a blessed month of Ramadan and wished our Jewish families a wonderful Passover. As ...

Our Connection: Issue 7 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, It has been a great start to the new school term. The fresh, crisp air is energizing and signals new beginnings. To ...

March 2022 Highlights

March was Human Rights Month and this was another month filled with kindness, giving and of course, courage at Kingsmead. We celebrated the accomplishments of ...

Our Connection: Issue 6 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, The Gift of Time The sun sets and rises and the seasons predictably shift over the course of a year. Time is ...

Kingsmead Newsletter March 2022

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, I was fortunate to watch my son graduate this past Monday in an onsite ceremony. As we had not been ...

Our Connection: Issue 5 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, Finding Joy It is a privilege to work in a school. The laughter, play and excitement shared with our children here at ...

February 2022 highlights

February is the month of love, and this was no exception at Kingsmead, where we had a month filled with companionship, giving and togetherness. Read ...

Our Connection: Issue 4 2022

 

Kingsmead Newsletter February 2022

 

Our Connection: Issue 3 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, Random Acts of Kindness Random Acts of Kindness Day was celebrated last week on 17th February. This is the second time that ...

January 2022 Highlights

January was a wonderful month filled with joy and hope for the year to come. We rang in our first month back at school with ...

Our Connection Issue: 2 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, I always look forward to welcoming prospective families to Kingsmead. To see our school through new eyes and from a new perspective ...

Kingsmead Newsletter January 2022

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students, Welcome to the first newsletter of 2022. My wish for all of you is that this is going to ...

Our Connection Issue: 1 2022

Dear Kingsmead Community, 2022 is here and we are loving it! The students, parents and staff have come together and celebrated many opportunities to connect ...

December 2021 Highlights

December was filled with exciting accomplishments and new memories as we prepared to say farewell to a triumphant school year. See our December 2021 highlights ...

November 2021 highlights

November was a magical month of special moments.  Our Hindu families celebrated Diwali, the Grade 9 students inspired us with the adverts they created for ...

KCA Newsletter 2021 Edition

Message from the Chair of the KCA Dear Alumnae and Kingsmead Community, Another year is drawing to an end and what a year it has ...

Kingsmead Newsletter December 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, This is my last newsletter of the year and I cannot believe how quickly the year has passed. Certainly, much of the ...

Our Connection Issue: 17 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, This newsletter is the final ‘Connection’ for 2021 and therefore signals the end of a complex, yet very successful school year. I ...

Our Connection Issue: 16 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, Play- An essential strategy for effective learning It’s that time of the year when teachers and parents are meeting and discussing student’s ...

October 2021 highlights

October kicked off with Teacher's Day, acknowledging the vital role that educators play in our lives. We are very grateful to Kingsmead staff for their ...

Kingsmead Newsletter October 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, We seem to be hurtling towards the end of the year at the speed of light and I often catch myself wondering ...

Our Connection Issue: 15 2021

 

Our Connection Issue: 14 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, DOING WHAT WE CAN, WHEN WE CAN. With just less than eight weeks left of our school year, I am so grateful ...

September 2021 highlights

Heritage Month saw Kingsmead College students and staff paying tribute to our traditions and achieving some excellent results in sports, academics and various cultural activities. ...

Kingsmead Newsletter September 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, The past 4 weeks have seen the school filled with a buzz and an energy that we have not seen since March ...

Our Connection Issue: 13 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) Week in the Senior Primary  We all want to know how the world works, right?! So each of ...

Our Connection Issue: 12 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, The stage is ready and set for the start of the third and final term of 2021. The gardens and buildings are ...

August 2021 highlights

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 ...

July 2021 highlights

Read through our July 2021 highlights below. Our students participated in an array of activities for Nelson Mandela Day, embodying the Kingsmead College spirit of …

Kingsmead Newsletter July 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, What a turbulent few weeks this has been for everyone in our country: coping with the third wave of the pandemic with ...

Our Connection Issue: 11 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, Our hearts are full. The large majority of our students have returned to campus, and I am reminded once again of what ...

Our Connection Issue: 10 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, This newsletter reaches you during a time of turmoil as we navigate the increasingly complex circumstances as South Africans. The media repeats …

June 2021 highlights

Our best moments from June can be found below. Our students participated in a wide range of exciting activities and garnered some exceptional achievements in …

Kingsmead Newsletter June 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, Thank you to our community for your patience this week while we have grappled with the changes we have had to make …

Our Connection Issue: 9 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, A Call to Action I greet you at a time of great anxiety and concern. These concerns and worries are different for …

May 2021 highlights

May was a busy month at Kingsmead College, especially with the return of our annual Book Fair, this time to the virtual space! In addition …

Our Connection Issue: 8 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, After 15 or so months of lockdown, it was tough to listen to yet another lockdown announcement. We have come so far, …

Kingsmead Newsletter May 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, I was looking back on my newsletter from this time a year ago and was reminded that we were just getting ready …

Our Connection Issue: 7 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, The world is filled with stories of conflict, fear and desperation at the moment and I often wonder how much of this …

April 2021 highlights

Freedom Month was a quieter month at Kingsmead College as we wrapped up the first term of 2021. We had a lovely Easter break and …

Our Connection Issue: 6 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of watching our first netball training sessions of the term. It has been a while …

March 2021 highlights

Our school was abuzz with activity and excitement this month. We celebrated International Women’s Day and national Human Rights Day, we were visited by some …

Kingsmead Newsletter March 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, I cannot believe that we have come to the end of the first term of the year. Thank you for your patience …

Our Connection Issue: 5 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, Although we are still living within a pandemic, we have certainly started feeling a ‘little more normal’. Our community has done really …

February 2021 highlights

Our Matric Class of 2020 did us proud and achieved excellent results in spite of all the challenges they faced, in what was an incredibly …

Our Connection Issue: 4 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, It is so wonderful to welcome our community back after the half term break. I hope that you all had the chance …

Kingsmead Newsletter February 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, We have reached the half-term mark of the first term and it has been wonderful being onsite at school during the past …

Kingsmead Matric Results 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020. Your outstanding results in the NSC Final Examinations are the result of your determination, your resilience and your commitment …

Our Connection Issue: 3 2021

Thinking at Kingsmead 2021, off to an inspiring start. We have just spent some time upskilling our new and existing staff on how to effectively …

January 2021 highlights

Our 2021 academic year has gotten off to a slow but steady start. While there are still many challenges ahead, we are excited to welcome …

Our Connection Issue: 2 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, I greet you from a noisy, joyful Kingsmead. It has been so wonderful welcoming our students back to school this week. It’s …

Kingsmead Newsletter January 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, How wonderful it was to welcome all our students back on the campus this morning. There was a palpable energy in the …

Our Connection Issue: 1 2021

Dear Kingsmead Community, Welcome back to school! Although it is not the start we had quite hoped for, we are ready and excited to inspire …

December 2020 highlights

2020 was a challenging year but we are proud of our Kingsmead College students and staff for adapting so well to our “new normal”. After …

November 2020 highlights

November 2020 saw our Kingsmead College students and staff exploring their creativity in a variety of exciting ways. We also said our final goodbyes to …

Our Connection Issue: 28 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, We have arrived! The end of the term brings with it great congratulations, relief and sincere happiness. Thank you to all who …

Kingsmead Newsletter December 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, We are nearly there! The end of this long and complex year is almost in sight and I cannot thank you enough …

Our Connection Issue: 27 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, More than Hope I have often communicated that creating a sense of hope is a primary function of education. The circumstances in …

October 2020 Highlights

Kingsmead College students and staff were very busy throughout October. From saying farewell to our matrics to making a difference in our community through our …

Our Connection Issue: 26 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, With just one month left before we end our school year, I have taken the time to reflect on the great privilege …

Kingsmead Newsletter October 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, Our Matrics are well into writing their Final Exams and I am again struck by just how resilient these students have been …

Our Connection Issue: 25 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, On 11 October we celebrated the International Day of the Girl, initiated by Unicef as a recognition of women’s rights as human …

August & September 2020 highlights

Kingsmead College students and staff went on a well-deserved break during Women’s month after an eventful July and hit the ground running on their September …

Our Connection Issue: 24 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, CELEBRATIONS! October is a month of celebration at Kingsmead. Despite the heavy cloud that hangs over the past six months, the month …

Kingsmead Newsletter September 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, How lovely it is to have all our students back on the campus. What a joy it is to be able to …

Our Connection Issue: 23 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, This week we have the complete joy of celebrating our heritage. Our children will share their stories through flavours and social celebrations …

Our Connection Issue: 22 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, Lockdown lessons we continue to learn. It is approximately 7 months since our ‘normality’ was placed inside out. I often wonder about …

Our Connection Issue: 21 2020

It’s Spring – a time of reawakening, renewal and growth Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash Even though we expected the warmth of the last …

July 2020 highlights

It’s been an unusual second term for all of us at Kingsmead College but our students and staff have continued to adapt to and embrace …

Kingsmead Newsletter July 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, We have finally come to the end of what must surely be the longest term in the history of the school. I …

Our Connection Issue: 20 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, We have reached the end of the second term, and what a term it has been! My heartfelt thanks to each and …

Our Connection Issue: 19 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, I am eternally grateful today to be busy. I get to go to work; I get to sit in meetings; I get …

June highlights

Here are a few highlights from Kingsmead College over the month of June. We’re so happy to have some students back on campus and everyone …

Our Connection Issue: 18 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, I continue to be amazed at the innovation and energy that lives within our school. Although I already miss the happy voices …

OKA Newsletter June 2020

A note from Caroline Berry Head of the OKA Dear Kingsmead Alumni, As we write this OKA Newsletter we reflect deeply on 2020 and all …

Our Connection Issue: 17 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, The Gift of Hope ‘Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of …

Kingsmead Newsletter June 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, I do hope that you are enjoying a restful half-term break. It could not have come at a better time for us. …

Our Connection Issue: 16 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, Our first semester comes to an end this Friday. I still cannot believe the vast changes, challenges and learning discoveries we have …

May highlights

Here are some highlights of Kingsmead College moments over the month of May. Despite the challenges, our wonderful staff and learners continue to soldier on. …

Our Connection: Issue 15 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, It is an exciting week as we begin to welcome more students back to school in a staggered approach. I am hopeful …

Our Connection: Issue 14 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, Thank you for your continued efforts at reintegration and in managing change with flexibility and agility. A year ago, when we were …

Our Connection: Issue 13 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, Thank you to you all for your continued patience, support and generous care as we have navigated an uncertain and rapidly changing …

Kingsmead Newsletter May 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, As I sit in my office today (Monday 25 May) it is Africa Day and I am reminded of Thabo Mbeki’s speech …

Our Connection: Issue 12 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, “The individual matters first and foremost” D.V. Thompson These words have always been exceptionally important at Kingsmead. For 86 years, teachers, parents …

Our Connection: Issue 11 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, Preparing our daughters for return As we grapple with the Minister of Education’s announcement regarding schools reopening, we need to begin thinking …

Our Connection: Issue 10 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, We can count on you. In gratitude we reach you all today. We thank you for your guidance, your optimism and courage. …

April highlights

Our bright, smiling students and staff continued to shine during this challenging time. Here are a few highlights from Kingsmead College over the month of …

Our Connection: Issue 9 2020

Sitting with Uncertainty It is challenging for humans to move forward into the misty unknown without a sense of where the path is taking us. …

Our Connection: Issue 8 2020

Dear Kingsmead Junior School Community, “Community in Unity” At the start of this term, I had the privilege of addressing two large groups of parents …

March Highlights

With the closure of schools in mid March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve enjoyed looking back at some recent highlights with an even greater …

Our Connection: Issue 7 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, I reach out a virtual hand during lockdown and hold our community closely during this time. We might not be able to …

Kingsmead Newsletter March 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, I hope that you are all keeping well and healthy. As I said in my last letter, I do particularly miss the …

Our Connection: Issue 6 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community President Cyril Ramaphosa has made some deliberate decisions this week in an attempt to protect all South Africans as far as possible. …

Our Connection: Issue 5 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, We have reached a point in our country where President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national disaster as the number of Covid-19 …

February highlights

Here are a few highlights from a very busy and meaningful February at Kingsmead College:  We were thrilled to start our new partnership with Isipho …

Our Connection: Issue 4 2020

The Value of Camps and Outdoor Education as Part of Schooling Despite the current high levels of anxiety with regard to camps and outings, as …

Kingsmead Newsletter February 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community We have settled well into the rhythm of the school year and it is as if the December holiday took place a …

Our Connection: Issue 3 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, It is with gratitude that I greet you this week. Thank you for walking alongside us as we continue to explore the …

December & January highlights

December proved to be a great end to a wonderful 2019 and January an exciting start to the year ahead at Kingsmead College. Here are …

Our Connection: Issue 2 2020

Dear Parents, Nowadays there are so many suggestions on what it takes to raise a child in a healthy, balanced way. So much of the …

Kingsmead Newsletter January 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community A special welcome to all the new girls to Kingsmead; particularly the Butterflies, Bluebells, Grade 0s and Grade 8s. We welcome you …

Our Connection: Issue 1 2020

Dear Kingsmead Community, Welcome to the start of a new term, a new year, a new decade. It has been so wonderful welcoming our community …

Kingsmead Matric Results 2019

6 January 2020 Dear Class of 2019, Congratulations to each of you on your outstanding achievements in the NSC Final Examinations. We are delighted with …

November highlights

November at Kingsmead College was a busy month, including many #givewithoutexpectingreward activities. Here are a few inspiring highlights: The Grade 8 and 9 students had …

OKA Kingsmeadian Association Newsletter November 2019

A note from Caroline Berry Head of the OKA What an exciting year this has been for us, taking over the OKA from Kirsten Legg.  …

Our Connection: Issue 20 2019

Oh no! Class lists! Are you one of those parents who dread that day when the class lists are announced? Or do you look forward …

October highlights

Kingsmead College had an exciting October! Here are a few highlights from the past month: Kingsmead turned 86 on 10 October. We give great thanks …

Kingsmead Newsletter October 2019

  Dear Kingsmead Community, The Jacarandas are in full bloom and magnificent. We said goodbye to our Matrics at an emotional Valedictory Chapel, Assembly and …

Our Connection: Issue 19 2019

Brave Schools Create a Culture of Meaning (Summary by Marisa Di Terlizzi) In the October article from Knowing Girls, a publication from Santa Maria Girls’ …

Our Connection: Issue 18 2019

Dear Parents So much has happened in these few short weeks of term. Our students have showcased their talent and exceptional dedication to growth during …

Kingsmead Newsletter September 2019

Goodwill Day Dear Kingsmead College Community We are excited about Goodwill Day this year and invite the entire community to come and enjoy the day …

Our Connection: Issue 17 2019

Guiding Hope: Reshaping the Narrative of Young Women in South Africa South Africa has experienced a very challenging few weeks. Gender-based violence, xenophobia and the …

September highlights

Our final term has been off to a wonderful start! Here are a few highlights from the first few weeks back at Kingsmead College in …

Our Connection: Issue 16 2019

A future Astronaut/Martian Visits Kingsmead … Dr. Adriana Marais WOW, what a privilege for our Grade 3 – 7 girls to listen to such an …

Our Connection: Issue 15 2019

Dear Parents As the winter term comes to an end, we would like to say thank you for your support and commitment to building a …

July highlights

It’s been a busy July at Kingsmead College! As term winds down ahead of the August break, here are a few highlights from the past …

Kingsmead Newsletter July 2019

Dear Kingsmead Community There has been a great focus lately – both internationally and nationally – on teacher wellbeing and we are most cognisant of …

Our Connection: Issue 14 2019

Dear Parents Please take note of the following information as well as a few reminders: Sherpa Kids and Mornington Aftercare Our aftercare programmes run very …

Our Connection: Issue 13 2019

“CHILDREN SHOULD BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD?” The original proverb actually referred specifically to young women who were expected to keep quiet. This statement, dating …

Kingsmead Newsletter June 2019

Dear Kingsmead Community We have passed the winter solstice and it seems hard to believe that we are half way through this term already. Thank …

Our Connection: Issue 12 2019

Dear Parents Semester 1 Awards                                          …

Our Connection: Issue 11 2019

The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep, for Adults! Believe it or not, we spend a lot of time talking about sleep with your daughter …

Make-and-Donate-a-Sleeping-Bag at Kingsmead College on Mandela Day

Kingsmead College, in collaboration with Community Hours, is hosting a Make-and-Donate-a-Sleeping-Bag event on Mandela Day (18 July 2019). Sleeping bags will be made from newspaper …

OKA Newsletter: June 2019

A note from Kirsten Legg Head of the OKA As I write to you today I’m so grateful for the past 5 and a half …

Kingsmead Newsletter May 2019

Dear Kingsmead Community, Welcome to the second term of the year, and what an amazing few weeks we have already had. I believe that last …

Our Connection: Issue 10 2019

Inyoni’s ramble through Africa Africa Day was celebrated on the 25th of May 2019, however, at Kingsmead we will be celebrating this exciting day on …

Our Connection: Issue 9 2019

Possibility Dear Kingsmead Community “If you embrace possibility thinking, your dreams will go from molehill to mountain size, and because you believe in possibilities, you …

Our Connection: Issue 8 2019

Music: The Ultimate Team experience The Kingsmead Music department strives to provide a place where girls can enjoy making music together. Music is a safe …

Kingsmead Newsletter March 2019

Dear Kingsmead Community Last week in Assembly the girls listened to a talk by Andre Croucamp, who is the engine behind MindBurst Workshop – an …

Our Connection: Issue 7 2019

Resisting the Urge to Rescue Dear Parents We aim to raise strong, powerful women who are able to influence the world. We believe in empowering …

Our Connection: Issue 6 2019

‘We build one another’ The Grade 2s have been exploring and learning about gardening as their theme this term. They have connected with the earth …

Kingsmead Newsletter February 2019

Dear Kingsmead Community I hope that you have settled into the new year well and that you are enjoying the last of the summer weeks. …

Our Connection: Issue 5 2019

Parent-Daughter-Teacher Connects Dear Parents, We look forward to connecting with you and your daughters as we walk alongside each other to support your daughter’s learning …

Our Connection: Issue 4 2019

International Day of Women and Girls in Science On the 11th February, the United Nations joined all women and girls in celebrating the International Day …

Our Connection: Issue 3 2019

Social, Emotional Learning This week we welcome Moira Severin to the Kingsmead staff. Moira is employed as the School Psychologist for the Junior School. She …

Kingsmead Newsletter January 2019

Dear Parents and Girls I do hope that you were able to rest and catch up with your families and loved ones over the holiday …

Our Connection: Issue 2 2019

Please refer to the live calendar on the Kingsmead APP for the week ahead Leaning in In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of …

Our Connection: Issue 1 2019

Welcome! What a welcome! It has been a wonderful start to the new school year. Welcome back to all our families and to the new …

Matric Results 2018

3 January 2019 MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL: MRS LISA KAPLAN Dear Class of 2018 Congratulations to each and every one of you on …

Our Connection: Issue 39 2018

Dear Parents It is beginning to feel like Christmas! We have been blessed with the most incredible year-end celebrations. Thank you to the parents, teachers …

Kingsmead Newsletter November 2018

Dear Kingsmead Community We have raced to the end of the term and I cannot believe that we are nearing the end of 2018. The …

Our Connection: Issue 38 2018

Junior School Curriculum Innovation for 2019 In-line with Kingsmead’s strategic academic intention of creating a growth-centred and happy learning environment, we are excited to be …

Our Connection: Issue 37 2018

Dear Parents  Generosity of Spirit “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your …

Our Connection: Issue 36 2018

Dear Parents FINANCIAL LITERACY AND ITS PLACE IN PREPARATORY SCHOOLS  During the past 18 months, I have had the pleasure of meeting several budding entrepreneurs. …

Our Connection: Issue 35 2018

Dear Parents Defining Excellence How is excellence defined at home? Have you overheard girls speaking about excellence? Most of the time, we refer to results, …

#KINGSMEADSAYHELLO

This morning the Junior School TDI drive team launched our school campaign #sayhello. The girls shared various messages to demonstrate the power of greeting. In …

Kingsmead Newsletter October 2018

Dear Kingsmead Community I have been giving much thought as to how to support our girls in a time that is fraught with changes and …

Our Connection: Issue 34 2018

Dear Parents It is that time of the year again, when we start allocating our girls to new classes for 2019. This is a comprehensive …

Our Connection: Issue 33 2018

Dear Parents As we concluded our birthday celebrations before half-term, I was reminded of all the reasons to celebrate. Looking back to the founding words …

Our Connection: Issue 32 2018

Dear Parents Should we be preparing our students for an ever-changing world or Should we be preparing our students to change the world? All too …

Our Connection: Issue 31 2018

Dear Parents SCREEN TIME As with most things, you can find supporting or opposing evidence as to the impact of too much time spent in …

Our Connection: Issue 30 2018

Dear Parents “The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how …

Kingsmead Newsletter September 2018

Dear Kingsmead Community Welcome to the third term of 2018. I love this term as we have returned to warm weather and to a campus …

Our Connection: Issue 29 2018

Dear Parents “Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s …

Our Connection: Issue 28 2018

Dear Parents Mind the Gap! One of the marvels of working in a Junior School environment is the rapid growth and development of our students …

Our Connection: Issue 27 2018

Dear Parents WHY DO WE GO TO SCHOOL? It would be an interesting study to ask adults today what they learnt at school. I know …

Our Connection: Issue 26 2018

Dear Parents At the start of the third term, we celebrate the joy of Spring. The gardens begin to blossom, the mornings are a little …

Our Connection: Issue 25 2018

Dear Parents We have reached the end of another successful term. Thank you to the parents for your ongoing support, the teachers for your commitment …

Our Connection: Issue 24 2018

Dear Parents WHAT LEADS TO AN EFFECTIVE SCHOOL? I have shared the opinion before that an effective school rests on the community partnership between parents …

Our Connection: Issue 23 2018

Dear Parents Remembering Madiba This week we spend time remembering Nelson Mandela and the legacy he left behind. Our Grade 7 Leaders shared the true …

Our Connection: Issue 22 2018

Dear Parents IT IS TIME TO SHINE! Every young girl in our care deserves to be seen, cared for and acknowledged in one way or …

Kingsmead Newsletter June 2018

Dear Kingsmead Community Welcome back from half term and I hope that you found the time to rest and recoup from the busy beginning of …

Our Connection: Issue 20 2018

Dear Parents A Note on Awards Our students at Kingsmead are recognized for both their individual growth and achievements as well as their contribution to …

Our Connection: Issue 19 2018

Dear Parents This is a week to raise awareness at our school regarding the individual responsibility that rests with each of our girls to make …

Our Connection: Issue 18 2018

Dear Parents Today is World Environment Day. Our Environment Committee is raising awareness within our school and will start initiating some deliberate campaigns that will …

Kingsmead Newsletter May 2018

Dear Kingsmead Community Welcome back to Term II and I wish you a happy, healthy and productive term ahead. We started the term with a …

Our Connection: Issue 17 2018

Dear Parents Congratulations to our netball players for a fantastic season. I am confident that as the season closes this week, the girls will reflect …

Our Connection: Issue 16 2018

Dear Parents The Junior School is alive with activity. The girls remain fully engaged in their learning and extracurricular involvement despite the winter chill. I …

Our Connection: Issue 15 2018

Dear Parents The activities and opportunities presented this past week reflect our strong intent to foster a culture and ethos of life-long learning. As an …

Our Connection: Issue 14 2018

Dear Parents It’s Book Week and we are exploring the joy, relevance and gift of reading at all levels! Our Grade 7 Library committee presented …

Our Connection: Issue 13 2018

Dear Parents Welcome back! I hope our girls and teachers have had a wonderful few weeks at home or away on holiday in preparation for …

OKA Newsletter: April 2018

A note from Kirsten Legg Head of the OKA 2018 holds endless opportunities for each one of us as parents, pupils and old girls.  Every …

Our Connection: Issue 12 2018

Dear Parents This will be the last newsletter for the term. It is good to celebrate the conclusion of my first full year at Kingsmead. …

Kingsmead Newsletter March 2018

Dear Kingsmead Community We are nearing the end of a very successful term and I must thank everyone who has played a part in such …

Our Connection: Issue 11 2018

Dear Parents Thank you to the PTA and our parent body for the organization of the Movie Night on Friday. The rain stayed away and …

Our Connection: Issue 10 2018

Dear Parents My sincere thanks goes to Mrs AK and the coaching team for taking over 50 girls away this weekend to Camp Discovery. The …

Our Connection: Issue 9 2018

Dear Parents This is the only full week left of the term. The remaining weeks are short weeks, interrupted by a few school holidays. We …

Our Connection: Issue 8 2018

Dear Parents I hope that our girls, their families and our staff embraced the mid-term break fully and have returned with a renewed sense of …

Kingsmead Newsletter February 2018

Dear Kingsmead Community Half term has come upon us quickly and I am sure that the girls and staff are in need of a well-earned …

Our Connection: Issue 7 2018

Dear Parents FRANC HA LEAL- FREE AND LOYAL As Kingsmead girls and teachers, we are responsible for our individual lifelong learning, ensuring intellectual freedom and …

Our Connection: Issue 6 2018

Dear Parents Our girls are shining; shining in so many ways! Kingsmead girls are finding their individual gifts as they move forward in 2018. Thank …

Our Connection: Issue 5 2018

Dear Parents Our girls have settled and are living each day with energy and enthusiasm. The Grade 5 and 6 girls returned from camp on …

Our Connection: Issue 4 2018

Dear Parents The Grade 7 girls were celebrated as the new leaders of our school for 2018. To lead is to be part of something …

Kingsmead Newsletter January 2018

Dear Kingsmead Community Welcome to the start of a wonderful new year, filled with possibilities and exciting opportunities. Welcome to the new girls – particularly …

Our Connection: Issue 3 2018

Dear Parents Thank you to all the parents who attended our information evenings. It was wonderful to share some insight with you as well as …

Our Connection: Issue 2 2018

“It is not happiness that brings us gratitude, it is gratitude that brings us happiness” New beginnings attract a warm sense of gratitude. Our girls …

Our Connection: Issue 1 2018

Dear Parents I warmly welcome all parents back to the start of a new school year. I look forward to welcoming all our girls back …

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