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 contributions to our school. Throughout the month, they inspired our students, helped the Matric Class of 2021 prep for their final exams and, as always, helped them achieve incredible things. See our October 2021 highlights below.
On 5 October we celebrated World Teacher’s Day! We have immense gratitude for our teachers at Kingsmead College, and at schools all over the world. Thank you for all you do to teach, nurture and grow the future. We see you and we salute you.
What an amazing way to spend the evening of World Teacher’s Day with a Secret Sunset organised and gifted to our staff by our fabulous PTA. It was an opportunity to let go and have some fun! We had a blast!
We are incredibly proud of Grace Hefer who participated in the National Gymnastics Competition held in Pretoria on 4 October. Grace was awarded gold for beam and on average was top across all four disciplines. She won the competition and is now the Level 7 South African Gymnastics Champion!
Congratulations Grace! Your grit, determination and hard work has definitely paid off.
Our Grade 0-3 students were delighted to meet Miss South Africa 2020, Shudufhadzo Musida, when she visited Kingsmead to read her book, Shudu Finds Her Magic. It tells the story of her upbringing and shares important messages of kindness, loving yourself and believing that you can be anything you want to be!
Congratulations to our newly inducted leaders for 2022. Emma Tindle (Deputy Head: Pastoral), Tayyeba Peer (Head Girl) and Nazrana Jhavary (Deputy Head: Discipline and Organisation). Wishing your team all the best for the year ahead!
Wow! Our Junior School students are sharing the most incredible achievements with us in all sorts of disciplines including ballet, gymnastics, horseriding and even karting! You can read more about these fabulous achievements in our weekly newsletter. Congratulations to our students for their persistence, determination and hard work!
On 15 October, our Junior School teachers and students “wore it wild” in support of the World Wildlife Foundation!
This year’s SACEE Competition was fierce with 300 entries in total. Congratulations to Leah Falcon who came first in the Senior Monologue section, and Lusanda Twala and Kira King who both won a bronze certificate in the Junior Story section. An incredible achievement, well done!
We would like to congratulate Lalu Hu-Grobbelaar on becoming the new Acrobatic champion in her age group. Lalu placed first at the AESA Acrobatic Sports Championships which took place in Pretoria. Well done, Lalu!
The South African Guide Dogs Association, the service partner organisation for the Grade 1s in 2021, visited Grade 1A and Grade 1K. The girls learned more about what the Association does and got to give the adorable dogs lots of cuddles.
We are proud to announce that one of the winning advertisements from the 2020 Kingfisher Awards has won the ‘Curriculum Challenge’ category of the 2021 Excellence in Education Awards! Congratulations to the 2020 Grade 9 team: Julia Aspoas, Hannah Jadwat and Margot Covary.
Congratulations to Mia Stuart and Megan Taylor who were elected to the Johannesburg Junior Council. Without a doubt, these two students will be excellent ambassadors for Kingsmead College in 2022 and we wish them a successful year ahead.
We wished the Kingsmead College Class of 2021 and all Matrics across the country well as they began their final examinations!