Our Connection: Issue 10 2019

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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 Friday, 31 May, 2019 together with our annual Inyoni day.

Africa Day is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the Organization of African Unity (OAI now the AU) from its creation in May 25, 1963 in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made, while reflecting upon the common challenges that the continent face in a global environment.

In line with our philosophy of a Growth Mindset we are collaborating from Grades 0 – 3 and Grades 4 – 7.  The girls will complete several, diverse challenges around the campus while learning about the African continent, its countries and its features.

Inyoni, our Thinking mascot, will accompany the girls on their journey as they develop the Habits of Mind Thinking Interdependently’ and ‘Gathering Data through all our senses’. The products of their flipped classroom studies will be showcased in the Joel Hall and will form part of the Amazing African Ramble.

 

 

 

 

 

Tarryn Mclaren – Acting Head of Academics

 

Junior Primary Reading Breakfast

 

Thank you to all our Junior Primary families who joined us on Tuesday morning for our Reading Breakfast.  It was wonderful to see our girls so engaged in their books, while being able to spend precious time with you all.  Reading with your child is one of the most important factors in developing lifelong learners and lovers of reading.

Irene Ilsley – Head of Junior Primary

SERVICE NEWS

Book Fair

On Saturday 25 May, we hosted 29 children from our Buddy Reading program at the Book Fair. The children had an amazing morning taking part in the workshops on offer and had so much fun enjoying our beautiful facilities.

The children thoroughly enjoyed being treated to cold drinks, hamburgers and pizza. The buddies were given some brand new books from Exclusive Books. Upon reflection of the morning the buddies said, “Book Fair is the highlight of their year.”

A word from Hooked On Books

A special thanks to Kingsmead College for supporting Hooked on Books and our book sales last week. Thanks to Kingsmead we were in a position to donate a set of our books to LIV – Lanseria and Ithuteng Afterschool.

Ithuteng Afterschool is the community outreach arm of the larger organisation LIV Lanseria, a village for foster children and abandoned babies. They are in the heart of Joe Slovo (an informal settlement just past Lanseria airport). They offer homework help, tutoring and various workshops to learners from grades 1 to 12 as well as Bible study workshops.

A special note of thanks from Education Manager LIV Lanseria, Farrah Quarmby:

“THANK YOU Hooked on Books for giving us a free show and for all the awesome books – I was blown away when I saw that many of them were NEW. We are so used to getting used books that have been very well-loved, so thank you this is a real treat! We already had kids asking us after the show on Friday if they could take the books out the library – they desperately want to read There’s a snake in my school by David Walliams!”

Lisakhanya iKusasa thanks Kingsmead College Junior School and Travelling Bookhop for yet again choosing them to benefit from a wide range of brand new books for their Reading Club.

 

Lauren Myburgh

Junior School Head of Service

 

MUSIC 

St David’s & Kingsmead Choir Evening Wednesday 22 May

Congratulations to our Grade 2, 3 and 4-7 Choirs for their enthusiastic and confident performances at the Kingsmead and St David’s Combined Choirs Evening last week. Well done to all our young musicians and thank you to our parents for your support.

Save the date!

More information will be posted to the Live Calendar and in the Arts & Music section of the app:

Saturday 8 June Kingsmead Music Eisteddfod: Junior & Senior School Individual Musicians

9h00 – 12h00 @ Kingsmead Music Department

Tuesday 11 June Kingsmead Music Celebration

(All Junior & Senior Music groups: Orchestra & Choirs)

SPORTS NEWS

EQUESTRIAN NEWS

SANESA Qualifier 3 – 18th and 19th of May

The Kingsmead Team had 13 girls that competed at Kyalami Equestrian Park across a range of disciplines. We had a fantastic weekend. Special mention must be made to the following girls for being placed top in their classes:

Francesca Logan: 1st in Level 1 Working Hunter, 1st in Level 3 Working Riding, 3rd in Level 1 Equitation, 4th in Level 1 Prix Caprilli and 4th in Level 3 Show Jumping.

Jade Anderson: 1st in Level 1 Performance Riding, 1st in Level 3 Performance Riding, 1st in Level 4 Equitation, 2nd in Level 3 In-hand Utility and 4th in Level 2 Dressage Test A.

Nuhaa Patel: 1st in Level 0 Working Riding.

Rania Motara: 1st in Level 1 Working Riding, 1st in Level 1 In-hand Utility, 2nd in Level 1 Performance riding and 3rd in Level 2 Dressage Test A.

Zuhayra Ebrahim: 2nd in Level 1 Dressage Test B.

Well done girls!

Sheillah Denenga – Head of Junior School Sport 

 

 

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