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Our Connection: Issue 10 2022

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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 ahead for our future generations. It is also a time for us to reflect on the past, acknowledge the deep loss experienced and ensure that our future is brighter and filled with hope. The purpose of a good education is to prepare the youth to lead in the future. Thank you to our teachers and parents for the profound influence you have on our young students so that they are empowered to take our nation one step forward. Let us take the time to celebrate the courageous voices we hear daily as we stand up for what is right and true. Franc ha Leal – Free and Loyal. May Kingsmead always be a place where our values stand strong. May our community continue to come together in service to others, where we focus on purpose, possibility, happiness, courageous and responsible action to serve the next generation.

“The world is torn with strife and conflict of thought and belief – economic, political and religious – it has a need, as ever before, of thinking men and women, disciplined, controlled and sincere persons. I would like to feel that Kingsmead will send out considerate, disciplined, efficient women, but above all, women in some sense consecrated to the search after truth and happiness. Then indeed we need not fear that we can play our part in the world and play it worthily.” DV Thompson 1934

I wish our community a wonderful half term break. School closes at the normal published school times. Our second academic semester begins on Monday, 4 July. May you all find time for togetherness, rest, and warmth.

With love and Courage Always,
Kim Lowman
Head: Kingsmead Junior School

Tour De Maths Kingsmead College

Arts & Music

Congratulations to our Dancers
Well done to all our dancers who competed in WLDF’s All That Jazz competition. The results are excellent and testimony of our dancers’ continued efforts, enthusiasm and dedication. Thank you as well to our wonderful teachers Janelle and Almar from JOZIDANCE.

The Results include:  
Lyrical duo – first place (Jemima Keizan, Thandeka Nzimakwe)
Wonder group – first place (Scarlett Larsen, Caitlyn Jewel, Taylor Simpson, Thoriso Motshegoa, Aimee Schloss, Nala Mkhize and Lana Motea)

Solos:
Thoriso Motshegoa – first place
Aimee Schloss – third place
Taylor Simpson – 2nd place
Riley Vance – 6th place, she also qualifies to represent SA in Ireland, Dublin.
Jemima Keizan – 2nd place
Thandeka Nzimakwe – first place

Kingsmead & Pridwin African Music Festival
The enthusiastic performances of the Choir, Orchestra and Marimba bands at the African Music evening were an absolute delight to watch. The evening was the most fantastic celebration of South African music. Thank you to all our families for your support.

African Music evening Kingsmead College

Save the dates
We look forward to our upcoming Choir Festival on 12 and 13 July at Rosebank Union Church. The participating schools include:
Tuesday 12 July: Pridwin Preparatory School, St Peter’s Girls Prep, St Andrew’s School for Girls, CKPS
Wednesday 13 July: Redhill, The Ridge School, De La Salle Holy Cross College, Kingsmead College

We hope to see you there!

Choir Festival Poster Kingsmead College

Elsabé Fourie
Director of Arts & Music
efourie@kingsmead.co.za /

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Mia Loock
Head of Junior School Music
mloock@kingsmead.co.za

Sport

Hockey
Well done to all players who participated in our first hockey matches against Brescia & Auckland Park Preparatory School. The players really enjoyed being back on the field and in action.

Results:

GRADE 4GRADE 5
KMC C vs BH C 4-0 (WIN)KMC A vs BH A 0-5 (LOSS)
KMC B vs BH B 2-0 (WIN)KMC A vs APPS A 1-3 (LOSS)
KMC C vs BH D 2-2 (DRAW)KMC C vs BH C 1-2 (LOSS)
KMC A vs BH A 0-3 (LOSS)KMC B vs APPS B 1-1 (DRAW)
KMC B vs APPS B 3-0 (WIN)KMC B vs BH B 1-1 (DRAW)
KMC A vs APPS A 0-2 (LOSS)

 

GRADE 6 & 7
RESULTTEAMS
0-2 LOSSKMC 6A vs APPS 6A
0-1 WINBH 6A vs KC 6A
1-0 WINKMC 7A vs APPS 7A
1-0 WINKMC 7B vs APPS combo
1-0 WINKMC 7A vs BH 7A
0-5 LOSSKMC 6B vs APPS 6A
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District Hockey
Congratulations to Briony Grubb and Neo Mkwanazi who participated in a warmup tournament in preparation for their district tournament in June. The players played a total of 7 warm up games at Fourways High School, winning 3 games, drawing 2 and losing 2.

We wish them all the best for their tournament that will take place in Potchefstroom.

Equestrian Inter-Schools (SANESA) Qualifier 4:
Well done to our Kingsmead Prep riders who participated in the 4th and final Inter-schools’ qualifier. We now await the selections for the Gauteng regional teams. Regionals will take place on 29 and 30 July. We congratulate the Kingsmead Prep riders on the following results:

Mila Hozak
2nd – Handy Hunter (L1)
5th – Jumping 60cm – normal competition (L2)
7th – Equitation (L2)

Katherine Papadopoulos
1st – Handy Hunter (L5)
1st – Jumping normal competition 80cm
5th – Equitation (L4)

Hannah Cooke
1st – Prix Caprilli (L1)
1st – Handy Hunter (L1)
2nd – working riding (L3)
3rd – Performance riding (L3)
3rd – Dressage tests (L2)
7th – Jumping 60cm

Outside Sport

Maya Kylie Kingsmead College

We would like to congratulate Mya Brown and Kylie Dugmore on their recent achievement. They took part in their modern dancing exam and got amazing results. Mya received a platinum – 96% and Kylie received a gold – 88%. Congratulations to you both!

M. Botha Kingsmead College

Congratulations to Madison Botha for placing 5th in Breastroke and 6th in Backstroke at the Eastern Gauteng Aquatics Winter Swimming Gala which took place on Saturday 11 June.

Upcoming Events

Friday 8 July – Grade 4 & 5 Hockey vs St Andrew’s/St Katharine’s (Teams to be confirmed and on App by Wednesday)
– Matches will take place at Kingsmead.

Friday 8 July – Grade 6 & 7 Hockey vs St Andrew’s/St Katharine’s (Teams to be confirmed and on App by Wednesday)
– Matches will take place at St Andrew’s. ALL PLAYERS TO MEET AT THE GYM BY 13h00 TO TRAVEL ON BUS.

Saturday 9 July – Grade 6 Hockey Festival (A & B Teams) at St Mary’s
Saturday 9 July – Grade 7 Hockey Festival (A & B Teams) at St Stithian’s

A few reminders for parents & guardians:

  1. Please send any sport achievements (school & non-school) to Mrs. Hanekom.
  2. A reminder to please download the Kingsmead app as this will be the direct method of communication to parents on sport fixture days.
  3. All team lists will be published on the App by no later than the Tuesday for a Thursday fixture and the Wednesday before the Friday fixture.
  4. A reminder to refer to the week ahead document and the Term 1B/2 Sports information on the App under the Sport section.

Yours in sport
Shavaun Hanekom
Head: Junior School Sport

Winter Warmer 2022 Kingsmead College

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