Our Connection: Issue 12 2019

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Dear Parents

Semester 1 Awards                                         

Our students at Kingsmead are recognized for both their individual growth and achievements as well as their contribution to a group. We strive to recognise achievements so as to:

  • Celebrate the individual achievements of students across the academic, sport, art and cultural platforms.
  • Foster a sense of intrinsic motivation as opposed to acting in a manner for extrinsic recognition.
  • Develop a realistic sense of self in comparison to personal progress within a healthy competitive environment
  • Encourage holistic development at a developmentally appropriate level.

While excellence is encouraged and celebrated in a number of ways, it is also imperative to focus on the process of learning and personal growth which occurs during this journey.

Students are acknowledged and celebrated in a number of ways:

  • Immediate acknowledgement in the classroom and within extramural environments
  • Public communication in newsletters and social media posts where appropriate
  • Weekly assemblies, morning connections and break times
  • Celebratory final semester and term assemblies

At the end of this week, being the conclusion of our first semester of 2019, we will be holding a formal assembly. At this assembly, the Gillespie Cup, Nominations for Cartwright-Goodwill Cup, Music Certificates, Inyoni Awards, as well as the Grade 1 – 7 Franc Ha Leal will be acknowledged.

As this is a formal occasion, we request that students come dressed in their school uniform (Grade 7 to come in their number 1s). At the conclusion of the assembly at 10h00, Grade 4 -7 girls will get dressed into their house t-shirts and skorts to play Netball for 10h30 – 12h30. The Junior Primary will continue with a normal academic school day after assembly.

The PTA will be holding a Cake and Candy sale as well as selling boerewors rolls at the Netball courts. Please bring small monetary denominations.

We look forward to this exciting event.

We wish you all a safe and happy break over half-term. We look forward to welcoming you back to Semester Two, starting Monday 8 July.

Report Process:

  • Twice a year reports will be sent out to you as a parents. End of the Academic Semester 1 in June and end of Semester 2 in December.
  • A reminder of how to access your reports on the Engage Portal.
  • Please go to the website: https://engage.kingsmead.co.za
  • Your Username is your email address.
  • If you cannot remember your password, please reset by clicking on the link “Forgot Password?”
  • Please test that you can log in before 26th
  • For Semester 1, the reports will be released between 13h00 and 16h00 on Friday, 28 June. This is a long process, so please be patient.
  • Once you have logged in, select your daughter’s name and the reports are found under the “Assessment Reports” tab.

SECURITY: EXIT PASS
A reminder to all parents, guardians and caregivers. If you have made arrangements for your daughters to leave school early, for whatever reason, you will need to collect an exit pass from reception. Our security guards will not allow children to leave the premises early without an exit pass.

Should you have any further queries regarding reports, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Tarryn McLaren, the Acting head of Academics tmclaren@kingsmead.co.za

Tarryn Mclaren
Acting Head of Academics

 

Don’t miss out on this year’s Grade 7 Production!

Drought Breaker is based on an African folk tale tradition and explores elements of the Ancient Greek choral verse and Medieval mystery plays.
It is an original piece that showcases the talents and hard work of our Grade 7 students.
Every aspect of this production is managed by the students from make-up and costumes to back-stage and marketing. Click here to book ticket
Optional supper can be purchased by clicking this link: To order supper click here
Soft drinks, chips and sweets will also be on sale by the PTA.

MUSIC

Kingsmead Music Celebration
Congratulations to all our magnificent young musicians who performed with such enthusiasm and energy at the recent Music Celebration. It was a joy to watch the obvious enjoyment of making music. Thank you for all the donations of wine and sherry and all the parents who came to support this wonderful event!

Upcoming Events

Please note the new starting time of our concerts: 18h00 not 17h30. This is to accommodate our working parents. Tea and coffee will be available from 17h30.

Tuesday 9 July 18:00-19:00 Grade 3 & 4 Music Concert Joel hall
Tuesday 16 July 18:00-19:00 Grade 1 & 2 Music Concert Joel hall
Thursday 18 July 18:00-20:00 JS Magic of Music Linder Auditorium
Tuesday 23 July 18:00-19:00 Grade 5-7 Music Concert Joel hall
Saturday 3 August 9:00-16:00 JS & SS Marimba Fun Day Kingsmead

Elsabé Fourie
Director of Arts & Music

SPORTS

From the Sports’ Desk
Netball

Parent, Guardian and Daughters Netball

A huge thank you to all the parents and guardians who participated in the fun Netball morning on Saturday. It was a fun morning enjoyed by all. The pupils sure did give their parents and coaches a run for their money.

Grade 3 Inter House

This will take place on Thursday 27 June at 14h00-16h00. Girls to please bring their skorts and house shirts.

Grade 4 -7 Inter House Netball will take place on Friday 28 June 2019 at 10h30–13h00. Girls to please bring their skorts and house shirts.

EC Schedule

Practices will continue as per current EC schedule with the exception of the grade 7 pupils who will be busy with production rehearsals. EC Term 2B will be posted on the school APP this week.

Hockey

Please see Hockey fixtures below for 2019.

Date Teams Grades Venue
21 June TBC 4 -7 Friendly TBC
12 July St Mary’s vs. Kingsmead 4 – 7 4&5 (H) 6&7 (A)
13 July Gr. 6 & 7 B & C team festival @ St Mary’s and St Stithians
18 July Kingsmead/Holy Rosary/APPS 3 Kingsmead
19 July Brescia House vs. Kingsmead 4 – 7 4&5 (A) 6&7 (H)
19 July St Mary’s DSG Festival 6A & 7A  St Mary’s DSG Pretoria
24 July Gr. 3 festival @ Roedean
26 July Kingsmead vs. St Peter’s 4 – 7 4&5 (A) 6&7 (H)
27 July Gr. 4 festival @ St Peter’s College and Gr. 5@ St Andrew’s
1 August St Teresa’s/Kingsmead/

St Stithians

3 Kingsmead
2 August St Stithians/Kingsmead/St Teresa’s 4 – 7 4&5 @ St Stithians
6 @ Wanderers
7 @ Kingsmead

Equestrian

SANESA QUALIFIER 4 – 15th and 16th of June

The last qualifier before regional teams are chosen was held on the 15th and 16th of June. Congratulations to the following girls:

Francesca Logan:

1st in Level 3 Working Riding

2nd in Level 1 Equitation

Jade Anderson:

1st in Level 3 In-hand Utility

1st in Level 4 Equitation

2nd in Level 1 Performance Riding

2nd in Level 4 Show Jumping Round 2

4th in Level 4 Show Jumping Round 1

Katherine Papadopoulos:

2nd in Level 1 Show Jumping Round 1

4th in Level 1 Show Jumping Round 2

Nuhaa Patel:

1st in Level 0 Working Riding

Rania Motara:

1st in Level 1 Performance Riding

1st in Level 1 In-hand Utility

1st in Level 2 Dressage Test A

3rd in Level 1 Working Riding

Sarah Florence:

1st in Level 3 Show Jumping Round 1

1st in Level 3 Show Jumping Round 2

Taylor Prinsloo:

4th in Level 1 Prix Caprilli Test B

Zuhayra Ebrahim:

3rd in Level 1 Dressage Test B

Well done to all the girls.

Sheillah Muchauraya
Junior School Head of Sports

SERVICE

 

Kingsmead is proud to be a valued Partner School of the Realema Teacher Intern Programme. Realema helps dedicated black students who struggle to afford a tertiary education, to study for a teaching degree, while gaining valuable work experience as full-time interns at top schools. Three Realema students live and work as interns at Kingsmead, while a fourth student completed her degree and internship at Kingsmead last year and is now a teacher in the Junior School.

On 27 August 2019 from 16h00 to 20h00, KAMERS/Makers will run a bespoke Moonlight Market at St John’s College, where all ticket sales will go towards Realema.

It will be a special evening of live music, spot prizes, a spring table demonstration by the inimitable Sandy Wood of Sandy’s Kitchen (https://sandyskitchensa.com/) and first pick of all the brand-new merchandise that will be on offer for the rest of the week.

Moonlight Market tickets are R150 per person and can be used to visit KAMERS/Makers all week long. Kingsmead students may help Realema sell tickets, for which they will receive three community hours for every booklet of seven tickets sold. Every 100 Moonlight Market tickets sold will pay a student’s UNISA fees for one year!

Tickets will also be available online at plankton.mobi. Be sure to purchase specifically the Moonlight Market tickets to support Realema and benefit from the specials mentioned above. It is also quite the easiest and most enjoyable way to help them grow teachers for tomorrow!

Jenny Venter
Director of Service

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