Our Connection: Issue 37 2018

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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 generosity will result in thanksgiving to God”

2 Corinthians 9:11

“To whom much is given, much is required” Luke 12:48

It is at this time of the year that we observe true generosity of spirit and a culture of giving. Thank you to our parents who have assisted us in all our service initiatives this year. Our girls have contributed so much on so many levels to organisations which exist for the benefit of the community at large. The pure love of giving is something which comes so naturally for our young girls. For this I am grateful.

We endeavour to promote a culture where girls not only give items and money as a means to assist community service initiatives. It is also important for girls to develop a desire to give of their time and selves in service. To truly learn from community service initiatives, it is important for children to develop meaningful relationships with partnerships and commit to service over a period of time. In 2019 we will be aligning our service initiatives as grade initiatives which will continue over a period of time. This is an exciting structure that allows for consistency and exposure to many initiatives. The girls will get the opportunity to visit or engage with the community directly. Communication in this regard will be sent at the start of 2019.

As you prepare for the year-end celebrations, I wish you all happiness and joy.

Kim Lowman – Head: Junior School

 

WEEK AHEAD:

Thursday 22 November:

  • 17:30 Grade 4 and 5 Music Concert

Friday 23 November:

  • Inyoni and entrepreneurial market day
  • JS EC Sports end

Monday 26 November:

  • 07:45 Music Assembly
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Grade 000 – 3 Parent interviews

Tuesday 27 November: 

  • Grade 7 Cake and Candy

Grade 000 – 3 Parent Interviews – Monday 26 November: 14:00 – 18:00 (Bookings now open on the Engage portal)

Grade 4 Student-led conferences – Wednesday 28 November and Thursday 29 November: 14:00 – 18:00 (Bookings will open Wednesday, 21 November)

Grade 5 – 7 Student-let conferences – Thursday 29 November: 14:00 – 18:00 (Bookings will open Wednesday, 21 November)

ARTS AND MUSIC:

Congratulations to our Grade 6 & 7 and Grade 0 & 1 musicians who performed brilliantly at the recent Music Concerts! We look forward to the Grade 2 & 3 and Grade 4 & 5 concerts this week:

Tuesday 20 November: Grade 2 & 3 at 17h30 in the Joel hall

Thursday 22 November: Grade 4 & 5 at 17h30 in the Joel hall

Dance & Drama Assembly:

On Monday 3 December our dance and drama girls will have the opportunity to perform for their friends. The assembly will start at 8h30 and should conclude at 9h30. Should your daughter want to perform at this assembly, please contact Elsabé Fourie on efourie@kingsmead.co.za

Denise’s Ballet girls and the Dance Mouse girls will be informed by Denise/Genetia if they are performing; Gera from ‘Creative Ant’ will let her girls know who will be performing at this assembly.

Elsabé Fourie – Director of Arts & Music

SPORTS NEWS:

Congratulations to our divers, novice and experienced for their effort this past week. It was impressive to see the number of young divers coming through the ranks. If there ever is a sport that requires courage, it has to be diving! As a diver you are completely exposed to the weather elements; height of the board as well as the social element of standing on your own for all the spectators to see. When the dives did not go according to plan (as could be heard when the diver landed horizontally, and the crowd winced in solidarity with the diver), it was encouraging to see the comradery between the divers regardless of allegiance. So, to all the Kingsmead divers it is with the utmost respect I acknowledge you and commend you on following through on our school motto. May you always be courageous in your endeavours.

Diving

Inter High Diving Competition (15th and 17th November 2018) held at St Mary’s School.

Grade 3B

  • 8th Mhile Ngani
  • 6th Lily Bona

Gr 4B

  • 14th Makhutsie Moloi
  • 9th Nicole Dyer

Grade 4A

  • 11th Lusanda Nazo
  • 9th Hope Ngwenya

Grade 5B

  • 12th Matsie Mageza
  • 11th Nuhaa Mohommed

Grade 5A

  • 14th Victoria Staples
  • 8th Morgan Easter

Grade 6B

  • 10th Tessa Gutierrez-Garcia
  • 6th Zara Motala

Grade 6A

  • 11th Haana Patel
  • 10th Andza Mbelengwe

Grade 7B

  • 11th Elis O’Mara
  • 10th Scarlett Muirhead

Grade 3A

  • 11th Emma Gray
  • 9th Rouxle O’Neill

Grade 7A

14th Julia Aspoas

6th Katharine Jones

B-Team Final Results

7th St Domincs; 6th Kingsmead; 5th St Stithians; 4th Rodean; 3rd St Andrews; 2nd Brescia; 1st St Marys

A-Team Final Results

 10th St Domincs; 9th Bryaneven; 8th Bryadale; 7th Educlnc; 6th Kingsmead; 5th St Stithians; 4th Rodean; 3rd Brescia; 2nd St Andrews; 1st St Mary’s


Grade 1-3 APPS Gala 

The Kingsmead Grade 1-3 swimming team took part in the annual Auckland Park Preparatory School. We are proud of their achievements as they showed much improved from last year. They were placed 2nd out of 9 schools behind St Marys’ Waverly. Congratulations to all the swimmers and the coaches. APPS gala certificates will be handed out at the EC assembly on Tuesday 4th December 2019.


94.7 Cycle

Congratulations to Scarlett Moore who competed her 3rd 94.7 ride over the weekend braving the intense heat on her mountain bike. This is an amazing feat indeed.

SPORT ENDS ON THE 23RD NOVEMBER 2018

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Tennis Challenges

14 January 2019                      08h00 – 12h00

15 January 2019                      08h00 – 12h00

Swimming Trials

16 January 2019                      Grade 3; 4; 5

17 January 2019                      Grade 6; 7

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