2018 TERM 3 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents/Guardians

 The term started with a hauntingly beautiful memorial to Mr Bruinders with exemplary comportment of our students and ended with the celebration of our traditional mini world. It was an exhausting term for students and teachers who proved their versatility by excelling in different fields across the curriculum spectrum. This despite the onerous demand of the CAPS system with its focus on assessment. In the academic arena, we trust that you will scrutinise your child’s progress report very carefully. This is particularly important for the Grade 12s who have written their last internal examination. 

Parents please note that the learner report card is an official document and should be filed by you. A fee of R20 will be charged for a reprint of a report card.

Welcome to Ms Cogill who joined the English and History Departments.

ART FLOURISHES AT LIVINGSTONE

 

Kayla Jefthas’ (9T) art was exhibited at the Western Cape Provincial Visual Art Gala Celebration in Stellenbosch, on 15 September. Her Madiba portrait and Keenan Cupido’s (11M) Madiba portrait featured in the Madiba and Children coffee-table book. Art Times (South Africa’s leading visual arts publication) also featured the work of Christine Cox (11M).

 

 

SECOND IN WESTERN CAPE PHYSICAL SCIENCE DEBATING COMPETITION 

Five Grade 11 learners from Livingstone High School in Claremont were awarded second place in the Western Cape in a Science Debate on 25 August 2018. The Debate ,organised by SAASTE – the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement – was held at the Cape Town Science Centre.

For the provincial finals, pupils researched and debated on the topic: Can hydrogen fuel cell technology (HFCT) be an important contributor to solving the energy needs of schools and other organisations with high societal importance.

(From left to right, the learners are Siyamamkele Siboto, Zaieba Dalvie, Zoe-Angelique Petersen, Imaan Levy and Yazeed Jacobs).

SAICA BUSINESS WINNERS BRING PRIZE OF R8000.00 TO SCHOOL 

Grade 10 and 11 Livingstonians participated in the SAICA (The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) Business Game Competition. Their acumen for business and superb accounting skills led to them winning the first prize of R8000.00 for Livingstone

Model United Nations Debate

A debate based on the United Nations General Assembly model – with the topic of Sustainable Cities – took place in the chambers of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on Saturday 22 September 2018.

Livingstone represented South Africa in the debate, which involved teams from 12 high schools. After a long and intensive argument and a vigorous period of international lobbying, Livingstone was runners –up to the delegation of China in the overall competition.

Victor Mupfururi of Livingstone was adjuded to have been the best male speaker in the competition, while his team members – Amirah Brenner, Siyamamkele Siboto, Fargjhanda Joseph and Amirah Ebrahim all performed creditably.

 

We strongly urge more learners to join the Society and to participate in future debates.

 

Livingstone honoured at School Heritage Celebration

The Centre for Conservation Education honoured Livingstone High School as one of the ten oldest schools in the area. The school was honoured for its strength and survival in the face of adversity as the apartheid government tried to interfere with its curriculum, jailed and exiled its teachers, refused to fill vacant teachers’ posts, forced out the “white” teachers and the “black” learners, closed primary feeder schools around the school and shut the school for weeks at a time. The learners presented a speech on the rich heritage of Livingstone High. The learners were Amahle Ncaza, Raadiyah Abrahams, Victor Mupfururi, Amaarah Diedricks, Christine Cox, Kayla Jepthas, Keenan Cupido.

 

FASHION SHOW 2018

This fundraising event was initiated by the Grade 11 learners and took place on the 9 and 10 August.

The Grade 11 learners showed great leadership, initiative and dedication to making this event both a social and financial success.

The Theme this year was PERFECTION : Confident in our own skin and the aim was to show that no matter the names you are called, the shape of your body, the style of your hair or the clothes you choose to wear; perfection is an individual feeling.

The Fashion Show raised in total: R42 400.

We would like to thank the Livingstone community and their friends for supporting this endeavour.

 

a Letter of thanks from WPBTS on the Winter Chllenge.

 

“ Thank you for taking up the winter donor rep challenge. You really helped us ensure a sufficient blood supply! Congratulations on excelling in the challenge. The clinic target was 60. There were 115 in attendance and 76 units were collected.”

 

Supportive alumni Liza Daniels (1989) arranged for the donation of over R200,000 worth of books.

 

 

SPORTS RESULTS

Livingstone high participated in the INFITNO FIVES tournament at Vista Nova high. We ended 3rd in our group and played in the plate section. In the semi-final we played against Vista Nova B and beat them   2-1. The plate finals was against Siviwe High. Livingstone was victorious by beating them 2-0.

Acadia WON the winners’ section. 

Soccer Results for the third term

 

BOYS UNDER 19

Livingstone    2

Groote Schuur         3

Livingstone   2

Groote Schuur        2

Livingstone   1

Wynberg                0

BOYS UNDER 17

Livingstone   5

Rondebosch  B        0

Livingstone  2

Rondebosch  A        2

Livingstone  3

Alexander Sinton   3          

Livingstone 2

Groote Schuur        2

Livingstone 5

Wynberg                  0

                   BOYS UNDER 15

Livingstone 3

Groote Schuur        2

Livingstone 4

Pinelands                 2

Livingstone 2

Rondebosch B         3

Livingstone 1

Rondebosch A         3

Livingstone 2

Groote Schuur A    4

Livingstone 2

Groote Schuur  B   2

Livingstone 0

Wynberg                 4

                   BOYS UNDER 14

Livingstone 0

Wesley Prac             1

Livingstone 3

Vista Nova                0

NETBALL – Congratulations to our winners!

Livingstone vs  Holy Cross

U14

9

3

U19

38

7

 

Livingstone vs Voortrekker

U14

3

2

U19

18

4

 

             Livingstone vs Batavia

U19

18

 10

 

NEWS FROM THE RCL

The RCL hosted an Assembly in the hall in celebration of Women’s Day. The theme for this assembly was: Celebrating the Strength of Women. Various items in song, dance, poetry reading and rap music were performed., each paying tribute to the strength of women in this country. Prof Karen Johnston who attended Livingstone from 1985 -1989 and who is currently in Canada, sent an article to the school which was then presented at this occasion. Her article focussed on the importance of women in positions of power in this country.

She ended of her article as follows: It is a privilege to write this article as a small part of Women’s Day at Livingstone. The school and its staff have nurtured and provided development opportunities for its students. It is hoped that among you there are future leaders who will help to improve the lives of others.”

The RCL also initiated a placard demonstration in protest against the heinous crime of child abduction. We thank those learners who added their voices in protest against the onslaught on our youth. 

 

  THE WELFARE SOCIETY 

 

On Sunday 16 September a group of Welfare members assisted staff at Alexandria Hospital in Maitland with their “one 2 one” initiative. A fun filled day was enjoyed by patients and volunteers.

Madiba Day was supported by the Livingstone community by very generous cash donations , which were donated to the Saartjie Baartman Centre.

 

Our gratitude to those who kindly donated clothing to St Luke’s “Fill-a –Bin” drive.

 

MINI WORLD 

Special sports awards

 

Netball                                                                                                            

Kirstie Adams: netball player of the year - u/19                         

Laai'qah Ferris: grade 12 netball most consistent player - u/19                            

Haneefah Kenny: netball player of the year - u/16                           

Kaydee Philander: netball most consistent player - u/16

Yusrah Adams: netball player of the year - u/14                       

Jahaan Alexander: netball most consistent player - u/14 soccer       

                                                                                                       

Soccer

Jumah Alih: soccer player of the year - u/14                               

Sibulele Ngwane: soccer most consistent player - u/14                                                                                                   

Taufeeq Rahbeeni: soccer player of the year - u/15                                

Ntsikayethu Hermanus: soccer most consistent player - u/15                                                                                                                              

Aidan Poole: soccer player of the year - u/17                             

Xavier Pasqualle: soccer most consistent year - u/17                             

Jude Classen: soccer player of the year - u/19                           

Darian Visagie: soccer most consistent player - u/19          

                    

Sport administrator                                                                                                     

Joel Jantjies: soccer sports administrator   

 

                                                                                                             

Athletics                                                                                                          

Kelsey Fourie: athletics /track and field                        

Kirstie   Adams: athletics /track and field                                                     

Saarah  Conrad: athletics /track and field        

                                                                                                                                       

Cross country                                                                                                 

Ester Louwskitt - cross country    most consistent runner                         

Zainul-Abideen  Sahib - cross country     most improved runner                           

Abdul-Muiizz     Adams - cross country  runner of the year                                 

 

Girls soccer                                                                                                    

Jade Vlotman: girls soccer most consistent player     

                                                                

PARENT INVIGILATION

 

A very big THANK YOU to our parents who assisted with invigilation of the Grade 12 Preparatory Examinations. The parents are:

 Mrs S. Oosthuizen, Mrs F.Erasmus,  Mrs J. Hendricks-Manan, Mrs B. Siljeur and Mrs C. Thompson.

Please contact Ms Ganie at the school if you are willing to assist with the invigilation of the November examinations.

 

We would like to encourage more parents to avail themselves for the November examinations.

Please contact Ms Ganie at the school if you are willing to assist.   

 

CELL PHONE POLICY

The cell phone policy of the school clearly states that cell phones are to be switched off from 8:00 am until the end of the school day, and includes the defaulters’ class and any extra class taking place after school. There is an increasing tendency for students to walk around during the intervals with ear phones in their ears. This is also unacceptable and the ear phones and cell phone to which it is attached will be confiscated. The school will not be held responsible for cell phones that disappear during the school day.

 

 

UNIFORM POLICY

Please be advised that students must adhere to the dress code of the school. Any items that do not form part of the official school uniform, will be confiscated.

 

PARENT REMINDERS

  1. Parents must make appointments to see teachers. This must be at a convenient time for both teacher and parent. Teachers are engaged in a teaching programme and are not always available at short notice.

 

  1. Parents / Visitors MUST report to reception when coming onto the school’s premises during school time. This is to ensure the safety and security of all students and teachers.

 

  1. Daily attendance during the post -examination period is vital for scrutiny of examination performance. Teachers also begin new work and absence during this period is detrimental to the education of your children.

 

GENERAL MATTERS

A very big THANK YOU to our parents who assisted with invigilation of the Grade 12 Preparatory Examinations. The parents are: , Mrs S. Oosthuizen, Mrs F.Erasmus,  Mrs J. Hendricks-Manan, Mrs B. Siljeur and Mrs C. Thompson.

Please contact Ms Ganie at the school if you are willing to assist with the invigilation of the November examinations.

FINANCIAL MATTERS

Special thanks to those parents/ guardians who are fully paid up or who are up to date with the payment of fees.  It remains a grave concern, however, that some fee accounts are HEAVILY OVERDUE. This non-compliance places an enormous strain on the school’s financial resources and our ability to meet our monthly financial commitments.

Please note that the entire account should be settled by 30 October 2018. If not the account will be handed over for debt collection.

 

BANKING DETAILS :

BANK :       First National Bank (Claremont)

BRANCH CODE : 200109

ACCOUNT NUMBER : 50151490642

ACCOUNT TYPE : Current Account

 

Please note that this is a fee-paying school. Delayed or non- payment of school fees has an adverse effect on the functioning of the school.  We urge parents to comply with and co-operate with the school on academic and  financial matters.

 

CONCLUSION

The Grade 12 Final Examination begins on 22 October 2018. The Livingstone staff and community wish them well in their preparations for the forthcoming  and very important examination.

 

School reopens on Tuesday, 9 October 2018.