2019 TERM 3 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents/Guardians

After an extremely busy third term 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 Gabriels who joined the Afrikaans Department. We bid farewell to Mr Phillipus ,who  retires from the teaching profession after a number of years of service.  We will miss his philosophic discussions and we thank him for his service rendered to the school. We  wish him much happiness with his family during his retirement.

 

Grade 12  hamlet production

On 18 July 2019, a theatre company known as “Hamlet for High Schools”, performed scenes from the Grade 12 prescribed play, “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare. The performance took place in our school hall and was well received by our Grade 12s who were attentive and well-behaved. The level of questions posed by our learners at the the cast members at the end of the performance, is indicative of our learners’ critical insight of the play.

 

The de Beers English Olympiad.

Four learners participated in the English Olympiad, which was written in March this year. Our learners did us proud with excellent results.

Raadhiyah Abrahams – silver award

Yazeed Jacobs- silver award

Aamirah Hashim – silver award

Aniqa Osman- bronze award

We thank the English Department for their guidance and support .

 

DONATION OF SMART TABLETS by DIEBOLD NIXDORF

Mr Osman Sahib, parent of Zuinul Sahib (matric 2018) was so impressed by his son’s matric academic achievements and by the values that his son  learnt at Livingstone High School that he recommended the school as a worthy recipient of  the CSI department of  Diebold Nixdorf. We thank him for his generosity of spirit and also thank Kammy Reddy the CSI business manager who made a special effort to assist our school.

Celebration was the theme of the hand  over ceremony which took place on 16 August.  The achievements of our current cohort of students were celebrated as we highlighted the achievements  of our present Livingstonians. The celebration of South African poetry and song showcased by our students wowed the audience and the representatives of Diebold Nixdorf, an international IT Solutions company. The Grade 11 jazz ensemble demonstrated the rhythm in their souls in their rendition of “Crazy”.

 

ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS

Tasneem  Darries (11G) and Tauriq September (11T) were awarded THIRD PRIZE at the competition held  at  Simon  van der Stel Primary School on 8 August.

Art works by Kayla Jefthas, Shaakirah Pretorius and a poem by Almaas Sabera (10D) were submitted for the GLOBAL DIGNITY CAMPAIGN.  They will discuss their work on 04 October 2019 at the IJR head office in Cape Town and thereafter attend the Global Dignity event on Robben Island from 15 to 16 October.

Grade 10 and 11 Art students also attended the Art 4Muholi School Programme on 19 September.

 

 

SPORT SOARS

During the intervals throughout the third term, the high-spirited cheers of competing classes could be heard during the interclass netball and soccer games. A massive thanks to those teacher organisers who lifted school spirit.

 

 

Livingstone Futsal Tournament

 

On  16 September, 12 teams competed in a Futsal Tournament to end off the term with a bit of fun. Futsal is a variation of soccer, with a smaller playing area and five people on a side. The staff team were cheered on as they played five matches nearly winning one of them, and as Mr Adhikarie said, "we considered this moment a teachable moment, by allowing the learners to take the win while showing them how to take a knock or two".  I'm sure the other teams would disagree regarding the staff soccer skills, especially the Young Stunners who took home the winning  prize. The learners and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day. According to Imtiyaaz Abrahams (10L), "It was a really a exciting/relaxing day after such a hectic term. It was really fun."

 

From left to right: The Young Stunners Luke Slinger (11G), Herschelle Maregele (11L), Thaafir Abrahams (10T), Irshaad Abrahams (11G) and Aashiq Andrews (11L)

 

Soccer Results for the third term

 

BOYS UNDER 19

Livingstone    3

Bishops        1

Livingstone   3

Rylands      0

Livingstone   1

Pinelands   0

Livingstone   2

Reddam     3

Livingstone   2

Grooteschuur  2

BOYS UNDER 17

Livingstone   3

Bishops        2

Livingstone  2

Rylands      4

Livingstone  3

Pinelands   5

Livingstone 3

Reddam     2

Livingstone 3

Grooteschuur 4

Livingstone 3

Westerford 3

                   BOYS UNDER 15

Livingstone 2

Sibelius       2

Livingstone 1

Pinelands     1

Livingstone 3

Grooteschuur  3

Livingstone 6

Constantia Waldorf    0

                   BOYS UNDER 14

Livingstone 2

Sibelius 3

Livingstone 0

Rylands   3

Livingstone 1

Bishops   2

                   G UNDER 14

Livingstone 2

Rylands 4

Livingstone 2

Grooteschuur  4

NETBALL – Congratulations to our winners!

Livingstone vs  Voortrekker

U16

22

8

U18

23

10

 

Livingstone vs Grooteschuur

U18

12

22

 

Livingstone vs Good Hope Seminary

U16

24

7

U18

32

10

 

NEWS FROM THE RCL

On 8 August, the RCL hosted an assembly in honour of Women’s Day. The theme of this year’s programme was the “Beauty of Women” and focused on challenging the conventional perspective of beauty. The learners once again showcased their amazing talent in song, dance, poetry reading and speech making.

In response to the attack on our women and children, particularly the tragic occurrence at the Post Office which is  literally a stone’s throw away from Livingstone High, the RCL embarked on a protest campaign. Our Learners were involved in observing a moment of silence, a placard demonstration   and a peaceful march in the area surrounding the school. The march included paying our respects at the Clareinch Post Office. In addition, members of the RCL and Prefect Body, were involved in handing over a memorandum, together with Claremont High School and Groote Schuur High School, to the Station Commander of Claremont Police Station. One of the demands was more visible policing particularly in areas frequented by learners eg. The bus terminus and taxi rank.

As a school, we remain committed to sustaining the MOVEMENT against the continued assault on our women and children!

 

We thank Mr Daniels , the parent of Mymoena in 11T who donated the poster which states clearly our  condemnation of the attack on our women and children.

 

THE WELFARE SOCIETY 

 

The Welfare Society has been very busy this term. The coffee team  raised money towards the purchase of food and toiletries which were donated to De Heide.  Cape Town Marathon CHOC runners were supported by students who volunteered from 07:00 to 13:00 on Sunday 15 September. Volunteers gave of their time at the ONE 2 ONE annual event for the disabled at the Cape Town Stadium.  The Welfare Society also hosted a party for young cancer patients. On 15 October ONE 2 ONE will have  a special occasion hosted  by Alexandra Hospital in Maitland. For the first time Livingstone Welfare Society will be hosting a stall. They kindly request donations of sweets, chips, caps, socks, books, toys and anything  to brighten up the day of the patients at Alexandra Hospital. Interested volunteers can approach Mrs Ganie.

Attention Parents!  Your time and talent are required to assist to the school. If your have either time or talent or both  in the construction, carpentry, plumbing , electrical or landscaping areas, please contact Mrs Arendse. Your expertise is needed.

 

DATES TO DIARISE

  • FASHION SHOW 2019 – change  Saturday 05 OCTOBER 2019
  • VALEDICTORY – Wednesday 09 October 2019.
  • 15 October- Welfare stall in Maitland

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.

 

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. 

 

CONCLUSION

The Grade 12 Final Examination begins on 23 October 2019. The Livingstone staff and community wish them well in their preparations for the forthcoming  and very important examination.

 

 

School reopens on Tuesday, 01 October 2019.