Micklefield School News

Weekly Update

May 13, 2022

16 – 20 May 2022

weekly updates

gr 4-7 scoliosis screening

Scoliosis Screening will take place on Tuesday 17 May for all Grade 4-7 girls who have signed up. Girls who are to be screened are to please come to school with their swimming costumes on underneath their uniforms. 

GRADE 7 PLAY: AT FIRST I WAS AFRAID

The Grade 7 Play, “At First I was Afraid” will be performed or the Grade 3-6 class on Wednesday, 25 May from 11am – 12.15pm.  All Grade 3 – 7 girls will come to school dressed in civvies for “A Day at the Theatre” and bring their Phys Ed clothes to change into for the netball matches in the afternoon. Booking information will be e-mailed to parents on Monday 16 May, including bookings for the evening performance on Tuesday 25 May at 19:00. The theatre is back at Micklefield!

COLLECTION OF PUPILS AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY: GRADE 00 – 2

Parents who wish to collect their daughters from outside the classroom must ensure that they are outside the classroom 5 minutes before the end of the school day.  Please wait quietly away from the door so as not to distract the girls.  The teachers will then walk all other pupils to the front gate to be collected, like it was during our Covid restrictions.  Pupils who are attending Aftercare or extra-murals will go to their respective venues. 

Sport & extra-murals

The winter sport/extra-mural programme is available on the Edana App under Documentation, Sport/Extra-murals. 

Fixture lists for both hockey and netball are also available on the Adana App under Documents, Sport/Extra-Murals.  Please note that each week all the information and team lists for that particular week will be sent out after the practices for the matches taking place that week.

SPORT ETIQUETTE

When attending sports matches, please can spectators support the teams as a whole, Micklefield, and not call out individual players names as it is very distracting for the players who need to hear and follow the instructions from their coach. Please be mindful of your behaviour on the side of the field.  Sportsmanship is of utmost importance, both on and off the field.

All players must have their fleece or tracksuit top to put on after a practice and match.  This is common policy for all sports people as the body temperature is raised during a practice or match and in order to prevent our players getting sick, it is best practice to put on a top after exercise.  Please support us and ensure that your daughter has her clearly marked fleece or tracksuit top at these events.  Please also ensure that your daughter’s hair is neatly tied back and not hanging in her face while trying to practice or play a match.  No jewellery is allowed.

HOCKEY SOCKS: GRADE 3 – 7

The Bishops Shop has been struggling to get the correct colour grey yarn for our striped hockey socks.  Those who have purchased socks in the last 6 months will notice that the colour appears black instead of grey.  Please use these socks as practice socks as the correct stock has now arrived and is available at The Bishops Shop.  Please purchase the correct grey and pink striped socks and those must be used for matches.  We apologise for the inconvenience and extra expense, but unfortunately, the matter was out of our control and we need to be wearing the correct school uniform for our matches.

HOCKEY SOCKS: GRADE 1 AND GRADE 2

Please note the striped hockey socks are only for pupils from Grade 3 – 7 for their matches.  The white practice socks are worn by the Grade 1 and Grade 2 pupils who are doing extra-mural hockey.  The striped socks are only worn for matches from Grade 3 upwards.

HOCKEY

Tuesday, 17 May:  Practices

  • U9s at Micklefield from 13.30 – 14.30
  • U10, U11, Open teams at WPCC – parents collect from there at 14.45

Thursday, 19 May: 

Matches vs Springfield – please note the different venues

  • U9A, U9B and U9C at Micklefield
  • U10A and U10B at Hartleyvale A astro
  • U11A and U11B at Hartleyvale A Astro (A team vs Pinehurst, B team vs St Cyprians) (Springfield are away on camp)
  • Open A and Open B at Springfield Convent Astro

All teams playing at the away venues, go straight to the venue at the end of the school day, irrespective of the time of each match.  Players may leave after their match is completed, unless they are a reserve for another match. 

Exact details for each team will be on the team lists that will be sent out via the class Whatsapp group on Tuesday, after the hockey practices.  Parents are reminded that they are please to transport players to and from the matches.  Spectators are allowed. 

NETBALL

Monday, 16 May: Practices

  • U9 and U10 at Micklefield from 14.30 – 15.30
  • U11, U12 and U13 at Rustenburg High School from 14.45 – 16.00

Wednesday, 18 May: Matches vs Herschel Prep

  • U9 A and B at Micklefield
  • U10 A, B and C at Micklefield
  • U11 A, B and C at Herschel Prep
  • U12 A and B at Herschel Prep
  • U13 A, B and C at Herschel Prep

All teams playing at the away venue, go straight to Herschel at the end of the school day, irrespective of the time of each match.  Players may leave after their match is completed, unless they are a reserve for another match. 

Exact details for each team will be on the team lists that will be sent out via the class Whatsapp group on Monday, after the netball practices.  Parents are reminded that they are please to transport players to and from the matches.  Spectators are allowed. 

SURF EMPORIUM

Surf Emporium is excited to announce that their Youth Day Surf Celebration is BACK! On the 16 and 17 June, they are celebrating all ocean-loving people with fun, sun, and a whole lot of surf! Save the date and watch the space for more information to follow!

weekly snapshots

Our younger grades were treated to a book reading by bestselling author, Marleen Lammers. Her latest book The Bok Who Lost His Spring is a funny tale about a bokkie who loses his pronk! The girls were enthralled by the story, they loved their fact finding mission about springboks and they also enjoyed the mask-making and colouring activities that followed. 

SWIMMING MASCOT: Thank you to everyone who entered our ‘Name the Penguin’ competition. The winner was Mrs Keeton, our Grade 4 teacher and the name selected is SPLASH!
These girls decided they would help Mphumzi Mabuyane by raking up the leaves early one morning.
G2s teaching each other how to play Chess! ♟️
Voting for the school swimming mascot name!
The G2s are learning about Constellations. Last week they made “Mom Constellations” with chalk and gold stars for Mother's Day!
Grade 0s explored the parts of a plant, by comparing, using their senses and using magnifying glasses like little detectives
Sewing with Mrs Welgemoed!

Well done to our junior musicians for their sterling performances at Junior Assembly: Piano: Jessica Walford; Recorders: Scarlett Buys and Maya Hayes (duo) and Jessi-Rae Joseph

Thank you to Jennifer Moultrie, Samiha Ally and Mila Bester for their beautiful piano solos in Senior Assembly on Tuesday.
Well done to Alexa Hart
and Anna Hansen for their lovely performances in Senior Assembly on Friday.
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