Micklefield School News

Weekly Update

February 9, 2024

12-16 February 2024

Weekly update

Notice of the Micklefield School Association AGM

Notice is given of the Annual General Meeting of the Micklefield School Association. All are welcome to attend.

  • Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Venue: Micklefield hall


  • Sports Day: 07:00 – 11:30, Saturday 24 February (Please see all information and programme for Sports Day on the Edana App under Documents – Sport & Extra-Murals). Please see an exciting new event, the Dad’s Relay Race! Please also note that the Grade 3-7 Fancy Hats and the cross country race will take place on THURSDAY, 22 FEBRUARY and not Friday, 23 February due to the St Cyprians Open Day for Grade 7s. Please sign up to assist on the stalls:  Sports Day Roster Sign-Up
  •  Summer Picnic: 17:30 – 21:00, Friday 8 March (more info to follow shortly)


Our school uniform policy (refer to Edana App – Documents) states that girls in Grades 1-2 may wear the white Micklefield caps and the grey Micklefield caps are for Grades 3-7. If the grey cap is way too big for your daughter in Grades 3-7, a white cap can then be worn. Every child must have a hat at school every day.


All unclaimed and unmarked lost property has now been absorbed into the Second Hand Uniform shop. This will be the procedure at the end of each week. Marked items that are picked up around the school are being handed out to the girls daily in their classrooms, at a cost of 10 house points for each item (Gr1-7).

Absence from School 

Please note the following as set out in the General School Policy:

  • If a child is away from school due to illness or any other circumstance, parents are required to contact the school office before 07:55 (admin@micklefield.co.za/ 021 6856494). If the school is not contacted, the school will contact parents to confirm their daughter’s absence. If the illness is prolonged, a doctor’s certificate may be required by the school. 
  • The school must be kept informed if your daughter will be missing school for reasons such as ballet or music exams, Eisteddfods, High School interviews or orthodontic appointments.  
  • Medical appointments should not be made in school hours unless there is an emergency. 
  • Once a child has reached Grade 1 she will not be allowed to miss school to go on holiday.  Special requests for overseas travel will be considered. 
Save the Date! Donations are welcome and all proceeds go towards the Bursary Fund.

 VALENTINE’S DAY CIVVIES DAY @R25 (Gr 1-7)  SNAPSCAN LINK: https://pos.snapscan.io/qr/MicklefieldGr7Fundraiser

sport & extra-murals

The updated 2024 sport and extra-mural programme is available on the Edana App, under Documentation.  Please check both the Term 1 and 4 (Summer) and the Term 2 and 3 (Winter) schedules when doing your planning. All information with regards to the private extra-murals on offer is available on the Edana App under Documentation, Sport/Extra-murals.  Please liaise directly with the extra-mural providers.


  • Gala dates for Term 1 2024:
  • Friday, 2 Feb at Pinehurst
  • Friday, 9 Feb at WGJS
  • Friday, 16 Feb at St Cyprians
  • Friday, 23 Feb at WGJS – Micklefield is no longer participating in this gala
  • Friday, 1 March at Pinehurst
  • Tuesday, 5 March at Herschel Senior School pool – Inter-Schools gala (U10 – U13)
  • Friday, 8 March at St Cyprians – Please note this extra gala in place of Fri, 23 Feb. We are aware that this is the Summer Picnic, but that only starts at 17.30


The Knysna Hockey Tour trials will be held on Saturday 17 February at the Bishops Astro from 08:15 – 11:30. All interested players are to attend. Information in this regard has gone out to the girls and has been put on the class WhatsApp group. Any queries please contact Sandi Blackbeard sandi@micklefield.co.za


Thank you to the parents who have indicated that their daughter/s are keen to take chess at school. We unfortunately still looking for a volunteer to take on this activity, ideally, the time would need to be a Thursday morning i.e 07:00 – 07:45 or second break on a Thursday i.e 12:50-13:30. If you are able to assist us with this, please contact Sandi Blackbeard sandi@micklefield.co.za


The private extra-mural service providers normally offer 8 lessons per term, starting in the second week of term and ending in the second last week.  Please see what is on offer on the Edana App under Sport and Extra-Murals. Please liaise directly with the private service providers.


The U11A Tennis Team - Riley Macduff, Rosa Brotchie, Jamie Viljoen and Stella Bryan - played their first match against Oakhurst A on Thursday. The girls had to play singles and doubles and did themselves proud. Well done girls!
Look who was spotted at the Rondebosch Parkrun on Saturday morning! Lets get fit and join them! Catherine Davidge in Grade 5 and Ms Alison Smith.

weekly snapshots

Grade 2s comparing the sizes of fruit! We found huge blueberries.
Joanna Twycross and Jennifer Moultrie are the Maths Whole numbers escape artists for this week
Congratulations to the following music students for receiving their Trinity College of London certificates: Top left to right: Leilah Joseph (Grade 3 Piano), Beatrix Bryan (Grade 3 Cello), Joanna Twycross (Grade 3 Violin), Front row: Dani O’ Ryan (Grade 1 Violin) and Asmaa Jaffar (Initial Piano)
Congratulations to the following Junior Musicians for receiving their first Trinity College of London Music Certificates for their Initial Grade examinations - Bianca and Audrey Quinn (Piano), Nura Salie and Ella Kuys (Violin)
Alexa Burns performed her flute solo beautifully in assembly this week.

Picnic time for the Big Girls, Little Girls and Teddy Bears!

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