Micklefield School News

Weekly Update

November 10, 2023

13 – 17 November 2023

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Junior Holiday Club

The Junior Holiday Club for Grade 00-2s will run from 7-13 December. An information letter and booking form has been sent home, and is also available on the Edana App, under Documentation, Aftercare. Forms and money in a clearly marked envelope are to be sent to school by Monday 20 November. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Collection for Lotus High School

Kate Maclaurin, a Gr 6 mum, is running a collection drive for Lotus High School and also a primary school in the area. Any secondhand items (school/sports shoes, takkies, white socks, sports equipment etc) that could be reused by a child in need will be most welcome. Items can be placed in the box in reception. For further information see the flyer below, or click on the links: www.lotushighschool.co.zahttps://www.facebook.com/supportschoolsSA

Stationery & Gift Collection Drives

It is the time of the year when we run various collection drives to support vulnerable children in need. Thank you so much for your generous support.  Donations can be placed in the boxes in reception for: 

  • good quality stationery for Outliers Afterschool programmes which run throughout the Cape Peninsual
  • good quality, gently used toys, puzzles, books etc for Christmas gifts. Please wrap your gift with a label indicating the age and gender eg Girl, age 7.

Snack Pack

The weekly Snack Pack forms part of the school’s fundraising, and we hope you will continue to support this initiative.  To assist with a smooth start to 2024 we process the Snack Pack orders now for next year.  Orders will be placed termly, via an e-mail sent out in the last 2 weeks of each term. Please note that the 2023 orders do not roll over. Please place your Term 1, 2024 order through the following link 2024 Snack Pack Order Form by Wednesday, 22 November 2023. Thank you for your continued support.


Gr 1-3 Parents' Invitation
Gr 1-3 Grandparents' Invitation

sport & extra-murals

The updated 2023 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. There will be some updates to the winter schedule before the end of the year. All information with regards to the private extra-murals on offer are available on the Edana App under Documentation, Sport/Extra-murals.  Please liaise directly with the extra-mural providers.


‘Instead of emphasising the importance of your child being the best performer on the team, emphasise the importance of being the hardest worker, best teammate and having the best attitude on the team.  Then watch the performance take care of itself!’  The Reformed Sports Project 



  • Tennis fixtures are under way as are all early morning practices.
  • The last early morning practices will be on Monday, 20 November, Wednesday, 22 November and Friday, 24 November 2023.
  • Please see the information for our Micklefield Tennis Academy in the Edana app under Documents, Sport/Extra-Murals


  • There will be no swimming practice for the U8s, U9s and U10s on Tuesday, 14 November due to the Board Function.
  • The last early morning swimming practice will be on Thursday, 23 November 2023.
  • The last afternoon swimming practice for the u8, U9 and U10 girls will be on Tuesday, 21 November 2023.


  • Friday, 10 November:  St Cyprians
  • Friday, 17 November: Herschel Senior School pool

Congratulations to Sofiya Variawa, (B) Ava Brotchie (B) and Sophie Burchell (A) who all represented WP at the Inter-Zonal Tennis Tournament last weekend.  Both the WP A and B teams won, receiving gold medals!

Sophie Burchell went on to play The Masters which is the top eight U12 girls from the season and she finished 5th overall. Well done, girls!

The Grade 3s practicing tennis during their Sport Hour on Tuesday
U11B Team playing their League match against Springfield A on Thursday

weekly snapshots

Jeanine Amsel from Club Electron facilitated a workshop with the girls that delve into Electrical circuits. We studied the flow of energy and the components of electrical circuits. The girls also learnt how dangerous short circuits could be and how we could prevent building short circuits in future.

Moments from the Grade 4 Drama Class this week where they devised their own sequels to the story we had had done.

Before and after pictures of our three Grade 7s, Courtney Viljoen, Jamie Henchie and Amber Smith, who completed their Trinity Theory exam last Saturday at Wynberg Boys’ High School. Well done, girls!

Well done to our junior musicians for their beautiful solos in assembly: Zara Mullaji (piano) and Olivia Dunsby (piano and cello).
Thank you to Jamie Henchie for her beautiful solo piano performance in senior assembly.

Thank you to Priya and Eila Williams for sharing a story about Diwali with the Grade 0s. The girls have been talking about how shining their lights by being kind, friendly and caring can make a big difference in the world.

Micklefield wishes our Hindu families a blessed and Happy Diwali! 

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