Micklefield School News

Weekly Update

August 19, 2022

15 – 19 August 2022

weekly update


During the week of 15-19 August, Micklefield will be celebrating it’s 94th Birthday! Each class will participate in an outreach activity to give back to the broader community with a Birthday Beanie Civvies Day on Friday 19th. Thank you for all to the wonderful knitters for taking up our Birthday Beanie challenge. 80 Beanies have already been donated to the Bridges Retreat Centre in Franschhoek and we are hoping to donate another 80 by the end of our Birthday week. The Grade 6s are also doing a teddy collection drive for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital – see the flyer below – it’s not too late to donate a preloved teddy!


Shocking Pink will be performing in a concert alongside highly regarded adult ensemble, Vocal Unity.  This year we celebrate a family connection as Linda Eedes, mother of Rebecca, and Andrea Huggett, aunt of Jamie Henchie, are members of Vocal Unity.  Tickets will be sold at the door for R50 each.  Father Terry Lester from Christ Church Constantia would like the proceeds to go to the Constantia Heritage and Education Project (CHEP), which serves disadvantaged former residents of Constantia who were victims of forced removals under the Apartheid Regime. We invite the Micklefield community to support this live event:

  • Date:                Tuesday 30 August
  • Venue:              Christ Church Constantia, Constantia Main Road
  • Starting time:    19h00


Please be advised that due to increased website hosting and storage costs, all school photos up to and including 2020 will be permanently removed from the That’s Me website on 31 August 2022. This includes 2020 school photos as well as all preceding years images (FOR ALL GRADES), including: Individual portraits; Class photos; Sports teams; Cultural groups and School productions. Please place final orders (on the website) before 31 August 2022 to ensure you secure photos of your child’s school career before they are removed.


On Wednesday, 17 August the Sport and Cultural photographs will be taken during the school day.  Please see the information under Documentation, Sport for all the details.  Please ensure that your daughter has the correct uniforms for her photographs and that her hair is neatly tied back.  The correct hair accessories must be worn.


  • Tennis Teams Open and U11 Leagues: Grade 5 -7 (All those who have played matches)
  • Swimming Inter-Schools Team: Grade 4 – 7 (Those who swam at the Inter-Schools gala in March)
  • Netball Teams: U9 – U13
  • Hockey Teams: U9 – Open


  • Art Curators
  • Computer Monitors
  • Library Monitors
  • Junior Choir – Grade 2 and Grade 3
  • Senior Choir – Grade 4 -7
  • Traditional Choir – Grade 4 – 7
  • Shocking Pink – Grade 5, 6 and 7

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 for the third term are 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. Please also be aware that cross country races are now returning on Fridays in the 3rd term.  These fixtures are also available under Documents.


Tuesday, 16 August:  practices

  • U9 at Micklefield from 13. 30 – 14.30
  • U10, U11 and Open teams at WPCC from 13.30 – 14.45 (Parents collect from WPCC)

Thursday, 18 August:  Matches vs Herschel

  • U9 A, B and C at Micklefield
  • U10 A and B at Herschel Prep
  • U11 A and B at Herschel Prep
  • Open A and B at Hartleyvale A astro


Monday, 15 August: practices

  • U9 and U10 at Micklefield: 14.30 – 15.45
  • U11, U12 and U13 at RGHS: 14.45 – 16.00

Wednesday, 16 August:  Matches vs Greenfield

  • U9 A at Micklefield
  • U10 A and B at Greenfield
  • U11 A and B at Greenfield
  • U12 A and B at Greenfield
  • U13 A and B at Greenfield

Please note that the U11 A and B players, plus some extras will be playing in a tournament to be held at Reddam Constantia on Friday, 19 August (13.30 – 16.30) and Saturday, 20 August (08.30 – 15.00)

On Thursday, 8 September, some of the U12 girls will be playing in the Bishops Day/Night Hockey Tournament.  Details to follow.


This term there will be Cross Country races taking place every Friday organized by different schools at different venues.  Details for each week will be made available as soon as they are received from the organizing school. Whilst this is voluntary, the girls in Grade 4-7 who run in the ‘fast group’ every Wednesday, must participate in at least 2 of the races as they are Micklefield’s Inter-Schools Team and will be participating in the Inter-Schools Competition later in September. Any girls, from Grade 1-7 may participate.

Those girls who choose to participate will need to meet Ms Blackbeard at the venue each Friday at 14.30.  The race times are staggered, starting at 15.00 with the U7s.  Parents of Grade 1 and 2 girls who wish to participate must give their names to Sandi Blackbeard via email or whatsapp by the Thursday of each week.  Girls in Grade 3 – 7 will need to give their names to Ms Blackbeard by the Thursday of each week as name tags need to be prepared.

Please see the information on the Adana App, under Documents, Sport.

  • 12 August – hosted by Sun Valley at Sun Valley Primary
  • 19 August – Fish Hoek Primary at Fish Hoek Primary – CANCELLED, NO LONGER TAKING PLACE
  • 13 August – WP School Champs
  • 23 September – Inter-Schools Competition hosted by RGJS at RGHS
Congratulations to Catherine Davidge, U9, who finished 2nd in the cross country hosted by Heathfield Primary on Friday, 5 August. She won a wonderful Woolies hamper as well.
Some hot faced Grade 5s who also competed at the cross country race: Issy Boers, Bianca Thornley and Amy Carlson – Bianca won a spot prize!
Well done to Leah Prins who won the Wilson U12B tennis tournament played on Tuesday in Edgemead
Over the long weekend Lyndsey Phillips (U12 - above) and Sophie Burchell (U11 - right) participated in The Tennis South Africa u12 Eden Grand Prix Tournament in George.
It was a tough field of players from around the country but lots of great tennis was played and fun was had. Lyndsay finished in 6th place and Sophie in 13th place out of a field of 24 girls. Congratulations girls, we are proud of you!

weekly snapshots

Grade 2s model the first donation to the "Beanies for Bridges" initiative. Thank you for all the wonderful knitting!
Grade 4s are making pom poms as part of the school birthday celebrations! The pom pom’s are going to be added to the beanies for teenagers.
Shocking Pink performed at the Bishops Prep assembly this week. The girls did us proud with their exceptionally beautiful singing. Well done to the girls and Lorna Field!
Leah Taylor and Ella Kuys in Grade 0 entertained the Grade 00s and Grade 0s in a violin concert. We are proud of you girls!
Popcorn, pizza, picks- the Grade 0s made 'staybiles' for the letter P.
Building homes for animals with mud and shells.

The Grade 6s thoroughly enjoyed constructing different modules and exploring what the volume of an object is.

The Grade 3s enjoyed experiencing the mysteries of Science at the Cape Town Science Centre. The outing included building walls in the construction site, building electrical circuits and an explosive science show. They enjoyed a day of fun and learning.

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