Micklefield School News

Weekly Update

November 17, 2023

20 – 24 November 2023

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2024 Back to School Stationery & Label Collection

Collection for Back to School Stationery for Grades 1-7, 2024 will be on Tuesday 21 November from 09:00 – 15:00 in the multifunction room. Pre-ordered labels can also be collected during this time. Please note that stationery needs to be collected and signed for by an adult.

Snack Pack Term 1, 2024 Order

Reminder that the deadline for 2024 Snack Pack orders is Wednesday, 22 November 2023.  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.  Please note that the 2023 orders do not roll over. Should you wish to support this fundraising initiative in 2024, you will need to complete a new order form through the following link 2024 Snack Pack Order Form 

Civvies Day 

We will be holding our final Civvies Day of the year on Wednesday 22 November. Please see the  flyers below. The proceeds of our termly civvies days go towards end-of-year vouchers for our wonderful support staff. Payment/donations can be made through snapscan: https://pos.snapscan.io/qr/MicklefieldCivvies Thank you for your support!

2024 Music Application Forms

Application forms and information letters have been e-mailed to Grade 0-6 parents. Kindly note the deadline date for forms to be submitted to Barbara Warner-Smith barbara@micklefield.co.za is 30 November 2023. Forms are also available under Documentation on the Edana App. 


Forms went out last week for ‘The Great Summer Holiday Club’, run by Sandi Blackbeard and Emma Meredith.  It will take place on Thursday,7th, Friday, 8th, Monday, 11th and Tuesday, 12th December at various venues.  Forms and payments are due by Monday, 27 November.

Junior Holiday Club: Grade 00-2

The Junior Holiday Club will run from 7-13 December. An information letter and booking form has been sent home. Forms and money in a clearly marked envelope are to be sent to school by Monday 20 November.

End-of-Year Collections 

At this time of the year, 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 peninsula.  
  • Good quality toys, books, puzzles etc.  suitable for children ages 5-10. Please wrap your gift with a label indicating the age and gender the gift is suitable for. This year, we will be donating these gifts to the Foundation Phase children of Walmer Estate Primary School which is situated next to District Six. Thank you for making the end of the school year a happy one for these children with a special, wrapped gift.

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.  Please see flyer below. 


Please note that there will be no aftercare on break-up day, Wednesday 6 December. School closes promptly at 11:00 and the staff leave for their end of year lunch. Please make a suitable arrangement for collection of your girls. Thank you. 

gr 7 red carpet day

On the 28 November the Swallows (Gr 7 Portfolio Committee) are holding a Red Carpet Day, for all grades. A payment of R20 to participate can be made via snapscan https://pos.snapscan.io/qr/MicklefieldGr7Fundraiser with proceeds going towards the Gr 7 gift to the school. (Grade 2s and 3s will be away on outings for that day).

Gr 1-7

sport & extra-murals

The new 2024 sport and extra-mural programme will be available next week 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 have been some changes.  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.


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 


  • 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. 
A great opportunity for all our girls to witness our Springbok ladies Hockey Team in action. 11am, 26 November at SACS. Book tickets through iTickets.

The Grade 7 girls enjoyed a Phys Ed lesson with their Grade 00 girls on Thursday. The little girls were able to teach the big girls how to balance on the Bosu Ball, and the big girls helped the little ones to skip with a rope. 

weekly snapshots

Isla Cameron (Gr 7)
Sarrinah Hamid (Gr 6)
Amy Carlson (Gr 6)
Sophie Schelhase (Gr 7)
Isabelle Boers (Gr 6)
Kiasha Moodley (Gr 6)
Asmaa Jaffar (Gr 5)
Grace Dey (Gr 6)
Noor Bray (Gr 5)

Our incredible drama students, who all achieved a distinction (over 90%), for their practical drama exams through Trinity College London. Well done girls!

Our junior violinists, Samiah Vermeulen, Tallulah Vos and Emma McCollum, delighted the audience with their lovely solo performances.
Our delightful junior pianists, Juliette Peter, Jessica Clegg and Fatima Allie, impressed us with their polished solo performances.
Elizabeth Steyn received her certificate for excellent singing at the Kaapse Afrikaanse Eisteddfod. Well done!

On a lovely evening the Grade 0 and 00 girls donned their finest attire and came back to school at night for Twilight Tales. There was dancing in the playground, supper and finally, the highlight of the evening, storytelling with the fabulous Gilly Southwood. Which girl would turn down and opportunity to dress up and enjoy an evening out?  

Happy days reading in the Library for our Grade 00s!

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