Micklefield School News

Weekly Update

December 1, 2023

4 – 6 December 2024

weekly update

Term 4, 2023 Closing Information

Grade 00 and 0 Close: Tuesday 5 December (normal times)

Grade 1-7 Close: 11:00 Wednesday 6 December as follows:

  • Grade 1,2 and 3: Scout Hall Gate in Lea Road
  • Grade 4 and 5: Main Gate in Wood Road
  • Grade 6: Sandown Road Gate

Please note there will be no aftercare on Wednesday 6 December, as the school closes at 11:00 to allow staff to attend their year-end function. Please make alternative arrangements for your daughter/s. Thank you for your support. 

Term 1, 2024 Opening Information

Grade 00: Staggered start from Wednesday 17 January (please refer to parent info letters)

Grade 0 – 7: Wednesday 17 January as follows:

  • Grade 0: 08:30 – 12:45
  • Grade 1 and 2: 07:55 – 13:15
  • Grade 3 – 7: 07:55 – 14:30

Collection Drives

This is the last chance to contribute to our end of year collection drives. Thank you for your generous support of these very worthwhile causes:

  • Outliers – stationery
  • Walmer Estate Primary School – wrapped gifts for children ages 5-10 years. Please label to indicate age and gender if appropriate
  • Lotus High School – secondhand items (school/sports shoes, takkies, white socks, sports equipment etc)
There will be a second-hand uniform sale before the school term opens. Donations can be dropped off at reception from 9-12 January 2024, anytime between 09:00 – 12:00. A fine sum of R34,428.62 has been raised for the Micklefield Bursary Fund this year. Thank you for your continued support.

sport & extra-murals

The new 2024 sport and extra-mural programme is 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.


Challenge matches will be played on the first Thursday afternoon of the first term as well as the first Saturday to finalise the early morning Monday and Wednesday groups for the Open section. The Open section Parents and the U11 Parents have been emailed all the information with regards to early morning team practices and start dates for 2024. 

Please see the information for our Micklefield Tennis Academy in the flyer below. Click here for the sign up form: BVTS Tennis Clinic Sign-up Form


The first practice in 2024 will be on Tuesday, 23 January 2024 as below. These first practices will serve as trials so anyone who would like to join the gala squad must please attend.

In the case of the U8s (Grade 2), anyone who can swim 25m in any stroke must please attend as we need an U8 team.

  • U11, U12 and U13 at Rondebosch Boys High School from 06.45 – 07.30
  • U8, U9 and U10 at Rustenburg High School from 16.30 – 17.30


The compulsory Sports Hour will start again in the second week of term in 2024.  Please note when your daughter will have her Sports Hour in the 1st and 4th terms of 2024. Sport Hour is from 14.30 – 15.30

  • Mondays: Grade 5 – starts Mon, 22 Jan
  • Tuesdays: Grade 7 – starts Tues, 23 Jan
  • Wednesdays: Grade 6 – starts Wed, 24 Jan
  • Thursdays: Grade 4 – starts Thurs, 25 Jan
  • The Grade 3 Sport Hour is during the school day from 13.30 – 14.30 and will start on Tuesday, 23 January.
Hannah Eachus took part in her annual end-of-year jumping show at her riding school and placed first for both her jumping events. She also received a special award for the most compassionate rider.
Hannah also took part in an external show at Noordhoek Riding Centre and was placed 3rd out of 24 riders in her jumping event. Congratulations Hannah on these fine achievements!
Four Micklefield parents participated in the Old Mutual Double Century - a 202km cycle race starting in Swellendam. They were part of the 12 person ‘Afterburners’ team and had a great day out. It was long and tough at times but the team spirit and support was fantastic and they certainly lived the Micklefield values of persistence and team work Pictured here at the finish: Richard Thomas, Andy Walford, Hugh Cole and Mary Quinn.

weekly snapshots


Grade 4 girls working hard on the problem of Time!

Wrapping up the year with another show of excellence from our musicians who excelled at the Trinity Music Examinations. Top row: Lise Muller, Ava Brotchie, Leilah Joseph, Sophie Burchell Bottom row: Jessica Walford, Isabella van Koesveld and Ellie Gasa
The Grade 1s were treated to an instrumental demonstration and information session on instruments available at Micklefield for tuition. Here is a picture of Mr Vavatzanidis demonstrating the guitar.
Congratulations to Scarlett Buys on her Distinctions for the Trinity Initial Recorder and Trinity Initial Piano examinations.
Thank you to Hannah Pearson for her inspired piano solo performance in assembly.
A very Happy 50th Birthday to Ms Keeton!

The Foundation Phase girls had an absolute blast at their Fun Day. Holiday vibes are definitely in the air!

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