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Laddsworth Library best in KwaZulu Natal

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L-R: Ms Makhosi Dlamini (DCES: ELITS at head office), Mr Gavin Lambooy (Laddsworth Headmaster), Mrs Khanyi Dubazana (ELITS director at head office), Mrs Sharon Houghting (Laddsworth Media Teacher)
Laddsworth Primary School participated in the School Library Excellence Awards (SLEA) programme. The school’s Media Centre was adjudicated by officials from the Provincial Department of Education office. Mrs Houghting, had to present a case study of the school’s Media Centre at the Awards Ceremony in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday 12 October 2017. Laddsworth was placed 1st in KwaZulu-Natal in the Urban Primary Schools section.

Laddsworth pupil successfully completes Sailing Course

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Eben van Eeden, a Grade 2 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, received a certificate for successfully completing the ‘My Introduction to Sailing Course’ on Saturday 6 October 2017 at the Henley Midmar Yacht Club.

Laddsworth celebrates Arbor Day

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Laddsworth Primary School celebrated Arbor Day by planting two trees on break-up day, Friday 29 September 2017. Mrs Sharon Houghting donated a Buffalo Thorn Tree (Ziziphus mucronata) and Mrs Di Smythe donated a Coral Tree (Erythrina) to the school.

Laddsworth Pupil wins Brookside Mall Super Chef Competition

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Ross Lowe, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary school took part in the Brookside Mall Super Chef Competition on Saturday 23 September 2017 in Pietermaritzburg. 10 Children and 20 Adults were chosen to take part in the finals. Ross won the children’s competition with his Chicken and Prawn Gumbo, and won R3000.
Well done Ross!

Laddsworth Runner’s up at Bisley Soccer Festival

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L-R: Mikha Sabatta (Captain), Mr Sihle Nxumalo (Coach), Tessa Coombes (Vice Captain), Jordyn Wood (Player of the day)
The Laddsworth First Team Soccer Girls took part in the Bisley Soccer Festival on Saturday, 16 September 2017, at Bisley Park Primary School. The First team lost to Bisley in the Final, which ended in a sudden death penalty shoot-out,
Jordyn Wood was awarded ‘Best Player of the Festival’ and was presented with a soccer ball.
Mr Sihle Nxumalo was named ‘Best Coach of the Season’ and was awarded a trophy.

Midlands Cricket Selection

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Luke van Niekerk, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, has been selected to represent the Midlands Under 13 Cricket Team. We wish him well for the Inland Festival, which will be held in Pietermaritzburg over the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of September 2017.

Laddsworth Pupils awarded KZN UMGU Junior Swimming colours

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L-R: Cameron Heafield, Thomas Truter, Ella Shuttleworth, James Beyrooti
Laddsworth pupils; Cameron Heafield, Grade 5; Ella Shuttleworth, Grade 5; Thomas Truter, Grade 6 and James Beyrooti, Grade 7 have been awarded KZN Umgungundlovu Junior Schools Swimming colours.
Well done to our swimmers!

Highest mark in Woodwind Flute

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Ruth Ackerman, a Grade 4 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, was invited to perform at the ‘Best of the Best’ concert on Thursday 14 September 2017 in Pietermaritzburg. Ruth received this invitation as she achieved the highest mark in Woodwind Flute at the recent Eisteddfod.
Well done Ruth!

Pelham Classic

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L-R: Ellen Oosthuizen, Leah Stewart, Jodi Moreno, Nothile Zondi
The Laddsworth A Athletics Team participated at the Pelham Classic Inter-Schools Meeting on Saturday, 02 September 2017.
A few members of the team did extremely well:
Jodi Moreno broke the Under 10 - 1200m record
Ellen Oosthuizen equaled the record for the Under 10 – High Jump
Nothile Zondi came first in Under 11 Shot Put
Leah Stewart came first in the Under 11 1200m

 

Laddsworth B Team excels at Northern Park Inter-Schools Athletics

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The Laddsworth B Athletics Team did extremely well at the Northern Park Inter-Schools Meeting on Saturday, 02 September in Pietermaritzburg.
Irie-Mae Bailey broke the Under 8 – 50m record.
Prizes and Certificates were awarded to the following pupils:
Sam Wessels : Under 7 – 75m
Irie-Mae Bailey : Under 7 – 75m
Isobel Armstrong : Under 10 – 1200m
Mark Conway : Under 12 - 1200m
Camryn Heafield : Under 13 – 1200m
Victrix Ludorum Under 11: Camryn Heafield

Well done to the Laddsworth team on their fine efforts.

Laddsworth holds annual Inter-House Athletics

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Laddsworth Primary School held its annual Inter-house Athletics on 22 and 23 August 2017. Many records were broken in the field and track events:
 Shot Put Boys Under 10 – Justin Scott (Kudu) – Distance 7.20m
 Shot Put Girls Under 11 – Nothile Zondi (Duiker) – Distance 8.44m
 High Jump Boys Under 9 – Stuart Temple (Kudu)- Height 1.09m
 High Jump Girls Under 10 – Ellen Oosthuizen (Oribi) – Height 1.21m
 150m Boys Under 9 – Michael Benadie (Duiker) – Time 24.91
 1200m Girls Under 10 – Jodi Moreno (Nyala) – Time 4m 30.75
Well done to all our pupils who took part.

Laddsworth pupils excel at SPUR MTB

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On Sunday 27 August 2017, Laddsworth Grade 5 pupils, Omar Wilson, Jonothan Werth and Ross Stainthorpe took part in the (XCO) Spur MTB Schools Race, hosted by Girls High School in Pietermaritzburg. They all competed in the Sprogs (U12) race, in which they had to complete 5 laps of about 2km each. Omar won the race in a time of 22 minutes and 35 seconds.

Laddsworth Water Explorers

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On Thursday 17 August the Laddsworth Water Explorer team did a presentation at Umgeni Valley for the WESSA Water Explorers. Laddsworth won R5000 for being selected as one of the top 5 teams in South Africa. The money will be used to buy additional rain water storage tanks for the school.
Well done to our Water Explorers, we are very proud of you all.
 
 

Laddsworth Mathematical Stars

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Two Laddsworth pupils were awarded trophies at the KZN Regional Abagility Maths Club Championship held on Saturday, 19 August in Kloof. 240 pupils participated across various levels.
Abagility teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division based on Japanese abacus mathematics techniques. Two papers were written, one using an abacus and a second paper using “anzan’ which is mental arithmetic.
Tessa Moreno, Grade 2, was awarded the Champion of Champions trophy, attaining the highest mark for her level.
Jodi Moreno, Grade 4, was awarded the Champion of Champions trophy for her module. This is the fourth consecutive year that Jodi has received this award. Jodi furthered her achievements by being placed 2nd overall in the Millions and Billions Dictation Challenge, and 3rd overall in the Advanced Anzan Dictation Challenge.
Both girls have also been chosen to represent KZN in the Nationals Championship to be held in Gauteng in October.

KZN Duiker Rugby Team selection

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Chris Prinsloo, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, who plays for the Pietermaritzburg Collegians Youth Rugby Club, has been selected to represent the KZN Duiker team. Chris will travel with his team to Pretoria to play in the Interprovincial Tournament in the October holidays.