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Laddsworth Trust Fund Golf Day 2018

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Laddsworth Primary School invites you to take part in the Laddsworth Trust Fund Golf day on Friday 3 August 2018 at Victoria Country Club. The funds raised at the Golf Day will be used to grow the Laddsworth Trust Fund, which forms an integral part in securing the school’s future.
The format will be a 4-Ball Alliance – 2 scores to count, scrambled tee-shots, 3 tee-shots minimum per player to be utilised. First Tee-off will be at 10h00 and individual Tee-off times will be confirmed in due course. Prize-Giving will take place at approximately 17h00 and dinner will follow thereafter.

Penguins Swimming Club Awards Dinner

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Laddsworth Pupils received awards at the Penguins Swimming Club Awards Dinner, held at Victoria Country Club in Pietermaritzburg on 9 June 2018.

Deborah Lock (Grade 2) 1st Place Overall Girls 7years
Hannah Scholtz (Grade 4) 1st Place Overall Girls 8 & 9 years
Irie-Mae Bailey (Grade 3) 2nd Place Girls Overall 8 & 9 years
Sarah Tilbury (Grade 4) 3rd Place Girls 8 & 9 Overall and Coaches award for perseverance
Thomas Truter (Grade 7) Certificate for 200m Breaststroke
3rd Place Boys Overall 12 & 13 years
President’s Trophy for achievement
Patrick Lamb (Grade 5) Coaches award
Trophy for most improved
1st Place Boys Overall 10 & 11 years
Adam Tilbury (Grade 5) 3rd Place Boys Overall 10 & 11 years
Amahle Mhlongo, Caitlyn Houart and Zara Gilson (Grade 5) received the Coaches Award for Fun and Friendship.
Cody Potgieter (Grade 4) 2nd Place Boys 8 & 9 years
Ella Shuttleworth (Grade 6)2nd Place Gils Overall 11 & 12 years
Leah Stewart (Grade 6) 3rd Place Girls Overall 11 & 12 years

Eco-Club Celebrates World Environment Day

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Front Row L-R: Kaelin Crosby, Llewella Spence, Chelsea Pretorius, Natasha Greene, Julie Pickering
Back Row L-R: Ms Antonia Makhabela, Lexi Jennings, Anna Hinde, Mrs Wendy Line, Aphelele Makhonza, Kostazia Davies

On Monday 4 June 2018, the Laddsworth Eco Club held a special assembly to celebrate World Environment Day. This year’s theme is ‘Reducing plastic waste’. Special Guest Ms Antonia Makhabela from Shea O’Connor Combined School in Nottingham Road gave a presentation on the rehabilitation of the wetland at their school and how they have managed to ban the use of plastic in their school.

KwaZulu-Natal Union Gymnasts

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Laddsworth Primary School pupils took part in the KwaZulu-Natal Gymnastics qualifying competition on Saturday 19 May 2018 in Pietermaritzburg.
They have all been selected to represent the KwaZulu-Natal Union at the Inter District Inter-Provincial Artistic Gymnastics Central Zone Festival for Levels 1 – 3 which will take place in Pietermaritzburg from 14 to 16 June 2018.
Abbie Julius Level 3 6-8years
Michael Dottridge Level 1 8-9years
Hope Greeff Level 2 10-11years

We are very proud of our gymnasts and wish them all the best for the competition in June.

Umgungundlovu District Hockey Selection

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umgungundlovu thLaddsworth Pupils have been selected to represent the Umgungundlovu District hockey teams. They will take part in an Inter District Trials Festival on 19 and 20 May at Hilton College, where the KZN Inland teams will be chosen.
Under 12 Girls Team: Ella Shuttleworth (Lightning Team),
Camryn Heafield (Thunder Team)
Jess Allen (Thunder Team)
Under 12 Boys Team: Ryan Mckean (Rhino Team)
Jono Werth (non travelling Reserve)
Under 13 Girls Team: Tayla Baker (Power Team)
We wish them all the best for the Festival.

Umgungundlovu District Rhythmic Gymnastics Selection

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Laddsworth pupils Lily Smit (Grade 3) and Kendra Tongue (Grade 5) took part in the Umgungundlovu District Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition on Saturday 5 May 2018 in Hilton.
Lily was placed 1st in the Under 9 Level 1 Age Group and Kendra was placed 1st in the Under 11 Level 3 Age Group and both received Gold Medals.
Both Lily and Kendra have been selected to be part of the Umgungundlovu District team to take part in the regional competition on Saturday 12 May 2018 in Durban.
Well done Girls!

Midlands Rugby and Soccer Selection for Buyani

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Buyani Malinga, a Grade 6 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School has been selected to represent KZN Midlands at the KZN Trials and Rugby Tournament at Woodburn Stadium from 17 May to 19 May 2018. Buyani has also been selected for the Under 13 Midlands Invitational Boys Soccer Team. The team will participate in the Bill Stewart Primary Schools Soccer Tournament from 26 June to 1 July 2018.
Laddsworth is extremely proud of Buyani and we wish him all the best for both of the upcoming Rugby and Soccer Tournaments!

Outdoor Learning!

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Laddsworth Primary School is privileged to be able to access the St Anne’s College Wetland right next door. Our Grade Ones enjoyed a morning of ‘scavenger hunting’ with Christine Hugo from WESSA. They had to try and find different plants and other interesting objects in the wetland.

Yellow belt in Karate

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Thomas Erasmus, a Grade 4 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School received his yellow belt in 8th Kyo Grade Kimura Shukokai Karate on 22 April 2018, in Pietermartizburg. Well done Thomas.

Gwahumbe MTB Family Ride

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Robyn Temple, a Grade 3 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School participated in the Gwahumbe MTB Family Ride on Sunday 22 April 2018 in Eston. Robyn came second in the 18km Nippers Girls (Under 9/10 age group).
Well done Robyn!

Music Magnificent Concert

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Members of the Laddsworth Senior Choir participated in the Music Magnificent Concert at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on Wednesday 18 April 2018. The concert was organised by the Department of Arts and Culture of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. Other choirs who participated included Drakondale Girls Choir, Epworth Preparatory School, Gert Maritz Primary School, the Pietermaritzburg Children’s Choir, Carter High School and the Msunduzi Chorale. The 66 member choir from Laddsworth, under the direction of Mrs Leslie Duffy and assisted by Mrs Jenny Raubenheimer, sang beautifully.

Laddsworth hosts annual Boys 5-a-side Soccer Tournament

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Laddsworth Primary School hosted its annual 5-a-side Soccer Tournament on Saturday 14 April 2018. Over 300 children from 44 teams took part in the tournament. The tournament was a great success with the players being exposed to high paced games against a number of opposition teams. Thank you to Hilton Quarry SuperSpar for sponsoring the tournament. They gave every player a fruit juice, packet of chips and a doughnut to help sustain their energy levels throughout the morning. It was a very successful Tournament and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated.

Success at Dargle Mounted Games

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Jordyn de la Mare, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School competed in the Turn and Burn Western Mounted Games in the Dargle, on Saturday 14 April 2018. Jordyn received 6 rosettes: 5 first places for figure of 8 flags, speed ball, speed barrel, Big T and for coming first overall. She also received a second place for poles. Well done Jordyn!

South Africa National Junior Swimming Champs

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Jack Holtzhauzen with his hat trick ball and a trophy ball for the 6 wickets
Thomas Truter, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School competed at the South African National Swimming Championships in Durban on 22, 23 and 25 March 2018. Thomas came 14th in the 50m breast stroke, 14th in 100m breast stroke and 17th in 200m breast stroke. Thomas improved his entry times by 3:13 seconds in the 50m 2:06 seconds in the 100m and 5:37 seconds in the 200m.
Well done Thomas!

CF Tennis Easter Tournament 2018

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Laddsworth pupils excelled at the CF Tennis Tournament at Kershaw Park in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday 24 March and Sunday 25 March 2018.
Tessa Moreno, Grade 3 was the Under 10 Singles Runner-up
Sarah Tilbury, Grade 4 was the Under 10 Singles Champion
Tessa Moreno and Sarah Tilbury were Runners-up in the Girls Under 10 Doubles
Jodi Moreno, Grade 5 was the Under 12 Singles Runner-up
Jodi Moreno and Lucy Baker, Grade 5, were the Runners-up in the Girls Under 12 Doubles.
Well done to our tennis girls!