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New principal for Laddsworth Primary

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"Work hard and play hard" is one of the mottos that the new principal of a local primary school brings with him to his new position.

Gavin Lambooy (47) took up the post of principal of Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton at the start of the second term. He was previously deputy headmaster of Merchiston Boys' Preparatory School in the city.

New Headmaster for Laddsworth

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The School Governing Body is pleased to announce the appointment of a new headmaster from April 1, 2013. We look forward to welcoming to Laddsworth Mr Gavin Lambooy (46), who is currently Deputy Headmaster at Merchiston Boys' Prep School in Pietermaritzburg.
Mr Lambooy has been Deputy Headmaster since 2000. He joined Merchiston in 1990 and holds a Further Diploma in Education from the-then University of Natal.
Mr Lambooy will take up his position from the beginning of the second term, Monday April 8, 2013.

Laddsworth Primary School turns 110

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Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton celebrated its 110th anniversary in early March. As part of its commemorations, all of the school's 564 pupils walked the short distance from the school to the garden of remembrance at the Hilton Anglican Church. There they laid flowers on the memorial stone of the school's founder, Daisy Ladds, whose remains are interred there. Later they celebrated with a sweet treat in the form of celebration cakes for each grade.

Laddsworth turns 110

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To mark the 110th anniversary of the school, we will hold a morning of celebrations on Friday 1, March.

Laddsworth pupils participate in Kids Lit quiz

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Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton entered two teams in the recent Kids Lit competition held at Athlone Primary School. The Grade 7 team came third out of 21 teams and won R200. Every participant also won a R50 book voucher.

Singing star Mario Ogle visits his Laddsworth fans

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Pietermaritzburg's own pop and R&B singer and songwriter, Mario Ogle, paid a visit to his fans at Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton recently. Ogle performed for the school and signed copies of his latest CD Superman.

Guest speaker at Laddsworth prize giving a Black Rhino conservationist

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Pictured at the recent prize giving ceremony of Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton are (left to right): Sally Kelly (Acting Principal) the Dux for 2012 (Robyn), guest speaker Pam Sherriffs, and Harry Shaw (Chairman of the School Governing Body).

Sherriffs, a past pupil of Laddsworth, is a well-known journalist, author and environmentalist who works for the World Wildlife Fund's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project.

Laddsworth pupils fight soil erosion

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A Grade 6 class at Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton has taken its classroom learning outdoors and applied it for the benefit of the environment and the school community.

After learning about soil erosion and animal life in the soil in Natural Science, pupils identified problem areas on the school property and then brainstormed solutions.

Siyabonga donation

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Helping Pat Kanzler to load her car with one of the three car loads of clothing that Laddsworth Primary School pupils collected for the Siyabonga Aftercare Centre in Edendale. Kanzler is the manager in charge of the centre, which offers after care and educational programmes to 600 children from Edendale and Imbali. In addition to the clothing, Laddsworth pupils also collected R2 500 towards toys as Christmas gifts for the children.

Laddsworth supports uMngeni SPCA

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Pupils at Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton recently collected dog food to donate to uMngeni SPCA. In total, they collected 200 tins and many bags of food which were handed over at assembly. Pictured here are Umngeni SPCA workers after loading the SPCA bakkie with the Laddsworth donation: Trainee Field Worker Michael Mkhize, and Sandile Thembu, also a Trainee Field Worker in the Community Services Division.

Rethink Rhino art competition

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Laddsworth pupils win R10 000 & support rhinos

LADDSWORTH Primary School pupils (from left) Tian Buis, Nkosana Khumalo and Sonia Naicker with the artwork that won the school R10 000 in the Liberty Midlands Mall's recent "re*think: Save our Rhino" school art competition. These pupils represented the classes, which created the prize-winning work.

Laddsworth pupils do their bit in DUCT Clean-up

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Pupils of Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton did their bit for the Duct (Duzi-Umgeni Conservation Trust clean-up recently. Pupils divided into groups of senior primary pupils supervising junior primary pupils. They were given plastic gloves to pick up rubbish and garbage bags in which to collect it.

Laddsworth runners make KZN Cross Country Champs

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Three pupils from Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton took part in the recent SA National Cross Country championships in Durban after being selected to represent KwaZulu-Natal. They were: James, second in KZN in U12 boys; Leah, sixth in KZN U11 girls; and Lauren who came first in the KZN girls' U12 age group.