Laddsworth Primary News February 2017

Laddsworth Primary News February 2017

Laddsworth pupil earns Equine Behaviour Badge

Laddsworth’s Equine star Emily Wedge

Emily Wedge a Grade 5 pupil at Laddsworth received a badge in Equine Behaviour from the Karkloof Howick Pony Club at a workshop held at New Horizons Riding Academy in Howick recently.



Laddsworth Primary Six wickets for Brent

Pic: Brent Walther

Laddsworth Grade 7 pupil Brent Walther took 6 wickets for 10 runs in 4 overs, when the Laddsworth First Team played against Scottsville Primary School. The first team won by 129 runs.


Laddsworth boys score 100 runs each in opening partnership

L-R: Adam Tilbury and Reuben Macfarlane

Laddsworth Grade 4 cricketers Adam Tilbury and Reuben Macfarlane both scored their first ever 100 runs. They were both presented match balls to commemorate their fine achievements for the under 10A Cricket team against Scottsville Primary School. Both boys were retired after reaching 102 and 100 runs respectively. Their contribution led to a substantial victory for Laddsworth.



Laddsworth Grade Ones enjoy their first Mini Cricket Festival

Destan Reid

Laddsworth Grade One and Two mini cricket players took part in the first Mini Cricket Tournament of the season at Cowan House on Tuesday 31 January 2017. The Grade One players especially enjoyed their first ever Mini Cricket match in their smart new cricket whites. Look at the concentration on their little faces!

Callum Godley


Jack Jennings

L-R: Seth Morgan, Max Marshall

The team: Front Row L-R: Max Marshall, Hardus Lourens, Seth Morgan, Kyle Clayton, Richard Porritt Back Row: Destan Reid










Laddsworth Hosts another successful High Schools Expo

L-R: Mr Gavin Lambooy and Mrs Theresa Jager

On Tuesday, 7 February Laddsworth Primary School hosted its annual High Schools Expo, where Grade 6 and 7 pupils, and their parents, from around the Pietermaritzburg and Midlands area came to see what the High Schools in KwaZulu-Natal have to offer.

There was a steady flow of people from mid-afternoon onwards, ensuring the High Schools Representatives were kept busy answering questions and handing our information to prospective pupils. Mrs Theresa Jager, the Admissions and Headmaster Secretary at Laddsworth has been organising the expo for the last 13 years. Theresa thoroughly enjoys the Expo as it provides a service to the Maritzburg community who are keen to make an informed decision about their child’s High School career.

L-R: Emma Pitt and Sarah Barnard from St Anne’s College

L-R: Carl Brann (Head Boy and past Laddsworth pupil), Rochelle van Wyk (Head Girl) and Cara Bailey (Deputy Head Girl and past Laddsworth pupil) from Grace College.









L-R: Muhammad Girdhuparsadh, Jack Peattie and Matthew Armstrong (Grade 8 boys at Hilton College)


L-R: Heidi Oberholzer and Jonathan Griffin, deputy head prefects from Maritzburg Christian School







L-R: Danielle Confait and Julia Jarvel, from Epworth (both ex Laddsworth pupils)



Laddsworth Primary’s Midlands Tennis Selection

L-R: Mary-Lynn Cotton, Mr Gavin Lambooy, Luke van Niekerk Mary-Lynn Cotton and Luke van Niekerk








Mary-Lynn Cotton and Luke van Niekerk, both Grade Seven pupils at Laddsworth Primary School, have been selected for the Midlands Tennis Squad. They will represent Umgungundlovu (Midlands) in the KZN Primary School Inter-District Tournament to be held in Durban, from 24 to 26 February 2017, at the Westridge Tennis Stadium. Well done Mary-Lynn and Luke, we wish you all the best for this weekend.

L-R: Mr Robin McIntosh, Savanna-Belle Fyvie, Mr Ruth Fyvie, Mr Bradley Fyvie

Laddsworth Pupil wins national Liberty Life Drawing competition.

On Monday 20 February 2017, Mr Robin McIntosh from the Hereford Group, presented Savanna-Belle Fyvie, a Grade Five pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, with a cheque for R20 000, for winning the National Liberty Life Drawing Competition. Savanna-Belle won the Regional Liberty Drawing competition in November last year, and from there her drawing was entered into the National Competition. Pupils had to draw a picture of what they want to be when they grow up. Savanna-Belle’s picture shows she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Well done Savanna-Belle, we hope the R20 000 will be an investment for your future education.
Laddsworth swimmers conquer the Midmar Mile

L-R: Ella Shuttleworth, Cameron Heafield, Stephanie Siedle, Ciaran Hornby, Isobel Armstrong, Callum Pollard and Aaron Ward

Laddsworth pupils, ranging from Grade 4 to Grade 7, took part in the Midmar Mile on 12 February 2017. They all had a good swim and some improved their times from last year’s mile.