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Laddsworth Primary News October 2017

Laddsworth Primary News October 2017

Laddsworth Primary Classical Ballerinas

L-R: Rachel Eweg, Sarah Carver

Laddworth Grade 4 pupils; Rachel Eweg and Sarah Carver did their ballet exams recently, in Pietermaritzburg. Rachel Eweg received a ballet exam certificate for Grade 1 Ballet. Sarah Carver received a distinction in her Grade 1 Classical Cecchetti Ballet exams. Sarah was invited to perform at the Cecchetti Gala Performance at the Natal Playhouse on 28 October.

Laddsworth vocalist in eThekweni Eisteddfod

Mia du Preez

Mia du Preez, a Grade 4 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, took part in the eThekweni Eisteddfod on 29 September 2017. Mia received 2 Gold Certificates in the Musical and Classical Voice Categories for 8 to 9 year olds.



Laddsworth Primary’s Karate Champ

Tegra Kadudji

Tegra Kadudji, a Grade 4 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School competed in a Karate competition in Hilton on Saturday 14 October 2017. Tegra came first place in Kumeté and third place in Karté, in the 8 – 9 year old category.
Well done Tegra!

Laddsworth Runner’s up at Bisley Soccer Festival

Front Row L-R: Tayla Baker, Mikha Sabatta, Tessa Coombes   Second Row: L-R: Melindi Koekemoer, Janet Zondi, Lara Feely, Rachel Tegg, Jordyn Wood, Mr Sihle Nxumalo, Steph Siedle, Rebecca Thresher, Mikaya Naidoo, Andiswa Msebeni




L-R: Mr Sihle Nxumalo (Coach of the season), Jordyn Wood (Player of the day).  Jordyn hurt her ankle during the final and Mr Nxumalo had to carry her off the field.






: 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 , 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.

Laddsworth Library best in KwaZulu Natal

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 Primary Amashova Cyclists

L-R: Evan Taylor and Austin Taylor



Laddsworth pupils Evan Taylor (Grade 5) and Austin Taylor (Grade 4) took part in the 35km Amashova, from Hillcrest to Durban, on Sunday 22 October 2017.




Laddsworth Primary’s “girls only” team enjoy Mini Cricket Festival

First Row L-R: Camilla Conway, Ella Hall, Holly Pringle, Faye Firth Gabby Kleu, Lily Freeman-Smith, Taya Kleynhans, Deborah Lock
Second Row: Jamie-Lee Anderson (Coach)

Laddsworth Primary School took part in a Mini-Cricket Festival at Cowan House on Wednesday 18 October 2017. Teams from Grade One and Two took part in the festival, we are proud of all our teams; especially our victorious Grade One ‘girls only’ team.

L-R: Tessa Moreno, Mr Gavin Lambooy (Headmaster), Jodi Moreno

Laddsworth PrimarySouth African Maths Champions

Jodi, (Grade 4) and Tessa Moreno, (Grade 2) participated in the Abacus and Mental Arithmetic National Championship in Roodepoort, Gauteng on Saturday 21 October 2017. Abagility teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division based on Japanese abacus mathematics techniques. Competition was tough, with around 130 pupils from across South Africa taking part. Jodi won the Champion trophy for her level and Tessa won a gold medal. The girls have been selected to represent South Africa at the International event to be held in Cape Town next year.   Well done girls, Laddsworth is extremely proud of your achievements!

Laddsworth Primary Spanish Dancers

L-R: Leah Daddy, Isabella Riggien, Mikayla Morcom

Laddsworth Grade 1 pupils Leah Daddy, Isabella Riggien and Mikayla Morcom were awarded certificates by the Spanish Dance Society for passing their ‘Preparación de Ingreso’ examination on 11 August 2017 in Pietermaritzburg. Well done Girls!



Laddsworth pupil successfully completes Sailing Course

Eben van Eeden

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.



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