Laddsworth Primary School held its annual Senior Primary Inter-House Championship Gala on Tuesday, 30 and Wednesday, 31 March 2021. Even though there were no spectators to encourage the swimmers, they still managed to give their best and 11 records were broken! The winning House was Duiker, Kudu second, Nyala third and Oribi fourth. The Victor and Victrix Ludorum was brother and sister, Justin (Grade 7) and Hannah van der Merwe (Grade 4) from Kudu. All the races were recorded and posted on the Laddsworth Facebook page for parents, grandparents and pupils to enjoy.
Laddsworth would like to congratulate all our swimmers on their excellent performances.
Laddsworth Grade 4 pupils, Carter Bloxham and Aphelele Mhlongo, competed in the Penguins Regional Level 3 Championship Gala from Friday 26 March to Saturday 27 March 2021 in Pietermaritzburg.
Carter achieved Gold Medals in 7 Under 10 Boys events: 50 &100m backstroke, 50 & 100m freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 50m breaststroke and 50m butterfly. He also achieved a personal best time in each race, which gave him his Level 2 times.
Aphelele achieved Gold Medals for 4 Under 10 Girls events: 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly and a Silver Medal for 100m freestyle. Aphelele achieved her Level 1 times.
Laddsworth is very proud of their young talented swimmers!
Laddsworth celebrated its 118th Birthday on Monday 1 March 2021. The staff and pupils were treated to a surprise delivery of delicious, individually wrapped doughnuts, kindly donated by the Hilton Quarry SuperSpar.
Laddsworth is very proud of its 118 years of tradition and continues to encourage the values of Loyalty, Honesty, Self-Discipline, Sincerity, Courage and Respect.
Alexia Smith, a Grade 4 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, competed in the TSA (Tennis South Africa) Wilson Lollipop Tournament on 20 and 21 February 2021 at Westridge Tennis Stadium in Durban. Alexia was the winner of the Green ball section. Congratulations Alexia, Laddsworth is very proud of your achievement.
Laddsworth Primary school was very pleased to welcome back all pupils on Monday 15 February 2021. The new Grade Ones were excited to finally start ‘big school’ and settled in with great enthusiasm, as the school year officially started.
Laddsworth Primary School held their annual Prize Giving on Friday 11 December 2020. The Prize Giving was very different this year, with only Grade Sevens and their parents attending and strict COVID-19 safety protocols being adhered to. The Prize Giving was followed by the Bell Ringing Ceremony.
Matthew Bishop was named the Dux of the School for 2020 and received the Trust Cup: Dux of the School. He also received the Laddsworth Natural Sciences Trophy, The Gould Cup for English, the Life Orientation Cup and the Gordijn Cup for Social Sciences.
Laddsworth Primary School wishes the Class of 2020 all the best for the future and encourages them to continue ‘Aiming High’.
KZN Schools Squash completed three of the four compulsory tournaments for 2020 before the country went into isolation for COVID-19. Only one final trial round of trials was left and that was to finalize their positions in the teams.
Laddsworth Pupils Aiden McNeill (Grade 5) and Lily Strydom (Grade 4) qualified for selection and would have been selected for the Inter-Provincial teams if COVID-19 had not intervened in the selection of the 2020 teams.
Kendra Tongue, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, has been selected for the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Youth Choir. She attended the KZN Midlands Youth choir camp, which was held at the Golden Harvest Conference Centre in Nottingham Road from 01 December to 04 December.
Kendra also just received her Music Theory results from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and she passed the Grade 3 Music Theory exam with a Merit of 87%.
Laddsworth is very proud of Kendra’s musical and choral achievements and wish her all the best for her high school career.
Charli Mlotshwa, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, competed in the ROAG semi virtual trail running series, over the last 3 months. The semi virtual races were incorporated in the overall ROAG series to achieve the minimum number of races for the year. Charli won the virtual series for his age group and was the overall winner.
Charli also took part in the ROAG short course series at Karkloof, Illovo Eston, Wartburg and Drak Gardens, where he won his age group and was overall winner of the 8km trail run.
Adam Tilbury, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, took part in the Pro Kennex UTR Tennis Event at Kershaw Park in Pietermaritzburg, from 28 to 29 November 2020. Adam was the runner up in the Under 14 Singles section and was the winner in the Under 14 Doubles section.
Laddsworth Ballet dancers, Camilla Conway and Amy Goddard, took part in the American Academy of Ballet Performance Awards on Saturday, 14 November 2020.
Camilla Conway (Grade 4) was awarded a Silver with Distinction for Level 4 American Academy of Ballet.
Amy Goddard (Grade 7) was awarded Gold with Distinction for Level 7 American Academy of Ballet. She also received a Mignon Furman Award, which is a Scholarship to attend the AAB Summer School 2021 in New York or Winter Online School 2020/2021.
Laddsworth congratulates our ballet dancers on their excellent achievements.
Laddsworth pupils Eben van Eeden (Grade 5) and Tayla Street (Grade 4) were awarded their Leaping Wolf Badges in October 2020. Eben and Tayla are members of the 1st Hilton Scout and Cub Group. The Leaping Wolf is the highest badge a Cub can achieve.
As part of Tayla’s Leaping Wolf project, focused on the need for early childhood development for school readiness in children. Prior to lockdown, Tayla spent Saturday mornings with the young children at the Salvation Army Children’s home and used her own occupational therapy exercises to design a programme that would be fun for pre-schoolers. She also encouraged her Cubs group at First Hilton to donate baby formula, nappies, cream, soap etc to the Salvation Army.
Eben focused on Quality Education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all and donated books and bottle tops to Singakwenza. For his Personal Challenge he sailed a Halcat by himself, with dad as crew member.
Lily Smit, a Grade 5 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, took part in the Glenwood Invitational Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition on Saturday, 14 November 2020.
Lily performed a Level 3 Free Dance and received a Gold Medal. She came First in Level 3. Lily also achieved the highest score out of all the Level One to Three competing gymnasts.
Laddsworth Primary School Grade Three pupils held Victorian Day on Thursday 22 October 2020. Pupils transformed themselves into stylish Ladies and Gentleman. They enjoyed many Victorian activities including ink and quill writing, games and a picnic on the lawn.
Laddsworth Primary School Grade Two learners enjoyed a 'Wacky Wednesday" on Wednesday 21 October 2020. The day was inspired by the book Wacky Wednesday written by Dr Seuss. The learners enjoyed lots of 'wacky' activities during the school day and they had lots of fun finding what was backwards or upside down.
On Wednesday, 23 September 2020, Laddsworth celebrated South Africa’s rich and diverse cultures, with the learners dressing up to reflect their cultural heritage.
Laddsworth Primary School held a special Spring Day Civvies day to celebrate the arrival of Spring on Friday 3 September 2020.
Laddsworth Primary School would like to congratulate the following Grade 7 pupils who have earned a Scholarship to their respective High Schools for 2021:
Matthew Bishop: St. Charles - All-Rounder Scholarship
Zach Bormann: St. Charles - Academic Scholarship
Mark Conway: Michaelhouse - Academic Scholarship
Mia du Preez: Grace College - Laddsworth Closed Scholarship
Amy Goddard: Grace College - Laddsworth Closed Scholarship
Jodi Moreno: Howick High - Sports Scholarship
Alexander Pitman: Hilton College - Sports Scholarship (Cricket)
Adam Tilbury: Maritzburg College - Laddsworth Closed Scholarship
Laddsworth is very proud of our Grade Sevens’ achievements and encourage them to continue to Aim High!
Crystal Viljoen (Grade 7) at the DuGYM Cup in December 2019
(Photo Credit: Morvai Tamas Robert Gymnastic Moments)
SA Champion Rhythmic Gymnast (Level 10/U15) Crystal Viljoen, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, competed at the DuGYM Cup held in Dubai in December 2019. Crystal received a Silver medal for her Ball Routine and was placed 4th overall. She competed against gymnasts from Russia; Kuwait; Singapore; Egypt and others who are traditionally very strong Rhythmic Gymnastics countries.
Laddsworth is extremely proud to announce that Crystal will be training and competing in 1st year Junior Olympic for 2020. Continue to Aim High Crystal!
L-R: Quillan Fyvie (Grade 4), Ruth Fyvie, Savanna-Belle Fyvie (Grade 7), St John Hall (Guest Speaker), Mr Gavin Lambooy (Headmaster)
Laddsworth Primary School held the annual Senior Primary Prize Giving on Monday 2 December 2019. Savanna-Belle Fyvie was named the Dux of the school.
She also received the following awards:
The Trust Cup, Dux of the School
The Technology Cup
The Gordijn Cup for Social Sciences
Congratulations Savanna-Belle, keep Aiming High!
L-R: Jodi Moreno (Grade 6) and Tessa Moreno (Grade 4)
Laddsworth Primary School siblings Jodi Moreno (Grade 6) and Tessa Moreno (Grade 4) competed in the CF Tennis Tournament at Kershaw Park in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday 29 November and Sunday 1 December 2019. Tessa won the Under 10 Girls Singles, and the Under 10 Girls Doubles. Jodi won the Under 12 Girls Singles and was runner up in the Under 12 Girls Doubles.
Laddsworth Ballet Dancers took part in the American Academy of Ballet Performance Awards, which took place on Saturday 2 November 2019 in Pietermaritzburg.
The 14 girls ranging from Grade One to Grade Seven, from Julia Powell Ballet, all received a medal and certificate.
Level 1: Claire Dottridge (Grade 1) – Silver with distinction
Level 2: Erin Ford (Grade 2) – Silver with distinction
Kayla Bisset (Grade 2) – Silver with distinction
Hannah van der Merwe (Grade 2) – Silver with distinction
Abigail Moodley (Grade 2) – Silver with distinction
Level 3: Emilia Stuart-Hill (Grade 3) – Silver with distinction
Faye Firth (Grade 3) – Silver
Lily Freeman-Smith (Grade 3) – Silver
Christina Heafield (Grade 3) – Silver
Level 4: Molly Whitley (Grade 5) – Silver
Level 6: Keziah Smith (Grade 6) – Silver with Double distinction
Ella Shuttleworth (Grade 7) – Silver with Double distinction
Camryn Heafield (Grade 7) – Gold
Level 8: Crystal Viljoen (Grade 6) – Gold
Crystal Viljoen and Camryn Heafield, who were awarded Gold, have both been offered partial scholarships to attend the American Academy of Ballet Summer School in New York in July 2020.
Congratulations to all our Ballet Dancers
L-R: Dr Kirsten Van Heerden, Omar Wilson (Grade 7)
Omar Wilson, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, received an award for coming 2nd overall in the Quattro ROAG Series 2019. He received it at the awards dinner, which was held at The Hilton Bush Lodge, on 26 October 2019. Omar competed in the Sub Junior, Under 14 Boys category. The Quattro ROAG series is an event consisting of 10 marathon type races, with a distance of 20-30km each, of which participants need to take part in at least 6 to be considered for the series awards.
L-R: Mr Neelan Pillay (Deputy Headmaster), Ms Marieke Stoll (volunteer from Germany), Ms Sophie Jürgens (volunteer from Germany), Mrs Jackie Ponsford (Siyabonga Representative), Mr Gavin Lambooy (Headmaster)
Laddsworth Primary School collected toys, stationery, balls, skipping ropes and toiletries for the Siyabonga Care Centres during October. Mrs Jackie Ponsford, a representative from Siyabonga, as well as German volunteers, Marieke Stoll and Sophie Jürgens, collected the items from Laddsworth on Wednesday, 30 October 2019. They were overwhelmed by the generous amount of items collected. Siyabonga will distribute these items to those in need at their Care Centres.
Laddsworth Athletics Captains Jamie Kloppers and Jonathan Werth took part in the KwaZulu-Natal Athletics Sub-Youth Championship at Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban on 12 October 2019. This is the KZN Athletics main event for the Sub-Youth Championships (7 to 15 year age groups). The results from this event will be used to select a Provincial team that will participate in the Inter-Provincial competition in November. This year, more than 650 athletes participated in the event.
Jamie Kloppers (Grade 7) won Gold in the 80m hurdles and came 4th in the 200m hurdles.
Jonathan Werth (Grade 7) came 5th in the 1500m and 10th in the 800m.
Well done to our Athletics Captains on their performances
Photo Credit: On Site Images
Laddsworth Grade 6 pupil, Crystal Viljoen competed at the South African National Gym Games 2019 (SAGF) held in Durban, from 25 to 29 September 2019. She competed in the elective ball, compulsory clubs and ribbon categories and was awarded gold for each apparatus.
Crystal was crowned South African Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion for the Level 10, Under 15 division.
Congratulations Crystal, on this prestigious achievement.
Laddsworth Primary School pupils did a neighbourhood clean-up on Wednesday 18 September 2019. The pupils picked up litter along all the roads surrounding the Laddsworth Estate.