Laddsworth Senior Primary Inter-House Gala 2021

Laddsworth Senior Primary Inter-House Gala 2021

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.

 

Penguins Regional Level 3 Championship Gala

Penguins Regional Level 3 Championship Gala

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 Primary School celebrate 118th Birthday

Laddsworth Primary School celebrate  118th Birthday

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.

 

Wilson Lollipop Tournament Winner

Wilson Lollipop Tournament Winner

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 Welcome the Grade Ones of 2021

Laddsworth Welcome the Grade Ones of 2021

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 Grade 7 Prize Giving Ceremony

Laddsworth Grade 7 Prize Giving Ceremony

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

KZN Schools Squash

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.

 

KZN Midlands Youth Choir

KZN Midlands Youth Choir

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.

 

ROAG KZN Trail running series

ROAG KZN Trail running series

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.

 

Pro Kennex UTR Tennis Event

Pro Kennex UTR Tennis Event

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.

 

American Ballet Performance Awards

American Ballet Performance Awards

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 Cubs receive Leaping Wolf Badge

Laddsworth Cubs receive Leaping Wolf Badge

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.

 

Gold Medal for Gymnastics

Gold Medal for Gymnastics

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.

 

Victorian Day at Laddsworth

Victorian Day at Laddsworth

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 Grade Twos have a ‘Wacky Wednesday’

Laddsworth Grade Twos have a ‘Wacky Wednesday’

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.

 

Laddsworth Primary School Celebrates Heritage Day

Laddsworth Primary School Celebrates Heritage Day

On Wednesday, 23 September 2020, Laddsworth celebrated South Africa’s rich and diverse cultures, with the learners dressing up to reflect their cultural heritage.

 

Spring Day at Laddsworth

Spring Day at Laddsworth

Laddsworth Primary School held a special Spring Day Civvies day to celebrate the arrival of Spring on Friday 3 September 2020.

 

Laddsworth Scholarships for 2021

Laddsworth Scholarships for 2021

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!

 

Laddsworth pupil in First Year Junior Olympics in 2020

Laddsworth pupil in First Year Junior Olympics in 2020

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!

First Hat trick of the season

First Hat trick of the season
Sam Wessels, a Grade 4 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, took a Hat trick against Howick Preparatory School on Saturday 25 January 2020. Sam played for the Under 10A team and achieved bowling figures of 3 wickets for 7 runs in 3 overs.
Well done Sam, keep aiming high!

Laddsworth Hosts Mini Cricket Festival

Laddsworth Hosts Mini Cricket Festival
Laddsworth Primary School hosted 32 teams at a Mini Cricket Festival on Tuesday 4 February 2020. Laddsworth fielded 5 Grade One teams and 6 Grade Two teams. The boys and girls had lots of fun improving their cricket skills.

Laddsworth Swimming Team excels at Umgungundlovu Gala

Laddsworth Swimming Team excels at Umgungundlovu Gala
L-R: Patrick Lamb, Anna May, Irie-Mae Bailey, Tia Aurets, Julia Rossouw, Justin van der Merwe, Fynn Stewart, Matt Bisset.
Laddsworth pupils excelled at the Umgungundlovu Primary Schools Gala, which was held at TWC on Thursday 30 January 2020.
• Fynn Stewart (Grade 4) achieved 2 Silver medals for Under 10 100m Breaststroke and 50m Butterfly.
• Matt Bisset (Grade 5) received 2 Silver medals for Under 11 100m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly.
• Justin van der Merwe (Grade 6) received 2 Silver medals for Under 12 100m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle, and 1 Bronze medal for 50m Butterfly.
• Patrick Lamb (Grade 7) received 4 Gold medals for Under 13: 200m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley. He also received a Silver medal for 50m Backstroke.
• Julia Rossouw (Grade 3) received a Silver medal for Under 9 50m Breaststroke.
• Anna May (Grade 5) received a Bronze medal for Under 11 100m Breaststroke.
• Irie-Mae Bailey (Grade 5) received a Bronze medal for Under 11 50m Freestyle.
• Tia Aurets (Grade 6) received a Silver medal for Under 12 100m Breaststroke.
Well done to all our swimmers!

Laddsworth Open Day 2020

Laddsworth Open Day 2020
You are invited to join us for our Open Day on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:00 in the School Hall. Welcome tea, presentations and a tour of the school. Please RSVP to Mrs Jager 033 343 3256 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

High Schools Expo 2020

High Schools Expo 2020
Laddsworth Primary school is proud to host the annual High School’s Expo in the newly refurbished School Hall. The extended hall will create a more spacious area to host the 28 High Schools, who will be exhibiting this year. The Expo aims to assists Grade 6 & 7 pupils and their parents to make an informed decision about their high school career.

Laddsworth welcomes New Grade Ones

Laddsworth welcomes New Grade Ones
Laddsworth Primary School welcomed the new Grade Ones for 2020 on Wednesday 15 January 2020. There were many happy smiles from our new Grade Ones, with proud brothers and sisters welcoming their siblings to the Laddsworth family.

Laddsworth Senior Primary Prize Giving 2019

Laddsworth Senior Primary Prize Giving 2019

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!

CF Tennis Tournament

CF Tennis Tournament

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.

Silver at TYR Westville Sprints Gala

Silver at TYR Westville Sprints Gala
Patrick Lamb, a Grade 6 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, participated in the TYR Westville Sprints Gala from 23 to 24 November 2019, at Kings Park Stadium in Durban. Patrick received Silver medals for Under 12 Boys 50m Backstroke and Under 12 Boys 100m Backstroke.
Well done Patrick!

 

SALGA KZN DSR Games 2019

SALGA KZN DSR Games 2019
L-R: Amahle Mhlongo and Jared Wakelin (Grade 6)
Laddsworth Grade 6 pupils, Amahle Mhlongo and Jared Wakelin, have been selected to swim at the SALGA KZN DSR Games 2019. The SALGA KZN DSR Games will take place from 12 to 15 December 2019 in eThekwini District at the Kings Park Pool Complex.
We wish them all the best for the SALGA games.

 

Judo Champs

Judo Champs
L-R: Noa Starling (Grade 1) and Finn Starling (Grade 4)
Laddsworth siblings Finn Starling (Grade 4) and Noa Starling (Grade 1) competed in the KZN Judo Competition in Westville on Saturday 9 November 2019. Noa came first in her age group and Finn came second in his age group and both received medals.

 

Laddsworth pupils excel at American Ballet Performance Awards

Laddsworth pupils excel at American Ballet Performance Awards

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

 

Quattro ROAG Series Runner up

Quattro ROAG Series Runner up

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.

Congratulations Omar!

KZN Cricket Selection

KZN Cricket Selection
Ryan McKean, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, has been selected to represent the KwaZulu-Natal Inland Under 13B Regional Team. Laddsworth is very proud of Ryan’s achievements and wish him all the best for the upcoming tournaments in December.

Laddsworth Squash Stars

Laddsworth Squash Stars
L-R: Lara Strydom (Grade 5), Aiden McNeil (Grade 4) and Lily Strydom (Grade 3)
Laddsworth pupils participated in the first KZN Junior Squash Tournament of the Season, which was held at Clifton Nottingham Road on Sunday 27 October 2019.
Aiden McNeil (Grade 4) came first in the Under 11 Boys section.
Lily Strydom (Grade 3) came second in the Girls Under 11 section.
Lara Strydom (Grade 5) came 15th in the Girls Under 13 section.

 

Laddsworth Gymnast to compete in Dubai

Laddsworth Gymnast to compete in Dubai
Crystal Viljoen (Grade 6) Photo Credit: On Site Images

Crystal Viljoen, a Grade 6 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, won Gold for Level 10 Under 15 Rhythmic Gymnastics at the SA Gym Games in September 2019. Crystal will be competing at the Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship (DuGym Cup), which will take place in Dubai from 5 to 7 December 2019. Laddsworth is very proud of Crystal’s achievements. We wish her all the best for this prestigious event, where she will be competing against other world-class rhythmic gymnasts.

Laddsworth cares

Laddsworth cares

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 Ballerina

Laddsworth Ballerina
Camryn Heafield, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School has qualified to perform in the prestigious Ballet Gala Performance 2019, presented by the Cecchetti Society of KwaZulu-Natal. This annual production, will take place at the Playhouse Theatre in Durban on 9 November 2019. It is a showcase celebrating excellence in dance as all the participants have qualified by achieving a minimum of 70 percent for their 2019 Ballet Examination. Camryn, a member of Julia Powell School of Ballet in Hilton, received a distinction award for her Grade 4 ballet exam. We wish Camryn all the best for the performance.

 

KZN Athletics Sub-Youth Championship

KZN Athletics Sub-Youth Championship

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

 

Laddsworth pupil crowned SA Rhythmic Gymnastics Champ!

Laddsworth pupil crowned SA Rhythmic Gymnastics Champ!

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 Neighbourhood Cleanup

Laddsworth Neighbourhood Cleanup

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.

Laddsworth Grade 4 pupils collecting litter
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.
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