It has been an energetic third term at LIV school on academic, sport and cultural fronts. The theme of ‘humility’ has remained the key focus throughout and every Thursday at Assembly staff and students were reminded of this most aspiring attitude of our Lord.
Important meetings and spelling bees
On the 5th of August LIV School hosted the ISASA Annual General Meeting for all heads, bursars and board members from KZN. With the help of the LIV Marketing Team this day was a great success. On the 22nd of August Ms Ramdass and Ms Nxumalo accompanied five Grade 8 learners to a Spelling Bee. These learners conducted themselves superbly and brought back a few medals. We couldn’t be more proud.
Ripleys St Thomas Church of England Academy came to volunteer at the village for two weeks and joined some of our lessons during school time. During their visit they led one of our assemblies which inspired many of our students. New relationships were formed that will hopefully continue to grow stronger in the future.
Our four matric students have had a tough, but pleasing term. As a reward for their hard work we took them, along with their subject teachers, to the Game Reserve at Hilton College for a relaxing day off. With their preliminary exams behind them they are looking forward to a well-deserved break this holiday. We wish them all the best as they start to prepare for their final examinations.
We are excited to see the fruit that will come of all the hard work our teachers and Grade 12’s have put in this year. We wish them all the best as they start to prepare for their final examinations.
Mr Juan Kidd, Operations Manager, LIV School
A very exciting development is that LIV School has been added into a pilot project called Amaven, for a sports and physical education program. Amaven is run by Fielding Dreams This program helps schools effectively run and manage their sports department by assisting in putting together a focused, skills-based lesson with definite outcomes to watch and monitor. It also helps to record results, track improvement and monitor progress in sport and physical education across the school with personalised reporting on each learner registered onto the program. Credit must go to our new Head of Sport, Mr Grant von Berg, for securing this project.
On the sports front
Our grade 1, 2 and 3 boys and girls played mini-hockey throughout the term, competing on Thursdays at Glenwood Prep and Eden College. Our results were a mixed bag but fun was had by all and the boys and girls really tried their best and showed some impressive hockey skills.
Boys soccer have trained hard with our U/7 teams playing regular friendlies versus Juventus FC. The boys have really put in hard work and were rewarded with a convincing victory over Juventus FC (5-0) in their last game at Crusaders. The players have really loved the season and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for them.
LIV Basketball has gone from strength to strength this term. Our boys had a few friendlies in their off season and really have grown in skill, knowledge and team spirit. Girls Basketball has been very busy with their league in full swing and them trying to defend their trophies. Our teams have done very well this season, with both of our teams making play-offs in their respective age groups. The U/16’s played a dominating semi-final but unfortunately narrowly lost to Westville Girls in the final to take 2nd overall for the season. The Open girls made a highly impressive comeback in the 4th quarter of their semi-final match to win by five points in overtime where they went on to beat Westville Girls in the final to bring the trophy back to LIV. Fathima was awarded the MVP trophy for the Open Girls tournament.
Another highlight of the Basketball term was definitely the Friendship Games Camp, which took place at the end of August, and our u/16 girls held the LIV name high again with great efforts getting us to the final and narrowly losing to Westville Girls High to take second place. Mbali also received “BEAST” award of the camp, and Nondu and Sphe making it to the Peace Players South Africa Leadership Training Program.
As we are nearing the end of the year and gearing up for the fourth and final term of 2019, we are in awe of the faithfulness of God and expectant to see what He will do in our classrooms, on our sports fields and in our learners’ lives in the near future. Thank you to every individual, school, corporate company and church that supports the work we do at LIV School. Together we can change this nation; one educated child at a time!