The grade 7 class of 2017, family members, staff of the KS Group, Mrs Hillen, and members of the board, good morning.
It’s been a long leg of what I hope will be a lifelong learning journey; 7 or so years for most of the grade 7 pupils. Further legs of this journey get shorter and shorter from now on; 5 years for matric, 3 or 4 years for a bachelor’s degree, 1 year or so for a master’s degree, and 3 years or so for a PhD. As you can see, you have covered the longest leg of the formal learning journey! I think you deserve a resounding round of applause.
Grade 7 pupils of any year are special. I believe that you have worked well together as a team. I have it on good authority that you have demonstrated a balanced diversity in academic, sporting and cultural interests and talents.
From the Headmistress’ Desk
Welcome to the 2018 academic year. We hope that this year brings growth in abundance for children, staff and parents alike. Learning is a lifelong journey and we look forward to all the exciting opportunities that the year has in store.
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Beaulieu Prep has a proud history of excellence in the National Science Olympiad spanning 17 years. Our children first sat for these exams in 2001. In those 17 years, Beaulieu Prep has had 54 of its pupils placed, as individuals, in the Top 5 in the country. In addition, we have had 19 classes which have been placed in the Top 3 in the country during that time.
We are very proud to announce that our pupils have continued the tradition in 2017. Miles Goeller was placed first in the Grade Four National Science Olympiad. Seventy-eight schools entered children at Grade 4 level and 1 415 pupils wrote the paper. Nathan Baker was placed third and the Grade Fours were placed second, as a grade.
Platinum certificates are awarded to children who achieved eighty percent, or more, in the examination. In 2017, only 10 Platinum certificates were awarded nationally in this age group and two of them went to pupils at Beaulieu Prep.
We are also very pleased to announce that Timothy Maximov was placed third in the Grade Six National Science Olympiad this year. Eighty-five schools participated at this level and 1 435 pupils wrote this paper. Only 6 platinum certificates were awarded in this age group.
We are so proud of our Beaulieu Singers, who won first place in the National Eisteddfod Showcase for The Best Children’s Choir Own Choice in the Large Group Primary School Category, for Grades 4 – 7, in the Joburg North Region.
All their hard work has paid dividends, and we congratulate Mrs Salmon and her Choristers on this prestigious achievement.
Mrs Salmon will receive the award, on behalf of the choir, at the National Eisteddfod Showcase Concert on Friday, 27 October.
On the 29th and 30th of July, 90 primary schools competed in the SANESA Gauteng Finals which were held at Kyalami Equestrian Park. Beaulieu Prep had 15 riders competing for the Joburg Metro region team. Our riders achieved 5 X 1st places, 1 X 2nd place and 7 X 3rd places.
12 of our riders qualified to compete in SANESA Nationals where they will be representing Gauteng. We would like to congratulate Jason Slade, Emma Dicks, Nicholas Howe, Kelly du Plessis, Kiara Burn, Nina Alexi Tibshraeny, Sienna Blaauw, Steffani Vogel, Cody Sander, Jenna Blaauw, Jessica Robjohn and Lunathi Mdlungu for qualifying and we wish them all the best at the SANESA Nationals which will be held in October.
Special congratulations to our grade 7s who competed in the Finals at the highest levels:
Jason Slade – Level 7 2 x 1st and a 3rd
Nicholas Howe – Level 7 1st and Level 6, 3rd & 7th
Emma Dicks – Level 7 6th and Level 5, 4th & 6th
We also look forward to hearing if our rider Sienna Blaauw will qualify for a top 10 Finals Victor Ludorum finish for her 6 classes and 1075 points.
Parents, grandparents and family members all gathered to watch the enchanted journey through a magical forest. The delightful BeNS concert was just what was needed to warm everyone's heart on this chilly winter's morning.The annual BeNS concert is the highlight of each year when the creativity of our children is displayed. Mrs Bain and her team of very passionate Teachers and Teacher Assistants were beaming from ear to ear to see the fruit of their labour.
After an eventful start to the year, our annual Interhouse Gala proved to be a battle between Pegasus and Unicorn. Pupils arrived in bright blue and golden yellow to show their support along with their families and friends. Pupils from Grade Three to Grade Seven participated in both fun and competitive races in order to put a score on their houses’ scoreboards. The freestyle ladder was the final race, and the most exciting one. It resulted in both houses equalizing their points and sharing the cup for the first time in Beaulieu Preparatory’s history. It was an amazing day for both Pegasus and Unicorn.
Beaulieu Prep Exec Staff sleep out for charity.
Beaulieu Prep School's Executive members could not let an opportunity like this go by especially during their 20th year celebration of their school's existance. The Headmistress, Mrs Noele Hillen, wanted to do something special during this year of their celebrations and the Sun International CEO SleepOut was an opportunity not to be missed.
Brave as they are, Mrs Hillen, Mrs Bain, Ms Hughes, Mrs Waldron and Mrs Voget (The Team) will all be taking part in this event on 28 July 2016. Sponsorship for their initiative are most welcome. The Team is already busy with preparations for the evening and showed their pupils in assembly just how they plan on spending the evening.
This will be the first year that schools will be taking part. Graeme Stephens, chief executive officer of Sun International, feels strongly that the initiative needed to extend beyond just involving business leaders and should include future leaders.
In celebration of Youth Day - 40 years on.
Beaulieu Preparatory School was most fortunate to have, Mrs Antoinette Sithole as a guest speaker during the school Assembly on Friday 10 June 2016. Pupils, staff and parents where riveted to their seats as Mrs Sithole retold her first-hand account of that tragic day, 16 June 1976, when pupils gathered in a peaceful protest against the medium of instruction in their classes being Afrikaans. It was during these peaceful protests that her brother, Hector Pieterson was shot and killed. It is with a true understanding of sacrifices paid on that day that the Beaulieu pupils will celebrate Youth day on 16 June.
Ngoako Makhura, Miescha Valadao, Mrs Antoinette Sithole, Mrs Neroshni Govender, Mrs Antoinette Sithole, Mrs Noële Hillen (Headmistress) Jaimie Naidoo, Mrs Noële Hillen (Headmistress) Michael Jennett
Beaulieu Preparatory along with Kyalami Preparatory hosted the inaugural Kyalami schools Night Hockey Festival at Beaulieu College Astro. Schools from neighbouring areas were invited to participate in the event. The series ran over three weeks on a Friday evening. Much fun was had by all that were involved in the Hockey Night Series. Majority of the players experienced playing hockey under flood lights for the first time, which added to the atmosphere. Both preparatory schools had the chance to watch the Beaulieu College first team in action. It was a fantastic experience for our preparatory school pupils to see the passion in which Beaulieu College played and the support they received from the school and parents on the evening. The Night series ended off on a high with the host schools both reaching the finals. The tension was almost tangible. Beaulieu Preparatory boys team managed to beat Kyalami Preparatory in the finals in extra time with a golden Goal. The Beaulieu girls side managed to secure a Silver after losing to Dainfern in the finals.
Well done to everybody who was involved, we hope to see this Night Series grow year by year.
Equestrian Captains for 2016
Left to right: Jessica Turner (Vice-Captain), Micayla Powell (Captain) and Jenna Clemens (Vice-Captain).
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