Notice to Parents 19 of 2016

07 December 2016

Dear SPS family


I cannot believe how the year has flown by. It has been an incredible year for our school. We have achieved so much in such a short space of time. Scottburgh Primary will continue to be an institution of excellence. My sincere thanks to my school community for welcoming me into our dynamic school with such warmth. Your kind words, compliments and support throughout the year is truly appreciated. This year has been truly remarkable for me and I want to thank my staff for their dedication, passion and professionalism. Our learners are our inspiration and they have made us proud with their achievements in all areas of their schooling. Well done.


We bid farewell to the following staff members, who served our school with diligence and passion. You will surely be missed.

  • Mrs Lamprecht
  • Mrs Wortmann
  • Mrs Henneke
  • Mr Joubert

FP- Special Assembly

Congratulations to all learners who received certificates at this special assembly. Thank you to Mrs Armstrong and her team for co-ordinating this event, and to our parents for their attendance.

SP- Prize Giving

Congratulations to all learners who received awards at this special function. Thank you to Mrs Pillay and her team for co-ordinating this event, and to our parents for their attendance. Some of the highlights of the awards ceremony were as follows:

Dux Award: Colby Gardner

Runner up to Dux: Melissa Fernández-Gómez

Sports Boy of the year: Jack Gillham

Sports Girl of the year: Francesca Baldi and Demi De Lange

Good fellowship award: Khangelani Sithole

Congratulations to the following learners for their achievements:

Most Improved Chess Player of the Year Jarrod Pretorius  
Junior Chess Player of the Year Dallin Naicker and Siyamthanda Phakathi  
Most Improved Junior Netball Player Michaela Willis
Junior Netball Player of the Year Nondumiso Mbutho
Most Improved Senior Netball Player Demi de Lange
Senior Netball Player of the Year Alandra du Plessis
Most Improved Junior Rugby Player Ntokozo Ndwalane  
Junior Rugby Player of the Year Jaqson Stopforth
Most Improved Senior Rugby Player Mark Lewis
Senior Rugby Player of the Year Cayden Purchase
Most Improved Junior Cricket Player Damian Stephen  
Junior Cricket Player of the Year Warrick Hendey  
Most Improved Senior Cricket Player Tristan Deamer  
Senior Cricket Player of the Year Matthew Crookes and Jack Gillham  
Most Improved Junior Soccer Player Ethan Kleinschmidt  
Junior Soccer Player of the Year Sfundo Zama  
Most Improved Senior Soccer Player Dylan Conradie  
Senior Soccer Player of the Year Tristan Deamer and Sambulo Sithole  
Swimming: Most Improved Junior Girl Jayden Boshoff and Chae Dowsett  
Swimming: Most Improved Junior Boy James Cole  
Swimming: Most Improved Senior Girl Skye Hamill  
Swimming: Most Improved Senior Boy Dylan Cox  
New Record in Boys U/11 Backstroke Keegan Steele  
New Record in Girls U/12 High Jump Lara Harvey  
New Record in Girls U/12 Long Jump Christina Stanton  
New Record in Boys U/11 Long Jump Sfundo Zama  

Special Assembly- Conquesta Awards

Congratulations to the following learners for their achievements:

Platinum Certificates (85% and over)

Grade 3
Sydney Boshoff English 92%
Amy du Plessis Mathematics




Matthew Griffith English 88%
Adhi Hiraman Mathematics 100%
Ethan Laight Mathematics




Humza Mansoor Mathematics 92%
Ruqaiyah Mehtar English 92%
Lee Mtolo English 88%
Hannah Russell Mathematics 96%
Liam Simpkins Mathematics




Grade 5
Morgan Johns English 88%
Kabeer Karim Afrikaans 88%
Shianne Marx Afrikaans 90%
Caitlin Mitchell Afrikaans 88%
Simone Mitchell Afrikaans 92%
Trystan Mocke Afrikaans 90%
Drishit Nunkoo Afrikaans 86%
Saskia Smit Afrikaans 86%
Grade 6
Chesney Pather English 86%
Annabelle van der Merwe Afrikaans 96%
Grade 7
Colby Gardner English 92%
Famke van Wyk Afrikaans 88%

Special Assembly- General Knowledge Awards

Congratulations to the following learners for their achievements

Grade 4 Katica Adams
Grade 5 Siyamthanda Phakathi
Grade 6 Sumona Pillay

Joshua Simpkins

Grade 7 Colby Gardner

Khangelani Sithole

Cultural award (Outstanding Achievement in Drama):
Teegan Gezane


Academic and Sport Merit Assembly: For the first time, our school has introduced this event to recognize our top academic and sports achievers each term.  The following learners are to be congratulated for Term Four.

Academic Merits:  Foundation Phase:

Congratulations to the following learners for their Academic excellence in their respective classes for Term Four.

Grade 1 Armstrong Grade 1 Bartman Grade 2 Lamprecht Grade 2 Marx
Siyamthanda Gambushe Snakhokonke Bhengu Tristan Conroy Nina Dirkse-Van Schalkwyk
Samukelisiwe Madlala Emily Driver Skye Eaglestone Erin Leiper
Aiden Overbeek Faith Lewarne Ethyn Mocke Aatikah Mansoor
Surika Palm Aiden Rossouw Zowakha Mthuli Abudullah Patel
Mieke Senekal Kianna-Maé Rossouw  Dewald Niemandt Findlay Stopforth
Grade 3 Bowler Grade 3 Dannhauser Grade 3 Sarkozi  
Owais Bux Sydney Boshoff Isa Bux  
Amy du Plessis Mia Diamond Kai Low  
Ethan Laight Raumaan Hassan Humza Mansoor  
Hannah Russell Susan Tucker Ruqaiyah Mehtar  
Dean van Wyk Liam Simpkins Phuphelihle Mtolo  

Academic Merits:  Senior Primary:

Congratulations to the following learners for achieving First Position in their respective Grades for Term Four.

Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7
Matthew Pillay Dallin Naicker Annabelle van der Merwe Colby Gardner

Congratulations to the following learners for achieving Aggregate Distinctions ( 80 % aggregate).

Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7
Katica Adams Damon Cox Nazneen Abdool Aziz Melissa Fernández-Gómez
Simran Brijlall Diashen Govender Shriya Bhagirathe Colby Gardner
Kimberly Chetty Sameshan Govender Jordyn Carbutt Skye Hamill
Awande Mthuli Morgan Johns Ashlin Chetty  
Zekhethelo Ngcobo Kabeer Karim Jenna Griffith  
Matthew Pillay Nondumiso Mbutho Angela Hall  
Kelly-Rose Tucker Dallin Naicker Dronan Moodley  
  Riaav Singh Chesney Pather  
  Damian Stephen Sumona Pillay  
  Michaela Willis Paige Russell  
    Joshua Simpkins  
    Christina Stanton  
    Annabelle van der Merwe  

Sports Merit

Congratulations to the following learners for their Sporting Excellence for Term 4:

KZN Under 13 B Water PoloTeam.
Robyne Hanna

Congratulations to Jupiter House for winning the first ever Inter-House Academic Shield. The overall points for the year were as follows:

First position – Jupiter  1325.50

Second position – Mars  1181.00

Third position – 853.50

Extra Murals and Sport

Girl’s hockey was introduced this term and enjoyed by all. Our swimming team participated in a friendly swimming gala at Athlone Primary School.

Super Fun day

This new initiative was enjoyed by all learners and staff and will become an annual event.


New Security Measures for 2017 and extended staff parking.

The school has contracted a security company, effective January 2017. The security officer will be stationed at the main entry gate and will, at times, patrol the school perimeter. Due to the increase in staff next year, the staff parking will be extended to the general parking area. The main gate will be closed and supervised by the security officer. Only parents and visitors, who have an appointment with the school will be allowed to enter through the main gate.

School golfer, shorts and house shirt

The official school golfer, shorts and golfer is now available from The Little Shop only, and becomes compulsory in 2017. I encourage you to please purchase these items.

Facebook and Website

Please remember to like our Facebook page – Scottburgh Primary School and visit our website – to stay up to date with our latest news and events.

16 days of activism- women and child abuse

Scottburgh SAPS extends an invite to parents and learners to join them in a March on Friday- 9 December at 10am, starting at the SAPS Station. Parents and learners are encouraged to attend.

Some important dates:

Date January-2017
11 January School re-opens for learners
16 January FP Parent Meeting Grade 1 – 3  17:30
17 January SP Parent Meeting Grade 4 – 7  17:30

Thank you for your continued support and have a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Segran Naidoo