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Lilyfontein celebrate 113 years

LILYFONTEIN School held its annual Founder's Day on Friday at its premises among a throng of pupils present and past, to celebrate 113 years...

Entries open for the 17th Lilyfontein Adventure Race

ENTRIES for the 17th Lilyfontein Adventure Race have officially opened, inviting all adventurers to take part in this multi-disciplinary event. The race is scheduled to...

Drum-roll for Lilyfontein

LILYFONTEIN Grade 7 pupil Sibulele Kentane is the first primary school drum majorette girl from the Eastern Cape to receive the South African Majorette...

Lilyfontein gets green handshake with award

IN THEIR 10th year of being an eco-school, Lilyfontein is the first school in East London to receive the prestigious Diamond Decade Award from...

Lilyfontein SleepOut

•First East London school joins initiative to help the homeless WHILE South Africa’s current and future business leaders head for the Nelson Mandela Bridge in...

Former principal nabs Kadar Asmal award

Former Lilyfontein principal Dr Ian Galbraith recently walked away with the highly coveted Kader Asmal Excellence Award at the recent National Teaching Awards ceremony. Galbraith initially...

Lace up for Tomato Trot

The popular BUCO Tomato Trot, hosted by Lilyfontein School, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this Saturday. The race was started in 1995 by local running...

Young player a rising star on the cricket pitch

Lilyfontein batsman, 13-year-old Chad Henderson, is currently rewriting the record books as he continues to score heavily against all school opposition in the Border...

BCM teachers shine at Teachers Awards

The Hotel Osner in East London was packed with educators, government officials and representatives of the private sector last Thursday all dressed to the...

Tough fun had by all in King Adventure Challenge

The tough third annual King Adventure Challenge took place last Sunday in King William’s Town, bringing competitors from neighbouring villages and towns. The challenge consisted...

Yoli bags Global Citizen Fellowship

FORMER Lilyfontein School pupil  Pamela Yoli has been awarded a prestigious Global Citizen Fellowship, becoming a member of an international leadership programme that aims...

Tins for Tummies to feed little angels

An act of kindness and open hearts is the theme for International Mandela Day, and the Tins for Tummies initiative hopes to embody it. MHG...

All boots and glitter …

Glitter, boots, star-studded uniforms and discipline is what the East London community have been exposed to as the South African Majorettes and Cheerleading Association...

‘Drumming’ up a storm

The South African Majorette and Cheerleading Association (Samca) national championships have taken East London by storm, with teams from all over the country arriving...

Majorettes to show their moves in EL

The South African Majorette and Cheerleading Association (Samca) National Championships will take place at the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve on Saturday June 22 and...

Sign up for the 2019 King Adventure Challenge

Registration for the upcoming King Adventure Challenge, scheduled for August 11, are now open and residents are required to put their names down as...

Green Merrifield gets platinum

Merrifield College received a platinum certificate from the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) for four years of consistent work in key...

Stars in the making

The PnA Ultimate Performer finals took place on Sunday at the Guild Theatre. The competition was originally conceived by Performance Platform in conjunction with PnA...

GALLERY: Buco Tomato trot & cycle

OFF THEY GO: The annual Buco Tomato Trot & Cycle took place on Saturday at Lilyfontein School. The event saw hundreds of people take...

EC matric results rise by 5.6%

According to an announcement by the Eastern Cape department of education on Friday January 4, the Eastern Cape 2018 matric pass rate showed a...

Spar Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run (Gallery with video)

FORTY years ago the Daily Dispatch hosted its first Fun Run and until a couple of years ago it was generally held in the...

Gale takes wind out of fundraiser

Lilyfontein School’s under-13 cricket team held a parkrun on Saturday at 2 Swans to raise funds for their cricket tour to the UK in...

Whale of a time going green

The fourth annual Big Green Expo took place at Pine Creek over at the weekend to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and...

Fun activities at Jikeleza

The 17th annual Wild Coast Jikeleza Festival came to a close over the weekend after a week-long hosting of fun activities at Inkwenkwezi Private...

Selborne gets starring role for Craven

The Border Craven and Academy Week teams have entered their final week of preparation ahead of their respective national weeks, which get under way...

King Adventure Challenge back again

Get your adventure shoes on and get ready to rumble in King Williams Town once again at the BUCO King Adventure Challenge that will...

Teams off to nationals

THE second annual Eastern Cape Majorettes and Cheerleading Association’s (ECMA) provincial championship took place on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Gonubie Primary School. Parents and...

WELL DONE!

The Lilyfontein under-9A boys cricket team beat Selborne U9As for the first time since hardball cricket was introduced to the Lilyfontein U9s more than...

Bed racers go all out

THE Gonubie Round Table Charity Bed Race at the East London Race track on Saturday raised a whopping R50000 for various local charities. The rainy...

Honours for Polocrosse star

LILYFONTEIN Grade 12 pupil, Tara Rutherford, has been selected as a reserve for the U21 national polocrosse team set to compete against Ireland at...

Young bass angler hooks his Bok colours

LILYFONTEIN High School pupil, Nathan Lentz, 14, was recently capped with his South African Junior Protea bass angling colours at Witbank Dam during an...

Almost time for the trot

GET ready for the 23rd annual BUCO Tomato Trot and Cycle on February 3 at Lilyfontein School. Founded in 1995 by three Brakfontein runners –...

On the ball

Lilyfontein Pre-Primary children received their end of year Playball medals. Playball is movement development through sport Picture: SUPPLIED

THIRD IN SA

Lilyfontein School pupil, Adon Parker achieved 94% in the annual SA Council for English Education National Language Challenge, coming third in the country for...

Clarendon girl is a class act in SA language challenge

By Qaqamba Magadla A grade 11 pupil from an East London school scored top marks – 100% – and won a cash prize at this year’s...

TOP ACHIEVEMENT

Seven of the Lilyfontein School drum majorettes have recently been awarded their provincial colours. The drummies are Liyahluma Simelane, Hope Mnisi, Tariro Chinamasa, Addyson...

Young rural talent are all set to get with programme

By Ross Roche Rural rugby development is taking centre-stage this weekend when a South African Rural Rugby Development clinic is held at Lilyfontein School on Saturday...

Young rural talent are all set to get with programme

Rural rugby development is taking centre-stage this weekend when a South African Rural Rugby Development clinic is held at Lilyfontein School on Saturday morning. Kids...

TREE-MENDOUS EFFORT

 Lilyfontein’s Eco Club, headed by matric pupils Esona Mgoma and Hluma Mnyengeza, had the privilege of celebrating Arbor Week with a tree-planting ceremony at...

NEW LEADERS:

Lilyfontein School recently announced their senior leaders for next year. The leaders are, back, from left, Ryan Kruger, John-Georg Weschta, Cameron Mitchell, Téo Jordaan,...

Big King Adventure Challenge in store

IT IS time for the King Adventure Challenge taking place this weekend, from the Dale College sports grounds. The newly-launched Pink Fairy Multisport Adventures are...

Adventure race with a difference

Excitement builds up for unique multi-sport event THE newly launched Pink Fairy Multisport Adventures are bringing an adventure race to King William’s Town and would...

German Shepherds on show at nationals

THE National IPO Championships took place in East London over the weekend , showcasing the top German Shepherd dogs in IPO Sport from all...

Pupils ‘homeless’ for one cold night

 Charity   sleepout  to raise awareness THE Lilyfontein Interact group will be hosting a  Charity  School  Sleepout  today. Pupils from Grade 8 to12 are invited to sleep outdoors on the school grounds to...

Local drummies set for nationals

THE first Eastern Cape Majorette and Cheerleaders Association (ECMCA) Provincial competition in 17 years took place last weekend. Only two schools competed in Lilyfontein and...

RIDING HIGH

Lilyfontein School recently hosted almost 300 motorbikes and quads at its annual Fun Ride. Chair of the school governing body, Gerna Jordaan, and a...

The ‘homeboy’ is ready to crack East Londoners up

Multi-talented comedian Rob van Vuuren is bringing his crazy stories to East London today. He will be performing at Legends Showcase for one night only. Rob...

40 schools set to benefit from R8m empowerment initiative

THE Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) recently launched their Entrepreneurial and Environmental Empowerment for South African Youth (EEESAY) project in 40...

Pupil’s winning design flies high

When Lilyfontein School’s new navy blue and orange school flag flutters in the breeze the heart of one teenager is especially proud, because he...

East London schools square off in spelling bee contest

GEORGE Randell Primary School hosted a foundation phase South African Council for English Education (SACEE) spelling bee last week. Fourteen schools from East London, including...