Month: November 2019

There is no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs

AT THE 99TH ANNUAL SPEECH NIGHT, Emily Chikobvu received a Gold Laureate, the highest honour St Michael’s can bestow on a learner. Silver Laureates were awarded to Abigail Holloway, Kopo Licela, Regomoditsoe Mmusi, Rachel Sweetlove and Kombe Chiwila. Honours badges were awarded to: Jessica Chuang and Genevieve Engeström for Academics, Aisha Camara, Gabriella Marais, Phemelo Radikeledi, Dimpho Motsie, Robyn Gordon and Nobiel Kifuabala for Sport, Tia Dasram for Culture and Relebohile Mosea for the Eskom Science Expo. The Work Cup was awarded to the Grade 10s of 2019, while the Queen Cup went to Buxton.

SAASTA team considers climate change

THE SOUTH AFRICA AGENCY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT (SAASTA), in collaboration with the Harmony Mine Group, honoured top science learners from across the country during the September holidays. The SAASTA debaters, along with Astroquiz and Olympiad achievers in Life Science, Physical Science and Natural Science from all over South Africa, attended the event that took place at the CSIR’s International Convention Centre in Pretoria.

It’s my call – This is how the world ends …

There was no world war, no outbreak of famine, no uprising to a revolution, not even a natural disaster. There was no new man, no financial issues, no ‘falling out of love’. There was just good old Alzheimer’s Disease.

It’s time to say goodbye ♪♪♪

Speech Night, Valedictory, Songs of Celebration and Carol Service. These are only a few of the events that happened during the fourth term. Although the fourth term is usually seen as the most important term of the year, with final exams and all, St Michael’s fourth term is also by far the busiest one.

Farewell a display of poise, prestige and near perfection

The Matrics of 2019 arrived at the venue @ Tonic in classical style. The venue, dressed in gold and red, was adorned with glittering lights complemented by towering white centre pieces.

Grow up and do your duty

THE NEW GRADE 6 monitors were announced in chapel. Monitoring duties alternated during the first two terms of 2019 and now it was time for the final group of monitors to be announced.

In Memoriam Lesedi Mokone

St Michael’s mourn the loss of little Lesedi Mokone (Grade R) who died in a tragic car accident in Parys early in October. The school extends sincere condolences to her loved ones.

Hard work pays off

Pelenomi Letong, Jacinta de Sousa, Jeanine Sirsawy and Quistynn Veldschoen at the Intermediate Phase Prize-Giving.

Sale of Work a blessing to the small school with the big heart

THE ANTICIPATION was palpable again weeks before Sale of Work this year. Teachers and learners were organising, cutting, pasting, folding, stringing and even sewing.

Senior Primary Choir sings in harmony

The Senior Primary Choir was especially busy this year. Their first important performance was ATKV Applous, where they were highly commended and obtained a silver certificate. They received an A at the Kunswedstryd later in the year.