Month: November 2019

Moolmanshoek a life-changing leadership experience

RETHABILE LEBAKENG On the weekend after their election the 2020 proctor body, accompanied by Mrs Melanie Schoeman and Mrs Liz Venter journeyed to Moolmanshoek to absorb much more than just the breathtaking scenery.    Immediately tasked with working together in a game that required co-ordination and effective communication, they were able to identify weaknesses in […]

Matrics pledge to St Michael’s

THE ANNUAL VALEDICTORY SERVICE provided the SMS family with an opportunity to bid their elder sisters farewell.

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

MARLONÉ SURTEES  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 […]

Cheers to the Head Girl of 2019

2019 HEAD GIRL, Emily Chikobvu, is the vision and mission of St Michael’s personified. Emily was one of fourteen finalists in the Matriculant of the Year competition held by the University of the Free State and Volksblad.

‘Going, going, gone… Prank Week sold to pranksters in the back!’

SNOW KALIPA WHAT WAS SUPPOSED to be a week of harmless, juvenile fun for the Grade 11s was tainted weeks later by the mentors of St Michael’s, but more on that later. First let us get started on the fun part of this tale.    Monday was relatively uneventful, if you ignore the early birthday […]

Morning tea with Nobiel Kifuabala

JASCA DE ABREU During the June holidays, one of St Michael’s School for Girls’ star learners, Nobiel Kifubala, excelled in netball. She was selected as an attacking player for the U.17A Free State netball team. This was a very difficult adjustment, since she used to be a defender.  She rose to the challenge and stunned […]

The woes of planning an Astro-tastic social

PHEMELO RADIKELEDI WHAT AN ASTROTASTIC NIGHT the Grade 10 Social was! The Grade 10 classes had come together to organise their first major event – the 2019 Astro World social. With the assistance of Mrs Seugnet Pieterson, Mr Eric and Mr Braam van Wyk, the event allowed all who attended a taste of what was […]

Chapel Choir sets the tone

MANANA KEBAUTLWILE The chapel choir has grown tremendously in 2019 – from 21 choristers in March to 72 at present. It owes its success story partly to the appointment of Ms Joanie Prinsloo during the first term.    Ms Joanie Prinsloo, former choir conductor at Grey College and an accomplished violinist, studied music at the […]