Month: September 2020

We matter, we learn, we love

Black Lives Matter is a movement that has swept its way through the world following the unjust death of George Floyd due to police brutality by the Minneapolis police in America and it swiftly made its way to South Africa and to St Michael’s.Black Lives Matter is a movement that has swept its way through the world following the unjust death of George Floyd due to police brutality by the Minneapolis police in America and it swiftly made its way to South Africa and to St Michael’s.

A Bright Future awaits St Michael’s in 2021

On Friday the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) for 2021 had its first meeting, a meeting that was bubbling with excitement as the proctors waited in anticipation to discuss the bright and beautiful future of St Michael’s.

Dr Johan Cromhout addresses invitees to Honours Dinner

For approximately the last 15 years I have been asked to perform the duty as Master of Ceremonies at the Honours Dinner of St Michael’s. This event takes place early in the year and is one of the school’s most prestigious functions. Learners from all disciplines are being honoured at this dinner where a guest speaker also gives an inspirational speech whereafter a mouth-watering meal is being served.

Lockdown long and tiring

The lockdown period was long, tiring and everyone was unsure about what was happening around them. This pandemic changed our lives forever, with many questions left unanswered: when will school open again; will we be able to visit friends and family soon; will we have to wear masks for ever and will life ever be the same again? The dates on which schools would open again, kept changing. No one was sure and online teaching and learning continued.

Not a single tear shed on first day

The grade ones arrived on their first day, smiling in their new uniforms ready to start “big school” and to test their new playground. 15 Janury was the day the Grade 1 teachers would start molding these…into the leaders of 2031, where they will make the world a better place.

From the Editor’s Desk

It is almost impossible to put into words the number of curved balls 2020 has thrown our way. The past nine months have felt like an eternity – one looks back at March and wonders how we’re still in the same year.

A weekend of teamwork and fun at Grey Bieling hockey tournament

The First Hockey Team beat Framesby High 5 – 0 at the Greg Beling tournament. The festival was held in East London in March. It was the first time a St Michael’s team participated in the tournament, which heightened the excitement about the event.

Do not forget

Our past and heritage remind us we are not orphans, but we are heirs of a great inheritance. We have a grand “his-story.” And we are part of a long, on-going story. We need to keep alive the stories, for they, in a real sense, keep us alive. We are what we remember.