May 29, 2024

Day: August 11, 2021

2021 an odd year for the arts.

Since 2000, St Michael’s has hosted its Music, Arts and Drama Festival (or ‘MAD festival’, as Dr Cromhout likes to call it) every other year, alternating with the Afrikaans festival. Schools came from other neighbouring schools and other provinces to perform in the festival every year that it took place. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, last year’s festival was postponed to this year, an unimagined disappointment.

Matric 100-word essays

Since Grade 12 learners are not allowed to enter the SACEE 100-word Story Competition, The Semester seized the opportunity to publish two of the best stories from the Grade 12 class. Enjoy!

Cheers to 100 years!

This year, St Michael’s celebrated her100th annual Speech Night, an award ceremony that commemorates academic, sporting, and cultural excellence. However, due to the Corona virus, things were a bit different – what was once a Speech Night, became a Speech Day and what once was a cathedral filled to the brim with excited learners and proud parents, became an empty chapel with only one grade of recipients present at a time.