July 21, 2024

Month: September 2021

Grade 9 camp strengthens Sisterhood

ZOE COETZEE In late September the Grade 9s paid a visit to the infamous Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve. After missing the opportunity to go on camp the previous year due to the Corona virus, they were thrilled finally to get to go on camp. After a prayer for travelling mercies by Mr Braam van Wyk, […]

Speech Night celebrates excellence

KWAME MOABI The traditional academic procession of the educators in their black gowns, along with the guest speaker for the evening, created an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation in the Universitas Geloofsentrum. For the past year those educators’ consistent determination to strive for excellence enabled the prize winners to reach their goals. Dr Johan Cromhout […]

2022 leaders ready for action

ITUMELENG SEMOLI The atmosphere was tense as each grade took turns to listen to the Grade 11 manifestos in the Chapel. The learners in the audience sat expectantly; the only sounds that could be heard were the voice of the speaker and the footsteps as one speaker exited and the next one entered. The speakers were […]

Scientists soar at SMS

FUMANE MASHEANE The St Michael’s team obtained a third position nationally at the annual science debating competition held by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA).  The topics, based on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), required out-of-the-box thinking and loads of research.  Ashlee Bell (Grade 11), Boitumelo Mtsatse (Grade 11), Fumane […]

Southern Free State Squash Tournament

28 players from St Michael’s took part in the Southern Free State squash tournament. For many of the learners, it was their first squash tournament. Although we were able to practise squash during Covid 19 as it is seen as a non-contact sport, this is the first official tournament in many months.

Matric Farewell an evening of glamour and elegance

A sad but magical evening the matrics had, saying their farewells to one another at the beautiful Warm Karoo venue.


JAELENE THOMPSON The Valedictory Service for the Matric Class of 2021 was a memorable occasion filled with tears and great laughs. The service is the event when the matrics finally leave St Michael’s to start a new chapter of their lives. The baton is officially passed to the Grade 11s.  At this occasion the school […]

Grade 8s break a camp record

NOMVULA MOKOENA  Grade 8 is the beginning of High School. Every SMS girl, from Grade 9 to 12, can remember their Grade 8 year as if it were yesterday: from Integration to Forty Days to the end-of-year Speech Night and the memories they made at On-track Adventures. The 2021 Grade 8 class left for the annual St […]

St Michael’s will celebrate Heritage Day differently

Tomorrow, 23 September, will be the first time in a few years that learners at SMS will celebrate Heritage Day by wearing their hoodies. Learners and teachers may come to school in their SMS hoodies with blue or black jeans.

Do not miss an enchanting evening

Imagine sitting on a cozy blanket next to loving family members under a star-spangled sky. You are surrounded by happy St Michael’s friends and the warm air smells like spring. You are eating your favourite picnic snacks and enjoying a heart-warming, inspirational movie.