May 29, 2024

Day: September 16, 2021

It’s my call: The Final Hours

I woke up with a terrible sweat. My stomach gnawed and growled. Something was not right. I got out of my futon1 and immediately searched my room. It was dark, but I could still find Okaa-san’s2 hair ornament. It was still in the red box next to my futon along with the small bag of money and a letter. Strange. Nothing was missing, but why did I have this terrible gut feeling?


RELEBOHILE NYAPOLI Congratulations to Alondrea Flooks in Grade 4 who took part in an international Mental Math competition hosted by Egypt. Six countries took part in this online competition through A+ Academy. Alondrea received a mark of 90.8% and won the Champion trophy. Alondrea is nicknamed #humancalculator #littlegenius

St Michael’s sisters enjoy a fun-filled evening

For a while now, the Intermediate Phase has felt left out from the rest of the school; are they still part of the ‘babies’ in Foundation Phase or are they part of the ‘older girls’?

Just keep swimming: Midmar Mile 2021

AFTER MANY WEEKS of hard work, the SMS swimmers were disappointed to hear that, due to Covid-19, the annual Midmar Mile would not be swum in the Midmar Dam near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal this year. Instead, it was turned into a virtual event. After being postponed from the original date, the weekend of 13 and 14 February, it was changed into an event of four days over two weeks namely 6, 7, 13, and 14 March 2021.

The results are in…

The results of the 2020 matric final exams are in, and for the 41st year in a row, St Michael’s is celebrating a 100% matric pass rate. The school also managed to obtain an 89,5% bachelor’s pass, and seven students achieved 3 distinctions.

Proctor camp revolves around an image of a pyramid

The 2021 Proctor Body attended an enriching leadership camp during the first weekend of the term. Due to the Level 3 lockdown, this year’s camp diverged from normalcy – since St Michael’s couldn’t go to Moolmanshoek as they had in previous years. The Friday afternoon was reserved for ice-breaker games. This included the frightening experience of putting their hands on mouse traps to build trust in one another!

Teagan Schoeman obtains a Green Belt

Teagan-Faith Schoeman successfully graded for her Green Belt 1 in Combat Tang Soo Doo.

Teachers our Covid-19 warriors!

On Wednesday 25 June, after waiting in the sun for hours, teachers and support staff eventually received their Covid-19 vaccines at the University of the Free State. Vaccination will definitely give teachers, learners, and their families more peace of mind. However, Covid-19 still lingers and now, more than ever, it’s urgent that we comply with the laws set in place to protect all of us. This, unfortunately, is the new norm and it will be for a while longer.

SMS gave back and looked good while doing it!

NDUMI MASITHELA AND KAGISHO LIVERTSON MAN’S BEST FRIEND leaves pawprints on your heart and so it is only right to give back something to our loyal furry friends. St Michael’s learners did not only donate food and blankets for the animals at the SPCA, they did it dressed to impress! The civvies day gave learners […]