June 18, 2024

Year: 2021

2022 leaders ready for action

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.

Canter, gallop and leap to first place

ZOE COETZEE  When she rode for the first time at the age of 2, Alexia Augousti fell in love with the sport. Together with her horse Moonshine, or Moonie, or Moon for short, she competed in the SANESA Q4 2021.  She competed in the dressage Special Needs Tests 3 and 4 as well as the Special Needs […]

Kaylen Simmons rules

ITUMELENG SEMOLI Kaylen Simmons, captain of the SMS First Hockey Team, was a member of the Southern Free State U. 18A team that won both their matches against Northern Free State teams.  She also participated in the Bloem Hawks championship tournament where she played in the forward position and shot a few aerial goals for […]

From forensics analyst to star teacher

QUISTYNN VELDSCHOEN Mr Jaco Cilliers was born in Bloemfontein and attended school at Jim Fouché.  He studied Forensics, but decided that teaching was more challenging and interesting. He joined St Michael’s in Term 3 to replace Mrs Natasha Slabbert. He has a great sense of humour and is easy going, but a hard-working individual. Reading psychological […]

Teachers conquer the mountain

On the 25th of September Junior School teachers, Mrs Heunis and Mrs Van Biljon, completed the 4-Peaks 24km Mountain Challenge.

Scientists soar at SMS

The St Michael’s team obtained the third position nationally at the annual science debating competition held by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA).

Matric Farewell an evening of glamour and elegance

BOITSHEPO MOGAPI A sad but magical evening the matrics had, saying their farewells to one another at the beautiful Warm Karoo venue. Mrs Seugnet Pietersen, who had been their Form Teacher since Grade 8, planned the unforgettable event meticulously and laid the tables herself because she wanted it perfectly done.  The Farewell started with matrics […]

You get a thank you, I get a thank you, everybody gets a thank you!

PELONOMI LETONG A calm atmosphere was created by music in the background and apprehension of what the Grade 6s had planned for the teachers was in the air. Every year, assisted by Mrs Noeline Stumpfe, a Spring Tea is hosted by the Grade 6s to show their gratitude and appreciation to the teachers. But, of […]

Mrs Slabbert greets SMS

QUESTYNN VELDSCHOEN Mrs Natasha Slabbert’s appointment in an HOD post at Martie du Plessis High School was a great loss to St Michael’s. This multi-talented teacher joined the SMS staff in January 2016. She came to St Michael’s in January 2016.  She loves being able to make a difference in young people’s lives. As a […]