June 18, 2024

Month: February 2022

SMS celebrates honour and success

Acknowledgement, glamour, history, and unpredicted heartache – that is what the 2022 Honours Dinner was made of. Mrs Imelita van der Berg, the guest speaker, announced that she would be retiring at the end of this year.

swimmers stretch their limits

After a year of not being able to get into the pool due to the pandemic, the swimmers were back and ready for action at the Inter-house Gala – their perseverance, love for and dedication to the sport brought them back.

Life coach encourages enthusiasm

The celebration of SMS Sisterhood, held in the Jubilee Hall on 4 February, was enriching and great fun. The evening started on a high note with dancing and praise and worship and ended with the learners experiencing a complete change in mindset.

It’s brand spanking new

ollowing many years of hosting practices, tennis matches and spontaneous tennis-themed games, the St Michael’s tennis courts were in need of a complete facelif. During the process of renovation, the courts were of course closed to all tennis-related activities. However, as soon as it was announced that they would be reopened, the eagerness to play on the courts could be seen in the attitude and stride of the tennis players who were eager to get back onto the revamped courts.

From forensics analyst to star teacher

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.

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. The following girls […]

Ms Swanepoel an inspiration to young hockey players

Ms Jo-Nelke Swanepoel recently umpired the 2021 Senior Ladies’ Interprovincial Tournament in Cape Town. Blowing for both the semi-finals and the finals, she continued her tradition of blowing for both games ever since her first tournament in 2018.

Kaylen Simmons rules

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.

Canter, gallop, and leap to first place

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 Performance Riding Class. She excelled in all three of her categories obtaining 3 red ribbons – which are for first place!

Handing over the baton…

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.