April 14, 2024

Author: Jeanine Sirsawy

Scary enough to make you cry!

This year’s Sale of Work was much anticipated and what a success it was. The spring air and warm sun showed itself for the first time after the gloomy winter.

This year’s Forty Days began with a Chapel Service. As Father Grant rightly said, ‘Farewells are never joyful nor are they easy, for soon you will not be seeing your teachers, school mates and peers who have been an integral part of your growing up in age, wisdom and grace.’

A new superhero flashes at Athletics Day.

This year’s athletics day was a refreshing spritz of normality after so many events and competitions had been cancelled due to Covid-19. Regaining some house spirit raised the mood of the staff and learners.

SMS says farewell to a loved teacher

JEANINE SIRSAWY After 14 wonderful years at St Michael’s, girls and educators alike are sad to see their beloved teacher, coach and Phase Head, Mrs Elizabeth (Liz) Venter, leave. Coming from Oranje, she is now leaving SMS with wisdom and good memories. Mrs Venter was not only an inspiring mathematics teacher who took joy in […]

Sale of work: What’s new?

JEANINE SIRSAWY  Sale of Work, started in the early years of the school for the learners to sell their hand-knitted socks and other wares, has become an annual tradition much awaited by everyone.  This year the school was able to hold the Sale of Work, much to the excitement of the learners. But the lingering […]

Roles reversed on Forty Days

JEANINE SIRSAWY  This year’s Forty Days began with a Chapel Service. As Father Grant rightly said, ‘Farewells are never joyful nor are they easy, for soon you will not be seeing your teachers, school mates and peers who have been an integral part of your growing up in age, wisdom and grace.’  On the day, a major […]

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.