June 18, 2024

Author: Reneé du Toit

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 […]

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 […]

Coffee with Mrs Goodrick

KEIRA LEMMETJIES & QUISTYNN VELDSCHOEN SUGAR AND SPICE and all things nice; that is what Rozanne Goodrick is made of. She is a remarkable, kind and loving person with a good sense of humour. She joined the St Michael’s family in 2014. Prior to accepting the position as secretary at St Michael’s, Mrs Goodrick had […]

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.

YOUR story: Illiana Stevens

ILLIANA STEVENS in Grade 10 has recently been selected as the winner of an Ambassador berth from ON POINT Lifestyle Magazine. She will take part in various ON POINT lifestyle projects and marketing and advertising campaigns, while also being featured in a special edition of ON POINT Lifestyle Magazine.

Stockings, sore muscles and candle wax – that’s what ‘skivvies’ are made of

The air smelled of wet grass and burning candles at this year’s Basher ceremony. Although the ceremony couldn’t take place in the chapel as always, there was the same spirit in the air. There were thick clouds in the sky; even the rain was excited to see the event. The hot candle wax dripped onto the girls’ dresses and fingers, but nothing could dampen the spirit.

Movie night a great success

AMIDST THE UNCERTAINTY about the Corona Virus, the Community Services Committee hosted a movie night at the end of May. Kgosatsana Mabalane, a member of the committee, said that she had been inspired by the BLM movement during lockdown last year to end Period Poverty. The pad drive was connected to the movie night to encourage people to donate to a cause that really matters. Quite a few learners pitched in and supported this initiative.

New Financial Manager an asset for SMS

THE NEW FINANCIAL MANAGER at St Michael’s is spontaneous but an introvert at heart. She enjoys challenges and is always ready to tackle any task. She is self-motivated and motors through any obstacle she might face. She believes that one should not run from an issue but rather approach it head-on. Challenges and issues should grow and shape you, rather than be a stumbling block. Her life motto is to make the most of every moment, no matter what the situation, because life passes by so quickly.