Author: SeMeSter

Oh Jerusalema!

Oh Jerusalema, took the world by storm. At this point, every South African knows this simple, yet challenging dance. The song brought our school even closer together. Mr Van Wyk made the exciting proposal that every grade comes up with their own dance to this song. It was a great chance for everyone to escape from the reality of COVID-19 and have fun together. Oh Jerusalema, took the world by storm. At this point, every South African knows this simple, yet challenging dance. The song brought our school even closer together. Mr Van Wyk made the exciting proposal that every grade comes up with their own dance to this song. It was a great chance for everyone to escape from the reality of COVID-19 and have fun together.

Lockdown long and tiring

The lockdown period was long, tiring and everyone was unsure about what was happening around them. This pandemic changed our lives forever, with many questions left unanswered: when will school open again; will we be able to visit friends and family soon; will we have to wear masks for ever and will life ever be the same again? The dates on which schools would open again, kept changing. No one was sure and online teaching and learning continued.

Not a single tear shed on first day

The grade ones arrived on their first day, smiling in their new uniforms ready to start “big school” and to test their new playground. 15 Janury was the day the Grade 1 teachers would start molding these…into the leaders of 2031, where they will make the world a better place.

A weekend of teamwork and fun at Grey Bieling hockey tournament

The First Hockey Team beat Framesby High 5 – 0 at the Greg Beling tournament. The festival was held in East London in March. It was the first time a St Michael’s team participated in the tournament, which heightened the excitement about the event.

Back to school

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ This was surely the thought running through every staff member’s mind when the theme of the annual Welcome Back function at Amanzi was announced.

The Phantom of the Opera

The theme of this year’s Valentine’s Ball was the Phantom of the Opera. Learners were encouraged to dress according to the theme. Many ladies were dressed very elegantly and looked stunning!

Hockey hero shares her dreams at Honours Dinner

The first Honours Dinner at St Michael’s was held in the ’90s. Initially there were two separate Honours Dinners, one for academic and one for sports achievements. It was then decided to combine into one event to honour, thank and congratulate learners who have excelled.

Film review Brooklyn

Set in the 1950s, Brooklyn is about a young Irish girl, Eilis Lace (portrayed by Saoirse Ronan), who emigrates to the United States in search of a bigger life than the one her small town can offer her.