Author: Zoe Coetzee

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.

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!

Just keep swimming: Midmar Mile 2021

AFTER MANY WEEKS of hard work, the SMS swimmers were disappointed to hear that, due to Covid-19, the annual Midmar Mile would not be swum in the Midmar Dam near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal this year. Instead, it was turned into a virtual event. After being postponed from the original date, the weekend of 13 and 14 February, it was changed into an event of four days over two weeks namely 6, 7, 13, and 14 March 2021.

Bully Busters: Be a Buddy, not a Bully!

The Bully Buster campaign was held at St Michaels over a week; and a few days due to classes being in quarantine; and was presented by Mrs. Marele Venter and Mrs. Natasja Rowe-Rowe and was presented to the grade 3 – 12 as well as to the parents via Zoom.

Book review on Moving Target by Lynette Eason

In the third book of Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians series, Moving Target, Maddy McKay and Detective Quinn Holcombe are on the run from a serial killer who calls himself ‘The Chosen One’. Both of them are also running from their past and for their lives. Now forced into in a deadly game of hide and seek they have to do everything possible to say alive and keep their friends and family safe. The Chosen One has been more than capable of tracking them down so far.

Get to know your teachers

Mrs Adrie Lombard is a force to be reckoned with. After obtaining her degrees in primary education and remedial teaching, she left South Africa for England where she worked with disabled children.