February 28, 2024

Author: Zoe Coetzee

The upside of falling

This extraordinary book is about fake dating – a personal favourite of mine.

Grade 9 camp strengthens Sisterhood

In late September the Grade 9s paid a visit to the infamous Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve. After missing the opportunity to go on camp the previous year due to the Corona virus, they were thrilled finally to get to go on camp. After a prayer for travelling mercies by Mr Braam van Wyk, the girls departed.

BOOK REVIEW : Blade of secrets

Blade of Secrets, written by Trica Levenseller, follows the journey of eighteen-year-old Ziva, a magically gifted bladesmith. She is commissioned to make a one-of-a-kind war sword for a powerful warlord – one that does not only cut deeply but also steals the secrets of the person it cuts. When the secrets revealed lead her to understand that if her sword if given to the warlord, the whole world as they know it will be threatened, she takes the sword, her sister Temra, and flees.

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!

Ms Swanepoel makes waves

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.

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!

Canter, gallop and leap to first place

ZOE COETZEE  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 […]

Grade 9 camp strengthens Sisterhood

ZOE COETZEE In late September the Grade 9s paid a visit to the infamous Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve. After missing the opportunity to go on camp the previous year due to the Corona virus, they were thrilled finally to get to go on camp. After a prayer for travelling mercies by Mr Braam van Wyk, […]

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.