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Corona virus changes lives

The knee-jerk response many South Africans experienced after the president announced a nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis was panic buying. People raided their nearest supermarkets, emptying the shelves as if toilet paper and hand sanitiser would never again be available.

Who are you?

The question about their identity presented itself in many of the activities that the Grade 9 ladies took part in. These adventurous activities included hiking, completing an obstacle course and Bible study sessions. The fundamental question for them centered around the point that the young ladies are now at a stage in their lives where they need to start making their own life choices.

Swimmers stretch out their arms to reach their goals

After a year of not being able to compete in the pool due to the pandemic, the swimmers were back and ready for action at the Inter-house Gala – their perseverance, love for, and dedication to the sport brought them back.

Founders’ day a day of remembrance

The annual Founder’s Day celebrations kicked off in different phases at different venues. The FET phase started at the chapel where Mr Van Wyk announced awards to Jasmine Ali, Boitshepo Mogapi, Tayla Dlodlo, Boitumelo Mtsatse, Bonolo Lehoko, Keabetswe Mokhuoa, Khanya Sidinele and Illiana Stevens. The awards were handed over by the chair lady of the Old Girls Commission, Ms D Riche.

SMS celebrates honour and success

The honours dinner of 2022 was a graceful evening filled with knowledge, history and unexpected heartache as Mrs Imelita van der Berg, the guest speaker, announced that she would be retiring at the end of this year.

Mr Mark Muller seeks greener pastures

Mr Mark Muller has been offered a promotion at a private Catholic School, St Andrew’s, in Grahamstown.

From forensics analyst to star teacher

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.

Southern Free State Squash Tournament

28 players from St Michael’s took part in the Southern Free State squash tournament. For many of the learners, it was their first squash tournament. Although we were able to practise squash during Covid 19 as it is seen as a non-contact sport, this is the first official tournament in many months. The following girls […]

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.

Kaylen Simmons rules

Kaylen Simmons, captain of the SMS First Hockey Team, was a member of the Southern Free State U. 18A team that won both their matches against Northern Free State teams.

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!