Our past and heritage remind us we are not orphans, but we are heirs of a great inheritance. We have a grand “his-story.” And we are part of a long, on-going story. We need to keep alive the stories, for they, in a real sense, keep us alive. We are what we remember.
The termly SMS cultural evening, which aims to promote the sisterhood between ladies, took an interesting twist this term. Instead of houses competing against one another to earn points for the Queen Cup (awarded at the end of the year to the house that has the most points), grades competed this time.
CFG started the year with a praise and worship weekend at Mooigenoeg, accompanied by Mrs Reneé du Toit and their chaplain, Rev. Grant Trewern.
Five years ago, when a Grade Eight learner walked into Mrs Basson’s classroom to start participating in debating, nobody could have guessed where her talent would take her. Jessica Chuang, a matric learner and star debater at St Michael’s, will even feature on national television soon.
THE SOUTH AFRICA AGENCY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT (SAASTA), in collaboration with the Harmony Mine Group, honoured top science learners from across the country during the September holidays. The SAASTA debaters, along with Astroquiz and Olympiad achievers in Life Science, Physical Science and Natural Science from all over South Africa, attended the event that took place at the CSIR’s International Convention Centre in Pretoria.
ESTABLISHED AND CELEBRATED choirs added special lustre to this year’s Songs of Celebration that commemorated the 145th birthday of St Michael’s – the oldest Girls’ School south of the Orange River.
The Choir of the University of the Free State and its Alumni Voices, as well as the Eunice High School Choir sang what the program called called ‘the art of the prophets’ in Martin Luther’s words. The Chapel Choir of St Michael’s, as well as the Senior and Junior Primary Choirs, also presented the audience with, what Luther had called, ‘magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.’ To hear the mass choir sing, gave everyone goose bumps.
Phakade Tshivhase (Grade 8) and Nomvula Letseleha (Grade 6) visited the United Kingdom with the Bloemfontein Children’s Choir. They went to Scotland and London. The highlight of their trip was visiting Buckingham Palace. The magnificent gardens, the sheer size and majesty of the building and especially the Change of the Guard were magical.