On Wednesday 25 June, after waiting in the sun for hours, teachers and support staff eventually received their Covid-19 vaccines at the University of the Free State. Vaccination will definitely give teachers, learners, and their families more peace of mind. However, Covid-19 still lingers and now, more than ever, it’s urgent that we comply with the laws set in place to protect all of us. This, unfortunately, is the new norm and it will be for a while longer.
This year St Michael’s celebrated their 100th annual Speech Night, an award ceremony that commemorates academic, sporting, and cultural excellence. However, due to the coronavirus, things were a bit different – what was once a Speech Night, became a Speech Day and what once was a cathedral filled to the brim with excited learners and proud parents, became an empty chapel with only one grade of recipients present at a time. Nevertheless, elation bubbled over, and pride filled the room as learners prepared themselves to receive the well-deserved recognition of the hard work that allowed them to produce excellent results in a difficult year.
Semester recently conducted a virtual interview with Professor Felicity Burt of the Department of Virology from the University of Free State. She shared some valuable insights for school learners about the Corona virus and the prevention of its spread.
KHOTHATSO RAMAEMA The 42nd edition of the biggest timed bicycle race in the world was held on 8 March 2020. The route, that is approximately 108 km long, circles the Cape peninsula. It starts and finishes in the shadow of Table Mountain. In 1978, John Stegmann and Bill Mylrea organised this race because they wanted […]
ST MICHAEL’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS has just become the proud owner of a magnificent full-service water-based astro turf. The recent opening of only the fourth turf of its kind in Bloemfontein was a milestone for hockey at the school. The turf boasts fabulous floodlights andan electronic scoreboard that was sponsored by the University of the Free State.