Category: Junior School

Lockdown long and tiring

The lockdown period was long, tiring and everyone was unsure about what was happening around them. This pandemic changed our lives forever, with many questions left unanswered: when will school open again; will we be able to visit friends and family soon; will we have to wear masks for ever and will life ever be the same again? The dates on which schools would open again, kept changing. No one was sure and online teaching and learning continued.

Not a single tear shed on first day

The grade ones arrived on their first day, smiling in their new uniforms ready to start “big school” and to test their new playground. 15 Janury was the day the Grade 1 teachers would start molding these…into the leaders of 2031, where they will make the world a better place.

Enthusiasm and fun triumph at gala

You’ll probably experience the memory of the St Michael’s gala in January like it is from a bygone era; an era where events happened during the year at school. The gala was one of very few events in 2020.

Grow up and do your duty

THE NEW GRADE 6 monitors were announced in chapel. Monitoring duties alternated during the first two terms of 2019 and now it was time for the final group of monitors to be announced.

In Memoriam Lesedi Mokone

St Michael’s mourn the loss of little Lesedi Mokone (Grade R) who died in a tragic car accident in Parys early in October. The school extends sincere condolences to her loved ones.

Hard work pays off

Pelenomi Letong, Jacinta de Sousa, Jeanine Sirsawy and Quistynn Veldschoen at the Intermediate Phase Prize-Giving.

Senior Primary Choir sings in harmony

The Senior Primary Choir was especially busy this year. Their first important performance was ATKV Applous, where they were highly commended and obtained a silver certificate. They received an A at the Kunswedstryd later in the year.

Sale of Work a blessing to the small school with the big heart

THE ANTICIPATION was palpable again weeks before Sale of Work this year. Teachers and learners were organising, cutting, pasting, folding, stringing and even sewing.

MOVIE REVIEW: Matilda

MATILDA is an old-time favourite that holds a special place in many people’s hearts. The special effects such as Matilda having fun using her power by sending cards and game chips flying or the principal swinging a little girl by her pig tales and throwing a boy out of a classroom window are amusing and wonderfully done.

It takes two (and tea) to tango

SHAKESPEARE wrote, ‘All is well that ends well.’ This was absolutely true for Spring Tea 2019, hosted by the Grade 6 girls.