Category: Life at SMS

We are all on the same side

Grade 11 learners and all the St Michael’s teachers were asked to gather for a meeting. Everyone waited in anticipation as Mr Van Wyk took to the microphone.

Baby packs for preemies donated

n the middle of a busy academic term with many challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic, Mrs Melanie Schoeman initiated a project to inspire St Michael’s girls to show compassion by co-operating to donate packages for premature babies.

Gr 11s prank across the board

DURING PRANK WEEK the Grade 11 learners are set loose to cause havoc and disruptance in their teachers’ lives. The week started off with a bang as they played a pre-recorded message in the form of a purge announcement, over the intercom, stating that Prank Week had begun and that the teachers should ever so often look over their shoulders and tread carefully.

Oh Jerusalema!

Oh Jerusalema, took the world by storm. At this point, every South African knows this simple, yet challenging dance. The song brought our school even closer together. Mr Van Wyk made the exciting proposal that every grade comes up with their own dance to this song. It was a great chance for everyone to escape from the reality of COVID-19 and have fun together. Oh Jerusalema, took the world by storm. At this point, every South African knows this simple, yet challenging dance. The song brought our school even closer together. Mr Van Wyk made the exciting proposal that every grade comes up with their own dance to this song. It was a great chance for everyone to escape from the reality of COVID-19 and have fun together.

2020 Founders Day extra special

Founders day was extra special this year, considering that it was one of the very last events the school enjoyed together, before the commencement of the national Corona-virus lockdown.Founders day was extra special this year, considering that it was one of the very last events the school enjoyed together, before the commencement of the national Corona-virus lockdown.Founders day was extra special this year, considering that it was one of the very last events the school enjoyed together, before the commencement of the national Corona-virus lockdown.

We matter, we learn, we love

Black Lives Matter is a movement that has swept its way through the world following the unjust death of George Floyd due to police brutality by the Minneapolis police in America and it swiftly made its way to South Africa and to St Michael’s.Black Lives Matter is a movement that has swept its way through the world following the unjust death of George Floyd due to police brutality by the Minneapolis police in America and it swiftly made its way to South Africa and to St Michael’s.

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.

The Phantom of the Opera

The theme of this year’s Valentine’s Ball was the Phantom of the Opera. Learners were encouraged to dress according to the theme. Many ladies were dressed very elegantly and looked stunning!

Hockey hero shares her dreams at Honours Dinner

The first Honours Dinner at St Michael’s was held in the ’90s. Initially there were two separate Honours Dinners, one for academic and one for sports achievements. It was then decided to combine into one event to honour, thank and congratulate learners who have excelled.