Category: News

New chapter opens for Mrs Venter

In a small school such as St Michael’s, one teacher can play a very significant role. Mrs Karen Venter, the SMS Physical Sciences educator for the past two years, was one such teacher. It is with heavy hearts that the SMS community says goodbye to her as she begins a new phase in her life: completing her PhD.

RCL members take oath for St Michael’s

Under normal circumstances, the induction of the newly elected proctor body, where the current matric class passes on their role as leaders of the school to the next matric class, forms part of the Valedictory Service. This year, in order to accommodate social distancing, the induction was a separate service, attended only by the Grade Elevens, the RCL members of lower grades and their parents. In spite of this, the occasion still proved to be an enjoyable and meaningful one.

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.

A Bright Future awaits St Michael’s in 2021

On Friday the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) for 2021 had its first meeting, a meeting that was bubbling with excitement as the proctors waited in anticipation to discuss the bright and beautiful future of St Michael’s.

Dr Johan Cromhout addresses invitees to Honours Dinner

For approximately the last 15 years I have been asked to perform the duty as Master of Ceremonies at the Honours Dinner of St Michael’s. This event takes place early in the year and is one of the school’s most prestigious functions. Learners from all disciplines are being honoured at this dinner where a guest speaker also gives an inspirational speech whereafter a mouth-watering meal is being served.

What you need to know about COVID 19

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.

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.