Sifunda Kunye Community reading club at St Matthews High School.

 

Reading club

We still have our reading club which takes place every Saturday at ST Matthew’s high school. We believe that reading and sharing stories can help a child get to know sound, words and language and develop early literacy skill, help child’s brain, social skills and communication skills development.

Our Sifunda Kunye Reading club is very well supported by our local community with a large and steady group of eager readers attendance.

One highlight during the term was our Easter competition and hunt.

Our reader are supported by our Sifunda Kunye grade 11 facilitators and guided by Sanga Mabulu from Sifunda Kunye.

 

Sifunda Kunye Reading Club facilitators 2019

 

Sifunda Kunye writing club at St Matthews High School.

Sifunda kunye learners entered a writing competition with schools from King William’s Town,  schools were Hector Petersen, Eric Mntonga  and Sikhulule HS. This competition was hosted by Maki Foundation, some of our learners managed to win the competition, they were writing short stories, plays, song writing, poems, set of jokes and drawings. The school with most entries submitted was ST Matthews Highs School. These learners were under the supervision of their Sifunda kunye facilitator Sanga Mabulu.

Short stories : Khanyisa Suswana got 2nd place

Nthasha Mpondo got 3rd place

Xhosa poetry : Mbali Nikita 1st place

Drawing category : Noble Sibulele

From the left we have got Khanyisa Suswana, in the middle we have got Noble Sibule and on the right we have got Mbali Nikita

 

 

Sifunda Kunye drama at St Matthews High School

 

Drama

This term we had an event hosted by drama learners of ST Matthews High School. The event did not only showcase the talent of our learners but also showcasing what they have been learning  at the drama club, this was an opportunity for learners who are not members of drama to experience the new talent and spectacular even of seeing a live performance being performed by their peers . These learners performed poetry, drama, contemporary dance and ‘pantsula’ dance. Back up performers assisted with back ground sound and props.

 

St Matthews Sports news

On the 13th of April 2019, it is with proud and joy to write that five of our young netball players were selected to participate on the Provincial Trails in East London.   Even though only one out the five was picked to play for the National team, we are still proud you girls for participating in the trails. Congratulations to our netball team keep representing us and making us proud .

Written by Ayakha Maliti

 

 

 

Saint Matthews High School Versus Mthwaku Junior Secondary School

On the 10TH Of April St Matthews High School hosted a few sport matches against Mthwaku Junior Secondary School for all codes in soccer, rugby and netball. First to play was the Netball teams and our girls made us proud in a truly spectacular and professional manner we won all 3 netball matches. Next to follow were the soccer matches now those were a little tough due to the fact that our boys kept getting injuries during the course of the matches. But they showed resilience and played through their pain, and managed to impress all who were watching by winning.

Last but not least to play was the beloved rugby teams and what an amazing show of skill and power by both teams. The first match went well but the second one was almost disrupted when Saints fans started arguing with Mthwaku fans but luckily that was quickly sorted. Even though our rugby boys played well Mthwaku managed to win and we congratulate them on an amazing game.

Written by Asemahle Plaatjie

 

 

 

 

 

Sifunda Kunye Sports day 18 May 2019

 

 

On the  18th of May 2019 we took part in the Sifunda Kunye sports tournament . The sporting codes played was  soccer and  rugby. All our Sifunda kunye partner schools played very well, and we enjoyed the day with all the learners, parents and  teachers. Congratulations to Toise SSS for winning the rugby and Richard Varha for winning the girls soccer.

The final results for this tournament was as follows:

Rugby:

1st place Toise SSS

2nd place St Matthews High School

3de place Xolani SSS

4th place Richard Varha High School

Soccer: (Girls)

1st place Richard Varha

2nd place Xolani SSS

3de place St Matthews High School

4th place Toise Senior Secondary School

 

Sifunda Kunye Sports Tournament 16 February 2019

 

Sifunda Kunye Sports Tournament

On Saturday the 16th February 2019, Sifunda Kunye hosted a sports tournament at the Zwelitsha sports grounds. Many schools that took part in the tournament, our school St Matthews’s High school also took part in the tournament.

The codes that were chosen to participate were Soccer and netball, it was only team A and B on both. The first Code that started playing was netball they did very well in both teams A and B. they even won second position, and received medals and certificates. Our soccer teams A and B did not win in the tournament, because the completion was tough although they did their best.

We then interviewed our very own young sports stars who took part in the tournament. We first had a chat with Lindokuhle Klaas a netball player, who said she was very excited that her team won in the tournament and she also said she wants to encourage others learners who think that they can not play netball to come and give it a try because it a great sport which allows travelling.

Then we talked with Imitha Ntoni who is one of our soccer stars. He told us that the team had a good time and enjoyed themselves during the tournament although the match they didn’t win. But next time they are promising that in the next tournament they are going to win however the match was tough.

All in all, a good time was had by everyone who was at the tournament.

Written by Asemahle Plaatyie and Ayakha Maliti