St Matthews Prize Giving 2017

Presidents Award

Bronze Award Winners

Environmental Awards Competition

On 13 August 2015 Gcilitshana, Mahola, Hangana, Makhuzeni, Gladile, Tyali and Mpana took part in the Environmental Awards Competition representing St. Matthews High School Geography Learners.

The results were announced at 16H15(Regent Hotel) that we managed to place second in the Regional phase 2015 and won R15000 for our school. When I first heard the news, I was very ecstatic, my hands were shaking and my heart was beating faster than usual.

East London offered us a great time and I truly admire the beauty and kindness of the Department of Environmental Affairs who served us.

This for us has been an incredible achievement, as learners of St. Matt, we are grateful for this opportunity. We hope to take first place next year.

By: Sisonke Makhuzeni

St. Matthews Presidents Awards Participants Celebrate June 16

June 16, every year, is celebrated across Africa as the “Day of the African Child” and it is in observance of the 1976, South African-Soweto uprising. During the event, hundreds of black school children in the Soweto Apartheid regime then gather to use the means of advocacy through protesting the inferior quality of their education and demanding their rights to be taught in their own language. While seeking for equal rights opportunity they were unmercifully and brutally gunned down. In doleful measure of the atrocious act against the black school pupils, the heads of states of the African Union met in Abuja Nigeria, and took into consideration the UN Resolution 1290, adopted in 1990 declaring June 16, each year as the Day of the African Child and should be observed by all signatory to the convention annually specially by all member states.

This year’s celebration is intended to gain Government’s commitment in allocating appropriate funding for children’s related programs and activities for their protection, participation, growth and development taking into consideration the Children’s Law. based on the above background St. Matthews Presidents Awards participants are embarking in an Initiative “Africa Child Make a Change” under the theme “Educating the Mind, Heart and Hand to its maximum potential” where will be having the bellow activities:

Parade from St. Matthews to Sinenjongo Edu Care and Guzana Family

Painting, Cleaning campaign & Award Leader Bursary hand over

Sporting Activities – Soccer & Rugby

The sporting activities are to boost and motivate young people to be active in their society and leave a healthy life style by understanding their critical role which they should play in developing their community. Thanks to Sifunda Kunye for and other stakeholders to make this day a success.

The Presidents Awards Silver Hike

The Presidents Awards Visit St. Matthews Bronze Participants

Mr Brett Malila visited us as the president’s award group for St. Matthew’s high school. We had a great session because we asked questions then Mr. Brett Malila and Mr. Lwazi Mbambo answered our question which gave us a deeper understanding of the whole programme.

We were also asked questions and we got pens for rewards, we got a lot of motivation to go on further to other levels of the President’s award and to do community service and gaining skills.

My Achievement as the Best Learner of the Year

The Presidents Awards Fun Run in Grahamstown