Ms Nolitha Mancoko – Deputy Principal

My name is Nolitha Mancoko, I am originally from Balasi Location near Bisho but I now reside in King Williams Town with my family. I am married with two sons, Intle who is 19 years old and is currently studying Law at the University of Fort Hare in East London. My Last born Kamva, whom is 15 years old doing grade 10 at Grame College in Grahamstown.

I studied my high school at Saint Matthew’s High School and finished in 1985. I went on to study at Lennox Sebe College of Education for a Senior Teacher’s Diploma majoring in Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

In 1989, I started teaching at Mpumzi Junior Secondary school in Middledrift, I decided to further my studies whilst working. I managed to obtain my Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Fort Hare, I majored in Economics, Business Economics and Industrial Psychology.

In 1990, I worked at Siyazama High school and in 1994 I became a senior teacher. In 2006 I obtained my Bachelor of Education Honors Degree from Rhodes University, majored in Management and Mathematics education.

In 2008, I was transferred to Hector Peterson High school, where I taught Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy. I was fortunate enough to be elected as part of Management, first as an Acting Head of Department then later I was offered the post. I also started doing my Masters Degree at the University of Fort Hare but unfortunately I could not finish because of health reasons.

In the month of May 2019, I became a Deputy Principal at Saint Matthews High school, I am so very happy that I have returned to my high school after so many years as student. I am a hardworking person hoping to put my school on the map of performing schools. I believe in quality results

Bidding Farewell to Mr Adabla

Farewell Mr Adabla

Bidding farewell to a teacher is always hard as words spoken never seem to be enough, saying goodbye is never simple especially to a teacher like you. Even though at times we were naughty with a bad attitude but putting aside a side our mischief and noise, teachers like Mr Adabla are extremely prized and adored, the reason his class was fun is because he always sparked inspiration and interest within us. We hope to see you again Mr Adabla and also that you are having fun at your new school and new post. As you know, we love you and you will always be remembered in our hearts and minds. But you know as they say “teacher’s words are the sparks that light up works of imagination in their students minds”.

Written By Mamayo Awonke


Welcome to Ziyanda Thompson

Getting to know the new Lab Facilitator at St Matthews, Ziyanda Thompson

I grew up in Mdantsane, but moved to Keiskammahoek with my family in 2016. Im currently studying at the University of Fort Hare towards a Bachelor Arts Honours in History,

I was a tutor at Fort Hare Univisertiy  prior to getting this job.  My fondness started when I saw first-hand the struggle of some student with researching assignments and doing basic computer work in University, many of the students has had no prior exposure to computers.

When I heard St Matthews High school was looking for someone to assist learners with computer classes I jumped at the chance because I knew the experience would also benefit me as much as the it would the learners.

On the 4th May 2018, I received the call I had been hoping and praying for, I was selected as Facilitator for CAMI, so I must admit I had no real knowledge or experience with CAMI. What excited me the most was knowing I would be helping educate learners from my village not just with using a computer but also help improving their maths and English as well, thanks to the CAMI software.

I am finding CAMI quite fascinating and helpful and I look forward for it to be incorporated to all schools, as it is not just makes things easier for the learners and for the teachers as well. With a system like it we won’t just be able to pin point the problem areas in real time but it also offers assistance to the learner in the form of speed notes.


Written by Ziyanda Thompson

St Matthews High School Welcomes Our New Principal Mr. Ngqoba

Mr. Ngqoba is the Principal of St Matthwes High as from towards the end of the year 2016 after final exams. He is replacing our Acting Principal Mr. Adekponye who was the former Deputy of Mr Gquma as from last year July until the era of new our Principal Mr Ngqoba end of November 2016.

Mr. Ngqoba have an experience of this position as a school Principal, he was the principal at East London District at at one of the high schools of MooiPlus. He is very happy to be part of the staff of St. Matthews and as a school Principal because he is already sharing Ideas and experience with the School teaching staff and school staff in different categories. Because he want to build the school in all structures e.g Best learners, best school with best quality results in all classes especial grade 12 as from this year upwards and best leadership skills in all categories e.g. there is several leadership workshops and trainings, St. Matthews most of the time is the part of those trainings and workshops.

He continue to build a strong bond with the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (St. Matthews Mission Parish) the founder of St. Matthews high school, he already had an official meeting that was include Diocesan Bishop, Bishop E.S. Ntlali, St. Matthews Mission Parish Archdeacon L.M. Ntshingwa, Principal of our twin school St. Andrews College of Grahamstown the purpose of the meeting was discussion for future planning’s. He also meets with the school donor from America MR. Andrew Summers he is the founder and CEO of Calaber Foundation and South African Project that is called SIFUNDA KUNYE LITARECY PROJECT (He is working hand to hand with Zander, Jolande and also Lux as a link communicator)

Written by LUX

Deputy Principal Mr Eman Adekponya Retires

Sifunda Kunye Educational Project wishes Deputy Principal Mr Eman Adekponya a well-deserved retirement.

Mr Adekponya is a well-respected physical science teacher based at one of our partner schools, St Matthews High School in Keiskammahoek, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Mr Adekponya is a focused, straightforward man with integrity.

Thank you Mr Adekponya, today we wish you well, your inspiration and difference you made in so many lives has been inspirational. You might be leaving teaching, but lesson learnt will forever remain.

Enkosi Tata from all pupils past and present, teachers at St Matthews High School, and Sifunda Kunye Educational Project.