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.

 

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

 

Adventurous Journey 8-10 March 2019.

Adventurous Journey

8-10 March 2019

Participants from Sifunda Kunye partner schools, Toise SSS, St Matthews High School, and  Hendrik Kanise Combined School took part in a 48 km hike during this weekend.

Participants were qualifying for their silver in The Presidents Awards level.

 

During our arrival at camp it was raining but we were determined to complete our camp and required km to qualify for our silver.

We hiked for 4km during the night walk, the following morning we hiked along the beach for 40 km and on the 3 day we hiked for 6 km.

This was a challenging hike, it rained the entire 3 days and 2 nights, all together it rained 124 mm during our camp, we were wet, tired but determined. We had to work together in teams to survive  the weekend. It took a lot of determination, teamwork, motivation and courage but we concurred and completed what we aimed to achieve.

 

Wi-Fi Launch 22 January 2019.

On the 22nd of January 2019 we at St Matthews celebrated our wifi that was installed on our campus at the end of 2018. The wifi scope coverage:

What an exciting and memorable event, the event was well supported with a special quest speaker from Sifunda Kunye Mr Ben Paullan, Board member all the way from America. Ben was also the person that kick started this project at St Matthews High School, ten year ago.

The student representative Milisa Mtoto also  thanked Sifunda Kunye for the wifi and the positive impact it will have and all the girls in the hostels and the school.

 

A short memorable video was made a placed on Sifunda Kunye facebook page and reached over 4200. To view the video like Sifunda Kunye Education Project facebook page.

 

 

Adventurous Journey 2018