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:


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


Wednesday Sport News

Sport time at St.Matthew’s

Every Wednesday we have sport practise from 12:00 to 14:00.

On the 16th of May 2018, it was a different ball game. The teachers decided to challenge the school netball players to a friendly match.  However, it was not a fair match it was fun to watch, not surprisingly but still sadly, the teachers won.  At the end of the day, though everyone enjoyed themselves and thanks to our teachers for surprising us with such a fun show.

By: Mateta Nomfundo Grade 10.

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 Fun Run in Grahamstown

St. Matthews Heritage Fest 2014