St Matthews Sports News

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