Wow! what an amazing day, it was a day to be remembered because I finally got to see my friends. Everyone had a smile on their faces except some of the new Grade 8s. I was so over joyed to be a grade 9 learner. we went to a welcoming ceremony at the school church. We arrived at the church and sat down then one of our teachers stood and welcomed us with an encouraging and inspiring message. Then our lovely choir sang for us and the song was so nice that I even sang along with them. The message that we got from the teachers, pastor and our principal was so motivating. What I took away from it was that I should work hard and look forward to every opportunity and even challenges that come my way. The best thing was that we should not give up on anything because of what people say about you because that can destroy your confidence. Also know what you want in life don’t depend on other people’s things, have your own things and focus on your studies to make yourself and your parents proud.
Written by Awonke Mamay
On the 3rd of March 2017 students from Grade 9 & 10 visited Briedbach Secondary School in King William’s Town. Universities that did presented the career exhibition were Fort Hare University, Walter Sisulu University. The career day assisted us all to gain knowledge of how to plan for our future studies and careers…. One important lesson we all learned and many forget or forgotten in South Africa — ”Education is the key to a successful future.”
Written by Ziyanda and Siima
During this past term on the 12th of February 2017, twelve learners from St Matthews High School visited Addo, Port Elizabeth. The twelve learners were chosen based on their essay that was written about “What would I like to change about my school, community and themselves”.
The 12 learners visited Columba Leadership Academy, learners learned about awareness, focus, creativity, integrity, perseverance and service as a leader. Quote of the day “Sharing resources selfishly and effectively, using your strength and experience to take meaningful action, let all contribute to the greater good”
Let us all activate the inner leader in ourselves as individuals, and remember we all have the potential to be a leader you just need to push in the right direction.
By Mbalentle Mafai Grade 11
On the 6 May 2015, as ST Matthew’s Grade10 learners visited ST Andrew’s & DSG high school. This was part of our annual learner day exchanged programme for all of us, this was an opportunity of a life time, a day we will never forget, having to spend a day and share a class with someone from a different racial group. St Andrew’s is a totally different school, with many opportunities that one can benefit from, besides studying
There is quite a lot of learning areas to choose from, e.g Biology, drama, music, design, French and Afrikaans. The learners at ST Andrew’s and DSG were very friendly to us and we felt so welcomed. The atmosphere there really inspire us to study hard in order to reach our own personal goals and dreams. The food was very delicious, infect, everything was just perfect. We would not even hesitate going back there, as we really had great time.