Message from the principal

Principal - Braam van Wyk

St Michael’s School – The Small School with the Big Heart

The oldest girls’ school north of the Oranje River is situated in the city of Bloemfontein.  A school rich in tradition and heritage.

First and foremost, SMS is a school where huge emphasis is placed on academic excellence with a 100 % pass rate for 36 consecutive years.  We also look at the quality of results: SMS obtained a 100 % Bachelors pass (University admission) twice in the past three years.  Our learners perform well in various academic competitions provincially and nationally.

SMS also boasts an extensive extra-curricular timetable where each leaner has the opportunity to express herself outside the classroom situation.  The arts and creativity thrive at SMS.  Each young lady participates and thus learns many life-lessons.  In this small school environment with a family atmosphere, the theme of Love and Hope is lived on a daily basis.

Our Anglican ties, with an English ethos, are strongly embedded in our constitution, but also in our culture and daily routine.  Each day starts off in the chapel, the heartbeat of the school.

Beautiful gardens and facilities enhance a tranquil atmosphere where the sound of birds can be heard amongst the sounds of happy girls enjoying themselves at Home away from Home.   Each learner knows that when she leaves the gates of St Michael’s School one day after her Valedictory Service, she will be equipped to face the challenges of life in a rapidly-changing society.

I want to invite you to experience the Small School with the Big Heart!!