Only Platinum School

in the Free State.

100% Pass Rate

for the 42nd consecutive year. 

1606 Distinctions

over the past 20 years.

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Welcome to St Michael's School for Girls

St Michael’s School for Girls, the oldest girls’ school north of the Orange River, is a progressive school that moulds confident young women who can play a meaningful role in South African society.  SMS is a family school where quality education is a joy and girls have a spring in their step.

The school moved to its present site in Brandwag in 1970. The foundation stone was laid by Bishop Frederick Amoore. Many precious relics were also transferred and can be seen in the archives, in the chapel and in and around the school complex. In 1975, Rev Mother Mary Ruth and the sisters retired from their administrative, academic and hostel duties in the school. Currently, governance is vested in the school parent community represented by an elected Board of Governors as School Governing Body. 

148 years

of excellence

Oldest girls school

north of the Orange river

71.9 Average % per learner

over the past 20 years.

SMS Academics

SMS is committed to quality education for all our learners and as proof just look at our academic achievement the past 42 years with a 100% matric pass rate.

St Michael’s offers all learning areas as required by the Free State Department of Education, according to the CAPS curriculum up to Grade 9.

From Grades 10-12, learners may choose from a wide variety of subjects. Learners with differing interests and career choices are accommodated.

Our subject package is geared to ensure that every Grade 12 learner can leave school with a Bachelor’s pass (university admission).

SMS Arts

The different art forms are an integral part of the school curriculum and community at St Michael’s School for Girls.

All girls are exposed to and are able to participate in the Visual Art and Music in the Grade 1 – 9 phase. These classes are an important part of the holistic approach St Michael’s School for Girls offer.

From Grade 10, girls can choose Visual Arts, Music or Dramatic Arts as one of their subjects in the FET phase. Girls develop confidence and self-esteem throughcreative, practical explorations and it gives them the opportunity to broaden their cultural and artistic horizons.

SMS Sports

At St Michael’s we offer a variety of sport disciplines, from athletics, hockey, netball, tennis, swimming, squash and cross country.

It is very important for us as a school to develop a healthy lifestyle for learners where they can find themselves in. Physical activity is important to our learners to keep them healthy and to keep them fit. It also improves an active lifestyle.

Sport teaches our learners about teamwork in all team sports. Discipline on and off the practice fields. Dedication towards something they would like to achieve one day. Commitment for yourself as well as your team. And most important fun, to have fun in anything they do.

We ask of our learners to please participate in 1 winter and 1 summer sport at least. This way we also motivate the learners to get more involved.

SMS Sports Upcoming Matches

SMS Mission & Ethos

SMS is a successful multi-cultural English medium Christian Girls’ School with a long and distinguished history in the Free State.

The vision is to promote the development of independent, skilled and confident young women who are able to lead happy and fulfilled lives, and to contribute constructively to South Africa and the wider world.

Our mission is to provide an excellent learning environment for academic, sporting and cultural achievement while nurturing the emotional development of the girls in a caring environment. Based on our Anglican foundation, SMS develops the spirituality of the girls and staff and fosters its expression in the work of the school community.

Applications for 2023 now open

SMS News

Meet the top 10 in Grade 12 – Term 1

Congratulations and well done to you! Tayla Dlodlo 78.71%, Merveille Tcheumaga 79.14%, Olo Ntlakana 79.14%, Kelebogile Manchu 80.43%, Khanya Sidinile 80.75%, Nthabiseng Kibinye 83.38%, Meadow Maartens 84.29%, Boitumelo Mtsatse 84.33%, Nkgatliseng Motheogane 85.38%, Tinya Chuang 89.75% and Yi-Xuan Wu 90.75%

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Meet the top 10 in Grade 11 – Term 1

Good work ladies! Keep on pushing. Omolemo Malinga 78%, Ntando Masithela 78.56%, Sinomtha Jacobs 79%, Onkabetse Sethoba 79.13%, Fumane Masheane 79.57%, Unathi Seletswane 79.75%, Khothatso Ramaema 82.38%, Relebohile Leiee 84%, Jaelene Thompson 85% and Tebogo Tobane 86%.

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All Girls Festival

Thank you to all who represented St Michael’s at the All Girls Festival. The pictures confirm what a great time was had by all – parents, staff, coaches and player

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