St Andrew’s School, Welkom




Dear Parents



As we approach the end of the third term it is necessary to reflect on some matters, give feedback on others and also remind ourselves of things to come.


  • 60th Anniversary (concert)

A word of appreciation towards all our parents who attended the school’s concert, Friday 4 August 2023, at 1 Toronto. Those who attended would surely agree that it was a memorable evening and that the production and performance spoke of quality on the highest level. We want to thank Mr H Jordaan, Ms L Andrews, Ms E Rossouw and all the staff members for their commitment and enthusiasm in steering this project to its final conclusion.


This was surely a highlight on our calendar and contributed enormously torwards the cohesion of our St Andrew’s family. This show served as a showcase which demonstrated our ability to unite, create and produce something of enormous significance.





  • Regional Expo

The regional Expo took place on the 12th of August 2023 on the campus of CUT and again St Andrew’s was recognised as the school who is setting the pace in organisation, attendance and participation. We acknowledge and commend all our staff members who commit themselves on a daily basis towards the

promotion, maintenance and growth of Expo at our school. We believe that the skills our learners acquire through their participation will benefit them for many years to come.


The school won the prize for the most entries as well as the most medals received. We include a summary of our most recent results later in this letter.



  • School Council Elections

We want to thank the outgoing Council members for their loyal service, commitment and hard work during the term 2022/2023. Being on Council is a huge privilege, but coincides with a huge responsibility, and we want to thank them for answering the call of duty and for being faithful in the execution thereof. We also want to congratulate the new Council members who were inducted on the 18th of August 2023. We wish them all of the best as they embark on this challenging, but also rewarding journey.


Rihana Cossa Alexis Hefer

Bino Lekama Boipelo Mabaso

Refilwe Mokoena Naledi Moleli

Lerato Molepo Omolemo Mopeli

Tshepi Thabana Salvo Vilanculos


Bontle Mabaso – Vice president Nkateko Mgojo – President


  • Most recent achievements Expo

Olevia Cossa Gr 8 Gold Award Catrice Ravhura Gr 8 Gold Award

Micaela Sardinha Gr 8 Gold Award, she has been selected to attend International Science Fair Seabi Moroe Gr 7 Gold Award & Category Winner

Atlehang Zungu Gr 11 Gold Award

Lisa Jonas Gr 5 Silver Award

Bontle Kodisang Gr 9 Silver Award

Bohlokoa Mpe Gr 5 Silver Award

Khanyisile Ndlovu Gr 4 Silver Award

Tumelo Nhlapo Gr 4 Silver Award

Boleng Nkhobo Gr 6 Silver Award

Neo Nthejane Gr 8 Silver Award

Joshua Smit Gr 9 Silver Award

William van der Poll Gr 8 Silver Award



Jason Hefer Gr 8 Bronze Award

Lwandle Madeba Gr 5 Bronze Award

Ayanda Mafelo Gr 6 Bronze Award

Kamo Mokotedi Gr 5 Bronze Award

Mphe Moloto GR 5 Bronze Award

Euan Nyakabau Gr 8 Bronze Award

Omolemo Seane Gr 7 Bronze Award

Tshego Seane Gr 5 Bronze Award

Asiphe Sisilana Gr 7 Bronze Award

Phemelo Thagane Gr 6 Bronze Award

Atlegang Tlale Gr 7 Bronze Award

Tebogo Tladi Gr 8 Bronze Award

Omphile Tlhaole Gr 6 Bronze Award

Aizenosa Zabayo Gr 7 Bronze Award

Osaruese Zabayo Gr 4 Bronze Award

Science Olympiad

Lesego Mosiane Gr 10 (top 50 in Free State) Nkateko Mgojo Gr 11 (top 30 in Free State) Alexis Hefer Gr 11 (top 30 in Free State)


Abovementioned learners attended the Free State Science Convention in Potchefstroom during which it was announced that Alexis Hefer obtained position 8 in the Free State.


Mphe Moloto gr 5 obtained Free State colours in karate and won a bronze medal on National level.


Cross country

Ashlynne Janke qualified for the Free State trials.



Primary School chess team ended 3rd in the chess league.





U/10 Tournament St Andrew

‘s lost in the final with Mandla Macala and Lerato Segalo awarded man of the match.

U/12 Tournament: Jabu Tshepiso awarded man of the match. U/14 Tournament: Owame Sentle awarded man of the match.

U/19 Soccer team beat St Dominic’s 5 – 0 and St Andrew’s Bloemfontein 2 – 0.


Eisteddfod: Poem results Grade 1 – 3:

Kano Mahila Gr 1 A ++

Isi Mini Gr 1 A++

Iva Mine Gr 1 Participation Certificate Brandon Pretorius Gr 1 A ++

Peloentle Itholeng Gr 2 A+ Hlompho Maphutsi Gr 2 A ++ Zenade Mnisi Gr 2 A ++ Oluthando Mqeku Gr 2 A ++ Dean Sehloho Gr 2 A +


Eisteddfod: Piano Results

Ashlynne Janke Gr 3 B+

Anita Macala Gr 6 A+

Catrice Ravhura Gr 8 A+

Aizenosa Zabayo Gr 7 A++ and category winner

Eisteddfod: Dance Results – Elizora’s Arts Academy

Tlhokomelo Chere Gr 8 B+ Ashton Mimba Gr 9 A+

Ashton Mimba Gr 9 Gold Award

Catrice Ravhura Gr 8 A++ and category winner Catrice Ravhura Gr 8 B+

Catrice Ravhura Gr 8 Gold Award Summalee Smit Gr 4 Gold Award Tebogo Tladi Gr 8 B+

Tebogo Tladi Gr 8 Gold Award



Eisteddfod: Dance Results – Elizora’s Arts Academy Champions Acro Group A+

Likhabiso Mapesela Gr RR Orefile Mokhachane Gr R Kano Monyane Gr R

Kitso Tlale Gr R


Eisteddfod: Choir Results

Junior Primary Choir A++ and category winner Senior Primary Choir A +

  • Academics

The official test week starts on the 28th of August and we are calling upon our parents to support and encourage our learners, especially during this period of formal assessments. While our learners are not writing a formal examination during the 3rd term, it is important that all tests and other assessments are approached with the necessary commitment, as all of these

marks will contribute towards the mark for the 3rd term.


We wish our Grade 12s all of the best as they prepare for their preliminary examinations which will take place during September. They are now in the final stages of their school career and will also need the constant support and encouragement of our school community.





  • Finances

We have now reached the point that the school has to be bold and decisive in dealing with outstanding school fees. We cannot afford a situation whereby some parents exploit the school and jeopardise our sustainability.


This is an urgent appeal then to all our parents who have committed themselves by signing a legal document, to actually honour that particular financial obligation in the same way as the school is honouring their obligation of providing quality education.

  • Dates to remember

    1. Aug – 8 Sep Gr 4 – 11 Test Week
    2. Aug – 20 Sep Gr 12 Preliminary Exams 2 September PTA Golf Day

19 September Board meeting 20 + 21 September Photo days

22 September End of term 3 at 10:00

22 September Matric Farewell at Digger Inn 25 September Public holiday

25 to 26 September Matric holiday classes

27 September Gr 12 IEB English Oral Moderation

2 – 6 October Expo International Science Fair at Birchwood Conference Centre in Boksburg

10 October Start of Term 4 at 7:30

13 October Gr 12 last day, signing of shirts, speeches, last ring of bell 13 October Hand out Gr 1 to 12 third term reports

15 October Valedictory Service at St Matthias 18:00 18 October Formal Assembly at Toronto

18 October Gr 12 Computer Application Technology Practical IEB exam 20 October Gr 12 Information Technology Practical IEB exam

21 October PTA Carnival

24 October Gr 8 – 12 Prize Giving at Toronto

25 October Gr 1 – 3 Prize Giving at Toronto

26 October Gr 4 – 7 Prize Giving at Toronto

4 November St Andrew’s Sprint Challenge (Athletics) God bless!