St Matthew’s High School Programme

I n 1855, Bishop Armstrong founded St Matthew’s Mission which has grown into one of the most well-known schools in the rural Eastern Cape. In celebration of our shared heritage as Anglican foundations, St Andrew’s and St Matthew’s regularly take part in a shared programme of different interactions. This includes reciprocal day-exchanges of pupils and staff, sporting and cultural contacts, and a week-long residential project where College boys live and work at the school. We are also partnered with St Chad’s College of the Durham University and their placement of volunteers in combined projects, including one at St Matthew’s. We also share a partnership with Sifunda Kunye, an organisation that works to improve the quality of education using information technology and literacy projects. This has broadened the scope of our interactions to include a further five schools in the Amatola district.