Sharing an origin can create a special bond between schools. This rings true for DSG, St Andrew’s College and St Matthew’s.
Based in Keiskammahoek, St Matthew’s is dedicated to providing a quality education to boys and girls from the surrounding areas and afar. This school, founded by John Armstrong, thrives in a world far removed from that of the well-resourced environment in which St Andrew’s and DSG exists.
Part of the beauty of human nature is that children are able to find common ground that is based on humanity, rather than wealth, shared interests rather than facilities and humour, even when language may present a barrier. This shared experience and relationship fostering was the intention of the classroom visit that took place on Tuesday 23 May. A contingent of six boys from SAC, seven girls from DSG and four staff members journeyed to St Matthew’s. The boys and girls from Grade 8 to Grade 11 spent the morning attending classes and building relationships whilst the staff members were kept busy with classroom observations and even a bit of teaching. This was the second exchange for the year and we look forward to hosting the students of St Matthew’s later this year.