Saint Martin's School - Rosettenville

The little South African with the biggest heart

The name Ian von Memerty didn’t mean much to our pupils when we introduced his son Oscar to them – they are obviously too young to remember the amazing show ‘Handful of keys’ from the ‘90s.

Oscar is a motivational speaker and has been described as ‘An extraordinary little South African with the biggest heart’. He really is little – only just over 1m tall – but in his presentation to the school everyone realised what a massive heart he has and they rose, as one man, and gave him a standing ovation at the end of his talk.

His very rare condition, Maroteaux Lamy Syndrome, is characterised by dwarfism and he has cheated death on a number of occasions through bone marrow transplants and various other operations. After his 10 minute cardiac arrest, doctors said he would be brain damaged for life – fortunately they were wrong.

He spoke about dealing with being different and how fame is just so fleeting and not worth chasing after. Happiness being much more important than money also came out loud and clear – things we know, but needed to be reminded of.

GENERAL NEWS

An honourable visit by President Kgalema Motlanthe to St Martin’s

It was an honour and a privilege to welcome President Kgalema Motlanthe to St Martin’s on Friday 8 March.
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The little South African with the biggest heart

Oscar von Memerty spoke about dealing with being different and how fame is just so fleeting and not worth chasing after.
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St Martin’s students celebrate their Heritage

I have never seen a school so willing to dress up in their cultural outfits and enter into the spirit of Heritage Day.
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PRE-SCHOOL NEWS

Pre-Preparatory Sports Day

Our annual sports day had smiles all around.
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Pre-Preparatory Heritage Day

Our children embrace their roots and celebrate our National Heritage day with traditional clothing and cuisine.
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Pre-Preparatory visit to the Lory Park Zoo

It was such a pleasure to visit such a spectacular zoo especially when we basically had the entire place to ourselves.
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PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWS

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Shakespeare Rocks

Our senior prep production had the audience in absolute awe this year.
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Afrikaans Redenaars Evening

This year we had a record high of 29 participants in our Afrikaans Redenaars Evening.
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HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

St Martin’s High School visits Queenshaven

The One by One Outreach Committee managed by the High School Pupils, recently visited the Queenshaven Retirement Village.
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High School swimmers excel at C League Inter-High Gala

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