St Francis College News

St Francis College caring for the community, enjoying spring and in the spotlight with budding dancers

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Hilda Frederick of Sea Vista Soup Kitchen receiving this week’s Vegetable Collection from St. Francis College – Photograph: Joha Moolman

Caring for the community

St Francis College cares for its community – and what better way to put thoughts into action than ‘Thoughtful Thursday’, an ongoing community initiative aimed at feeding the poor. Each Thursday, pupils big and small bring a vegetable or two to school. These are collected for donation to the Sea Vista Soup Kitchen, which currently feeds 130 children and 20 senior citizens daily. Both the college and soup kitchen are grateful for everyone’s ongoing support – let’s make a difference!

Budding Dancers

We’re in the spotlight! Budding dancers, singers, artists, acrobats and photographers wowed the audience at St Francis College’s recent junior talent show. Organisers Louise Ackerman, Natasha Brown and Sacha Park were super-impressed by the skills and enthusiasm on display – and judge Shona Marais had a tough time picking winners!

Talent Show Judge Shona Marais congratulating all the winners of the junior performance - Photographs: Roxanne Litherland

Talent Show Judge Shona Marais congratulating all the winners of the junior performance – Photographs: Roxanne Litherland

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‘Spring is ‘Bloomin’

SPRING at St Francis College is bloomin’ marvellous! Our teachers celebrated the start of a new term – and warm, summery days – with style and creativity. Grade 3 pupils went to space with teacher Chane De Jager, the Grade 2 class held a High Tea on the lawns, darling, the Grade 0 girls and boys decorated (and devoured) colourful cupcakes and our tiny tots, the nursery school brigade, welcomed newborn baby bunnies into their campus garden. What a happy start to Term Three!

Grade 3 went to space with teacher Chane De Jager. Photograph: Annelita Carpenter

Grade 3 went to space with teacher Chane De Jager. Photograph: Annelita Carpenter

Grade 2 had a High Tea picnic. Photographs: Caroline Anderson

Grade 2 had a High Tea picnic. Photographs: Caroline Anderson

Grade 0 decorated colourful cupcakes. Photographs: Elizabeth Carpenter

Grade 0 decorated colourful cupcakes. Photographs: Elizabeth Carpenter

The Nursery Campus welcomed spring, baby bunnies. Photographs: Jane Lonsdale

The Nursery Campus welcomed spring, baby bunnies. Photographs: Jane Lonsdale

Articles by Roxanne Litherland and Beth Cooper Howell

 

Jordy Smith ‘drops in’ at Cape St Francis

Jordy Smith in Cape St Francis

Jordy Smith at Liquid Lines

Jordy Smith with St Francis College kids outside Liquid Lines in Cape St Francis – Photo by Lorrin Jarvis

South Africa surfing hero, Jordy Smith, snuck quietly into Cape St Francis yesterday just days after winning the last WSL contest at Trestles in California, a win that could see him win the title race if his European and Hawaiian legs are successful. He is presently lying in 4th position in the current world rankings

Jordy was totally under the radar on a photo shoot for an American Magazine and after surfing Seal Point, he had lunch at Liquid Lines where he met some St Francis College kids. Says Lorrin Jarvis whose son Rylan was one of the lucky kids to meet their hero, “ Jordy is a great chap. He had a chat to my son Rylan on the phone after his Trestles win so you can imagine how stoked Rylan was to meet him today!

Watch Jordy in the final at Trestles http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/222291/jordy-smiths-powers-through