School Musical

Sensational School Musical Great Entertainment

Statue in the Park – a musical through the ages – this year’s St Francis College theatrical production was nothing short of sensational! The performance took place at the NG Church in Humansdorp on 2nd August and featured song and dance routines with a selection of popular tunes by the Beetles, Spice Girls, Michael Jackson, Vanilla Ice and many more. There was even a special guest appearance by the amazing John Travolta (headmaster Franzl Bause)

The cast included Roark la Combré in the key role as The Statue who had his costume painted onto him by Burcu Cunneen, one of our nursery school parents who is a gifted artist and art teacher, using her living art form. Other key roles were Noah Peens as The Mayor, Phoebe Costanza and Jamie Lindsay as Jenny and Chris, and Molly Dalton and  Makai Kabot as the Boy and Girl.

As always there are so many folks to thank for making this production so successful. In particular we must acknowledge our talented script writer Elizabeth Carpenter and Mrs Anderson and Mrs Brown for all the drama and music lessons to prepare the pupils for their roles. Thank you to Miss van Olm for the costumes, Mrs Ackerman for the props and Mrs Marais for the makeup.

Last but certainly not least, we want to thank our generously supportive parents and our wonderful teachers for their commitment who made all of this possible.

Article & Photos – Lyn aitken

Super Fun At Fundraiser

Super Fun At Monte Carlo Royale Fundraiser

Super Fun At Monte Carlo Royale Fundraiser

The St Francis College community put on the Ritz as they turned out in numbers to support the Monte Carlo Royale evening at St Francis Links on Friday June 23rd.  The event which raised approximately R50 000.00 for the College saw keen punters revelling in the entertainment at the poker, roulette and black jack tables, while enjoying the  delicious food prepared by the Links team, the music and dancing.

A highlight of the evening was the silent auction of various artworks including creations by St Francis College students. Those students whose artworks were chosen were Ruby Tovell, Grade 4, Jeanne Steyn, Grade 5, Keano Dukai, Grade 6, Hope Jack, Grade 6, Lily Malherbe, Grade 7, and Joss Hempel, Grade 7. The auction contributed an amazing total of R3160.00 to the College fund.

The event was facilitated by Gaming Events – a Kleinmond based croupier company. Each ticket of R250 included dinner, a glass of champagne, entrance into a lucky draw and some ‘funny money’ to get the evening started.

Shaun & Tracy Kennedy were delighted to win the lucky draw prize of a night away to Zen Guesthouse in Jeffreys Bay.  Our mini poker tournament winner, Dirk Ellis took home a Jameson whiskey hamper and Justin Ackerman won the Johnnie Walker Blue Label on raffle.

A  big thank you must go to the generous sponsors. Table sponsors included Moore Stephens, Kathea Energy, The River Estate, and The Store/RVCA. Thank you too to Tops at Spar who sponsored the superb Olive Brook champagne.

Our grateful thanks to our MC, Liezl Clause and our auctioneer, Jeff Clause as well as Wayne Fairman Photography for the fabulous photos!

Last but not least a huge thank you to the St Francis College community for throwing their support behind this memorable evening!

Super Fun At Monte Carlo Royale Fundraiser

Article: Lyn Aitken
Photographs: Wayne Firman

College Sport

St Francis College vs Greenwood Bay Annual Fixture

St Francis College (SFC) has an annual home and away fixture with Greenwood Bay College of Plettenberg Bay for their Under 11 and Under 13 pupils. On 17 and 18 February this year, the SFC summer tour was held at GBC where the boys played cricket and the girls played beach volleyball on the first day with a swimming gala taking place on the second day.

The follow-up fixture took place on 2nd and 3rd June when GBC visited SFC in St Francis. The boys played soccer and the girls played netball on the first day, and the under 13 boys and girls played hockey on the second day.

Our Under 11 soccer boys beat GBC by 3-0 while our Under 13 boys drew 2-2 in a nail biting match. The netball girls didn’t fare quite as well with the Under 11 netball girls losing 5-8 while our Under 13 girls lost 0-8.

In the hockey on the second day, our 1st team girls beat GBC by 5 goals to 3 after trailing 1-2 at one stage. The 1st team boys had a similar experience, after trailing 1-2 at half time, they rallied together in a clinical second half display to win by 5-2.

A Burgers and Bingo Evening at Port St Francis Ski Boat and Yacht Club followed the first day’s matches to give pupils and parents of both schools an opportunity to set aside the competition and enjoy some social interaction.

SFC Head, Franzyl Bause is deeply committed to continue with this tradition.  “I was really proud of the grit shown by both our hockey teams and the exhilarating senior soccer match. Our netball girls continue to improve and displayed the same ‘never say day attitude’ of their hockey counterparts.

Compliments must go to GBC Head Luke Perkins and Chad Wright (GBC Sport Head) and their friendly, engaging pupils. We look forward to our 2018 fixtures,” he said.

St Francis College sport fixture

Pic : GBC and SFC Under 13 Netball girls played in fine spirit

Article & Photo – Lyn Aitken

Sea Vista Star

Sea Vista Star in the Making

Lisakhanya Skosana with his coach, Bradley Stefaans

Sea Vista Star in the Making

An outstanding achievement for talented Sea Vista Primary Grade 7 learner, Lisakhanya Skosana was recorded at  the provincial tennis tournament in King Williams Town held on 2nd and 3rd June 2017. Skosana, who currently plays in Under 13 groupings, competed with the Under 17’s in this tournament, managing to reach the semi finals. His proud coach Bradley Stefaans who
accompanied the young tennis star to the tournament commented, “Lisakhanya played tremendously well and was not intimated by the older players. I have great hopes for his tennis career.”
The Sea Vista tennis team practices at the St Francis Tennis Club on Wednesday afternoons. “Sea Vista Primary is very grateful to the club for allowing us to use the courts and make tennis available to our children,” said Stefaans.

Article by Lyn Aitken

 

Auction And Gaming Evening

The Monte Carlo Royale Auction And Gaming Evening.

St Francis College brings you the Monte Carlo Royale Auction and Gaming evening on Friday 23 June 2017. Book the date, because this exciting event, being held at the St Francis Links Club House, is sure to be great evening of rocking music, awesome food and a whole load of gaming fun.

Gaming Events, a company from Johannesburg, will be facilitating the Roulette, Black Jack and Poker tables. Tickets cost R250 per person, and ticket price includes complimentary champagne, dinner, entrance into a lucky draw as well as ‘$500 funny money’ to get the gaming evening started. Credit card facilities will be available for purchases of chips thereafter.

Arrival at the event is from 19:00, and allows for an opportunity to browse our silent art auction, as well as other general auction items.

Gaming tables will open at 20:00, and as dinner will be served canapé style, there is no need to book an entire table.

The dress code for the evening is smart, but don’t forget your dancing shoes, because there will be a dance floor and DJ set up in Jack’s Bar.

For more information contact Heather White 082 292 5909 or the St Francis College on 042 294 1395

Tickets available online at R250 per person from St Francis College or online at   qkt.io/MonteCarlo

Monte Carlo Royale Auction And Gaming Evening at St Francis Links

Annual Sports Meeting

St Francis College Vs Hermitage House Annual Sports Meeting

The annual sports meeting, a two day tradition of sports and comradeship between these two schools took place on Friday and Saturday 19 and 20th May this year with the school teams challenging each other to hockey, netball and rugby as well chess.

Headmaster of St Francis College (SFC), Franzl Bause described how the annual fixture came into being. “Mr Hilton Keeton, present Headmaster of Hermitage House, and I have a long standing friendship which started out in 2007 when we were first cricket team coaches; Hilton at Kingswood Prep in Grahamstown and myself at Cordwalles Prep in Pietermaritzburg. Hilton and SFC’s former headmaster,  Alan Campbell (2010 – 2015) agreed on this fixture and when I took over from Alan, we vowed to continue the tradition. So we now have a winter sport fixture every year hosted by SFC, and this year we will return for a senior primary summer tour to Addo on 20 and 21 October to play boys and girls tennis and cricket matches.”

Ten mini hockey games were played with the SFC winning seven and Hermitage House three. On the netball court, SFC won the Under 8 and Under 9 matches after losing all the matches last year, and the U13A put up a gallant effort losing 6-14. On the rugby fields, the Under 13 seven a side game was won by SFC 30 – 5 while the Under 9 ‘Bulletjies’ match was a 25-25 draw.

The chess hall was a popular gathering point for those waiting for their turn on the fields. Many games were played and it seems Hermitage House had the edge

On the Saturday morning, the senior hockey (boys and girls combined teams) on Saturday, the Hermitage House under 11 team won 1-0 in their first game and drew the second 1-1. However, the two SFC U13 teams beat Hermitage House U13 team 6-0 and 7-1 respectively.

“Both schools did our tradition proud this year and are to be congratulated,” said Bause. “Such is the tradition that long after the scores have been forgotten, lifelong comradeship will have been forged between the pupils of both schools.”

St Francis & Hermitage House Undar 12 Rugby

The Under 12 rugby teams played to a 10-10 draw. They are seen here with Mr Rob Clarke – coach for Hermitage House, and SFC coaches, Mr Waldo Kapp and Mr Franzl Bause.

Article & Photo – Lyn Aitken

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