College Choir performs at Resort

The Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3) had their choir evening at the Cape St Francis Resort on October 26th and their theme was Vintage Songs. All the children dressed up to play a certain part during the concert. The many popular favourites performed by the choir included songs like Candy Man, On the Good Ship Lollipop, Spooky, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The finale, the “Hallelujah” song, was sung by Layla Reynolds, and said music teacher Natasha Brown, “she sang like an angel!!”


Oktoberfest 2017 Resounding Success

The St Francis Bay Oktoberfest 2017 Was A Resounding Success

The second annual St Francis Bay Oktoberfest served as a great night out as well as a massive fundraiser for the St Francis College.

This year the Oktoberfest found a home at Rambling Rose, and its market atmosphere, with numerous food and drinks stalls, was well received by all who attended.

A large percentage of the revellers were drawn from out-of-town, reflecting the wider appeal of such a fun-filled family evening.

The Liquid Lines Salt Water Polo Tourney started off the day at Quaysyde, and this was presented by Red Bull. It was a great success, and Liquid Lines are looking at something bigger for next year.

There were three bands in attendance at the Oktoberfest – Devon van Driel, Absent Irish and Lucas Reunion- and they kept the crowd entertained from 6pm-12am.

The revellers enjoyed a variety of beers, gins and food, as well as great service from the Oktoberfest bar staff, and the venue was full to capacity with all tickets sold.

The St Francis Surf Factory grom board raffle saw 110 tickets sold, and the winners of the 2 grom-boards were Emma Darke and Jessie Moulang.

The Oktoberfest was sold out with 250 people in attendance. All in, the Oktoberfest raised R55,000 for the St Francis College, with the grom-board raffle contributing R5,500.

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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