Sea Vista cricketers

Sea Vista cricketers excel

Sea Vista cricketers

Grade 5 boys, (l to r) Ruwaan Booysen and Mauzane Coenraad represent Sea Vista Primary School in the Kouga Cricket Performance Centre’s (KCPC) under 11 team for 2017

Both boys have been showing great promise and have played in Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp and against some schools in Port Elizabeth already. Headmaster Charles Coenraad said, “We are very proud of these two boys and what they are achieving because our school only began playing cricket last year! Thanks to the guidance and encouragement from KCPC our learners are now really keen to participate in this sport.”

Article and photo – Lynette Aitken

Sea Vista Tennis Stars

Sea Vista Tennis Stars on the rise

Sea Vista Primary School’s tennis season has got off to a great start with some great achievements already under their belts!

Coach of the Grade  6 and 7 boys, Bradley Stefaans said, “We’ve managed to beat top private schools in the Kouga Schools League like St Francis College and Victory Christian School so far and are looking forward to coming up against Jeffreys Bay Primary who were last year’s top performers.  Our top player is head boy Lisikhanyo Skosana who is unbeaten so far. We must say a very big thank you to St Francis Bay Tennis Club for making their courts available to us for matches and practice sessions. It really is helping to make our school proud.”

Sea Vista Primary School tennis

The team are (l to r back ) Coach Bradely Stefaans, Sibelo Ngomo, Adriaan Munnick, Lisikhanyo Skosana and Etone Felix, and kneeling (l to r) Vuyelthu Mandeka, Henley Felix and Gregan Smith.

Article and Photo – Lynette Aitken

St Francis College Gala

Everyone wins at St Francis College Gala

The annual St Francis College Inter House swimming gala on 7th March took place at the amazing Liquid Lines facility in Cape St Francis.

Children of all levels of competency got to participate in the initial Splash In Gala. Although no points are scored for the Splash-In events, each child regardless of age or competence is assured of an opportunity to take part. Then all the children get behind their houses with war cries and chants for the Inter House Gala which followed. The graded swimmers who were all pre-timed to ensure they were competing in completely fair competition swam their hearts out for precious house points.

The winning house of the day was Yellowtails House, followed by Red Romans in second place and Musselcrackers a brave third.

Congratulations – there were some great swims on the day and certainly a lot of fun!

A very big vote of thanks must go to Maria and her amazing team at Liquid Lines for facilitating this for us and to all the College staff for their hard work in organising this very successful event

St Francis College Swimming Gala

Having a lot of fun on the day are Rory Dace and Chris Cownie of Red Romans House

Article & photo – Lynette Aitken

St Francis College News

Kouga Cricket Performance Centre selects St Francis College Boys

Eight St Francis College boys have been selected to represent Kouga Cricket Performance Centre also known as KCPC.

St Francis College cricketers

They are (left to right) James Beckley (U13), Connor von der Marwitz (U9), Alexander Moolman (U11), Nicholas Niven, Rylan Jarvis, Jac Duval, Declan von der Marwitz and Gian Moolman (all U9).

The KCPC Under 13 team play matches on Wednesdays against top schools in the Port Elizabeth region in a league format.  On Thursdays, the Under 11 team play and, for the first time, the Under 9 team will play various Under 9 and 10 teams from Port Elizabeth. The squad which includes representatives from St Francis College, Stulting, Jeffrey’s Bay Primary, Victory Christian School, Pharos, Sea Vista and Gamtoosvallei, practises every Friday in Jeffrey’s Bay.

The KCPC teams are selected from schools in the Kouga region that play their own internal cricket matches on Mondays (Under 13) and Tuesdays (Under 11).

St Francis College Valentine’s Market Fun

The Grade 2 annual Valentine’s Market on Valentine’s Day raised just over R1000 – a wonderful achievement for these young entrepreneurs!

As part of their entrepreneurial curriculum the children formed groups to plan and market their stall. All items on the stalls were to be hand made by the children and everything had to be priced at R5.00. All the of school pupils were given an opportunity to shop at the stalls where they could choose from popcorn, hand-made cards, beaded bracelets, cupcakes, biscuits, love floats and other lovely hand-made gifts. No assistance from parents was allowed on the day and the groups had to work together to stock their stall and sell the products.

These Grade 2 entrepreneurs will now have great fun deciding what to buy for their classroom with the proceeds.

St Francis College Valentine's Market

 

St Francis College Senior Primary Camp 2017

On Thursday 9th February, all 54 St Francis College senior primary pupils (Grades 4 – 7) attended an overnight camp at Wacky Woods, fifteen kilometres outside Jeffrey’s Bay.  The pupils were divided into seven groups and the fifteen Grade 7 pupils, who arrived the day before, were evenly distributed amongst these groups tasked with providing leadership in the various activities.

Group activities included fishing, practising team war cries, making ‘stokbrood’, designing their team logo using flowers/nature, making dessert for the evening meal, performing a skit and swimming in the resort’s pool.

St Francis College Senior Primary Camp

Articles and photographs supplied by Lyn Aitken

New School finally opens

New Sea Vista Primary finally opens

The new school has finally opened with streams of both new learners and seasoned veterans streaming through the gates yesterday morning. Very few tears but lots of excitement as the tiny tots accompanied by mothers and fathers introduced their kids the their brand new surroundings.

Some photo’s

New Sea Vista Primary School opens

New Sea Vista Primary School opens

New Sea Vista Primary School opens

New Sea Vista Primary School opens

St Francis Bay lass is top Nico Malan

Hannah Nauhaus comes out top at Nico Malan

Hannah Nauhaus Nico Malan High, HumansdorpNico Malan High School Hannah Nauhaus from St Francis Bay received 7 Distinctions for her Matric Exams with an average of 91%. Her distinctions came in English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Maths, Life Orientation, Accounting, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. Added to an already overloaded subject curriculum Hannah also studied advanced mathematics as an extra subject and achieved a remarkable 65% for the subject.

Hannah’s proud Mom, Ginny Nauhaus chatting with St Francis Today had this to say of Hannah’s achievement/. “Hannah is very disciplined and dedicated in everything she does. Whilst not really into sport, Hannah does care for her health and fitness and goes to the gym twice a day. She also loves reading”.

Hannah is will be enrolling at Nelson Mandela University to study Micro Biology, Bio Chemistry and Physiology thanks to the generosity of Humansdorp businessman Lex Gutsche who has extended a bursary to assist Hannah in her futures studies.

Congratulations Hannah, St Francis is proud of you!