Opposites attract

Grade Two pupils enjoyed breakfast for lunch and wore pyjamas to school to celebrate their annual Opposite Day with teacher Caroline Anderson – an upside down change of routine in which the only thing you can expect is the unexpected! Opposites attract at St Francis College opposites2 Photographs: Caroline Anderson

Something Fishy:

Grade 2 pupil Connor Von Der Marwitz gets his teeth into a lesson on fish biology. Teacher Caroline Anderson put theory into practice by dissecting local fish species – Red Roman, Carpenter and Squid – and then cooking the slippery snacks as a tasty post-lesson treat.

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Photographs: Caroline Anderson and Chane De Jager

Slipper Day

SNUG AS A BUG…College pupils swapped takkies for slippers in aid of Reach For A Dream, a charity foundation fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses in South Africa.

Slipper Day at St Francis College

Grade 0: Elizabeth Carpenter

Slipper Day at St Francis College

Grade 1: Lynn Webb

Slipper Day at St Francis College

Grade 2: Caroline Anderson

Spring Day launched the first day of the last term for St Francis College pupils. Once the stormy weather had passed, Grade 2 pupils were eager to get outdoors – so to celebrate the season and welcome the sun, the class held a Tea Party Picnic to discuss the wonders of Spring. Teacher Caroline Anderson said : “Many great insights were shared and lots of laughs had. Pupils learn so much through fun, creative discussions.”

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Grade 2 pupil Kyle Heim demonstrates ‘pinkies up’.

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Grade 2 girls drinking tea, sharing snacks and having a chat.

Photo : Caroline Anderson

School News

St Francis College pupils brought dinner theatre to the village for one night only as they wowed parents and guests at the school’s annual concert – Reach for the Stars, You just might become one! , which doubled as a rousing farewell to much-loved headmaster Alan Campbell and his wife Janet.

Hosted by St Francis Links, which provided a delicious dinner before the show, pupils performed various skits, dances, songs and well-scripted one-liners. Written and directed by talented Grade 3 teacher Annie Carpenter, choreographed by artistic Dance and Movement teacher Jenny Davis and music by creative Music teacher Natasha Brown, the event was a great success.

St. Francis College Grade 3-7 Concert- Reach for the Stars, You just might become one!

St. Francis College Grade 3-7 Concert- Reach for the Stars, You just might become one!

Grade 7 pupil Dean Brooker bids farewell to Headmaster Alan Campbell on behalf of all the children of St. Francis College.

Grade 7 pupil Dean Brooker bids farewell to Headmaster Alan Campbell on behalf of all the children of St. Francis College.

Photographs : Alan Campbell and Gail Brooker

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Our budding champions – from left: Elwarren Coenraad, Songezo Mpofu, Abulele Silolo and Coach Mr B Stefaans

Sea Vista Primary School recently added tennis to their sporting curricula and in just two months of coaching under Coach Mr B Stafaans, they took on Jeffreys Bay Primary in an historic first tennis match against far more experienced opposition. Played at St Francis Tennis Club courts, Stefaans was proud of how well these young players, playing in their very first tennis match, acquitted themselves.

Unfazed by their more experienced opposition they took up the challenge and according to Stefaans were “not intimidated by their opponents. The final results aside Stefaans praised the boys for their great sportsmanship and gave their all in all their matches. Songezo Mpofu showed from the outset that he is indeed a player to be reckoned with and gave his opponent a tough match. He certainly is a ‘Roger Federer’ in the making.
The other players, Abulele Silolo, Elwarren Coenraad, Lisikhana Skosana and Lunguletho Spekboom (both the latter not available for the photograph) are worth looking out for, particularly young Lunguletho who showed some superb technique.

Thanks to the assistance of Clare Mills as well as St Francis Bay Tennis Club who supplied rackets and tennis balls for the inaugural event.
Well done to all the players and you have truly made your school and the community proud. Never give up your efforts for only with dedication can you succeed. You obviously have talent so keep at it and who knows you could soon put Sea Vista, St Francis and the entire Kouga region famous one day.

Two of the players, Abulele Silolo and Songezo Mpofu will be taking part in the Provincial Championships in Port Elizabeth during the school holidays. Good luck guys and play well.
Edited: St Francis Today

Sea Vista Primary School in St Francis Bay hosted a rugby and netball festival on Saturday morning August 15th. The event saw more than 200 children participating representing St Patricks, Kruisfontein and Graslaagte from Humansdorp as well as Sea Vista Primary. Sea Vista headmaster, Charles Coenraad said, “This is the first time we have hosted this event in some years as resources were scarce. However with the support of sponsors and parents we hope to make it an annual event once again. The sponsors we must thank areKouga Wind Farm, Meikles Handyman Services, and the Village SuperSpar.

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Great Escape to the Cape!
by Roxanne Litherland and Beth Cooper Howell

Photo's by Alan Campbell

Five days in one of the world’s most beautiful provinces – what a treat.

St Francis College’s Grade 7 class, Headmaster Alan Campbell and grade teacher Mrs Holdsworth spent a memorable time touring the Western Cape recently.

Highlights included Cape Town, Paarl and Worcester, as well as a boat ride to Robben Island, museums, the Waterfront, Table Mountain, the Planetarium and Parliament buildings.

A visit to the Koeberg Nuclear plant shed ‘light’ on why South Africa experiences load-shedding.

Other exciting tours included a trip to the Science Centre, Goudini Spa, a butterfly farm and crocodile farm and a Cellar Tour of KWV and Kleinplasie – an open-air farm museum in Worcester.

 

Photo's by Alan Campbell

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