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Thanks to Roxanne Litherland for the following photos and stories.

HARBOUR TO HARBOUR HIKE!

by Roxanne Litherland and Beth Cooper Howell

A-hiking we will go! An overcast, dry and cool day was perfect for St Francis College’s annual Grade 1 & 2 Harbour to Harbour outing this month. Seal-spotting and breathtaking surroundings were memorable highlights of this popular and challenging adventure walk. Despite being a slightly tough hike for younger children, the pupils were nonetheless entranced by rock pools, birds and the crashing ocean – awe-inspiring sights along the meandering route, which is well sign-posted. The mini-hike began at Port St Francis Harbour, where several seals were seen swimming between fishing boats. The tired troupe ended their outing at the Heritage Centre at Granny’s Pool, where they enjoyed refreshments and a sense of achievement. “All in all a very pleasant and enjoyable morning,” said Grade 1 teacher Lynn Webb. “Although it is tiring, we all had such fun and learned much about our local history and nature.”

Photos by Caroline Anderson

Photos by Caroline Anderson

 

St Francis College Grade Four teacher Louise Ackerman celebrated her special day with cake, spoils and a Happy Birthday song from her class.

Louise Ackerman

BIRTHDAY GIRL…St Francis College Grade Four teacher Louise Ackerman celebrated her special day with cake, spoils and a Happy Birthday song from her class. Mrs Ackerman’s cake was decorated with an image of her trendy wellies – the coolest mud-busters in school! (Photo by Beth Cooper Howell)

St Francis College pupils were all smiles and slicked-back hair for School Photograph Day recently.

SAY CHEEEEEEZE! St Francis College pupils were all smiles and slicked-back hair for School Photograph Day recently. Enjoying their moment in the spotlight were Grade 00 pupils Ben Ackerman (left) and Leyna Castle – both dressed up in their favourite outfits. (Photo by Bradley Castle)

SAY CHEEEEEEZE! St Francis College pupils were all smiles and slicked-back hair for School Photograph Day recently. Enjoying their moment in the spotlight were Grade 00 pupils Ben Ackerman (left) and Leyna Castle – both dressed up in their favourite outfits. (Photo by Bradley Castle)

 

 

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