New year, new headmaster for St Francis College

by Roxanne Litherland and Beth Cooper Howell

The Kouga region’s thriving private school has hit the ground running with exciting changes, an action-packed calendar – and a brand new headmaster.

Franzl Bause was warmly welcomed by parents and staff at the annual St Francis College family braai this month.

New Headmaster at St Francis College

New headmaster Franzl Bause enjoying the College Family braai celebrated recently

Enthusiastic and positive about the college’s robust future, Mr Bause implemented several positive and promising changes, including a new swimming programme at Liquid Lines in Cape St Francis with expert instructor Maria Holmes and the introduction of a Nippers Club, led by Haydn Holmes.

Swimming practice at Liquid Lines, Cape St Francis

Enjoying school swimming lessons at Liquid Lines were (from left to right): Rylan Jarvis, Troy Kennedy, Connor Von Der Marwitz and Ryan Marais.

The term got off to a flying start with the popular Grade 7 leadership camp, a bountiful harvest in the school’s vegetable patch and the first Nippers’ meeting of the season.

St Francis College Nippers Club

The SFC Nippers Club launches at Kromme River mouth.

Back to school is cool.

Photographs: Didi De Bruyn, Ezna Kennedy and Roxanne Litherland

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