Grade 6 Western Cape Tour

by Roxanne Litherland and Beth Cooper Howell

A few days in one of the world’s most beautiful provinces – what a treat!

St Francis College’s Grade 6 class and teacher Mariana Van Kradenburg spent a memorable time touring the Garden Route in the Western Cape recently.

Highlights included time spent at Jukani, Birds of Eden, Monkey Land, Donkey Cart rides, feeding and riding Ostriches at High Gate, achieving Leadership Certificates at Wilgewandel Farm, experiencing the Cango Caves, and enjoying the wildlife at the Cango Wildlife Range.









PHOTOGRAPHS: Mariana Van Kradenburg



Bye-Bye Baby Frogs

by Roxanne Litherland and Beth Cooper Howell

St Francis College Grade 00 pupils put their recent Water Theme to good use when they learned how to care for little tadpoles – a task that takes lots of time, effort and love.

Thanks to Grade 2 mom Sally Walker and her beautiful garden, where tadpoles flourish and thrive, our college’s tiniest tots were able to adopt a few little tadpoles, which they housed in a recycled ice-cream tub. Each day, great care was taken to feed the amphibians, change their water when necessary and create a nurturing home for them.

Much to the children’s delight, the ‘taddies’ grew and grew, sprouting first their back legs, then front legs and finally, magically, losing their long tails.

Last week, the class hiked down to the school dam, where they released the froglets into the wild, where they’ll grow into big, healthy members of the local ecosystem.

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St. Francis College Grade 00 bidding their classroom baby frogs farewell.

PHOTOGRAPH: Michelle Miller