Holmeleigh Touch Farm Impresses First Graders

A destination of fun, excitement and – the best part – animals, delighted Grade 1 St Francis College pupils recently when they visited The Holmeleigh Touch Farm en route to Port Elizabeth.

Pupils fed and admired the animals, learned about their habits and got to milk a cow.

After entertaining and feeding their four-legged and two-legged friends, the kids enjoyed a picnic on the rolling lawns before ending their morning on a tractor ride.

“A most enjoyable and worthwhile outing!” said grade 1 Teacher Lynn Webb.

Charlie Platt

Grade 1 pupil, Charlie Platt getting to know the goats.

St Francis College Grade 1

Grade 1 class feeding the poultry

A friendly affair at St Francis College

A friendly affair

Team spirit and a winning attitude were par for the course when St Francis College hosted an inter-schools sports weekend last month.

Pupils played against visitors Hermitage House School, with children involved in chess, hockey, netball and soccer matches.

Great weather and supportive parents contributed to an exciting atmosphere.

“I am so proud of all the pupils,” said college headmaster Franzl Bause. “Their welcoming behaviour, neatness and sportsmanship were impeccable. We look forward to hosting more sports weekends in the future.”

Article by Roxanne Litherland and Beth Cooper Howell

PHOTOGRAPHS: Clairwen Praetorius

Hockey st Francis College

TOASTING THE TEAM : Senior girls’ and boys’ hockey teams celebrate a fun run of matches against Hermitage House.

Chess at St Francis College

CHECKMATE : College pupil Joshua Robson (foreground) and Dylan Praetorius in action against Hermitage House.