Sea Vista Primary bids farewell to great teachers

At a full assembly on Tuesday 12th March, the staff and learners of Sea Vista Primary School in St Francis Bay bade a fitting farewell to two of their long serving teachers who are retiring from active service.

Mr Mentoor Leander taught at the school for 13 years and Ms Daline Felix for 10 years. Each of these veterans has clocked up 36 years of teaching experience and their contribution to the school over the years, both academically and in extra mural activities is going to be sorely missed

In his address to the school, headmaster Charles Coenraad said, “Sea Vista Primary was extremely fortunate to have had teachers of the calibre of Mr Leander and Ms Felix who are both highly respected by their colleagues, learners and in the community. They will certainly not be easily replaced. We all wish them both every happiness in their retirement and may God grace them both with good health and many happy memories.”

Front left to right front Ms Daline Felix, Berven Titus (Headboy), Brigette Davids(Headgirl) and Mr Mentoor Leander. Back left to right Shamima Yousuf (deputy Headgirl) and Devandre George( deputy Headboy)

Press Release & Photo – Lyn Aitken

3-Legged Loggerhead turtle washed up in Jeffreys Bay

NSRI Jeffreys Bay were alerted following a call from Ettiene Venter of JBay Surf School reporting to have found a small sea turtle on Jeffreys Bay main beach that appeared to be injured,

NSRI crew member Elaine Schmidt, who also has the local responsibility for the assisting of injured and distressed sea animals in our area, collected the turtle from Ettiene. The turtle appeared to have an injured left hind leg.

Ettiene named the turtle Sunny.

Arrangements were made with Bay World in Port Elizabeth and one of our NSRI crew members going through to Port Elizabeth on Tuesday morning delivered the turtle to Bay World after we had cared for the turtle in our safekeeping in Jeffreys Bay overnight.

Bay World staff will take further care and the rehabilitation of the turtle and we are confident that the turtle will recover. 

Bay World have confirmed on Tuesday morning that most of the turtles left hind leg is missing and it is a Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling, about 2 to 3 weeks old, normally found in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal and it is suspected that the small turtle may have been swept down the coast in strong currents and storms and from missing most of one leg that may have contributed to the cause.

NSRI commended Ettiene  for his actions.