Kids Kove to Operate From College

There has been some exciting new developments with with regard to Kids Kove this year – they have an agreement with St Francis College, and they will now be operating at the College these coming   school holidays.

Commenting on the good news, Kids Kove’s Shelagh said “Kids Kove is a private holiday club that will run from St Francis College during the school holidays. We offer a fun filled holiday activity programme for local kids as well as for kids visiting St Francis Bay this holiday! Join us for arts and crafts activities, water slides, jumping castles, pizza making, and more! Our aim is to create a fun and engaging atmosphere where children can relax and play within a safe and friendly environment.”

College News

COLLEGE LEARNERS GET SOME GOLDEN TIME

The College are trying out the concept of Golden Time in the foundation phase over the next 4 weeks. So once a week the 4 classes are split into cross grade groups (0 to 4) and they explore an activity within the creativity and tech hub. The activities can be anything from gardening and outdoor cooking to design and science experiments.
Here the kids from Grade 0 to 3 are doing multi grade groups in coding – Daisy Leith and Katie Joubert had so much fun!

FIRE TRUCK FUN FOR NURSERY SCHOOLERS

The Nursery School children had an exciting morning recently when the Fire Department came to visit with their truck and all their equipment to show the children how they fight fires. But best of all was being allowed to explore the truck. Little Max Havemann got the feel what it might be like to drive the truck.

 

 

School Athletics

The St Francis College’s annual Inter-House Athletics competition is always a highlight for the learners! First on the day were Mussel Cracker House followed by Yellowtail (second) and Red Roman (third). The three houses competed in track events over 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and in relay.

The Grade 4’s Life Skills Lesson had them trying their best to sew on buttons and stitch material. Some learners needed a little more practice than others but they all got the job done in the end! Seen here Gian Moolman making his way through the task.

The Grade 7’s sold up a storm during their Entrepreneur’s Day event. Stalls selling everything from the most delicious sweet treats and drinks to fun stalls offering pillow fights, face painting and wet sponge throwing did a brisk trade. Some of the more philanthropic learners opted to sell items such as second hand books with the proceeds going to the SPCA. And some were so inspired by their success that they are keen to regularly market their top-sellers at the local morning market! Seen here Samara Howell (l) and Amy Robson (r) with their delicious eats on display. 10% of the proceeds from their stall went to the SPCA.

St Francis College Girls put Icing on the Cake

Icing on the Cake

The senior girls (Grade 4-7) made plastic icing decorations at Girls Club.

They are making these decorations to put on top of the cupcakes that will be baked this week and which will be donated to the Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer fundraiser, being held on 29th September at Fountains Mall. The plan is to donate 100 cupcakes. A great project! Lily Joubert and Kate Robson are seen here with their creations.

Funky Hair Day

Friday 21st September was Funky Hair Day at St Francis College. The children pay R5.00 each to get to wear their hair in any crazy style they like with their  teachers leading the way. Seen here getting into the spirit are Mrs Kym Clephane (Grade 0), Mr Ralton Fortuin (Sports Coach) and Mrs Lyn Webb (Grade 1). The funds raised go toward the annual Grade 6 Garden Route Tour.

St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine

St Francis College Cross Country Runners Shine at Independent Schools Trail Run

The College entered 20 children in the six Independent Schools Trail Run races hosted by Kingswood College in Grahamstown on 11th September. Nine ISASA schools participated in the event.

The College did really well with 10 of their entrants being placed.

In the Under 9 boys race, Ethan Darke was placed 1st, Noah Tovell 2nd, and Gabriel Pearton 10th.

In the under 11 Boys race, Nicholas Niven came in 1st, Daniel May 7th and Sine Hlela 8th .

In the Open Girls race, Ella Boonzaier was placed 2nd and in the Open Boys, Sine Ndabambi was placed 10th.

Congratulations to them all!

Pictured from left to right (Back) : Sine Ndabambi and Ella Boonzaier Left to right (front) : Ethan Darke, Noah Tovell, Sine Hlela, Daniel May, Gabriel Pearton and Nicholas Niven

Article – Lyn Aitken

Sea Vista Primary School Achievers

SEA VISTA PRIMARY GIRLS SHINE IN ATHLETICS

Five Sea Vista Primary girls were invited to participate in the Sarah Baartman District Championships held in Port Alfred on 18 August. Ntando Dolophi took first place in the U10’s, Janett Jansen and Archelene Hendricks were placed 3rd and 4th respectively in the U12’s while Radene Groenewald and Shaneen Munnick were placed 4th and 5th in the U13’s.

These athletes went on to proudly repr4esent their school and District in the Eastern Cape Cross Country Championships on 1 September. The competition was of a very high standard and our girls gave it their best to make their school proud.

Pictured here are (l to r) Shaneen Munnick, Janett Jansen and Archelene Henricks (Ntando Dolophi and Raydene Groenewald absent)

SEA VISTA PRIMARY RUGBY NEWS

The Sea Vista Primary U13 rugby team participated in the Stulting Primary Sports weekend. This was a wonderful experience for our players who had the opportunity to compete against teams who play in league competitions. The team showed great character in their matches against Border and Kings College and although they lost to the well coached Border team they managed a win against Kings College.

The following players were outstanding on the day (l to r back) Avuzwa Nodendwa, Jonathan Joseph (who scored the winning try) and Devandre George. Front (l to r) Henley Felix and Nathan Jamaar

In addition, our U8 boys (Pienk Voete) played the warm up match for the Humansdorp Senior Secondary during their FNB Classic event. This was an unforgettable experience for our juniors who had the opportunity to lead the top teams onto the field for the main game of the day

The following players were outstanding on the day (l to r back) Avuzwa Nodendwa, Jonathan Joseph (who scored the winning try) and Devandre George. Front (l to r) Henley Felix and Nathan Jamaar

Pictured Jaydrin Rollison and Zozo Mofu

SEA VISTA PRIMARY TENNIS PLAYERS EXCEL

Two Sea Vista Primary tennis players played their way into the Eastern Cape Provincial Championships held in July at Selbourne Park in East London. Under 13 players Henley Felix (l) and Gregan Smith (r) seen here with proud coach Mr Bradley Stefaans, played exceptionally well, missing out on qualifying for the Nationals by just one point each!

Henley Felix (l) and Gregan Smith (r)

SEA VISTA PRIMARY SCHOOL GIRLS SHINE IN WOW SPELLING COMPETITION

Nineteen learners from Sea Vista Primary School took part in the WOW District Spelling Competition tool place on 26 July 2018 at Pellrus Primary in Jeffreys Bay. Four of these learners qualified for the Provincial Championship in Port Elizabeth held recently where the school’s top speller, Shamima Yousuf amazed everyone by being placed first and automatically qualifying for the National championship to be held in Stellenbosch on 20th October.

The four learners who took part in the Provincial Championship pictured here are (back row l to r) Top speller Shamima Yousef with her teacher Mrs Alexander. Front row (l to r) Shana Baadjies, Kaymin Kapang and Jocelyn Jansen

CHESS TOURNAMENT A FIRST FOR SEA VISTA PRIMARY

Sea Vista Primary School chess players took part in the Stulting Primary School’s Sports weekend recently. This was a first for the school but the players are eager to compete and so there are big plans to improve their game for next year.

The Sea Vista team were (back l to r) Roger Smith, Devandre George and Sibusisu Booi – front (l to r) Gregan Swarts and Bervin Titus (absent Duncan Swarts)