St Francis College celebrates – Happy Birthday St Francis College

Kouga’s progressive private school, St Francis College, turns 12 this year. Nursery School head teacher Jane Lonsdale and pupils are seen here celebrating the occasion with cake and birthday songs.

St Francis College turns 12

Nursery School head teacher Jane Lonsdale and pupils

The King is alive!

A surprise visit by Elvis Presley to the St Francis College Senior Talent Show last month left the audience thrilled. ‘Elvis, also known as principal Franzl Bause, serenaded staff and pupils with a spot-on rendition of ‘Blue Suede Shoes’.

Elvis performs at St Francis College

‘Elvis, also known as principal Franzl Bause

A Grand Occasion

Grandparents and Grand Friends Day is a much-anticipated annual event at St Francis College. This year’s celebration was delightful, with lots of activities, singing and a picnic spread on the grass. Pupils played games and made crafts with their grannies, grampas and ‘grand friends’ and lots of fun was had by all.

Bingo at St Francis College

Grade 00 Teacher Michelle Miller and her class played an exciting game of Bingo with their Grandparents and Grand Friends

Picnic at St Francis College

At the Nursery Campus the Grandparents and Grand Friends joined the pupils in the playground for a delicious picnic and cup of tea

picnic at St Francis College

Layla and Roux Du Bruyn enjoying their picnic with their Grandparents Elizabeth and Norman Pretorius

Peter Swan at St Francis College

Lexera and Leyna Castle setting up their picnic for their Grand Friend Peter Swan.

St Francis College School Garden.

As Spring unfolds, green-fingered pupils at St Francis College are delighted with what they are producing in their recently expanded school garden. The pupils plant and harvest both vegetables and herbs and enjoy relaxing in the beautiful space during break and after school. St Francis College is an Eco-School, which means that environmental education and awareness are part of the curriculum and reflects the institution’s commitment to sustainability.

St Francis College gardens

Articles and photographs by Roxanne Litherland, Beth Cooper Howell, Louise Ackerman, Jane Lonsdale, Caroline Anderson