College Girls Score at Fun Gymnastics

Five St Francis College girls took part in the Bay Gynastics  fun Spring Day competition in Uitenhage on September 2nd.  They were Chloe Bateman, Morgan Ackerman, Layla Reynolds, Micaella White and Katie Joubert (not in this photo). All competitors  received a medal for participation. Chloe Bateman achieved first prize for highest beam score in her level 4 group. Morgan Ackerman achieved highest beam score in her level 3 group, Micaella White highest bar score in her level 2 group and Katie Joubert won best theme outfit.

Well done girls!!

College Girls Score at Fun Gymnastics


Super Fun At Fundraiser

Super Fun At Monte Carlo Royale Fundraiser

Super Fun At Monte Carlo Royale Fundraiser

The St Francis College community put on the Ritz as they turned out in numbers to support the Monte Carlo Royale evening at St Francis Links on Friday June 23rd.  The event which raised approximately R50 000.00 for the College saw keen punters revelling in the entertainment at the poker, roulette and black jack tables, while enjoying the  delicious food prepared by the Links team, the music and dancing.

A highlight of the evening was the silent auction of various artworks including creations by St Francis College students. Those students whose artworks were chosen were Ruby Tovell, Grade 4, Jeanne Steyn, Grade 5, Keano Dukai, Grade 6, Hope Jack, Grade 6, Lily Malherbe, Grade 7, and Joss Hempel, Grade 7. The auction contributed an amazing total of R3160.00 to the College fund.

The event was facilitated by Gaming Events – a Kleinmond based croupier company. Each ticket of R250 included dinner, a glass of champagne, entrance into a lucky draw and some ‘funny money’ to get the evening started.

Shaun & Tracy Kennedy were delighted to win the lucky draw prize of a night away to Zen Guesthouse in Jeffreys Bay.  Our mini poker tournament winner, Dirk Ellis took home a Jameson whiskey hamper and Justin Ackerman won the Johnnie Walker Blue Label on raffle.

A  big thank you must go to the generous sponsors. Table sponsors included Moore Stephens, Kathea Energy, The River Estate, and The Store/RVCA. Thank you too to Tops at Spar who sponsored the superb Olive Brook champagne.

Our grateful thanks to our MC, Liezl Clause and our auctioneer, Jeff Clause as well as Wayne Fairman Photography for the fabulous photos!

Last but not least a huge thank you to the St Francis College community for throwing their support behind this memorable evening!

Super Fun At Monte Carlo Royale Fundraiser

Article: Lyn Aitken
Photographs: Wayne Firman

College Sport

St Francis College vs Greenwood Bay Annual Fixture

St Francis College (SFC) has an annual home and away fixture with Greenwood Bay College of Plettenberg Bay for their Under 11 and Under 13 pupils. On 17 and 18 February this year, the SFC summer tour was held at GBC where the boys played cricket and the girls played beach volleyball on the first day with a swimming gala taking place on the second day.

The follow-up fixture took place on 2nd and 3rd June when GBC visited SFC in St Francis. The boys played soccer and the girls played netball on the first day, and the under 13 boys and girls played hockey on the second day.

Our Under 11 soccer boys beat GBC by 3-0 while our Under 13 boys drew 2-2 in a nail biting match. The netball girls didn’t fare quite as well with the Under 11 netball girls losing 5-8 while our Under 13 girls lost 0-8.

In the hockey on the second day, our 1st team girls beat GBC by 5 goals to 3 after trailing 1-2 at one stage. The 1st team boys had a similar experience, after trailing 1-2 at half time, they rallied together in a clinical second half display to win by 5-2.

A Burgers and Bingo Evening at Port St Francis Ski Boat and Yacht Club followed the first day’s matches to give pupils and parents of both schools an opportunity to set aside the competition and enjoy some social interaction.

SFC Head, Franzyl Bause is deeply committed to continue with this tradition.  “I was really proud of the grit shown by both our hockey teams and the exhilarating senior soccer match. Our netball girls continue to improve and displayed the same ‘never say day attitude’ of their hockey counterparts.

Compliments must go to GBC Head Luke Perkins and Chad Wright (GBC Sport Head) and their friendly, engaging pupils. We look forward to our 2018 fixtures,” he said.

St Francis College sport fixture

Pic : GBC and SFC Under 13 Netball girls played in fine spirit

Article & Photo – Lyn Aitken

Annual Sports Meeting

St Francis College Vs Hermitage House Annual Sports Meeting

The annual sports meeting, a two day tradition of sports and comradeship between these two schools took place on Friday and Saturday 19 and 20th May this year with the school teams challenging each other to hockey, netball and rugby as well chess.

Headmaster of St Francis College (SFC), Franzl Bause described how the annual fixture came into being. “Mr Hilton Keeton, present Headmaster of Hermitage House, and I have a long standing friendship which started out in 2007 when we were first cricket team coaches; Hilton at Kingswood Prep in Grahamstown and myself at Cordwalles Prep in Pietermaritzburg. Hilton and SFC’s former headmaster,  Alan Campbell (2010 – 2015) agreed on this fixture and when I took over from Alan, we vowed to continue the tradition. So we now have a winter sport fixture every year hosted by SFC, and this year we will return for a senior primary summer tour to Addo on 20 and 21 October to play boys and girls tennis and cricket matches.”

Ten mini hockey games were played with the SFC winning seven and Hermitage House three. On the netball court, SFC won the Under 8 and Under 9 matches after losing all the matches last year, and the U13A put up a gallant effort losing 6-14. On the rugby fields, the Under 13 seven a side game was won by SFC 30 – 5 while the Under 9 ‘Bulletjies’ match was a 25-25 draw.

The chess hall was a popular gathering point for those waiting for their turn on the fields. Many games were played and it seems Hermitage House had the edge

On the Saturday morning, the senior hockey (boys and girls combined teams) on Saturday, the Hermitage House under 11 team won 1-0 in their first game and drew the second 1-1. However, the two SFC U13 teams beat Hermitage House U13 team 6-0 and 7-1 respectively.

“Both schools did our tradition proud this year and are to be congratulated,” said Bause. “Such is the tradition that long after the scores have been forgotten, lifelong comradeship will have been forged between the pupils of both schools.”

St Francis & Hermitage House Undar 12 Rugby

The Under 12 rugby teams played to a 10-10 draw. They are seen here with Mr Rob Clarke – coach for Hermitage House, and SFC coaches, Mr Waldo Kapp and Mr Franzl Bause.

Article & Photo – Lyn Aitken

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St Francis College News

Kouga Cricket Performance Centre selects St Francis College Boys

Eight St Francis College boys have been selected to represent Kouga Cricket Performance Centre also known as KCPC.

St Francis College cricketers

They are (left to right) James Beckley (U13), Connor von der Marwitz (U9), Alexander Moolman (U11), Nicholas Niven, Rylan Jarvis, Jac Duval, Declan von der Marwitz and Gian Moolman (all U9).

The KCPC Under 13 team play matches on Wednesdays against top schools in the Port Elizabeth region in a league format.  On Thursdays, the Under 11 team play and, for the first time, the Under 9 team will play various Under 9 and 10 teams from Port Elizabeth. The squad which includes representatives from St Francis College, Stulting, Jeffrey’s Bay Primary, Victory Christian School, Pharos, Sea Vista and Gamtoosvallei, practises every Friday in Jeffrey’s Bay.

The KCPC teams are selected from schools in the Kouga region that play their own internal cricket matches on Mondays (Under 13) and Tuesdays (Under 11).

St Francis College Valentine’s Market Fun

The Grade 2 annual Valentine’s Market on Valentine’s Day raised just over R1000 – a wonderful achievement for these young entrepreneurs!

As part of their entrepreneurial curriculum the children formed groups to plan and market their stall. All items on the stalls were to be hand made by the children and everything had to be priced at R5.00. All the of school pupils were given an opportunity to shop at the stalls where they could choose from popcorn, hand-made cards, beaded bracelets, cupcakes, biscuits, love floats and other lovely hand-made gifts. No assistance from parents was allowed on the day and the groups had to work together to stock their stall and sell the products.

These Grade 2 entrepreneurs will now have great fun deciding what to buy for their classroom with the proceeds.

St Francis College Valentine's Market


St Francis College Senior Primary Camp 2017

On Thursday 9th February, all 54 St Francis College senior primary pupils (Grades 4 – 7) attended an overnight camp at Wacky Woods, fifteen kilometres outside Jeffrey’s Bay.  The pupils were divided into seven groups and the fifteen Grade 7 pupils, who arrived the day before, were evenly distributed amongst these groups tasked with providing leadership in the various activities.

Group activities included fishing, practising team war cries, making ‘stokbrood’, designing their team logo using flowers/nature, making dessert for the evening meal, performing a skit and swimming in the resort’s pool.

St Francis College Senior Primary Camp

Articles and photographs supplied by Lyn Aitken