17th October 2014 FROM THE HEADMASTER’S DESK ST FRANCIS COLLEGE LAUNCHES NEURONET LEARNING Parents are invited to a Neuronet Talk by Elizabeth Rhodes on Thursday evening 30th October 2014 in our school hall, commencing at 18:00. The talk should be over by 19:00. Neuronet is an innovative programme designed to bring therapeutic interventions into the classroom. Sometimes our learners are not neurologically ready to learn because of various forms of deprivation (like frequent ear infections at key times of language development that impacts sound discrimination). This programme will give our learners extra practice and opportunities to integrate different development skills that are taught in the classroom. Neuronet facilitates learning through movement where neuron networks are created and strengthened so that learning can take place. It helps in motor skills, language and information processing. AFRICAN PENGUIN AWARENESS DAY St Francis College Po Box 398 St Francis Bay 6312 Tel/Fax: 042 294 1395 Cell: 084 552 9653 [email protected] www.stfranciscollege.co.za GOLF DAY The annual Parents Association Golf Day will be held on Friday 14 November 2014. Please diarise that day. They are also making an appeal for the donation of prizes. Please contact Shelley on 082 929 9101 if you are able to assist. CHOIR EVENING A reminder that our Choir Evening will take place at the SCHOOLS CHALLENGE A reminder that SANCCOB is challenging our pupils to wear Black and White civvies on Friday, 17th October, and to pay R5 towards creating awareness of these endangered birds. Cape St Francis Resort on TOUR / CAMP WEEK whereafter the family can enjoy The Grade 4 to 7 pupils had a most enjoyable and successful tour and camp week. We wish to thank all those parents who were involved in the fundraising which made these tours possible. We especially wish to thank Mr & Mrs Boonzaier, Mr & Mrs Brooker, Mrs Bateman, Mrs Hempel, Mrs Kabat and Mrs May who assisted with transport and the various activities. We appreciate your support. BOOKS 2 U Friday, 24th October 2014, at 6pm. Our choir will entertain you with beautiful songs burgers at the restaurant. Tickets for the choir evening are R10 per person and will be available at the door. Please support our children. COLLEGE CONCERT Preparations are underway for the College Concert which will We wish to thank you for the fantastic support received for the be held on Thursday, 27th travelling bookshop. Despite the weather a total of R12 500 worth November 2014. Once again of books were purchased by St Francis Bay families. We are pleased we will be hiring a tent, stage, that our children are such keen readers. chairs, lights etc. More details LADYBIRD ORIENTATION DAY to follow. NURSERY SCHOOL CONCERT The Ladybird class is invited to the College Campus on Thursday, 30th October, for their annual Orientation Day. Families will receive Date is being finalized and you special invitations. will be notified. GRADE 4/5 CAMP - BAVIAANS GRADE 6/7 EDUCATIONAL TOUR BIRTHDAYS OCTOBER 18 Oct Amy Robson 18 Oct Kate Robson 24 Oct Mrs Campbell 25 Oct Gracious Mkandawire 29 Oct Shonees Jamaar 31 Oct Gian Moolman NOVEMBER 2 Nov Lucy Anderson 2 Nov Eddy Kerr 2 Nov Jasmine Heynemann 8 Nov Cris Mugariwa 10 Nov Rylan Jarvis 11 Nov Mila van Eyssen 12 Nov Joss Hempel 13 Nov Lexera Castle 14 Nov Jason Beckley 23 Nov Gemma Moolman 26 Nov Ella Landman 26 Nov Charles Platt 30 Nov Daniel Lindhorst BAKER DAY SCHEDULE Fri 17 Oct Grade 6/7 Fri 24 Oct Grade 5 Fri 31 Oct Grade 4 AGE GROUP GALA A number of our pupils have been selected to swim in an Age Group Gala to be held in Port Elizabeth this coming Saturday, 18th October. Separate letters have been given to the respective pupils. TRIATHLON Our pupils have been invited to participate in a Triathlon (swimming, mountain biking, trail running) on Saturday, 1st November 2014, to be held at Zuurbron Farm. Entry forms with all the relevant details have been handed out to pupils. We encourage as many pupils to get involved. IMPORTANT DATES 16 October 18 October 23 October 24 October 25 October 27 October 30 October 1 November 1 November 5 November 5 November 7 & 8 November 10 November 13 November 14 November 14-21 November 20 November 27 November 28 November 28 November 28 November 1 December 2 December Grade 0 Outing Age Group Gala Grade 00 Outing Choir Evening (CSF Resort) Inter-Schools Athletics Mini cricket match Ladybird Orientation Day Age Group Gala Triathlon Inter-House Athletics Mini Olympics Sport vs Hermitage House Mini cricket match Grade 2 Outing Golf Day (Parents Association) Grade 4-7 Exam Week Grade 1-3 Friends Camp College Concert Grade 0 (Beach Picnic) Grade 5 (Kromme River Picnic) Grade 4 (End of year party) Grade 1 & 2 Christmas Party Term End STAFF FOR 2015 I am pleased to inform you that Mrs Michelle Miller has been appointed in Mrs Dace’s place (Gr 00) for next year. We welcome her back to our staff. Teachers for next year are as follows: NURSERY SCHOOL: Butterfly class - Miss Julia Eden Bumblebee class - Miss Ilandi Maas Ladybird class - Mrs Jane Lonsdale COLLEGE CAMPUS: Grade 00 Grade 0 Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Movement Music Xhosa - Mrs Michelle Miller Mrs Eva Skelton Mrs Lyn Webb Mrs Caroline Anderson Mrs Annelita Carpenter Mrs Louise Ackerman Mrs Janet Campbell Mrs Mariana van Kradenburg Mrs Laura Holdsworth Mrs Jenny Davis Mrs Natasha Brown Mrs Alice Kaunda INTER-SCHOOL ATHLETICS A large number of our pupils will be involved in an Inter-school Athletics Meeting to be hosted by Victory School, Jeffreys Bay on Saturday, 25th October. Pupils will be informed as soon as the teams are finalised.
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