|Pic: Nadine Knezovich, Ralton Fortuin, Franzl Bause (Headmaster), Catherine Falconer and Aletta Malherbe.
The new school year got off to an exciting start at St Francis College where four new teachers were welcomed into the fold.
“In a major coup for our school, we have secured the services of Mr Ralton Fortuin as the new physical education teacher and sports coach,” said headmaster Franzl Bause. Mr Fortuin, who left his post at Pharos School at the end of the last year, is the head coach of KCPC (Kouga Cricket Performance Centre) and is an accomplished soccer, tennis and volleyball coach.”
“Mrs Aletta Malherbe is the Grade 7 class teacher in 2018. She will be teaching Grade 6 and 7 Afrikaans, Mathematics and Grade 7 Natural Sciences. Mrs Malherbe has taught at Pearson High School, Adelaide Gymnasium, Otto du Plessis High School and Thornhill Primary School in Botswana for nineteen years.”
“In Grade 6 we welcome Mrs Nadine Knezovich. She and her husband, Warren, and their two young children have just relocated to St Francis Bay from Cape Town where she taught for thirteen years at Fish Hoek Middle School, Bergvliet Primary, Bay Primary, Pinelands North and Timour Hall Primary School. She is a keen long distance runner having completed the Comrades in 2014 and is an accomplished hockey coach.”
“Mrs Catherine Falconer replaces Mrs Michelle Miller in Grades 00 and 2 for the first term. Her experience in working with children over the past fifteen years includes teaching on a ship, in Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, in Diguna Missions in the Lopit Mountains in South Sudan and in Nairobi, Kenya since 2014. She and her husband have also recently relocated to St Francis Bay. The exciting news for the nursery school is that Mrs Falconer has agreed to be the class teacher for the Butterfly class from the start of the second term.”
“Congratulations to Mrs Michelle Miller and her husband Greg on the arrival of their second daughter in January. Mrs Miller will return to her classes at the beginning of May and I am delighted to be able to utilize her to her full potential this year. She will assume responsibility for the ICT computer laboratory and teach Grade 4 and 5 Natural Sciences and Mathematics classes.”
“2018 is set to be a busy and productive academic year and we are looking forward to really excelling on the sports fields too!” concluded Bause.