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St Francis College says no to substance abuse

Mhlengi Luthuli St Francis College has dealt with an emerging culture of substance abuse within its premises at the course of last year. This unprecedented culture of substance abuse led to the poor academic performance of all those who were involved in such horrible deeds. Last year, the culture of substance abuse was rife at […]

Mathematics made easy

Ntsika Shezi During the first term of this academic year, the school leadership took an initiative to organise a Mathematics Workshop for all grades. The initiative was aimed at encouraging learners not to fear the subject of mathematics but rather embrace it since it is not as difficult as many claim it is. The workshop […]

Hard working learners recognised

In an attempt to promote a culture of academic excellence and healthy competition amongst learners, St Francis College – Mariannhill has introduced this year a “Top Achievers Awards” for learners who attain 75% and above in all learning areas at the end of each school term. For the first term five learners distinguished themselves when […]

A market day with difference: A day to remember

If you thought that the school principal and her team of educators would not change their formal attire into school uniform you better think again. This unprecedented move was part of the Fundraising initiative organised by Grades 12 and 8 this week. As educators began trickling into the school premises for their daily routine, it […]

Embracing the call to save lives

Learners at St Francis College have always been generous and active in giving blood to the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) thus embracing the call to save lives. The school has been working closely with the SANBS for several years now. The target set for the second term was 35 pints of blood and […]

A new way of life at St Francis College

Ms Khathi This 2018 year started with lots of changes and assemblies are one of these. Every Tuesday, it is with great anticipation that we all line up outside the main Hall, waiting for the assembly to commence. Tuesdays have become exciting days at St Francis, where information is imparted, moral lessons shared and various […]


Snethemba Ngongoma Veins are branches, Bodies are trees Blood in bodies carries riches To enrich life with oxygen.   As dark as wine, it flows In abundance, like petals of a red rose Red river, keep on flowing. There is no life without blood.   When cars crash and smash, Precious wine is spilled, shed. […]