Some 1300 Matriculation and Grade 11 learners from secondary schools in the larger
Cape Town area gather at St. Francis on Saturday mornings for tutorial classes
rum by the South African Institute of Race Relations, now known as ASSET (Association
for Educational Transformation).
Learner guidance service
Both Day and Night schools put emphasis on learner and career guidance. Lagunya
(The Day School) Guidance Officer provides learners with information and advice
concerning career choice, further education, bursary schemes and also co-ordinates
the issuing of testimonials and year marks.
Similarly, a guidance facility is available to Night School learners and members
of the general community, to aid them in career planning and C.V. writing.
The Library is at the intellectual heart of the school and the learners are encouraged
to make maximum use of it to improve their research skills and to enrich their
learning experience. The library has an extensive reference section and a non-fiction
research collection. The fiction section includes publications in Xhosa, English
and Afrikaans to help the learner’s language skills. Effort is being invested
in improving the library's store of audio-visual resources.
Mindful that many of our learners are required to travel long distances to attend
classes, the centre has a take away and a sit-down cafeteria where learners and
staff can purchase hot food or spend time relaxing with their friends between
St Francis seeks to offer a rich cultural environment through extra-mural activities
run by both the Day and Night Schools as well as encouraging independent entrepreneurs
and service providers who wish to help learners and the general community find
expression for their creative, leadership and sporting talents. A variety of
such enrichment programmes are run from time to time as the need arises.
The staff are encouraged to get involved in various training and learner programmes,
activities and workshops that are intended to be both fun and stimulating. Thus
improving their leadership skills or simply just another form of character and