Friday, August 21, 2015

Olyfkrans Poets

The black badge of Africa 

I was born with the scent

Of wild flowers in the air. 

The smell of wood fires

And the cooking pot.

I was born to be proud 

Of the black badge Of my skin. 

My first tears flowed 

From the sting of smoke

From the pain of thorns

In my small naked feet.

-Khuselo Zazini, grade 9

We are quick to judge, but we are equal
Holding on a grudge, on other people
Society we live in we see some evil.
Struggle is real and very lethal. 
Dreams and nightmares people still have those
Making poor decisions, that life that they chose
Don’t matter what you go through, dreams do come true.
Put your mind to it, but just you do 
People acting, but they have no clue
Stereotyping each other but they acting like they never knew.
We are all fighting, but we need to forgive each other.
To think about the people in the struggle, and how they suffer.
-Sergio Shinga, gr 9

Art & Culture Rollplay!

Only for the brave!  Grade 8 class excelling at the opportunity to be creative, innovative and extremely brave. Well done guys and Ms Andree van der Vyver for her enthusiasm.

Olyfkrans celebrating South African writer's birthday

At the end of July, Olyfkrans College had the privilege to celebrate Mrs Petra Muller, well-known South African writer and poet's birthday.  Staff and learners helped to make this day one to remember.  Mrs Muller has been a family friend of the Mocke's for many years and still has very strong ties with Swellendam.  

Ons was uiters bevoorreg om hierdie dag saammet Petra Muller en haar familie en vriende te kon deel. Dit was ook vir die leerlinge 'n wonderlike ervaring om skouers te kon skuur met mense wat so 'n groot impak maak in die literêre wêreld

Ready for the Sunday Lunch. In the main building
Mrs Mocke and some of the crew, brothers Joshua and Theo.
Ms Anthea, our school kitchen cook hard at work.
Trusty Bosluis taking the boys for Sunday walk while we prepare for the hungry writers.

Some of the great writers of our time caught in deep discussion.

Beautiful day shared with friends and family.

Preparation and detail = success! 

What a team! Ms Johanna and Ms Anthea with their team. These two ladies run the school kitchen on a daily basis.      Thank you all for your valuable contribution. Dit was 'n wonderlike dag saammet wonderlike mense.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Olyfkrans cares about animals!

Thank you Tumi, Siya and Wisdom for making our dogs so happy.  You guys are the best!

Monday braai the Olyfkrans way

The Braai masters

Bubble bubble bubble!

Serious sportsmen at the top of their game

The people

Warn your daughters. Pure innocence

Always sunny-side up!

This is serious business. 

The guinea pigs guard the firewood!

Even the crew has to eat sometimes.

Hier sit die manne!

Carbo loading

Nice day for it.

Beach Day!

Our happy bunch!

Feeding time!

Home-building skills!

Peace and quiet. 

Speak no evil!

Bedtime for Lerato!

Great day for a swim! 

Far from the maddening crowd.