Monday, December 16, 2019

Heuningbos Family

Testing the waters!

Christmas Dinner Time!

Our new family members. 

Even the guard dog needs a break at the end of year!

Happy days for our four friends. 

Awards awards!

2020 Leaders (not on photo, Ncube Galo (Hostel Headboy and Taegan Martin (Headboy)

Grade 12's say farewell!

Spread those wings, keep growing! Become the men you were born to be. 

Final Picnic of 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Let's talk trash!

Saturday the 9th November, the Heuningbos lads and I joined a local community group, Love Swellendam. We cleaned a section of the Koornlands river, picking up rubbish, any foreign objects, old clothing etc that made its way down the river.

This is obviously a very important task, not just for the beauty factor of the river and area, but because the Koornlands river joins the Kliprivier which then flows into the Breede River. The Breede River then joins the ocean. We are hopefully all aware of the detrimental effect plastics and other non-biodegradable materials have on our oceans and animal life.

Thank you to Tammy Howie for starting this initiative.  It was a positive experience for all of us.
Tammy Howie far left with the Heuningbos boys and day scholar Petrus. 

Our starting point

La Belle Alliance, looking down on the Koornlands river. 

The section we cleaned on Saturday

Monday, October 28, 2019

Heuningbos Days!

Nearly a year has passed. Cannot believe it!

Renovation continues!  The old girl will be looking awesome very soon!

Travoi welcoming our new Rooster!

New family members! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Grade 12 2019 - Remember your roots

The Grade 12 class of 2019 were joined by Professor Arnold van Zyl, President of DHBW. Cooperative State University of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany. Prof Van Zyl has served as a friend and guardian of Olyfkrans College for many years. 

Prof Van Zyl shared a powerful message with the group. Remembering one's roots, the foundation that have been laid at Olyfkrans College for these young men. And just as a tree grows different branches, forms new leaves, so will these young men continue to grow out in the world. 

The lads planted a young tree, Liquidambar styraciflua, on the school property. This tree will symbolize their foundation, their growth and development through life. We wish the class of 2019 all the best with their futures. May they grow tall and strong and stand straight in the wildest storms. 

Very Berry Grade 9!

Grade 9 class had an Amazing Day at The Berry Farm!