A New Principal at St James’ Primary School

Newsletter No 19

Mr Christopher Memeho took up duties at the start of term 1 and admits that it is a very difficult posting. As the third principal in three years, we suggested that he has a unique opportunity to make a real difference and he has started well. The grounds are well kept and other changes to existing buildings are underway.

The student population has nearly trebled to 274 children from Grades 3 – 8 with the removal of the compulsory fee levied on parents by the national government. Class sizes have ballooned and whilst the school receives an increased subsidy, there will need to be a carefully calibrated balancing act for the board of management to meet the school’s requirements.

A new batch of chickens has arrived for fattening and with prudent management this is an excellent form of income generation for the school. The already large food garden is also undergoing an expansion.

 

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