Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Budget continued

Sorry finger trouble there.

In South Africa education is not free. Our school are mostly good and offer lovely facilities etc but this comes at a cost. So tonight I need to sell the fact that in 2009 our annual school fees per child will be R11150. I am not sure how that compares with the rest of the world but for my little corner of Durban, South Africa its within the norm. Our school is a government school but we only get ten staff for our school and we need twenty four ! hence school fees.

So here's hoping to a quick and peaceful meeting without any major grumblings, which is always helped by the cheese & wine we provide.

Budget Time

Thanks for all the comments - I am so delighted.

I am the bursar(finance manager) at a small school called Manor Gardens Primary School behind our local university. It is set in lush green surroundings and is pretty as a picture.

Its a normal school with about 370 children from grade 1 to grade 7. When I say normal, that is until it rains continuously for two days and they all get stuck indoors. It was a zoo today and we are all praying for sunshine tomorrow. How the teachers cope I am not sure. We have a new principal starting on Monday - only 10 months after our last one retired. Not bad for the Department of Education I am told but a blessing for us as we have managed well but still need our school to be complete and I for one am looking forward to it.

Tonight is our annual budget meeting which is obviously my most important

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Monday 27 October 2008

Its my first blog - so this is a new experience for me.
As I am a follower of family & friends news (which I need to keep my family especially close) I decided to keep our family & friends updated too.
My sister in law Jenny in Wellington New Zealand is really my inspiration so Jen this first attempt is dedicated to you......
We had a weekend of excitement, The Sharks won the Currie Cup after 12 years !!! all my boys are avid supporters.
Kylie & I went to the Greyville Craft show on Saturday and so enjoyed our day. We loved the exhibits, saw friends, did two out of our three booked classes - the third was just a non event but still we loved the other two. Spent too much money according to my dh and had lunch overlooking the Greyville race course & Durban - quite spectatcular.
Sunday was a lazy sunny day.