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.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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
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.