|The last term started on 22 May, teaching began in the second week and by the end of the third week all children were back in school. For this term, the school registered 254 children. Compared to the previous term, four new students arrived: two girls and two boys.
This is the distribution by age group and gender.
On the morning of 5 June, the teachers, pupils, cooks and I were overjoyed to welcome the new teacher of St. Paul’s Kindergarten, Madam Madeline, with a welcome song and a hearty clap of hands.
Madeline is a graduate of the Solidarity Teacher Training College (STTC) with Diploma in Education. This is the first time a graduate from STTC is being involved in teaching at our school! Now she is the teacher of the Baby class, which includes all newcomers for this year 2023. I am happy to entrust my class to her becaus
e I know she has the skills to manage them and a language they can understand. She is happy and takes the initiative to support the other teachers.
Each teacher is assigned a responsibility to ensure the smooth running of the school, e.g. we have a school bursar who is in charge of registering and collecting school fees and uniform; a teacher who provides first aid to pupils in case of accidents within the school, as well as taking care of the kitchen. And a teacher who takes care of the vegetable garden and hygiene.
A special note concerns the garden: every year the school tries to produce its own food, such as maize and sorghum, for the feeding programme. This rainy season, the school managed to grow maize and sorghum inside and outside the school compound; the harvest is going very well and we will soon be able to eat our cooked maize.
19 July 2023
Sr Josephine, Riimenze
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