Every year The Little School takes an orphan into Grade 0. The School pays for that child’s education from Grade 0 to Grade 7.
So far we have paid for the education of eleven children who started in Grade O and have gone right through to Grade 7. That is a total of 8 years of school fees for each child – 88 years of school fees!
We could take more orphans into the school if we had funding.
The School can only pay for a limited number of children from our own coffers.
Besides the education the School provides, some of the very poor children, who are not housed in orphanages, need funding for school uniforms and books and school outings.
Help for these children would be greatly appreciated by the School. We do have a charity, not for profit, account, at FNB in Mbabane. It is called The Emantjwele School Charity.
Emantjwele means “little chickens” and we regard these children, that we educate, as our little chickens. Some of them are already in high school.
Parents or any kind person or company who can find it in their hearts to contribute money or services to the school will have their names or companies on a plaque in the school hall, to be kept there for all to see for ever.
We have come to the end of the first half of the second term, and an eventful one at that.
Early in the term, we started our “Mile a Day” and it has been very successful. First thing every morning the whole school meets in the assembly hall and students and teachers run the perimeter of the school. We have noticed a huge improvement in the health and fitness of the children and the teachers have seen an improvement in alertness and involvement in lessons. Well done everyone!
Leading on from that, our soccer team played against Premier School and did very well and our hockey team was invited to play in a hockey tournament at Enjabulweni, against five other schools and was noticed and praised for their performance and potential. I’m sure the running improved their fitness.
This term we have had the good fortune to have Mrs. Khan-Khagan who is a volunteering on our staff. She is a qualified councilor and is studying Educational Psychology and has been of great assistance to both children and staff. Other new staff members are Mrs. Judith Veerkamp, a retired teacher who has been volunteering in grade one and Mr. Thabiso Mhlanga who has been assisting in grade seven. Mrs. Lindiwe Dlamini is our senior Siswati Teacher. These teachers are all welcome additions to our staff.
The Ministry of Education is holding a Spelling Bee competition in July. The grade sixes have been chosen to take part and have received their spelling lists. Help them study hard.
We have finally managed, (thanks to all those who wear civvies and buy hotdogs and popcorn on Fridays) to have saved enough money to start the first phase of finishing our assembly/sports hall. I will add here that if any parents are able to help in any way, financial or otherwise, it would be most welcome and would earn them a plaque with their name on it in the finished hall.
On that note of fundraising, we would like to hold out Family Fun Day later in the term (dates to be announced). Again any parents who would like to volunteer to help would be most welcome and can leave their names with their child’s class teacher. Any suggestions of other means of fundraising would also be most welcome, as we want to finish our library and build a Practical Arts classroom and eventually a swimming pool. Any suggestions and advice would be much appreciated.
Every morning the children and teachers at The Little School
run "A Mile A Day".
After morning prayers all the children run around the school
grounds.This takes about five to ten minutes. We have found
that this morningexercise session has a very good effect on
the child's mood and
ability to focus in class, besides being beneficial to their