The advisory board meeting went well this morning. One of the main goals is to get the parents more involved and further the community oriented direction of the school.
Holy Cross School is taking a holistic approach and recognizes that aside from the kids education, the needs of the community are just as important to create a well balanced enviornment.
The new school library should be done within the next month and much needed counselling center open in January. A volunteer from the states is taking a 4 month sabbaticle to come and do training so that there will be an effective councillor available within the community who is able to deal with domestic issues.
A church in Newfoundland has volunteered to raise the funds needed to open a health post so that people can get affordable treatment closer to home and on weekends if need be. This is another big step in helping the community of San Mateo and surrounding area.
Holy Cross has made available scholarships to all senior students so they were able to go onto high school this year and not have to worry about costs. In exchange for scholarships the students are required to work 1/2 day on weekends - this work consists of computer lab training and learning computer repairs so that the kids are well skilled in this area when they enter the work world.
Pictures from this mornings meeting, Independence Day Parade, Fishing tournament and first computer class.
Advisory board meeting
Holy Cross float
Independence day parade
Holy Cross kids