On October 18, Hope Schools celebrated 18 years since its establishment. The Christian-based school in Summerpride serves children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
During this year, the school made significant inroads in its programmes and infrastructure.
A teacher at the school, Carrol Waddell, said the school had successfully maintained attendance of 93% this year due to the implementation of its transport service and providing meals for pupils every day.
In addition, the school’s sports programmes had been revived since the Covid lockdown, with teams taking part in local tournaments.
Before the end of the year, two new classrooms for Hope School’s Preparatory will be completed, for music and art classes.
The school has also secured approval from the Department of Education to offer more subject choices for next year, which include consumer studies, digital technology and computer application technology.
Waddell said by October 2023, the school hoped to have developed its sports fields, built a computer lab and implemented plans towards building its college campus.
“We provide our pupils with a very high-quality education and try to help them be solution finders. We want to enable our pupils to be ready for the real world through our learning programme but also through our skills development centre.
“Here they have the opportunity to learn baking, sewing, woodwork and iron work,” Waddell said.