‘We have always assisted kids in need’
Ariston Christian School in St Matthews Road is giving away 10 bursaries to ‘academically excelling, but economically deprived’ pupils for 2017.
The school has called for people to apply for bursaries if their children fall under these criteria.
Bursaries will be awarded to pupils from other schools entering Grades 1 to 7 next year.
The school will celebrate its third birthday next year and decided to launch the bursary programme to assist struggling community members.
“We have always assisted kids in need and since we are a Christian school, this goes hand-in-hand with our values of helping the community and those struggling to access quality education,” said co-founder and school administrator Peter Roumeliotis.
The private school began three years ago through a homeschooling group at the Gonubie Methodist Church and expanded to welcome 350 pupils between Grade R and matric this year.
Classes have a maximum of 22 pupils, meaning pupils will receive individual attention.
The school also promotes Christian and family values in their teaching, as well as watching discipline closely.
They do not currently feature any sport in their curriculum due to a lack of facilities but hope to combine with other local schools to usher in a few sporting codes in 2017.
The bursary application process will be handled privately and those receiving bursaries will remain anonymous when they enter the school next year.
“We want to see kids educated for the future. We have seen many children benefit from our schooling who would otherwise not have been able to access school, if it were not for us,” Roumeliotis said.
To apply, parents can contact the school via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school on (043)722-1767 for further information.
Parents and pupils will be required to visit the school for an interview if they qualify.
The deadline for applications is October 30.