School Administration

The staff of the Margaret Bell School usually includes four trained teachers and carers who are responsible for the educational, spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the children. All the teachers hold recognised primary teaching qualifications. Support staff include volunteers from within the community who assist with maintenance, catering and other domestic duties. The school is run and maintained by the Director, Principal and school staff. We also have a board of advisors who meet regularly to assist and advise the school staff.

The Margaret Bell School is faith based. Children do not pay any fees for their education, and therefore the school depends on donations from individuals and churches around the world. Any donations will be gratefully received; for details on how to contact us to make a donation please see the contact page.

The school year for pupils starts in January. There are three school terms, with holidays of four weeks in April, four weeks in August and five weeks in December and January. While the Margaret Bell School retains it’s original objective of serving orphaned children, places are available for other disadvantaged children who are not orphans. The nursery school serves children who are at least two years old, and the primary school cares for children who are at least seven years old. Even though the school is focused on these age groups, there are also places available for older children who have had to drop out of the previous schools for reasons of poverty. In this way we are able to provide an education for as many children as possible within the community. Our website has been online since October 2005.