Bishop Bavin School is closing down immediately

Speedster

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Curro was going to take the school over. Then at the last minute the church stepped in and said no as they wanted to keep the school Anglican. Curro I believe did not want a religious school.
That's weird as Curro schools are Christian too. Must be some internal squabble.
 

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That's weird as Curro schools are Christian too. Must be some internal squabble.
thats what I keep thinking, R25 million is what some rich people lose in the back of the sofa.
how is it nobody can give them what they need to keep going?

or like I said, people busy trying to survive themselves,
aint nobody got time for some school to survive the pandemic in one piece.
 

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That's weird as Curro schools are Christian too. Must be some internal squabble.
Yeah must of been. Because at one point Curro were definitely taking the school over. This was a few months ago. Then the teachers were told the Anglican church stepped in and refused. Sounds dodgy.

Very sad to see a school suddenly close. The kids went back on the Thursday and that afternoon the teachers were told school has closed down. That evening the parents were informed.
 

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Mismanagement? Non-payment of fees? Embezzlement?
Could be any of those but non payment is most probably culprit.
We receive financial statements from school and situation is getting worse, costs are escalating and number of people asking for assistance, payment holidays is increasing.
Also take into account that quite a few kids are leaving school (was evident last year) for cheaper (government) schools.

School is running online classes but lots of parents were requesting reduced fees since kids are not going to school.
Not realising that electricity is like 0.01% of the cost and you still have to pay all employees.
 

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the school was founded in 1991
i had no idea, it looks so much older
i was under the impression the school was over a hundred years old
spent a day on set with John Cleese when they were shooting Spud3
 

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the school was founded in 1991
i had no idea, it looks so much older
i was under the impression the school was over a hundred years old
spent a day on set with John Cleese when they were shooting Spud3
Weren't the spud movies filmed in CT?
 

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eg2505

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spent a day on set with John Cleese when they were shooting Spud3
my friend told me about that shoot, was on the weekend,
He remembers being paid for them to play as extras.

whats sad, is nobody can give them the money to keep going.
how selfish are some people?
 

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what I keep finding suspicious, is firstly the Anglican church,
cant they have helped keep the school going?

or even one of the parents with deep pockets, (plenty of ANC and EFF members kids attended)

school produced many notable people, cant believe nobody cares enough about it to do something.

but like I said, Covid is making everybody turn around and start rethinking their priorities.
How much money do you think politicians have?
 

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A church is a tax free business. Only Jesus preached for free. Then again, He had bags of privilege. Thank God he wasn't/isn't white...
Oh - he is not blue eyed nordic anymore? When did this happen?
 

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what I keep finding suspicious, is firstly the Anglican church,
cant they have helped keep the school going?
This particular pyramid scheme is not in vogue; probably they need to look towards rhema/bushiri now.
 

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" The Diocese itself is owed some R15-million by the school. " Looks like the church tried to help.
 
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