Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#253961 - 10/23/07 09:09 PM Isla Bonita Elementary School
Tom Offline


Ihave become aware of a need for five scholarships for students to attend this very good private elementary school. Anyone wishing to help this students please respond to post persons e-mail address.

From Kathleen aka: TukiTuki

Top
#253963 - 10/23/07 09:12 PM Re: Isla Bonita Elementary School [Re: Tom]
Amanda Syme Offline
Why don't you supply further details such as how much a scholarship would cost per child per year, and how many years each child would attend this school. Also would there be additional expenses such as books, supplies, uniforms, class trips etc.

Thanks

Top
#253967 - 10/23/07 09:19 PM Re: Isla Bonita Elementary School [Re: Amanda Syme]
Ernie B Offline
Isnt this what the HC school for? Why must they attend a private school if they cant afford it?
_________________________
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

Top
#253972 - 10/23/07 09:30 PM Re: Isla Bonita Elementary School [Re: Ernie B]
Amanda Syme Offline
I would think that the Holy Cross is stretched to its limits at the moment.

Sometimes the private schools are simply in a more convenient location for the parents, or other siblings are already enrolled. Maybe the students have been attending for a few years and the parents would like to keep some consistency in their kids lives.

Isla Bonita is a great school, good teachers, good values are taught, nice facilities.

The Island Academy also has a scholarship program.

Is it right to think that poor kids should go to free schools - and kids whose parents have money should go to private schools and not have to attend these schools alongside poor kids?

Kids attending La Isla Bonita are requesting scholarship funding - you don't have to give to this cause if you don't want to, but I don't think it is fair to try and disuade others just because there are other charities vying for donation dollars.

Nothing personal Ernie - I'm sure you know that.

Top
#253976 - 10/23/07 09:36 PM Re: Isla Bonita Elementary School [Re: Amanda Syme]
Ernie B Offline
Nothing personal taken Amanda. How many charities/people can the island support? The RC school needs support, HC needs support, the library needs support etc,etc. JMHO
_________________________
Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.

Top
#253983 - 10/23/07 09:58 PM Re: Isla Bonita Elementary School [Re: Ernie B]
Amanda Syme Offline
Well a tiny little portion of $60 million dollars in tax revenue would be helpful if it stayed on the island instead of going to central goverment.

Top
#254109 - 10/24/07 04:44 PM Re: Isla Bonita Elementary School [Re: Amanda Syme]
Tom Offline


The cost is $2,725.00 Bze. per year per person. No addtional expenses on books, uniforms or trips. four kids have been attending for two years,one for six years.


Kathleen

Top
#254138 - 10/24/07 06:43 PM Re: Isla Bonita Elementary School [Re: Tom]
Amanda Syme Offline
Thanks for the info Tuki Tuki.

Good luck.

Top
#254163 - 10/24/07 10:00 PM Re: Isla Bonita Elementary School [Re: Amanda Syme]
pamkillen Offline
There is so much need here in terms of education. One problem is that we have a tendency to "adopt" our favorites and it leads to a skewed pathway for charitable dollars. All the students of San Pedro deserve the best education possible. I would love to see the development of a cohesive group that devises a fair and equitable distribution of charitable dollars. The way it is now, groups are tempted to disparage others to appear better qualified to receive money. Schools with equal need get unequal treatment. Schools with strong PR divert dollars to themselves and away from equally deserving students. It sometimes ends up bringing out the worst in us and not the best. Isla Bonita is a wonderful school with educated and caring teachers. Any bit you can afford to help with will be used directly for student learning needs.

Top
#254164 - 10/24/07 10:31 PM Re: Isla Bonita Elementary School [Re: pamkillen]
tacogirl Offline
What is most important is that all kids get an good quality education and be in school no matter which one it is.

The Principle from RC School has been been working together with HC school to help make sure that the kids are in the right place. Both schools are very stretched to the limit so scholarships to Isla Bonita are a great option and hopefully it will work out. I have heard nothing but good things about that school. (friends have kids who go there)
_________________________
tacogirl Facebook, Belize Life Linked In - Belize info & images https://www.facebook.com/tacogirl


Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 42 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,670 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,006 Topics
462,170 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.