Minutes of 12th Green Park School Trustees Meeting on Wednesday 7th November 2007.
Present; Daniel Majanga, David Morgan, Cherry Ritchie, Rosslyn Wootton, James Mwangi, Alice Wangari.
Apologies from; Gill Marshall- Andrews, Jackson Olaka, Caroline Rune., Lee and Teresa Ngugi.
David proposed the Minutes of the 11th September and this was seconded by Daniel.
1. Progress and Design of school building.
The Trustees viewed the new plan of the school for the first time. This plan is completely different from the amended plan. The Trustees all agree the new design is unfit for the purpose and unsuitable as a nursery school, as it has three totally separate classrooms .
The Trustees propose;
a. Store and Office change places, with the Staff room. b. Office has direct access to the classrooms. c. Office has direct access to the Store. d. the three classrooms should be interlinked from inside. ie. One and two classrooms should be one large room with access to the third classroom . This third classroom could have an affordable removable partition between it and the large classroom with perhaps a small wall on each side to support the partition. The large classroom should have double doors to the outside. e . The verandah in the plans is assumed to be covered, as the children will need cover to get to the lavatories. f . Finally the external door shown on the plans from what will become the Office, should be retained.
Internally the classrooms must have a sink for the children to wash their hands in, and for use of cleaning painting and play materials etc. The large classroom would be suitable to be used as a dining area for the children’s lunch and part of it could be used as a utility for children’s clothes etc. All these changes can be incorporated in the proposed structure of the building.
David will arrange to meet Dicky , who is supervising the contruction, in the next couple of days to discuss the Trustees concerns . He will raise their concerns and ideas for the internal layout of the school.
2. Finance Report. Cherry reported we have 361,147 ksh in our account.
3. Fund Raising. No funds need to be raised at present but once the building is completed funds will be needed for play equipment etc.
4. School Uniforms; Alice and James to obtain estimates for the uniforms to be made in Naivasha. The Trustees believe this to be the cheapest and most satisfactory option. Daniel will obtain the measurements of the children already taken by a tailor in kasarani, who is too expensive . A deposit from our account will be needed to be given for the work to commence and for the cost of the material . The Trust will pay the remaining costs of making the uniforms.
Transport. The Trustees are in agreement that is is the responsibility of the developers to provide transport to Loldia school for the children of Green Park School once they are eligible to go to Loldia. About six children will be leaving to go to Loldia school in January if they pass the entrance tests. [ There are 42 children at present in the school and only a small increase in numbers is expected in the foreseeable future].
Christmas Presents and children’s Christmas party..
Alice will liase with James and Rosslyn and organize Christmas goody bags . A cheque from our account of 3,000 ksh will be cashed by James towards the cost of buying clothes and toys . The Lodge will make a cake for the party and Cherry will help with clothes and goodies to eat.
Date of next Meeting. 14th January 2008 at 3.30pm at the Lodge.