The Friday Market was established as the school’s main fundraiser in 2001 to raise funds for the development of the school.
Instead of copious cake sales, raffles etc. headed up by a PTA in most schools, Knysna Montessori School’s main fundraiser enables our parents to do one fund raising duty a year per child for the school, instead of weekly/monthly fundraising events.
The children at Knysna Montessori School hold market days and cake sales in order to learn valuable life skills and raise funds for their own tours, outings and classroom environments. The Friday Market is also a platform for developing the entrepreneurship skills of our children.
All parents are asked to not only support the market (which has become an enormously popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike), but to help out at least once a year with Friday Market duties.
The Friday Market is co-ordinated by the school and operates every Friday from September through to the end of May.
The primary Friday Market duty is Bar Duty (roster below)
All parents are asked to help with the Friday Market by taking part in one bar duty per year per child. This entails serving drinks from 17H00 to 20H00 (latest). A duty roster is drawn up by the school office and circulated for each Market Season. If you are unable to help out on the day you have been allocated, please contact Kerrey at the reception in order to make alternative arrangements, of which there are two choices:
- Donate R 200-00 towards the cost of employing someone to do your bar duty instead should you wish
- Offer to help in other areas of the market which include:
- Attending to the Scarecrows’ clothing & face repaints
- Co-ordinator of Entrepreneur Friday’s @ The Friday Market (The last Friday of September, October, November, February, March & April)
The Friday Market Team
BAR DUTY 2017/2018
8 September Steyn 15 September Massow 22 September Olivier 29 September Harris
6 October De Neys 13 October Campbell 20 October Gouws 27 October Heinen
3 November Vertue 10 November Oosthuizen 17 November Wentzell 24 November Merryweather
1 December Vadas 8 December Van Noordwyk 15 December Kruger 22 December Botha 29 December Sheridan
5 January Heinen 12 January Slabbert 19 January Brink 26 January Beyleveld
2 February Ferguson 9 February Sibali 16 February van der Merwe 23 February Schwark
2 March Collins (Belen) 9 March Nkosi 16 March Meyer 23 March Conradie 30 March Johnston
6 April Stead 13 April Kraaikamp 20 April Baldwin 27 April de Nil
4 May Van As 11 May Price 18 May Carr 25 May Ligeti
Sponsorships provide the KMS community with an opportunity to help fund development of the school and also promote their business. Throughout the year as sponsorship opportunities occur we will notify parents. Currently, there is the opportunity to provide sponsorship for the development of our astro turf and advertise your business on a board next to the sports fields.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]