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 not only to 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.
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.