The school was founded by Mr Sebestine Hi-Lance. The vision to start a school came about when he met a group of children playing by a bridge in the Kingtom area where he lived, who should have been in school at that particular time of the day.
He started to hold small classes under a tree and before he knew it, the number of children had grown to the point where it became impractical for him to continue in that fashion.
Hi-Lance School was opened on 1st October 2003 in a small building with 30 students. They have since been evicted from that building.
The school is currently located in New Street, 7up, Kingtom with 200 students in attendance. The entire school is run in a cramped building with just three rooms, where three or more classes are held in each room with partitions to separate the classes.
In 2007, Hi-Lance began to enter their students for the NPC exams (National Primary School Exams) and they have consistently achieved outstanding results.
The highest pass mark for the school has continued to rise each year and is now just a few marks below the highest national pass mark.
EXAM RESULTS SO FAR:
|Years||No: Of Student From Hi-Lance||Pass Mark From
|Pass Mark From
|National Highest Pass Mark|
Number of Students = 200 (this is subject to change in the new school year in September 2010).
- Number of Teachers = 9
- Number of Nannies = 1
- Number of Classes = 9
Subjects taught at the school include English, Maths, French, Science and Social Studies.
FEES FOR THE SCHOOL:
- 3yrs to 6yrs old pay 40,000 Leones
- 7yrs to 11yrs old pay 60,000 Leones
Exchange rate @ 25th September 2009 (the date we visited the school) was 6200 Leones to £1
Trying to get school fees from the parents of the children attending the school in order to pay their teachers.
TYPES OF HELP NEEDED
Building materials are needed for the new building and also stationery items for the children and the school.