Since the school started some years ago, it has grown from 50 to around 200 students. The project leaders struggled to finance the overhead costs of teachers’ salaries, textbooks etc. The pupils came from very poor families and their parents were unable to pay the school fees. Despite their vision and the good quality of education that was being provided, there seemed to be no option but to close the school. However, their connection with Holy Shepherd Grammar School has resulted in the two schools merging with Hope Public School focussing solely on primary education with the children moving to Holy Shepherd Grammar School for secondary education.
This school has six teachers who will benefit from their links with Holy Shepherd School.