The early morning mist hasn’t seriously begun to dissipate when the first students begin to appear at the school. For half an hour or so they amble down the ridge where it is broad and the slope gentle. Or if they are coming up from one of the villages down below then they climb the steep, narrow track that takes them to the school.
Sometime around eight o’clock when students and teachers have mostly arrived, the school building is opened and everyone streams inside. After they sing several hymns and been led in prayer by Michael Job, Head Teacher of the school, they break up into their classes which in the 2010 school year, range from prep up to grade 6. So begins a typical day at the Kapalpal Christadelphian Primary School.
Kapalpal first opened its doors in February 2009. For most of the students, the new school was incredibly different from their old one.
Watch a short video clip of the school