As of Thursday the students started to pile in to the Bay to begin the school year. Many new faces - about 40 or so; many familiar ones - about 40 or so. The school has increased it's size by about 5 full time students. That's as many as we can accommodate, unfortunately. We are at a real bottleneck with respect to classroom space and teachers. You'd figure a weak economy like the local one would be bending over backwards to offer buildings to us to rent for additional classrooms, but that just is not the case. We could easily have an incoming class of 50 or 60 - the interest is there - but we simply cannot accommodate this number this year. Next year we hope it'll be a different story: we are trying to build another building with suitable classroom and lounge space. I'm not gonna complain, though. Every day the school continues doing what it's doing, is a great one. But we continue to rely on the generosity of benefactors. We could really use a couple of big ones - if you want a building named after yourself, or your favourite saint, why not give a hundred thousand dollars to this great Catholic school?
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