You learn a lot about an organisation when you work in the accounts department. I’ve been working in a temp role at a fee-paying school that has students from kindergarten to Year 12.
The school opened back in 1892 on this site. As well as the expected modern class rooms, there are some beautiful old houses that are still part of the campus. The school has a boarding house, a swimming pool open to the public, science labs, music rooms, theatre, library, halls, chapel, courtyards and memorial gardens.
I have paid creditor invoices for an amazing range of items….
Pens and pencils to a new school bus
Swimming caps to drums of Sodium Hypochlorite (pool chemicals)
Text books to toilet rolls
Window cleaning to line marking on the sports field
Utility bills to food for the tuck shop
Art supplies to flights for teacher conferences
Lawyer fees to fire alarm maintenance
Props for drama shows to sheep eye balls for science class (yes really!)
I’ve learnt that ….
A4 white paper is delivered by the pallet load
Year 2 look after a brood of chickens (I’ve paid for the chook food)
I’ve also learnt that school rules have changed in the past one hundred years.
This job has dominated my month, so this is my contribution to Changing Seasons hosted by Su.