Holy Cross Anglican School reopened its doors on May 10th, 2022, with a core mission of providing the highest quality primary education to kids in Ambergris Caye. Founded in September 2006, Holy Cross now educates over 400 students from pre-school to standard 6, all living in nearby areas.
Our philosophy at Matachica includes giving back to our community, and one of our most recent projects included the sponsorship of over 80 yearly fees for students attending this beautiful community school.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health
Acrylic Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue and Scissors, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Paint Brushes
Puzzles and Scrabble
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.