This week some parents were informed that their children would be blocked from the service because they had not paid fees, nor had they made what the school believes are acceptable arrangements for payment.
Parents are upset, in particular those whose income has been affected by the lockdown.
Granted, the school is a private entity and its functionality - even remotely - depends on the income it receives from fees.
Furthermore, let us be clear that all parents must endeavour to pay school fees, especially those who can afford to do so.
It is also unquestionably the responsibility of parents to approach the school to make payment arrangements when they are unable to pay up as required.
However, giving parents who are financially struggling two weeks to come up with a sound payment plan which they can honour, or have their children academically excluded, is unfair.
Such prohibition induces unnecessary anxiety and trauma on children who have no control of the unpredictable situation in which we all find ourselves.
We call on both schools and parents to exercise a greater level of cooperation to find alternative ways of managing this crisis, placing above everything, the interests of all children.