Christian education does not begin when a child enrols in our school, rather it begins in the home and our school recognises that parents have the God-given responsibility for the upbringing of their children. Therefore, our school sees its role as that of supporting Christian parents in this task.
We will teach your child that:
- The Bible is God’s word, inspired by the Holy Spirit and totally trustworthy.
- There is one Holy God, existing eternally as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all things visible and invisible.
- Jesus Christ is the Son of God who became man through conception by the Holy Spirit and virgin birth and was without sin.
- All men are fallen, sinful and in a lost condition through the rebellion of Adam and Eve.
- In love, Jesus Christ voluntarily suffered the penalty of death by crucifixion for the sin of the whole world. He was buried and rose from the dead, signifying God’s acceptance of His sacrifice. He is now seated at the right hand of God.
- By personal faith in Christ, one can know the complete forgiveness of sins, be reconciled to God, become a member of the family of God and receive eternal life. Those who do not accept Jesus Christ as Saviour will be separated from God eternally.
- Satan does actually exist and is the father of all evil, opposed to God and destined to be confined forever in Hell.
- Christ lives in every Christian’s life by the presence of the Holy Spirit from the moment they accept Jesus as Saviour and Lord. The Holy Spirit guides, instructs and empowers the believer for Godly living and service.
- There are two ordinances instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ – Baptism and the Lord’s supper.
- The Lord Jesus Christ will return in person to receive all believers to Himself and to complete the restoration of His Kingdom. All believers will be united with Him eternally, and there will be a new heaven and earth in which God’s sovereignty will be unchallenged.
All staff work under the specific mandate that Biblical principles and Christian values permeate everything we do. In the classroom, this has its outworking in various ways. For example, History lessons will incorporate the ideas of sacrifice and laying down one’s life for others as Jesus did for all of us. Science and Maths lessons will incorporate the creativity and order that God demonstrates throughout our world. English will involve work on appreciating the God given ability to communicate with others and with Him. PDHPE will focus on relationship and God’s desire to be in relationship with us and others. CAPA and TAS will include a strong emphasis on utilising our creative talents and abilities to bring glory to God.
All legislated syllabus requirements are comprehensively addressed. Within that context however, different sections of each syllabus allow scope to effectively and intentionally help students grow in their understanding of who Jesus is and how we should respond to what His death on the cross and resurrection means for our lives.
Helping students grow up into the young men and women of God that He would have them be is not a path without bumps. Staff work hard at investing in the students under their care and see their role as being one of God’s tools to encourage the students in their faith. This may be through role modelling and mentoring, through rebuking and correcting, or simply loving, caring and supporting students on their journey through to adulthood.
In all our endeavours, our desire is to partner with the home, to share the common goal of growing the students in their spiritual maturity. We passionately believe that this can be done without compromising, indeed actually complementing, their academic, sporting, creative and social potential. A strong message given to the students is that fulfilling their potential in whatever capacity they are gifted in is a powerful witness and brings glory to our Creator!