Christian education is based upon the way, the truth and the life that Christ taught while He was on Earth.
Central to a Christian education is the revelation about God and His creation given to us through the Word of God and the meta-narrative that it unfolds.
Christian education has been an important part of the work of believers since the time of Christ.
Our approach to Christian education is best understood by looking at what Jesus said is the greatest commandment – to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength.
HEART - Our spiritual wellbeing
MIND - Our God-given ability to think and reason
SOUL - Our relationship with others
STRENGTH - Our own personal development
1. Be faithful to the Evangelical tradition
• Teach that Christ is the only sacrifice for sin acceptable to God
• Honour the Scriptures as God’s word
• Give all high school a school Bible
• Offer to all students the opportunity to memorise scripture
• Acknowledge God as the creator of all things
• Centre our life together around our worship of God
2. Celebrate the grace and truth offered to us through Christ
• base our behaviour management on the scriptural principles of repentance, forgiveness and restoration
• Encourage all students to be kind, tender-hearted and forgiving of each other
• Provide a safe and accepting environment for all
• Encourage all students to take responsibility for their actions
• Act as a Christian community that provide safety, acceptance and a sense of Shalom.
3. Engender a love to learn about the world God has made.
• Encourage students to ask questions
• Help students see the importance of reading so that they can understand God’s word
• Explore the diversity and complexity of what God has made and see how to use our talents to help our fellow man
• Teach students God’s metanarrative story
4. Work with students to find their place of service in the Kingdom of God
• Encourage students to seek the common good
• Uphold the virtue of service of others
• Help students explore pathways and options for their future after school
• Give students opportunities of work experience
• Encourage them to be part of something bigger than themselves
• Encourage them to be connected to a Christian community
5. Emphasise the importance of character development
• Encourage all students to become outstanding students
• Teach the importance of obedience, respect, faithfulness and humility
• Help students develop self control