We believe that it is our responsibility as Christians to raise children in the light of God’s word. The education of children must be Christ-centered equipping them to become responsive disciples of Christ who seek the will of the Lord in all aspects of life.
Statement of Purpose
“We believe that it is our responsibility as Christians to raise children in the light of God’s word. The education of children must be Christ-centered equipping them to become responsible disciples of Christ who seek the will of the Lord in all aspects of life.”
Educating and inspiring children to become all that God created them to be.
10 Worldview Statements
1. God is sovereign over all creation, including the field of education.
We make a connection to God’s claims in every subject (not just biblical studies or chapel) and in all behaviour, including language dress, and attitude toward others and toward property.
2. Jesus is Redeemer of the cosmos, not just Savior of mankind.
Christ, through the agency of human beings, wants to restore everything in the world to his definition of how it should be.
3. The Bible is the divine pair of glasses through which we look at reality.
Apart from studying the Word of God diligently to know more about God’s way of dealing with humankind, we also look to it for guidance in developing a biblical world view.
4. God reveals Himself though His creation (not only through Jesus Christ and the Bible)
In spite of the fall into sin, the original goodness of creation still shines through the character, structure and connectedness of things.
5. God’s revelation calls for an active response (Not just assimilation of information)
Education, therefore, always appeals to the heart, and has its purpose to lead students into responsive discipleship.
6. This world belongs to God (Not the evil one)
The Christian school needs to engage culture, not flee from it, and it needs to do so in the confidence that God is in control.
7. The creation tension runs through people and organizations (rather than around them).
No person and no thing is absolutely evil or absolutely good. The world cannot be divided into good and bad guys. We all fall short of the glory of God.
8. The school is to equip students with the vision and skills for the redemption of this earth.
This is not a throw-away world; God will renew it rather than destroy it. This makes all actions to improve life on earth worthwhile.
9. Christian schools focus on the nurture of children who have been consecrated by God.
Christian schools are not established to evangelize children from non-Christian homes. They complement and extend that which is already taking place at home and as such encourage commitment to Jesus Christ.
10. The focus in the school community is on community rather than on individualistic advancement.
Children are to be taught interpersonal skills and a sense of belonging to the Body of Christ. Also, the entire Christian community bears responsibility for the Christian nurture of God’s children, not just the parents.
* the 10 Worldview Statements were taken from the Christian Educators Journal – Bert Witvoet, “Ten Worldview Statements for Christian Schools” CEJ (February 2002):34