‘Steadfast in faith’ we aim to rise above the ordinary by developing education which can transform lives and communities. Inspired by our faith in Christ and together with our parents, churches and communities, we aim for each person to reach their full potential in body, mind, heart and spirit.
Everyone in our school community deserves to be cared for unconditionally and valued equally as a unique creation, made in the image of God. In our learning, in our work, in our relationships and in the ways in which we organise our community we are committed to:
C caring for each other
O offering forgiveness
M making justice our concern
M maximising self esteem
I inspiring faith in Christ
T trusting and being trustworthy
T taking stewardship seriously
E enabling growth and learning
D dedicating ourselves to the pursuit of truth
The core values of our school community are:
Faith in Christ, Valuing Ourselves, Valuing Others, Trustworthiness, Forgiveness, Justice, Stewardship, Truth and Fulfilling our Potential.
There must be in the world many parents who have young children whom they are anxious to educate as well as possible, but reluctant to expose to the evils of most existing educational institutions. The difficulties of such parents are not soluable by any effort on the part of isolated individuals. It is, of course, possible to bring up children at home by means of gorvernesses and tutors, but this plan drives them of the companionship which there nature craves, and without which some essential elements of education must be lacking more over, it is extremely bad for a boy or girl to be made to feel "odd" and different from other boys and girls ; this feeling when traced to parents as its cause, is almost certain to rouse resentment against them, leading to a love of all that they must dislike. The conscientious parents may be driven by these considerations to send his boys / girls to his schools in which he sees graved effects, merely because no existing school seem to him satisfactory - or , if any are satisfactory, they are not in his neighborhood . thus the cause of educational reform if forced upon conscientious parents, not only for the good of the community, but also for the good of there children. If the parents have will to do, it is not necessary to the solution of their private problem that all schools should be good, but only that there should be some good schools geographically available. But for the wage earning parents nothing suffices accept reform in the elementary schools. As one parent will object to the reforms which another parents desires, nothing will serve accept an energetic educational propaganda, which is not likely to prove effective until long after the reformer's children are grown-up. Thus from love from our own children we are driven step by step, in to the wider sphere of politics and philosophy.
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