We envision raising every child in Leaders to have a Christ-centered heart, to build their character and values while they are young. Matthew 7:24-27 says, “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise, and the winds beat against that house, it will not collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come, and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.” We want all our students to have a robust godly foundation instilled in their hearts to be prepared for the hardships and trials they will face as they grow older—having that dependency on God never to feel alone and lost.
Benefits of students with a Christ centered heart:
1. Enhances the wellbeing of students
At the very heart of Christian faith we are taught to love God and our neighbours. This teaches young people to be loving and caring citizens and to show kindness and respect. Shared values help students bond with their peers to create genuine and long-lasting friendships. Our students look out for one another and call on each other for advice. This greatly enhances our students’ wellbeing and sense of belonging within our inclusive and caring environment.
2. Offers support and guidance
Traditionally pastoral care was provided by members of the Christian church. In today’s society, our teachers extend this care and support. Our students' welfare is our key focus and we strive to identify and meet the unique needs of each individual child. Students are surrounded by a committed and compassionate community that they know they can look too for help. Counseling is offered in a secular manner but also within a Christian setting through our School Chaplain and members of staff. We offer students the opportunity of support and guidance whenever they may need it.
3. Builds character
Our Christian values inform our students’ character to act in an honest, just and responsible way. We encourage them to realize their God-given talents and seek the highest standards in everything they do. They are taught to act fairly, openly and with integrity within our diverse community to create camaraderie amongst peers. Our Christian values underpin our teaching and aim to build open-minded, compassionate and honorable achievers.
4. Shapes morals
‘Treat others as you wish to be treated’ is an important Christian moral that we communicate to our students. By teaching students to act by principles and with conviction in the classroom, their personal morals and standards extend beyond the school gates. We lay a solid foundation of a Christian education for children to build upon throughout their school life and their crucial years of growth.
Christianity equips our students with the appropriate lessons and tools to realize their full potential, act responsibly and be honorable individuals who create a harmonious community and future society.