Rehoboth is more than just a site of academic learning – it’s a place in which God has enabled us to share His love and teaching as we disciple the young people in our care.
As we reflect upon the words of Proverbs 22:6 – ‘Start children off in the way they should go, so that even when they are old, they will not turn from it’ – we will explore how we aim to instil Christian values, understandings, and identity in our students through daily devotions, Christian perspectives in all subject areas, and building a strong sense of community.
Every morning, our day begins with devotions, a time when students eagerly open their Bibles, share what they’ve learned, and lift their voices in praise. Students are keen to share their joys and sorrows and to spend time in prayer, thanking God for answering their prayers and bringing their concerns and worries to Him.
Throughout the subjects that follow, education goes beyond academics. Christian values and perspectives are integrated into the curriculum and daily activities. Our aim is to not only equip children with knowledge, but to also help them grow into compassionate and resilient individuals who live out their faith in confidence.
In Year 4 Blue, students are constantly reminded of who they are in Christ – His child, forgiven, loved, made on purpose, significant, whole, and having a purpose. My deep hope as their teacher is that they will have such a strong sense of their identity in Christ, that, even though they will face many challenges from the world about who they are, they will be able to stand strong in the faith, knowing who God has designed them to be.
Earlier this term, in our English lessons, students were asked their thoughts about Rehoboth. They each wrote a short paragraph, describing an aspect of the school that stood out to them the most. In the photographs above, you can read some of the students’ thoughts. I personally was encouraged that most of them can see Christ in the midst of their education.
If you would like to read more of their paragraphs, their work is on display in the Kenwick K-6 Administration Office.