From Preschool to Year 12, a student will spend over 17,000 hours in school. This is a substantial amount of time in an environment that will influence your child in a significant way. As parents, the decision to send your son to a Christian school means that you are positioning him in a setting that is underpinned by faith and supported by your own values. A faith-based school can help your son to flourish.
Here are the benefits of a Christian education for young children.
1. Fostering spirituality
A benefit of attending a Christian school is that a boy’s spirituality is fostered. Through the involvement of teachers and chaplains, and the different programmes a school may host, young people can cultivate a closer relationship with God. This is especially true when surrounded with a group of people who are receiving the same Christian education, this religious community can help your child form their own faith and identity in Christ.
2. Positive environment
Christian education gives your child the opportunity to make friends with other students in a safe and nurturing environment where there are shared values. Christian education recognises the importance of spiritual qualities in every sphere of learning. A Christian school will promote the acceptance of God as loving Father and Creator, Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, and the Holy Spirit as Strengthener and Guide – the sanctity of the Trinity and the truth of the Gospel.
This benefits young children because there are clear rules and expectations of them, encouraging students to treat other people with dignity and respect and learn right from wrong. Teachers and support staff have the unique opportunity to facilitate resolution and deal with situations with a biblical response. This does wonders to empower young children.
3. Christian values
The values that Christian schools seek to instil in students are grounded in Christian virtues. Opportunities to wrestle with ways to apply faith in their daily lives, showing respect for others, the recognition of right and wrong, and an emphasis on helping others by going the extra mile for those who are most in need, obeys the command of Jesus to love others. These are just some examples of how Christian faith underpins and permeates a Christian education. Being surrounded on a daily basis by like-minded individuals experiencing the same faith-based education helps to mature your child into a responsible adult who lives a godly life.
4. They have Christian role models
Teachers serve as Christian mentors and role models. Part of the reason why students in Christian schools often succeed in the classroom is that their teachers educate them in a holistic manner, focusing on more than just academic outcomes. Teachers in Christian schools strive to see their students fulfil their God-given potential in all facets of their lives, in and outside of the classroom, by developing boys of character that are responsible, contributing members of society. A Christian teacher’s passion for their students and equally a passion about their own Christian faith, makes them an influential figure in their students’ lives.
Trinity Grammar School encourages your son to realise his potential, pursue his passions and discover his purpose all within the context of a supportive Christian environment. We have guided boys to grow in mind, body and spirit for over a century and we know what boys need to truly flourish and succeed.