The terms Christ-centred education and Christian education are both used to describe the education provided at Chairo. It’s an education that's delivered by teachers who possess a biblical worldview and who are therefore able to help students develop a similar worldview of their own. The Bible becomes the lens through which students view what they are learning.
Christians believe the world belongs to God and that He has a plan for all who live in it. Christian education is not about avoiding the world. Rather, it seeks to engage with the culture and prepare students for lives that reflect, serve and honour God. It is about acknowledging God in every subject area; indeed, in every area of life.
Education at Chairo is delivered via a broad range of subjects and experiences. While the Bible is central, we certainly don’t ignore human discovery, current scientific understanding or society’s hot topics. In fact, we seek to embrace all areas of life by equipping students to be biblically informed, academically rigorous and critically discerning.
Christian education seeks to lead students in a discovery of the world that allows them to comprehend the wonderful way that God made and sustains everything. It encourages them to discover the amazing potential that each of them has for fulfilled and productive living.
Basic Christian values and principles—including compassion and mercy, concern for integrity and justice, courage to pursue what is good and resist what is harmful, and commitment to service for the benefit of others—are fundamental to a true Christian or Christ-centred education.
Christian schools provide an education that is supportive and complementary to parents in encouraging Christian values and character in their children, seeking always to reinforce the training, instruction and example received in the Christian home.
To learn more about Christian schools, visit whychristianschools.com.au.
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