Educating for Eternity
“I pray that your love for each other will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in your knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters so that you may live pure and blameless lives until Christ returns. May you always be filled with fruit of your salvation-those good things that are produced in your life by Jesus Christ-for this will bring much glory and praise to God.” (Philippians 1:9-11)
Educating for eternity through GROWTH is the expression of curriculum and the guide for teaching and learning practice at Christchurch Adventist School. At CAS, Educating for Eternity means students will be confident, connected andactively involved in impacting their community both now and for the future–eternity.
Educating for Eternity through GROWTH is the foundational concept for the delivery of all aspects of the curriculum. Both the sum of its parts and the underlying concept of growth provide the analogy for life-long learning and connectedness. GROWTH is the acronym for Godliness, rich relationships, ownership of learning, wisdom in decisions, transformational learning and harvest.
As students engage with the foundational concepts of GROWTH, each GROWTH area will interconnect and influence the other areas. Weaving through the GROWTH areas are two elements, growing disciples and celebrating GROWTH. Godliness is nurturing a connection with God, as He shows us who He is and who He wants us to be.
Rich relationships is nurturing community and belonging as we let Him use us to affirm and encourage one another in our relationships with others and with Him. Ownership of mastery is nurturing inquiry thinking, as we encourage each other to own our thinking and knowing
Wisdom in decisions is nurturing wisdom while becoming the best we can for His glory.
Transformational learning is nurturing engagement and contribution while making the world a better place.
Harvest is nurturing intentional purpose by focusing on His big dreams for each of us.
Growing disciples is the concept of developing the skills of students to enable them to be disciples of God, being discipled by others, and in turn, discipling others.
Celebrating GROWTH is allowing time for the recognition of achievement in all areas of the GROWTH vision, both small and great.