Berowra Christian School exists to offer children a comprehensive education that will train them in Godly thinking and living in a nurturing environment that encourages them to realise their full potential, develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and live joyful and productive lives for Him.
Berowra Christian School Statement of Faith
There is one God and He is sovereign and eternal. He is revealed in the Bible as three equal divine Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God depends on nothing and no-one; everything and everyone depends on Him. God is holy, just, wise, loving and good.
God created all things of His own sovereign will, and by His Word they are sustained and controlled.
God is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is also Father of all whom He has adopted as His children. Because of God’s faithfulness and His fatherly concern, nothing can separate His children from His love and care.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternally existing, only begotten Son of the Father. He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, truly God and truly man. He lived a sinless life and died in our place. He was buried, rose from the dead in bodily form and ascended to heaven. Jesus is King of the universe and Head of the Church, His people whom He has redeemed. He will return to gather His people to Himself, to judge all people and bring in the consummation of God’s Kingdom.
The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. He convicts people of their sin, leads them to repentance, creates faith within them and regenerates them. He is the source of their new sanctified life bringing forth His fruit in the life of believers. He gifts believers according to His sovereign will, enabling them to serve the Lord.
The Bible, which is composed of the books of the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God, and the only absolute guide for all faith and conduct. It is indispensable and determinative for our knowledge of God, of ourselves and of the rest of creation.
Adam and Eve, the parents of all humankind were created in the image of God to worship their Creator by loving and serving Him, and by exercising dominion under God’s rule by inhabiting, possessing, ruling, caring for and enjoying God’s creation. Consequently the purpose of human existence is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
Sin entered the world through Adam’s disobedience, because of which all people are alienated from God and each other and, as a result, they all in all creation are under God’s judgement.
All people are have sinned and, if outside of Christ, are in a fallen, sinful lost condition, helpless to save themselves, under God’s condemnation and blind to life’s true meaning and purpose.
God holds each person responsible and accountable for choices made and actions pursued. Human responsibility and accountability do not limit God’s sovereignty. God’s sovereignty does not diminish human responsibility and accountability.
Our Chief Aims
To develop whole, balanced, secure and confident children who will approach life with enthusiasm and in a Christ-like manner.
To be an extension of the church and home, to support parents in training their children according to the Word of God (Proverbs 22:6).
To offer an education that is Christ-centred and Biblically-based (James 1:5), founded on the belief that God is the Creator of all life and the source of all wisdom.
To provide the highest level of education for every student so that each may fulfil their unique God-given potential and be affirmed in the use of his or her gifts and talents.
To equip children with learning and living skills that enable them to live in the wider community which includes preparing them for integration into secondary school and further education.
To create an environment of love, acceptance, care, discipline and forgiveness where children are taught to develop relationships based on Biblical principles.
To foster respect, integrity and personal responsibility in the life of every child while acknowledging each other’s uniqueness and preciousness before God.
To be a family under the loving Fatherhood of God. As this school is an extension of the ministry of parents in the home, parents are actively encouraged to be “hands on” in the life of the school.