(Yearly) C. Make school events more family friendly by providing dinner, childcare, refreshments, etc. to encourage more parental involvement and to show that all schools support their students and parents. (Yearly) D. Enhance the district website to be more informative and representative about diversity within the schools and provide information in a wide variety of languages. (Year 1) E. Highlight a wide variety of families and students of all backgrounds in monthly newsletters, interviews, etc. (Monthly)
In Kingdom education, these three cords must work in harmony to evangelize, discipline and train each child to incorporate a biblical worldview into everything they do. Each partner must advocate a Christocentric education so that the child will grow to academic and spiritual maturity. Parents, schools and churches must recognize their interdependent task of raising godly children; they need to support and encourage one another, especially in the area of education. Schultz (2006) defines a biblical worldview as one in which Christ is the center of everything and everything is based upon the Bible. This does not mean that only the Bible is taught, rather, every subject is seen through the lens of the Truth found in the Word of God.
St Bridget has a long history and rich heritage that delivers academic excellence, which exceeds state and local school performance. Having stated their mission from the pamphlet distributed in their registration packet, they also boast being honored four years in a row by State of Indiana as the Exemplary School Status. The majority of students at St. Bridget also test an entire grade above their public school counterparts. The School is located downtown Hobart. It is a parish school attached to the church building, established in 1927.
Growing up and moving on will be a huge part of our lives in the next few months. The decisions we will make come in-part from the choices we have already made. The past four years have been fun and easy for some and a struggle for others. When I reflect on my high school experience, I think of watching football games, playing softball, homecoming weeks, school trips, parties and time with my friends. Others have spent their time in drama, band, community service, part-time jobs and all sorts of other activities.
He affirms, “We believe you can integrate biblical principles in the public school best by living your life as a model of Jesus Christ and by doing what you do well” (Smith, 2012). This is encouraging for those who choose to work in a public school because, although they are restricted in what they can say, they are still able to integrate a worldview. This can be done by letting Christ shine through them to their students. Similarly, this approach can and should be done in both public, private, and Christian schools. Letting Christ shine through should not just be for those times teachers are in a Christian environment, but in every situation that teachers encounter in their daily lives.
Additionally, Hunter (1998) adds, “…the U.S. National Association for Year-Round Schools stated that year-round schooling has grown by 500 percent in the past decade” (para. 4). These schools are capable of meeting the needs of our students, teachers, and administrators. Overcrowding Schools that follow a year-round schedule can help alleviate overcrowded schools. The number of students is growing, as studied by Hellerman, Schriffen, D., Colenso-Semple, Spiner, and Schriffen, J.
For the last 9 years, my family and I are part of the St. Martin of Tours Parish. I have attended St. Martin of Tours since kindergarten. For my final year at SMT, I have participated in many school activities such as: Nova Cane, participating in the Mass, Talent Show, 1743 Play, Stations of the Cross, Saints in Motion, Student Council, SMT Choir, Rosary Bead, Bake Sale, Secret Santa and countless more. However, my family also helps the school community. My family and I help the school community in many ways such as: Holiday donations, Food Drive, Clothes Drive, and many more.
Kindergarten has the biggest amount. There are two center classes and each class has twenty students. The students that scored at the developing levels are grouped in the other classes with the native English speakers. Each class has more than five or more language learners at developing and reaching levels. District wide the amoun... ... middle of paper ... ... and the culture that shaped their views and attitudes.
This reflection paper discusses how Christian Anthropology forms and informs learning at All Saints Catholic Primary School. According to Treston (2001) Christian anthropology outlines “that in spite of our flawed condition, we are created in God’s likeness and have the capacity to be transformed by God’s gracious love.” Groome (1998) and Treston (2001) also discuss positive anthropology of the person by recognising that we are created in the image of God and that humankind is essentially all good. We are all made to seek out what is right and just, exactly what God would do. As an active member of the All Saints Catholic School community I value and uphold the All Saints vision of “a spirit centred community of learners, inspired by Jesus, seeking integrity and fullness of life” (All Saints Catholic Primary School Website). This is at the centre of teaching and learning at All Saints.
I strive to perform to the best of my ability in an academic setting, because I know I can achieve great things if I do. Besides the academic side, I take part in many clubs and extracurricular activities. In school, I am a part of the Big Buddy club. In Big Buddy, teachers pair high school juniors and seniors up with children who need a little bit of extra attention in grades Kindergarten through sixth. Once a month the older folks drive to their little buddy’s school and spend about an hour with them.