Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
(Proverbs 22:6, NIV, the Bible)
Our school has Religious Education and Ethics lessons across all forms. Apart from the School Minister, the Principal, co-workers from Cheung Lo Church (Church of Christ in China) and Christian social workers are also involved in lesson delivery. Exposed to life testimonies and sharing, students are offered the opportunities to enlightenment and life reflections.
Through learning from Bible characters, students can model themselves on their virtues and incorporate Christian faith in life experiences according to Bible standards. Furthermore, students are invited to be open-minded and respectful towards the Christian religion. As such, the curriculum is tailored to inspire students and introduce the knowledge of truth. Through learning the Bible and Christian ethics, proper values are inculcated into our students.
The curriculum includes five elements, namely personal growth, life philosophy, life values, spiritual core values and targeted biblical themes, for the fullness of students’ personal growth. All these open up dialogues between different thoughts, different traditions and renditions, and invite responses in emotional, behavioral and rational terms from students later on.
Each form has its own focus in the curriculum to meet the needs of students’ personal growth in order to attain their holistic developments.
To arouse students’ interest and promote critical thinking, the lessons require much interaction between the teacher and students. Group discussions, sharing and presentations enhance students’ learning experience. Through debates, students learn to correct their wrongs like Jacob did; via group discussions and targeted theme learning, students learn to be considerate like Ruth did. With reference to Christian doctrines, proofs and evidence, students reflect on current social trends and transform their thoughts. They are also invited to raise questions and to think deep in class.
In senior forms, enquiry learning promotes students’ motivation to dig deep. Through science and analytical thinking, students are invited to improve themselves in ethical terms for the benefit of the community.
The subject requires self-reflections, and as such continual assessments are based on class participation and coursework. No tests or exams are required.
We encourage students to actualize what is learnt from the Bible, centre their life around God’s love and live a life of altruism. Students learn about different ways to express their feelings during class, including writing cards and making crafts, etc.. They express feelings such as treasuring, thanksgiving, caring and forgiving towards people around them, including classmates, family members or those in the community.
Meanwhile, students can understand their own worth and value as a human and learn to care about others and contribute to society through being nurtured with Christian values. We collaborate with Religious Affairs Committee and National and Social Caring Committee on community services for students to experience the love of Christ, such as visits to the True Light Villa, Peace Box Blessing, Summer Bible Class, etc. through which God’ love is brought to everyday life.
This subject requires the implementation of Biblical truth, and, modelling themselves on God, students are invited to love others as themselves. Show-love cards and crafts production are some of the many ways students are invited to express love , care and even forgiveness to their peers, family members and the community.
Cultivated in the Christian culture, students may then know the meaning of their life, how to care for others and to make contributions. This subject works with Religious Affairs Committee and National and Social Care Committee to let students outreach to the community as a living testimony to Christ. Activities include elderly center visits, Peace Box delivery, volunteer in Bible teaching in summer courses and the like.
Through lessons and extended activities, experiential learning is offered via multiple means for the deepening of students’ spiritual life. Testimony publishing, church services and fellowships, volunteer work, discipleship, evangelism and show love activities in the community all help consolidate students’ knowledge of the Bible and facilitate better life choices and life values.
- We participate in forums by Christian School Ministries Network on a yearly basis on campus revival, creation evidence, spiritual formation, media evangelism and curriculum development.
- We work closely with Cheung Lo Church (Church of Christ in China), with one lesson allotted to the partner church to be conducted in junior forms.