“Cultivation of spiritual life in the love for God and neighbors.”
Religious Education – Nurturing Spiritual Leaders
6-year Holistic Curriculum
Christian spirit is embodied in our school educational curriculum to promote whole-person development, and we offer Ethics and Religious Education (E&RE) lessons across all forms every week. Through learning the Bible and ethics studies, students are inspired to reflect upon their Christian faith in daily life and develop positive values and attitudes, such as “understanding life”, “cherishing life”, “respecting life”, and “exploring life”. Students are able to think critically about contemporary values and popular culture, thus developing moral qualities including honesty, respect, responsibility, justice and love.
To keep students nourished and refreshed from the start of each week, Christian heritage is upheld in morning assemblies every Monday. These include hymn singing, Bible reading and life sharing. Additionally, religious assemblies are held regularly, such as Christmas Service, Easter Service, Anniversary Celebration and Religious Week. Students are exposed to a multitude of Christian ceremonies and activities that allow them to get to know God and put God’s words into practice – in the love for God and others.
One of our school’s long-standing traditions is that all staff and students sing a thanksgiving prayer together before lunch on all school days. It helps students to cultivate a sense of thankfulness and practise gratitude every day.
In joint collaboration with Church of Christ in China (CCC) Chung Lo Church, a lunchtime program, “Adventure of Thanksgiving”, has been designed to share biblical values with S1 students who are new to our big family. It is hoped that students can adapt to school life quickly with an optimistic attitude in an enjoyable and a relaxed way.
Our Christian students are committed to living out their faith by joining and serving different groups of fellowship at school, ranging from cell groups to growth groups for new believers, from bible study groups to discipleship groups.
As teachers play an important role in students’ lives, our school also provides teachers with mental support to promote staff well-being, such as Teachers’ Spiritual Enrichment Program for new teachers, prayers-to-share before teacher meetings and an annual joint staff retreat for secondary, primary and kindergarten sections. A wide range of opportunities are given to our teachers to understand the core values of Christianity so that they may work with God in teaching and fostering students’ personal growth.
In order to spread God’s love to parents, our school makes good use of the platforms like our school magazine, website and school app, to share bible verses and hymns. At the same time, the Parent Education Institute / Parents’ Academy has been set up to share useful parenting skills with our parents based on Christian values so that they may lead a meaningful life full of love with their children.
Unite our care, Spread God’s love
Student Fellowship and Form Fellowship
Student Fellowship is a school-wide platform that promotes religious activities and spreads the gospel at school.
Every year, the executive committee members of Student Fellowship are elected by all students at school. They serve as School Ambassador Fellowship, heads of all fellowships and religious groups, and initiate school-wide religious activities. They are actively engaged in school events, such as Information Day, Christmas Service, Easter Service, Religious Week activities and visiting True Light Villa Day Care Centre for the Elderly. Through singing hymns, playing games and sharing testimonies, they are committed to bring God’s blessings and joy upon our school and our community.
Students get to experience spiritual nourishment on Fridays after school. Led by Christian teachers and student representatives, the fellowship welcomes all students who are Christians, as well as the ones who are interested in knowing more about the religion, to join. Our weekly programmes include worship, bible sharing, games and activities, and it always ends with a group sharing session during which students can connect with schoolmates, teachers and God in prayers. Occasionally, off-campus activities, such as joint-school fellowship and visits to cathedrals, are also available to enhance students’ spiritual and moral development.
Led by Christian teachers, cell groups which include Bible study and spiritual formation are formed for growth in students’ new faith, for fellowship and for sharing the joy of having faith in God with schoolmates.
We encourage students to serve and glorify God with their musical talents. Our worship team, The Traveller, often leads the congregation in worship, such as during the Education Sunday Service, morning and school assemblies, fellowship and religious activities.
Prayers and sharing
We also encourage students to learn from God’s words and put love into practice. Orientations, farewells and prayer meetings are often held to show how students care for each other across the forms. For instance, a prayer meeting is held the day before HKDSE Examination results are released. We pray not only for our students and teachers, but also for our school and society as a whole. Religious elements, such as Bible sharing and hymn singing, are often incorporated in school camps to support our students’ spiritual growth.
Spreading the Gospel
Our school holds Religious Week and evangelistic talks every year to share the gospel and lead students to Christ. Besides, all S1 students and parents, as well as new teachers, are invited to attend an Education Sunday Service in September to mark the start of a new academic year. It is jointly organized by the Church of Christ in China (CCC) Cheung Lo Church to let students and new teachers have a taste of Christian education.
Gospel camp is held annually at the end of the academic year. It allows students to reflect upon their Christian faith and to pursue spiritual growth while having fellowship with one another.
Co-organized by the Parent Teacher Association, Parents’ Academy has been set up to spread the gospel and biblical values to parents. Through a series of seminars with group sharing sessions, it is hoped to help parents to establish a harmonious relationship with their children, building a loving and nurturing learning environment for students.
Training in Practice, Learning in Action
To encourage students to live out our school motto “Thou Art the Light of the World”, training opportunities are provided for students to practise Christian faith talents so that they can put their learning into action. At school, our students show their love to one another through prayers, sending little gifts as secret angels and Christmas caroling. In society, they are committed to living their lives as testimonies of God’s love by visiting True Light Villa Day Care Centre for the elderly, making charitable donations, working as student mentors of Bible study courses at church and joining overseas mission trips.