Senior Teacher: Christian Education
All staff at Chengelo are committed Christians called by God to serve at Chengelo. We aim to provide quality education for the children in our care. Biblical truth and morals are openly taught, and we hope that each child will have an opportunity to consider for themselves Christ’s claims upon their lives.
We believe that without a personal knowledge of God a child’s physical, mental and social development will be incomplete. At the same time we are also aware children are at an impressionable age and we do not want to merely indoctrinate them. Instead, we provide students with a balanced variety of compulsory and voluntary Christian activities which enable them to consider the Christian faith for themselves.
All pupils attend school assemblies, there is a quiet-time first thing in the morning when pupils are encouraged to read the Bible and pray. Pupils also attend Personal, Social and Moral Education lessons taught from a Christian perspective as part of their timetable, and Forms 1-3 all take Religious Studies.
In addition, many pupils voluntarily attend our Sunday morning church service and Sunday evening ‘Fusion’ where they enjoy lively worship and a Bible-based message. Optional Discipleship Groups are held each week where pupils can study the bible and pray together. Older pupils are encouraged to take a leadership role in these activities. Our Christians in Action group (CIA) helps prepare students for leadership in various areas of Christian ministry, and our Christian outreach team gives students the opportunity to serve in the wider community.