LIBERTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
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Liberton Christian School
About the School
Liberton Christian School is a state integrated primary school located in Pine Hill, Dunedin, catering for children from new entrants to Year 8. Since its establishment in 1982, the School has been committed to providing a comprehensive Christian education to children from all walks of life.
The School is non-denominational and is operated by a Board of Trustees comprising parents, school staff, and proprietor’s representatives who are fully involved in its operation. Adhering to its own Special Character Statement, the School has been integrated into the State system since October 1999.
The School has three sunny, spacious classrooms, a hall with kitchen facilities, a newly constructed library and administration block, and an attractive playing field with hard courts and modern play equipment.
While the school seeks to serve the Christian community, it is open to all.
The biblical teaching regarding the Christian’s responsibility of sharing finances is taken seriously. Fees are therefore related to family income. We aim to ensure that all children can attend the School irrespective of financial circumstances.
The curriculum is developed from a Christian foundation. While complying with the Ministry of Education’s national curriculum framework it is taught from a Christian perspective as set out in the School’s Special Character Statement.
To provide a high quality education to the Christian community in which each child is taught to value others, encouraged to develop his/her abilities, and equipped to serve God.
We are committed to providing children at our school with:
Our Educational Goals
Why a Christian School?
Education is never neutral but always reflects a particular view of life. Children are influenced by this view—whether it be new age, secular humanist, post-modernist, or Christian. By age 12, most children will have spent more than 8,000 hours in school.
The educational perspective presented during these hours will have a major effect on their lives. We seek to reinforce the moral, social, and spiritual values taught in the Christian home in a manner that is not possible in the State school system.
The personal disciplines and values that we seek to encourage and develop within a child are Biblical in their origins and are aimed at providing the child with a firm moral and ethical foundation for future life and learning.
The Christian school is not an insular community, but rather it seeks to help children to learn to live successfully within a world that often lacks a moral and spiritual foundation. It seeks to develop within children positive attitudes and good lifelong habits.