Why Christian Schooling?
(a) There are some parents who view Christian Schools as nothing more than a glorified Sunday School. This could not be further from the truth. Casino Christian School leaves the Christian education primarily to the parents and the church. However, the school does seek to be a consistent role model to its pupils and to show the love of God in every area of life. All our staff are committed Christians actively involved in their local churches. What a great privilege to have our children taught by people who are constantly pointing them to Jesus! The School is a registered School with the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards and is expected to meet all of their criteria. Our goal is to excel and surpass the BOSTES criteria for schools.
(b) Some parents may see Christian Schooling as an expensive exercise without any real difference from the Government Schools. Admittedly, there are many very caring teachers in other systems whose desire is to pay particular attention to individuals, but Christian school teachers see their task as a calling rather than simply a job. The dedication and commitment of the teachers makes a great deal of difference to the success of a school.
(c) Whilst as a Christian School we seek to maintain high academic standards, it is not our sole or perhaps even the most important goal. We must ask what God requires of us and that is to faithfully use the gifts and abilities He has given us (Matthew 25:14-30). This will mean that students and teachers will work to the best of their ability in all areas. It will mean that we never accept mediocre effort from a student. It will also mean that we seek to impart wisdom, wisdom that is godly and enables good life choices. Godly wisdom is “pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” (James 3:17)
Any school worth sending our children to will impart more than just knowledge, but will seek to impart wisdom that is worth living by.
Casino Christian School is a ministry of the Casino Presbyterian Church but it is interdenominational. It is directed by a Board and is part of Christian Schools Australia. We welcome any family who desires a Christian education for their child.
A particular strength of a Christian School is in providing children the opportunity to learn without many of the usual hindrances to their education. Just as a young sapling is sheltered from the strong wind and storm until it has a chance to put down good strong roots, the Christian School seeks to set each child on a solid foundation, so may be able to cope with the pressures of the adult world. This strengthens not only their education, but also in many cases, their faith, making them more equipped to cope with choices and peer pressure.
The School seeks to provide students with an education of high academic standards guided by biblical principles. These are defined in detail within the Confession of Faith.