THE HEART OF OUR SCHOOL
The heart and central purpose of the Lake Taupo Christian School comes from Taupo people. Our teachers, board members, parents and friends share a dynamic Christian faith found in the person of Jesus Christ. As a Christian school we foster strong caring relationships - students with students, students with teachers and teachers with parents. We believe in and attempt to practice, real community where people care for one another.
At the Lake Taupo Christian School acquisition of academic and personal skills are important. Our students perform at top levels within a nationally recognised curriculum.
However education at a Christian school goes well beyond academic performance and skills development. Our endeavour is to teach pupils how to live. We are concerned with the development of character in our students and encourage a sense of responsibility and self-discipline. Each pupil is taught basic truths of the Christian faith as they are revealed in scripture and encouraged to be loyal to their own church. It is our hope that each pupil comes into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus.
Life for many young people these days is something of a battleground. During the impressionable years, young people need positive role models and a secure schooling environment. This is what we seek to provide at Lake Taupo Christian School.
Our school offers a total educational experience from new entrants to Year 13. Not only does it address academic, social and spiritual needs of children but is structured to offer the best educational programme for each stage of development.
We have two areas within the school, with experienced senior staff responsible for each level. Our junior school provides for pupils from new entrants to Year 8; and senior school pupils from Year 9 to 13. This continuity of schooling has clear benefits to our pupils.
Lake Taupo Christian School provides excellence in education and inspires Christian character, empowering students to develop their potential and fulfil their God-ordained destiny.
In essence, may this also be said of our students as they go out into the world …Daniel 6:3 “Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him."
To develop Christian character in the life of every student, while guiding them towards a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. To enable the student to develop a balanced life incorporating spiritual academic and physical dimensions.
To provide an education of academic excellence consistent with the teachings of the Bible. To train students to be self-disciplined, appreciative, cooperative, responsible, consistent, and thorough.
To develop a positive attitude towards school and encourage self motivation to learn. To stimulate the development of critical thinking, effective communication and creativity. To challenge students to be courageous in sharing Christ's love and to hold Christian convictions even in the face of pressure.
To assist all students in discovering their God-given talents and abilities and to find God's unique purpose for their life.
To encourage dependance on one another in recognition that there are varying gifts within the body of Christ.
To work with parents in fulfilling their responsibility to train a child in biblical principles.
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
Lake Taupo Christian School is a private school, integrated with the state system and not affiliated to any one church or any one denomination. At school we seek to minister to the body of Christ, and in particular to the children of parents who fully support the statement of faith.
We believe in the Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the one and only living and true God, the Creator of Heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only son, who was born of the virgin Mary, was crucified, died and was buried. On the third day, He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
We believe that the Holy scriptures are the inspired and infallible record of the revelation of God to man, and are the supreme authority in all matters of life and faith.
We believe that the one true Church is the invisible body of Christ, to which all God's born-again people belong and in which they are united through the Holy Spirit.