In obedience to the teaching of the Bible, Kuyper Christian School is committed to teaching, modelling and encouraging the following values. As a Christian school, we understand that our values are derived from the character of God, as revealed in His Word, the Bible, and perfectly demonstrated in His son Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:27, Proverbs 9:10, Matthew 22:37-39, Colossians 1:17, 1 Peter 1:15, Micah 6:8
““Jesus replied; ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind … Love your neighbour as yourself.”Matthew 22:37-39
Care & Compassion
Being thoughtful, other person centred, kind, advocating for the vulnerable, nurturing, empathic, merciful, supportive, encouraging, loving, patient, generous, gentle and having a servant heart.
Colossians 3:12, Philippians 2:3
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”Philippians 2:3
Doing Your Best
Using our God given gifts, exercising stewardship, being content, willing to try hard, persevering, appreciating and valuing excellence, celebrating quality outcomes, valuing one another as a unique creation, not being conceited.
Colossians 3:23, Ecclesiastes 3:13
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”Colossians 3:23
Being fair, just, merciful, loving, considerate, other person centred, acting with equity, giving opportunity and access.
Proverbs 2:2&9; Leviticus 19:15, Hosea 12:6
“Observe mercy and justice”Hosea 12:6
Not being dominated or oppressed, not fearful, enjoying rights and privileges, supporting the rights and privileges of others, exercising freedom responsibly, being free to serve God and one another.
Galatians 5:13, 1 Peter 2:16
“You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.”Galatians 5:13
Honesty & Trustworthiness
Being truthful, reliable, dependable, loyal, respectful of the property of others, not being deceitful.
Proverbs 12:19, Matthew 5:37, Proverbs 12:17, Proverbs 14:25, Proverbs 11:13
“Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”Matthew 5:37
Acting morally and ethically, doing what we say, demonstrating fidelity and loyalty, acting righteously, having courage under pressure, practising forgiveness, maintaining a good conscience.
1 Peter 2:15, Proverbs 11:3
“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.”Proverbs 11:3
Showing honour and consideration, allowing for others’ points of view, treating others with genuine appreciation as fellow human beings, showing courtesy, protecting the reputation of others, valuing every person as God’s image bearer, making it easier for others to respect us.
1 Peter 2:17, Romans 12:10
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honour one another above yourselves.”Romans 12:10
Being dependable, conscientious, reliable, trustworthy, self-controlled, accountable for one’s own actions, not dominating or contentious, making positive contributions in community, taking care of the environment, willingly upholding the value of law and order in community, obeying those in rightful authority over us.
Galatians 6:10, Hebrews 13:17, Romans 13:1
“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.”Romans 13:1
Understanding, Tolerance, Inclusion
Being peaceful, self-controlled, walking in another’s shoes, understanding the basis of differences, being empathic, appreciating cultural differences, respectful, acknowledging differences in beliefs and values, showing courtesy towards people of different beliefs and cultures, acting fairly and hospitably towards people of different beliefs and cultures, fostering mutual trust and understanding, fostering community over individualism, encouraging those who are afraid, helping those who need help.
Hebrews 12:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:14, Colossians 3:11-14
“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy …”Hebrews 12:14
Wisdom & Discernment
Knowing and understanding God’s mind and his purposes, being faithful to God’s Word, weighing issues against God’s Word, being careful, thoughtful and reflective in the face of challenges and crises, being a careful listener, weighing one’s words carefully, speaking the truth in love, discerning good from evil, truth from error, right from wrong.
Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 9:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”Proverbs 9:10
Faithfulness to God
Honouring God in the face of challenges and disappointments, being faithful to God under criticism, aggravation and harassment, resisting temptation, giving God first place in everything.
Matthew 22:37, 2 Thessalonians 1:12
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”Matthew 22:37
Promoting marriage and family life, promoting fidelity and integrity in marriage, honouring the rights and responsibility of parents to train their children in godliness and wisdom, and to determine the character of the influences to which their children are exposed, encouraging children to love and honour their parents, giving effective voice to parents within the life of the school, assisting parents in the nurture and discipline of their children, supporting parents through the challenges of parenting.
Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:20-21, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Acts 10:2
“These commands that I give to you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Living in the sure and certain knowledge that this world is not all there is, enjoying the security that comes from knowing we are kept safe in God’s care from day to day and looking forward to the day when Christ will return to establish truth and justice, to bring total redemption for those whose trust is in Him.
Hebrews 10:23, 1 Peter 1:13, Romans 5:5
“Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed”1 Peter 1:13
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”