Harbert Hills

Philosophy

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The school’s beliefs regarding Christian education are based on the Scriptures and the counsel written by Ellen G. White. The aim of our Academy is to provide opportunities for students to develop academic, vocational, and social skills as well as a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.Our core curriculum is mastered through applied instruction, work study, and service, to empower students for active roles in our global community. The Academy will strive to accomplish the development of the whole student by committing to the following:

Intellectual

  • Develop, through a challenging curriculum, students’ love and motivation for life-long learning.
  • Provide a range and depth of opportunities to challenge each student to pursue his or her potential.
  • Encourage students to think independently and critically, and to accept responsibility for their academic progress.
  • Strive to help each student develop worthwhile knowledge, essential skills, and positive attitudes, as well as the realization of their potential.
  • Take advantage of teachable moments, believing that education is not taught, but caught.
  • Hold teachers, administrators, students, and parents accountable for student learning.
  • Recognize that intellectual development occurs best when students understand the practical application of the knowledge gained.
Spiritual

  • Enhance student’s confidence in the scriptures as the source of all Truth.
  • Present Jesus as our ‘Example’ and teach by example.
  • Provide opportunities for students to strengthen their personal Christian experience.
  • Set aside time each day for students to engage in personal devotions.
  • Limit access to distracting influences.
  • Develop student-led Bible study and prayer groups.
  • Provide opportunities for outreach to promote unselfish service as an integral part of life.
Physical and Social

  • Provide opportunities for mentoring through companionship.
  • Actively foster positive values, integrity, ethics, and Christian principles.
  • Empower students to assume active roles in the global community.
  • Understand that the behaviors and attitudes of adults and students in the school community have a strong impact on how students learn and develop.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle.
Vocational

  • Introduce students to a variety of career opportunities through hands-on experience.
  • Show students that their classroom learning has genuine meaning and relevance.
  • Demonstrate the value of useful work.
  • Instil a positive work ethic.