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Christian Schools must pursue excellence.
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At ACSI, everything we do starts with this belief:
“In Christ, we are stronger together.”
It’s the foundation of our mission to unite, equip, and strengthen Christian schools worldwide.
That includes your school!
Jeffrey Philbrick: The Christian school of today has to be both strategic and creative in terms of defining, delivering, documenting, and refining the learning program. Christian schools historically put strong emphasis on a core-knowledge approach—protecting a high quality, God-honoring, knowledge-based
2017/11/21, 12:46:39: Sean Moore ACSI: I will be addressing MPs and Christian Leaders for 20 minutes on Friday the 24th of November in the Parliament Buildings. This is a call to get everybody to pray for our nation. Parliament will
Perhaps the greatest way to repudiate entitlement and to inculcate a sense of calling is to instil in our children a spirit of ‘followership’. That being a leader is not being the one who comes up with the next big
Growing up, I loved singing the song “Onward Christian Soldiers, marching as to war”. Besides the excitement of being a soldier, it formed my thinking around being called and purposed for God’s Kingdom work. This article tells us that we
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Since 2013 ACSI has run an International Benchmark Assessment for Mathematics, Grade 6. We cordially invite your school to participate! Previously it was only for Grade 6 and only aligned to the SA Curriculum, but we have expanded it to
1.Purpose 2.Introduction 3.Background and Context 4.Legislative and Policy Directives 5.Objectives of IIAL 6.IIAL Implementation: Progress Report 7.IIAL Plans for 2018 and Beyond 8.Recommendations PROGRESS REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INCREMENTAL INTRODUCTION OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES (IIAL)
Due to the recent increase in the number of South African students taking a gap year, herewith some helpful information / links should your students decide on a gap year programme. Please note that this information has been sourced from
As Christians, we want our children to experience the transformative power of the Gospel on their thinking and behaviour. The problem is, kids don’t always want to change. They’re quite happy to stay the way they are. Forbes Leadership tells
Niki Parks is the Director of Heartworks, a nonprofit committed to teaching students the joy of spending themselves for others. Here she writes about inviting students into action—into mirroring the stories of love, sacrifice, and mystery that God embodies. Such
This article reminds us that spiritual formation comes about through being in the presence of God, in all kinds of circumstances—from great success to miserable failure, from great sorrow to great celebration, in times of assurance or uncertainty. Being in
This piece talks about the importance of adult role models in the spiritual formation of students. it urges that students need structured opportunities to “eavesdrop on the grammar, vocabulary, habits, virtues, or practices of mature Christian adults”. As the saying
Sean comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience. We look forward to working with Sean as he leads ACSI Southern Africa into this new era. We wish Sean and Cathy all the best.”. Feel free to contact Sean personally.
This article highlights research by John Hattie ranking variables which affect student achievement. The variables were ranked in order of impact from most to least and it is perhaps highly significant that four of the top five variables underline the
Do we have a misplaced focus when it comes to assessment? These are key questions for the discerning educator Thinking about assessment Since when did assessment become about grading and not about learning? This excellent piece underscores the importance of
Nick Vujicic is a motivational speaker and the Director of Life without Limbs. Born with a severe physical disability (he has no arms or legs), Nick has become a great inspiration to people around the world, regularly speaking to large crowds about
Here is a short article from Family Matters: A practical parenting blog that cautions parents not to label every mean-spirited behaviour directed at their child as bullying. It’s important to make the distinction, because the way to overcome bullying is different from the way
Every school strives to eliminate bullying. But as long as we live in this fallen world, we will be faced with this societal evil, and we need God’s wisdom to train our young people how to effectively deal with the
Some would argue that proponents of Christian education have a silo mentality, a total rejection of ‘the things of the world.’ Others claim that Christian education is not different enough, and characterized by compromise. So then, what is distinctiveness? To
Here the writer argues that it is vitally important to be intentional about Christian Education distinctiveness. It’s easy to ‘talk the talk’, but then comes the more difficult part of ‘walking the walk.’ Distinctive go far beyond the “what schools
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Examining the leader as homo faber – man the creator – is important for those leaders whose work is to create other leaders. It is casting the leader in the role of a craftsman. “Instead of passively consuming and letting things
Ed Stetzer writes a church research blog called “The Exchange” and here he highlights some mind-sets for developing transformational leadership. He explains why leaders need to “put on their own oxygen masks first” and that leadership is not the accumulation
Leadership and leadership development will always be an integral part of Christian Education. Whether you’re a school manager, teacher, parent or student, leadership is part of your calling. This is because we are image-bearers of the Alpha and Omega Leader,
Unlocking the Potential of Technology written by The World Economic Forum – Prepared in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group. In this report, we undertook a detailed analysis of the research literature to define what we consider to be the
In Christian education, we want our students to connect God’s world and Word. What is the likelihood your students will get better at making connections if they don’t think making connections is important, don’t receive instruction on making connections, don’t
Part 1: We Teach Who We Are I am a teacher at heart, and there are moments in the classroom when I can hardly hold the joy. When my students and I discover uncharted territory to explore, when the pathway
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The Value of Christian Education A Christ-centered education makes connections that no other type of education has the foundation to make. These connections are the key, not only for student success, but for real success in life! For the full
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Scientific American says smart kids are raised if we “Don’t tell them that they are!” Dr. Carol Dweck from Stanford University has found in her research that we should focus on a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset when it comes to growing our children.
A recent study featured in the Child Development Journal is cited in this article. Dr. Joseph P. Allen conducted research by following some ‘cool kids’ from Junior School through their High School years and into their twenties. As young adults, the study
This is the wisdom of 1 Corinthians 15:33. We know it instinctively, and we also know that the corollary is also true: Good company will build good morals. Who is influencing your kids? Great Christian educators build a Biblical worldview in
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Christian teachers are much more than simply instructors,they are disciple-makers whose work may be more closely related to coaching than to telling. Those who say to their students, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” 1 Corinthians 11:1.
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Worldview matters!! What is Biblical worldview integration in Christian education and how is it hampered by the sacred/secular divide that pervades our culture? Here’s a short five-minute video explaining why worldview matters. Proverbs 29:18 says, “If people can’t see
For years, studies of different education systems have seen Finland come out as one of the shining lights on the world stage. How is it that Finland is performing so well? Less is More This article suggests that a starkly
by Ken Langley, Principal at The King’s School West Rand Distinctively Christian community. Great adult Christian role-models. Uniquely Christian practices, programmes and disciplines. Biblically integrated lessons.