The Association of Christian Schools International believes that Christian Schools must pursue excellence. As a member of the Association of Christian Schools International we commit to the following:
- Live according to the Word of God
- The Statement of Faith of ACSI.
- The Vision and Mission Statement of ACSI
- The Core Beliefs of ACSI
- Acknowledge the noble calling of our profession to educate and train the learners in our schools in Spirit and in Truth, according to God’s Word;
- Adhere to relevant legislation for operating as an independent school
- Observe best practice
- To meet local health, safety and sanitation standards
- To operate within the parameters of the Constitution of the Republic of Zimbabwe as well as the Education Act, Chapter 25:04, specifically with reference to Section 56 of the Constitution:
- Not to discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, colour, gender, tribe, place of birth, ethnic or social origin, language, or class.
- Maintain standards that are not inferior to standards at comparable public educational institutions
Principals and Boards:
Engaging in ongoing school improvement and in the core components: (As outlined in ACSI’s Essential Elements of an Effective Christian School)
- Intellectual Development
- Christian Educators
- Potential in Christ
- Operational Integrity
- Sound and effective management and control
- Offering adequate programmes to meet the needs of all admitted students
- Hiring educators who are suitably qualified
- Maintain the freedom to provide an educational programme which satisfies national academic standards
- Providing facilities that are appropriate for the educational programmes offered
- Acknowledge the uniqueness, individuality, and specific needs of each learner, guiding and encouraging each to realise his or her potential as stated in the Psalms :”You are fearfully and wonderfully made.”
- Endeavour to enable learners to develop a set of values consistent with the Word of God. Pursuing excellence in every area of education.
- Act in a proper and becoming way such that their behaviour does not bring Christ or the teaching profession into disrepute.
- To provide for the Spiritual, Intellectual, Emotional and Physical needs of our students.
- To teach from a Biblical Worldview perspective, focusing on Spiritual formation.
- Educating towards reaching the expected student outcomes as set by ASCI.
- Offering adequate programmes to meet the needs of all admitted students.
- The teaching, learning and assessment of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes.
- Acknowledge that the attitude, dedication, self-discipline, ideals, training and conduct of the teaching profession determines the quality of education in our schools.
- Avoid any form of humiliation, and refrain from any form of abuse, physical, emotional, or psychological.
- Use appropriate language and behaviour in his or her interaction with learners, and act in such a way as to elicit respect from the students.
- Not be negligent or indolent in the performance of his or her professional duties.
- Takes reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the students.
- Exercise authority with compassion.
- Recognise the parents as partners in education, and promote a harmonious relationship with them.
- Do what is practically possible to keep parents adequately and timeously informed about the well-being and progress of the student.