“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him.” Colossians 2:7
A school is not just a learning factory. It is a small community whose members live together for a considerable part of each working day. Whenever people work or live together, there are written and unwritten rules of conduct. These rules are based on certain underlying values. Canadian Reformed parents want their children to adopt a lifestyle based on biblical values. In order to teach the children a biblical lifestyle effectively, there should be unity between home and school; the underlying values should be the same at home and at school. The William of Orange Christian School is intended by the parents, by the teachers, and by the students, to be a school exemplifying and promoting a lifestyle based on biblical values.
It is not particularly difficult to write down reasons for the existence of our school; it is a tall order to put them into practice. A lot of thinking is necessary to produce a Christian curriculum; a lot of love is required to live a biblical lifestyle. What we need, therefore, is the wholehearted cooperation of everyone involved. It is our wish that the primary evidence of this cooperation will be a repeated prayer to God for faith and love. Only in this way may we expect God’s blessing on the work done at our William of Orange Christian School.