The Real Essay Question for Christian Schools

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Lots of things are important in school. Discipline. Order. Good test scores. But what’s most important in a Christian school? We think it is the goal of godliness. And that is why Christian teachers work hard at hard jobs—because training the next generation for Christ is worth the sacrifice.

Without that guiding mission, lesser things can become too important. With disastrous results. Students with potential who are required to do well only on tests or in performance lose interest if they do not see the value of what they learn. Students who are eager to please find they can do so by simply engaging their recall skills and strive for nothing more. They may do well on tests in school—but what about tests in life?

GSBC Fine Art Competition 2017

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Group Awards

-          3rd Overall School

-          3rd Bible Division

-          3rd Design Division

-          2nd Academic Division

-          1st Tablescape

  • Lala Aguon, April Galvin, Carmela Moreno

-          1st Ensemble

  • Koro Aguon, Lala Aguon, Kyle Chan, April Galvin, Matt Galvin, Carmela Moreno

-          2nd Reader’s Theater

  • Koro Aguon, Kyle Chan, April Galvin, Matthew Galvin, Carmela Moreno

-          1st Bible Bowl (Division II, 10th-12th)

  • Carmela Moreno (captain), Kyle Chan, April Galvin, Koro Aguon

-          2nd Bible Bowl (Division I, 7th-9th)

  • Lala Aguon (captain), Nathanael Luna, James Hall, Brent Palmer

Individual Awards

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5 REASONS PARENTS SHOULD CHOOSE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FOR THEIR CHILDREN

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1. PHILOSOPHY

Children are able to learn biblical philosophy in a godly and safe environment. The worldly philosophy that is constantly bombarding the family needs to be suppressed by the biblically-sound philosophy taught through a Christian curriculum by godly teachers.

2. CHARACTER

Children are taught character traits that are not only biblical in their foundation but are exemplified in the adults who teach them. Faithfulness, loyalty, obedience, and truthfulness are just a few of those traits that are so lacking in the public arena.

3. PARTNERSHIP

Christian school personnel desire to partner with parents in teaching their children. The responsibility of training children is given by God to the parents. It is a blessing when other Christian adults who are educators can come alongside parents and educate their children.

4. THE THREE R’S

Children are not only taught the 3 R’s—reading, writing, arithmetic—but are also taught history and science from a biblical world view. For example, the main purpose for teaching students to read is so that they can read the Bible. Without knowing the truth of the Word of God, we would be a people without the hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Saviour.

5. LIFE-LONG FRIENDSHIPS

Children make life-long Christian friendships with their peers as well as their mentors. Our five grown children still communicate with their childhood peers, many of them serving the Lord in ministries around the world. They also still contact their teachers and seek godly counsel from these wise adults.

Article by Kathy Houk. Used with permission from ministry127.com

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION GIVES CHILDREN A HEAD START ON LIFE

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I love spring! After cold, harsh weather, the sun shines warmly on us. Spring is preparation for growth. People are preparing their gardens by pulling the weeds that have grown during the winter months. We are tilling the soil, adding nutrients to help those seeds, which will be planted, to grow into plants.

Years ago, someone told me that sending their child to a Christian school seemed like putting them in a “bubble” where they did not experience the things of this world. This person thought that Christian school children are sheltered from the real world, therefore, they would not be prepared for living in the real world.

I told her that rather than a “bubble,” the Christian school is like a

Fine Art Competition 2016

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Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Golden State Baptist College Fine Art Competition. You all did awesome. We are very proud of the work, study, and time put into this year's competition.

Here are the results of the competition:

Patricia

  • 3rd place, Art - Oil
  • 2nd place, Art - Pen and Ink
  • 3rd place, Art - Water Color
  • 3rd place, Web Design

Koro Aguon

  • 3rd place, Academic Testing - Science

Kyle Chan

  • 2nd place, 3pt shooting contest

April Galvin

  • 3rd place, Speech - Expressive Reading
  • 3rd place, Academic Testing - History

Carmela Moreno

  • 3rd place, Bible Story Telling
  • 1st place, All-Star Bible Bowl
  • 3rd place, Composition - Poetry
  • 2nd place, Composition - Short Story
  • 2nd place, Speech - Expressive Reading
  • 1st place, Speech - Poetry Recitation
  • 3rd place, Web Design
  • 2nd place, Individual Overall

Rebecca Vasquez

  • 3rd place, All-Star Bible Bowl

Lala Aguon

  • 2nd place, Speech - Poetry Recitation
  • 3rd place, Table Tennis

Jessica Prakash

  • 2nd place, Bible Memory
  • 2nd place, All-Star Bible Bowl
  • 1st place, Speech - Poetry Recitation

James Hall

  • 3rd place, Speech - Poetry Recitation
  • 1st place, Academic Testing - History

Group Awards

  • Div. II Bible Bowl Team (Carmela Moreno, Kyle Chan, April Galvin, Rebecca Vazquez) - 2nd place
  • Div. I Bible Bowl Team (Lala Aguon, Jessica Prakash, Louisa Guevarra, Nathanael Luna) - 1st place
  • Div. II Trio (Patricia Militante, April Galvin, Carmela Moreno) - 2nd place
  • Reader's Theater (Patricia Militante, Rebecca Vaquez, Carmela Moreno, Koro Aguon, Kyle Chan) - 1st place
  • School overall - Bible Division - 3rd place
  • School overall - Academic Division - 3rd place

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