We, at Life Ministries Christian School believe it is a God given responsibility of the parents and the local body of Christ (as revealed in God's Word, the Bible) to obtain an education for our children which is grounded on the moral values contained in the Bible. Life Ministries Christian School uses the Biblically-founded School of Tomorrow curriculum, which includes Scripture memory passages and references to God and Jesus Christ – all designed to help students develop moral character, a sense of accountability, and wisdom in their lives. Standards of personal conduct, school policies, and curriculum continue to build the students' sense of responsibility and integrity.
Life Ministries Christian School functions as an activity of the local Life Ministries Congregation and is as such directly under the control of the Steering Committee of the church.
STATEMENT OF POLICIES
The policies of Life Ministries Christian School will be best understood in the light of our basic philosophy and set objectives, which are:
To implement high-tech, individualized curriculum and learning procedures applying the Five Laws of Learning, i.e. performance level, set goals, control and motivate, measure results and reward achievement;
To introduce and reinforce traditional values that will increase personal responsibility, character development and positive citizenship;
To reduce the rate of school dropouts and failures through academic safety nets and quality control; and
to increase social awareness of educational reform.
Life Ministries Christian School admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. It does not discriminate because of race, gender, color and national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies.
Admission is the sole discretion of the school administration. Admission is not indefinite but only for a current academic year only. All existing students have to file an application yearly. New students are admitted on probation for the first six weeks.
Parents and prospective student visit school.
Diagnostic tests are done.
Office calls for interview with parents, student, principal and administrator.
Results of diagnostic test are shared and placement of learner is discussed. Parent/s are to give reasons for wishing child to attend this school. Commitment from parents is required.
School may request a letter of recommendation by the pastor of the student /parents.
Parents and students must familiarize themselves with the contents in the admission package.
Application and registration fees are submitted.
Parents notified of acceptance/non-acceptance.
Medical history, medical report and marriage certificate of parents are submitted.
Parent orientation to be attended by both parents.
Parents to attend "Growing Kids God's Way" course during the year of acceptance.
Proof of employment of parents is submitted.
Life Ministries Christian School is firstly and foremost a Christian school with a Christian character, using English as the preferred medium for tuition. The academic material is supplied by School of Tomorrow, and developed in the U S A, with the emphasis on American English.
All group communication will be in English, but even though English will take preference, one-on-one communication between the staff and the student can be in the student's home language to explain and expound concepts.
Life Ministries Christian School is dedicated to the training of children in a program of study, activity, and living that is Bible-centered. We believe that "all things should be done decently and in order" and that our students should be taught to accept the responsibility to "walk honorably before all men."
Discipline is maintained which is firm, consistent, fair, and tempered with love. Our staff maintains standards of behavior in the Learning Center through kindness, love, and a genuine regard for the student. However, when disciplinary action becomes necessary, it is firmly carried out, tempered by good judgment and understanding.
In an education system like the one that Life Ministries Christian School uses, the students are attended to on an individual basis. This necessitates strict learning center rules that prevent valuable supervisor time being used to organize student actions instead of addressing academic and spiritual issues. Therefore, adherence to these rules will be of utmost importance so that each student receives his or her share of attention. To achieve this, we apply a merit and demerit system - both for motivation and correction.
Parents and the individual students will have to sign statements supporting to Life Ministries Christian School's system of discipline.
Life Ministries Christian School subscribes fully to the moral standards and Godly character traits revealed in the Bible. Students are expected to act in an orderly and respectful manner, maintaining Biblical standards of social courtesy, moral behavior, acceptable language, and honesty. Students must agree to strive toward unquestionable character in dress, conduct and attitude.
To support this policy, there is a set of rules regarding to the use of alcohol, narcotics, taking part in gambling, swearing, cheating, dress code etc. at school and in public life
Students have to understand that attending a private school is a privilege, not a right, and a negative attitude will not be tolerated.
SCHOOL/HOME RELATIONS POLICY
Life Ministries Christian School views itself as an extension of the home and endeavors itself to support the parents in their educational task. The basis of agreement according to the Word of God should be as broad as possible for affective support. To achieve this, the involvement of parents in school activities is not a preference but an obligation. Parents should be a team supported by the school staff.
The school is not a corrective institution : consequently, we ask that a child not be enrolled with the idea that he will be reformed. We are here to work with the home, but not to take the place of parents who have trouble in fulfilling their roles.
To support this relationship parents will have to attend an orientation program to get acquainted with the procedures and routine of the learning center.
FINANCIAL AND PAYMENT POLICY
Life Ministries Christian School operated as a non-profit institution where all staff members earn an income far less than they can achieve in other academic institutions. There are therefore, no financial margins that can absorb non-payment from defaulting parents.
Tuition payments are paid monthly in advance to take care of expenses and academic material is invoiced when issued to the student. If payments are not received by the 7 th of the month, the school may take any steps deemed necessary to collect the outstanding school fees which include, but is not limited to, suspension of the student until the school fees are fully paid up to date.
Parents will have to sign a pledge for the financial support of Life Ministries Christian School, according to the fee structure applicable to student/s per family.
I acknowledge that I have read this document and agree to abide to the policies and procedures of this school.
SIGNATURE OF FATHER SIGNATURE OF MOTHER
In recognition of the acceptance of my child/children:
into Life Ministries Christian School, I (Full Names) _______________________________________
______________________________, (ID No) ____________________________________________,
(Physical Address) __________________________________________________________________,
(Tel No)__________________________________ (Cell No) ________________________________
do hereby agree to pay with regard to the educational services provided to the abovementioned child/children, the following:
Tuition fees in advance before the SEVENTH day of each calendar month and billed for a period of 12 months per academic year, and
Additional costs for PACES, Informational Technology Training, Computer Literacy, School Outings, Extramural School Activities and any other expenses Life Ministries Christian School may levy from time to time.
I choose my physical address above as my domicilium citandi et executandi and should any of the above addresses change, I undertake immediately thereafter to inform the school in writing.
Life Ministries Christian School reserves the right to de-register or suspend any student if their school account is in arrears after the SEVENTH dayof each month and/ or to institute legal action to collect same.
I hereby undertake and bind myself to pay any costs which may be incurred by the school in it's recovery of any outstanding amount due by me. Furthermore, I hereby undertake and bind myself to pay in respect of any amount not paid by the due date, interest compounded monthly, at the maximum rate permissible by law.
A written notification of at least three months in advance is required if you wish to terminate your child's attendance at our school. Whether such notification is given or not, you will be liable for the full amount of three months' tuition fees and any PACES already ordered.
I hereby consent that the school or its appointed agent may carry out a credit enquiry and may transmit details to the credit bureau of how I performed in meeting my obligations in terms of this agreement and in the event that I fail to meet; my obligations may record my non-performance with the applicable bureau.
I hereby acknowledge that the abovementioned are clear and I undertake to comply with the conditions of my commitment.
Signed on this ________________ day of ____________________________ at _________________________________________
SIGNATURE OF DEBTOR
SIGNATURE OF WITNESS