Pioneers

Ian Shaw, Principal

Kuyper’s Pioneering parents, who established the school, wanted their children to know and love Jesus. This is the fundamental reason for the establishment of Kuyper Christian School 40 years ago. Kuyper’s Pioneers wanted their children to know God’s love, faithfulness and forgiveness and to understand the world through knowing the God who created it with purpose for all life and living. For them, the world belongs to God and learning is a gift from him. Our school motto, Learning in God’s World, was chosen because these are the most important lessons anyone can learn; to know Jesus, to love him, and to understand that it is his world where we learn and grow to full maturity when we learn and grow with him.

Kuyper’s Pioneers wanted the school to be a place where students would be blessed by the instruction and nurture of Christian teachers who would work in partnership with parents; a place where God’s story is told from the beginning to eternity. We know that from Creation to the fall of mankind into sin, God’s People in Israel, the arrival of the Saviour Jesus Christ, his life, death, resurrection, ascendancy back to heaven and the hope of his return has given understanding and meaning to the life of millions of Christian people around the world for thousands of years. They have lived and shared this same story with others for generations.

But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

Ephesians 2:4-5

Kuyper exists today only because of God’s faithfulness to his community. At this anniversary time, we corporately thank God for the people he has brought to us over many years and for his providence in sustaining the school over four decades. It is with deep gratitude we recognise those who undertook the work in the beginning to establish what we see here now. To the inaugural Kuyper Association and people like Sue Maguire, our first teacher, we say thank you. Your labour has not been in vain. The school continues, by God’s grace, to serve families in the Hawkesbury. Praise God for what he has done and what he will continue to do.

I hope this holiday period is one that families enjoy together. I pray for those who have been struggling with poor health; that sickness may be overcome. As a community, we are all looking forward to the School Musical (Seussical!) in early Term 3. We hope to see you there. It’s going to be amazing!

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