Friday, June 8, 2012

Our Homeschool Mission Statement

After a few weeks of homeschooling I've realised that I constantly need to remind myself WHY we have made this choice. In fact, I need to remind myself daily....and keep reminding myself...and reminding myself!

Homeschooling Mission Statement

To protect, nurture, and encourage my children's curiosity, imagination, and love of learning

To create a warm, safe learning environment to suit my children's interests and changing needs

To build strong character in my children believing that good character is more important than academic success

To protect my children from negative influences by providing an environment where they are encouraged to embrace and celebrate their God-given uniqueness

To empower my children with the knowledge that they are created by God and God has a plan and purpose for their life

To live joyfully and peacefully together, encouraging and uplifting one another with both words and actions

To impart a heart-felt desire to contribute meaningfully to the world

Train up a child in the way he should go - and when he is old he will not depart from it 
- Proverbs 22:6

I have placed copies all through the house so that I see it constantly. I've highlighted the words that reflect what I'm trying to do such as protect, empower, impart etc. I've also highlighted things that we are working towards such as to live joyfully and peacefully.

As I wrote this, I got really excited! It reminded me that I'm not just homeschooling my kids - I'm protecting, nurturing, empowering, imparting and building something in my children. 

It's not just about school - this is about equipping them and preparing them for life. What a responsibility! But also, what a privilege and honour this is!

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