Mission Statement

“To educate children from a Biblical perspective to become servant leaders.”


Jireh School’s Charter:

Jireh School is a decile 10 state-integrated Christian school located in Henderson.
The seeds of Jireh School were planted when God began to stir the hearts of a few Christian parents, firstly to educate their children in a Christian manner, followed by the vision to have a Christian school within the Kumeu district.
Jireh became a fully registered private school in 2001. In 2006 Jireh became a satellite of KingsWay and in so doing became integrated. We cater for Primary School students from Year 1 to Year 6.
Students, staff and the general community enjoy wonderful positive relationships which are strengthened through their co-operation and support in all school activities organised in and out of school.
Two of the key foundations on which the school thrives are the strength of academic excellence and development and nurture of a Christian character.
Foundational to the school's ethos is the 'home and school' partnership which is endorsed by the Board of Proprietors, Board of Trustees, staff and families of the school.

To view the entire School Charter which also includes Local Goals, Achievement Statement, Cultural Diversity and Maori Dimension and Commitment of the Kingsway School Board of Trustees, please CLICK HERE.

Jireh School’s Vision:

Jireh School exists to provide a school community, in partnership with parents, which will enable each student to apply truth, develop a worldview consistent with Biblical absolutes, and be equipped to positively impact the culture in which he/she lives. Jireh School is committed to providing education in an environment which will challenge and motivate each student to pursue excellence spiritually, academically, socially and physically.
 

Jireh School’s Statement of Faith:

“Jireh School is non denominational. Whilst teachers and school families represent many different Christian congregations, we hold to the following truths":

  1. We believe in the Triune God, eternal in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; One God, the only living and true God, the creator of Heaven and Earth.
  2. We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father; that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, crucified, died and was buried, was resurrected from the dead and ascended into Heaven; that He is presently at the right hand of God the Father as prophet, priest and king and will personally return to earth in power and glory to judge the living and the dead.
  3. We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally given are the inspired and infallible record of the revelation of God to man, and are the supreme authority in all matters of life and faith.
  4. We believe in the sovereignty of God in creation, providence and redemption.
  5. We believe God’s acts of creation, and not evolution, are responsible for the origin of all things, and that creation according to the Biblical record is an historical event. 
  6. We believe in the Providence of God whereby He upholds the universe, governs the world, supplies the needs of His creatures and brings His will to pass. 
  7. We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God to have dominion over the Earth and to do all things to the glory of God.
  8. We believe in man’s universal fall into sin through Adam’s transgression and in his subsequent guilt, depravity, judgment and condemnation.
  9. We believe in the free offer of salvation to all men and the necessity of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved.
  10. We believe that to those who believe God imputes righteousness – not on account of their faith or good works but because of God’s grace.
  11. We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to apply the benefits of Christ’s redemption to individual sinners, working in them at times regeneration, faith, repentance, sanctification, and glory to God.
  12. We believe the Holy Spirit’s indwelling of the believer begins at regeneration and enables the believer to continuously die unto and be forgiven for sin and to live unto righteousness. 
  13. We believe in one Holy, universal Church, the Body of Christ, to which all God’s redeemed people belong and in which they are united through the Spirit. 

About the Statement of Faith:

Jireh School was founded to educate children of Christian families in a non-denominational environment. Our Statement of Faith encompasses all mainstream denominations that are biblical, broadly evangelical and adhere to traditional Christian values. All teachers are fully qualified and registered. As committed Christians they view their employment as a calling and part of their Christian service

General Aims:

At Jireh School, we will:

Foster Jireh School's unique special character
Promote a healthy partnership through strong home-school links and channels of communication
Provide a wide range of academic and outdoor experiences that support students through the NZ Curriculum Framework

General Objectives:

This will take place within an environment that: 

Provides a well maintained, safe, attractive and functional learning and teaching environment for everyone at the school
Implements sound learning programmes based upon stated essential learning areas and skills which will assist and encourage students to become life long learners
Maintains a high standard of performance through nurturing ongoing identification of student needs and achievement

Education Goals:

Jireh School aims to provide for people of a wide range of ages and abilities, a stimulating environment and programmes which:

Glorify God
Contribute knowledge, skills and experience relevant to contemporary society
Enable continued learning " Encourage and acknowledge endeavour and achievement in all activities
Engender school spirit and a sense of community
Demonstrate respect for the dignity and rights of each individual where self-esteem, self-discipline, diligence initiative, tolerance and caring are actively fostered.
Promote high levels of achievement in literacy and numeracy
To provide an environment in which children have the confidence to accept challenges and take responsibility for their learning
To instill high expectations of success in partnership with the community

Values:

The purpose of the School, in partnership with parents, is to develop the abilities and character of young people who:

Will develop a Christ like character as taught in the Bible
Recognise that God calls His people to claim the whole of human life for Jesus Christ as they spread the good news of His saving grace:
Have a Christian vision and are equipped to become godly leaders in the fields of their giftings and abilities:
Will live virtuous lives and exemplify Biblical values in every area of life, personal, family and in the pursuit of social peace, just government, responsible citizenship, compassionate neighbourliness, wise parenting and a responsible attitude to creation.
Will develop their academic abilities in balance with their other giftings and their character.