Positions on Issues Important to Families

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Dating Relationships

The Board of Governors, administration, and teachers of Trinitas Christian School do not advocate any position on the legitimacy of dating for its students. We believe this is a decision best left to individual families and churches. The school does, however, require that there be no dating-type relationships among students during school hours. School hours are for learning and the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. If this pursuit is a rigorous pursuit, there should be no time for dating-type relationships. Dating, romantic relationships, and courting behavior are not conducive to learning and will therefore not be allowed during school hours, on school property, or at school functions.

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Societal Sins

The Board of Governors, administration, and teachers of Trinitas Christian School believe that our society is committed to a number of activities that are abominations in the eyes of a holy God and which He condemns in His Word. Among these societal sins are abortion and homosexuality. We believe that abortion is the wanton destruction of human life, which God condemns in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:13). Also, we believe that homosexuality in all forms is a sinful perversion of God’s order for marriage, for the family, and for men and women, and God’s Word clearly condemns the practice of homosexual behavior (Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:24-27; I Corinthians 6:9-11).

Pop Culture

The Board of Governors, administration, and teachers of Trinitas Christian School do not actively promote or advocatetrinitasfall2015_574 participating in particular expressions of pop culture, including particular music, movies, television programming, and games. We leave decisions about a child’s participation in expressions of pop culture to parents. We believe parents are required to bring up their children in the training and admonition of the Lord, to teach their children to love God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength, and to train them to know and love truth, beauty, and goodness. Participation in pop culture can be either helpful or harmful in this training. We do not propose to tell parents what in particular is helpful or harmful. It is our goal to come alongside parents and help disciple their children; however, we defer to parents’ judgment and responsibility to direct their children in how they will participate in pop culture.

Government Education

trinitasfall2015_009The Board of Governors, administration, and teachers of Trinitas Christian School believe very strongly that God requires Christian parents to give their children a biblical, Christ-centered education. Accordingly, we believe very strongly in the value of a Christ-centered education. We see a host of systemic and philosophical ills underlying the shortcomings of the contemporary American government education system. Therefore, we believe that Christian parents are Biblically required to keep their children out of such a government education system and give their children a Christian education (Deuteronomy 4:5-6; 6:4-9; Ephesians 6:4). However, it is not our desire to condemn or castigate any Christian parent’s decision regarding the education of his or her children. We want to be used by God to repair the ruins in our culture, and so we offer a positive alternative to Christian parents who understand their biblical responsibilities and want to pursue a classical and Christ-centered education for their children.

Holidays

The Board, administration, and teachers of Trinitas Christian School desire for the celebration of holidays to be Christ-centered and God-honoring.Halloween is not celebrated or acknowledged at Trinitas Christian School. During October teachers may celebrate fall and the harvest bounty our Lord has provided. Teachers may wish to acknowledge October 31 as Reformation Day; however, no parties are allowed on this day. (This was the day Martin Luther set in motion the movement we call the Protestant Reformation.) The emphasis of Christmas must be the birth of Christ, our Savior and Lord. Santa Claus is not acknowledged at Trinitas Christian School. If students ask about Santa Claus, they will be directed to their parents. The emphasis of Easter must be the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Easter Bunny is not acknowledged at Trinitas Christian School. If students ask about the Easter Bunny, they will be directed to their parents.

The Board, administration, and teachers of Trinitas Christian School certainly support the celebration of students’ birthdays. Celebration of students’ birthdays may take place in the Grand Hall or outside. However, the classroom teacher will determine the most appropriate choice based on the assignments/activities of the day. Parents may only bring cupcakes, cake, or cookies (no candles please) for the celebration. Plates, napkins, and other party supplies must be furnished by the parents. Birthdays will not be celebrated by the student body at mealtime. Parents, of course, are welcome to eat lunch with their child on this special day.

Solicitation on School Grounds

The Board, administration, and teachers of Trinitas Christian School recognize that there are numerous activities and events in our community that are valuable to the overall spiritual and academic development of our students and our families. All such activities and events may be posted on the bulletin board in the Grand Hall upon approval by the administration. Trinitas Christian School will not provide free advertisement in any school-related publication or distribute materials through our school mailing system. We also prohibit our parents from using the school grounds as a distribution center for invitations to personal or private gatherings.

 

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