“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Phil. 2:3-4
There are numerous ways that students are encouraged and expected to show kindness to one another, and to their teachers, during their hours at Calvary Christian Academy. Periodically, students will receive teaching and reminders about these expectations. It is our hope that these actions will become part of the daily fabric at CCA.
First, we want to train our young men to show consideration and respect for the ladies in the school. (“Husbands, in the same way, be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.” I Peter 3:7). As some applications of this truth, we want the young men to:
- Open doors for all ladies – whether parents, teachers, or students. Always allow the ladies to exit the room (or the vehicle) first.
- In the hallways, men are chivalrous and defer to the ladies by giving them space and avoid running into them.
Second, we want to train our young ladies to accept the sacrifice of the young men with humility and thankfulness.
Third, we want to train our students to show proper respect to their teachers and administrators. (“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men; whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.” I Peter 2:13)
- Students should address their teachers by Mr., Miss, or Mrs.
- Students should respond by saying “yes” or “no”, not “yeah” or “ugh”. (“Sir” and “Ma’am” are always welcome.)
Fourth, at CCA the secondary students cannot avoid being an example to the younger students. We want them to be a good example. In the hallways, secondary students are to be considerate and defer to the elementary students.
Finally, CCA students are encouraged to make a special effort to welcome visitors and newcomers to CCA.
- Greet parents who visit during school assemblies. Make sure that the ladies have a place to sit.
- Make a special effort to welcome students who are new to CCA. The Student Council will also take pains to make sure this is done adequately.
Conclusion: We would like CCA to be a place where visitors sense a difference, specifically, the aroma of Christian love. (“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and though us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For, we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death, to the other, the fragrance of life.” II Corinthians 2:14-15)