Christian school tells families God is ‘not surprised’ by COVID-19 pandemic in school newsletter [#ChristianSchool #COVID19] 03/24
A Christian school has told families God is ‘not surprised’ by the COVID-19 pandemic in a school newsletter about online classes.
Chairo Christian School has more than 1,700 children and teenagers enrolled at campuses across Victoria in West Gippsland, South Gippsland, the Latrobe Valley, and near Pakenham on the outskirts of Melbourne.
In the school newsletter, Executive Principal Simon Matthews said students would not need to come to class from Monday due to the ‘challenges’ presented by coronavirus.
‘In making this decision, our starting point is that God is not surprised by the pandemic that we are experiencing,’ Mr Matthews said.
‘He is Lord over all creation—including viruses—and as Paul reminds us in his letter to the Colossians, ”… in Jesus all things hold together”.
‘What a great hope this can be for us as a Christian school community.’
The newsletter came before the Victorian government brought the school holidays forward to start on Tuesday to help teachers prepare for the possibility of remote learning if it is needed after April 14.
For now, kindergartens and childcare centers remain open.
Mr Simon Matthews continued: ‘This is a significant decision that has only been made after much consideration, consultation and prayer.’
‘We understand that this decision will not be easy for families.
‘Please know that we are praying for you and your children, that the overriding outcome of this time will be that you will know, in even greater ways, the supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus.’
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