Verse of the Day
"Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
Our Sunday School mission is the spiritual development of our children and youth so that together we can instill the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ via the orthodox way of life in their hearts, minds, and souls.
1. Class Syllabus and Curriculum:
Our curriculum consists primarily of material developed by the Diocese of South West America from Kindergarten to Grade 12 .Each class is conducted as per the syllabus and curriculum based on the Class Textbook and Workbook. Besides regular classes, extracurricular activities like debates, book reports/discussions and Bible jeopardy/quizzes are conducted in each class as appropriate. The goal of this curriculum was to meet the needs of the mission or small parish for a unified curriculum, flexible to varying numbers of students of varying ages.
2. Exams: The mid term examinations will be held in January and Final exams will be held in May/June during the academic year (which runs from August/September through May/June of the following calendar year). The students’ performance in the class including participation, homework, attendance and exams will be taken into account for overall evaluation and grading.
3. Competitions: We will be conducting Bible Verse, Song and Speech competitions on a class-wise and house-wise basis.
What is expected of the parents?
1. Bring your children each Sunday at 8.45 am for Sunday school.
2. See that your child brings the Textbook, the Workbook, Bible, Service Book and writing materials to every class.
3. Spend some time with your child during the week/weekend to discuss what was done in class and encourage him/her to complete the week’s homework assignment. Try to have family meals.
4. As a family, read the Bible and pray. Prepare and participate with your children in the Holy Qurbana with reverence. Teach Common Prayer (especially Kauma, prayer for the departed, ...) to the children. If you require Prayer books or any other resource, we will assist you in getting the resources.
5. Teach your children how to Pray
“Lord, teach us to pray.” (Luke 11:1)
Pray Consistently at Home
Point out Prayers in Church
Introduce them to the Jesus Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.
Pray the Lord’s Prayer Together Often
Make Prayer a Sensory Experience
Use Liturgical Gestures