September 4, 2018

At New Hope International we believe that Christian Schools are a gift from God to the wider community. So I thought I would give you some thoughts about why we are here.

What is a Christian School?

A Christian school is a learning community that is based on, and promotes a Biblical Christian worldview, and which incorp...

August 20, 2018

Who’s Teaching Our Children? Whose job is it to parent?

I was thinking about this recently as I watch my teenage granddaughter on her mobile phone. It caused me to think about how our children these days, especially in developed countries, and increasingly in developing countries have a new teacher. The teacher’s name i...

July 16, 2018

Almost without fail when parents enroll their children at a new school, they state

that achieving academic success is a very important factor in their decision to choose that school. This is the case in almost all countries I have visited.

It seems that having said that, and having successfully enrolled their child in...

July 9, 2018

I have been thinking about sleep lately and about how important it is. I even take my feather pillow wherever I travel to help me sleep better. When I looked up some Bible verses to see what it said about sleep here are a few I found. Some encourage us that having faith and trust in God helps us to sleep more peacefull...

December 11, 2017

Here in Australia the Christmas tree is shining with baubles and lights. The nativity star gleams at its peak.

The presents are being purchased with care and delight and wrapped with gladness.
Food and drink are stocking the fridge.

Around the world Christmas will be celebrated in different ways, and we honour those diff...

November 27, 2017

About fifteen years ago I prayed the “Prayer of Jabez” which some Bible reading folk will know about. Jabez cried out to the God of Israel,

"Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!

Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that

I will be free from pain." And God granted his request."

1 Chronicles 4:...

November 19, 2017

Malachi 3:3 says: "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver." This is the story of the Jews who were not worshipping God as they were called to do. The extended version from the NCV reads: Like someone who heats and purifies silver, he will purify the Levites and make them pure like gold and silver. Then they wi...

November 13, 2017

One of the joys I have as CEO of New Hope International is the opportunity to travel to developing countries to help train teachers and leaders in the Effective teaching and Learning Series and to look encourage Asset Based Community Development.
I have been to the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Indone...

November 6, 2017

What is a Christian learning community?

  • It is a community .A Christian learning community must be an environment of trust in which each person is valued as an individual with special gifts and talents. 1 Corinthians 12:12

  • A Christian learning community because what God requires of His people is “to act justly a...

October 30, 2017

Occasionally we hear or read something that paints a picture so vivid that we never forget it.  Often that picture gives us insight into life and our understanding of it.  As an English teacher and avid reader I love to see the images and metaphors that fill our lives. 

One impressive metaphor I have come acro...

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