Jen Holowaty – 3 children at GSCS
I’ve had my 3 children at GSCS for 7 years. I was looking for a Christian school that had a strong education behind it. I wanted the Christian values and the educational standards we needed for our children and I felt that GSCS had that. This school is professional.
The Christian values of GSCS have not changed throughout the 7 years we’ve been here, with the school continuing to embed and teach these values throughout the curriculum. My children are now in high school and although my husband and I looked at other high schools, GSCS fulfills completely what we are looking for in high school education.
I particularly value the school’s chaplaincy programme. As a parent I can’t give them everything they need in terms of Christian input, but the school chaplaincy programme is another level that teaches them (at their level) the values of God, Christianity and kindness to others. The staff are so helpful in all aspects; parent/teacher communication is fantastic, and they will let me know the same day of any issues with any of my children. They understand and know my children like I know my children – and that’s what I want in a teacher.
Having 2 boys and a girl, this school definitely offers them equal opportunities from sports through academics. They’re treated as individuals but they’re also treated the same because boys and girls are given the same opportunities here.
The school consistently promotes leadership opportunities, with us having had one of our children promoted to Primary School Captain. When my daughter received that leadership role it definitely gave her a value of self-worth. At GSCS all children are taught to be leaders and to aspire to be their personal best. Throughout their seven years at this school, my children have increased in self-confidence and they love going to school – it’s never a struggle to get them to go to school as they enjoy it – and they miss it during the holidays.
My reasons for loving this school:
- It focuses on the Lord;
- Secondly it has a very high standard of education; and
- Thirdly, as a mother, it gives me great joy that the teachers and parents are all on the same level and promote a great sense of school community.