Believing that it is our duty and privilege as Christians to provide Christian education for our children, and more particularly, to conduct in our community, a school system which will provide that weekday Christian instruction and education which the applicants deem necessary in order that such children may occupy worthily their places in society, church, and state, and believing that this can best be accomplished by concerted action, we hereby make and adopt the following articles of association, to wit:
Saskatoon Society for Christian Education Inc.
The Society is based on the infallible Word of God as contained in the Old and New Testaments. Moreover, this organization
is committed to the following Basic Principles of Christian Education:
Believing that the Lord God, by graciously giving us the Scriptures, has revealed to His people ordering principles intensely
relevant to education, and mandates man to bring the whole Word of God to bear in all its power upon education, we confess
Bible: That the Bible is God’s written revelation of Himself and is thus the key to the knowledge of God, ourselves, and the
world. It is the infallible truth which enlightens our understanding, directs our lives, and governs all our activities,
including the education of our children.
Life: That life in its entirety should be service to God. Education must be done in obedience to God and for His service.
Creation: That all of creation can rightly be understood only in relation to the Triune God, because it is in its origin, preservation, and
ultimate restoration, the work of His hands and has, as its purpose, the glorification of His name.
Man: That man was created in the image of God to enjoy fellowship with his Creator. He has instructed man to exercise
dominion over the world in loving obedience to God and to reflect, in his person and works, the excellencies of his Maker.
Sin: In disobeying God’s Law and forsaking His calling, man estranged himself from God and his fellow man and brought
God’s curse on all Creation. As a result, man has become blind to God’s true purpose for his life and suppresses and
misuses the knowledge of God which confronts him in Creation and in the Scriptures.
Jesus Christ: We affirm that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord, and by His death and resurrection, reconciled the world and all
creation to God, and redeems life in its entirety. By renewing our hearts through the power of His Spirit, He restores
our calling and our fellowship with God and with our fellow man. Christ also renews our minds to know rightly:
God, ourselves, and the world in which we live. Since Christ is Lord of all we must subject everything in obedience to
Christ who holds all things together to make education both possible and meaningful.
Students: That students, having a variety of abilities, but being born in sin, are in need of guidance and instruction so that they
may be able to develop their talents to the glory of God; their total personality should be taken into account when they
are taught in a Christ-centered manner.
Education: That the purpose of Christian education is to direct and guide the child to commit himself to a life of obedience to
Christ, to attain to understanding, wisdom and Christian living, and to perform his competent and responsible
service to the Lord in society, state and church.
Parents: That God has given parents the responsibility to nurture and educate their children. Parents should, therefore, join
together as an independent community of Christian believers to establish schools to help fulfill their responsibility of
providing Christian training.
Teachers: That teachers, in obedience to God, and in cooperation with parents, exercise their God given responsibility and
authority in educating the child in school.
Christian School: That the Christian School is an institution established and controlled by an association of Christian believers, to
provide and promote education in total and voluntary submission to Christ the King.
Christian Community: The unity of the Body of Christ where all members are responsible to, and for, one another, and conclude that
the entire Christian community, in addition to parents, ought to support the Christian education of the
children of that community.
III. Purpose or Objectives of the Society
A. (i) to pursue the ideal of a Christian Day School in Saskatoon and its district in order to maintain the fundamental unity of the home and school throughout the course of a child’s education, and,
(ii) to develop and maintain a high standard of education based on the Word of God.
B. To acquire lands, building and any other facilities and furnishings for carrying out the objectives of the Society.
C. To sell, manage, lease, mortgage, dispose of, or otherwise deal with the property of the Society.
D. To adopt and maintain Bylaws consistent with the charitable and educational purposes of the Society.