June prayer requests

The last month of the school year has come. It has brought wonderful blessings of answered prayer!

Let us thank God for:
– Providing Mr Markoff, the teacher we have all been praying for, who is helping lead and guide the school through God’s grace.
– For all the people who are supporting Sunrise Christian School through monetary contributions and those who are giving their time as volunteers.
– The vision and commitment of the school Board for more Christian schools nation-wide.

Please pray for:
– A suitable building to be found to expand our school’s capacity and help to move forward with provision of much needed secondary Christian education.
– More successful fundraising events that we can enjoy together.
– The news of Sunrise Christian School to be spread far and wide around the country, and that more people understand the necessity of Christian education in our day.
– That Government legislation will not prevent the existence of Christian schools.

“Continue in prayer, and watch in it with thanksgiving;” Colossians 4:2.

Very Chocolicious Fundraiser

Saturday the 10th of June we held a fantastic fundraising event at our school. Themed “Very Chocolicious” it embraced a variety of home-made chocolate creations kindly created by parents and staff. The coffee shop was open to all visitors from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.
The table was truly bountiful. It was chocolate heaven! Thanks to all who kindly participated and those who came to support the school. A big THANK YOU to the organiser – Mrs Janneke Fraser who put massive amount of work into making this event a success. We all had a wonderful time working and socialising together. A wee plant sale was organised just outside the entrance, to which parents contributed plants and seedlings. The event raised £311.66.
If you have any ideas for raising funds for the school, please let us know. Whether it is a penny collection held by your family, collection box at your local church, sponsored walk or cycle. Whatever idea you have, we will encourage you to support the work of our school in teaching children to God’s glory and making them aware of the greatness of our Lord through all aspects of education.

The New Teacher

We are delighted to announce that the vacancy for a new teacher at our school has been very suitably filled! We are grateful for all who upheld the school in their prayers. The Lord hears our prayers and is so good to us!  Mr Samuel Markoff started in his new role on June the 5th 2017. Prior to coming to our school, he was Head Teacher at Lewis Independent Christian School in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis for five years where he was well loved and appreciated.

By way of continuing his professional development to acquire a PGDE in Primary education, he moved into Glasgow area with his family. Mr Markoff has over fourteen years teaching experience in a variety of settings and experience in school administration and curriculum development. He has qualifications in Education, Applied Linguistics, English Language and Literature.

Our new Teacher has an excellent multi-cultural and linguistic background. He was a Coordinator and Educator for “Love’s Bridge” charity in Russia, working with former street children for three years. He also taught English and French as a second language at schools in Shanghai for nine years.

Mr Markoff continues to serve the Lord through his vocation now as  a teacher at Sunrise Christian School. Let us give thanks for our new teacher who will help take the school forward assisting us in the provision of Christian education for the pupils at Sunrise!

First impression from a P4 pupil about his new teacher: “He is nice. He is good at singing and he is tall!”

Easyfundraising update May 2017

Since we opened our cause with Easyfundraising, we have gained 80 supporters. The total sum that we raised together through this simple method since starting out is a smashing £789.52!

Our goal this year is to raise this total to  £1500. How can we achieve that? Let’s do simple maths.

In the last 30 days our cause has raised £43.66. To reach our goal of £1500, £710.48 is still to raise before December is finished. That is 7 months to go! It will take about £100 a month to reach our target. Continue reading Easyfundraising update May 2017

May 2017 Prayer Requests

The last term of the school year has come and we would like to express our gratitude to the Lord for all His goodness in our lives and specifically in His dealings with Sunrise Christian School. We are thankful for those who faithfully pray for the school near and far!,  Remember “…the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much,” James 5:16.

Please give thanks for:

          The hard work that Mrs Stewart and Mrs Campbell are putting in in the time of vacancy for the new head teacher Continue reading May 2017 Prayer Requests

Term 4 2017 Sunrise Christian School pupil news

In Maths the younger children have been learning the properties of 2D and 3D shapes as well as identifying symmetry in shapes and in the creation around us. 

During Art they have been drawing round 2D wooden shapes and creating some interesting pictures;

 Also, they each designed a butterfly collage which displayed symmetrical wings: Continue reading Term 4 2017 Sunrise Christian School pupil news

Christian School: why it is right for your child

Statements regarding Christian education vs. secular schools by Dr Roy Zuck (faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary):

“Is there really a “Christian view” of science, literature, and history? Aren’t the facts of science, literature, and history the same no matter where they are taught? Yes, the facts are the same. If it’s mathematics, it’s mathematics. If it’s history, it’s history. But it’s the interpretation of the facts that makes the difference. Whether my children attend a secular or a public school, they’ll learn basically the same facts, but in a Christian school they’ll learn to understand, interpret, and analyse those facts from a biblical perspective. The secular vs. Christian school issue is really a question of whether a child will learn to view life from man’s perspective or God’s perspective. From man’s viewpoint, history is purposeless; from God’s viewpoint, history has meaning. From man’s viewpoint, science is the laws of “nature” at work; from God’s viewpoint, science is the outworking of His laws. Continue reading Christian School: why it is right for your child

Some thoughts about Christian education

The following quotes are from Biblical teachers who were equally outspoken on the necessity of Christian education.

J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937)

Education, Christianity, and the State”

“What has Christianity to do with education: What is there about Christianity which makes it necessary that there should be Christian schools? Very little, some people say. Christianity, they say, is a life, a temper of soul, not a doctrine or a system of truth; it can provide its sweet aroma, therefore, for any system which secular education may provide; its function is merely to evaluate whatever may be presented to it by the school of thought dominant at any particular time. This view of the Christian religion…is radically false. Christianity is, indeed, a way of life; but it is a way of life founded upon a system of truth. That system of truth is of the most comprehensive kind; it clashes with opposing systems at a thousand points. The Christian life cannot be lived on the basis of anti-Christian thought. Hence the necessity of the Christian school” (142,143).” Continue reading Some thoughts about Christian education

BT MyDonate

We would like to express gratitude to all who supported our school by giving through BT My donate, the link to which you can always find on our website!

BT MyDonate is a fundraising platform that, unlike some other giving sites, doesn’t charge charities any registration or subscription fees, or take any commission on donations- meaning every penny donated goes straight to Sunrise Christian School!

A lot of our supporters find it convenient as MyDonate is very easy to use and it gives you options to:

  • choose to remain anonymous
  • send a personalised message with your donation
  • set up a regular contribution
  • make a one off donation
  • Gift aid your contributions

It has been a wonderful tool in helping us reach our goals in providing Christian education here in Glasgow for those who value the Lord’s standards in raising their children!

April prayer requests

We are grateful to all who keep praying for our school. Your prayers have nourished the school and helped it grow and develop in the way the Lord has intended.

Please give thanks for:

·         The service that Mr McCollum has given to the school and the growth that the school has had in the last 2 years

·         All our supporters that make it possible for children to have affordable Christian education here in Glasgow Continue reading April prayer requests