Dear Parents/Guardians/ Home & School Team,
Welcome to the Brockton Area SDA Academy Home and School Association. You are a vital part of this team, the "thread" of the program.
Students, parents, teachers, and upervisors play a major role in the school. However without the “thread” of an active and supportive Home and School Association, all of the various components will not run effectively.
Whether you have been a leader for a while or this is your first time, you have probably already discovered the need for helping to getting organized. The Home and School Association's purpose and objectives have been developed to help you stimulate your ideas.
May God’s special blessing be with you as you work to strengthen the tie between parents, teachers and church members. You are an important part of our team as we share the ultimate goal of seeing our precious young people safely through to God’s kingdom.
Purpose and Objectives
- To provide parent education.
- To unite the home, the school, and the church in their endeavors to provide
- Seventh-day Adventist Christian education for the children.
- To educate parents in cooperation with the church and school in their work of fostering the development of the whole child - “the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual power.” -Education, p. 13.
- To promote cooperation between parents and teachers in the educational process.
- To give guidance for establishing in the home an atmosphere of love and discipline in which Seventh-day Adventist Christian values can be instilled in children through Bible study, prayer, family worship, and the example of the parents.
- To provide an opportunity for parents and teachers to develop a positive relationship in their work for the children.
- To support the church school in its effort to more fully harmonize the principles of Christian education in philosophy, content, and methodology.
- To strengthen the relationship between home and school by promoting such activities as:
b. Encouraging frequent communication between home and school.
c. Encouraging parents to visit the school.
d. Encouraging teachers to visit the homes of students.
e. Providing volunteer services as requested by the school.
f. Assisting in providing the school with additional equipment and facilities not provided by the church or
- To work towards the goal of enrolling every child of the church in the churchschool. Earnest endeavor should be made to provide ways for disadvantaged children to attend church schools so that no Seventh-day Adventist child will miss the opportunity of a Seventh-day Adventist education.
SDA Church Manual, 15th edition, pp.105-107