Wider Community

How we "do" school

We want to see HOPAC become a school community committed to learning to live fully and to transforming our world with the Gospel

What we value

We follow Christ

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We are a Christian international school staffed by Christians who are called by God to serve at the school and who uphold our Statement of Faith.

We partner with missions to enable missions

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We enable the work of evangelical Christian missionary organisations by partnering with them to provide affordable high-quality international education, taught through a Biblical worldview to children of their members.

We provide high quality and value

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This opportunity for receiving a high-quality education is extended to other children in Tanzania, for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12.

We look to the future

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We equip students to be biblically-grounded leaders who will play a key role in the development of Tanzania and other countries around the world.

We exhibit leadership and stewardship through service

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We exercise responsible biblical leadership, service and stewardship of all God has given us, and seek to instil a proper respect for these practices in the hearts of our students.

We live out our biblical mandate

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We maintain an environment for students, teachers, staff and parents that recognizes all people are created and valued by God, encourage them to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and challenge them to look beyond themselves to serve others.

We teach wholly, meeting the needs of students on every level – academic, spiritual, physical, social and emotional – so that they are equipped to make a difference in the world around them as disciples of Christ. You can read our full Philosophy of Education statement here.

The culture we aim to cultivate

We are intentional

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We seek to be proactive and purposeful in decisions on all school functions – curriculum, events, operations and personnel.

We are collegial

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We recognize the value of staff working together in collaboration for the betterment of the whole school.

We are professional

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We are committed to performing at the highest standard – in communication, using best practices, setting goals and measuring results.

We are missional-minded

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We know that we have a mission field right here on campus while understanding that these students will be the ones to go out and make a difference in the world.

We are culturally aware

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We appreciate the cultural differences that make us one school, recognizing the need for understanding and valuing one another.

We expect excellence

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We set high standards and there is an expectation that our students and staff will achieve those.

We are relational

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We know that transformational ministry happens in the context of relationship and we value these relationships – with students, staff, parents, community and government leaders – in creating a healthy school environment within our community.

We live up to our name

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We ensure that all community members understand that our school is a place where they are accepted, respected, loved and challenged - a haven of peace.

Our mission is to provide an excellent, Christ-centered, international education that meets western academic standards and equips students to live out a biblical worldview in all areas of life to the glory of God.

We expect all our students will become:

Excellent

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(Philippians 4:8), pursuing truth with an attitude of humility and integrity, in order to develop a desire for lifelong learning;

Resilient

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(Galatians 6:9), evidencing consistent growth in fulfilling academic potential as demonstrated through skills of reading, writing, mathematical and analytical thought;

Creative

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(Ephesians 2:10), applying an increasing vocabulary of words, emotions and techniques to an expanding diversity of life circumstances, and demonstrating abilities of self-expression and of understanding contextual communication;

Courageous

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(1 Timothy 4:12), showing initiative, responsibility and leadership to apply biblically-grounded solutions to life challenges;

Selfless

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(Ephesians 4:2-3), recognizing the role each member plays in effective community and serving others compassionately and in unity;

Equipped

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(1 Peter 3:15), understanding the implications of a biblical worldview, while identifying and engaging competing worldviews, so as to see how Gospel truth can challenge and redeem individuals and culture;

Transformed

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(2 Corinthians 5:17), displaying maturity and confidence in self-identity in Christ; and

Transformative

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(1 Peter 2:12), seeking to live a life modeled by Christ – reliant on the Father, saturated by the Holy Spirit, and life-changing in interactions with others.