A TRULY HOLISTIC EDUCATION
At Chanel students receive a truly holistic education with a caring and dedicated staff who model life- long learning. A holistic education develops all aspects of being human: Intellectual, physical, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual. The inclusion of the spiritual dimension is an essential part of our Special Character, which is summed up in our motto, “All Through Christ” and our values: Community, Honesty, Acceptance, Never Giving Up, Excellence and Love.
“The school is a Roman Catholic school in which the whole school community, through the general school programme and in its religious instructions and observances, exercises the right to live and teach the values of Jesus Christ. These values are as expressed in the Scriptures and in the practices, worship and doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, as determined from time to time by the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese.” A Catholic school assists the Church in its mission. It does this by helping its young people to become complete persons who possess the knowledge, faith and other attributes that make for harmonious living. All subjects are taught for their own value and with their own objectives. Catholics believe that truth in every sphere, religions or secular, is from God. The Religious Education Programme is an integral part of the curriculum. The principles, truths and ethics of that programme permeate whatever the school does. The focal point of the whole school is Christ. Students are taught that God is creator; that Jesus Christ is God-made-man; that their ultimate goal is heaven; that authority to teach and interpret God’s revelation was entrusted to the Church and is exercised by the Pope and Bishops. The school as a whole subscribes to the Apostles’ Creed which is the oldest of the formulas used by Christians to express their faith. It accepts the two-fold commandment of Christ, love of God and neighbour, and the other values expressed by Christ as norms of living.