St. Matthew’s Lutheran School exists to assist parents in the Christian training of their children. As parents and teachers work together in this labor of love, it is important that both recognize their God-given roles and responsibilities. Our Lord stresses His will in Deuteronomy 6:6-7: “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
Christian parents will want to follow God’s blueprint for spiritual success by praying with and for their children, having family devotions, and worshiping regularly as a family.
Teachers will also want to follow the Lord’s directive to feed my lambs (John 21:15). By faithfully carrying out their callings as the Lord’s “under-shepherds,” the teacher will support the work of the parents. As teachers and parents work together in this partnership, may God bless their efforts. May He give parents both the will and the desire to be the primary Christian training leaders, and may He bless the teachers as they assist the parents by providing Christian instruction at school.
Because the family/school partnership is such a vital part of the educational process, St. Matthew’s devotes time and effort to strengthen that partnership. At the beginning of each school year, school staff and parents review the Family/School Partnership Covenant, which defines roles, responsibilities, and expectations for all involved.