Here in Belarus, the new school year always starts on the 1st of September. This year was no exception. This week, we are delighted to announce that the children have celebrated the first day of school and started learning. More excited is the fact that we also welcomed many new students to our Ichthys family.
None of this would be possible without your help!
All of us: the staff and students of the school, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our school both in prayer and financial gifts! It is because of your generosity and support that we can continue to bring Christ into people’s lives!
There is a verse in the book of Proverbs that explains why it is so important to teach children about everything that we want them to know and love in the future:
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” - (Proverbs 22:6)
Ichthys Christian Orthodox School of St Elisabeth Convent offers all the subjects required by the national school curriculum. Most importantly, the teachers emphasise the development of a Christian worldview and understanding.
Elizabeth and Basilius Wingård came to us from Sweden to hold an English language week together with English teachers of Ikhvis School from May 13 to May 17, 2019.
In our ministry in education, we see schools as vehicles for passing on to future generations the moral values that have been nourished over centuries.
The school year in Belarus begins on the first of September. This date is an important one for our ministry, as St Elisabeth Convent has established the first and the only Christian school in Belarus, the Ichthys Christian Orthodox School.
Alexander Churbakov has been teaching history at the Convent's school "Ichthys" for the last three years. In this interview, we ask for his views on the role and mission of a Christian teacher, his experience of teaching at a Christian school.
The Sunday school of Saint Elisabeth Convent opened its doors in 1998 before the construction of the Convent even began. Today, the school is a five-storied building, with over 200 students and sixty teachers.
As a part of the celebration of great works of Russian literature, the teachers and students of the Convent’s school ‘Ichthys’ reconstructed the experience of the school years of Alexander Pushkin.