At “Handmaids”, Christian Religious Education plays an important role in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of her pupils.
It is taught from lower nursery to basic school through interactive sessions which involve reading from colourfully illustrated bibles and acting some scenes during class sessions or performing relevant scenes in school plays during festivities like Christmas and Easter.
The aim of teaching this subject is to facilitate knowledge of God- the creator; God- the Redeemer and God- the Comforter, who is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The aim is not only knowledge of the Triune God but also to instill in pupils the ability to heed the word of God and live accordingly in the way and fear of the Lord; which is exemplified through obedience to parents, teachers and elders of the society. Thereby also enabling virtuousness which translates into good citizens who love God, neighbours and who will continue to serve God in spirit with charity, humility, truthfulness, gentleness, peacefulness and prayerfulness. For the scripture says, ‘teach children the way of the Lord and when they grow, they will not depart from it’ [proverb 22; 6].