Constitutional Values

HOW DOES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL LESEDI LA DITSHABA SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTIONAL VALUES.

Support of constitutional values and NQF Principles

The foundation of the Association and hence Lesedi la Ditshaba is the gospel of Jesus Christ, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures and as contained in the Articles of the Christian faith (i.e. the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dordt).

Christian School Lesedi La Ditshaba recognises the Manifesto on Values, Education and Democracy (Department of Education, 2001) which identifies ten fundamental values of the Constitution. These are:

  • Democracy
  • Social Justice and Equity
  • Non-Racism and Non-Sexism
  • Ubuntu (Human Dignity)
  • An Open Society
  • Accountability (Responsibility)
  • Respect
  • The Rule of Law
  • Reconciliation

These values are related which means that one action can serve to support more than one of these values simultaneously.

These ten fundamental values of the constitution are also linked or guide the principles of the National Curriculum Framework Statement. Thus the support to each of them ultimately supports the underlying principles of the NQF Statement.

The identified NQF are as follows:

  • Social justice,
  • Healthy environment,
  • Human rights,
  • Inclusivity
  • Outcome based education
  • High level of skills and knowledge for all
  • Clarity and accessibility and Progression and integration