Christian Foundation

Christian Foundation 3.jpgJames Dilworth’s will requires that students be given a Christian education in the tradition of the Anglican Church.

Our school is affiliated to the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, with the Bishop of Auckland serving as the school’s Episcopal Visitor.

Chapel services are central to the spiritual life at the school with all students attending Morning Prayer services twice a week and Evening Prayer on Sunday evenings after students return from weekend leave. It is expected that parents and guardians of the boys attend these services regularly.

Special services such as Baptisms, Confirmations and Anzac Day Service are held in the Chapel. Wedding and funeral services are also an integral part of our Chaplaincy as we serve the wider Dilworth community.

Religious Education

All students attend Religious Education lessons, with study areas varying between the campuses.

At the Junior Campus, we focus on developing Biblical knowledge and Christian values through activities including formal learning, drama, games and multi-media.

The special connection with the environment at the Rural Campus provides an opportunity to link the Bible with boys’ experiences with the outdoors. Here boys learn about God’s creation and further their Christian knowledge. 

At the Senior Campus, boys strengthen their learning about Jesus. Studies are complemented by a focus on national and international issues, and how Christian faith shapes ethical decision-making.