In Lower School, HTS students are taught the basics of the Christian faith through the study of Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments: Creation; the Fall; the Flood; Tower of Babel; Abraham, Sarah and descendents; Moses and the Exodus; the Kings of Israel; the Prophets and the Exile; as well as the birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus; the Pentecost; and the mission of apostles and disciples.
Emphasis is on the building of relationships and communication within a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
Father Stephen Crowther
These stories are introduced in Primary School and then examined in greater depth in the Junior School. The program encourages students to reflect upon the values expressed in the stories, such as faith, honesty, love, patience, courage and effort.
Teaching techniques include storytelling, drama, discussion, review games and deskwork. Junior School students also read from the Bible, and they begin to learn about world religions.