This was the message from PNG Bible Church Pastor Galang Mella before dedicating the students and teachers, including the school operations to God to officially launch the 2017 academic year.
Pastor Mella was very vocal in addressing the disadvantages of mobile phone influences in today’s younger generation that in one way or another can have an impact on their education.
"Little children still have a long way to go in their education and parents must not disturb their ability to learn with the use of mobile phones.
"The future of today’s children is at risk, as many parents are not strict with their children’s access to mobile phones features. This is evident in children between the ages of three to twelve who know how to play games, watch movies and go on social websites," said Pastor Mella.
He urged parents to bombard their children with learning materials and encourage them to read a lot so when they grow up it becomes a habit to focus on learning new things, as well as having the ability to research for new information.
Meanwhile, school principal Mek Glare said LCSOT uses Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum.
With the 2017 academic year theme ‘Mathew 6:33 Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you’, Mr Glare urged students to put God first, others second and themselves last in order to excel.
"Let’s live practically, according to our theme by starting the academic year with God and ending it with God," said Mr Glare. Post Courier