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SCA International Program Teaches Students About China

SCA Senior and International Student, Teresa Xiong, shared Chinese props with SCA Kindergarten students. Teresa is an International student at SCA and is interning with Mrs. Tharp.

At Summit Christian Academy (SCA) we believe that SCA students are tomorrow’s global citizens and leaders. That is why the SCA community takes pride in teaching students about the diverse community and culture within our classrooms. Recently the SCA Kindergarten students experienced the Chinese culture through the International Student Program.

Guest presenter Andrew Florio, senior Pastor at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, provided porridge for all of the students. The students enjoyed tasting it and experimenting to see if the porridge would float. Almost all the students hypothesized it would, but it turns out porridge doesn’t float.

SCA International Director Mrs. Kathy Tharp along with SCA Chinese students Alex Huang and Teresa Xiong visited the Kindergarten classrooms, and shared the tale of Goldiluck and The Three Pandas (their version of Goldilocks and The Three Bears), as well as some Chinese New Year customs. Mrs. Tharp brought in several items from China that were found in the illustrations, and the children interacted with props, while SCA International student Alex read the tale.

Mrs. Tharp shared with the SCA students, “We are blessed to get to learn about Jesus at SCA. Some children in China don’t have Bibles.” As a class, the students prayed for China, and the children agreed to pray at home for the people of China, that they may hear the Good News of Jesus!

“I love how the SCA Kindergarten teacher incorporated the Bible verse into the story,” shared SCA International student Teresa. “I love how they are applying Christianity daily, because it’s rare to see in a school. The moment when the children recited the Bible verse, I was speechless. I love this Biblical environment!”