Our Christian Values
The values associated with our vision for all in our school community ‘to grow and flourish’ are Respect, Responsibility, Courage and Hope. Our whole school community models, teaches and embodies these values which are derived from stories of the life and works of the Holy Trinity: God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
All school policies are approached in a manner which encompasses these values. Our school values are weaved into the fabric of school life and are modelled by staff and stakeholders. Like a stick of rock, they permeate through every area of the school’s curriculum and day-to-day life.
One of our values is about how we treat each other. You can show you care for others and give people respect by: • listening actively to what they say • showing respect for differences and opinions • being honest • respecting confidentiality • taking an active stance against bullying and discrimination
‘In everything do to others as you would have them do to you: for this is the Law and the Prophets’ (Matthew 7:12)
We acknowledge our responsibilities and acknowledge the responsibilities of others by: • being honest • respecting confidentiality • including everyone at the earliest stage possible in the decision making process • subscribing to the school’s vision and the part we play in realising that vision • being excellent role models
‘So then each one of us will give an account of ourself to God’ (Romans 14:12)
Hope is the feeling that things will turn out for the best. It is consistently looking forward to that positive outcome to something planned in our life. It is the belief that things will get better. It is the belief of surmounting things that are unclear or unknown. It is a belief in a better tomorrow.
‘For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience’ (Romans 8.24)
Courage is the ability to do something difficult even when there’s risk. Courageous people do and say what they think is right despite opposition. The ability to do something brave out of a motivation of the heart.
‘Wait for the Lord, be strong & take heart and wait for the Lord’ (Psalm 27.14)
Our School Prayer
This is our school,
Let peace dwell here.
Let the room be full of contentment,
Let love abide here.
Love of one another,
Love of mankind,
Love of life itself,
And love of God.
Let us remember,
As many hands make a house,
So many hearts make a school.
Supporting our Christian Values at Home
Below are some ideas of how you can explore our Christian Values at home. There are stories that you can share, fascinating facts and activities that can be completed together.