Our Christian Values
Compassion, Hope, Community.
COMPASSION: Be kind
|"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Ephesians 4:32 |
Compassion is a core value for our church school because God the Father so loved the world that he sent his son, Jesus, to show us how to care for each other.
In 1 Corinthians v 13, Paul tells us that "Love is patient and kind". Jesus showed us to love everyone through the story of the Good Samaritan. Jesus proved his love and compassion for us when he died on the cross, so that we can be forgiven.
We show compassion to each other by small acts of kindness and through encouraging each other with kind words, remembering that God loves us, and we can love ourselves and others. We will let our love and compassion shine every day.
HOPE: Be the best you can
|‘Let your light shine before others so that they see your good deeds and give glory to your Father in Heaven.’ Matthew 5:16 |
Hope is a core value for our church school because God sent his Holy Spirit to put hope in our hearts; hope that the world can be a better place.
In Philippians 4:13, Paul tells us that ‘I can do all things through Him who strengthens me,’ and the prophet Isaiah told us that, ‘They who hope in the Lord will soar on wings like eagles.’ Through the story of the Prodigal Son, Jesus gave us hope that, even when we make mistakes, if God is in our hearts, we will never be alone, and all is not lost.
We show hope by trying to be the best we can be in everything we do. From tiny beginnings, we hope that we can all make changes for the better, improving ourselves, our community and the world in which we live.
COMMUNITY: Work and grow together
|‘All the believers were in one heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.’ Acts 4:32 |
Community is a core value for our church school because Jesus prays that all his church followers may be ‘perfectly one’ as he and the Father are one. Through Him, Christians become sons and daughters of God and therefore brothers and sisters of each other. We are all members of the same family. We think of our school community as a family.
In 1 Corinthians 12:24-26, we hear that God had combined the members of the body…so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices.
We show community by spending time together; we have fun; we learn; we worship; we serve, we share; we support each other. Just like a real family does.
“School values of compassion, hope and community are realised every day, modelled by staff and pupils. Everyone treats each other with kindness and respect,”
Our values interpreted by our children…
Being helpful and showing kindness to others
Being generous with our time to put other's needs before ours
Understanding the needs of others
Recognising when people are in need of help
Equal rights and fairness for all - equality and equal opportunities - we are all different and have different needs
Everyone is different and we shouldn't judge people's differences
Never giving up, perseverance
Hopeful that we will all achieve great things
Learn that we can improve from any mistakes we make
Faith in what's to come - good things are to come. Look towards the future and not being stuck in the past.
Keeping a happy and positive attitude/outlook
Be yourself rather than trying to fit in with everyone else.
Working together well as a shared group
Joining together and working as a group - including others
Teamwork with everyone doing their part
Helping everyone, not just our friends - recognising everyone as part of the same team.
Thinking of others as well as ourselves - being selfless
Cheering others on and supporting one another
Being a good listener and taking on board the answers and ideas of everyone
The steps to success are challenging and the first is the hardest - we need to work together to overcome and get past tricky hurdles
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