As Church of England School, core Christian Values sit at the very heart of our school community and underpin everything we do. Our values are Hope, Trust, Peace, Friendship, Forgiveness, Justice, Wisdom and Creation.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
Our values determine the sort of person we are or become. In our school, we aim to be the sort of people that God would want us to be and to treat others in the way we would want them to treat us. The following excerpts from the Bible are examples of what qualities we aim to instill into our students.
Hope – “Always put your hope in God.” Hosea 12:6
Trust – “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God.” John 14:1
Peace – “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.” Colossians 3:15
Friendship – “‘Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.” John 15: 13-14
Forgiveness – “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you not seven times, but seventy-seven times (or seventy times seven times).” Matthew 18:21-22
Justice – “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
Wisdom – “He who is wise….listens.” Proverbs 12:15
Creation – “You are a new creation.” 2 Corinthians 5:17