Our current chosen Christian Values are wisdom, endurance, trust, friendship and koinonia. The values are at the heart of our school and are displayed in all classrooms. We encourage all members of our school community to display these values in everything that they do.
In Collective Worship this year, we have been exploring all the different Christian Values that we can learn from, so that we can live in God's image, showing love for ourselves and everyone around us. So far, we have looked at compassion, courage, friendship, generosity, hope, peace, perseverance, respect, thankfulness, trust and truth. after half-term, we will begin our recap and then begin the exciting process of renewing our chosen values, so that they are relevant to our school community today, and for the next four years!
At its root, endurance is recognition that life is sometimes difficult and painful, and that it is important not to give up in the face of adversity.
Then he said to them all: ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’
Trust is central to our community. When we work together, if we are willing to trust in others, everyone can be enriched. Jesus entrusted his ongoing work to the disciples and ultimately to us.
'Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.'
Trust, feeling comfortable in each other's company, being able to share joys and sorrows are all features of friendship and these things are of immense value. True friendship enables each person to grow and ensures that the unique individuality of each person is recognised. All this echoes the value placed by God on the preciousness of each person.
'If one falls down, a friend can lift him up.'
Wisdom is not just about how clever someone is; it is about how we use our knowledge to make the right choices and decisions. God wants us to use our wisdom to that we can consider the consequences of our actions. What difference will we make to others? How can we use wisdom to affect our thoughts, words and actions and an awareness of the true value of things.
1 Corinthians 1:24-25
Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.
Koinonia is the special relationship we have with God. As we grow our relationship with God, then we grow our ability to make a difference in the Christian community. By combining our community strength, being part of God’s family, we share burdens with others and things become easier to face together.
2 Corinthians 13:14
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.