As a school, we believe that Christian Values help to shape and support our children to fulfil their full potential and empower them to make informed choices, flourish socially and prepare them for becoming a confident, respectful and fulfilled member of society. We believe that our Christian Values highlight how Christ is our role model and that no matter what we go through we will always have hope, thankfulness, forgiveness, friendship, respect and perseverance.
‘Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.’
People hope for lots of things. They may hope for good health; for peace; for food; for love. Where hope is lost sometimes there is misery and anger. ‘Hope generates energy and sustains people through difficult times.’
(Christian Values for Schools)
‘Give thanks in all circumstances.’
(1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Thankfulness is very important. People need to say thanks and be grateful for all the wonderful things in our world and appreciate the gifts and talents which we have been given.
‘Forgive us our sins, as we also forgive everyone who sins against us.’
Everyone makes mistakes. It is important that people are compassionate and kind to one another and learn how to forgive. Sometimes people think that all they need to do is say sorry and that everything will be OK. It is key that people learn from their mistakes.
‘If one falls down, a friend can lift him up’
‘Trust, feeling comfortable in each other’s company, being able to share joys and sorrows are all features of friendship and these are things of immense value. True friendship enables each person to grow and ensures that the unique individuality of each person is recognised.’ (Christian Values for Schools)
‘Be devoted to one another. Honour one another above yourselves.’
People need to respect each other, respect the world they live in and also respect themselves. It is important that they treat others the same way they would like to be treated.
‘Let us not grow weary of doing good … do not give up.’
Perseverance is possible where there is hope and hope is based on love and faith. It is important to work towards your goal and not give up even when situations are difficult and challenging. Others can offer help, support and guidance.