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Our Core Christian Values

Our children, staff, governors and parents were consulted on the Christian Values they feel represent our school most. The school community choose the four values Compassion, Interior Posture, Compassion and Courage and Endurance.

Compassion

Compassion is responding to the feelings and actions of others with kindness.  Jesus was often “moved with compassion” and acted accordingly.  Compassion leads to a desire to do something good for someone else.

“You must love your neighbour as you love yourself.”  Luke 10:27b

Interior Posture

Someone who has a strong interior posture makes the right choice simply because it is the right choice.  God’s love for us and our love for him helps us to do what is right.  We love and serve others, because he first loved us.

‘The righteous care about justice for the poor."  Proverbs 29:7

Wisdom

Wisdom is a true understanding of the consequences of our thoughts, words and actions and an awareness of the true value of things.  It is rooted in a proper reverence for God, the source of all life and values.  Jesus told the parable of the ‘Rich Fool’; true happiness is found with God.

“God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.”  1 Kings 4:29

Endurance and Courage

Jesus’ followers are challenged to think of life like a race.  However - NOT a short sprint but a marathon!  The bible says that we are made stronger for the future every time we endure and refuse to give up.

“You know that many runners take part in a race, but only one of them wins the prize.  Run, then, in such a way as to win the prize."  1 Corinthians 9:24