Christian Values at St Andrew's
As a school we believe it is important to deepen our understanding of the Christian way of life as we ‘push out into the deep’ through learning and growing together. We seek to deepen and widen the experience of those of ‘faith’ and encourage those of ‘no faith’ so that they begin to feel for themselves something of what it means to worship. To promote this we have chosen to work as a whole school to embed key Christian values into our daily school life.
Each half-term our worship times focus on a particular Christian value. We use celebration, silence, stilling, reflection, contemplation, prayer, song, symbols and imagery as vehicles for worship and spiritual growth. Staff continue to work with pupils to actively promote, model and reinforce the same values throughout the life of the school, including through our rewards system. Displays and ‘reflective corners’ in every area of school also help to reinforce these values.
In this way we all embrace the school values and really try to ‘live’ them together and then take them out into the wider world.
Summer Term 2017
Collective Worship Theme
'Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go'
and in the words of Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh...
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
(by A.A. Milne)