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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. 

Spring Term 2 -

Collective Worship Theme


The Christian Value we are focussing on this term is Thankfulness. We will look at why being thankful is important and discuss what the children were thankful for in their lives.

Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in many different ways in all aspects of their life. Christians know that their response to this provision should be one of thankfulness and praise.

Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Psalm 107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Ephesians 5:20: Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What do we do in school in response to thankfulness?

  • We show our appreciation for pupil’s achievements by giving praise, stickers, Dojo awards and certificates to them.
  • We know that having food, clothes and lovely things is a blessing and not a right.
  • We show our thankfulness through our support to charities that help others who are not as fortunate as ourselves.
  • We give thanks to God through our hymns and our prayers.
  • We learn to be thankful for the skills of others and the ways in which they enrich our lives.
  • We say thank you to each other and know that saying thank you is important and polite.