During the summer term, staff and parents were asked to vote for the bible quote that they thought best reflected the school. Many thanks to everyone who returned their voting slip.
The two quotes that were decided on are:
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Colossians 2:7
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
From this, we created the motto:
Roots to grow...wings to fly.
We also decided what the most important Christian values are for our children, staff, parents and the wider community.
We decided on:
Courage, Perseverance, Respect, Truthfulness, Hope, Compassion
Christian Value for this half term: Courage
Have you ever been courageous?
How did you feel?
Why were you showing courage?
What does it mean to be full of courage?
Our new value for the beginning of the year is courage. As part of collective worship and class reflection we are going to be looking at courage and courageous people.
Did you know that our word courage comes from the French word for heart?
Take heart is another way of saying be courageous. Being courageous doesn’t mean that you aren’t scared.
Many courageous people have been scared, but they stood up for what was right anyway. There are a lot of courageous people in the Bible.
Can you think of any stories where there might be somebody who showed a lot of courage as a difficult time?
In the book of Joshua, in the Bible, it says ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go’. Jesus often says to people ‘don’t be afraid’. That sentence turns up 365 times in the Bible! Christians believe that when things seem difficult and hard that they can reply on God to strengthen their courage.
How can you show courage at school?
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13