Although there are many Christian Values we have chosen four which we have placed a strong emphasis on to help create and sustain the Christian ethos of our school. These values are Respect, Truth, Compassion and Friendship. The pupils learn to link these values to the parables of Jesus.
Matthew 14:13-21 - Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”
16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children
Our Buddies have been trained by Mrs Howell, our Nurture Assistant. This training involved the children learning how to model their school christian values and how to be a good example and encourage others to do the right thing. The buddies have explored what it means to have empathy and compassion to be able to help others in our school. They have learnt how to make good and wise decisions when they deal with problems that the children they are helping have at school.