Our Christian Values

 Our School Values
   
Schools and teachers are a major influence on the developing values of children and young people. Children learn values at school form relationships; everyday classroom interactions from the examples set by adults; and, from more formal attempts led by adult to engage in values education.
 
Meaning, ethics and vision must shape the practice of education; and, as a church school, we have the responsibility to ground our values in the teachings of the Christian faith. It is our Christian tradition which gives our values content and the stories we share with children the values' moral substance.
 
 We actively teach our values in all we do. They are the focus of our Collective Worships, assemblies, and reflection times in class. They help us develop our strong ethos.
Whilst St. Barnabas' is a Christian school, we strongly encourage our pupils to regard people of all faiths, beliefs, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. 
 
We work with a 2 yearly cycle of values where we explore 6 values a year, 12 values over two years. Currently we are in Year B. Our current term's value is TRUTHFULNESS. 
Our value this term is HUMILITY.
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Having humility, being humble, is an important virtue that our children need to learn.

It is a value that will have a huge impact on their character development as children grow. Over the course of this term we will be engaging out children in activities to teach and reinforce the concept of humility and how it is very much tied to other values, e.g. Service and Friendship. This approach to life runs contrary to many 'role models' presented to children in the media and popular culture. 

 

Christians believe that Jesus was both servant and king. He demonstrated this through His life, death and resurrection. Jesus taught his disciples what it meant to be truly humble. The story of Jesus washing the disciples feet, from Mark's Gospel, is a well-known story when looking to explain what it is to be humble.

 

Click on the videos below to learn more about humlity!

  Year A:
 

Courage

Peace

Trust

Forgiveness

Justice

Creativity

 Year B:
 

Friendship

Hope

Truthfulness

Humility

Compassion

Thankfulness