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 HOPE. 
Our value this term is HOPE.

The value hope is about much more than just wishing as hard as we can that things will be different. It is about believing that the world can be better and being prepared to do something!



The story of Noah's Ark is brilliant for understanding the Christian Value of HOPE.

Noah was willing to look silly in front of his neighbours by building a huge boat even though he lived miles from the ocean, because he hoped and believed that God had a plan.

Click on the video below to learn more about the story of Noah's Ark!

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