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 A. Our current term's value is COURAGE. 
Our value this term is COURAGE.
 
 

 

The definition for courage is the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery. 

Bravery implies true courage with daring and an intrepid boldness: bravery in a battle. 

 

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 our children in activities to teach and reinforce the concept of courage and how it is very much tied to other values, e.g: forgiveness and justice.

 

 

 

  Year A:
 

Courage

Peace

Trust

Forgiveness

Justice

Creativity

 Year B:
 

Friendship

Hope

Truthfulness

Humility

Compassion

Thankfulness