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 TRUTHFULNESS.
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Telling the truth is an important moral and ethical virtue that our children need to learn as early as possible.

It is a value that will have a huge impact on their character development as they grow. Over the course of this term we will be engaging out children in activities to teach and reinforce the concept of honesty and emphasise why lying is wrong.

 

Christians believe that truth is revealed in the Bible and supremely in the person and life of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ teaching we are given an insight into the nature of God and the in which He means us to live. 

 

The story of 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf', an Aesop Fable, is a well-known tale when looking to explain how important it is to tell the truth.

However, it's also important to look to the Bible for why truthfulness is one of the foundations for friendships and living our lives. The Story of Peter, Jesus' best friend, is an honest example of what can happen when we don't tell the truth. It is also a story of how we can always make good the poor choices we've made by lying.

 

Click on the videos below to learn more about the story!

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  Year A:
 

Courage

Peace

Trust

Forgiveness

Justice

Creativity

 Year B:
 

Friendship

Hope

Truthfulness

Humility

Compassion

Thankfulness