Christian Values

Barrington School Christian Values

Our Christian Values provide us all with a set of values to live by. They are rooted in the bible but also provide strong human values for pupils of all faiths.
 
Love
 
 
Christian love is the overarching value in our school. We have an ethos of care and concern that helps us to support one another.
 
John 15:12: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
 
Friendship
 
We aim to include everyone and be loyal and supportive friends.
 
Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times. He is there to help when trouble comes.”
 
Courage
We challenge ourselves to be the best we can be and to face our fears.
 
Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. For the lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
 
Trust
We trust each other and believe in the honesty and reliability of others. Psalm 56:3 3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
 
Creativity
We value and celebrate new ideas and ways to express ourselves.
 
Genesis 1:1 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
 
Truth
We endeavour to be truthful to ourselves and to others.
 
John 8:32 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
 
Forgiveness
We forgive each other and do not bear a grudge, so that we can live together happily.
 
Luke 6:37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
 

Key Christian Values

We worked together as a school to revise our school Christian values. All the children in school looked at twelve different values and reflecting on the meaning of each value and how they influence our behaviour.

This work culminated in a whole school Christian values day. The children worked in house groups during the day so that the older children could support the younger ones and each group visited twelve different activities to encourage them to think about the twelve key Christian values. Each activity station had some information to read and an activity to help the children remember the meaning of that value.

At the end of the day each adult and child in school could cast three votes for the values that they felt were the most important in the life of our school. The values with the most votes became our new school values.