Our Christian Values
At Marldon C of E Primary School, we have five Christian values that form the basis of all that we do. These are values that we like to think about in all aspects of school and home life.
Children have opportunities to develop their understanding of these five values throughout the year. We provide opportunities to think about each ‘Value’ through the school curriculum, across general school life and as a part of our school worship.
To help develop this understanding, each value is linked to a story from the Bible, which our Values champions share with the school, and values champions are celebrated each week.
To find out more about our link stories please click on the links below:
OUR FIVE CHRISTIAN VALUES ARE:
AUTUMN 1 – FRIENDSHIP
Friendships support us during our learning and our play allowing us to work as a team to achieve the dreams we set for ourselves. Individuals are encouraged to ‘Love thy neighbour’ within the school community and the village of Marldon itself.
‘9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour:
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.’
’31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.’
AUTUMN 2 – PERSEVERANCE
Learners need to persevere in order to achieve the dreams they set for themselves as they aim high within their school life. This will support them in achieving more. We foster children’s individuality and strive to reach high standards for all.
‘9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’
2 Thessalonians 3:13
’13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.’
SPRING 1 – JUSTICE
Doing the right thing and treating everyone equally ensures our school environment is a safe and nurturing place, enabling all learners to believe in themselves and achieve. These elements of justice are embedded throughout the classroom, outdoors and within the wider community.
‘3 Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.’
SPRING 2 – COURAGE
Having aspirational dreams as learners takes courage in order to believe they can achieve them. Staff foster a love and enjoyment of learning, ensuring children are more willing to break barriers and have the confidence to achieve. They are given support to question and search for answers. They provide a supportive, stimulating but challenging environment to enable all children to fulfill their potential.
1 Corinthians 16:13
’13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.’
SUMMER 1 – COMPASSION
Compassion encourages children to respect and care for themselves, each other and the environment. This ‘togetherness’ allows everyone to achieve their dreams through the support of others. All individuals have a voice and know that their views and opinions are valued.
‘5 The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.’
‘9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.’